Apexcarver
Apexcarver SuperDork
7/28/09 9:30 p.m.

We all love vintage cars and vintage cars racing.

what is the oldest car you have ever seen autocross?

I submit the following video I took the other day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQDbESek5DI

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair Dork
7/28/09 9:33 p.m.

that's awesome!

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave SuperDork
7/28/09 9:38 p.m.

Buy a tripod. I felt like I was watching the Blair Witch Project.

dean1484
dean1484 Dork
7/28/09 9:41 p.m.

Timed with a calendar.

Apexcarver
Apexcarver SuperDork
7/28/09 9:41 p.m.

I forgot to add, apologies for the video quality, this was shot with my 7.2mpxl digital camera. I used what I had on hand. Plus with my other hand I was working the mic

junkbuggie
junkbuggie New Reader
7/28/09 10:18 p.m.

that was great!

Josh
Josh HalfDork
7/28/09 10:41 p.m.

I remember seeing pictures and a story either in Sportscar or GRM several years ago about a 1923 Model T that was pretty seriously built for D-Mod. As I recall it ran at numerous national events and looked totally awesome. Of course, there is now no evidence whatsoever on the internet that this vehicle ever actually existed, so I look like a liar whenever I bring this up. Anyone here know what I am talking about?

P71
P71 SuperDork
7/29/09 12:17 a.m.

I saw an all-steel '32 Ford Roadster autocross at Packwood earlier in the year. It was driven by a seriously cool old dude and obviously made some power. He looped it one and was aggressive, but not overly so. It was the coolest autocross I've ever seen and I don't like street rods. Major props for using a car that clean like it was meant to. Saw him driving the twisty mountain roads home later that day.

maroon92
maroon92 SuperDork
7/29/09 12:44 a.m.
Josh said: I remember seeing pictures and a story either in Sportscar or GRM several years ago about a 1923 Model T that was pretty seriously built for D-Mod. As I recall it ran at numerous national events and looked totally awesome. Of course, there is now no evidence whatsoever on the internet that this vehicle ever actually existed, so I look like a liar whenever I bring this up. Anyone here know what I am talking about?

Don't worry, I remember it too...the "not a 7" decals stuck in my head the deepest...pretty cool.

petegossett
petegossett Dork
7/29/09 4:30 a.m.

And as I remember it was built much like a 7, but was just "stock" enough to count as a T for classing.

We used to have a guy who regularly drove his 58 MGA down to our events, about 130mi each way. He'd do really well too, although finding DOT tires skinny enough to fit was becoming difficult ~5-years ago when we last saw him.

It wasn't uncommon for him to do some emergency engine repair/overhaul in the pits and/or drive it home on 3-cyl.

cghstang
cghstang New Reader
7/29/09 6:13 a.m.

Not autocross, but a rallycross (fun run, and slow) 1930 Chevrolet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Ij9I9lcrg

I believe it had completed the Paris to Peking Rally, eastsidemav would know more.

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder Technical Editor/Advertising Director
7/29/09 6:39 a.m.
petegossett wrote: And as I remember it was built much like a 7, but was just "stock" enough to count as a T for classing. We used to have a guy who regularly drove his 58 MGA down to our events, about 130mi each way. He'd do really well too, although finding DOT tires skinny enough to fit was becoming difficult ~5-years ago when we last saw him. It wasn't uncommon for him to do some emergency engine repair/overhaul in the pits and/or drive it home on 3-cyl.

That was Del Long. He's now in another locost 7 with an offset K-series (which Jeff Cashmore drove to the win at Topeka last year).

I know the MGA you're talking about...Champaign area, right? I went to an event in Champaign in 1996 and he was there. Very respectable times.

JmfnB
JmfnB SuperDork
7/29/09 6:44 a.m.
Josh wrote: I remember seeing pictures and a story either in Sportscar or GRM several years ago about a 1923 Model T that was pretty seriously built for D-Mod. As I recall it ran at numerous national events and looked totally awesome. Of course, there is now no evidence whatsoever on the internet that this vehicle ever actually existed, so I look like a liar whenever I bring this up. Anyone here know what I am talking about?

I almost owned that car after the 2002 Challenge. It is real and was really built in response to all of the Locosts built that were dominating the field. Google Del Long.

petegossett
petegossett Dork
7/29/09 6:59 a.m.
Per Schroeder wrote: That was Del Long. He's now in another locost 7 with an offset K-series (which Jeff Cashmore drove to the win at Topeka last year). I know the MGA you're talking about...Champaign area, right? I went to an event in Champaign in 1996 and he was there. Very respectable times.

Yeah that's it, Barney Gaylord was the owner of the MGA. He quit coming to events several years ago & no one heard from him since. Cool guy & cool car.

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder Technical Editor/Advertising Director
7/29/09 7:09 a.m.

Here's his website: http://www.mgaguru.com/

Ian F
Ian F HalfDork
7/29/09 7:34 a.m.

So far, the oldest car I've seen is a '67 Barracuda that apparently runs in SM occasionally. Looks basically stock... even has a bench seat... he puts on slightly wider/stickier tires but otherwise it looks like your average, every day muscle car... Was really cool to see it run.

One of our local regulars runs a '71 Lotus Seven.

Hopefully, as I go to more events, I'll see some more interesting stuff running...

slantvaliant
slantvaliant Reader
7/29/09 8:24 a.m.

Reminds me of this: B&C

Buzz Killington
Buzz Killington Reader
7/30/09 12:39 p.m.
Ian F wrote: So far, the oldest car I've seen is a '67 Barracuda that apparently runs in SM occasionally. Looks basically stock... even has a bench seat... he puts on slightly wider/stickier tires but otherwise it looks like your average, every day muscle car... Was really cool to see it run. One of our local regulars runs a '71 Lotus Seven. Hopefully, as I go to more events, I'll see some more interesting stuff running...

Matt hustles that 'Cuda around pretty well, too. but w/ no power steering, it's apparently quite a workout.

the best part about Jack's '71 Lotus is that it's legal in C Stock, where it is murder on the rest of the class. i REALLY hope he gets it out to Lincioln this year (this is the last year it will be legal for Nats).

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