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Old 05-24-2012, 12:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

Just joined up to see what you guys are into.

I am VERY LIKELY NOT your typical member as I would MUCH rather be driving a 600+ hp Big Block vintage American car....... But times being as they are....here I am!

However, I AM open minded.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you cannot afford to drive the 600hp big block, then you are very likely like a typical member !

Save gas
Ride a Mtn bike for errands exercise entertainment and outright fun

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Old 05-24-2012, 08:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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easy solution...
my car has 100hp
all you have to do to one is make it weigh 1/6th as much as a BB vintage car, and you'll have the performance you're looking for, while likely using 1/6th the fuel
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A.D.D. -

Welcome to EM! What some racers do is lead a double car life. The 600HP beast is pampered and fed while the other car is a daily-driver MPG machine. The money saved driving the MPG machine can be fed to the beast.


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Old 05-24-2012, 08:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site! As far as not fitting in, here is the list of cars in my driveway:

2002 Saturn SC1 (the gas sipper)
2002 GMC Sonoma (for hauling engine parts)
2001 Pontiac TransAm WS6 (with mods, about 400hp)
1971 Ford Mustang Mach1 fastback (with a lowly mouse of a 351C 4V, around 550hp)

So yeah, you're nothing like us.

Go Team Saturn!

Coming soon... aero accessories by LowCd!
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks! Wow... very cool.

I have always been and always will be into old cars until they are outlawed.....

BUT.... gas prices have been rising and i think will continue to rise. This last year it REALLY started to hurt.

Racing fuel runs about $10.00 a gallon at the track!!!!!!!

So...... time to rethink some things... and time to learn how to get more efficient!

1971 Mach 1 is cool!!!!! The first Eleanor from the original "Gone in 60 seconds"..... My Dad is a Mustang and Corvette guy. I think he has a 1972 Convertible right now with 351 and the Mach 1 style strip package.........

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Old 05-26-2012, 07:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You don't have to have a lot of horsepower to go fast, I know that most people think motorcycles are dangerous but they are a lot of fun and don't use a lot of fuel and have little horsepower. I got a fully modded air cooled Buell Firebolt XB9R that produces around 89hp and a '09 Yamaha R1 fully modded about 160hp. They are about 430lbs.

I just had a demo run on a Zero S electric motorcycle and it was also a lot of fun, they can go for 183kms with one charge and have a top speed of 142km/h. They also weigh very little.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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...would sixty 10 hp motorscooters be equal?

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