Ran into Kona Bob, GT350 owner driving and tracking his GT350 cross country

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    #1 Scoobs, Sep 8, 2019
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    Was out driving the R tonight in Bowmanville and as I was driving past a hotel parking lot I noticed a GT350 with Texas plates so I just had to stop and take a look. I got out to take some pics and as I was doing so the owner, who introduced himself as Bob Tremain, came walking up to meet me. He said he had heard my car from his room. We struck up a conversation and what was originally going to be a 1 minute stop to get some pics turned into about an hour and a half conversation. It turns out Bob is from Hawaii and normally keeps his car in California when he's back at home. Right now he's driving across the US and Canada visiting and running on all the tracks. He's running at Mosport tomorrow and Calabogie on the week-end. The amazing thing is he's doing this all on his own driving from track to track with everything he needs jammed into the GT350. What an adventure.

    Here's more on Bob's story from Kona Bob himself:


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    I like that stripe setup and the matchign wheels
     
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    #3 Scoobs, Sep 8, 2019
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    Here's more on Bob's story from Kona Bob himself:

     
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    Kona Bob, living life every day. Absolutely fantastic
     
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    Pretty cool. Thanks for sharing
     
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    he parks just like i do LOL
     
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    This is a fantastic story and had the privilege to meet him on the track last week at Watkins Glen International.
     
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    Very nice story. Living life on your terms = winning.
     
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    Now that is a sweet trip
     
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    If you find yourself driving Daytona, I'd be happy to lend any support in your endeavor.

    The next big Daytona run is the first weekend in December hosted by the Audi Club.
     
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    I was hoping to see some Kona paint ;-)
    Safe Travels to Bob!

    Kona Bill
     
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    I met Kona Bob at Pitt Race in August and then saw him again at Watkins Glen over Labor Day (was there with TDC and petstang). Amazing story and just a great guy. He was thinking his last event on this long trek would be at NJMP Lightning on 9/28 after which he will deliver the car to a gentleman from NJ who has agreed to buy it. I'll be there so hoping to see him one more time.
     
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    That’ll be cool to see him at his last event in the journey. We should get your, mine and Petstang GT350’s and Bob lined up for a photo op.
     
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    01768B5F-43E9-4D59-8745-D0C16F306D0A.jpeg Here’s a photo from Watkins Glen running with Bob
     
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    I always expected Bob to have a Kona GT350, not actually be from Kona!
     
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    Peter, you set up with lowering springs? That looks like some ant low ground clearance unless you were braking. Bobs also looks really high (certainly higher than my stock '19 GT350 with handling pkg)
     
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    Bob is running a square setup. I think they are Nittos and they appeared to have a taller sidewall than stock but I didn't get a chance to look at the actual size. He is running the stock GT350 wheels, but he has replaced one so far due to a pothole.
     
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    The photo shows a dip in the pavement with the two cars positioned with one before the dip and one after. Trick photography.
     
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    Key01 is right, I think the photo clearly shows a wrong image of my ride height. Having said that, I do have the FP Springs and Sway Bars set on my car.
     
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    ….and it is a fantastic photo of you both, I might add!
     
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