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plance1
plance1 Dork
6/15/11 6:01 p.m.

It occurs to me that we are racing cars we love, Miatas, BMW's and taking them off the road... I say we preserve the remaing cars out there that we like and start racing the ones that could stand getting banged up a bit...

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
6/15/11 6:05 p.m.

who would notice a banged up Aztec?

Spec Camry might be better

JeffHarbert
JeffHarbert Reader
6/15/11 6:42 p.m.

Spec Aveo! Imagine all the 30mph fun.

vwcorvette
vwcorvette Reader
6/15/11 7:34 p.m.

Spec smart!

DoctorBlade
DoctorBlade HalfDork
6/15/11 7:52 p.m.

Spec Ford/Chevy/GMC/Dodge full-size truck series. Like NASCAR Truck, only with beaters.

mmosbey
mmosbey Reader
6/15/11 8:15 p.m.

I have been thinking Spec P-71 would be great. They're widely available, cheap, and durable. Parts are cheap and plentiful. From what I've read, they're not too different in performance from year to year.

ansonivan
ansonivan Dork
6/15/11 8:24 p.m.

Spec Aztec drivers should be required to maintain a BAC of .15 or higher, you know, to keep it interesting.

mmosbey
mmosbey Reader
6/15/11 8:27 p.m.

Spec Aztek should be in the dirt.

wlkelley3
wlkelley3 Dork
6/15/11 8:29 p.m.

Only if it's this type of racing. Banger Racing Aztecs would be of good use at this.

Duke
Duke SuperDork
6/15/11 8:32 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: who would notice a banged up Aztec? Spec Camry might be better

We already designed Spec Camry here on the boards last year some time. I was ready to go for it.

Spec Aztek would have almost as many rollovers as a Reliant Robin convention. I would go so far as to say that would be the primary criteria for winning - managing to keep it shiny side up for the entire race.

paul
paul Reader
6/15/11 8:53 p.m.
vwcorvette wrote: Spec smart!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcN5uSBc-KA

"...and they're 8-wide going into turn one!"

ShadowSix
ShadowSix Reader
6/15/11 8:59 p.m.

The problem with a spec series based on a car we don't like it that most of those cars are hard to come by in shift-for-yourself guise.

Still, DoctorBlade's spec full-size pickup series would be worth it even with slushboxes. Hell, if you required six cylinder motors you could find plenty of stick shifts anyway.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid HalfDork
6/15/11 9:19 p.m.

I've been thinking of a Mid-Size spec. Camry, Accord, Altima, Sonata, Optima, etc. All-4 Cyl cars, all manual transmissions. I think it's really feasible. It would be easy to score parts.

92CelicaHalfTrac
92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
6/15/11 10:52 p.m.

Spec Escort! They're cheap, nobody likes them, and you can have them with a man pedal pretty easily!

Oh, and 1.9s only.

NickF40
NickF40 Dork
6/15/11 11:24 p.m.

Spec Reliant Robin's

or Daewoo perhaps? XJS? BiTurbo? Marina? see who can even make it to the finish

Spec Lancia....before your parts fall off

ransom
ransom Reader
6/15/11 11:28 p.m.

I was super-bummed that the Spec Geo Metro rally never took off...

WilberM3
WilberM3 Dork
6/15/11 11:36 p.m.

spec-dually

novaderrik
novaderrik Dork
6/16/11 12:44 a.m.

why not just build whatever and hit either the LeMons or Chumpcar race that's nearest to you?

sanman
sanman Reader
6/16/11 2:54 a.m.

I thought that this is what Spec Focus was for? I really want spec turbo dodge or Spec minivan.

JoeyM
JoeyM SuperDork
6/16/11 5:27 a.m.
plance1 wrote: [aztec spec series]

Isn't that called Lemons?

z31maniac
z31maniac SuperDork
6/16/11 6:33 a.m.
Duke wrote:
mad_machine wrote: who would notice a banged up Aztec? Spec Camry might be better
We already designed Spec Camry here on the boards last year some time. I was ready to go for it. Spec Aztek would have almost as many rollovers as a Reliant Robin convention. I would go so far as to say that would be the primary criteria for winning - managing to keep it shiny side up for the entire race.

You've got it backward.

You have to roll over AT LEAST ONCE to be eligible to win!

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
6/16/11 8:44 a.m.

The official helmet of spec Aztec:

Raze
Raze Dork
6/16/11 8:47 a.m.
racinginc215 wrote: spec BiTurbo. already been done look at craigslist there is a whole class of SPEC BiTurbo. every ad lists the specs too. Rare Maserati, does not run, needs tlc. etc, that's the spec on that car.

LOL, so basically everyone would sit in the pits and work on their cars for an hour, give up, drink some beer, and race each other around the track on foot, because it's faster...

Duke
Duke SuperDork
6/16/11 9:12 a.m.
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: I've been thinking of a Mid-Size spec. Camry, Accord, Altima, Sonata, Optima, etc. All-4 Cyl cars, all manual transmissions. I think it's really feasible. It would be easy to score parts.

The problem is scoring manual transmissions in this class of car. They are probably 10 to 1 in the minority. I say mount a big transmission cooler and run the automatics.

keethrax
keethrax HalfDork
6/16/11 9:26 a.m.
Raze wrote:
racinginc215 wrote: spec BiTurbo. already been done look at craigslist there is a whole class of SPEC BiTurbo. every ad lists the specs too. Rare Maserati, does not run, needs tlc. etc, that's the spec on that car.
LOL, so basically everyone would sit in the pits and work on their cars for an hour, give up, drink some beer, and race each other around the track on foot, because it's faster...

Loser of the footrace gets his car cannibalized for parts. Winner of the foot race gets first choice. Then the real race starts. First car to start wins.

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