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Tracer-X 11-09-2009 08:40 AM

Chump car challange
 
I thought that I'd start an official thread for this since it appears that we will be going forward with this.:spin:

Tracer-X 11-09-2009 08:43 AM

A car that we really need to look at: http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/cto/1455563531.html

It doesn't look complete but the posting says that it is. As long as we can sell parts of it off we can be okay? Maybe talk him down in price for the reason we are buying the car???

RyanGT 11-09-2009 10:06 AM

Looks like a great car for this purpose. I like that part that says the passenger floor is rusted through which will be perfect for Chumpcar b/c we ain't taking no passengers in the 14-hr enduro!

I suppose we have to get a trailer to bring the car down to PDX, won't we?

Tracer-X 11-09-2009 10:48 AM

I have access to an enclosed trailed and truck. (father in law)

NSFW 11-09-2009 10:50 AM

I approve this car. These things are cool.

How many other people are willing to split the cost?

Tracer, can we keep it at your place long enough to get the engine into it and at least make it drivable again? I think we should try to get it street-legal for the drive to PDX... if it won't survive that drive, it won't survive the race. We could strip the lights and stuff to add lightness at the track... Might need to arrange for a truck/trailer to bring it back though just in case.

I think the shell should at least get a coat of primer before the engine goes back in. I vote for splotches of black / white / grey, winter-camouflage-style. :)

Tracer-X 11-09-2009 10:53 AM

The only thing about that car is that it would need to be below $500 in value after we sell off parts. I am not sure if there is anything on this car that we could sell off to get it to that point though. Can some one go look at it?

Aodhan 11-09-2009 11:17 AM

I have been invovled in one of these in the past. Just make sure the bill of sale reads $500. Also keep in mind that with most events like this once the race is over if someone offers you $1500 for the car you are required to sell it, this is even if you dont screw up.

Tracer-X 11-09-2009 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aodhan (Post 2697916)
I have been invovled in one of these in the past. Just make sure the bill of sale reads $500. Also keep in mind that with most events like this once the race is over if someone offers you $1500 for the car you are required to sell it, this is even if you dont screw up.


You apparently haven't read the rules close enough. They aren't as harsh as "Lemons" They are also more level headed then "Lemons". They add penalty laps. If they claim you car they pay YOU $1,500. Then they auction the car for a starting bid of $1,750. You can buy your car back for essentially $250 (+ the $1,500 they paid you). Also, they don't do any of this until AFTER the race is over.

Aodhan 11-09-2009 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Tracer-X (Post 2697941)
You apparently haven't read the rules close enough. They aren't as harsh as "Lemons" They are also more level headed then "Lemons". They add penalty laps. If they claim you car they pay YOU $1,500. Then they auction the car for a starting bid of $1,750. You can buy your car back for essentially $250 (+ the $1,500 they paid you). Also, they don't do any of this until AFTER the race is over.

I never said they do just during the race. And i know the money goes to the owner:rolleyes:

LuckyBob 11-09-2009 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by NSFW (Post 2697884)
I approve this car. These things are cool.

How many other people are willing to split the cost?[...]

Agreed.

As an FYI Chumpcar has rules stipulating the minimum and maximum amount of time a driver can be in the car during a race. Based on our time to spare at Alfy's this weekend it seems like around 7-10 people is the ideal size.

LegGTLT 11-09-2009 12:36 PM

I still think a cheap-o running car is better. :munch: Simple bill of sale and no "deductions" or playing with reciepts to show how we got it down to $500. :)

Spoonwacker 11-09-2009 12:38 PM

Celica? What is this crap? I thought we were pimps:

http://images.craigslist.org/3k13m13...6a334c1b3b.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/3m43p13...2f54231b3c.jpg
http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/1452056644.html

You know I'm down, baby.

LegGTLT 11-09-2009 12:44 PM

Anyone ever been to the public auction? :iam:

Other AWD options:

'93 Legacy

'84 Wagon!!!

RyanGT 11-09-2009 12:47 PM

Public auction has a couple of pedo-vans! Nice!

I like the 84 wagon off craiglist -- it has "some light body dents". I call that character for a chump car!

PartyWagon 11-09-2009 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Spoonwacker (Post 2698077)

If we find one of the early 80's coupes they had small-block V8's...I almost got one when I was 17 but wanted a manual instead (hence the flaming Escort mentioned earlier).


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