Ended up selling the Miata to Carmax because I was sick of Craigslist tire kicking.
Like, it feels like someone put an iron block V8 and some sticky tires on a Beetle, the handling is that messy.
200+ human-powered vehicles on one track, four classes (basically, adults, all under 19, all under 16, and an Australian year 6/7 (~11-13 years old I think?) class) with some sub-classes. For 24 hours.
Just make oval pistons, then it’s technically a V4, even if it has two spark plugs, two sets of 4 valves, and 2 connecting rods per cylinder.
Say hello to the Honda Juno M85.
Good news is, apparently dealer blades are actually cheaper than the beam-style blades from auto parts stores. And, the stock blades are refillable, too, with even cheaper inserts.
Apparently the Scion iM bullshifts, and RCR complains about it. (Skip to 7:14 if it didn’t start there, and watch to the end.)
Basically, these are adventure bikes using a Smart ForTwo’s 800cc turbodiesel triple, through a CVT, hence the Mercedes-bait. (I’m not sure if they can come into the US, though.)
Time for another “wat r u doin, stahp” post for a mid-2000s Polyphony game! There’s a rather subtle problem with this image, that not many will get.
🎵 One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn’t belong... 🎵
Simple ground rules: You get eight cylinders...
This time around, let’s do motorcycles that are wholly unsuited to DDing or tracking... but you’re going to have to pick them anyway. Three continents, three engine configurations, and you probably know which three bikes it’s gonna be anyway. And, everything’s going to be new.
And no, you can’t burn them all. “Track” is also a loose term, you can do whatever motorsport you want with it... but you have to keep the transmission.
...thanks to the seats in the 2017 F-250 I rented from Home Depot earlier today. My lower back and legs are doing the thing that they did when my Miata’s stock seats wrecked my back, and the next day, I was unable to walk. (I immediately stopped driving that car, and retrofitted NA seats.)
I feel like there’s room for a follow up to my previous piece on the Le Mans Prototype 1-Hybrid subclass, now that there’s been additional news, including the news that Porsche is terminating their LMP1 program after this season is over.