David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/14/22 9:14 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/YhWiBZZDq5Q

Proof that, sometimes, we do know what we’re talking about when it comes to days gone by: A good friend recently shared some footage from an Atlanta Region SCCA autocross from July 1993.

Is that our editor in the dark grey Nissan Sentra SE-R? Yes, yes it is.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/14/22 9:54 a.m.

And the SE-R was fun: A008s, SuperTrapp and some homemade numbers. 

albino09
albino09 New Reader
9/14/22 4:32 p.m.

What I wouldn't give for a clean '91 SE-R...

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/14/22 4:43 p.m.

In reply to albino09 :

Somewhere I have the paperwork that says what I paid for a mint '92. 

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
9/14/22 5:33 p.m.

It's amazing how many of those people I can name just from their car

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
9/14/22 6:28 p.m.

Just realized that this video predates me. surprise

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/14/22 7:37 p.m.

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

I know, right? And several cars that have been in the mag. Who can ID some? 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/14/22 7:38 p.m.
Colin Wood said:

Just realized that this video predates me. surprise

surprise

GCrites80s
GCrites80s Dork
9/14/22 8:56 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

I know, right? And several cars that have been in the mag. Who can ID some? 

84 CP in the Trans Am seems kind of Mark Madarash-ish but this is probably the wrong region.

You know what I've never seen at an autocross before this? A Sunbird. Granted I didn't start until 2007.

BA5
BA5 GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/14/22 9:03 p.m.

That was the old Lakewood Amphitheater lot, right? 

My very first autocross was the very last autocross they ever did at Lakewood.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/14/22 9:58 p.m.
GCrites80s said:
David S. Wallens said:

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

I know, right? And several cars that have been in the mag. Who can ID some? 

84 CP in the Trans Am seems kind of Mark Madarash-ish but this is probably the wrong region.

You know what I've never seen at an autocross before this? A Sunbird. Granted I didn't start until 2007.

That's the late Rich Shafer, founder of Cool Shirt.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/14/22 9:59 p.m.

In reply to BA5 :

Yup, that's Lakewood. Good times there. Good lot, too. I was living in metro Atlanta so not too far, too. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/14/22 10:32 p.m.

And I still remember this course. After lapping the skidpad, you kinda ran along the lot's spine before dropping into the site's lower section.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/15/22 11:03 a.m.

Some other gems in this video: a ride-along (with a spin) with me plus some old-school GRM T-shirt action. 

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