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carguy123
carguy123 Dork
6/30/09 5:33 p.m.

http://www.prescott-hillclimb-images.com/displayimage.php?album=5&pos=0

I don't know if cars like this regularly attend hillclimbs in England but I'd've liked to attend this one!

Makes me want to build a little single seater with nothing more than wheels and engine like several in the last few pics.

See if you can spot the car doing the wheelie

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
6/30/09 6:02 p.m.

that was the last car I expected to do the wheelie

nocones
nocones New Reader
6/30/09 6:05 p.m.

Picture 13 is awesome.

Some neato cars over there.

jpaturzo
jpaturzo New Reader
6/30/09 6:06 p.m.

Anybody know what this is? It's definitely neat looking.

JFX001
JFX001 Dork
6/30/09 6:07 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: that was the last car I expected to do the wheelie

It would be interesting to find out the specs on that car...

MrJoshua
MrJoshua SuperDork
6/30/09 6:07 p.m.
JFX001 wrote:
mad_machine wrote: that was the last car I expected to do the wheelie
It would be interesting to find out the specs on that car...

Did anyone else notice the Toyota emblem on the front?

Rumnhammer
Rumnhammer New Reader
6/30/09 6:14 p.m.

Looks like one of those sports cars based on a mini, I forget what they are called though.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
6/30/09 6:19 p.m.

we talking about the same car? I saw a smart doing a wheelie

ScottRA21
ScottRA21 New Reader
6/30/09 6:31 p.m.

The white car is a Mini Marcos:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_Marcos

bamalama
bamalama Reader
6/30/09 6:31 p.m.
nocones wrote: Picture 13 is awesome. Some neato cars over there.

33 was my favorite.

jpaturzo
jpaturzo New Reader
6/30/09 6:42 p.m.
ScottRA21 wrote: The white car is a Mini Marcos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_Marcos

Awesome, thank you.

Appleseed
Appleseed HalfDork
6/30/09 7:10 p.m.

Totally awesome!

MrJoshua
MrJoshua SuperDork
6/30/09 7:38 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: we talking about the same car? I saw a smart doing a wheelie

Smart has a Toyota badge on the front.

92dxman
92dxman Reader
6/30/09 7:59 p.m.

From the front, that somewhat resembles a Renault Alpine..

TJ
TJ Reader
6/30/09 8:07 p.m.

So if a Smart is doing wheelies does that also mean that it is smart to do wheelies?

fastEddie
fastEddie Dork
6/30/09 8:13 p.m.

My favs - 9, 32, 40, 41 & 65

Yeah, a Smart pulling a wheelie (and with a cage) is not something you see everyday!

Luke
Luke Dork
6/30/09 8:19 p.m.

Love the Lotus Cortina.

That bright orange, slammed, VW Kombi truck-thing is also pretty cool. There's a roll cage in the cabin...I wonder if it went for a run up the hill?

carguy123
carguy123 Dork
6/30/09 9:47 p.m.

Whilst I'd love to do a hill climb for the variety of cars that attended this one, I'd be spending all my time in the paddock area taking pics and asking questions. Like can I sit in it?

vazbmw
vazbmw New Reader
7/1/09 2:37 a.m.

What is with a the Smart doing the wheel stand

Luke
Luke Dork
7/1/09 3:54 a.m.

I did some digging around, and here's the skinny on that Smart. It's powered by a 2.0l Toyota MR-2 engine (3SGE?)

Close up- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hBWVWbQZ4A

In action at Shelsley Walsh - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2Eiryoyz-M

I'm guessing the wheel stand is a result of SWB + powerful, heavier-than-stock engine + aggressive launch.

As an aside, here's what one member of the Mercedes-Benz forum has to say about this particular car:

"Seems like a waste of time, money, energy, and film. Why anyone would do this is beyond me"

What a square! He's like the total opposite of us.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
7/1/09 6:19 a.m.

5 of 70 makes my eyes hard.

aeronca65t
aeronca65t HalfDork
7/1/09 6:29 a.m.

Great stuff. For those of you in the eastern USA, ~This Group~ is excellent.

~HERE~~ is pictures I took at Duryea last year.

Love that SuperSmart

Rusty_Rabbit84
Rusty_Rabbit84 HalfDork
7/1/09 8:19 a.m.

The Cortina pitchin it sideways was awesome!!

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
7/1/09 9:50 a.m.

I have to ask, what is the vertical black bar on the front of every car for? Something to do with the timing system I am guessing?

carguy123
carguy123 Dork
7/1/09 9:51 a.m.

For us to have a hill climb, first we'd have to have a hill.

North Texas isn't as flat as Kansas, but no hills with enough terrain change to even consider a hill climb.

Curvy roads we got so a flat hill climb could work. Do you run on roads that no one lives on?

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