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Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
10/21/11 3:18 p.m.
monark192 wrote: Build This With one of these And Enter the Carrera Panamericana

Fixed it for you.

monark192
monark192 Reader
10/21/11 3:26 p.m.

In reply to Javelin:

Wouldn't work - rules limit it to a 1.6 modern engine in the Carrera.

Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
10/21/11 3:34 p.m.
monark192 wrote: In reply to Javelin: Wouldn't work - rules limit it to a 1.6 modern engine in the Carrera.

Undo 6 plug wires. It'd still go faster.

92CelicaHalfTrac
92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
10/21/11 3:36 p.m.

There's 1.6s out there that can make power. None have been posted yet, though.

rob_lewis
rob_lewis Dork
10/21/11 3:49 p.m.

I'd want a car that I could race in all over the world, from pro level ranks to amateurs, just to get a variety of different drivers and tracks.

Something like Formula Ford where the rules are basically the same wherever you race, so you could just pick some random race in Japan (or wherever) to race that weekend.

-Rob

ransom
ransom HalfDork
10/21/11 3:55 p.m.

Historic rally? Modern rally?

I dig the touring car idea.

With a hypothetical gig like this, though, I'd be hoping to find something with a geographic and temporal schedule that would let me go interesting places and actually have time to grab a leisurely dinner and pint in each locale...

And definitely something with interesting machinery.

Type Q
Type Q Dork
10/21/11 4:02 p.m.

I think I would try almost every form of of racing long enough to get some Ken Block style videos online. Then I would copyright the names every form of competition I participated in. When everyone had to pay me royalties for doing absolutely nothing, I would write in big letters on the side of all my competition cars, "I am the 1%".

Have I pushed everyone's buttons yet.

Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
10/21/11 4:07 p.m.
rob_lewis wrote: I'd want a car that I could race in all over the world, from pro level ranks to amateurs, just to get a variety of different drivers and tracks. Something like Formula Ford where the rules are basically the same wherever you race, so you could just pick some random race in Japan (or wherever) to race that weekend. -Rob

Formula Ford is dead. Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is the answer you're looking for.

ReverendDexter
ReverendDexter SuperDork
10/21/11 4:13 p.m.

Off the top of my head, I'd probably say stock car racing. With that, I can race on dirt or tarmac, circle-track or road course, 4-bangers to 9k rpm V8s.

Rally would be fun, but I'm slow as molasses on stuff I don't know, so I don't think I'd be very competitive.

BoostedBrandon
BoostedBrandon HalfDork
10/21/11 7:22 p.m.

Short course off road.

You have jumps, you have drifting, you have fender banging. Howling V8s, and spectacular crashes.

Love it.

familytruckster
familytruckster Reader
10/21/11 7:38 p.m.

V8 supercar

Capt Slow
Capt Slow Dork
10/21/11 7:59 p.m.

I would start running the 24hrs of lemons professionally, just to watch jay's head explode.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy Dork
10/21/11 8:19 p.m.

Can I have 2 answers? V8 supercars from October to March, super late model short track from April to September.

And if I were doing on my own dime, I'd buy a motorhome, enclosed trailer and a Legends car with both circle track and roadrace suspension setups hanging off the wall.

ckosacranoid
ckosacranoid Dork
10/22/11 12:09 a.m.
Capt Slow wrote: I would start running the 24hrs of lemons professionally, just to watch jay's head explode.

i have to say this makes the tread for the win..... thanks for the laugh....never met him or been to alamon race but the thought is very amsuing.

Salanis
Salanis SuperDork
10/22/11 2:01 a.m.

Ute Racing = V8 supercar + NAS-bumper-CAR + Drift

slantvaliant
slantvaliant Dork
10/22/11 8:06 a.m.

For me, it'd be some form of rally. Maybe some open road racing thrown in for variety. Think Targa Newfoundland and Carrera Panamericana. I wonder if one car could meet the rules for both? Hmmm ... Oh, and some open road racing just to mix things up.

Keith
Keith SuperDork
10/22/11 8:42 a.m.

Yes, there are cars that run both the Targa and the Panamerica. If you're going to be a pro, do the Targas in the southern hemisphere too!

BobOfTheFuture
BobOfTheFuture HalfDork
10/22/11 9:06 a.m.

I'd build a cool rally car then proceed to run the Rally America events (or whatever the new owners wana call it) and try to set my times on every hill climb in the US. Then the following years hit all the targa's.

modernbeat
modernbeat Dork
10/22/11 9:14 a.m.

Rally and Hillclimb.

Of course that's what we are already doing.

Graefin10
Graefin10 HalfDork
10/22/11 10:09 a.m.

Photobucket

Bugeyes literally gave my life a new directiion when I was 15. I raced one in autocross very successfully in the 60s and early 70s and was building an HP car for SCCA comp. but life got in the way.

With the budget mentioned, HP is where I'd start. the car would have to be built by Hufakker or a comparable builder and have Panasports. It would probably be yellow as a base color. I actually think I could still drive the wheels off of one. If that ended up not being true, I'd still enjoy trying and the grin would be hard to get off of my face.

If I got ready for something faster I'd like to do some pro. schools in open wheel but I think I'd choose a touring car class to move up to.

moparman76_69
moparman76_69 New Reader
10/22/11 10:50 a.m.
Graefin10 wrote: Photobucket

That is the Happiest car I've ever seen.

I don't think I could choose one type of racing. Dirt oval short tracks, longer asphalt ovals, road courses, rally (rally america style and targa style both), drag racing, and land speed all tickle my fancy. It'd be hard to pick one if the money was unlimited.

modernbeat
modernbeat Dork
10/22/11 1:45 p.m.
moparman76_69 wrote: ...and land speed all tickle my fancy. It'd be hard to pick one if the money was unlimited.

One of my friends got infected by Bonneville. He built a car to compete in a very competitive class. He was trying to get into the 200mph club, which means a new world record over 200mph, which would be around 255mph in the class he was competing in. It took about four years to get there. When he finally got a record he told me it cost about $10k per MPH to get there.

There are still a lot of low-buck and underdog teams that go land speed racing. But they rely on a bit of luck to be successful.

pitbull113
pitbull113 Reader
10/22/11 8:19 p.m.

soap box derby FTW

Wally
Wally SuperDork
10/22/11 10:23 p.m.
Streetwiseguy wrote: Can I have 2 answers? V8 supercars from October to March, super late model short track from April to September. And if I were doing on my own dime, I'd buy a motorhome, enclosed trailer and a Legends car with both circle track and roadrace suspension setups hanging off the wall.

You don't have to put the late model away for the winter, just go south. One day when I win the lottery I'm getting a Nascar modified and runing the northern tour and spending the winters in Fla.

SOUR APPLE RACING
SOUR APPLE RACING New Reader
10/23/11 12:17 a.m.

anything but speedway(nascar,indy,.....,.....)

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