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Mopar151

(10,068 posts)
Mon May 20, 2024, 05:48 PM May 20

Why is this odd little car, and why is it's time coming again?

I have hillclimbed on the Vt State Park roads since 1978. The first thing folks notice when they come across our events? "You guys don't all race the same cars! You guys bring a bunch of really cool ones, all done up right!" Thus, "Mike Vecc" has brought out his Dad's old (1962) BMW 700! Largely 'cuz "Dad" loved "bench racing" with us, when he was alive.
The "Baby Beemer's" biggest fans were the "Top Guns" of out P-1 and F/L classes - we all want one for a "daily driver"! "Bad Fast" is a pain in the ass, and wallet, on the street, and not as much fun as some might think. And the little Beemer seems right! A modernised engine would have a bit more power, and sip less of "the precious". A small hybrid system might work well, but weight is an issue... In any case, here's a nice run up steep 'ol Mt. Ascutney (12% avg. grade), in a classic sports car! With 700cc, and about 50 hp.

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A run group "on top, the BMW is foreground https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10168442306515034&set=pcb.10161989999903826&__cft__[0]=AZWPlCULy3nGokmuigyLBdNMmp0afVlS9dHoumEtGWHQOlWLC7yrJa8tz9cX0IT-T3BxT7PwthjQnhTyPelyJC2Z9EEUQGriYnvm_sC28IoTzwosA0gvYdai-Vc0f2h8FpsAQ0Oja3s73s9KKxhnjZaP9_halZmpm3w7g_iGLO8fpbhO1OM9TqhPnBw-Elqcs4ndNwZoVlrzem5WZ9QIhsGG&__tn__=*bH-R
My hot rod, in better times: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=3776740279274031&set=gm.10161986456223826&idorvanity=50242278825&__cft__[0]=AZUb0FqH6VvzHurroCeeenXrVSAsdf-fHCWYoRJeWPvx7RDplcQHT6PNne9au0P4brWtRW7CJhMmUy-O0lHRczsBHwi4iJAp-HuwBbZ2ZYQjyUYm8stFYTO97OHQTJ-su7r3hDM5ir9UFkEr9F8QAI6zVuK8G1HDXQeAuwjQS4VmzO7tr20ItlJCKr5cSt3ezGeQ1nMjXBvSVa9EKlhpFith&__tn__=EH-R
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Why is this odd little car, and why is it's time coming again? (Original Post) Mopar151 May 20 OP
Looks like fun! 2naSalit May 20 #1
Yep-r! Mopar151 May 20 #2

Mopar151

(10,068 posts)
2. Yep-r!
Mon May 20, 2024, 10:43 PM
May 20

Diversity keeps some doors open for us, as does 50 years of good karma with the State and the ski areas.
We emphasize "competing at a speed you are comfortable". We offer an option to run minimal added safety equipment if you observe a " speed limit" A minimum time ("breakout&quot has to be observed. Past that, it's a full rollcage, real seat, 5 point harness, the whole show! We have a class that runs for a time 5 seconds slower than breakout. The gentleman with the Lotus Elise is TSD rallying, his friend with his daughters Fiat 500 is chargin' hard!

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