Maddest race cars

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Gary C

9,945 posts

159 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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Always like Andy Burtons Alfa Ferrari



Saw it compete a few times, sounded great smile

Matt Cup

2,548 posts

84 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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Kenny Reece 3 to 1 Supermodified.







https://drivetribe.com/p/uneven-speed-kenny-reeces...

And the batst crazy Suzuki Escudo needs a mention.




1602Mark

15,822 posts

153 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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George Plasa's old E36 BMW is/was pretty insane. The noise makes it even more so in my ears. Especially at 10 200 rpm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShTXK4gy7m8


Dave.

6,813 posts

233 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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moffspeed said:
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.
That was indeed at Bouley Bay a few years ago.

Went to the other Jersey hillclimb a few years before that during the motor festival.

Sigh... can’t wait to get back out to events!

Greg the Fish

1,410 posts

46 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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Matt Cup said:
Kenny Reece 3 to 1 Supermodified.





Strangest looking thing I've ever seen! And I've been to Hull!

biggbn

14,445 posts

200 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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Dave. said:
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
Thanks man

biggbn

14,445 posts

200 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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gazza285 said:
Bonkers Zakspeed Capri.

Had a model of that when I was a kid 1400cc turbo with huge power if memory serves?

AW111

7,902 posts

113 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 dunno. From the onboard video, it looks a bit sluggish in the 200-300 kph time biggrin

lufbramatt

4,890 posts

114 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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I’m sure I’ve seen a car that was basically two pods, one on each side between the front and rear wheels. In one side sat the driver, and in the other was the engine. The bit in the middle was just a huge ground effects tunnel. Was raced in the states. I’ll see if I can find it.

ddom

6,657 posts

28 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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Always enjoyed watching the Noble RSR. It’s actually amazing how composed it is.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f9jqV8jLsYU

1602Mark

15,822 posts

153 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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ddom said:
Always enjoyed watching the Noble RSR. It’s actually amazing how composed it is.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f9jqV8jLsYU
What a thing that is! Always like Noble and loving the look and sound of this especially.

MarJay

2,170 posts

155 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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Anything group B, especially Peugeot 205 T16, Metro 6R4 and Lancia 037

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206 posts

22 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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Suzuki Cultus pikes peak, 800BHP from 2 1.6 4 cylinder engines.

moffspeed

1,886 posts

187 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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lufbramatt said:
I’m sure I’ve seen a car that was basically two pods, one on each side between the front and rear wheels. In one side sat the driver, and in the other was the engine. The bit in the middle was just a huge ground effects tunnel. Was raced in the states. I’ll see if I can find it.
That would be Smokey Yunick's 1964 "capsule car", entered for the Indy 500.

You wouldn't want to hit the wall in that..




ChevronB19

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3,895 posts

143 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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lufbramatt said:
I’m sure I’ve seen a car that was basically two pods, one on each side between the front and rear wheels. In one side sat the driver, and in the other was the engine. The bit in the middle was just a huge ground effects tunnel. Was raced in the states. I’ll see if I can find it.
This isn’t the car you’re after, but this is the Italcorse, raced by Taruffi...


lufbramatt

4,890 posts

114 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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That’s a cool thing! But it wasn’t that. The engine was in line with the wheels rather than in the middle.

moffspeed

1,886 posts

187 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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Nardi also explored the twin boom concept at Le Mans in 1955 with the 'bisiluro".



Edited by moffspeed on Saturday 16th January 15:50

ChevronB19

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3,895 posts

143 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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moffspeed said:
Nardi also explored the twin boom concept at Le Mans in 1955 with the 'bisiluro".



Edited by moffspeed on Saturday 16th January 15:50
Argh! That’s the one I was thinking of when I posted the Taruffi one. Apparently it was literally blown off the track at Le Mans by a passing Jaguar...

astonman

653 posts

190 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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Ardennes92

499 posts

60 months

Saturday 16th January 2021
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With regard to hilarious road registered cars, I always think of Nick Mann and his V8/turbo/nitrous moggie, faster acceleration than an F40 at the time and unlimited record holder at Shelsley for years; think it mustered about 600bhp in the end