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Old 12-07-2012, 03:05 AM
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:41 AM
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Fun! Not the same kind of RallyCross we do but the kind I'd like to do one day. I grew up watching this stuff on TV.

Incidentally, I own a Porsche and a quattro and had a MK3 Escort a while back though that was 2wd non turbo. Never owned a Triumph (yet). I could almost have my own RallyCrss field if I also owned a time machine.
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Thats British rallycross! The SCCA rallycross is like an auto-x, but on some dude's field. I think the brits call it motorkhana or something
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All loaded up for the RallyCross tomorrow. I hope we get to run. Because the car was in pieces last week I didn't preregister so I am 2nd and my co-driver 4th on the wait list. Hopefully four people have too much to drink tonight and can't get out of bed in the morning.

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GoPro is your friend. We want to see everything. Wait...You've had the car a week at best and you are headed to the track? May the Porsche Gods have mercy on your soul.
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good luck, and VERY interesting project. I live just north of detroit, and work in the high performance auto industry..
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:54 AM
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Sorry about taking a while to get back to everyone about the duck tail. I was out all day Saturday racing our car and when I got home, late, I was overwhelmed by requests for more information, pictures and shipping quotes. As I can't respond to everyone I've posted the duck tail on eBay as they are good at this stuff and I'm not so. Here's the link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321038395551?item=321038395551&viewitem=&vxp=mtr
if you have any questiuons let me know.
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Originally Posted by big project View Post
good luck, and VERY interesting project. I live just north of detroit, and work in the high performance auto industry..
Thanks. Where, who, what?
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:29 PM
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We want race results.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:33 PM
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Porsche 911 Carbon Fiber Duck Tail Getty | eBay

if you have any questiuons let me know.
This is the point where someone is inevitably going to call foul. In order to sell on Rennlist you must be a member. Not only are you in the business, but you are a direct competitor to several of our site sponsors. It's only fair that you give IB a few bucks to bring yourself into compliance with the TOS.

Now give us race results.
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OK, time for a race report. Literally, I finally have time for a race report.

So the car performed flawlessly. Better than that it won it's class! Proof of concept-check.

It was a bit touch and go wether we'd get in but the poor weather kept a few preregisterds away so we were OK. I say we as I shared the car with 9Magazine's Brad Brownell. He knows 911s better than me and needed a ride so we both drove it.

The weather really was appalling, cold and wet. The two thngs I left England because of. I think it worked in our favor though as some of the other rear wheel drive cars couldn't even get off the line without a push. The rear engine in our 911 was just the ticket though the steering was a bit light in some of the soupy bits. Speaking of which I didn't notice any of the understeer people had warned me about. Once moving the car would only really over steer, throtle on and throttle off. Kind of fun. As always in these conditions slow is fast so I just took my time, especially as I had no idea what the car was going to do as I've only really driven it up a down a main road a few times. Got my first ever cone-free event too. This car is going to be great.

So the car works and people love it too. It could use a limited slip diff and those Yokohamas would have been better than the snow tires we had on but we can't complain. Now I have to clean the thing though It's not that dirty on the outside but the wheel wells are full of thick goopy mud. I bet it weighs 2-300 lbs more right now.

Heres some pictures:

Look, I'm not the only crazy fool RallyCrossing a Porsche.






3-2-1-GO, er go, go on then, go.










Look for a story about the event at 9 Magazine - The Porsche Enthusiasts Magazine soon




All dirtied up (underneath)





and some video



next event is January 5th. Fingers crossed for snow.
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Originally Posted by amber lamps View Post
This is the point where someone is inevitably going to call foul. In order to sell on Rennlist you must be a member. Not only are you in the business, but you are a direct competitor to several of our site sponsors. It's only fair that you give IB a few bucks to bring yourself into compliance with the TOS.
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Originally Posted by amber lamps View Post
This is the point where someone is inevitably going to call foul. In order to sell on Rennlist you must be a member. Not only are you in the business, but you are a direct competitor to several of our site sponsors. It's only fair that you give IB a few bucks to bring yourself into compliance with the TOS.

Now give us race results.
Yeah i agree with the ebay link thing being kinda a no no, but as far as him being in the business I really don't feel like he's been trying to slang us braid wheels with every post, its a cool project!

Way to win the class very nice!!!
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Another picture from the weekend's RallyCross. This is what it's all about.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mfyoung1086 View Post
Yeah i agree with the ebay link thing being kinda a no no, but as far as him being in the business I really don't feel like he's been trying to slang us braid wheels with every post, its a cool project!

Way to win the class very nice!!!
Thanks.

And to celebrate I brought myself "into compliance".
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