But i do know there is one place to which we turn to keep up to date on formula car racing in North America. Whether it is to get a technical question answered, sell parts that are no longer needed, debate technical issues, get intellegent help in a heartbeat, inform the world of your newly discovered stupidity, view great race photos, or read race reports from the one and only Coop... you know where you tune in... Apexspeed.com.
The continued use of this site benefits each and everyone of us. It's impact on our racing world was no better displayed than earlier this year when it was so effective in rapidly influencing the solution of the Elan manifold situation. On a smaller scale it helps each one of us get help daily in any of thousands of technical areas. Just in the past few weeks i've learned stuff about bending metals, welding, paint, ramp building, pressing bearings, and borrowing CV joints.
I believe it was way back in December '01, when i was a wee tadpole, that i first posted a request for forum members to donate to what was then F2000.com. We've come a long way since those early days of a single formula forum. The growth in terms of the range of services is due primarily to the donated time and efforts of the Carters.
Doug has always been a bit shy about asking, but always very gracious for receiving any monetary support we donate.
It's that time of year again to review the past season, realize how much you've used the services of Apexspeed.com, dig deep and contribute to keep all those little ones and zeroes zipping around the internet and popping up on the pages of this forum.
So if you are into snail mail send cash, checks, 72" plasma screen TVs, or Weber Genesis gas grills to:
P.O. Box 444
North Aurora, IL 60542
or... use the "Paypal donate" button at the top of the screen.
'tis the season.
8296 members (probably 75 of them are Jon Baytos ) Wouldn't it be nice if we could raise $2 for every member.
or...maybe at least $.05 for each post this year.
I stumbled onto this site while doing some research on formula cars and getting back into racing... without it I'd have been lost, with it I've not only found a wealth of info and a great group of racers willing to share - but I also found my car here! Anything I can do to help a site like this I will, it's a shame Frog had to remind me to offer support.
We'd like to thank everyone for their generosity and unmatched support of ApexSpeed. I know I shouldn't be, but I'm always shocked when Mike makes these posts and there is such a large outpouring of support for the site.
2009 will be a very big year for ApexSpeed as we move into new territory for the site. We all look forward to the future here and bigger and better things.
As always, the unselfishness of this community is always greatly appreciated.
Thanks again to all, and I would just like to re-iterate and remind that if you do contribute to ApexSpeed, please make sure you include your screenname with anything (PayPal, e-mail, snail mail) so that we can update your Member Title.
Though not a racer yet, other than some Skippy schools and lapping days, I spend more time at this website than any other. It's usually the first site I look at every day. The wealth of knowledge and information here is second to none. My deepest thanks and appreciation to all involved.
Hopefully one day I'll find the time to buy a car and join you folks for real!
So... I guess i can keep posting a few more days. Whew. That's a relief.
I know we don't have to worry about Kim and you getting rich from our contributions. Although you guys are up here in the Chicago area, maybe you are promising a U.S. Senate seat to the highest contributor.
I just reread the first post in this thread. The message is the same as it was in 2001, only Doug and Kim are now herding 11,554 of us crazies.
So... no matter where you stand in regards to the "kink", Kent motors, barge boards, Radons, four piston calipers, side panels, whatever.... if you have not done so recently, it's time to pony up and make the holidays nice for the Carters.
Worth repeating: "Whether it is to get a technical question answered, sell parts that are no longer needed, debate technical issues, get intellegent help in a heartbeat, inform the world of your newly discovered stupidity, view great race photos, or read race reports from the one and only Coop... you know where you tune in... Apexspeed.com."
Haven't posted alot if at all in this forum but have rec'd a ton of good info. I've noticed a correlation between my decreased time spent in money making endeavors (partly due to economy) & a substantial increase in time lurking thru this forum. Thanks for everything Apex. Donation forthcoming.
We woke up this morning to a flurry of PayPal messages from donations, and we both thought, "huh?" I figured one of these old posts might have been unearthed but wasn't positive—sure enough!
With yesterday marking exactly one year since the company I worked for closed the doors, we were able to reflect a bit on the past 365 days. No doubt, it's been one of the toughest and most frustrating years of my life. Unemployment doesn't provide even remotely as much as most people think (trust me on this one), and the home business(es) have not done as well as we had expected. Everything happens for a reason, though, right? Hopefully, 2011 will bring much more success and prosperity for everyone.
A MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who has been a part of these forums for the past year, and who have contributed to the site in every way. We absolutely wouldn't be here without all of you.
I read other forums, as I'm sure most of us do, and the most noticeable difference between them is that ApexSpeeders do not exhibit the tasteless and rude behavior I see on so many other forums. For that I am most appreciative of those who monitor and those who contribute to ApexSpeed. Donation sent as small token of my appreciation. Happy Holidays to all.