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Old 05-14-2001, 17:31   #1 (permalink)
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This isn't strictly Ford news, but it is news that will affect Ford.
Firstly to do with Toyota:
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<b>"A bendigo based drag boat racing team are getting Toyota Backing for a supercar"</b>
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And Now to do with Mitsubishi:
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<b>"Mitsubishi is rumored to be having a production run of 200 V8 Dodge powered Magnas to qualify for supercars also"</b>
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Heh, now not only will we be beaten by Holden, but Toyota and Mitsubishi as well :eek:
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Old 05-14-2001, 17:33   #2 (permalink)
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Is it the First of April????
Check the date of the news items..... :D
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Is it the First of April????
Check the date of the news items..... :D
Heh, well the guy that I got this from is an insider, but he could have been having me on
recon it's a hoax?
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Just how do you suppose they can build V8 powered Magnas? I can't see it. Plus, I wasn't aware there was a requirement for a minimum number of road cars with V8 Supercars. I thought the idea was you negotiate straight up. For eg, the Commodore uses wishbones/watts link - not in the road car.

Then you've got the issue about whether Toyota and Mitsu want to do this. As in, go the dinosaur V8 path with pushrods and all that. I wouldn't think so.

Bottom line - I reckon it's 1st of April stuff. Besides, would you buy a Camry refrigerator front wheel drive chicken mobile because they run a V8 Supercar? I thought not! Camry drivers wouldn't know what a racetrack is let alone follow the sport.
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I read in AA or Motorsport News that Cochrane had gone cold on the idea to include Mitsu and Toyota. Article said that he thought it would take away from the "tribal" vibe that exists between Ford and Holden thus reducing the appeal of the category.
Can't say I'd be too keen to have them included. :WH:
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Old 05-14-2001, 19:35   #6 (permalink)
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the V8 magna was advertised in the 1997-98 edition of wheels magazine. makes things interesting now. I agree with FM though it does take away the Ford versus Holden rivalry. how does this fit in with bathurst, anyone know.
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Correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't the rules of V8 supercars that the car in production form has to be similar with the race car (yeah yeah i know Seto's car is nothing like the AU company car) but in the sense of it's rear drive and has a V8.

Magna is front drive, imagine makin Magna with 600hp front driver :D :p :p :D :p :p :CraZ: :CraZ: :CraZ: :CraZ:

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I would like to see that!!! esp start line aand ALLLL that understeer.:damack: :damack:
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I say let them build their own category called 'Big Banger Ricers'.

The main resson I don't want them in V8 supercar because they will take the Holden V Ford rivalry away and the crowds will slowly diminish.

Still it would give Ford fans and Holden fans something to agree on, hating the other two brands. :p
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Well I don't wanna get hit here, but I hope that Mitusbishi do get-in on the V8 Supercar scene. I think they deserve better sales than they are currently getting. Would be a mighty pity if they had to pack-up and leave, left only as an importer.
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