Maddest race cars

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ChevronB19

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3,895 posts

143 months

Friday 15th January 2021
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Sorry if this repeats a previous thread, I couldn’t see anything similar recently.

I’ll start with the AVS Shadow (620 BHP in a go kart! - I think this is Vic Elford in it)... (and expect plenty of Chapparal and Citroen afterwards, but please include road cars!).




gazza285

8,639 posts

188 months

Friday 15th January 2021
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It is bonkers, but it isn't a kart.

Dave.

6,813 posts

233 months

Friday 15th January 2021
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No idea what this is, but i do know is that it makes glorious noises and leaves thick black rubbery lines on the road.


6814 by Dave, on Flickr

ChevronB19

Original Poster:

3,895 posts

143 months

Friday 15th January 2021
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gazza285 said:
It is bonkers, but it isn't a kart.
Sorry, I should have qualified that comment!

slopes

35,159 posts

167 months

Friday 15th January 2021
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Not particularly bonkers compared to some but i always thought the DJR Sierra RS500's raced in Oz were nuts. 600+ bhp and 200mph in a Sierra.

Greg the Fish

1,410 posts

46 months

Friday 15th January 2021
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JPvanRossem said:
If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly. I love these aero-engined things. Not sure what to do with that twenty litre Maybach airship engine in the kitchen that you keep tripping over? Bolt it into your Isotta and give it some welly
Pfffffft. 20 litre airship engine.

27 Litre Merlin in a customised Rolls Royce Chassis

The utterly bonkers Rolls Royce Handlye Special, built by the father of an ex girlfriend from school days in his barn at their farm.

TOTALLY insane. But a brilliant handbuilt and re-engineered MONSTER.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU3l-atELbU



Max_Torque

17,981 posts

197 months

Friday 15th January 2021
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For me, this is pretty much top of the list:




yes, a race car, but one that took it's most famous drive on a public road:



If you didn't know, you'd think the footage had been speeded up.........

Greg the Fish

1,410 posts

46 months

Friday 15th January 2021
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May as well have another clip of it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NaLzg5c26o

Heaveho

4,072 posts

154 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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The Beast of Turin. A fine sight at the Goodwood revival.

biggbn

14,445 posts

200 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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There used to be a Skoda s110r bodied chevy engined space frame Hill climb car in the 80s, maybe earlier. Saw it in C and CC a few times

jimmytheone

662 posts

198 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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Max_Torque said:
For me, this is pretty much top of the list:




yes, a race car, but one that took it's most famous drive on a public road:



If you didn't know, you'd think the footage had been speeded up.........
I’ve seen that before but it doesn’t get any less crazy. Surely that must be approaching the limits of human life given the G involved? Fuchsrorh for example and flazgarten2.

Dave.

6,813 posts

233 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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biggbn said:
There used to be a Skoda s110r bodied chevy engined space frame Hill climb car in the 80s, maybe earlier. Saw it in C and CC a few times
6762 by Dave, on Flickr


6780 by Dave, on Flickr

6816 by Dave, on Flickr

6815 by Dave, on Flickr

Oh, and another one of the other one....

They’re those rubbery lines I mentioned.

6779 by Dave, on Flickr

ChevronB19

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Saturday 16th January 2021
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biggbn said:
There used to be a Skoda s110r bodied chevy engined space frame Hill climb car in the 80s, maybe earlier. Saw it in C and CC a few times
Ditto the ‘Chimp’ (great name), a Chevron B19 clothed in a stretched Imp body, built and raced by Jonathan Buncombe (who I ended up racing against in a different series).

It was Earth shatteringly fast, but was banned due to having a non standard wheelbase for the body.

It’s since been re-rebuilt back into a B19 and is currently for sale.


gazza285

8,639 posts

188 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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Bonkers Zakspeed Capri.


Krikkit

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161 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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jimmytheone said:
Max_Torque said:
For me, this is pretty much top of the list yes, a race car, but one that took it's most famous drive on a public road:



If you didn't know, you'd think the footage had been speeded up.........
I’ve seen that before but it doesn’t get any less crazy. Surely that must be approaching the limits of human life given the G involved? Fuchsrorh for example and flazgarten2.
Apparently they had to practice tensing their lower body muscles to counter the g-forces in longer corners. Basically that's right up to the edge of needing a fighter pilot G-suit.

livinginasia

634 posts

90 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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Max_Torque said:
For me, this is pretty much top of the list:




yes, a race car, but one that took it's most famous drive on a public road:



If you didn't know, you'd think the footage had been speeded up.........
I never get bored of this - its mesmerising ! Along with climb dance - just amazing.

Truckosaurus

9,397 posts

264 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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Hillclimbs are good hunting grounds for wacky cars. Twin bike engines etc.

There was one car in the recent past that had a helicopter gas turbine driving a turbo charger and then the turbo as plumbed in to feed a piston engine with a constant amount of boost.

http://raceenginedesign.co.uk/the-manic-beattie/

moffspeed

1,886 posts

187 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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Dave. said:
No idea what this is, but i do know is that it makes glorious noises and leaves thick black rubbery lines on the road.


6814 by Dave, on Flickr
This is one of the Channel Island sand racers. Normal habitat the Islands' sands or Bouley Bay/Val des Terres hill climbs.

Some times they fly north and terrorise UK mainlanders.

moffspeed

1,886 posts

187 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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ChevronB19 said:
Sorry if this repeats a previous thread, I couldn’t see anything similar recently.

I’ll start with the AVS Shadow (620 BHP in a go kart! - I think this is Vic Elford in it)... (and expect plenty of Chapparal and Citroen afterwards, but please include road cars!).



Yes that is quick Vic, the steering column was a vertical post at mid thigh level, a brave man and he survived it.

CanAm was the birthplace of a few other unusual cars such as this Schkee..




Whilst the Chaparral 2H had plenty of downforce :



Edited by moffspeed on Saturday 16th January 13:59

RB Will

8,200 posts

220 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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These might all be road legal at a push. Rather than silly fast slicks and aero I'm more a fan of brute force and being on the edge. And i like Subarus so these are right up there for me.

RCM Gobstopper




McRae hillclimb car



And although not Subaru, road car or competition car really but just for the unnecessary OTTness of it I love the Hoonicorn V2. How to make a Senna look silly. How quickly it goes through the gears is mad. I'd love to try ang get that along my favourite B roads