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Whats your favourite racing car, no matter what it is, big or small, could be a Clio Cup or a Bentley Le Mans.
Post here, im just curious, mine is a Vauxhall Vectra Super Tourer (BTCC) of 2000

or its competitor the Ford Mondeo http://www.simontan.co.uk.nstempintl.com/images/mondeo_btcc00_side_800.jpg< br />
or the other competitor the Nissan Primera http://www.chem.leeds.ac.uk/ICAMS/people/jcp/Primera98.jpg

all great cars of their time racing

posted by  True_Brit

I'm going with the Ariel Atom,
http://www.edmunds.com/media/il/features/general/aerial.atom/ariel.atom.lea d.340.jpg

McLaren F1 car,

and the Le Mans Corvette C6-R

posted by  chris_knows

why the atom???

posted by  True_Brit

It's light, fast, handles great, I don't think it was too expensive (compared to many other super cars at least) lol...

posted by  chris_knows

I'm goin with a spaceship... no car can beat a spaceshit

posted by  CarEXPERT

Since when do they race spaceships? :banghead:

posted by  car_crazy89

If it counts, I'd go for the following. A 60's Mustang, it was at last years Goodwood revival meeting in West Sussex, I was there, and saw it racing around the track, but didn't take this picture, infact, when I was there the weather was better, so it might have been an earlier piccy...


posted by  Cliffy

probably ethier this ...

or this
http://us1.webpublications.com.au/static/images/articles/i553/55384_00mg.jp g

clearly the subaru

posted by  nighthawk

I think the Impreza's one of the most overated cars, yes it's good and has one numerous awards etc, but I think it's past it's best (although the current model's shape is the best so far IMHO) :2cents:

posted by  Cliffy

ahhh, goodwood, i went to the festival of speed last year, hoping to get to the revival tis year or next year no matter what!!!

posted by  True_Brit

i was also thinking how much of a great car (and driver included) was the Peugeot 206wrc driven by the late richard burns

posted by  True_Brit

The Revival would be better if everybody wore normal clothes....I dont have clothes from the fifties!!! lol

As for Richard Burns, I didn't even know he passed away untill I read a tiny inseart in the back of Auto Express.....yet when a well known ex-footballer dies of a pretty self inflicted illness, everybody's falling over themselves with grief....Oh well :banghead:

posted by  Cliffy

http://www.autoclub.com.au/uploaded_images/lotus-exige-cup-2006-728918.jpg< br /> :drool:

::starts singing God Bless America::
^Main man
^Smokey was a god

posted by  99integra

I liked the BTCC cars up til that era before they introduced the Astras with the huge wings.

Some of my favourites:

posted by  fudge

I already posted but I forgot about the Porsche 917


^ dinkie lol ^

posted by  nighthawk

oh cant beat the Mercedes CLK-GTR

and the Bentley Speed8
http://www.autointell-news.com/european_companies/rolls-royce-bentley/bentl ey-leman/Prototype_Bentley_EXP_Speed_8_2001_Le_Mans_Racing_Car-120.jpg

posted by  True_Brit

Im ging with the 1990 winner of the bathurst 1000, the R32 skyline, i got banned from that series pretty quickly after that, and also the 2002 winner of the bathurst 24 hour the HSV monaro with a 427 engine, that was a killa car

posted by  DRFT-R

The Honda Integra Type R was a pretty good car in the BTCC last year
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-2505365055425817110&q=british+to uring+cars

posted by  True_Brit


My pesronal favorite.

whirlaway ;P

posted by  Spade

you into horse racing??? WHY:laughing:

posted by  True_Brit

Favourite racer and race car.

Mr. Four Speed

posted by  Benson


posted by  Benson

I guess my favorite racing car and driver would have to be Ayrton Senna and his Honda powered Mclaren...

posted by  elchango36

thinking about it im down with that, there are three hero's at the top of my race driver book, Ayrton senna, Peter Brock yes controversial but probably favourite of all time Michael schumacher

posted by  DRFT-R

if any car to race its gotta be the car in my signature the nissan skyline gtr kicks ass on the street and racing it is fast and furious

posted by  nissanlover

Ignorance must be BLISS. :banghead:

posted by  elchango36

Only for dillholes :wink2:

posted by  99integra

ok i agree with you with the GT-R i just recently sold mine so i know they are increible cars, but serious please shot yourself in the head if you ever even think about right that a car is fast and furious, the car your talking about is a computer graphic not a car, get over that movie it is not real, not even close

posted by  DRFT-R

Lotus exige. Even if you don't win the race, you'll lose in style.

posted by  Bronxie

The 1967 Donahue Trans Am Camaro :hi:

He dipped his panels and misc. things in acid to make it lighter by thinning down the metal. The car weighed about 2550 pounds from the stock 2920 pounds. Then he did it again after being banned from the SCCA. He brought a '68 Camaro to race but also brought the same '67 he got banned from the SCCA with. "I carefully shaped the number circles so they could be easily interchanged between the number 16 for one car and number 15 for the other. First we went through inspection with the heavy (and legal) number 15 car, then we went back to out garage on the far side of the track, put the number 16 on it, and went back through inspection again. Nobody said anything about it."

