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Old 09-17-2007, 06:58 PM   #1
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1600cc's of fury, 1000lbs, right hand drive. I wish he still had it. 1956(?) Lotus Eleven
The second pic was the only race he ever won. :gay: Still pretty sweet if you ask me though.
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Man it would have been a whole different ball game living in that era.
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now that's a race car
My buddy has an 11- said it's a lot like a Miata, only more quicker and more fun.
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anyone else think that the 11 looks like a ***** with wheels? Don't get me wrong I like the cars a lot... but the pic M2 posted is damn near pornographic.
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Now that you mention it...
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my dad raced back then. he carries pictures of his formula 5000 in his wallet next to us kids.

i forget what else he ran. porsche somethings or other.
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Damn, you beat me to the ambiguosly gay duo car!
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I saw one of these yesterday, amazing how low they are.
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damn F5000 = badass... how will you ever match his manliness? :gay:
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i dunno. 750 hp in a <2000 lb car?
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Geeze, my dad drove truck and operated heavy equipment. No racing blood in my family at all. Let alone a F5000 (had to google it). That's pretty sweet. Did you race at all growing up?
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no, but i was welding and doing car repairs by age 7 probably.
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Now that you mention it...
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****&***** car...nice
my dad didnt have a license until he was in his 30's, doesnt speak english and refuses to get into my miata, and yours raced cars back in the day...wtf, where is the justice...
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my parents called tonight. I got a list of cars my dad used to drive:

* Cooper Formula Junior
* Merlin with alpha engine
* Renault-powered Formula III
* Porsche speedster 1500 super lightweight
* lotus 18

he said in his first year of racing he got 11 firsts, 4 seconds, and one DNF.

and that he never lost a race in the rain. heh.

I think this was primarily all west coast SCCA stuff. his fave of course is laguna seca. I'm kinda bummed i didn't get a chance to try it myself before moving from california.
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Reminds me of my dad;

VW SuperBeetle
A-H Sprites
MG Midget
Triumph Spitfires
etc.

The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree.
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