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Javelin UltimaDork
3/15/12 5:07 p.m.

You've by now seen this thread for the street cars. Now it's time to 1-UP, get serious, and debate the beauty of the pure racing machines!


  • Aesthetic design only. We don't care if it's cool, fast, crappy, or just box flares on a box. If you don't want to mount one on your wall and just ogle it, it doesn't belong here.

  • The list is up for revision at any time. If you feel a car needs to move up or down, say so and why ("the car was fast, but it's ugly").

  • You must include a picture of the car you nominate, in RACING condition. Prefer the original photos, not replicas. Bonus points for on-track action!

  • No Street Cars! If it wasn't a racecar, it can't wrestle. There can be 1-of handmade cars (nee - mid-engine Scarab, etc), semi-production cars (nee - Ferrari 250GTO), full-production homologation specials (RS200), etc, etc, as long as it's the actual race version!

  • Let's try and keep liveries out of this. We want basically the body design. This may be tough, but we have to try. Getting pics of the racers in pre-sponsor form would obviously be best!

  • Be nice!

And so, we begin...

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93EXCivic UltimaDork
3/15/12 5:11 p.m.

Triumph Dolomite Straight Eight

Triumph TRS

Le Mans Spitfire

Javelin UltimaDork
3/15/12 5:11 p.m.

Damn, that's a goooood first vote!

Javelin UltimaDork
3/15/12 5:57 p.m.

And the obligatory ones:

Ford GT-40 Mk II:

Ford GT-40 Mk IV:

Ford GT:

Javelin UltimaDork
3/15/12 5:57 p.m.

Paging Maroon92 to the red phone, Maroon92 to the red phone please.

OldGray320i New Reader
3/15/12 6:15 p.m.

This should be #1...

JFX001 SuperDork
3/15/12 6:30 p.m.

I don't hot link, but the E-type Jag factory light weights are a favorite.

Also, the Ferrari Monza's/ Testa rossa's from the 50's

Maserati 450S

The Golden Submarine

Tyrrell P34

Edit*....plus, I think the GT40 Mk I looks better than the Mk II and IV....and one Mk I car won Le Mans...twice.

Javelin UltimaDork
3/16/12 10:44 a.m.

GT-40 Mk I:

I dunno man, the Mk I looks identical to the Mk II to me?

pres589 Dork
3/16/12 10:47 a.m.

I was always partial to the Lancia D50;

Javelin UltimaDork
3/16/12 10:48 a.m.

Jaguar E-Type:

Ferrari Monza:

Maserati 450S:

The Golden Submarine:

Tyrell P34:

pinchvalve PowerDork
3/16/12 10:54 a.m.


pinchvalve PowerDork
3/16/12 10:55 a.m.

Runner Up

Javelin UltimaDork
3/16/12 11:04 a.m.

In reply to pinchvalve:

Damn that's hot, but what is it? (The first one, I know the second one is a Ferrari P4)

SyntheticBlinkerFluid SuperDork
3/16/12 11:17 a.m.

1931 Miller V16. (I have a connection with this car )

JohnInKansas New Reader
3/16/12 11:20 a.m.

Bugatti Type 35

Merc 300SLR a la Sir Moss

The0retical Reader
3/16/12 11:21 a.m.
  1. Pretty much the prettiest race cars that ever existed

  2. Love me some GT1

  3. MC12

  4. Almost forgot the CLK-GTR

93EXCivic UltimaDork
3/16/12 11:52 a.m.
Javelin wrote: In reply to pinchvalve: Damn that's hot, but what is it? (The first one, I know the second one is a Ferrari P4)

Jag XJ13

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UberDork
3/16/12 12:30 p.m.

Lotus 49:

Gurney Eagle:

MadScientistMatt SuperDork
3/16/12 12:34 p.m.

Porsche 917.

ransom Dork
3/16/12 1:20 p.m.

Jaguar Mk1 EDIT: Nevermind. I think this one's not eligible for its mostly-street roots... Duly removed pic.

Javelin UltimaDork
3/16/12 1:30 p.m.

In reply to ransom:

Mostly street doesn't matter, just post the race version of the car.

oldeskewltoy HalfDork
3/16/12 1:45 p.m.

Grand dad of the box flare

and one close to my heart...

Javelin wrote: I need names here people! What are these things (specifically). Capri Mk I what? IMSA? BTCC?

apologies... top is Capri RS3100 I believe it is a Group 2 car. The Corolla is a Group 4, or in some cases Group 5

Javelin UltimaDork
3/16/12 1:59 p.m.

I need names here people! What are these things (specifically). Capri Mk I what? IMSA? BTCC?

Conquest351 Dork
3/16/12 1:59 p.m.

Daytona Coupe

Can't deny the 427 Cobra it's place

Jaguar XJ13

1970(s) Ferrari 512 M/S

Gulf GT40 Mk I

Porsche 917

xflowgolf New Reader
3/16/12 2:06 p.m.

Alfa Romeo TZ2

Also the Alfa GTAm wears it's flares beautifully:

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