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Old 11-20-2008, 09:02 AM   #3361
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There is passion here. Its the bodies, the hard driving and close competition. Batteries and motors we can argue about until we're blue in the face. I'd love to see more bodies and hope it happens. Personally, ROAR has stuck their foot in our ring, so, I'm sticking to Marty's dream and Doug's rules. When I race these cars, I'm a 6 year old kid watching Parnelli Jones drive a hot looking car to a win on Saturday's ABCs Wide World of Sports. I'm teenager in the 80s wishing I could own one and drive on a real road course. I'm a 40 something reliving my wonder years. I'm sorry, when I drive, I see real cars with my childhood heroes behind the wheel. I have quite an imagination and this class has helped to fuel, spark and ignite it once again. Tuesday night, 8 PM, I'm on the track alone, transmitter in hand, fresh built TC3 on the track I'm not wondering what the car can do. I'm wondering how Jones and Fulmer would take that corner. - liljohn1064
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When I race these cars, I'm a 6 year old kid watching Parnelli Jones drive a hot looking car to a win on Saturday's ABCs Wide World of Sports. I'm teenager in the 80s wishing I could own one and drive on a real road course. I'm a 40 something reliving my wonder years. I'm sorry, when I drive, I see real cars with my childhood heroes behind the wheel. I have quite an imagination and this class has helped to fuel, spark and ignite it once again. Tuesday night, 8 PM, I'm on the track alone, transmitter in hand, fresh built TC3 on the track I'm not wondering what the car can do. I'm wondering how Jones and Fulmer would take that corner.

Sounds like you need to give real road racing a go...If you think that a TC3 is fun you should try something like a Spec Miata or Improved Touring car.
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Sounds like you need to give real road racing a go...If you think that a TC3 is fun you should try something like a Spec Miata or Improved Touring car.
I have a 69 Sportroof, Needs everything. Its been one of my delusions to restore it to Trans Am spec. I'd like to head over to Elkheart lake some day and give it whirl with any car. Hell, I'd even take a kart.
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I have a 69 Sportroof, Needs everything. Its been one of my delusions to restore it to Trans Am spec. I'd like to head over to Elkheart lake some day and give it whirl with any car. Hell, I'd even take a kart.
You need to look up and see how active SVRA is in your area. The wife is trying to get me go move there from SCCA...but my dream is to go to the runoffs.
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liljohn, RA sure is a fun place! My previous hobby was doing HPDEs (High Perf. Driving Events or driving schools) with my Integra Type R. What fun, but what an expense!

Can elevation changes be built into the carpet at Trackside or RCP?
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You need to look up and see how active SVRA is in your area. The wife is trying to get me go move there from SCCA...but my dream is to go to the runoffs.
Just to veer even further off-topic, here's a couple of pics from my previous hobby. It's a spec class that was huge out here in CA a few years ago called PRO7, based on 1st gen RX7s. It was an absolute riot! Even the cheapest 1:1 racing is spendy though...1 double-regional race weekend would cost me about what I spend on 6 months of addiction-level RC.

I painted the car yellow & black after a Ford GT I like, and ran the old-school #98 meatball as an homage to Ken Miles and the old Shelby racing campaigns. The pic is from a big event at Fontana and some out-of-towner snagged my number so I had to cover the 8.

We'd have a field of about 20-30 cars and the starts were absolutely crazy! A swarm of weekend warriors all thinking they were going to win the world championship in turn 1. Yes, that's someone taking the "green" line...



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Very cool!
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Here are mine....at least the first one is in vintage paint...it is now on the way to a GTL car....you don't want to know about the money...I don't want to know about the money



Here is the one I started with...It is for sale if anyone is intrested

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I don't know guys. I just have serious misgivings about the whole 21.5 only at a roar event, especially since I have a regional race at my local track coming up and would love to see this get off the ground in my area. Yes I do have a 21.5 combo, more for convience than anything else.


On a personal note (probably cuase more agrument than the above paragraph).I would love to see the '71 Javelin. Always been a favorite of mine.
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This is where they all have gone. I was wondering why you never see them on the street any more.
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sorry to stray off topic but..I'm sure racing those cars is a blast! Once a racer, always a racer. If you are not you'll never understand that mindset. I had to quit racing 2 wheels due to fundage, but got me into this great hobby! not quite as exciting as laying a darkie going a buck 20 w/ your knee on the deck but cheaper and crashes don't hurt and still get my race fix.

Great pics of the rx7s, bud in highschool had a few and we raised plenty of hell in those cars!!

sorry back to our normal programing. TA RACING! get your fix a track near you!

I have a 21.5 but saving it till all my comms in the 27s are shot. lol. I'm just club'n so no worries for me til a 21.5 comes to my track and starts smack'n down everyone.
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I don't know guys. I just have serious misgivings about the whole 21.5 only at a roar event, especially since I have a regional race at my local track coming up and would love to see this get off the ground in my area. Yes I do have a 21.5 combo, more for convience than anything else.
IF, and that's a really big if, you were going to travel to a ROAR event to run any class it's fair to assume that you're going to be prepared to compete at a high level. IF you don't want to go to the ROAR Nats to run VTA there is an alternative...

Wait for the USVTA Nationals! And the cool part about the USVTA Nats is, and I am saying this as a ROAR Member, there's currently no member fee you need to pay to attend unlike a ROAR event. And if you attend a ROAR nationals you don't have the option of a Temporary or weekend-only membership. That's only when you attend a regional event. For the Nats you need to sign up for the full-membership $35 member fee. At a ROAR Nationals you also have to worry about track time, controlled practice, getting out of the way of the hot-shoes running any modified class who can just slam you out of the way. With the USVTA Nats it's nice because it's 1 class.

I think the major positive to come from ROAR recognizing this class is simply the amount of testing that can be done on ROAR approvals, where, frankly, I don't think Doug has the time or equipment to do all the testing to make sure that Motors/batteries meet specs. I look for ROAR to apply equipment certifications and everything else to continue as it has via the USVTA rules.
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And if you attend a ROAR nationals you don't have the option of a Temporary or weekend-only membership. That's only when you attend a regional event. For the Nats you need to sign up for the full-membership $35 member fee.
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ROAR membership is $30.00 annual OR, you can do the single event membership for $15.00 at any ROAR track and within a year, you send another $15.00 for the full membership.. so you can stall your full payment of $30.00 and use the single event as a lay a way plan, if you wish.
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Tim Hill, I been trying to race RC. When I heard about US. Vintage Trans-
Am Racing I had to go out and get a Trans-Am car. I am from the state of
Wisconsin. I am talking to some of the guys from this Hobbytown in Oshkosh
Wis,and they are very helpful. I hope I get to meet up with you guys and
do some racing. I know hobbies stores in Illinois I hope to do some racing
there. See I was born in Chicago. I got to let you all know I am 57 yrs old
and I still act like I am 21 yrs old. I am going to try and get in on USVTA
Graet Lakes Super Series, in January 09 at RC Performance in Madison Wis.
Hope to see you all. TJHill- Tim Hill
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