GRM NSX article

GRM NSX article

Postby Ryed » Fri May 06, 2016 6:11 pm

I was reading an article in the latest issue of Grassroots Motorsports about the 2017 Acura NSX. It states "The head of development is a New England Hillclimb Association record-holder," but didn't mention him by name.
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Re: GRM NSX article

Postby Ryed » Sat May 07, 2016 2:52 pm

As a follow up. Does anyone know who this is? Do we have a list of the record holders and their records anywhere? If the article is incorrect, I'd be happy to let the author know. I have his email address as coincidentally I purchased a car from him a few months ago!
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Re: GRM NSX article

Postby sdwarf36 » Sat May 07, 2016 7:50 pm

A quick google found this:

http://www.edmunds.com/car-news/2015-ac ... chief.html
I don't recognize the name.
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Re: GRM NSX article

Postby Ryed » Sat May 07, 2016 8:39 pm

sdwarf36 wrote:A quick google found this:

http://www.edmunds.com/car-news/2015-ac ... chief.html
I don't recognize the name.


That was for 2015, wondering if he's the same guy for 2017?
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Re: GRM NSX article

Postby drummingpariah » Sun May 08, 2016 1:16 pm

Ted Klaus is the head ov global development on the 2017 NSX project.
http://autoweek.com/article/car-life/ja ... -acura-nsx

I found some evidence that he's been involved in PA hillclimbs (mostly reference to some sort of an off):

http://www.pahillclimb.org/phpBB/viewto ... f=3&t=1181

It looks like he has a record with them from 2002.
http://www.pahillclimb.org/phpBB/viewto ... f=3&t=1181

So ... maybe he has a hillclimb record, perhaps. As far as I could tell, he hasn't ever been to a hillclimb in New England though.
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Re: GRM NSX article

Postby Rabbit Farmer » Sun May 08, 2016 8:39 pm

As the holder of all information.... well, kinda.

I found this (not related to NEHA events):
http://www.hillclimb.org/events/other/2007_1.htm

I did not look through the results.... Kevin Gale would have the best way to get this information.

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Re: GRM NSX article

Postby sachilles » Mon May 09, 2016 9:17 am

I sent Don Kennedy a message via facebook as he's actively with the PA hillclimb group, he might know what the deal is.
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Re: GRM NSX article

Postby Don Kennedy » Mon May 09, 2016 11:46 am

I know the name Ted Claus from PHA. I don't know him personally and can't help at this point. I'll ask some questions.
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Re: GRM NSX article

Postby KevinGale » Mon May 09, 2016 3:21 pm

Rabbit Farmer wrote:As the holder of all information.... well, kinda.

I found this (not related to NEHA events):
http://www.hillclimb.org/events/other/2007_1.htm

I did not look through the results.... Kevin Gale would have the best way to get this information.

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I don't see any results for a Ted Klaus
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Re: GRM NSX article

Postby rich rock » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:20 pm

Ted Klaus Jr. is the guy in the article. His father, Ted Klaus Sr. is the guy who had the "off" several years ago.

I don't know if either one has ever run a NEHA hill, but they've both certainly entered PHA events.

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