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eastsideTim
eastsideTim PowerDork
10/26/20 6:54 p.m.

Okay, it's been a couple of days since the challenge has finished.  What's in the plans for next year? 

I'm thinking, I could bring the Impala back if it stays under budget, but would rather not.  Hoping Curtis73, wae, or Jerry enter and I can tag along with them.  Failing that, I'm tempted to go with this year's original plan - get a cheap, light car, gut it, and throw nitrous and tires at it.  I also realized, if I am willing to take the $400 or so recoup hit, I have a zero budget 305/700R4 that is coming out of my S10 at some point.  Maybe I should look for a TPI C4 with a blown transmission, and show up with a vettekart.

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/26/20 7:00 p.m.

Provided the country isn't still a steaming cesspool next fall we'll be there but the plan is secret and there will be no build threading 

eastsideTim
eastsideTim PowerDork
10/26/20 7:04 p.m.

In reply to Patrick (Forum Supporter) :

I bet it's going to be a chevellemustangwartburgvwbuggyq45.

 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa SuperDork
10/26/20 7:06 p.m.

In reply to Patrick (Forum Supporter) :

Those are always fun.  Its like a magic trick.  *POOF* RACECAR!

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) MegaDork
10/26/20 7:28 p.m.

Oh that's an easy question.  Plan is to kick all the ass.

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
10/26/20 7:30 p.m.

Tod, Ted and I bought an uncompleted challenge car from another competitor today.

Its a secret until we decide to let the cat out of the bag...

My buddy Brad and his son (who co-drove the forester) bought a running 2001 flood damaged mr2 spyder for $825 this morning.

I talked to Dave, who normally comes with me, and we are planning on bringing back the trailerparkcet for another go at a podium finish.

2021 will be a good year...

gumby (Forum Supporter)
gumby (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
10/26/20 7:36 p.m.

We are bringing a car with a body to slaughter all the karts!

slowbird
slowbird SuperDork
10/26/20 8:03 p.m.

I'm going to stare out the window until my Escort magically fixes itself!

Or maybe I'll stare out the window until it RWD swaps itself.

Oooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrr maybe I'll do something to try to actually fix it. Maybe.

infinitenexus
infinitenexus HalfDork
10/26/20 8:11 p.m.

After finally making it to a challenge I realized I really need to step my game up. The plan is to recoup every single nut and bolt possible so I can afford a turbo and a rollcage, and then invest in the ol' purple crack. I'm going to spend the next year squeezing all I can out of my little crap box and tweaking the suspension and paint. 

BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter)
BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
10/26/20 8:38 p.m.

My brother just bought a cheap crappy Miata. I have a free set of well-used Hoosier SM7s.

I bet we could stick a turbo on it and (probably blow up the tired engine) for under challenge budget.

More likely he will just bring it mostly as-is and compete for slowest drag time.

I really hope I can be there in person.

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/26/20 8:53 p.m.

Was conversation had about special class ?

tb (minimally supportive)
tb (minimally supportive) Dork
10/26/20 8:57 p.m.

I thought about it quite a bit on the drive home and I am actually considering something that I never before thought possible... doing what everyone else does!

 

I've never going to actually win anything, but I just might actually try to make a showing of some sort.

tb (minimally supportive)
tb (minimally supportive) Dork
10/26/20 9:00 p.m.

In reply to Patrick (Forum Supporter) :

Not to my knowledge, but I vote for "cars that actually look like cars"

nocones
nocones UltraDork
10/26/20 9:15 p.m.

I'm bringing the LMP360.  The goal is to finish and do reasonably well.   Except for drag racing.  I'm spending all my power $$ on chassis steel.

nocones
nocones UltraDork
10/26/20 9:16 p.m.

In reply to tb (minimally supportive) :

I'm out.  Unless you count the Porsche 919 as a car..

tb (minimally supportive)
tb (minimally supportive) Dork
10/26/20 9:29 p.m.

In reply to nocones :

919 looks more like a car than many other "vehicles" so sounds good to me. Admittedly, I had to Google lmp360 to even know what that one is! Mostly recognizable as a car type thing and possibly pretty cool...

 

Yes, I count reading build threads amongst the things that other people often do and I have never really done much of, yet.

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
10/26/20 9:32 p.m.

I technically have 2 challenge cars in my yard already. Maybe I'll bring both next year

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/26/20 10:38 p.m.

Planning to bring f-dat back with less bouncy.

Also may go for full aero treatment to compliment LMP360

03Panther
03Panther Dork
10/26/20 11:04 p.m.

Hopefully the need for masks is gone away by next year, and I can tag along on a team, or help as / where I can. I have several options for lower end of the pack cars, but as barefoot found, that's a TON of fun as well. Hard to say right now.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa SuperDork
10/26/20 11:21 p.m.

In reply to Robbie (Forum Supporter) :

My mind has been churning with ideas for that car.  When you get a chance check that email I sent you, I'd love to talk about some of the design stuff for it.

03Panther
03Panther Dork
10/27/20 12:12 a.m.

Will Radwood still be a thing, or has that run its course? I could possibly do an Astro van... but that may be a horrible plansurprise

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
10/27/20 12:29 a.m.

I like to pretend ill have a car. I probably will not have a car. Unless I have a car. 

 

I have been debating for some time the ultimate last chance car. Buy one Thursday, sight unseen, pick it up on the way to the hotel. Figure it out from there..

 

I have also consideres a build based around an interpretation of some rules that will get me most likely thrown out, and maybe even a "don't do that E36 M3 again" rule in print. That amuses me even more. 

 

The truth of the matter is, I'm a terrible builder, have no fabrication skills that I am aware of, and am awful at bargaining. So I'll likely never be a contender unless it falls in my lap. But I do tend to get very creative with rulesets.....

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
10/27/20 12:53 a.m.

I hope to bring out D2D after a crack at Rocky Mtn Drag Week just a few weeks prior to the challenge, hopefully.

Time will tell.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/27/20 8:05 a.m.
Mndsm said:

I have also consideres a build based around an interpretation of some rules that will get me most likely thrown out, and maybe even a "don't do that E36 M3 again" rule in print. That amuses me even more. 

F-Dat had/has an 'ace in the hole' a bit like that. but we didn't use it. At the last minute we decided that it would run afoul of our own internal 'don't be a dick' rule, even though we almost certainly would have been faster (maybe by a lot) in the autox and likely in the drags as well.  

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/27/20 8:06 a.m.
Mr_Asa said:

In reply to Robbie (Forum Supporter) :

My mind has been churning with ideas for that car.  When you get a chance check that email I sent you, I'd love to talk about some of the design stuff for it.

Yes, I quickly looked through it but agree we should chat more. Give me a few days to mull and I'll respond. 

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