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Old 04-01-2016, 10:33 PM
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Hello fellow drag racers. Way too long since i started a thread here and sad to say, this is not a good one.

As you know the Corvette Challenge series is not quite as vibrant as it has been in the past. Thanks to those of you who keep the spirit alive.

The sites have been pretty much dormant for a few years. I have incurred the cost of server space and domain registrations just to keep the history there. Unfortunately it is no longer a cost i am willing to absorb and therefore will be letting the domains expire as well as my server contract.

Please visit the sites and download/save anything you may want to keep for yourself before the domains expire on April 12, 2016 (likely 12 AM so you really have until the 11th.

Since the sites are pretty much dormant there really is no work to keep them online should anyone want to take on the annual payments to keep the history there. It is roughly $160 a year for the server contract and registration of the two domains. i doubt anyone would want to do that but it is an option if you desire to keep the history there.

Another option is if someone has web sites and available server space we can talk about a domain transfer. I would think this would be a fairly easy option my server provider can help us with. I use ixwebhosting.com

Message/email or call me if you want to discuss either option


Otherwise; we had some great times with the Corvette Challenge and i am grateful for its creators and grateful that I was able to be a part of such a great series with such great people.

www.corvettechallenge.info
is the main domain with articles and photos.

www.challengevideos.com
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:48 AM
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Wow it was a good run Edgar,I made alot of friends from the CC,Some awsome video's.Thank you for all your hard work.To bad someone can't put all that on DVD's.And the duramax is still running strong!
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:00 PM
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Sad to see it go, but we are grateful to have been a part of one of the best race series ever put together.

Thanks for all your hard work over the years Edgar, it did not go un noticed. (even if it felt that way sometimes)
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Hold the presses! We have a volunteer who has graciously offered to pay the fees for one more year. The two sites will remain 100% intact for the next year until we reach this point again but at least it gives us another year to think about whether or not to continue this. There were a couple of other volunteers that expressed interest but funding the site is the easiest way to keep it 100% intact.
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Old 04-06-2016, 05:21 AM
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Cool!! Thanks to who ever volunteered.
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Another chapter in drag racing history. Great vid's!
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Special thanks to whoever saved the memories for us.

BTW, I can't view any of the videos, anyone know what player plugin is required?

Thanks, Dave

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BTW, I can't view any of the videos, anyone know what player plugin is required?

Thanks, Dave
I couldn't either,Had to download them first then watched them.
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Special thanks to whoever saved the memories for us.

BTW, I can't view any of the videos, anyone know what player plugin is required?

Thanks, Dave
Sorry Dave been long time since i was in there.
I looked at one of yours and having the same issue but i am on a Mac and most of the videos on there are in .wmv format for Windows which i do not have right now so cannot check.

Might be a fun project for our new supporter to work on

What are you trying to watch it on?
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I took a trip down memory lane and watched a bunch of videos.

I also like that my car (the pickle, now belongs to Darby) is still in the banner on the challenge website!!!
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Hey Edgar,

Since you now living down here in Paradise you might be interested in the Challenge Reunion we are putting together on May 6th at PBIR.

Details are posted here: https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...n-may-6th.html

Be great to have you there!

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Edgar,

Thanks for the response, I'm using an HP w/ Windows 8, another HP w/ Windows 7. Don't know the video system, maybe latest Adobe? Everything else I try to view is fine on other sites. As far as I know everything is up to date.

Hope everybody out there is doing well,
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Rog i have it in the tentative area of my calendar but not real sure right now.

Dave, doing very well thank you. Change has been good for both my wife and me. I am all Mac now and they don't run on my devices either but should be playable in the Windows windows. The download still work of you right?
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It is getting close to that time of year again so fair warning, site will be coming down in April.
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Originally Posted by DRIVER456 View Post
Wow it was a good run Edgar,I made alot of friends from the CC,Some awsome video's.Thank you for all your hard work.To bad someone can't put all that on DVD's.And the duramax is still running strong!
That is a good idea...
Lets all see if we can find a computer or A/V guy who can do this before 4/12..
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I've reached out to a top notch video guy I know.
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I've reached out to a top notch video guy I know.
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Actually guys, the videos off the website would be pretty much a waste as a permanent archive. They are compressed and resized. The value of the site is the names and descriptions that went into the page creation to help find stuff which cost hours after each race to compile.

The original videos, in their full size and format sit on drives on a computer i have not started in years. If one wanted, I could see if it fires and i can put the files something if you want. The problem is the files themselves don't have those descriptions and names, they are just default file names sitting in folders with event numbers and years. To find one person's video would be very difficult to do without knowing when that person raced without watching them all.

They would not fit on one DVD, the raw stuff. It would be multiple or like a terabyte drive. I can try to fire up the machine and see if the drives in it still work (should) and then put them on one drive and you guys can do what ever you want after that. Still cost involved in replicating drives and buying and distributing drives and then you still you have to know you raced in a particular event and what class to look through all the generic file names to find you own videos. Not an easy task. If you recall i put not he web page if you want full size let me know and i maybe received a dozen requests EVER.

Your choice but if you are spending money, time and effort to get videos for the group off the site, you are not getting your full value. You are better off taking turns paying the annual fee involved in keeping the site hosted so you have that easy way to reference yourself.

Happy to help anyway you want.
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Edgar, what is the annual fee?
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