20k You could buy 10 sensibly priced XR2's or that or almost 2 brand new factory legends!
Dave the price is a bit high for the mini's i think, but you won't buy almost 2 brand new Legends for the price of the mini series.. only one and a small part of another. not much change from 15 grand if the car is still in a crate or 17 grand'ish for race ready
The minis certainly do seem a little more expensive than the legends and the XR2s - by the look of the state of some of the XR2s you should be able to buy a fleet of around 46! You might even have enough change left to buy the series a hoity toity tent with seats in it and peas and beans for lunch!
I'm still don't understand what "IMHO" means - is this the new all weather Japanese Tyres for the XR2 when they relocate to Cowdenbeath?!
all Knockhill race entry fees Jim Clarke Rally entry fees Hillclimb entry fees Sprint entry fees ARDS and Rally equivelent licence test/training Race overalls Corporate hospitality BMW sponsorship in a European champion of champions race the car etc (I think most are correct but don't take it as gospel.)
Quite a nice package. Keep it clean and whole and your only other expenses are fuel, tyres, and brakepads
Granted there are a few XR2's out in the field that look a bit worse for wear but just to clarify, the guys at ICR (including myself) Burnbrae, Moor River etc put a lot of work into our cars to make sure that they are not only race worthy and meet the strict regulations but also look cosmetically good.
That's why I spent ages the Saturday previous to the last meeting T-cutting and painting the car...the majority of us take pride in the cars that we put on the grid you know...
Granted there are a few XR2's out in the field that look a bit worse for wear
I wouldnt agree with that after looking round the paddock at the last meeting, all XR2's look good and are highly presented! The have to be to get through scruitineering - good condition with all sponsor signs showing! Although sometimes when they come off the track they look a bit worse for wear!
Stuntdriver - IMHO is in my honest opinion and imho you obviously dont have a clue about race cars, their preperation or their specification. You probably just look at a fford and say oooh thats pretty and a XR2 and say thats a little fiesta without knowing the work that goes into both.
did anyone see much of the Mini race on Sunday - certainly a bit more wheel to wheel action! Some of the drivers might want to take up motorcycle racing the number of times they were on two wheels at duffus!
yep! 1st time in a long time I've watched the racing from hairpin, Sundays mini race was entertaining to say the least, they were trying hard in the breaking area and saw one car actually go round the hairpin completely inside of the kerb on the grass, those road tyres must grip well on the grass and 4 side by side doesnt go, that bad enough there was another 2 right behind trying to join in.... excellent. Mini drivers are obviously frustrated XR2 fans.
Lol, it certainly looked to me like some of them thought they were driving XR2s there! Bet some of them will have pretty hefty repair bills now, but great to see them actually racing each other rather than tiptoing around the track now One thing, though - have the XR2s ever been mad enough to try going 4 wide?? :eek:
Post by Big Bad Wedgie on May 14, 2003 13:59:38 GMT
Have to say that the mini's don't do anything for me - wrong racing philosophy - front wheel drive and under-powered. As opposed to the Legends and TVR Tuscans, different cars, same philosophy – rear wheel drive, more power than grip.
There is no substitute for cubic capacity and minimum grip ;-)