Re: Lame-o unoriginal car choice penalties?
A lot of people here are under the assumption you can't find anything cool and reliable at the same time. I strongly disagree. As owner/mechanic/driver for the 67 Size Matters Fury the only mechanical breakdown we have had to far was an alternator going out. For those who say big 'Merican cars cannot be competitive look at the Malibu at Altamont. We have finished 22nd, 12th, 12th and 5th and that is with our drivers unable to stay out of the judges booth (this poster included). I will say having a big car in the race is a huge disadvantage. We tend to get hit by other cars just because we are big and they think it won't hurt us (it won't but we still get penalized) Since we are the biggest car out there the corner workers tend to notice us more than other cars as well.
The Faster Farms Chicken Belvedere was doing great until they flipped it. Heck, they flipped it and drove it home! I'd like to see an E30 do that. The 73 Fury that ran at Altamont last year made it to the end. Obviously I have a Mopar bias but to say you can't find anything but the same lame cars is just not correct. To say they cannot be competitive is not correct. To say they are not reliable is also not correct.
Current car - 1964.5 Plymouth Barracuda, Former car - Size Does Matter 1967 Plymouth Fury
07 IOE Winner Thunderhill, 12 IOE Winner Sears Pointless
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