ww73
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Re: what other car do you drive?

Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:36 pm

Since we can include bikes... These are my rides when I something w/ more pickup...

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jopickens
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Re: what other car do you drive?

Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:23 am

^nice! What's mounted to the tripod?

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Re: what other car do you drive?

Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:25 am

jopickens wrote:^nice! What's mounted to the tripod?


Looks like a Tribble
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Re: what other car do you drive?

Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:54 am

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RegGuheert
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Re: what other car do you drive?

Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:42 pm

I'm sorry, EdmondLeaf, but it is against all the rules to post that picture without a description!! :)

Please provide one post haste! :D
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Re: what other car do you drive?

Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:44 pm

ksnogas2112 wrote:Looks like a Tribble
That's bad! I hear those can be trouble!
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Re: what other car do you drive?

Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:29 pm

ebill3 wrote:The ICE is gone. And those model airplanes in the rack are also electric.

Congrats, Bill! The green paint looks great on your new acquisition.

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Re: what other car do you drive?

Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:20 pm

The Leaf is my wife's daily driver, and I use it when I can. The rest of the time, I drive my modified '68 Porsche 911TR-look project car if I don't need to haul anything. It is street legal and has won regional PCA autocross class championships the last 4 seasons since I put it together in 2009. It was featured on the cover of the PCA-SDR newsletter last month (photo courtesy of and copyrighted by Alex Speaks Photography):

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It is a Karmann-built sunroof coupe, bastardized with an '82 Euro Carrera 3-liter (225HP) NA fuel-injected engine and a later type 915 5-speed transaxle w/ factory ZF limited slip diff. Here's a shot of it on course @ Qualcomm stadium, a very nice AX venue here in San Diego:

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When I have a heavy-duty task, I call on my 2001 F250 PSD. Here's an earlier shot of it w/ my enclosed trailer after unloading my previous 911 (a '73 911E modified beyond RS spec) at Streets of Willow Springs for a time trial back in 2003 or so):

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When my wife decided she had to have a Leaf, I sold my Ultima GTR to finance it. It was the fastest car I have ever owned--midengine small-block Chevy LS3 ASA-spec V-8 and G50 Porsche 5-speed transaxle in a 2400-lb. tube chassis w/ fiberglass bodywork:

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I used to go to the drags with my friends when I was young in the late '60s, but have gravitated towards driving on road racing tracks in HPDE and time trial events in my old age, and enjoy the challenge of getting up to speed in a hurry on AX courses. Besides my Porsche club experience, I have run in SCCA Solo in a number of classes and trophied at the National Tour level in CM driving my Zink Z-10c Formula Ford back in 2002. This is a shot of it on street tires in a practice session when we were first shaking it down. We ran the spec-size Hoosier and Goodyear slicks in competition:

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Over the past years I have also run a Lotus 7 clone with an S2000 Honda engine in DM:

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and a LeGrand Mk.18 DSR in BM (probably the "quickest", but not the "fastest" car i have owned):

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After selling the Ultima, I picked up a 1991 Porsche factory-built 964 Carrera Cup car for big-track events, It raced in Europe until 1999 and was imported and club-raced in the USA since then, and is not street-legal. It was updated and modified over the years with 1998 993 GT2 Evo bodywork, a 3.8L air-cooled, fuel-injected flat-six with Motec engine management, and a 6-speed G50 transaxle:

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I'm getting to old for this stuff these days, though, and may just sell the trailer and both 911s and consolidate into one street-legal semi-luxo-barge like the new 911GT3 w/ 7-speed PDK transmission and A/C, so I can shift with my fingers and stay cool on those hot summer days at the track. :D

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Re: what other car do you drive?

Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:09 am

jopickens wrote:^nice! What's mounted to the tripod?


It's a Zoom H1 recorder w/ a "dead cat".

http://www.amazon.com/Zoom-H1-Portable- ... ds=zoom+h1

I was recording the MV's exhaust note to use as a notification sound on my Android phone.

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Re: what other car do you drive?

Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:11 pm

Hello,
Well..........if we are including motorcycles.........
1976 750 honda....... Yeah, I'm old school. Pretty much stock (inc original chain) except for the backrest / luggage rack I made out of stainless, the custom, so I can ride longer (not pictured), seat I made with gel and of course the windshield.

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OK, here's the seat
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