Just getting back from Bonneville (stuck at the DFW airport due to weather actually) but the FIRST thing I wanted to post about Bonneville was a H U G E congratulations to Marc Piccione, from Canada, otherwise known as EFI-DIY on here.
He and his crew have been working for TWELVE years on the same record with a badass Opel GT and this year, they finally got it! not only that, but the driver got his "Red Hat" (entry into the 200mph club). Remember, there are 4x more people that have summited Mount Everest than have achieved entry into the 200mph club. It's not an easy thing to do.
It was SO cool seeing those guys in impound. I hung out with them for a while (taking a break from thrashing on our own project) just to enjoy the feeling. There really is nothing like being in Impound there. You get to hang out with guys like the Dans (Stokes and Warner), always a great thing.
To top it off, while Marc and team were busy kicking ass with their Atlas-motored Opel, he loaned me a very unique cable that he just happened to have along with him, so that I could configure the GPS chip in our own car. Marc happened to be hanging in our pits as I mentioned "I wonder if FTDI will overnight me a cable" - Marc pulled it out of his bag of tricks and got us up and running.
Anyhow, these guys are close to us because they too are running a Megasquirt-3, it was nice to trade ideas and have each other there for support.
Good job Marc, you guys deserve the hat after working so hard at it!