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RealMiniParker
RealMiniParker UberDork
11/7/16 9:09 p.m.

In reply to noddaz:

It is pretty awesome, though.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson MegaDork
11/8/16 5:21 a.m.
Stefan (Not Bruce) wrote:
NickD wrote:
Stefan (Not Bruce) wrote:
NickD wrote:
Trackmouse wrote: In reply to NickD: Ok, I have so many questions about that car! Why a first ten legend? Why to rwd? And then why ford motor? I love it, but I must understand it.

Sorry for the late reply. Hmm, A) Why not? B) Why not? and C) Why not?

They WERE sold in the UK as a Rover and in the US as a Sterling, so perhaps that helps with car classification?

Doesn't explain the Ford power though, but sometimes you go with what you know.

Wasn't Thundersaloon just kind of a silhouette class anyways?

Wouldn't surprise me, but those situations can breed some interesting choices depending on how the rules are written.

There's also potential sponsor tie-ins and sometimes, just for the hell of it because its racing and racing should be fun.

Yes it was a silhouette class. My fav that i actually saw was a Sierra Cosworth with a Porsche 962 engine in the nose.

mr2peak
mr2peak Dork
11/24/16 4:44 p.m.

This thread shall never die

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi UberDork
12/17/16 5:28 p.m.

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G_Body_Man
G_Body_Man SuperDork
12/17/16 5:45 p.m.

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero UltraDork
12/18/16 9:18 a.m.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson MegaDork
12/18/16 12:26 p.m.
chandlerGTi wrote:  photo DF91D5AC-195F-4B20-88C1-08C46919A0B7_zpscwpvdbf2.jpg

Wide body MkIII Escort, so 80's cool. Ford nearly went Group B with one pre RS200.

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero UltraDork
12/18/16 1:32 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson wrote: Wide body MkIII Escort, so 80's cool. Ford nearly went Group B with one pre RS200.

Crikey!!

nocones
nocones UltraDork
12/18/16 7:44 p.m.

How did I not post these here? Forgive me and please allow me to correct that issue now.  photo IMG_20161112_144805406_zpsnrlnowm2.jpg  photo IMG_20161112_144847008_zpssyhpadju.jpg

daeman
daeman HalfDork
12/18/16 9:10 p.m.

daeman
daeman HalfDork
12/18/16 9:12 p.m.

Wall-e
Wall-e MegaDork
12/18/16 9:13 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson wrote:
chandlerGTi wrote:  photo DF91D5AC-195F-4B20-88C1-08C46919A0B7_zpscwpvdbf2.jpg

Wide body MkIII Escort, so 80's cool. Ford nearly went Group B with one pre RS200.

How different were they from the 80s Escorts we had here? The shape looks similar. I always liked that body style.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson MegaDork
12/19/16 7:35 a.m.
Wall-e wrote: How different were they from the 80s Escorts we had here? The shape looks similar. I always liked that body style.

Like many cars in the late 70's and early 80's the American version was a massivley diluted and crapped up version of a basically good car. See also Cavalier, Chevette, Daweoo LeMans.

BAsically the same car deep deep deep underneath. Each of these cars were great family haulers, brilliant hot hatches and outstanding race and rally cars over in Europe. The Escort XR3 and RS1600 and the Astra GTE were super hot Yuppie status symbols in the 80's, while over here they were turgid piles of unimaginative crap.

Wall-e
Wall-e MegaDork
12/19/16 11:29 a.m.

I never realized there was a European Cavalier. All this time I'd been holding out for a Japanese one.

kanaric
kanaric Dork
12/19/16 11:48 a.m.

subtle box flares.

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi UberDork
1/29/17 5:22 p.m.

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wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy Dork
1/29/17 5:59 p.m.

MulletTruck
MulletTruck Reader
3/6/17 9:27 a.m.

The Kyza

Everything these guys do is awesome.

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yasiddesign/

https://www.instagram.com/the_kyza/

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy Dork
3/19/17 5:35 p.m.

Lof8
Lof8 HalfDork
3/28/17 12:23 p.m.

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Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson MegaDork
3/28/17 1:08 p.m.

In reply to Lof8:

While displaying an appalling lack of 'box' with the flares, that is very cool.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
4/19/17 12:08 p.m.

Heads up, box flares are now haute coutoure. TRA Kyoto, maker of the Rocket Bunny series of widebody kits, has a new line out called Pandem, which are (hellaciously expensive) box flares with the obligatory exposed fasteners:

I suppose the clear aesthetic superiority of the box flare over other kinds of flare could only fly under the stancebros' radar for so long

NickD
NickD SuperDork
4/19/17 1:18 p.m.

PMRacing
PMRacing SuperDork
4/19/17 6:48 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson wrote: In reply to Lof8: While displaying an appalling lack of 'box' with the flares, that is very cool.

You're looking at it wrong. It's a box with flares instead of box shaped flares.

Knurled
Knurled MegaDork
4/19/17 9:28 p.m.
noddaz wrote: While these are not actually box flares...

That is the opposite of a box flare and the lack of suspension travel capability makes it a fail. Hard fail. All it needs is to be photographed in a graffiti-filled industrial area, with the parking lights on, while the owner makes some sort of imitated gang sign, to complete its journey of failitude.

I mean, cripes, look at the splitter on the thing. The car must have a half inch of suspension travel in either direction. That's a hardparking car, not anything that is meant to go fast.

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