Postby neels on Thu 9/Oct/08 10:29am

So rather than build a roll cage inside the car, you now build a roll cage and assemble the rest of the car around it?
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Postby Percy Pig on Thu 9/Oct/08 11:09am

neels wrote: So rather than build a roll cage inside the car, you now build a roll cage and assemble the rest of the car around it?


Sounds like a better idea to me au!
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Postby jeremyb on Thu 9/Oct/08 11:12am

neels wrote: So rather than build a roll cage inside the car, you now build a roll cage and assemble the rest of the car around it?


Yep, thats why they're proper race cars now not just modified production cars :)
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Postby Spokes on Thu 9/Oct/08 11:16am

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neels wrote: So rather than build a roll cage inside the car, you now build a roll cage and assemble the rest of the car around it?


Yep, thats why they're proper race cars now not just modified production cars :)


And its a lot easier to weld.
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Postby Henry Dorset Case on Thu 9/Oct/08 12:00pm

Oli wrote: I just discovered the list in an old box of art supplies last night, and it's from a bright yellow Torana I owned in about 1994...

I can't even remember what the story was with the key (though the asterisk means I sorted it out...), but that WOF list was effectively the kiss of death for that car - I didn't have the money to do the work so I drove it unwarranted for about another 9 months then flicked it to a guy in the Hutt for $400. :thumbsup:


if you wanted it you could find it... he's either still driving it unwarranted or its on blocks in his front yard.......
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Postby Henry Dorset Case on Thu 9/Oct/08 12:04pm

In my opinion (which is anything but humble) watching these cars race is anything but super. OOOOOOH the taxi grand prix. yay. whooopeee. I am a Ford man. Im a Holden man, lets fight.

Meh. Its not a super car until it can fly.

when it can, call me and I might go watch.
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Postby GraemeWi on Thu 9/Oct/08 12:15pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:
Oli wrote: I just discovered the list in an old box of art supplies last night, and it's from a bright yellow Torana I owned in about 1994...

I can't even remember what the story was with the key (though the asterisk means I sorted it out...), but that WOF list was effectively the kiss of death for that car - I didn't have the money to do the work so I drove it unwarranted for about another 9 months then flicked it to a guy in the Hutt for $400. :thumbsup:


if you wanted it you could find it... he's either still driving it unwarranted or its on blocks in his front yard.......


Just stick the rego plate into http://www.carjam.co.nz/ interesting to stalk find out about my old cars!

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Postby ryda on Thu 9/Oct/08 12:35pm

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Postby ryda on Thu 9/Oct/08 3:14pm

Thursday : 2nd Practice
Pos Car Entrant Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest Lap
1 1 Toll Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE 2.09.3700
2 888 Team Vodafone Craig Lowndes Ford Falcon BF 2.09.4683
3 3 Sprint Gas Racing G.Murphy/J.Richards Holden Commodore VE 7 2.09.5324
4 55 Rod Nash Racing Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE 2.09.6907
5 6 Ford Performance Racing S.Richards/M.Winterbottom Ford Falcon BF 2.09.7589
6 4 Jeld-Wen Motorsport David Besnard Ford Falcon BF 2.09.9741
7 15 HSV Dealer Team Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE 2.09.9994
8 17 Jim Beam Racing Steve Owen Ford Falcon BF 2.10.1000
9 12 Team BOC A.Jones/C.McConville Holden Commodore VE 2.10.1391
10 7 Jack Daniel's Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE 2.10.2325
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Postby Flyboy on Thu 9/Oct/08 3:51pm

:pmob: Interesting results, good to see Tander showing his class. Murphs pulled something out of the hat too. No surprise to see Lowndes there as well
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Postby Spokes on Thu 9/Oct/08 4:43pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote: In my opinion (which is anything but humble) watching these cars race is anything but super. OOOOOOH the taxi grand prix. yay. whooopeee. I am a Ford man. Im a Holden man, lets fight.

Meh. Its not a super car until it can fly.

when it can, call me and I might go watch.


Never ridden in a race car huh? :cool:
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Postby Bigfoot on Thu 9/Oct/08 5:27pm

Does not make watching them any less boring. HTH
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Postby Henry Dorset Case on Thu 9/Oct/08 5:42pm

Spokes wrote:
Henry Dorset Case wrote: In my opinion (which is anything but humble) watching these cars race is anything but super. OOOOOOH the taxi grand prix. yay. whooopeee. I am a Ford man. Im a Holden man, lets fight.

Meh. Its not a super car until it can fly.

when it can, call me and I might go watch.


Never ridden in a race car huh? :cool:


race cars are open wheel. that is all. Not taxi grand prix
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Postby Henry Dorset Case on Thu 9/Oct/08 5:44pm

ryda wrote: Thursday : 2nd Practice
Pos Car Entrant Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest Lap
1 1 Toll Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE 2.09.3700
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see, even acknowledged in the title.
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Postby neels on Thu 9/Oct/08 5:56pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote: race cars are open wheel. that is all. Not taxi grand prix

Nah, bollocks.

I reckon the best racing series ever was the BTCC in the 2 litre days, especially watching volvo station wagons steaming into a pile of smoking wreckage and emerging almost unscathed out the other side. Interesting that they were built by TWR, who build the only holdens that ever win in v8 supercars.

Anyhoo, first part timer crash of the weekend

http://www.v8supercars.com.au/content/h ... r_the_day/

Practice 3

1 888 Team Vodafone C.Lowndes/J.Whincup Ford Falcon BF 20 18 2:07.5975
2 3 Sprint Gas Racing G.Murphy/J.Richards Holden Commodore VE 20 19 2:07.7942
3 6 Ford Performance Racing S.Richards/M.Winterbottom Ford Falcon BF 23 21 2:08.1411
4 15 HSV Dealer Team R.Kelly/P.Radisich Holden Commodore VE 20 17 2:08.1706
5 39 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE 19 17 2:08.1925
6 17 Jim Beam Racing W.Luff/S.Owen Ford Falcon BF 23 23 2:08.3294
7 16 Autobarn Racing Team P.Dumbrell/D.Reynolds Holden Commodore VE 23 17 2:08.3774
8 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport M.Caruso/L.Holdsworth Holden Commodore VE 25 22 2:08.4380
9 9 SP Tools Racing S.Gisbergen/J.Webb Ford Falcon BF 22 16 2:08.7499
10 1 Toll Holden Racing Team M.Skaife/G.Tander Holden Commodore VE 15 10 2:08.7539
11 4 Jeld-Wen Motorsport D.Besnard/J.Courtney Ford Falcon BF 19 10 2:08.7854
12 55 Rod Nash Racing J.Bargwanna/T.D'Alberto Holden Commodore VE 28 26 2:08.8196
13 18 Jim Beam Racing W.Davison/S.Johnson Ford Falcon BF 14 14 2:08.8471
14 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Greg Ritter Holden Commodore VE 21 18 2:09.0545
15 12 Team BOC A.Jones/C.McConville Holden Commodore VE 21 19 2:09.2891

Good to see Bargs still up there, the autobarn car still punching above it's weight. You can probably discount The Rat, he'll do something stupid and end up back in the pack. Looks like Paul Morris hasn't been in the car yet, probably for the same reason. And Murphy will have a brain explosion and get together with someone, taking himself out and then blaming everyone else for what happened as usual.
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