The "I can't believe they raced it!" Thread.

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by adam46, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. citroengt1

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    This car gives safety a middle finger.
     
  2. Turbo

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    I can't believe there was a Treser T1 Cup.
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  3. adam46

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    Very interesting. I honestly didn't know about the car at all.
     
  4. Inferno251

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    Saw this car in the 'rate the vehicle above you thread.' Technically it never raced but it's probably obscure enough for ths\is thread:

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    This was the Holden Aventra, Australian racing legend Peter Brock's last racing car. He had planned to race it either in the 2007 or 2008 Dakar but was tragically killed during a rally in 2006. The car remained forgotten until it was revealed in 2011 and remained incomplete with no engine or transmission (and was left-hand drive).

    Sadly, the car was destroyed by fire over a week ago :(

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  5. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    What was planned to be used in it? Same thing Robby Gordon had ran for years at about the same time?
     
  6. turbofozz

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    Dakar rally is what it was intended for.
     
  7. citroengt1

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    So sad. The car didn't move an inch, yet burned to a crisp.
     
  8. Inferno251

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    Do you mean the engine? I think I read that it was meant to be a Australian V8 in it, as the engineering was meant to be an all-Australian effort
     
  9. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    But if it's an official holden vehicle, then it would have been a GM V8, especially since Dakar is suppose to use a production engine only.
     
  10. Turbo

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    Chevron B36 Special. Competed at Le Mans in 1987.

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  11. Downhill Dino

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    The 80's were a great time for prototypes, so many unique designs. A personal favorite people might not know about is the Dome Zero RL:

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    I think it's been posted before in this thread some years ago.
     
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  12. Pezzarinho17

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    Is that the first "shark fin" (don't know if it has the same name outside of F1!)?
     
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    You'd have to go a little farther back...

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    Not exactly as we know it today but I think it qualifies. Don't recall any pre-war cars featuring the fin either but they did start popping up in the 50's like this D-Type.
     
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  14. GTV0819

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    Bump.

    Funny how professional racers from several countries in Southeast Asia were gathered and raced dilapidated, smoking jeepneys in the Philippines last year just for fun.

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    2000 Qvale Mangusta Trans Am. It seems like such an unlikely car to be raced. Didn't do too well either.

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    I did not know that the Calibra was used as a rally car.

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    Considering the Calibra was all wheel drive (unless I'm misremembering) I'm kind of surprised that they didn't develop a group a homologation special for rallying in all honesty. Would've been interesting to see alongside the Celicas and Cossies.
     
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    IMSA GTO & GTU cars from the middle of the 1980's up until 1994 or so were mainly tubeframed monster that had more in common with the NASA space program than the cars that the bodywork were supposed to convey.

    They're still pretty nice though and I think the car in the bottom picture started Tommy Kendall's career in sports cars, but I'm not completely sure.
     
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  20. RandomCarGuy17

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    Yup, I know. I was trying to explain it as such, but I guess it doesn't come across as so.
     
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  21. ClydeYellow

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    Quick, somebody photoshop a Space Shuttle nose on a GTO car!
     
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    I think the only part of any of the GTO/GTU cars of the 90's shared by the street cars were the tail light lenses... absolutely WICKED machines though...
     
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    Vauxhall/Opel were campaigning the Astra in lower-class rallying, with some success, at that time. The chance of relatively easy class wins was perhaps more tempting (and cheaper) then trying to battle the big boys in the well subscribed top-flight class. The Calibra's 4x4 system was more rudimentary then that found in the Cossies, Intagrales and Legacy's of that time too.
     
  25. Roger the Horse

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    That seems to be a lot of what Opel went in for in that period. Judging by how the DTM went for them in the early 2000s it's perhaps understandable.