Just wanted to introduce myself and ask a few newb questions. Been into cars a long time, and not really sure how it happened since my Dad was someone who looked upon the automobile as merely a mode of transportation and if it didn't do the expected--like start when he turned the key--he had no clue what to do. Somehow survived the era of the 60s when men were idiots behind the wheel and cars were ill-handling death traps with 400 HP motors driven by skinny bias-ply nylon tires. But I digress….
Long story short, I bought my first performance car last year--'13 GS Vette--and would like to learn how to drive it competently. Yeah, yeah. I know REAL drivers look at the Vette as an over-powered, under-suspended old man's car, but it's what I bought. It's a convertible and I have no plans of putting a cage in it, so track days are out. That pretty much leaves Solo events, which are probably as close as I need to get to learning how to push the car at 6- to 7/10ths of what it's capable of. so, questions:
I haven't joined SCCA yet, but would like to show up for tonight's meeting, get to meet some folks, and ask stupid questions. May I? Show up, that is….the stupid questions are gonna happen anyway.
Are Snell motorcycle helmets approved/appropriate for Solo events?
Are any vehicle mods required for participating in a Solo event as a novice?
Bottom line, I have no illusion of becoming the next SCCA champ, but would like to learn more about how to drive my car well. Lemeno.