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neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
10/15/11 8:53 p.m.
Streetwiseguy wrote:
neon4891 wrote: I have plans to challenge build a Windstar.
Dude showed up at the Calgary chumpcar race with an SVO swapped windstar. It was fairly speedy, for the short periods of time it wasn't getting engines swapped.

My plan is simply add lightness and the shortest/widest/stickiest tires that will fit a 15"x6" wheel. The tire size I'm looking at drops the van 1.5". Not to mention the "gearing" advantage a shorter tire will add.

Rob_Mopar
Rob_Mopar Dork
10/15/11 8:54 p.m.
pete240z wrote: The Datsun F10 Woody Wagon

I think Pete might have it. This was the best I could find.

lnlds
lnlds New Reader
10/15/11 9:05 p.m.

maybe?

Rob_Mopar
Rob_Mopar Dork
10/15/11 9:16 p.m.
lnlds wrote: maybe?

Since you are new, you missed the $2010 Challenge coverage:

Keep trying though.

Will
Will Dork
10/15/11 9:47 p.m.
Rob_Mopar wrote:
Will wrote: I can't imagine the circumstances that would inspire me to race my 62 Thunderbird. Although sadly, at 4,293 pounds, it's not too much heavier than a new Camaro or Challenger, and people race those.
Are you sure?

Forgot about that car. That had to be unpleasant.

WhiteLX
WhiteLX New Reader
10/15/11 10:15 p.m.
mr2peak wrote: I actually think the answer here is a Prius. Yes people have brought them to the drag strip, but I don't think they will ever truly be raced. The 240d is a w123, and those have been raced/rallied quite a bit. The Prius chassis, no.

San Diego region...

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donalson
donalson GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/15/11 10:20 p.m.
Rob_Mopar wrote:
lnlds wrote: maybe?
Since you are new, you missed the $2010 Challenge coverage: Keep trying though.

funny enough... I was looking though my 2010 challenge mag just yesterday and looked at that one and then thought how GRM should do a "where are they now" special of some of the more notable challenge cars lol...

ScottRA21
ScottRA21 Reader
10/15/11 11:09 p.m.

Still, I don't think anyone has raced a Popemobile:

Or does it not classify because of it's purpose built nature/rarity?

Twin_Cam
Twin_Cam SuperDork
10/16/11 8:25 a.m.

Chrysler LeBaron. Convertible, especially. My wife (at the time, girlfriend) owned one when we started dating- she asked if we could autocross it. I gave her a flat "hell no" and that ended there. Mushiest suspension ever fitted to a car, worst brakes, a chassis as flexible as a Cirque du Soleil performer, and nose-heavy understeer to boot.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt SuperDork
10/16/11 8:37 a.m.
Twin_Cam wrote: Chrysler LeBaron. Convertible, especially. My wife (at the time, girlfriend) owned one when we started dating- she asked if we could autocross it. I gave her a flat "hell no" and that ended there. Mushiest suspension ever fitted to a car, worst brakes, a chassis as flexible as a Cirque du Soleil performer, and nose-heavy understeer to boot.

Huh? They're basically a dressed up Dodge Daytona, and I'm surprised one hasn't turned up at the Challenge yet. Maybe the turbo models came with better suspension and brakes.

thestig99
thestig99 Reader
10/16/11 9:34 a.m.

Miata.

EvanR
EvanR Reader
10/16/11 3:34 p.m.
MadScientistMatt wrote:
Twin_Cam wrote: Chrysler LeBaron. Convertible, especially. My wife (at the time, girlfriend) owned one when we started dating- she asked if we could autocross it. I gave her a flat "hell no" and that ended there. Mushiest suspension ever fitted to a car, worst brakes, a chassis as flexible as a Cirque du Soleil performer, and nose-heavy understeer to boot.
Huh? They're basically a dressed up Dodge Daytona, and I'm surprised one hasn't turned up at the Challenge yet. Maybe the turbo models came with better suspension and brakes.

I'm pretty sure I remember a Turbo LeBaron at an early Challenge. There was a team that would run a Turbo MoPar anything. One year they ran a convert, complete with bull horn hood ornament.

thestig99
thestig99 Reader
10/16/11 3:45 p.m.

Ssanyong Rodius

Taiden
Taiden Dork
10/16/11 3:48 p.m.

After much thinking, I came up with this

Then I found this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGULcLUr0I4

Osterkraut
Osterkraut SuperDork
10/16/11 3:50 p.m.

For the nature of this exercise, we need to exclude stock vehicles autocrossed for a "what the hell, why not do it once?" run.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt SuperDork
10/16/11 3:56 p.m.

IIRC, the Boss Hong (entered by a team that usually does Hondas) was a Dodge 600.

There are also a couple LeBarons out there running around with V8 conversion kits developed for running various K-car based things in Pro Stock.

noddaz
noddaz GRM+ Memberand New Reader
10/16/11 4:21 p.m.
Taiden wrote: After much thinking, I came up with this Then I found this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGULcLUr0I4

Wow.. that vid was amazing...

noddaz
noddaz GRM+ Memberand New Reader
10/16/11 4:22 p.m.
ScottRA21 wrote: Still, I don't think anyone has raced a Popemobile: Or does it not classify because of it's purpose built nature/rarity?

It's a one off.. Doesn't count...

turboswede
turboswede SuperDork
10/16/11 4:44 p.m.

A local group runs a 2.5L TBI 5-speed minivan in Lemons and ChumpCar. They do well with it.

HappyAndy
HappyAndy HalfDork
10/16/11 9:04 p.m.
pete240z wrote: The Datsun F10 Woody Wagon

Oh I would definitely race that! Is this a shooting brake? Where's that old shooting brake thread, I think this needs to be added in.

mmosbey
mmosbey GRM+ Memberand Reader
10/16/11 10:21 p.m.
ScottRA21 wrote: Still, I don't think anyone has raced a Popemobile: Or does it not classify because of it's purpose built nature/rarity?

It's a W163.

The0retical
The0retical New Reader
10/17/11 4:58 a.m.

Cover the childrens eyes!

HappyAndy
HappyAndy HalfDork
10/17/11 6:15 a.m.
The0retical wrote: Cover the childrens eyes!

Does a demolition derby count as racing?

Twin_Cam
Twin_Cam SuperDork
10/17/11 6:29 a.m.

Wow...ok I stand corrected about the LeBaron. Although one with a V8 stuffed in it and RWD conversion hardly seems like the same car...and I'm amazed one showed up at the Challenge.

I think we may have a winner in the Aztec.

JThw8
JThw8 SuperDork
10/17/11 6:51 a.m.
The0retical wrote: Cover the childrens eyes!

I happen to know that Speedycop (same guy responsible for the red T-bird above) has just procured one of these for sub-$500 and will be racing it in Lemons.

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