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Hello from Utah USA!

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Hello from Utah USA!

Post  Guest on Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:31 pm

Hello to everyone! My name is Val Hoggard (last name pronounced: Ho guard), Im 59 summers old, and live alone. And since I don't have a wife anymore to get in my way, my house is my "Man Cave" and I enjoy racing online, playing a little chess and classical guitar, along with doing art work, being around horses when I can and playing golf. When it comes to women I say, I am not afraid of terrorism; I've been married twice! Smile

And I want to add that I am really impressed with this website and look forward to getting acquainted with everyone and doing some GTR2 racing. I have been around online racing for about 10 years and have enjoyed the excitement and realism that racing software has treated us with these days. Lots of great software is coming out. And the "Old Dog" GTR2 is just hanging right in there as one of the best.

I like GTR2, Power and Glory, rFactor 2, and also like to rally with Richard Burns and even Codemasters. My dirt racing interests comes from my motocross days back in the Seventies when the bikes were nothing but jet engine powered dump trucks! I raced a Suzuki 370 RM open class bike. Very heavy and hard to control. I found out how hard to control when the thing put me in the hospital with torn ligaments in my knee. But I still got back on the bike and "gave it hell!" Smile

Like my great friend Tony Smith, who just recently joined up here, I have been raised around horses and rodeo and have developed the cowboy code of honor: Cowboys don't lie, cheat, or steal. Honesty and respect are cherished attributes.

Good luck to all of you and I look forward to some good racing!

Val



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Re: Hello from Utah USA!

Post  Guest on Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:12 pm

Welcome, glad to see someone else here state side! We seem to be invading :king:

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Re: Hello from Utah USA!

Post  rich54 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:24 pm

flechensabre wrote:Welcome, glad to see someone else here state side! We seem to be invading :king:

Another one from the states here. cheers

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Re: Hello from Utah USA!

Post  panzerjager on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:28 am

Welcome here, nice presentation aswell! Pls now just add your real name to the signature! Wink

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Re: Hello from Utah USA!

Post  steviejb on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:05 am

Val Hoggard from CMS? Welcome Val! Very Happy

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Thanks guys! and hello there Stephan!

Post  Guest on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:12 am

I want to say that I am happy for all of the welcome messages! Very Happy I will put my name in my signature and please let me know if there is anything else I need to do to meet the forum requirements. And it is great to see Stephan is still racing!

I must add that my energy level is a little low right now. I just got through with a long cancer battle. I am cancer free now but the side effects from the chemo and radiation have taken a toll. But I love racing and refuse to give up. I will do my best to make my appearance here as pleasant as possible.

It is good to see some old friends again! Stephan Bailey, it is super to see you here! Also, my racing partner from CMS, Tony Smith, has joined up here too. We are still doing CMS historics racing and I am doing their rFactor 2 Fun Series when I can. But we are looking for some good racing back with the GTR2 world and maybe some rFactor 2. I think we have found the place to be. Smile You guys from over the pond are excellent drivers and very hard to beat. I know Stephan Bailey is super fast!! I look forward to the challenge as I know Tony does! Smile

May the track always be under you!
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Re: Hello from Utah USA!

Post  Totenkopf on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:42 am

Welcome here!

We have some nice champs here, and it's great to see the grid become bigger as time goes on. Very Happy

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Re: Hello from Utah USA!

Post  panzerjager on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:17 am

Especially when some pro guys joins us! Now we really have to change name to World Endurance Center as theres now a lot guys from USA and Brazil Very Happy

Btw great news that you won over cancer, and thats the spirit never give up!! Wink Especially if there's racing, its worth to not give up Razz

And pls lower your avatar its a little big. Smile

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Re: Hello from Utah USA!

Post  Guest on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:27 pm

You must have seen the gif file I was experimenting with for my avatar. It WAS too big. How does this one look?

@panzerjager wrote:

And pls lower your avatar its a little big. Smile

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Re: Hello from Utah USA!

Post  Totenkopf on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:39 pm

Val Hoggard wrote:You must have seen the gif file I was experimenting with for my avatar. It WAS too big. How does this one look?

Ugly Razz Laughing

but in the correct dimensions Smile

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Re: Hello from Utah USA!

Post  Guest on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:22 pm

Val is modest. (sorry, going to brag on you). He fought stage 4 cancer and won.

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The driver in the avatar

Post  Guest on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:19 pm

The driver in the avatar is me so of course its ugly! Smile I changed the face from a rat fink driver and put an old racing helmet on.
At least I think I changed the rat fink face...sure as hell don't look like I did. Smile geek

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Re: Hello from Utah USA!

Post  leochabu on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:08 pm

lol! Welcome here guy!

Hope you can have some fun with us!

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Thanks guys!

Post  Guest on Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:19 pm

I appreciate all the welcomes and look forward to doing some racing. I must add that my cancer battle has taken its toll. I tire easily but will do my best to race as much as I can.

Have a good one!
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Re: Hello from Utah USA!

Post  SearleD on Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:42 pm

Welcome to the forum Val Smile

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Re: Hello from Utah USA!

Post  Xtra-Large on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:42 pm

Welcome Val Very Happy

Let me said thats the kind of presentation to all the newbies to the site must be , u made a nice one Val, cause a couple of guys write some lines , since play gtr2 for a while, bla, bla ,bla We need to khnow more about you guys and see the kind of person they are Very Happy

So for my point another very welcome here and have fun Wink

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Thanks Lucas!

Post  Guest on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:08 am

Thanks Lucas! Seems to be some terrific guys in this league. I look forward to getting more acquainted! Smile

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Re: Hello from Utah USA!

Post  Gaudelio26 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:53 am

Nice presentation man! Welcome Smile

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