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Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy SuperDork
10/22/17 8:42 p.m.

Ok, with the 2017 challenge in the rear view mirror, let's start planning for next year.

 

What's the sub class for 2018 going to be?

bigdaddylee82
bigdaddylee82 UltraDork
10/22/17 8:45 p.m.

Seeing what GT did with that Insight, I'm going to say...

Mid Engine

Whether it came that way or you make it that way.  There should be a plethora of hatches, trucks, vans, economy cars, etc. given the DIY GRM Shogun treatment.

yupididit
yupididit Dork
10/22/17 8:47 p.m.

Malaise era big American cars

NGTD
NGTD UberDork
10/22/17 8:48 p.m.
yupididit said:

Malaise era big American cars

Aren't they all Donks by now?

yupididit
yupididit Dork
10/22/17 9:32 p.m.
NGTD said:
yupididit said:

Malaise era big American cars

Aren't they all Donks by now?

They don't make good donks. G-body, bubble caprice/impalas, panther crown vics/grand marques all make great cars to donk.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
10/22/17 9:40 p.m.

Wagons? Or did we do that?

jstand
jstand Dork
10/22/17 9:44 p.m.
NGTD said:
yupididit said:

Malaise era big American cars

Aren't they all Donks by now?

Then make it a donk class. 

Im not sure how the autocross would go, but the drag portion could be interesting. The right tire and wheel combo could make for a modern gasser:

 

Pattyo
Pattyo Reader
10/22/17 9:46 p.m.

Air cooled 

Jerry
Jerry UltraDork
10/22/17 9:50 p.m.

The popular choices were wagons and police cars, along with malaise era.  My xB is almost challenge priced, if I could sell off about $500 worth of interior.

ManhattanM (fka NY535iManual)
ManhattanM (fka NY535iManual) Reader
10/22/17 9:59 p.m.

"Swedish E36 M3boxes"?

There are a lot of SAABs out there that can get stupid fast for low bucks. 

Ovid_and_Flem
Ovid_and_Flem Dork
10/22/17 10:01 p.m.

Next year is the 20th anniversary event I think.  Traditionally the recognized gift is CHINA for 20 year celebrations.

LET'S DO CHINESE CARS!!!!

Oh snap no such beast readily available.

OK... .how about this.  Harbor Freight Predator 6.5 hp engines are made in china.  Most "yard karts" are made in china.  Let's have Formula Yard Kart series...Simple rules...chassis must be used CL yard kart. Spec HF 6.5 predator motor.  $400 build budget including engine.  Run a shortened autocross and head to head 100 foot drag race Saturday morning during concours, rain or shine.

Your arse to wide for a single seater?  Buy you a tandem yard kart.cheeky

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
10/22/17 10:02 p.m.

Police cars, wagons and malaise era vehicles were all floated as possibilities.

The truck class had the biggest turn out to date with 10 entered.  Unfortunately we determined that they don't make very good challenge vehicles given that the two fastest entries started out as cars.

DrBoost
DrBoost MegaDork
10/22/17 10:07 p.m.

Wagons or Sweedes!!!

Stampie
Stampie SuperDork
10/22/17 10:18 p.m.

I'll admit that a part of me would love to see a bunch of Saabs and Volvo's with turbos. 

Derick Freese
Derick Freese UltraDork
10/22/17 10:36 p.m.

If we do cop cars, what about cars used as police vehicles elsewhere? I'm in if we can run a euro cop car.

Stampie
Stampie SuperDork
10/22/17 10:57 p.m.

In reply to Derick Freese :

South Carolina had an E34 M5 highway patrol car IIRC. How many Fox body notchbacks will show?  There's always the Answer you know.

echoechoecho
echoechoecho Reader
10/22/17 11:15 p.m.

I vote Wagons

I really wanna see a q45 wagon and a miata wagon.

Ransom
Ransom PowerDork
10/22/17 11:19 p.m.
pimpm3 said:

Police cars, wagons and malaise era vehicles were all floated as possibilities.

Two out of three?

Or how 'bout movie cars?

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
10/23/17 2:57 a.m.

I’d rather see the sub 1500cc class come about....

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
10/23/17 3:03 a.m.

MC engines

chandler
chandler PowerDork
10/23/17 5:35 a.m.

How about a sub subclass....

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
10/23/17 5:37 a.m.

In reply to Ransom :

Movie cars would be awesome!

ProDarwin
ProDarwin PowerDork
10/23/17 6:13 a.m.

I still want to see the '90s FWD Econobox class.  No engine swaps, no boost

yupididit
yupididit Dork
10/23/17 6:31 a.m.
Derick Freese said:

If we do cop cars, what about cars used as police vehicles elsewhere? I'm in if we can run a euro cop car.

Think the car you use has to be a police package. Like identified by the vin or something. Should also add in federal agency cars lol. 

 

yupididit
yupididit Dork
10/23/17 6:34 a.m.

I feel like wagons or malaise era would be great. I love fast wagons and malaise cars usually just need heads and a carb to unlock big power. All those big cubic inch giants waiting for us!

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