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Old 09-06-2020, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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1960's?

I'm vintage, but not that vintage!

I raced in San Diego about 1986 or so.

Asebring Association.

Class K

Datsun 200SX
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Old 09-25-2020, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Would love to get my hands on an Archer Bros Trans Am Daytona.
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Old 09-28-2020, 06:16 PM
 
Location: western USA
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I grew up watching Trans-Am in the 80's. Loved the Audis. As much as I did watch Winston Cup and Cart and IMSA Camel GT, I was always kind of intrigued whenever I saw a Firestone ad that would show the latest winners in IMSA Firehawk "showroom stock". And occasionally there'd be highlights of that or SCCA's Escort series. I'm not anti-exotic but I had always been intrigued by seeing more everyday cars, or racing versions of them, being raced on good road courses (and maybe some bad ones).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5DnlFcHfVY

Very Rabbit-heavy (not that that's bad), but there's a Pinto, a Gremlin and a few other things past 6:00.

There was kind of a Pick-up equivalent for a short while, but I'm not sure if it was SCCA or not. Coors Racetruck Challenge.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfB32du1n3c

Skip to 7:30.
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Old Today, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5DnlFcHfVY

Very Rabbit-heavy (not that that's bad), but there's a Pinto, a Gremlin and a few other things past 6:00.
The "lowly" Pinto. When the Pinto debuted in SCCA racing, it was considered a laughing stock. The first race changed that. Once the SCCA organization saw it's supremacy, they HAD to move the Pinto up in class. By the end of it's first week, the Pinto had moved up into class "F." This class is NOT for the slow. (Think Austin Cooper S, MG Midget, Renault R5 caliber of competition.) While the Pinto wasn't blazingly fast coming off turns, it's advantage was it's lightweight, braking & turn handling. (The secret to this handling was un-equal A-arms up front.) This was learned by Ford's 1965 Shelby Mustang program. In fact, this was so good, that Ford used this front end in their Mustang II. Many kit Cobra's use the Mustang II front end, for this reason. Think of the Pinto as a "first Gen Miata." For a 2000cc, they were fairly peppy, too. Not 427 peppy, but still, not bad for a 2 liter.

Sorry, I'm rambling.
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