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Twickenham Auto Club 2010 Performance Driving School
Calendar: Events Calendar
March 19th to March 21st 06:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where: Friday--991 Discovery Drive, Huntsville. Saturday/Sunday--Milton Frank Stadium, 2810 15th Ave, Huntsville, AL 35805
Contact: www.teamtac.org

This is one of the best driving schools in the area. In it you will learn car control, accident avoidance, performance driving, and emergency lane changes. I haven't even attended the school and the techniques I've observed and practiced have saved me from an accident on more than one occasion. I can't stress enough how much you can get out of this one weekend school. It will pay for itself many, many times throughout your driving career.

From the flyer:
"Friday, March 19 - CLASSROOM SESSION
991 Discovery Dr. - Huntsville
Corner of Discovery Dr. and Explorer Blvd.

Classroom instruction from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.
Instructors will go over safety and performance driving techniques. This session is free to anyone wishing to attend.

Saturday, March 20 - DRIVING SESSION PART 1
Milton Frank Stadium - Huntsville

Registration / Tech starts at 8am. Instruction starts promptly at 9am. 1 on 1 instruction on performance driving on a closed course in your own car. Lunch Provided. The lessons will include a hands course, kidney bean, emergency lane change, skidpad, braking control, and slalom.

Sunday, March 21 - DRIVING SESSION PART 2
Milton Frank Stadium - Huntsville

Registration / Tech starts at 9am. Course runs begin at around 10am. Apply skills learned Friday and Saturday on an Autocross style course. Runs will be timed and instructors will be available for ride alongs.

All entrants will need to bring a valid driver’s license and car (please clean out any loose objects, make sure the battery is secure)."

The cost for both days is $50 and is open to anyone with a legal driver's license. Anyone younger than 19 will need a signed parental consent form. Younger drivers are highly encouraged to participate as these techniques will almost surely save them from a serious accident.

Online registration for the school is available here:

Online registration for the Sunday autocross only is available here:

Click here to see the gallery. Buy photo prints and gifts!
All proceeds help pay Huntsville Car Scene bills.

Click here to see the gallery. Buy photo prints and gifts!
All proceeds help pay Huntsville Car Scene bills.

Click here to see the gallery. Buy photo prints and gifts!
All proceeds help pay Huntsville Car Scene bills.

In the many years that I've recommended this driving school to people that I've met, I still haven't had a chance to participate in it for one reason or another.

But this year I was able to go to Friday's classroom session. And boy did I learn a lot just from that. I shot video of a few of the concepts being taught by long-time racer and instructor Alan McCrispin. And this is but a sample of what was learned by the students of this course.

Austin (awebb) from Red Baron Photography not only participated in the school, but also shot photos all weekend long--"huge thanks to all the instructors, course workers, and students for making this years Twickenham Auto Club 2010 Performance Driving School a fantastic success. Look forward to doing it again next year, hopefully without the rain "

Austin is the newest photographer to join the Huntsville Car Scene staff, so give him a warm welcome the next time you see him. You'll find plenty of pictures of your car, and probably even one of yourself. And keep Austin in mind for your other photography needs as well. We'll be seeing a lot more of him around this year!

And what a showing of cars throughout the weekend. From the blue Lotus Exige that everyone wanted to drive to the 1990s Honda Accord that no one probably noticed but me, there was everything that you could imagine under the sun. In fact, at one point on Sunday the second fastest time of the day was posted by an instructor in an H-stock car. Yes, this front wheel drive car's time beat the Lotus, Evo 10, Subaru STI, and several s2000s--proving once again that you don't have to have a race car to drive well in this school.

I was able to join Austin for Sunday's autocross and saw the great turnout on the course, in spite of the rain. But inevitably the weather got much worse, and for the first time that I've ever seen, the event was cut short. Trophies were still given out under the stadium bleachers to the hearty souls who stayed after everything was put up.

