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I have set up a meet and greet with Brian who drove the 190 MPH Insight record attempt two years ago. Here is a video of him accelerating when he lost traction at 190 and rolled.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbNlR-fMlOw

The event will be at HASPORT (Honda/Acura Sport) here in Phoenix.
Hasport Performance

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16654469939/
Hasport Performance
2849 S. 44th St
Phoenix, AZ 85040

Get together this Saturday April 18th, see itinerary below.

April 18th
Gilbertguy (Phoenix)
Fatguylittlecar (Rialto, CA)
Rainsux (Albuquerque)
Inblackwell (Prescott, AZ)
Willie (Campo, CA)
Rush (Tucson)
KYL3CYL (Scott: Upland, CA)
Deserttracker (Las Vegas)
Matt (Hybrid Revolt: Surprise, AZ)
Kydrosis (Casa Grande, AZ)
Watrfrnt (Colorado)
Larry from Glendale (works during the day but will probably join us for pizza)

Tentative:
S Keith (Phoenix)
Chris (met him today in Gilbert, he might come so hope to see him there)
Don (Mesa, AZ)


Itinerary:
11-Noon: Gather and have lunch, location is Joe's Real BBQ
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16772787779/
1-2pm: Meet at HASport for the next couple of hours
4pm: When finished visiting with Brian anyone who wants go to car gathering in Scottsdale (link below)
6-7pm: After the car gathering if anyone is left and is hungry I will buy pizza for everyone at Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa.

For lunch gather by the old Gilbert water tower across from Joe's BBQ, come into East Valley from the 60 freeway, turn south on Gilbert Rd, go about 3 miles, turn west on Page St towards the tower and go to the parking lot in the back past the tower. There is usually a farmers market on Saturdays so it might be busy but just drive to the last row of the big parking lot and we can gather there and walk to Joes BBQ.

Addresses:
Joes Real BBQ: 301 N. Gilbert Rd. Gilbert AZ 85234
HASport: 2849 S. 44th St. Phoenix AZ 85040
Pavilians Car show: 9175 East Indian Bend, Road Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Organ Stop Pizza: 1149 E Southern Ave. Mesa, AZ 85204

Brian will give us a tour of their shop including CNC machining room, laser cutting table room, various other rooms including current project car conversions projects going on. Here are a few pictures.
CNC Room:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16633293467/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16633294477/in/photostream/

Project cars:
375 HP CRZ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16840610055/in/photostream/
CRX with V6 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16654472849/in/photostream/

Next Inisght project https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16653024488/in/photostream/

Brian by his car https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16653233720/in/photostream/

Word don't describe seeing what is left of his car and where they cut him out after it rolled. Brian is a great guy and would love to meet all of us and talk about his shop and cars and the record speed attempt.

I was thinking meet around 11-12 for lunch somewhere and then get to Brian's shop around 1-2pm. After a few hours with him go over to the car show in Scottsdale and fill an isle with Insights.
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March 28th looks good in my opinion.

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April 18 works best for me.

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I'm leaning toward 3/28 so it isn't to hot, if you can make it I highly encourage it because Brian is amazing to talk to and it is really cool seeing their shop.
 

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I'm local, so I can probably make any date work. I'll need to clear it with the wife, and I'd like some assurances from you Insight drivers that I won't be ridiculed for showing up in my HCH2 :)
 

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So it looks like April 18th is the date, lets start a list of those coming:

Moving to first post so easier for everyone to see list.
 

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Any date for me will do, I go with the majority.

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YEAH! any date is fine with me. Sounds like it will be fantastic.
 

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April 18 - no go

Sorry guys, wish I could make one of these. I still have one Insight (sold the CVT). April 18 is a no go.

Hope you guys have fun and take some pictures.

Kevin
 

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Thanks, Mark. I'm in for the 18th.

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18th is fine with me also.
 

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I intend on attending as well, it took a little negotiation with my wife as our anniversary is the day before.

I will be leaving early the morning of the gathering from the Upland/Ontario, CA area in the event any one is interested in caravanning.

Thanks Mark for putting this together.

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This crash was featured on Wheels That Fail on Velocity last night. They said something about a new strain of Tumbleweed that was starting to appear in the desert.

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Nothing new, and nothing technical. It was the same footage we've seen before.

Sam
 
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