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Old 01-28-2011, 10:39 PM   #1
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Track Day 1984

Got this idea from another forum, but thought you guys would like it here too.

The year is 1984.

Its track day.

Pick a car manufactured between 1971 and 1984 to take to the track.

Easy mode: Italian/German
Medium mode: Japanese
Hard mode (if you don't know your cars) : American

Gentlemen, its first come first serve at the grid and there are only 30 spots here today at Laguna Seca.

Here's my pick what's yours:

KPGC110 Skyline GT-R

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I want Ricardo Montalban at the helm
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Ford maverick with the grabber package, I get to modify it right?
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was not even born yet

but maybe (for more the straight lines though):
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Terry stole mine!

This is hard. I realize there wasnt much in the era in which i would pick. Kinda makes me think we are blessed with what cars are on the market today.

BMW M1 then. Or more reasonable, the Audi Quattro.


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I think i'm going to be seeing allot of blue flags.
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Terry stole mine!

Sorry! You can have my second choice if you like: 1984 Mustang SVO.

http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=L8L3vCvagBc


I've had two, and they were very competent cars when raced.





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Old 01-29-2011, 07:56 AM   #14
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Great pick, always loved the M1!

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This is hard. I realize there wasnt much in the era in which i would pick. Kinda makes me think we are blessed with what cars are on the market today.

BMW M1 then. Or more reasonable, the Audi Quattro.

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One of my favorite cars from high school....was in 10th and 11th grade during 1984. I lived in Germany during all of high school and was all about the German cars then.
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Terry stole mine!

This is hard. I realize there wasnt much in the era in which i would pick. Kinda makes me think we are blessed with what cars are on the market today.

BMW M1 then. Or more reasonable, the Audi Quattro.

I'd definitely pick this too.
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First, second, and third choices are all taken...

Fourth choice would be Mazda RX2:

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OK, definitely this for my Japanese entry:

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And if we're going American....

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at Ken1997TL's pick that was funny.

And Mattg, that was my dream car when I was like 5-6yr old. My step-uncle had a poster of a Countach in his bedroom and at that age I had never seen anything like it.
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at Ken1997TL's pick that was funny.

And Mattg, that was my dream car when I was like 5-6yr old. My step-uncle had a poster of a Countach in his bedroom and at that age I had never seen anything like it.
i think i know what poster you mean, and if it is, i still have it at my mom's house put away
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sorry guys



too bad e30 M3 came out in 1986
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Is there any way I can bring a 1964 Ford Fairlane to the event and kick all your butts.





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I wish I knew more about classics

Hopefully I can think of something that pops up
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^ I've got a classic for you...



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Ford maverick with the grabber package, I get to modify it right?
I thought I was king of the smart asses with the Runabout, but you have both bested me with these fine choices. (Standard 3-speed manual)
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I didnt know this fell in that time period

See I know classics, but I dont know them. I wanna read about them though. Its just keeping up with todays and futures cars is already a handful, and not having the luxury of being alive when those cars came out is just a hassle.
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I didnt know this fell in that time period

See I know classics, but I dont know them. I wanna read about them though. Its just keeping up with todays and futures cars is already a handful, and not having the luxury of being alive when those cars came out is just a hassle.
can also post the VW bug (aircooled btw) if wanted, since that was made in brazil till like 2003 or something
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I didnt know this fell in that time period

See I know classics, but I dont know them. I wanna read about them though. Its just keeping up with todays and futures cars is already a handful, and not having the luxury of being alive when those cars came out is just a hassle.
It was made through the 90's and it still looked mostly like the one I posted
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I've been looking at these cars for quite some time. Not ready to pull the trigger but I really like them.
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I thought I was king of the smart asses with the Runabout, but you have both bested me with these fine choices. (Standard 3-speed manual)



I wasn't being a smart ass though. I figured a 2900-3000 lb short wheel base car with a v8 would be a kick to drive (slightly modified if I can). Plus parts for a 14 year old car that was produced nearly a decade should be dirt cheap if I break anything. If it weren't for the easymode /hard mode thing I would be looking at a 2002 or early 3 series.
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Shelby/AC Cobra (built until the late 60's - 289ci Ford motor +2300lbs FTW)



Sunbeam Tiger (built until the late 60's - 289ci Ford motor +2600lbs FTW)



...Or the Grand Daddy of the all...

Ford GT40


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I was gonna say GT40 too, but the guidelines were from '71-84
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Is there any way I can bring a 1964 Ford Fairlane to the event and kick all your butts.
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I'll bring a 1963 Ford Fairlane K-code, I know its not quite the Thunderbolt, but I have a soft spot for 63's



If it had to be from 1984 Lotus Esprit Turbo

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I wasn't being a smart ass though. I figured a 2900-3000 lb short wheel base car with a v8 would be a kick to drive (slightly modified if I can). Plus parts for a 14 year old car that was produced nearly a decade should be dirt cheap if I break anything. If it weren't for the easymode /hard mode thing I would be looking at a 2002 or early 3 series.
What was meant by easy mode/hard mode was that it would be easy to find a fast italian car from that era, but not an American car (at least in the corners). So go a head and post your Bimmer 2002. Oh and modded cars don't count I believe, it has to be fast outta the showroom.
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