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Old 05-18-2008, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Yup, it's a "Miata"

Walking up to it I had no idea. After I looked at it from a distance, the A-pillar gives it away... but up close, it didn't sink in until I saw the radio surround and went "Huh?" The guy went out of his way on the interior to actually make it look like a race-car. The fit and finish on the kit was great, and the paint was perfect. It had an FMII w/Hydra pushing [email protected] The guy didn't know what turbo it was or even what kind of tires were on it (even though he built it), but he moved it around the track pretty good.

It's not my thing, but I think with a little more execution on the interior and some tweaking to the shape of the rear, it's actually a decent looking kit.
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:17 PM   #2
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pitcrew ftl.

more pics of the lotus please.
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A little shorter nose, inch taller rims or a little less offset and a touch more curve to the front and rear fenders and I would like it quite a bit.
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Was that at Little Creek? I see the LCAT in the background.
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Yup, LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion). Little Creek ACU-4 is a great facility. Pit Crew was just some random guy. The owner was about 30 as far as I could guess.
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that's pitcrew as in club roadster body kits. though i think this is an italia?

http://www.simpsondesign.net/italia.htm

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Looks familiar. I gotta look in my miata history book, I think its one of the prototype designs that he copied.
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ya thats definitely not a pitcrew miata. Regardless I dont like the look
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that's pitcrew as in club roadster body kits. though i think this is an italia?

http://www.simpsondesign.net/italia.htm

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+1...pretty sure that's the Italia
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Thought it looked familiar.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_Cosmo
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I'd love to see that nose, and the short "bumper-cover" rear.
Anybody with decent pics of the Simpson rear bumper?

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It is an italia.

Here's some pics of one of Paul's friends': http://www.miatamx5.com/italia/


I believe she is selling it too.
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it is an italia or a copy hell the damn kit costs like 4k just for the panels most def rice.
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That's what I was saying... Screw the cars, more pictures of the LCAC! lul.
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