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« on: August 24, 2017, 14:26:13 pm »

25 years ago today I bought the cabrio, its been through a lot of changes in that time and made a little history Wink. Its now ready to make some more on Hot rod drag week, this is the latest version in road section form Shocked Wink Grin
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 14:29:48 pm »

Looks very cool as always, never saw a roof rack on a vert before  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 14:35:13 pm »

Looks very cool as always, never saw a roof rack on a vert before  Cheesy

 Grin I have always had my own unique way of approaching things  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 15:06:34 pm »

Looks very cool as always, never saw a roof rack on a vert before  Cheesy

 Grin I have always had my own unique way of approaching things  Wink

Hope it doesn't rain on your trip, or maybe the cab is too fast for the rain to get in  Wink

Have a great trip!
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 17:36:30 pm »

It took me a little while to spot the new front wings, I was looking more at the roof rack and Fuchs and thinking you'd gone all resto cal on us!
Will you fit everything you need into the car or do you need a trailer too?
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 18:24:43 pm »

It took me a little while to spot the new front wings, I was looking more at the roof rack and Fuchs and thinking you'd gone all resto cal on us!
Will you fit everything you need into the car or do you need a trailer too?

 Wink Rules say steel wings/fenders and must have bumpers in our class so that's what I did, didn't have any steel fronts here but Dean Kirsten had these USA spec for sale so grabbed them and gave them a quick massage and painted them

No trailer, if it doesn't fit I wont be taking it Shocked Grin, with running & racing it on same wheels/tyres so having no extra wheels to carry really helps room wise. Its just tools and clothes/racesuit/helmet we need really, and a few spares for stuff that might break like CVs/fuel pump/coil/oil etc and a lot of tea bags Cheesy Grin

cheers Richie
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 20:49:30 pm »

Can you give us some more details on how the week work's? Is it point scoring and how many miles are planned? Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 20:53:16 pm »

Why did you not run the gas burners ?


Btw good luck, I see steve is also participating in small block power adder class

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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2017, 21:02:10 pm »

Why did you not run the gas burners ?


Btw good luck, I see steve is also participating in small block power adder class



Width, front tyre is only 3.6 inches wide and is a stretch on 5.5 rim, and rear is 245 so much to wide for 5.5 rim, the Fuch are 4.5 and 7s!!!!! so much more suited to match tyres

Thanks, yes he is dong it to, will be a lot of fun for all of us Cool

cheers Richie
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2017, 21:11:32 pm »

Can you give us some more details on how the week work's? Is it point scoring and how many miles are planned? Smiley

It starts sunday 10th September with tech, they allow a whole day for that as there are 400 cars entered Shocked  There is also test n tune for those that wish to try break there cars before it even starts Grin not me though Wink

We start Monday morning at the track with racing, you can do as many passes as you want to and then hand in your quickest pass of that day to organisers, they then give you the route you take to the next track which must take in 1 or 2 designated check points on the way, at the check point you have to take a picture of your car to prove you went their and then give this in or show it the next day to the organisers before you can make any passes at next track.
We do this for 5 days and your time is based on an average for all the tickets you gave in. Lowest average in each class wins[ we don't have any chance as we will be against 7 second cars but are doing it purely for the challenge and the fun of it Grin Cool ]
The drive between tracks is approx. 300-350 miles each day and we finish on Friday back at the track we started at[well hopefully Wink ]

cheers Richie
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2017, 21:19:39 pm »

Can you give us some more details on how the week work's? Is it point scoring and how many miles are planned? Smiley

It starts sunday 10th September with tech, they allow a whole day for that as there are 400 cars entered Shocked  There is also test n tune for those that wish to try break there cars before it even starts Grin not me though Wink

We start Monday morning at the track with racing, you can do as many passes as you want to and then hand in your quickest pass of that day to organisers, they then give you the route you take to the next track which must take in 1 or 2 designated check points on the way, at the check point you have to take a picture of your car to prove you went their and then give this in or show it the next day to the organisers before you can make any passes at next track.
We do this for 5 days and your time is based on an average for all the tickets you gave in. Lowest average in each class wins[ we don't have any chance as we will be against 7 second cars but are doing it purely for the challenge and the fun of it Grin Cool ]
The drive between tracks is approx. 300-350 miles each day and we finish on Friday back at the track we started at[well hopefully Wink ]

cheers Richie

Sounds Awesome.. good luck you never know you might do better than you think.👍👍
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2017, 21:38:32 pm »

Good LUCK Mate!!

