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AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
10/14/18 6:09 p.m.

A few months back, David S Wallens said he'd really like to see some of the old-time Challengers make it back to the event, and I was honored that he specifically mentioned my name.  I felt the love.  

IDK what I'm building yet, but I've been so inspired by the members of this community that I am announcing right now that I will be bringing a car to the $2019 Challenge, and (if everything goes well with the rest of my life) it will be the most ambitious car project I've ever done.   So there you have it.

EDIT:  I call dibs on the number 13

Billy_Bottle_Caps
Billy_Bottle_Caps Dork
10/14/18 6:10 p.m.

can't wait to see this

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
10/14/18 6:40 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair :

berkeley yes!!!

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
10/14/18 6:53 p.m.

Aw yeah

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/14/18 8:29 p.m.

<starts plotting to finish Darth Nader to strip you of fastest corvair title and ruin your triumphant return>

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
10/14/18 8:44 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

>>starts counter-plot to buy Darth Nader<<

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
10/14/18 8:49 p.m.

Elsewhere there is a lot of chatter about sub-class.  The original sub-class, Aristocrat, was just a side bet between Robbie in the V12 BMW and me in the Q45 which blossomed when others wanted to play along too (Lexus, Lincoln, etc)

Looks like maybe there is a side bet brewing in the Corvair Class, aka: Unsafe at any Speed!!  

Or, to keep options open and choices broader, a rear-engine class (be it either how the car was designed or how the car was modified.)  That is, it's allowed if a rear engine was once there or it is now there.  This would allow for a Corvair with a front engine or a pickup with a bed mounted engine.  

Of course, there is a black VW Beetle who could kick all y'all's ass.  

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/14/18 8:56 p.m.

berkeley yeah!

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/14/18 8:56 p.m.

...and for the record, I’m bringing a $2019 car too. 

Suprf1y
Suprf1y UltimaDork
10/14/18 9:09 p.m.

Well if you guys are going then I'm going too, but I can almost guarantee that this will be one of the least  ambitious projects I've ever built.

Prepare to be underwhelmed

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/14/18 9:11 p.m.
AngryCorvair said:

In reply to Patrick :

>>starts counter-plot to buy Darth Nader<<

Yeah my wife said i’m not allowed to sell it.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
10/14/18 9:43 p.m.

No Corvair sub class!  Otherwise I have to go all hipster and not like them anymore.  

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
10/14/18 9:44 p.m.

And now I feel kinda like Rick James, because yeah I want a Corvair sub class!

Kreb
Kreb UberDork
10/14/18 10:18 p.m.

How about an air-cooled class?

Stampie
Stampie UberDork
10/14/18 10:23 p.m.

So what did you buy already?  You're wasting time here, there's only like 364 days left. 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
10/15/18 6:48 a.m.
Stampie said:

So what did you buy already?  You're wasting time here, there's only like 364 days left. 

I'm playing with a few ideas.  Only one of them *really* appeals to me, but it will be the most difficult / complex / involved.  It will really push my boundaries and will require help from a whole bunch of people along the way.  And it will have 315's, at least on the rear.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
10/15/18 6:58 a.m.
Kreb said:

How about an air-cooled class?

Harley-powered CRX?

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
10/15/18 7:08 a.m.

You took my 13!!!!

Dammit bobby. 

 

Looking forward to $2019. I think im gonna have to up my game on the miata if i want top 10.

GTXVette
GTXVette SuperDork
10/15/18 7:14 a.m.

We  have a few C-4 vette's  here already, they can be had C  H  E  A  P,  I have 2  both less tha 1,000 bucks each. but no vette cart's.

this year we should spend time sorting out what we have now and make them 'Appealing'. Y'all don't want me to finish my C4,  you better hope all I bring is the Fiero

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/15/18 8:37 a.m.

Aw. Yeah, it's been a little while. Glad to hear that you're going to join us.

westsidetalon
westsidetalon Reader
10/15/18 9:27 a.m.

in for your speech as well

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
10/15/18 10:18 a.m.

In reply to westsidetalon :

LOL I had totally forgotten about the speech.  Man, I hate public speaking.  

The speech was necessary because I had to award the trophy to that year's recipient.  It was last awarded to jhaas (RIP), who refused to return it in time to be awarded at the next Challenge.  He put it on public display at his barcade, the Fort Sanders Yacht Club in Knoxville TN, then passed away only a year or two later.  I miss that dude.  :-(

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
10/15/18 10:24 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Aw. Yeah, it's been a little while. Glad to hear that you're going to join us.

2002, 2003, 2004 competed In Corvairs

2005 helped run autocross grid and gathered drag timeslips 

2006 competed in my DD 96 Probe GT

2007 assistant Hong

2008 competed in SBC 944 with help from Mental

2009 spectated

damn, it's been 10 years...

 

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
10/15/18 10:38 a.m.

# 13 huh?    Well that's a fine choice.   I run "lucky" 13 whenever possible---- as an homage to Smokey....  never could figure out why they call this a 67 Chevelle, when it's clearly a 66..... still one of the coolest "cheater cars" ever!    

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/15/18 10:42 a.m.

Um, yeah, 2009 was 10 years ago. I know, wacky. Come. We'll hang and do stuff. 

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