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Old 10-26-2008, 12:47 PM   #1
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The wifey got me a photo CD for my birfday, so here are a few of the action shots from the last race event.

When: September 26th event, NCRC/ACR Race Club.
Where: Thunderhill Raceway, Willows, CA
What: Stickboy piloting his 1964 Autodynamics Formula Vee












The car is Monoposto vintage prepped, except I throw on some modern Hoosier slicks to run with the race club. Clinched the local club's 2008 TT and Race championship in GT4 class. The little guy is a blast to drive, even with only 55-60hp from its 1200cc, 50yo engine. Quite a bit different than running the STi I had before, that's for sure. Over the course of the season I managed to drop roughly 10 seconds off lap times, mostly from better driving and setup changes. I'm now down in the 2:14 range at T-Hill, which would be midpack at SCCA Regional FV events, which much more modern machinery. I'm in he 2:19 range with the Dunlop vintage tires (taller diameter, not as sticky.)

Anyways, enjoy the flying cigar known as Ralphvee.

Chris H.
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:30 PM   #2
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Don't you ever get scared that one of the other big, mean cars is going to run right over you? Even the Miata looks like a tank next to you!
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:48 PM   #3
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Even the Miata looks like a tank next to you!
I was thinking the same thing

sweet thing is you can probably just toss that in the bed of truck and show up at the track
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:56 PM   #4
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your lucky you dont have to wear a hans deviece or neck pad, looks fun!
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:13 PM   #5
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your lucky you dont have to wear a hans deviece or neck pad, looks fun!
I wouldn't call it lucky. I'll be getting one for next season.

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Old 10-26-2008, 03:15 PM   #6
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Don't you ever get scared that one of the other big, mean cars is going to run right over you? Even the Miata looks like a tank next to you!
Yeah, everything else is much bigger, but we have a good group of guys and gals running in this club. 20-30 cars for races, good drivers meetings, and contact gets you a vacation. So basically, vintage rules, modern cars, lots of fun.

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Old 10-26-2008, 11:59 PM   #7
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Jesus, my schwinn has tires almost as wide as that!
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:46 AM   #8
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thats awesome. Always love to see more people racing
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:18 PM   #9
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It sounds like you have a very well-organized club there.

The car looks like an absolute blast to drive!

Thanks for the photos.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:53 AM   #10
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The suspension and drive train are cheap to fix. Probably an economic race car. Good old Bug parts.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:28 AM   #11
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Is that a car or a go-kart?

Seriously, must be fun to drive. Nice pics.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:01 AM   #12
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Great car! Everyone's perspective changes with time. After running the FV for a while, do you ever think about moving to FF or FC?
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:15 AM   #13
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Wow, I'd never do that on a track with other full size cars. I imagine it's hard to see you in their mirrors.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:35 PM   #14
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Wait, did you just say "modern technology" and "formula vee" in the same post? That is THE definition of oxymoron. Holy crap does that suspension design just make me want to vomit in my shoe. Looks like you're having a lot of fun though (I used to autocross a solo vee with double the horsepower and 3x's the tire, and had a ton of fun in that thing). Still.......

Learn to drive a modern car, road racer! :-P
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:09 PM   #15
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Wait, did you just say "modern technology" and "formula vee" in the same post? That is THE definition of oxymoron. Holy crap does that suspension design just make me want to vomit in my shoe. Looks like you're having a lot of fun though (I used to autocross a solo vee with double the horsepower and 3x's the tire, and had a ton of fun in that thing). Still.......

Learn to drive a modern car, road racer! :-P
I agree...the suspension looks all kinds of funky. Link pin front beam with eccentric king pin bushings and king pin washers gives about 1 degree negative front camber, but with no camber gain through travel. With the current ride height, I have about 3 degrees negative rear camber static, moving towards -4 mid corner. With that much rear camber, the front looks like it is positive!

I have to admit, having my KTR tuned STi (STU/mild ESP build) on 275 Hoosiers was a bit more "fun" at a fast track like Thunderhill. I actually had to brake and drop 30-40mph into turn 1, and deal with oversteer at 90mph powering out of turns. With the FV, I don't even lift for turn 1, and barely touch 90mph at the fastest point on track!

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Old 01-27-2009, 12:50 PM   #16
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Wait, did you just say "modern technology" and "formula vee" in the same post? That is THE definition of oxymoron. Holy crap does that suspension design just make me want to vomit in my shoe. Looks like you're having a lot of fun though (I used to autocross a solo vee with double the horsepower and 3x's the tire, and had a ton of fun in that thing). Still.......

Learn to drive a modern car, road racer! :-P
I guess those Acura guys needed to adopt some tried and true Formula Vee style Zero-roll rear suspension to get their lap times down...

http://assets.speedtv.com/images/eas...monday_030.jpg



Suck that modern technology Nate!

ps: I'm not really sure that is the true definition of zero-roll since both rear wheels aren't sharing a common spring rate, but I thought it was funny.

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Old 01-27-2009, 11:36 PM   #17
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that sure do look very fun!!!
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