Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

No, but I'm still fighting the urge to bid.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

How does the sterring work?  Two sets of wheels turning?  What was the creator thinking?  Why?  Flabbergasted...

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

We had a discussion about Tyrell steering in a different thread a couple months ago. Bill Heckler (I think) described how it could work pretty cogently and then someone posted a diagram too.

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Crab Spirits wrote:

I have the guy's number.
Might check this thing out maybe tomorrow. Anyone else want to go?

I am not planning on bidding on it, so I would feel weird going on my own but would love to tag along to see it.  What time were you going go there?

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Speedycop wrote:

No, but I'm still fighting the urge to bid.

You of all people could make this work.  Of course that would be after 4 straight weeks of non-stop thrashing, and you would get 25 laps on sunday afternoon before it burst into flames, but you could make it work.  You should bid.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

I'll need a line of credit...

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

This would be the greatest LeMons car of all freakin' time!

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Phil, are you just taunting Speedy?

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34 (edited by DaveH 2010-11-10 09:04 PM)

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Yeah, but doesn't this thing violate every part of Rule 2.1?

2.1: Vehicle Eligibility: Entry limited to mass-produced, four-wheeled vehicles legal for US highway use at the time of their manufacture. Vehicles must be acquired and prepared for a maximum of $500 as described in Section 4. Vehicles must meet all safety standards laid out in Section 3. The vehicle's original, manufacturer-stated curb weight may not exceed 4200 pounds. Individual waivers may be granted; just don't ask about Peterbilts, Zambonis, sidecars, or golf carts again. We already said no.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Every part except the individual waiver...

Captain: Speedycop & The Gang Of Outlaws -'94 Mark VIII (Least Horrible Yank Tank Stafford '09, NOLA '10) '61 Caddy (Org Choice-NL '09) '63 Tbird (EPIC Repair Failure-Gingerman '10, I Got Screwed-Summit Pt '10, I.O.E. WINNER Stafford '10!) '77 Lancia Scorpion (I.O.E. WINNER Joliet 2010!) '67 Galaxie 500 (Judges Choice-CMP '11)
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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

I think the waiver is already signed, just waiting for Speedycop to send the email.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

DaveH wrote:

Yeah, but doesn't this thing violate every part of Rule 2.1?

2.1: Vehicle Eligibility: Entry limited to mass-produced, four-wheeled vehicles legal for US highway use at the time of their manufacture. Vehicles must be acquired and prepared for a maximum of $500 as described in Section 4. Vehicles must meet all safety standards laid out in Section 3. The vehicle's original, manufacturer-stated curb weight may not exceed 4200 pounds. Individual waivers may be granted; just don't ask about Peterbilts, Zambonis, sidecars, or golf carts again. We already said no.

Sure, but your analysis fails to take into account the Great Unwritten Rule of LeMons: Awesome Trumps All (except safety).

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

That is so full of win. Unfortunately(?) it won't fit on my trailer. I'm not sure if it would fit on any trailer.

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EriktheAwful wrote:

That is so full of win. Unfortunately(?) it won't fit on my trailer. I'm not sure if it would fit on any trailer.

Why would you want to trailer such a wonderful thing.  CLearly this should be driven to and from all events.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

I can't wait to pass it in the corners. I think I will have to start by practicing passing semi's on the corners on some of our mountain roads. big_smile

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Bender/StickFigureRacing wrote:

I can't wait to pass it in the corners.

http://signs-decals.com/images/This_Vehicle_Wide_Turns_Decal_Sticker,%20DOT.jpg

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42 (edited by DC Doug 2010-11-11 07:49 PM)

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Well, someone's placed a bid on it.  Upping the min by a whopping $25... clearly a Lemony bid.

Only four days left... don't let it get away!

Jeff, please don't do this.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

I need 4-5 guys to chip in $500 each. I'll buy it, prep it, and guarantee the guys a seat for the cost of the LeMons fees ($225 each). You will be instant LEGENDS.

I'm serious.

Captain: Speedycop & The Gang Of Outlaws -'94 Mark VIII (Least Horrible Yank Tank Stafford '09, NOLA '10) '61 Caddy (Org Choice-NL '09) '63 Tbird (EPIC Repair Failure-Gingerman '10, I Got Screwed-Summit Pt '10, I.O.E. WINNER Stafford '10!) '77 Lancia Scorpion (I.O.E. WINNER Joliet 2010!) '67 Galaxie 500 (Judges Choice-CMP '11)
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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Must...resist...gravitational...pull...of...speedycop's...insanity!!!

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

I think I found one of his other creations.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7jENWKgMPY&t=0m40s

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So tempting.  Has anyone verified this would be allowed in the race.  It seems to have enough metal to make it no a complete death trap.

As for tracks make sure it doesn't have a chicane.  Hate to cause the first lemons race to be canceled because a car was wedged in the chicane during the transponder check laps.

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47 (edited by Speedycop 2010-11-12 07:58 AM)

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Chicanes are probably a thing of the past. They cause more wrecks than they prevent. Jay has told me that after the '61 Caddy, he would pretty much waiver anything I want.

I have one taker already that just paypal'd me. That only leaves room for four. If you snooze, you'll be watching us hog the track and kicking yourself...

BTW, it will fit in my 24' trailer...barely!

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

This car wouldn't be nearly as awesome without T-tops.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

How about a Corvette (Extra-Long) Summer theme? We've been dying to see this done anyway and this one is oh-so-close.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

The only theme this thing needs is Hot Wheels/Mattel livery.

Can't wait to hear it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox2wgHqrNy0

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1969 Subaru 360