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Ace24
10-02-2007, 07:06 PM
Well my bro wanted to do something really cool for me for my 18th birth day. Well... I was really shocked to find out what he had planned.

He is stationed in Michigan right now with his job (they send him all around the United States) and saw some sweet stuff to do. He took me to the sand dunes, a WWII sub that sank many ships and subs during the war, and then... to the Michigan Motor Speedway. Some NASCAR fans might already figure out what I'm about to tell you.

Basicly I had no idea what was going to happen. He said, "racing." I thought that meant we'd be riding with the real drivers... ...boy was I in for a supprise. WE were the racers. We drove stock cars and Formula 3 racers around Michigan Motor Speedway. These were the real cars, real engines and one of them actually won at a race. (The cars were retired) The racing school limits the speed to 150MPH. This was enough to have it floored the entire way and get around the corners without slipping off the track. God it was fun. The F3's went at about 130MPH.



First off, we've got the dunes of Michigan:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5294copy.jpg

My bro:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5295copy.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5303copy.jpg

Bro running to get ontop of one of the dunes:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5301copy.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2441copy.jpg

Me on one of the higher, overlook dunes (bro took this amazing pic):
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2454copy.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2462copy.jpg

Nice guy let us ride in his buggy:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2465copy.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2470copy.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5306copy.jpg

Ace24
10-02-2007, 07:06 PM
You could take any vehicle you wanted on the dunes... so there were alot of showers.
This is of the strip where people would race. Drag strip:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5312copy.jpg

Mud hole!:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5315copy.jpg

I didn't really get any good pics of the high dunes and the cars peaking on top because my lense was small and not able to get a good pic of it. (Father needed the longer lense for a wedding)

The dunes were relentless:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5318copy.jpg

Now into the NASCAR and F3 pics:

Me suited up and awaiting my turn in the car (NASCAR Stockcar):
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2534copy.jpg

Bro (Ben) suited up and waiting:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2536copy.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2562copy.jpg

Pit stop!:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2580copy.jpg

Me getting in the car:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2645copy.jpg

Me passing someone at 150MPH:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2655copy.jpg

Out of the car and waiting for round 2:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2675copy.jpg

Ace24
10-02-2007, 07:07 PM
Formula 3 baby!:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2696copy.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2700copy.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2701copy.jpg

Another sweet pic my bro took of me in the F3:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_2717copy.jpg

Bro in F3:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5429copy.jpg

4 Cylinder Ford engine putting out 175HP. The cart only weighs 1,200lbs... You're talking serious speed:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5422copy.jpg

Bro racing:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5436copy.jpg

Bro next to Stockcar:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5377copy.jpg

Him taking off:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5396copy.jpg

Bro and I:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5415copy.jpg

SupaSnipa
10-02-2007, 07:10 PM
Was that Silver Lake sand dunes...I love Michigan...beautiful state

timmyshoota
10-02-2007, 07:21 PM
Lol at your brother being clean cut, and you being emo. :)

Ace24
10-02-2007, 07:33 PM
Was that Silver Lake sand dunes...I love Michigan...beautiful state
Yes, those were the Silver Lake sand dunes. :)

V8 Monster:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5409copy.jpg

Beautiful close to the day:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/IMG_5337copy.jpg

CHAOSFTW
10-02-2007, 07:35 PM
you got an awesmoe bro dude. looks awesome.

Ace24
10-02-2007, 07:56 PM
Yeah, I couldn't thank him enough. We are both big adrenaline junkies... he flies planes, jumps out of them, and likes anything that gives him a huge adrenaline rush. He loved paintball when I took him.

One of those guys that likes to live life to the fullest. He's my idol, and I strive to be like him.

Ace24
10-02-2007, 08:02 PM
Video of some racing on the dunes:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/th_MVI_2481.jpg (http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/?action=view&current=MVI_2481.flv)

I'll get some more videos up shortly.

leed
10-02-2007, 08:41 PM
Man all the Emokids get to do the fun stuff :'(

Ace24
10-02-2007, 08:58 PM
I just look emo. :dodgy:

bigred76
10-02-2007, 09:12 PM
Yeah, he's really only "scene." :dodgy:

J/p, looks like you had a lot of fun! Happy late 18th birthday!