All in all, it seemed like a great weekend full of great instruction and a lot of lifelong learning by the students. The techniques learned by these students will serve them every second they are behind the wheel, whether on the race course, or 565. See everyone next year!
Tennessee Drift Practice Round 2
Calendar: Events Calendar
March 20th 07:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Where: Nashville Superspeedway VIP Lot, Nashville, TN

From the flyer:

$50 pre-registation, $75 at the gate. Spectators $10, ride alongs $5. Bring your own helmet.

Gates open at 7am
Tech line opens at 7:30am
Drivers meeting at 8am
Drifting begins at 8:30am
Track closes at 4:30pm
Athens Eagle Wings Gathering
Calendar: Events Calendar
This event occurs on the Third Saturday of every 1 month(s)
October 1st to December 31st
08:30 AM to 02:00 PM
Where: Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives, 100 W. Pryor Street, Athens

This is a monthly gathering for the Athens Eagle Wings, an Alabama chapter of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.
Cedar Creek Wings Ride
Calendar: Events Calendar
March 20th 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where: Meet at Shell Station Hwy 43 & 72, Red shirt

From the web site:

"Unless otherwise indicated,all rides will leave from their designated meeting place and time !

As a courtesy to all members, it is important be ready to leave at the designated time !

All bikes should be fueled and bladders emptied at the departure time !

We plan a variety of rides throughout the year.Time and money might make it difficult to attend all events. We hope that this variety will give you an opportunity to pick and choose and at least enjoy some of them!

If the weather is bad, come in your car !

If you have a CB radio you can find us on channel 1 (one)!"
North Alabama VW Club Cruise to Jack Daniel's Distillery
Calendar: Events Calendar
March 20th 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where: Meet at Griner's Grocery in Hazel Green, 14470 Highway 231 431 North, Hazel Green, AL 35750
Contact: www.navwc.org

From the email list:

"The NAVWC will be hitting the road this weekend and heading to beautiful Lynchburg, TN. We're going to meet up in Hazel Green at Griner's Supermarket at 9 AM. Griner's is right on 431, just past Hazel Green High School but before Charity Lane.

Here's the address for those using GPS:
14470 Highway 231 431 North, Hazel Green, AL 35750

We'll meet in the parking lot of Griner's at 9AM and leave at 9:30AM. From there, we'll head up to Jack Daniels, tour the plant, and go grab lunch somewhere and head back home.

We will still be having our regular club cruise-in Saturday night at Casa Blanca at 7pm. So if you can't make it to the JD cruise in the morning, join us for dinner!"

This is a great group of people to spend a day cruising with. If you've got a bug (or some other aircooled vw) that needs some exercise, go join them!
1 members will be attending this event:
Redstone Riders Weekly Breakfast and Ride
Calendar: Events Calendar
This event occurs every 1 week(s) on Saturday
March 1st to March 7th
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: Mullin's Drive-In Restaurant, 607 Andrew Jackson Way in 5 Points

Every week the Redstone Riders get together for breakfast and then a ride. Breakfast starts at 9am and the ride starts at 10am. Rides can vary in length and time, usually ending around 5pm or so. See the Redstone Riders calendar for detailed information on each ride.

From the Redstone Riders web site:
"Come join us for breakfast at Mullin’s Drive-in Restaurant located at 607 Andrew Jackson Way in 5 points. Visitors are always welcome, just pull up a chair and introduce yourself to the person next to you.

Then weather permitting, there will be a club ride. Every Saturday the Redstone Riders depart from Mullin’s for a ride on some of the best twisty roads in our area. All you need is a full tank of gas and few dollars for lunch. All guest and visitors are welcome.

