Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Global Proxy Race Takes Shape

The registration forms have been flowing into Global Proxy Race Control located in Toronto, Canada. Entrants' cars are enroute to scrutineering at the East New York Raceway in Woodbridge, Connecticut in Eastern USA from race teams on 4 continents.

The prototype battle is shaping up to be a pitched inter-squad rivalry between manufacturers Porsche and Ferrari. Both camps have 6 cars each in the premier category of the GPR. This pitched rivalry may very well be the distraction needed to allow a single car entry from any one of the talented garagistes to slip through to ultimate victory in the Prototype class. To date single-car prototype entries include the marques of Chaparral, Chevron, and Lola.

The competition for GT dominance will be fierce. Porsches, Corvettes, and Capris are the weapons of choice. With entries from Ferrari, Jaguar, Shelby, BMW and Toyota also vying for top honours in this class. Only once the Ortmann dust settles this time next year in Toronto will we know who the inaugural GPR champion is.

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At 1:29 AM, Anonymous bluetoes591 said...

Your countdown clock is confusing me...do the cars need to be there next Thursday or next Friday?

Either way...


At 7:54 AM, Blogger Robert Livingston said...

Hurry! Late garagistes will not be excluded, although the Scrutineering staff may become gruff, confused, and prone to dropping things!

At 11:28 AM, Anonymous bluetoes591 said...

Robert, you're not helping. When do the cars need to be there?

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Robert Livingston said...

The cars have no real need to be anywhere. I need them to be here by the 24th of November. Failing that, the 25th. Failing that, extensions will be granted to the 26th. With proper excuses and hand wringing, the 27th. With appropriate histrionics and loud, visceral noises, the 28th. Postponement to the 29th will require an odd gait, such as skipping in waltz time, and the wearing of underclothes outside of the overclothes. Pushing the deadline to the 30th requires matriculation at a nearby university, in a graduate level program. If Dec. 1st, you must quit your job, take a sabbatical from all friends, significant others, amd family, and seal yourself into your workshop, even if it is your bathroom.

At 7:51 PM, Blogger DaveKennedy said...

holy crap...that's funny!

At 9:19 PM, Anonymous bluetoes591 said...


Aiming for the 24th I can do, even if I have to put another coat of paint on the car in the bathroom.

At 9:20 PM, Anonymous bluetoes591 said...

Of course sending my car seperately of Paul's probably more than doubles my chances of it getting there on time...

At 12:15 AM, Blogger dr vanski said...

Glad to see a sal de bain-iste throw his hat into the ring!

At 11:51 PM, Blogger Wet Coast Racer said...

Extensive testing of the Bluetoes entry was carried out at the Wet Coast Raceway today.

There were signs of progress on the WCR car as well.

Good to know that Robert's in no hurry, then.

At 1:48 PM, Blogger dr vanski said...

Robert's in no hurry since he is the GPR Scrutineer. He likes to take his time, and relish the finer cars like a fine bottle of wine.

Then, there's the GPR Race Director. Me. Cars are due at the ENYR Nov. 25th. Chop-chop!


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