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Old 07-09-2007, 02:51 PM
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What's the thinking or logic behind not allowing the NSX or Ferrari bodies for GT2/GT3? Tamiya bodies are great, but they are very expensive. The NSX and Ferrari's are two of the most popular bodies all over the world. Are they trying to discourage people from running the national race? With the cost of travel, I would think they would want to encourage people to come to the race to promote their products. On ther web site, in the introduction of the TCS page, they use the words in bold print "fun, low cost." It is fun and they don't charge you to race, but with the reduction in the number of races and the cost of travel I am not sure it's low cost any more. I enjoy participating, but some of their decisions puzzle me.
this was covered two years ago when the rule was first implemented. basically what happens is you have triple A-mains of GT1 and GT2 with nothing BUT NSXs and Ferraris.

Fred wanted to retain the unique look of TCS (with Tamiya offering so many detailed bodies) by not allowing those two bodies in GT2. otherwise if you saw the 2005 GT2 A-main.. it was all NSX and Ferraris.

last year's GT2 A-main was more fun to watch with Porsche, Lexus, Skylines and 350z all battling.
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:28 PM
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Hi All,
I was looking over the rules for Nationals again and it states that you can't enlarge the vent holes on the wheels or make extra holes. Has this always been the case for Nationals? I don't want to glue up some tires and then find out they will allow this.
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:14 PM
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MD-- It forced everyone to try different bodies and the choices came back to the same as we have always run plus 1 or 2 new kids on the block. If you want to save money and come to the race get an R34 Skyline and a Lexus and you will have the best of both ends A steering body and a pushing body.

ittjv-- The likely hood of it changing is about the same as Fred growing an Afro.......No worries everyone has to abide by it and it worked just fine the last Oh 11yrs now.........
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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
Ummmmm - GT-2/3 like I mentioned in the post.

so she's running gt2 and gt3
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by minicooper
so she's running gt2 and gt3
Exactly !
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Exactly !
Hell, even if I decided not to race, I'd go just to see you thrash about trying to prepare for 4 classes and fix four cars and charges batteries and and and... Heck I'd even pay.
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Not true mini...

You can only run one class at the Nats...for onroad , plus you can enter offroad as well.

GT1
GT2
Mini

Offroad Tam Tech.
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:13 PM
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Hey Kevin and, or Kevin:
Any word from the Fabulous One if F103GT will be a Nats class?

Thanks, Fred F.
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Originally Posted by lbckevin
Not true mini...

You can only run one class at the Nats...for onroad , plus you can enter offroad as well.

GT1
GT2
Mini

Offroad Tam Tech.
That Kevin getting it all wrong
Good seeing you at Tamiya
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by lbckevin
Not true mini...

You can only run one class at the Nats...for onroad , plus you can enter offroad as well.

GT1
GT2
Mini

Offroad Tam Tech.
Lets get this straight Kevin

GT1 or GT2 or Mini
and or TamTech off road and or Porsche cup!

and tam tech black cans are not meant for projectiles either.
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True...

Forgot about Tam Tech Porsche Cup...
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:17 PM
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Difuser - Thanks for the information on the bodies. I need all the help I can get.

Hebiki- I sort of understand, but what happens if all the GT2 drivers buy the same body? With the cost of Tamiya bodies, low cost doesn't apply to nationals I guess.
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Originally Posted by MD
Difuser - Thanks for the information on the bodies. I need all the help I can get.

Hebiki- I sort of understand, but what happens if all the GT2 drivers buy the same body? With the cost of Tamiya bodies, low cost doesn't apply to nationals I guess.
MD.. i hear ya.... (in my personal opinion) but i doubt the GT2 a-main will be narrowed down to 2 bodies like years past. the NSX and Ferarris are great bodies and guaranteed to work. but with more and more bodies coming out, each racer serious about nationals will have to do their own testing to find a body best for them.....

here are all the bodies i remember seeing at nats last year for GT2.

Old skyline
new skyline
350z
Lexus SC-1
Porsche
Audi A4

i ran the modena 360 this year at the Aliso regionals and boy do i miss how that body handles.
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Originally Posted by C_O_jones
Hey Kevin and, or Kevin:
Any word from the Fabulous One if F103GT will be a Nats class?

Thanks, Fred F.
I would say good chance but not confirmed. There were 13 entries at the T/A regional. However a good chunk of those drivers will run GT-1, GT-2 or Mini as F103GT is not a Japan trip winning class. It may come down like last year were F201 was a class, until only 3 people signed up and then it was dropped.
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Originally Posted by Hebiki
MD.. i hear ya.... (in my personal opinion) but i doubt the GT2 a-main will be narrowed down to 2 bodies like years past. the NSX and Ferarris are great bodies and guaranteed to work. but with more and more bodies coming out, each racer serious about nationals will have to do their own testing to find a body best for them.....

here are all the bodies i remember seeing at nats last year for GT2.

Old skyline
new skyline
350z
Lexus SC-1
Porsche
Audi A4

i ran the modena 360 this year at the Aliso regionals and boy do i miss how that body handles.
There was also an Altezza and a Corvette.
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