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AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
10/9/11 7:30 a.m.

OK, I just read the thread about the A&M miata hardtop disaster, and I'd like to start a paypal collection to help them pay for it. If 80 people kick in $10 each, that'll pretty much cover a nice used hardtop.

unevolved, please post a paypal address so we can get this party started.

edit: thanks to woody for posting this tidbit:

Use PayPal "Gift" and he won't have to pay any fees to get the money

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/9/11 7:33 a.m.

Yup, set it up.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
10/9/11 7:39 a.m.

I'm in.

dyintorace
dyintorace PowerDork
10/9/11 8:14 a.m.

In.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
10/9/11 8:25 a.m.

Just it read it, too. I'm in.

redzcstandardhatch
redzcstandardhatch Reader
10/9/11 8:55 a.m.

in for more than 10$...easy. put up that address jake, i'll put it on our local board for team gutty too, i'm sure my buddies will kick in more. hope to see you guys next year, cant hamper your chances of being there (we are kinda pumped about heading down again finally)

-adam

Vigo
Vigo MegaDork
10/9/11 9:04 a.m.

link to story?

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/9/11 9:12 a.m.
Vigo wrote: link to story?

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/lost-hardtop-leaving-challenge-along-i75/40606/page1/

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero UltraDork
10/9/11 9:19 a.m.

Ding . . . where's the pp addy . . .

unevolved
unevolved SuperDork
10/9/11 9:58 a.m.

Wow. I definitely wasn't expecting this... Paypal is jakesieverling at tamu.edu

Y'all are amazing.

dyintorace
dyintorace PowerDork
10/9/11 10:02 a.m.

Money sent!

Woody
Woody MegaDork
10/9/11 10:03 a.m.

Done.

Use PayPal "Gift" and he won't have to pay any fees to get the money

Any photos of the old top? I'd love to see the extent of the horror.

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero UltraDork
10/9/11 10:13 a.m.

Done!!

unevolved
unevolved SuperDork
10/9/11 10:16 a.m.

Unfortunately, it was 4am and raining. This bastard was completely destroyed. The only reason I knew it was a hardtop was the plastic panel across the front was still intact.

I can only imagine what the trucker who hit it must have thought. "What the berkeley was that? Did I just kill a ninja turtle?"

chandler
chandler PowerDork
10/9/11 10:24 a.m.

At least the thought of a giant teenage mutant ninja turtle getting hit by a truck is funny. The rest isn't.

I will send some $ your way too.

bigwrench1
bigwrench1 New Reader
10/9/11 10:35 a.m.

I was the Starter holding for you Autocrosss run. We tried our best to give you guys a chance. I told you good luck as I got in my Shelby Charger. Money on the way!!

redzcstandardhatch
redzcstandardhatch Reader
10/9/11 11:23 a.m.

BUCKS SENTD

Ransom
Ransom PowerDork
10/9/11 11:26 a.m.

Glad to help out, if just a bit. One more reason I really like this forum.

oldtin
oldtin PowerDork
10/9/11 11:27 a.m.

Money sent. Sorry I missed out on the festivities this year.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
10/9/11 11:56 a.m.

Sent. I, too, know the horror of watching something fly off a trailer in the rearview. Pathetic, helpless feeling.

jg

unevolved
unevolved SuperDork
10/9/11 12:09 p.m.

Thanks for the amazing support, guys. I should have thought of this sooner, but if your PayPal info doesn't have it, send me an address so I can send an A&M Racing sticker as a token of our appreciation.

dlmater
dlmater Reader
10/9/11 12:51 p.m.

Money sent.

Was at the $2008 Challenge. I really need to make it back next year. Great event and participants.

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette UltraDork
10/9/11 1:38 p.m.

Hmm wonder if would have flown off at the drags , MS fail........................... Racetearoffs sent monet

Wally
Wally MegaDork
10/9/11 2:25 p.m.

In reply to Karl La Follette:

That's great, a Monet could probably replace the hard top and then some

redzcstandardhatch
redzcstandardhatch Reader
10/9/11 6:03 p.m.

one time, i was taking a first gen CRX to get scrapped.

we had it backwards on the trailer.

we had attempted to pull the windshield, cracked it a bit about 95% of the way around it, and stopped, angered at the need to now buy a 175$ windshield for a track car we were going to use it in. darn.

months later, on scrapping day, i was going about 75 down the highway with my brother-in-law following (crx was his car, his daily driver was also full of old crappy honda junk)

all of the sudden i hear (windows open ) a "PHHHHUNK". look back, and the windshield had been sucked out, and was rocketing skyward. got to about 50-60 feet in the air, then made a hammerhead turn straight down into the shoulder of the road, showering mikes daily driver in glass.

hilarious (lucky too).

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