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autocross thread all about autocross and other vehicles

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 09:44 PM

this thread is for posting pictures of your autocross car and to post questions about cars and other vehicle related topics

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 11:23 PM

View Postsnipa12, on 23 February 2011 - 10:44 PM, said:

this thread is for posting pictures of your autocross car and to post questions about cars and other vehicle related topics

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Might be a stupid question but whats autocross? Never heard of it. If its vehicle pictures you want I got a ton of them.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 05:35 AM

Autocross is simply a one car at a time time-attack race through a course. The course are usually set up in parking lots or other large paved surfaces with cones and painted lines. Pretty much anyone can do this, as you do not need a modified car to participate and the wear and tear is no different than normal street driving. The speeds rarely, if ever exceed 60mph.
It is extremely advantageous to drive a manual trans car though!!!

I've wanted to do this for a long time, I drive a beater as it is and wouldn't want to use my daily. It'd be pretty bad to call my fiancee and say my car died racing. lol

Its probably one of the best ways to get into auto racing. Its relatively inexpensive and you can most likely find a club that does this within a reasonable distance from where you live.

All you need is a DOT (right?) approved racing helmet, money for entry fees, and your car needs to pass a tech inspection at the event for safety (no oil leaks and the like).

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:46 PM

you pretty much hit it right on the head, its super fun and everyone should try it. its the safest type of racing there is pretty much.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:55 PM

Thanks for the info. I can see where it can be fun, but I don't think I have anything that would qualify as a "autocross" vehicle, all mine have been I guess heavily modified and they are trucks LOL. I guess it would be cool to catch one of these events with the old lady though.
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 05:07 AM

A 1982 Cadillac Fleetwood tearing it up:


Here's a Turbo Protoge:


And a truck for Landscape:

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 03:29 PM

Nice, I've always loved trucks (thus I own 5), its whole different world than cars. Seems like fun to bad I can't mate up the F550 to the F350. MMMMMMM love to have a twin turbo'd, 5 speed, bullydog programed, Dually 7.3L. Been looking at making a parade/show truck for a while but can't really find the truck I've been searching for locally.
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