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post #6271 of 7130
No, the Italian crashes into all the other Italian cars, then just keeps changing lanes to get out of the way of the German, English & American cars. After the race is over and it finished last, it declares itself the winner.
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Magick - is there a specific type of historic racing you are considering? I know there are several different organizations and different groups within each org.

The VDCA GT historic class, it looks like quite a lot of fun.

http://www.vintagedrive.com/car%20eligibility.htm
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Yeah, that looks like a lot of fun! One thing you might be careful with is that if a car was raced after 1972, it might have modifications that were legal for whatever class it raced then, but those mods might not be legal for the VCRA, because it looks like the VCRA rules are based on the production years, not on later racing years - at least that's how I read it. So, if a 1963 Abarth was raced in 1975, it is the 1963 version of the Abarth the car needs to be, not what was raced in 1975. It would be very cool to have something other than the typical British & German cars that I'm sure are very common in those races.
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Oh yeah, tuning according to the regs isn't too bad, that still gives us room to work with. Those usually turn into endurance races anyway, despite being relatively short, because at some point most of them break in some way. "We broke a cam, grab the cutting torch!" I was like, "did I hear that right?" LOL

I have no problem racing Italians, Germans, Americans, or Brits, but I draw the line with the French.
post #6275 of 7130
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Not feeling well, so staying home and watching the Auctions America Ft Lauderdale sale. Prices seem extremely reasonable with a nice mix of muscle, classics, and exotics. I went ahead and registered, who knows? Here billy, a rare BJ8, great color too:

http://www.auctionsamerica.com/events/feature-lots.cfm?SaleCode=FL14&ID=r0237
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Not feeling well, so staying home and watching the Auctions America Ft Lauderdale sale. Prices seem extremely reasonable with a nice mix of muscle, classics, and exotics. I went ahead and registered, who knows? Here billy, a rare BJ8, great color too:

http://www.auctionsamerica.com/events/feature-lots.cfm?SaleCode=FL14&ID=r0237

 

That's nice!

post #6277 of 7130
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As an aside, I love their bidding system. You provide a bank letter, apply for a temporary line of credit through their bank, register on the site, then you can directly bid on any lot to your heart's content. It took ~20 minutes. The rest of the auction houses can learn from them.
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As an aside, I love their bidding system. You provide a bank letter, apply for a temporary line of credit through their bank, register on the site, then you can directly bid on any lot to your heart's content. It took ~20 minutes. The rest of the auction houses can learn from them.


Making it incredibly easy to buy. Smart folks.

 

Anything in particular desperately grabbing your interest?

post #6279 of 7130
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Well, I bought a `55 MG TF 1500 for 35.5k, which is 20k under CMV. I'm more than a little surprised it went that low, it appears that most bidding are muscle car people.

http://www.auctionsamerica.com/events/feature-lots.cfm?SaleCode=FL14&ID=r0445
post #6280 of 7130
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http://www.auctionsamerica.com/events/feature-lots.cfm?SaleCode=FL14&ID=r0125




Oh yeah. *readies mouse-clicking finger*
post #6281 of 7130
You know me too well - I love that Austin Healey! I can picture myself zooming around the countryside with Natalie Wood, Audrey Hepburn or Jacqueline Bisset by my side...
post #6282 of 7130

Pretty rare animal that.

 

Any chance you can take a mold off the carb and shifter?

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post #6284 of 7130
I like the MG-TF. Fun little roadster for days when you feel like wearing a tweed jacket.
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A really good day to take care of some of the Brits on my want list, it appears, as no one else seems that interested in them. redface.gif
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