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#1 T54

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 16:15

My kind of folks . I am tempted to enter.

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#2 David Birchall

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 17:41

If you want another driver-count me in!!

#3 ensign14

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 17:57

It's a bit like the Plymouth-Dakar.

#4 Wolf

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 18:08

Actually, I drive a car that could be entered about 4x under the price limit... :p And I wouldn't trade it for anything (well, almost). :D

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 19:48

I was up for this, right until the instant I realised that it's being held approximately 13,000 miles away...

Bugger.

#6 HistoricMustang

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 20:35

Hey, I did the vintage scene for 10 years and most of the time let someone else drive my car so I could start drinking beer early and chase the opposite sex even earlier.

Would that same situation apply here?

Nothing like a man in a uniform walking through the paddock while the better half of the opposite sex is doing his thing in his car and I am free to impress!

Just show up with your clunker, let someone else drive and then enjoy! :clap:

I can not believe my secret to success has finally been let out to the general racing population!

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#7 T54

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 23:37

So do we want to do anything about it? I know I can bring the beer... :)

#8 West3

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 07:59

If the above event is a bit too tame for you this might be of interest.



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Posted 16 September 2006 - 09:00

Originally posted by Twin Window
I was up for this, right until the instant I realised that it's being held approximately 13,000 miles away...

Bugger.


Likewise Stuart, I was gutted, it sounds like motorsport and fun rolled into one, but the telling remark is

1.1: Organizer Decisions: Organizer's decisions are final. If you don't like it, tough. Get your own race.

It's those last four words!!!!!!!! An English version, and for Charateee mate!!!

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 11:11

I see that safety-related items are not included in the $500 expenditure; so is there scope here for a really extensive roll-cage tying up all the suspension mounting points to be become, de facto the chassis?
Or am I approaching this in the wrong frame of mind?
;)

#11 f1steveuk

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 11:22

Originally posted by 2F-001
I see that safety-related items are not included in the $500 expenditure; so is there scope here for a really extensive roll-cage tying up all the suspension mounting points to be become, de facto the chassis?
Or am I approaching this in the wrong frame of mind?
;)


I like the cut of your jib!! Looking at the regs and thinking "Chapmanesque" how to make it, "more fun"!!!

#12 T54

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 15:21

Or am I approaching this in the wrong frame of mind?


I think that the whole idea is to have the frame disintegrate in the 9th hour while comfortably leading, so that the opportunity to use the Weller soldering gun arise. :cat:

#13 2F-001

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 16:38

Nah... duct tape!
:)

#14 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 21:59

So...what would be the weapon of choice for this event? :D

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#15 David Birchall

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 22:32

How about an early (ish) RX7? :up:

#16 TooTall

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 23:34

I'm thinking AMC Gremlin, the one with a straight six and a four speed. That or a Cadillac Cimarron with the Jr. Pimp gold trim kit. One question. Will the Hells Angels be in charge of crowd control again?

Cheers,
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#17 Bruce R Moxon

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 02:02

Originally posted by TooTall
That or a Cadillac Cimarron with the Jr. Pimp gold trim kit. One question.
Cheers,
Kurt



For Aussies and Kiwis, that's a Holden Camira!

Hmm a 2.0 litre Camira? Or a Volvo 240 maybe.

Wish there was such an event here in Oz. I'd be there in a flash.


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Posted 17 September 2006 - 02:24

Originally posted by Bruce R Moxon



For Aussies and Kiwis, that's a Holden Camira!

Hmm a 2.0 litre Camira? Or a Volvo 240 maybe.

Wish there was such an event here in Oz. I'd be there in a flash.


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#19 Bruce R Moxon

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 02:29

Originally posted by cosworth bdg
Are you a dreamer?


Yes. Yes I am.


I'd love to see such an event here. I'd love motorsport to be made more accessible to ordinary people. Call it an evangelical thing, without the religion.



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#20 T54

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 03:34

I was thinking of an '85 or so Buick Regal for an even 300 bucks from the Auto Trader, then 4 new over-inflated Cornell tires from Pep Boys for $120.00, the 80 bucks remaining for building the cage and the front shock towers stiffener bar. We dump the heavy bumpers and the back seat for $10.00 to a junkyard, empty the trunk from the rat droppings and the spare wheel, remove the air filter, run a couple of tanks full of fuel injector cleaner and cruise to an easy win while playing Johnny Mathis cassettes if no one has stolen the Delco radio from the pile.

What do you say? :)

#21 cosworth bdg

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 04:03

But do not involve a GM or FORD product............

#22 Bondy

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 04:38

Moxo, id be happy to drive you in the Prokart series, perhaps next years 24 hour race???? Some guys from Auto Action and Modern Motor currently run a kart in the series.....

#23 Bruce R Moxon

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 07:53

Originally posted by Bondy
Moxo, id be happy to drive you in the Prokart series, perhaps next years 24 hour race???? Some guys from Auto Action and Modern Motor currently run a kart in the series.....


sounds good!

Can I drive a Camira?

PM me - I could be interested.


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