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OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle SuperDork
10/24/20 2:46 p.m.
Tom Suddard said:

Can't you all let anything be a surprise? I'll turn sharing back on as soon as the awards have been given out. cheeky

...you posted the link

 

edit: would you mind removing the image with personal info?

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
10/24/20 2:57 p.m.
OHSCrifle said:
Tom Suddard said:

Can't you all let anything be a surprise? I'll turn sharing back on as soon as the awards have been given out. cheeky

...you posted the link

 

edit: would you mind removing the image with personal info?

Is that edit sufficient?

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle SuperDork
10/24/20 3:06 p.m.

In reply to sleepyhead the buffalo :

Yes it is. Gracias. 

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/24/20 3:13 p.m.

In reply to OHSCrifle :

Too late I already signed everyone up for pornhub trials

spacecadet (Forum Supporter)
spacecadet (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
10/24/20 3:13 p.m.

I wanna know more about the K swapped CRX.

we all know how creative the accounting can get so i'm sure it's legit..

but I wanna know the details.. cause its friggin awesome and i'm very impressed.

 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
10/24/20 3:26 p.m.
Brett_Murphy (Ex-Patrón) said:

HOLY SMOKE! It looks like they got the wee Subaru Van running right this year. It's FIFTEEN SECONDS faster than the 2nd Place entry right now.

Sounds like I picked the wrong year to skip. 

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 HalfDork
10/24/20 3:58 p.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard :

Can we see now? Lol

John Welsh (Moderate Supporter)
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) Mod Squad
10/24/20 4:01 p.m.
surfshibby07 said:

In reply to Tom Suddard :

Can we see now? Lol

Expect secrecy until the results are announced at the event banquet dinner then released afterwards. Probably after 8pm.

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 HalfDork
10/24/20 4:02 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) :

Everyone has left and received awards already lol

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/24/20 4:03 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) :

awards ceremony was at track should be over by now, no banquet 

 

John Welsh (Moderate Supporter)
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) Mod Squad
10/24/20 4:03 p.m.

Oops

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/24/20 4:04 p.m.

Yub. No official banquet. Awards at the track. I won everything by a million points.

John Welsh (Moderate Supporter)
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) Mod Squad
10/24/20 4:08 p.m.

In reply to MrJoshua :

You're a winner in my book! 

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 HalfDork
10/24/20 4:08 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) :

No worries. Didnt want to ruin it for anyone who didnt know, just want to see my dynamic score

John Welsh (Moderate Supporter)
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) Mod Squad
10/24/20 4:14 p.m.

In reply to surfshibby07 :

Which car is yours? 

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 HalfDork
10/24/20 4:15 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) :

The rx7

John Welsh (Moderate Supporter)
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) Mod Squad
10/24/20 4:18 p.m.

In reply to surfshibby07 :

Spectacular! 

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 HalfDork
10/24/20 4:21 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) :

Thanks! Im very happy with it. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
10/24/20 4:43 p.m.

Sorry everybody, Having some trouble getting the spreadsheet into an easily-shareable format. Should have it ready shortly. 

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/24/20 4:44 p.m.
Javelin (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) :

Would the Avalon realistically pass tech at any other event? So if it really a fair answer to "what can you race"?

Why not?

I worked on the car, and I am not aware of anything that would not meet tech. 

Ugly?  Yes. But it is significantly safer than a whole bunch of cars that have showed up at the Challenge in the last 16 years that I have been attending. 
 

There is also a little bit more effort that aligns with the editorial goals of the event then you may be giving credit. As it sits, it's a weekend hack-job.  But it is part of a 3 year plan that will be a car that will be a strong contender for an overall win.

This was just a test run of the drive train. A proof of concept.  
 

More cars should come with similar planning. Year 1- build something easy that proves the direction you are heading and let's you compete.  Year 2- do major fabrication that transforms it into a completely different car.  Year 3- dial it in and make it extremely difficult to beat.

In some ways it is already significantly more effort than the many of cars that have come to the Challenge over the years.

That's exactly the approach I wish more people would take.  It's what it take to win, and to generate the kind of content that is truly worthy of the magazine. 

CrustyRedXpress (Forum Supporter)
CrustyRedXpress (Forum Supporter) Reader
10/24/20 4:50 p.m.

In reply to spacecadet (Forum Supporter) :

Two man team from Philly and I'm sorry I can't remember their names- they brought a turbo CRX last year. The lead tech did a great job of using the rule where your time is valued at minimum wage. He did an engine swap on a person's car (12 hours of work, 7.25 per hour is 87$) and was traded a k series in exchange, which is on the books for the $87. He cleared it with the forum ahead of time but I can't find the thread.

EDIT: I forgot-that CRX actually ran the challenge previously some years back with a matchbox livery. 

spacecadet (Forum Supporter)
spacecadet (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
10/24/20 4:58 p.m.

In reply to CrustyRedXpress (Forum Supporter) :

Awesome! Now the numbers make a lot more sense, take a $1k motor(maybe more depending on the other parts) out of the equation and I can definitely see how you get under $2k. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa SuperDork
10/24/20 5:10 p.m.

I spent the entire drive home daydreaming about building a car...

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/24/20 5:10 p.m.

In reply to SVreX (Forum Supporter) :

That's how i try to roll.  Year 1 I brought my car to see how it was, year 2 I refined it, year 3 i tested, changed some stuff, and went home with a podium trophy.  This was to be year 2 development of the next car(I already know what it can do as it sits) but I'll just do all my testing and refining through the spring and summer and come back on basically year 3 in the development timeline.  It's a good formula because it's proven multiple times.  

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/24/20 5:22 p.m.

In reply to DeadSkunk (Warren) :

Looks like GT 1, microvanthing 2, ed 3, robbie 4, jonathan 5

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