Each week one of our Road Captains will lead a ride on the back roads of the Southeast. Our winter rides average 150 miles, and we try to make it back before dark. Mid ride we always find good local cuisine wherever we are. Everyone is welcome to ride with us."
Megan Harmon Benefit Poker Run
Calendar: Events Calendar
March 20th 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where: Half Time Sports Bar and Grill, Highway 72, Madison
Contact: Russell O’Neil 256-651-8587, Sue / Tosh 256-461-0516, Half Time Sports Bar & Grill 256-430-0266, http://www.hodvr.com/PokerRun.html

From the flyer and web site:

Megan Harmon, a 21 year old college student at UAH and an avid motorcyclist, lost her left leg, just above the knee, in a tragic motorcycle accident in March of ‘09. She has bounced back beautifully, but her insurance has run out and her quality of life would be much improved if she could receive an upgraded knee joint for her prosthetic leg. She has a basic prosthetic, which her insurance provided, but has ambitions to be as athletic as she was prior to the accident and to be able to ride a motorcycle again. Won’t you please help us give this fine young lady a chance at a better life and at the same time spend a day of riding and entertainment with your friends? All money raised will go directly to Megan’s prosthetic provider.

Registration: Half Time Sports Bar & Grill 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Start & End @ Half Time Sports
Bar & Grill
1st Bike Out @ 11:00 AM
Last Bike In @ 4:00 PM
$ 20.00 per hand (Driver)
$ 10.00 per hand (Passenger)

Stops: Half Time Bar & Grill * Rocket Harley * Huntsville Cycle Nation * Humidor Pipe Shop

Drawing & /or Auctions plus High Hand wins $500.00 or 1/2 of the poker pot which ever is less.

Click here to see the gallery. Buy photo prints and gifts!
All proceeds help pay Huntsville Car Scene bills.

It was a great day to ride, and what better reason to ride than for a fellow rider. A good number of bikes turned out for the ride. It was good to meet Rocketcitymadman and other members of the Heart of Dixie Victory Riders. They put on what seemed like a good event. Ride safe everyone! And I'll see everyone at the next one.
1 members will be attending this event:
Hellfighters Summer Kickoof
Calendar: Events Calendar
March 20th 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where: 800 Upper Hurricane Rd New Market, Al 35761
Contact: James Caffery (256) 508-0625, www.huntsvillehellfighters.org

From the Hellfighters website:

"Free food with God's Praise band providing the music. Contact James Caffery with questions (256) 508-0625."
Pursuit for the Cure
Calendar: Events Calendar
March 20th 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where: Baileyton “Good Time” Dragstrip, Summit Road, Baileyton, AL 35019

From the web site:

"Pursuit for the Cure was started in 2008 as a fundraiser for the American cancer society’s relay for life. The location is Baileyton “Good time Dragstrip” which is a 1/8 mile dragstrip outside Arab Al. The idea was simple get racers and cops together for a day of fun at the track together not the racers running illegally on the street and raise money for a good cause while doing it. The first year it raised over $5,000 which went directly to the relay for life to help find a cure for cancer. The day not only puts police cars against the street cars it also is a competition between the different departments, different brands, and who is the best driver. The spectators have a fun day of watching drag racing, good food and getting to spend time getting to know there local law enforcement officers 1 on 1 instead of just passing on the street.

Spectators - $5.00 Donation
Participants - $10.00 (All you can race)
Children under 12 Free

Concessions Available

Valid tag and insurance required

Trophies Will Be Awarded For The Following Categories

fastest street car
fastest police car
best in show
crowd favorite"

This sounds like a fun event (racing the cops!) in great spirit for a great cause.

Rain Date for this event is March 27th.

Click here to see the gallery. Buy photo prints and gifts!
All proceeds help pay Huntsville Car Scene bills.

It was my first time out to this event, but boy was it fun. A lot of familiar faces brought out their best to have a little fun at the drag strip. Even some magazine cars came out to show that beautiful can also be fast.

It was good to see everybody again from Morgan City and Arab, as it had been years since I had been this way. And a lot of familiar faces are now carrying a badge.