Ace24
10-02-2007, 09:17 PM
No, I'm unclassifiable. :p

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/th_MVI_2489.jpg (http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/?action=view&current=MVI_2489.flv)

th3_0n3
10-02-2007, 09:25 PM
Cool. You look like someone I know or have met before.

Paintballadict18
10-02-2007, 09:36 PM
Holy cupcakes batman, looks like a butt load of fun you bro is AWESOME my brother can't even afford to take me to taco bell after school

Tito=PBL
10-03-2007, 10:50 AM
THAT looks like so much FUN!! i wanna pass someone at 150mph!!! you got a nice bro....i need one like that. and that pic with u walking on top of the dune with the wind blowing is a awsome pic.

marvin-martian
10-03-2007, 11:07 AM
formula cars are the greatest. nuff said.

im signed up for a one day formula racing school at the VIR. i cant wait.

DFSniper
10-03-2007, 01:04 PM
man, my dads from michigan but other than the UP, all i've seen is the suburbs of detroit...

HelpDeskHustler
10-03-2007, 01:25 PM
omg ur changin mah relativ tiem with ur speed.


yes. I did just mix the theory of relativity with internet speak.

Oscum Guy
10-03-2007, 01:59 PM
we dont give a damn about the whole state of michigan, the whole state of michigan, the whole state of michigan, cuz were from o-hi-o.

cool tho.

marvin-martian
10-03-2007, 03:14 PM
man, my dads from michigan but other than the UP, all i've seen is the suburbs of detroit...
you arent missing much

HelpDeskHustler
10-03-2007, 03:54 PM
you arent missing much
yea... I'm actually more surprised at my (lack of) reaction to "sand dunes in Michigan" than I am that they have them. <- don't over analyze this...

I guess I'd always assumed there was nothing in Michigan... so when I saw a desert looking place it sort of fit the description.

newkid
10-03-2007, 05:14 PM
looks like fun

Ace24
10-03-2007, 08:30 PM
There really isn't much in Michigan. Those were the two coolest things to do actually... at least that we saw.

Detroit after dark is really dangerous... we were downtown and almost got jumped a few times.

Honestly, Michigan reminds me of Rochester, at least the part in Flint where my brother is living.

applesauce
10-04-2007, 08:42 AM
hair cut is a must....

applesauce
10-04-2007, 08:43 AM
ps....Michigan has a ton of stuff to do, including the Michigan monster game!

Ace24
10-04-2007, 11:42 AM
I'm getting a haircut soon. I need the back trimmed down and the hair thinned out. :)

SupaSnipa
10-07-2007, 05:12 PM
There really isn't much in Michigan. Those were the two coolest things to do actually... at least that we saw.

Detroit after dark is really dangerous... we were downtown and almost got jumped a few times.

Honestly, Michigan reminds me of Rochester, at least the part in Flint where my brother is living.

Yeah, Detroit and Flint are the most dangerous parts of Michigan. There is ALOT to do in Michigan..The UP is a MUST there are so many things to do up there.

Down here between Grand Rapids and Muskegon there is lots to do :dodgy:

The UP is nice but unless you hit the big cities down here all there is to do is hunt and fish....one of my FAVORITE activities...besides paintball, of course

Ace24
10-07-2007, 07:13 PM
Yeah, Detroit and Flint are the most dangerous parts of Michigan. There is ALOT to do in Michigan..The UP is a MUST there are so many things to do up there.

Down here between Grand Rapids and Muskegon there is lots to do :dodgy:

The UP is nice but unless you hit the big cities down here all there is to do is hunt and fish....one of my FAVORITE activities...besides paintball, of course
We went through Grand Rapids and Muskegon. I think we ate at a subway there... haha.