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Post by BiggLou55 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:01 pm

Just watched the Rallycross stuff from the latest Top Gear UK episode, and I have to say I'm already looking into my local SCCA Rallycross stuff. And I'm going to look for a car as well... Hopefully I can start this in the spring!

Top Gear UK Rallycross: http://www.topgear.com/uk/videos/rallycross-part-1-series-18-episode-7?VideoBrowserMode=this-week
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Post by swviper on Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:27 pm

That would be a wild good time!!
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Post by marmuttlebow on Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:38 pm

I will stick with golf. Although my game has gone down the tubes. Just as I was starting to average in the high 90's. (Good enough for me).
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Post by CASH XRS on Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:56 pm

Ahh the Top Gear crew, ALWAYS entertaining. Definitely drop golf and do this!!! I used to autocross my Matrix, may get back into it a few years down the road, but I want a dedicated car to do it with, not my daily driver.
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Post by swviper on Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:04 pm

The other interesting part with this, is we all have a buddy or two that you know would toss in a few bucks, and you take turns driving from weekend to weekend....thus driving the cost down even further.

I don't golf...well, I did once....ONCE...it was a company event, and I was trashed by like the 8th hole...don't remember a lot after that.
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Post by BiggLou55 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:06 pm

Sadly, since the Nashville SuperSpeedway shut down late last year, there are no rallycross venues around Nashville... I'd have to huff it all the way to Alabama (Huntsville and Birmingham) to race... I guess I'm sticking with Golf... for now! Wink
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Post by beefsupreme42 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:05 pm

I watched that and I immediately thought "I am totally going to do this!" don't think they have this kind of racing in america though... I'll have to take a trip to the UK

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Post by beefsupreme42 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:11 pm

Nevermind, I saw a small schedule and they have one in michigan and one in missouri. both are a little far away from me though...

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Post by CASH XRS on Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:07 am

beefsupreme42 wrote:Nevermind, I saw a small schedule and they have one in michigan and one in missouri. both are a little far away from me though...

Beek, look up the local chapters of SCCA around you. Some of them may be doing it. I know a couple chapters near me do it in New Jersey. Of course, if you can't do rallycross there is always autocross!!
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Post by beefsupreme42 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:56 am

I checked chicago and all they had was a couple car shows and one cruise to a wine shop in wisconsin.... time to check milwaukee

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Post by beefsupreme42 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:59 am

Milwaukee has much more events to attend... maybe I will check it out sometime

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Post by BiggLou55 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:02 pm

LOL.... Autocross and Rallycross are out for me right now... The local track shut down in the fall (Nashville Superspeedway) due to NASCAR being total asshats...

Basically it came down to this... NASCAR wanted the Speedway to add fan seating and they would commit to bring a cup race here. The Speedway said if they commit, they'd build the seating... Stalemate!

The Super Speedway facility is really nice. There is a road course in the middle (like Indy and Sunset in FM4), an Autocross layout in the parking area (big), and a rallycross course on the property...

Nashville and NASCAR have a long and very belligerent history. Goes WAY back to NASCAR racing at the Nashville Fairgrounds and a major falling out. Can't they just get over it and move on? Sheesh!
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Post by beefsupreme42 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:10 pm

Milwaukee has a ton of races at Road America... maybe I'll attend one and see if I like it. I didn't see any rallycross courses though... Sad

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Post by beefsupreme42 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:12 pm

I'm thinking of doing this with a car if I decide to do it:



lol! it looks awful!

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Post by BiggLou55 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:12 pm

Most SCCA Rally Cross is on people's private property and on make-shift trails... Check to see if there are any Chicago area or Northern IL Rallycross clubs..
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Post by swviper on Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:28 pm

beefsupreme42 wrote:I'm thinking of doing this with a car if I decide to do it:



lol! it looks awful!

...I dunno...for a Beretta, it's a tough call, could be an improvement....
...it's got a stripe....
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Post by BiggLou55 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:30 pm

It's got TWO stripes!!! The angle on that wing is off though... -1 for that!
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Post by swviper on Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:37 pm

LOL...I didn't notice the 2nd stripe...definately an improvement then to a stock Beretta.

Agreed, wing angle is not right....I kinda wanna see the front aero now too tho'
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Post by marmuttlebow on Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:11 pm

What's with the red on the hubcap?
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Post by beefsupreme42 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:51 pm

marmuttlebow wrote:What's with the red on the hubcap?
I was wondering the same thing. maybe they tried to paint it themselves before they just said Screw it, we are covering it in duct tape

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Post by Lowflyinmx3 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:54 pm

Why don't we all get together and build a chump car? 24 hours of LeMons anyone?

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Post by beefsupreme42 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:56 pm

Lowflyinmx3 wrote:Why don't we all get together and build a chump car? 24 hours of LeMons anyone?
that would be fun, but theres just one problem... we are from all over the world, where would we meet?

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Post by beefsupreme42 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:58 pm

I just noticed that we had 18 people on at one time today

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Post by Lowflyinmx3 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:01 pm

beefsupreme42 wrote:
Lowflyinmx3 wrote:Why don't we all get together and build a chump car? 24 hours of LeMons anyone?
that would be fun, but theres just one problem... we are from all over the world, where would we meet?
My house, we wil throw up tents in the back yard and build the car in a week then haul it to the track. Wink

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Post by BiggLou55 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:11 pm

Lowflyinmx3 wrote:
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Lowflyinmx3 wrote:Why don't we all get together and build a chump car? 24 hours of LeMons anyone?
that would be fun, but theres just one problem... we are from all over the world, where would we meet?
My house, we wil throw up tents in the back yard and build the car in a week then haul it to the track. Wink

I would be so IN!! Sadly time and money are in short supply for something like this!
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