Yep. That's them! They're nuts. I remember when they were launched at the Autosport Show. They had them driving round the arena with "RAC regulation" ladders tied to the back and plastic buckets, etc... :laugh:
Course they're not real pickups. Like the other Eurocar derived series (including the Legends) they're not based on anything in particular. Spaceframe chassis with a Vauxhaull 2 litre 16v lump up front driving the back wheels. Pretty exciting.
Thanks for the link GR. Nice website... no Flash...I hate Flash
Wow, that was fantastic!!! I thought the pickups would be good, but they were even better than I expected.... Kevin Clarke ran away with both the races, but there was generally about ten cars fighting over second, running two wide half the time. It was kinda like watching the Legends, tbh, but bigger - and they look great on the track.
Really hope they come back again soon - I'm a big fan now
Or a field of big V8 (or V6) Eurocars...they're just like Legends and Pickups but more exciting still. To be honest the whole Eurocar package as was was a brilliant days racing and it is criminal/sad that they haven't been back to KH since 99(?). Big crowds, big fun and the drivers loved the circuit.
Lol, TL - I've got a friend who thinks that about road courses :laugh:
Personally I think ovals are far nicer to drive on (only have to learn two corners per track, except for Rockingham, where you've got four bloody difficult ones ), but road courses are more fun to watch, even if most things do happen on the other side of the circuit
As always the pick-ups provided some excellent racing. I always enjoyed watching them in the Eurocar series too ;D. The fact that they race on the oval at Rockingham is (I think) new. I'm sure that when watching them at Rockingham last year with the Ascars they used one of the infield courses. The Ascars didn't actually make it out on track due to the rain but as usual the Pick-ups and the Legends took up the slack and gave the crowd some great racing.
As i remember it, when the whole Eurocar package was introduced (V6's, V8's, Pickups and Legends) they were all originally designed for oval racing. The lack of oval's in the UK didn't seem to deter Sonny Howard, and Rockingham popped up conveniently to fill that gap, which would explain why they like to stick to ovals. I remember that the first time the V6's came to Knockhill (before the V8's, Pickups and Legends existed) they had all sorts of problems with brakes as they had tiny discs on them, designed for ovals. They all had to run water cooling on the brakes to cope with a road course!!
I'm not a fan of ovals myself, but if you give me a car and a race round one you might change my mind