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Old 02-02-2012, 06:54 PM   #2671
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It looks cool, and for casual club racing, say non-points events, what does it really matter. The good wheel still wins despite shell choice.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:30 PM   #2672
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It looks cool, and for casual club racing, say non-points events, what does it really matter. The good wheel still wins despite shell choice.
It matters because it is outside the rules for the class and if you start bending them here and there vta will become just another touring car class. Once you start there is no end. Why not allow 8000mah batteries? Why not boosted escs? Why not allow all 25.5 motor? Hell this guy has a 21.5 lets let him run its just club level racing. If you start bending and flexing the rules of the class you end up with weekend basher sessions instead of organized racing.

Many of the racers at our home track make sure they are always within the rules. Some weigh their car after every change just to be sure they make weight for the night. This is supposed to be close competition controlled and organized racing not anything goes night.

It was pointed out that the body is full usgt legal. Let it run in that class.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:27 AM   #2673
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What about the 1970 Firebird TransAm, BFG Tirebird # 92!!!!! Google vintage Transam you'll find it. I believe it did win one race. I believe it ran a destroked big block 303ci or something lke that. Check it out!! Hve fun!!!! It still races in VTA, owned by Bruce Canepa.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:54 AM   #2674
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Think he was referring to the 77/78 trans am and not the 70. The 67-72 Firebird is where hpi should have put their efforts. that and a 67-69 cougar.
Well... Dagnabbit!!! HPI made the wrong stinkin' model year for the Pontiac Firebird. There goes my hope to drive a Pontiac Trans Am in the Vintage Trans Am race class.

I can still put my old Nikko '72 Trans Am body on my VTA, but it weighs 5 times as much as a PolyCarb body.

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Old 02-03-2012, 09:44 AM   #2675
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Well... Dagnabbit!!! HPI made the wrong stinkin' model year for the Pontiac Firebird. There goes my hope to drive a Pontiac Trans Am in the Vintage Trans Am race class.

I can still put my old Nikko '72 Trans Am body on my VTA, but it weighs 5 times as much as a PolyCarb body.

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I know its against all the copyright laws and stuff, but you need to find someone who could me a lexan body from that using the nikko as the mold
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:46 AM   #2676
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:56 AM   #2677
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get someone to make a mold from that thing! looks great!
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #2678
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If someone could make that happen..... do it!

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Old 02-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #2679
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I don't think anyone is arguing that the early birds were not a big part of the trans am series, sure they were. That's why there is a demand for 67-72 Firebird bodies that hpi should have released. however the 77/78 body style just released by hpi was not and thus should not be a vta legal body. In fact the only reason Chevrolet built the 302 you referred to was so they could run it in trans am.
Exactly The first Chevrolet 302s were 327 blocks with 283 cranks and were specifically built for SCCA Sedan A & B racing (Trans-Am racing) and were built because the class required a production engine. Ford did something with their 302 (stroked the 289 from 2.87 to 3.00). These engines were specifically produced to homologize them because SCCA Trans-Am racing required production engines. Custom 305s were built for Dodge/Plymouth when they entered the fray in 1970 (when the rules for production engines were changed to allow non-stock displacements). I agree about the Batmobile Trans-Am body not being legal. I was addressing JCarr who said Trans-Ams never raced in the Trans-Am series.
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Hey guys, hope you don't mind, but I wanna try something new in regards to judging our recent USVTA concourse....I would like the regulars of this thread to vote on the following three finalists, to determine the winner....

I am looking for judges OUTSIDE of our area (NJ, NY, Pa, De) who won't know any of the finalists....

This will run until this Friday (Feb 10th ) at noon est.

All you have to do is pick the VTA you like for whatever reason...Battle scars could be a plus in your decision... This is just for fun....

Just pick ONE and I will add up the results on Friday....Vote by car number....Thanks!
















If there any owners of these cars on here, no bribes please....
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:26 PM   #2681
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Ray, I think the voters also need to have over 50 posts on RCTECH so we know it is fair, and they are not making up accounts to get votes.

Seen it happen before and didn't think it was fair.

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Hey guys, hope you don't mind, but I wanna try something new in regards to judging our recent USVTA concourse....I would like the regulars of this thread to vote on the following three finalists, to determine the winner....




If there any owners of these cars on here, no bribes please....
The Javelin gets a +1 from me. The only one I can see the driver in the car and I am partial to Javelins, also the most authentic looking paint job although the 70 Mustang is a close second.
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The Javelin gets a +1 from me. The only one I can see the driver in the car and I am partial to Javelins, also the most authentic looking paint job although the 70 Mustang is a close second.
I think I'm over 50 posts, right? Javelin hands down.......
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Gday, I vote for the Javalin, BTW, I am a little bit out of the area
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Does anyone really care about anything other than Dave Johnson's photos?


I mean it was the fastest USVTA car at Snowbird'.s.....
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