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#1 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:40

Oh dear... http://www.speedcafe...re-ute-in-2013/

In Australia there is a humble support series where they race El Camino style utes. In Australia--a land where you can't buy a Camaro or Mustang without importing it and doing an expensive aftermarket right hand drive conversion--these "2 door muscle cars" from Ford and GM are living Aussie classics, as the true 2 door coupe versions have been out of production for about 30 years and 5 years respectively. :)

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Ford version: http://media.carandd...-s-1280x782.jpg

But on sound advice from marketing experts :rolleyes: , they want to replace it with these..
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To give racing like this.... ( Is it possible to show the meatball flag to the whole field !? :eek: )

It's apparently what the marketing bods at GM, Ford, Toyota and Nissan want... A sure fire way to attract new manufacturers no doubt. :rolleyes:

Certainly not on the scope of the F1 efficiency changes (where is my V12 action thank you very much?), but seemingly a form of poorly-thought-through madness all the same!

Edited by V8 Fireworks, 10 December 2012 - 11:44.