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mr2peak Dork
1/23/16 4:16 a.m.

What reasonable car has never been entered into the challenge? Something available in the USA and made in the last 45ish years, so 1970 on. Reasonable as in affordable for challenge money, and not a huge MACK truck or fire truck, etc.

Anyone ever built a fiat x1/9?

BrokenYugo UltimaDork
1/23/16 4:29 a.m.


JohnRW1621 MegaDork
1/23/16 6:02 a.m.

The answer used to include Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln.
More than just chassis, those brands had never been in The Challenge until recent.
2015 also included the first V12 ever entered in the '90 BMW 750iL.

Biturbo is what everyone wants to see!

spin_out Reader
1/23/16 6:26 a.m.

I know the TR7/8 has been done. Mercury Zephyr?

JohnRW1621 MegaDork
1/23/16 6:29 a.m.

There were two Buick Roadmaster wagons planned for 2015 but neither made it.
I don't think there has ever been a Buick.
A Buick Reatta with a 3800SC would be nice!

For 2015 there was a Jaguar X-type planned that did not make it.
I don't think there has ever been a Jag.

JohnRW1621 MegaDork
1/23/16 6:38 a.m.

As for X1/9, I can not confirm or deny but I seem to sense that there was once in the early years running a Dodge turbo engine.

Adrian_Thompson UltimaDork
1/23/16 6:55 a.m.

Ford Cortina
Austin Mini
Austin America
Opel Kadett
Hillman Imp
Merkur Scorpio
Capri XR2?
Alfa 164
MAzda 626 Ford Escape - Great cheap AWD Chassis and 3.0L V6...Remember the Cherokee!!!!

sethmeister4 SuperDork
1/23/16 8:31 a.m.

Pretty sure my Maxima was the first one ever. I'm sure there are tons of generic sedans and such that have never been there. It'd be cool if we had a link on the forum for all past challenges and the results.

Oh, and +1 for a Biturbo.

wheels777 Dork
1/23/16 8:49 a.m.
Adrian_Thompson wrote: Ford Cortina


The_Jed PowerDork
1/23/16 8:54 a.m.

Lincoln Mark VII ?

oldopelguy UltraDork
1/23/16 9:45 a.m.

Free Opel Kadett to anyone serious about entering it!

pimpm3 Dork
1/23/16 9:53 a.m.

Honda odyssey...

bluej GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/23/16 10:40 a.m.

Hmmmmmm. Has there been a Volvo wagon?

KyAllroad SuperDork
1/23/16 10:46 a.m.


JamesMcD Dork
1/23/16 11:16 a.m.

Has there ever been a Starion / Conquest?

Adrian_Thompson UltimaDork
1/23/16 11:27 a.m.
wheels777 wrote:
Adrian_Thompson wrote: Ford Cortina

Cool, when?

What about a 2 stroke Saab?

DeadSkunk UltraDork
1/23/16 11:30 a.m.

TE27 Corolla?

Adrian_Thompson UltimaDork
1/23/16 11:54 a.m.

Toyota Pius?

NickD HalfDork
1/23/16 11:56 a.m.

EA71/EA82-chassis Subarus? (Bonus points if it's a BRAT, double bonus points if said BRAT still has the rear jumpseats, triple bonus points if you convince a staffer to ride in said jumpseats during an autocross lap)

Subaru XT Turbo/XT6?

Subaru SVX? (Dem double windows....)

penultimeta Reader
1/23/16 12:20 p.m.

Turbo Caravan? Syclone/Typhoon?

Stefan (Not Bruce)
Stefan (Not Bruce) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/23/16 12:25 p.m.
penultimeta wrote: Turbo Caravan?

First year of the Challenge ($1500 limit). Nearly won it, lost to a Cosworth Vega powered MG driven by an absolute clown.

Stefan (Not Bruce)
Stefan (Not Bruce) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/23/16 12:26 p.m.
KyAllroad wrote: Allroad?

Too heavy to push.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltimaDork
1/23/16 12:36 p.m.

Was there ever a Corvair? I don't recall.

Stefan (Not Bruce)
Stefan (Not Bruce) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/23/16 1:24 p.m.

Yup. AngryCorvair brought a V8 swapped one I believe.

There's been a V8 swapped Zamboni too.

22track New Reader
1/23/16 1:29 p.m.

Lancia Scorpion?

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