David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/23/21 8:53 a.m.
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Maybe our 1992 Miata isn’t a ringer in the SCCA’s new Xtreme Street class. Where turbo Miatas have become the norm–at least locally–we’re out there with 113 horsepower at the wheels and a slightly rusty driver.
But we’re having fun, and that’s the important…

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Tom1200
Tom1200 SuperDork
6/23/21 10:04 a.m.

My main goal at any event is to have fun, sure I like to do well but I want to have fun.

I can relate to this car; My Datsun 1200 has half the horsepower of the cars in my group  but it's great fun to drive. Plus I haven't spent 10K on an engine.

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/23/21 10:52 a.m.

I was dead last, but hustling the Mercedes around cones was a hoot for me and everyone watching. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/23/21 1:02 p.m.

Driving and not winning is a lot more fun than not driving because you won't win.

slowbird
slowbird UltraDork
6/23/21 1:33 p.m.

Hmmm. 1.6 you say? I've got a 1.8 BP engine and don't know if I want to keep it or not. It's in a Ford Escort, bolted to a bad automatic transmission. If I sold the engine I could justify going a different route with the car...like a V6 or V8 and custom fabricated front clip...

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
6/23/21 2:46 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

Driving and not winning is a lot more fun than not driving because you won't win.

Troof right here. I go for the giggles. If I place high good for me. If I don't I don't care. I had fun with car friends.

Tom1200
Tom1200 SuperDork
6/23/21 3:40 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

Driving and not winning is a lot more fun than not driving because you won't win.

Kiethius Tannerates...................the greatest philosopher of our time. 

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/23/21 5:09 p.m.

I certainly don't do motorsports for the money. laugh

300zxfreak
300zxfreak Reader
6/23/21 6:52 p.m.

Sometimes, competing like you don't care if you win leads to................winning, in both senses of the word.

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
6/23/21 7:25 p.m.

I like trying to be fastest of the slow in my 2. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/24/21 7:37 p.m.
slowbird said:

Hmmm. 1.6 you say? I've got a 1.8 BP engine and don't know if I want to keep it or not. It's in a Ford Escort, bolted to a bad automatic transmission. If I sold the engine I could justify going a different route with the car...like a V6 or V8 and custom fabricated front clip...

If that's an offer, thank you. We've had some talks about adding more power because, well, that's what we do, right? When we built the car back in the day, we pondered individual throttle bodies. I know, easier ways to make more power, but they would look and sound so cool. The conversation has come back up. 

Or the K-series swap in intriguing. Very. 

Or, as an old friend says, enjoy it for what it is--just a cool 1.6L. 

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
6/24/21 7:50 p.m.
Tom1200 said:
Keith Tanner said:

Driving and not winning is a lot more fun than not driving because you won't win.

Kiethius Tannerates...................the greatest philosopher of our time. 

He's a good guy, but let's not get crazy.  

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/24/21 8:04 p.m.
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) said:
Tom1200 said:
Keith Tanner said:

Driving and not winning is a lot more fun than not driving because you won't win.

Kiethius Tannerates...................the greatest philosopher of our time. 

He's a good guy, but let's not get crazy.  

Keith Tanner, the greatest Miatasopher of our time. 

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