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pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
8/24/15 8:05 p.m.

Who would have thought that the hot ticket for this years Grassroots Motorsports Challenge would be giant, softly suspended luxury cars. This ought to be entertaining, to say the least.

I guess it all started with John and his people's choice Q45 last year. Pulling off 11th place while blowing up is pretty impressive, not to mention cheerleaders, beads and a DJ.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
8/24/15 8:06 p.m.

Somehow he finds a twin with 68,000 miles to compete with this year.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
8/24/15 8:09 p.m.

rcutclif enters a V12!!! BMW 7 series. What is he thinking....

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
8/24/15 8:11 p.m.

Dean1484 says screw rear wheel drive and giant engines and throws his hat in the ring with an AWD Jaguar...

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
8/24/15 8:14 p.m.

My buddy decides to bring possibly the most unlikely challenge competitor of the lot a 1995 Buick Roadmaster Wagon. Blue leather baby!

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
8/24/15 8:16 p.m.

I buy a broken Lexus and kick off a debate about fair market value, broken cars and dealer auctions...

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
8/24/15 8:19 p.m.

Willrunifchased brings the beige and buys the car that kicked off the Japanese Luxury invasion in the early 90's.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
8/24/15 8:21 p.m.

So at this point literally a third of this years challenge cars are improbable choices. All I can say is awesome and I can't wait to see how this turns out!

84FSP
84FSP HalfDork
8/24/15 8:22 p.m.

Shaping up to be a solid event already

bmw88rider
bmw88rider Dork
8/24/15 8:28 p.m.

Looks like a really solid lineup and some pretty nice cars coming. I wish I had time. I know a few cars that would be a fit for the class including a nice volvo like what they ran in BTCC.

BlueInGreen44
BlueInGreen44 HalfDork
8/24/15 8:38 p.m.

I think this might be the year I come down to watch. I said that last year... But then there wasn't a herd of luxury boats signed up.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
8/24/15 8:41 p.m.

"The Aristocrats", that I am aware of, in the order which they entered the race:

'90 BMW 750iL (that means V12!)

'90 Infiniti Q45 (the reincarnation)

'95 Buick Roadmaster Wagon (seating for 8)

'99 Lexus GS 400

'04 Jaguar 3.0L X-Type

Edit to include additional:
'95 Lexus LS400

'99 Nissan Maxima

There are still a couple of non-commits hanging in the wings so there will be more!

Another nuance. Though it is not a requirement of The Aristocrat Class, it appears that all these cars will be driven to and from the event. This will include drives from Illinois, Ohio, Mass and Penn.

WillrunifChased
WillrunifChased Reader
8/24/15 8:43 p.m.

The only questions I have is who will run the most nitrous? and who is running on Hoosiers?

My entry is in, I'm set on bringing the LS400 now.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
8/24/15 8:44 p.m.

WillrunifChased of parking lot fiero fame bought a ls 400 this morning.

WillrunifChased
WillrunifChased Reader
8/24/15 8:45 p.m.
pimpm3 wrote: WillrunifChased of parking lot fiero fame bought a ls 400 this morning.

That is your Fiero now, better own up to your own mistakes.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
8/24/15 8:46 p.m.

In reply to WillrunifChased:

What year is the LS400?

200 tread wear Autocross tires for me. Likely Bridgestones and I will have to hyw drive them to and fro.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
8/24/15 8:46 p.m.
JohnRW1621 wrote: There are still a couple of non-commits hanging in the wings so there will be more! Another nuance. Though it is not a requirement of The Aristocrat Class, it appears that all these cars will be driven to and from the event. This will include drives from Illinois, Ohio, Mass and Penn.

Driven to and from the event in style, luxury and comfort!

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
8/24/15 9:01 p.m.

Last year, though I could not prove it, I figured it was the first time that the Infiniti brand had ever been represented at The Challenge. I was certainly sure that there had never been a Q45.

I also made a prediction at The 2014 Challenge; that there would be an All Infiniti Q45 Class the next year. I was trying to show that I had proven a path.

Well, here we are, headed into The 2015 Challenge. Not quite an All Infiniti Q45 Class but I take great pride that "the path" is being followed.

Of our lineup, does anyone remember if the following marques/models have ever been to The Challenge?

Has there ever been a V12 entered?

Ever a Lexus? Jaguar? Buick?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/24/15 9:06 p.m.

Nice. Go big or go home, right?

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
8/24/15 9:12 p.m.

E36 M3. I still have time to buy a dts off a crack head, right?

HappyAndy
HappyAndy UberDork
8/24/15 9:13 p.m.

You need to arrange for a screening of The Aristocratsfilm during the weekend

Driven5
Driven5 Dork
8/24/15 9:15 p.m.

I'm thinking this could be the birth of a whole new racing series...

WillrunifChased
WillrunifChased Reader
8/24/15 9:15 p.m.
JohnRW1621 wrote: In reply to WillrunifChased: What year is the LS400? 200 tread wear Autocross tires for me. Likely Bridgestones and I will have to hyw drive them to and fro.

1995

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
8/24/15 9:18 p.m.

Needs more Cadillac, Lincoln, Mercury and Mercedes. Come on folks lets step up... Tommy you need to bring something ridiculous and diesel.

Edwardh80 needs to bring his Volvo 850 T5 that he bought from me a month ago.

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
8/24/15 9:28 p.m.

I did a Cadillac in '05.

I'll be bringing something much faster.

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