And the winner is…

The Race Hard Race Ugly BMW 325is! They finished 9.8 seconds before the Warthog Racing E30, and it could have gone either way.

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12 responses to “And the winner is…”

  1. SirNotAppearing Avatar
    SirNotAppearing

    The winner came in 9.8 seconds after, you say? Medrunks the Sketch is think again.

    1. sketchler Avatar
      sketchler

      Haha. Sober for this one. Simply the product of the second most frustrating Internet connection I've ever had the displeasure of using.

  2. Ben Avatar
    Ben

    An E30 you say? I do not believe it. Next you'll be saying some Honda's blew head gaskets and an Italian car caught fire.

  3. Thrashy Avatar

    This calls for competitive adjustments! Apply a fractional multiplier to allowable cost for cars that have proven to be overdogs. For example, E30s could be given a .7 multiplier, meaning that the team could only spend 350 dollars on preparing the car. Expensive-but-horrendously-unreliable makes, like many an Italian car, might get multipliers greater than 1, to bring a greater number of exotic crapheaps into contention.
    Eight-wheeled rotary-powered homebuilt monstrosities get a multiplier of 8, of course.

    1. mechimike Avatar
      mechimike

      Actually, you'd need a multiplier of 9 for that one…

  4. Black Steelies Avatar

    OK so it did LeMons, now you have to prep it for WRC and after THAT give it the Caswell treatment and take it to Baja.
    *Make sure ya give it a beefy steering rack though.

  5. sketchler Avatar
    sketchler

    Believe it or not, there wasn't one Miata on the entire field!
    For good reason, I'd say—last year's Crapheaps saw a Miata flee the People's Curse.

  6. LTDScott Avatar

    I get the E30 hate. But in my defense, I started building my E30 team in '07. The race before I entered had four E30s in it. And not only does our car have the stock eta motor, but we have spent just as much time making our car/theme ridiculous as we have on the mechanicals.

    1. Texan_Idiot25 Avatar
      Texan_Idiot25

      Yes, but porcubimmer was just so damn CUTE.

      1. LTDScott Avatar

        I liked the gag of the Porcubimmer, but I like the execution of Prickstine more.

    2. ZomBee Racer Avatar

      Your car was also built in the AMP cage-match days, and the fact it even still exists makes it legendary.

  7. LTDScott Avatar

    Well unfortunately (or maybe fortunately?), the reason it survived the last Altamont race is because our clutch and flywheel blew up about 2 hours into the race and we couldn't get it fixed at the track. Even so, I got punted into the tire barrier there and the car suffered a few battle scars from it.

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