Sarah Young
Sarah Young Editorial/Art Assistant
1/16/18 11:09 a.m.

Misfit Toys Racing had come to a consensus by the time they reached Florida: “Driving the Wartburg is like being waterboarded. It doesn’t kill you, but it feels like it should.”

Maybe that’s what a 1959 Wartburg print ad meant when it promised the car would “provide an entirely new motoring sensat…

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Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
1/16/18 12:38 p.m.

Wonder where it is now...

JThw8
JThw8 UltimaDork
1/16/18 1:13 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

Hmmm.....one never knows.... ;)

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
1/16/18 1:14 p.m.

In reply to JThw8 :

Jesus, don't tell me you have it again.....

JThw8
JThw8 UltimaDork
1/16/18 1:16 p.m.

In reply to Mndsm :

Nope, not me, I've converted to a life of normalcy....

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
1/16/18 1:33 p.m.
JThw8 said:

In reply to Mndsm :

Nope, not me, I've converted to a life of normalcy....

My arse

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy SuperDork
1/16/18 6:09 p.m.
Patrick said:

Wonder where it is now...

I would LS swap your mom if it were legal

After seeing your magic with Darth Nader, I'm looking forward to the build thread. wink

MotorsportsGordon
MotorsportsGordon New Reader
1/16/18 6:37 p.m.

The Wartburg engine was later used in a sports car the Melkus rs1000 it used 3 carbs instead of one and had higher compression ratio.

MazdaFace
MazdaFace Reader
1/17/18 8:58 a.m.

cool article yes

littleturquoiseb
littleturquoiseb HalfDork
1/17/18 4:28 p.m.

The headline is a bit misleading ... we actually accomplished all three events!

JThw8
JThw8 UltimaDork
1/18/18 8:27 a.m.
littleturquoiseb said:

The headline is a bit misleading ... we actually accomplished all three events!

Indeed we did, first ever "trifecta of crap" winners

But...trivia time.....who was the 2nd? And yes kids there was a 2nd, because we weren't the only nutters.  The 2nd place finishers "lost" only because they had their run at Lemons scheduled for after the GRM Challenge.

JThw8
JThw8 UltimaDork
1/18/18 8:28 a.m.
Patrick said:
JThw8 said:

In reply to Mndsm :

Nope, not me, I've converted to a life of normalcy....

My arse

No really, I drive a hybrid now.... ;)

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
1/19/18 11:24 a.m.

Can a vw trike mashup really be called a hybrid?  

JThw8
JThw8 UltimaDork
1/19/18 12:12 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

lol....ok, well I do still have that little oddball running around.   Hopefully starting paint on that soon.

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