Waff-48 did a story on the event earlier in the week, and also had one of their cameramen out there to shoot some footage of the police cars. Dwight from www.arab-today.com was also out covering the event. It was good to see this event getting the attention it deserves.

The spectators numbered more than in the years past, and food was gone about 4 hours before closing. The weather was sunny for most of the day with about an hour or two where we had cloud cover and the wind picked up. But it cleared up and kept the weather great for racing.

There were several very fast Mustangs and Camaros as well as a Viper that just drove off the street and onto the track to run in the high 7s. There was also a beautifully restored Chevy that was as fast as it was pretty. Some quick imports joined the mix to give some of the v8s a good run. There were even rat rods racing on replica vintage tires. There was something here for everyone and it kept spectators hanging around until the track closed.

All day long, the police cars and the police car replica--'X2' as it's known--were giving rides down the track. I'm surprised how quick the Suburban was running considering its weight and how many kids it was usually hauling. It even gave the police Charger a good run. It kinda shocked me to see the Crown Victorias only running in the 11s. The newer vehicles are substantially faster.

It is important to note that there were no tax dollars used at this event. All the fuel and other consumables for the police vehicles was donated. Usually there's more municipalities participating in this event, but they had other events tying up their cars this year. Perhaps next year Guntersville will be back to see if they can beat Arab again. Maybe even Huntsville will get in the mix.

This event has the potential to be a large fundraiser for the Relay for Life, as well as a meet and greet that allows the public to get close and personal with the people that help enforce the laws. And you get to ride in cop cars at speed--without doing anything wrong.

I want to thank Kevin and Mitch for their hospitality and putting on a great event. Be sure to check out the gallery for videos of the runs. I'll see everybody again next year.
1 members will be attending this event:
Oneonta Cruise-in
Calendar: Events Calendar
This event occurs on the Third Saturday of every 1 month(s)
March 1st to October 31st
05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where: Downtown Oneonta, AL
Contact: David Copeland 205-706-8978 or Ed Owen 205-965-5614

From the flyer:

"Come join all the fun! Food, Music, Shopping, 50/50 Drawing"

More information on this event as it becomes available.
Jeff's Muffler Cruise In
Calendar: Events Calendar
March 20th 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: Jeff's Muffler Shop, S.Memorial Parkway, Huntsville AL
Contact: Jeff - 256-882-2090

$10 registration fee. Open to all rides. There is also food and a 50/50 as well as awards.

Click here to see the gallery. Buy photo prints and gifts!
All proceeds help pay Huntsville Car Scene bills.

A good turnout at Jeff's at the end of a beautiful Saturday. A lot of really great cars came out and some old friends from years ago. Tony's awesome Camaro took home the trophy it's first time out this season, but it must have been a hard choice as a lot of great cars were there. Munchie quickly swung by, but he was so quick I didn't even get a photo of his car, which is always featuring a new color on the wheel trim rings. It was great end to a busy day.
Ultimate Image 256 ctc meeting
Calendar: Events Calendar
This event occurs every 1 week(s) on Saturday
August 22nd to August 22nd
07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: The old Winn-dixie on Oakwood Ave.
Contact: Scott Tanner

More information on this as it becomes available.
Vibe Customs C.T.C. meeting
Calendar: Events Calendar
This event occurs every 1 week(s) on Saturday
June 21st to June 26th
08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: HH Gregg parking lot

Vibe Customs Car and Truck Club meetings run 8pm to usually 10pm. Unless we have an out of town event. Times are subject to change if there is a night show or other event going on that day. Please contact Big Mike or Skip for more infomation, preferably by email at vibemembership@yahoo.com or simply come to one of our meetings!.
Southern Customs CTC Meeting
Calendar: Events Calendar
This event occurs every 1 week(s) on Saturday
October 3rd to October 3rd
08:00 PM to 10:00 AM
Where: Superwalmart parking lot on south parkway
Contact: J. R. Simmers : jcymez@tmail.com

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