Top Speed-150mph
0-60 in 4.2 seconds
0-100 in 9.4
1/4 miles in 12.5 @ 116mph
0.95 G's on the skid
70-0mph in 185 feet

I got and typed my information from April of '94 Car and Driver. :wink2:

So I guess its one of my favorite race cars and drivers :wink2:

posted by  99integra


http://www.forumauto.net/voiture_mois/DeTomasoMangusta1969/images/BugattiTy pe35B.jpg


posted by  ChrisV


Diesel > Gasoline

posted by  Godlaus

Micheal Shumaker's Ferrari of course.

And who can forget the original Shelby Cobra? That car dominated back in its hayday, plus its just a kickass car.

posted by  PontiacFan27

no favorite, but to name a few
lancia delta
st165 WRC celica... brings a tear to my eyes now that my celi is gone
http://www.pistonheads.com/pics/news/13068/Aston_Martin_DB9_Sebring_2005-L. jpg

and a large weiner

http://www.fontana.org/images/race_week022405/vendors_activities/weinermobi le.jpg

posted by  mazda6man

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posted by  daniel_driftman

my favourite classic is stirling moss' Mercedes-Benz SLR #722
do you know why the number is 722?
something to do with the Mille Miglia they entered!

posted by  True_Brit

Has anyone ever seen Lotus' race? It's so funny/amazing. They fit into these tiny spots. I kind of think it'd be fun to run one over with a mid-size SUV.

Too bad you have to be a contortionist to get into one or I would *LOVE* one.

Lotus Elise Racing - holy crap (http://youtube.com/watch?v=jQOnOXXc-ps)

posted by  Bronxie

you dont have to be a contortionist to fit! i fit well enough and im 6ft 5in tall!

posted by  True_Brit

Well, I guess it's settled then. :laughing:

posted by  67Coronet383

No, not to fit...to get in...lol

posted by  Bronxie

oh, well yeah lol!

posted by  True_Brit

X2 on that, the atom is a very fast and nimble car and the C6 great styling and the McLaren F1 WOW doesn't even describe it.

posted by  Ajlal24

1964 Impala SS convertible - does this count. I guess it's not a real race car - but I love it.

posted by  triple7allstar

im prefer the 71-76 gm wagons
chrysler imperial 63-73

or suicide door lincoln 58-69

posted by  adamc44

99integra, love the color piccie of Smokey and the Hudson.:thumbs:

How can one not like an Allard?


posted by  Cazzie

I recently seen a model of Audi racing Car ,I like it I here attached the Pic..

posted by  johnpaul

the mustang is cool....too cool

posted by  videotuning

it has to be Mercedes CLK-GTR or Mclaren F1 :clap:

posted by  splitter

Porsche :smoke:

posted by  sawa1600

How about this Mclaren car?

posted by  mhaneil

Why yellow though?

Anyhoo me, I'm partial to the nice Dodge Viper GTR.

Those big Aussie V8's are also pretty good.

posted by  Darthcynic

surely it doesnt get any better then the mazda 787b????

always loved and respected this car.


and it sounds bloody awsome!!

posted by  mattyp747








posted by  DMCenci

escort rally


petty's plymouth


and alfa 156 racing

http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/Alfa156RacingSpec2.j pg

posted by  bullrage2003

trans am 1970 boss 302

posted by  richmeister

In single-seater (open-wheel)
:orglaugh: the wheels are not covered, and the cars often have aerofoil wings front and rear to produce downforce and enhance adhesion to the track. In Europe and Asia, open wheeled racing is commonly referred to as "Formula", with appropriate hierarchical suffixes. :laughing:
In North America, the "Formula" terminology is not followed (with the exception of F1). The sport is usually arranged to follow an "international" format (such as F1), a "regional" format (such as the Formula 3 Euro Series), or a "domestic", or country-specific format (such as the German Formula 3 championship, or the British Formula Ford)
I like these Cars.............:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

posted by  mayu0203

probably our race car.

posted by  RaCer X 07

or this meclaren f1http://www.mikesparr.com/wp-content/thumb-IMG_0054.JPG

posted by  RaCer X 07

What? We have Formula Ford, Formula Vee, Formual Super Vee, Formula Libre, Formula Atlantic, Formula Mazda (Formula Russell, Formula Enterpriose, Formula 500 (which is an outgrowth of Formula 440), Formula S, Formula 1000, Formula First, and a few others depending on sanctioning body.

Of course, we also have Champ (Indy) cars and Indy Lights, which are the open wheel cars that come from a different background than Europe: circle track cars, which include Super Modifieds, Sprint cars, Midgets, and quarter midgets, all of which are also single seat open wheel cars.

posted by  ChrisV

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