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    Car Craft RSE

    Just saw in the current issue they're taking applicants.



    Anyone going to try to make the cut?


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    I'd like to try competing in slalom/auto-x/road course and braking portions of the RSE.

    But my car isn't pretty enough, gets lousy gas mileage and doesn't even have a radio.
    The first step of becoming a better driver is to attend a track event, time yourself, and realize the fact you really suck.

    Signed,
    A driver who laps Big Willow at 1:42.6 in a 134hp BMW - and I am still considered mediocre.

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    Yea were are with a twin turbo 84 camaro but i heard that it might be cancelled I,m trying to fine out if it true any body know?

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    I am not sure where you heard this rumor, but RSE XV is on schedule. So send your entries in!

    Here is the link to the rules page, along with an entry form.

    http://carcraft.com/eventcoverage/116_0504_rse/

    Everyone has a chance to be selected, since it will be up to the readers of Car Craft to pick the competitors. Show and shine is only a small portion of the judging and fuel economy is not even considered.

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    Rse

    Evil Spirit was the first entry, according to Frieburger.
    No I'm not driving it, but I wish I was.
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    Well I certainly hope that people enter. It should be a lot of fun!

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    How many cars do they accept? I would like to enter my pick-up, but it looks very stock on the outside.

    Kurt

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    Kurt,

    Your turbo pick-up will be a killer vehicle for RSE. Read over the rules on the Car Craft website. I believe this year there will be 7 competitors. In past years, the editors picked the competitors from all the entries. This year, readers will be allowed to pick the car they want to see competing through the Car Craft website.

    Here is some "Retro" RSE coverage:

    RSE 2? 1988

    Andrew
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    They are not judging on fuel economy, so don't let that be an excuse not to enter. As for ugly, that is only one part of the competition. You can score dead last in the beauty pagent and still win if your car is put together well and it performs!

    Andrew
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    1971 Camaro, 383 stroker ~500HP,M21 Trans with lightened flywheel. All Sorts of Auto-x Goodness in the Suspension. 12" Brakes ->SOLD

    But ask me about my 2004 STi Auto-x car...

    Just call me Brett

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    Lowend,

    I am sorry. I accidently deleted you post. Doh!

    Andrew
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    Call me a wuss, but I think I'll pass this time.

    Everything on my car is half-ass'ed right now - temporary tires/rims, temporary suspension setup, temporary brakes, etc.

    I certainly don't want people to think this is the best I can do. That wouldn't be good for future business.

    If CarCraft continues to do RSE, I'll try it when my car is in more satisfactory condition.
    The first step of becoming a better driver is to attend a track event, time yourself, and realize the fact you really suck.

    Signed,
    A driver who laps Big Willow at 1:42.6 in a 134hp BMW - and I am still considered mediocre.

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    My car is too ugly, too loud, and gets too little gas milage...
    But I'll kill anyone in the gymkana
    1971 Camaro, 383 stroker ~500HP,M21 Trans with lightened flywheel. All Sorts of Auto-x Goodness in the Suspension. 12" Brakes ->SOLD

    But ask me about my 2004 STi Auto-x car...

    Just call me Brett

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    I don't remember then saying they were testing for gas milage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkM66
    I don't remember then saying they were testing for gas milage.
    They aren't.

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    Hmm - they used too
    1971 Camaro, 383 stroker ~500HP,M21 Trans with lightened flywheel. All Sorts of Auto-x Goodness in the Suspension. 12" Brakes ->SOLD

    But ask me about my 2004 STi Auto-x car...

    Just call me Brett

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    Gas mileage... Yeah... I think they used to. I wonder why they stopped.

    My car is not nice enough to enter. It's more of a driver... when it's running. And my interior is totally in shambles. Too much writing, not enough wrenching.

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    I would dearly love to enter my '82 Mercury Cougar sedan in RSE, but I haven't even finished disassembly yet, much less piecing it back together! I have some definite plans as to what I want to do with it, but due to my Dad becoming increasingly ill, I have had to postpone this.
    Maybe next year....................

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    Interior amenities.

    Does that mean steering wheel and pedals? Cuz that is all my car will ever have.

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    Not much interest in this thread,
    everybody must be skeered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff s
    Not much interest in this thread,
    everybody must be skeered.
    Yeah, it's very unfortunate. I myself don't see a point of spending a lot of money modifying a car if I was afraid of proving its capability.

    I just chickened out this time b/c I haven't spent enough money on my car yet
    The first step of becoming a better driver is to attend a track event, time yourself, and realize the fact you really suck.

    Signed,
    A driver who laps Big Willow at 1:42.6 in a 134hp BMW - and I am still considered mediocre.

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