pee'd inna snow,
X:> >> > Most in this crowd are of the opinion Real race cars don't have
X:> >> And, since at least 1970, no NASCAR stock car has had them.
X:> Thereby rendering the "stock" car part a bit silly.
X:I think you've misunderstood. I am one of the *last* people you'll find
X:defending NASCAR (even though I own blocks of stock in two of the
X:track-owning corporations - hey, somebody might as well be making money from
X:this redneck fascination!). I merely pointed out that, for at least a
X:generation, NASCAR's 'stock cars' have *not* had doors; therefore, while
X:they certainly don't fit *any* rational definition of "stock", they actually
X:*do* fit almost anyone's definition of "race car".
Just takin' th' piss, mate ;-} I'm a diehard open wheel kinda guy. But I'm glad
you've got yer
finger inna tracks! It's an astoundingly lucrative venue (NASCAR). I would have
X:> >> OTOH, IMHO, Randy Pobst's Audi *door-slammer* really *is* a race *car*
X:> > while
X:> >> the things that the Schumacher Bros., et al. drive are little more than
X:> >> highly-developed and very expensive *karts*.
X:> Bit different: Engineering refinement, and there's a lot more right turns
X:You've just lost me. Or maybe I lost you before you wrote that. Are you
X:under the impression that Pobst's Audi races on ovals? That karts only race
X:on ovals? That I actually meant CART? [None of which is the case; I'm not
X:that subtle. Mikey & Ralph just graduated to bigger, faster, more expensive
X:*karts*. Not that CART or IRL cars are a lot different to me. I'm a
X:'fendered car' *road* racing fan.]
I meant as compared to "stock cars"... Audi engineers fine equipment (I hold a
training cert from
Porsche-Audi ;-} and meant further that "real" racers have to negotiate left AND
X:> > At least /that's/ all proper British engineering :oP
X:Which, applied to UK production sedans up to about 10 years ago, is a
X:contradiction in terms, isn't it?
K. Duckworth did a production sedan?!?!
I WANT one!
(Don't bring up the 'VauxHaul' Viva, please.)
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