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Poll: Your favourite now-dead sportscar series is...? (68 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. World Sportscar Championship (1953-1992) (28 votes [41.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.18%

  2. FIA Sportscar Championship (1997-2003) (1 votes [1.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.47%

  3. FIA GT Championship (1997-2009) (7 votes [10.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.29%

  4. BRP Global GT Series (1994-1996) (4 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  5. IMSA GT Championship (1971-1998) (7 votes [10.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.29%

  6. Canadian-American Challenge Cup (1966-1986)) (16 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  7. OTHER (5 votes [7.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.35%

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#1 SonnyViceR

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 13:07

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#2 PNSD

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 13:21

WSC, but equal with IMSA if only because of the variance in vehicles over the years

#3 Vanishing Point

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 13:55

It's a question that needs more than just one choice.Can Am,WSC,GT,and road racing like the Mille Miglia and Targa Florio etc etc were all great race series and impossible to choose between them because they were all as good in their own way and certainly better than circuit racing using single seaters and even touring cars these days depending on your point of view.I think the difference in that case is between racing based on Karting or real cars.

#4 byrkus

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 18:27

I used to LOVE the 'original' GT1 series - Porsche GT1, Mercedes CLK-GTR, etc. The drivers list was nothing short of spectacular, almost a 'who-is-who' of world racing. From DTM stars to CART regulars, from legends like Ludwig or Schneider to youngsters like Wurz, Zonta or Moore.

Too bad it went on for only a few years.


However - I'm way too young for it, but the "Ford-Ferrari" and "Porsche-Ferrari" wars are stuff of legends. I simply can't decide between the two; let's just say that I'm sort of sportscars fan, no matter if we speak of WSC, FIA GT1 or LMS. Personally, I'd choose Peugeot 908 or Audi R18 over F1 almost anytime, including last week, when I almost forgot that there was a race in Monza; Silverstone 1000k were simply AMAZING!! :clap:

#5 Option1

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 23:35

Can't vote because as Vanishing Point says, the poll needs to allow multiple choices. My choices in no order would be WSC, FIA SC, IMSA, CanAm.

Oh and for those of you not watching it, there is some GREAT racing going on in the ALMS race at Laguna Seca right now! http://www.americanl...y1.php?cat=live

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#6 saudoso

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:31

Group C

#7 LB

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 02:04

Group C - end of conversation. Those cars had to be seen to be believed

#8 Andrew Hope

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 02:18

Of series I was alive to watch and appreciate, FIA GT. Of any series in sports car history, Group C. Breathtaking.

#9 cheapracer

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 03:25

Group C - end of conversation. Those cars had to be seen to be believed


Maybe you never saw Can Am at it's peak.






#10 saudoso

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 21:35

Maybe you never saw Can Am at it's peak.



Cheapracer and his use of the force: http://www.americanl...?cat=news|16255

#11 GSiebert

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 22:25

Cheapracer and his use of the force: http://www.americanl...?cat=news|16255


Is that a joke ? That looks like another pathetic attempt to bring the boring modern motorsport back to its former self.

To answer to the poll, I cant really name one series, IMSA and WSC both had some fantastics years but also dull periods. The Canam was an incredible concept with virtually no limits, the cars were amazing, but it couldnt last long.
I'd rather mention 2 eras, the late 60's-early 70's, and the Group C era, both had lots of manufacturers and strong privateers, very competitive fields, innovative and different car concepts and most of all, gorgeous cars. :)

#12 scheivlak

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 22:38

I had a problem with this poll - how to compare CanAm (1966-86) with the WSCC (1953-1992) and IMSA (1971-1998)?

Can Am 1966/1973 was pretty sensational. Innovative and challenging. Can Am post 1973 was hardly more than a footnote.

The WSCC had some great years like the mid-fifties, 1965-1967 and 1970-1971 when it was bigger or almost bigger than F1, and there was another great era in the late 80s/early 90s - but some rather lean years in between as well.
I doubt anybody here in Europe paid any attention to IMSA in the seventies and suddenly it became very attractive in the eighties - to fizzle out again in the nineties.

So for me, the top is WSCC in the mid sixties/early seventies and late eighties/early nineties - and Can Am in its golden era.
But IMSA at its peak was better than the WSCC or CanAm in their lean years.

One thing is clear for me - today's sports car scene is rather bleak compared to the years when the F1 drivers were top sports car drivers as well.

Edited by scheivlak, 19 September 2011 - 22:39.


#13 Option1

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 00:53

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To answer to the poll, I cant really name one series, IMSA and WSC both had some fantastics years but also dull periods. The Canam was an incredible concept with virtually no limits, the cars were amazing, but it couldnt last long.
I'd rather mention 2 eras, the late 60's-early 70's, and the Group C era, both had lots of manufacturers and strong privateers, very competitive fields, innovative and different car concepts and most of all, gorgeous cars. :)

I think that CanAm and Group C were both victims of their own success. In the end both were completely dominated by a single manufacturer and that always spells doom for a series.

Neil

Edited by Option1, 20 September 2011 - 00:54.


#14 Otaku

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 17:52

Can I say Formula 1 ? :drunk:

'nyways, I'll say Group B in Rally.

#15 Andy865

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 19:38

Can I say Formula 1 ? :drunk:

'nyways, I'll say Group B in Rally.


Your an idiot.

#16 DrProzac

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:52

Group C, Can-Am.

#17 kurski

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:43

World Sportscar Championship was my favorite, and also later in the FIA ​​GT1 in 1997 and 2004-2009. WSC was in every way a great series, even though I had the time to any race track live.