11 years in the US and ALWAYS wanted to do DragWeek.
No chance though as I never owned a car there ;-)
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2017, 23:25:38 pm »

The car looks super is that the very fast one or the very very very fast one 😁 best of luck on drag week
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2017, 00:33:20 am »

The car looks super is that the very fast one or the very very very fast one 😁 best of luck on drag week

 Cheesy Just the fast one, this is stock suspension stock floorpan version, the other one is tube chassis Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2017, 00:34:34 am »

Good LUCK Mate!!

11 years in the US and ALWAYS wanted to do DragWeek.
No chance though as I never owned a car there ;-)

Thanks, I think I would have gone and just spectated given the chance
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2017, 00:50:09 am »

Good luck Richie - cars looking sweeeet! I need to get some 245's on the back of mine
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2017, 07:47:39 am »

Good luck!
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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2017, 09:39:13 am »

Good luck this sounds like an awesome week to be had


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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2017, 13:13:21 pm »

PLEASE let me know what the whistle of the roof rack is like at 160mph!
 Cheesy

Damn cool.

LOTS and LOTS of vids for us to watch please.
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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2017, 17:52:04 pm »

Never thought i would say this but the gasburners look better on that car.
Normally i like fuchs wheels more.
Looking forward how it will go.

Henk!!!
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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2017, 10:41:25 am »

good luck!

i know you have been working towards doing this a few years now, finally getting that box checked. the car looks good, have you polished it now as well  Grin
as for the end result. you say you have no chance, maybe, but maybe if the car can be consistent, the end result could be a higher ranking than what it looks like on paper  Wink

big thumbs up, have fun!!!!!
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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2017, 21:59:25 pm »

This is going to be fun to follow. 😃
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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2017, 12:28:22 pm »

You will maybe not finish first, but you sure will hurst some feelings! Enjoy the trip, have fun on the track  and stay safe! Finishing the tour is already a challenge   Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2017, 12:31:04 pm »

I had Drag Week in my mind and remembered you were going to do this Richie......Car looks great and I'm sure you have things figured out.  Best of luck! This is great that you're doing this! You'll do awesome!
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« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2017, 14:06:22 pm »

My best memory of your car -- -- The best exit from Nick's

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« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2017, 19:47:24 pm »

Great, congrats to 25 years tire treating!
A cab with a roofrack, now that's unique. Love that pragmatic solution look thing.
I remember those DDD Bitburg gigs very well. The crowd went wild while those roof tricks happend  Grin

https://youtu.be/Dy0s2qnOoJY

Have much fun at the dragweek, happiness is a hot vw...
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« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2017, 23:19:57 pm »

Great, congrats to 25 years tire treating!
A cab with a roofrack, now that's unique. Love that pragmatic solution look thing.
I remember those DDD Bitburg gigs very well. The crowd went wild while those roof tricks happend  Grin

https://youtu.be/Dy0s2qnOoJY

Have much fun at the dragweek, happiness is a hot vw...
Best greetings, Felix


Thanks Smiley, it took quite a lot of work to create a roofrack that would fit to the car, and make it so it releases easily and quickly at the track


Roof down wheelie Shocked,That was fun, even if it did surprise me when it did it Shocked Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2017, 07:22:37 am »

Very VERY cool Richie! Thank you for sharing. Even though I have not followed it for 25 years I have at least been lucky enough to see it in action several times.

All the best from Norway,

Kalle
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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2017, 10:17:59 am »

Richie

My best wishes also, however I've never heard you say you have no chance.... you always have a chance, good luck and have fun.

Russell Wink
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« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2017, 15:45:14 pm »

Richie

My best wishes also, however I've never heard you say you have no chance.... you always have a chance, good luck and have fun.

Russell Wink

 Grin  Just finishing will be a victory for me this time  Cool
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