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Old April 6th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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i went to misson race track over the weekend and was introduced to a vw powered race car i think im hooked heres a video thought some of you might injoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12azUwPPCis
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Old April 6th, 2010, 09:03 PM   #2
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This has been around for years
Looks like a TON of FUN to me..not too $$$
Open wheel racing scares me tho-
Have you seen what happesns when two open wheel cars tangle??
I think I woul like 24 hours of LeMons better
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Old April 6th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #3
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yeah ive seen it i had no idea it existed till this weekend
me and my dad are thinking about building a car to race localy
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Old April 7th, 2010, 12:56 AM   #4
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That vido was cool but a little "Blair Witchy" ......... I started getting dizzy
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Old April 7th, 2010, 04:25 AM   #5
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Check out the site

formulavee.org

It's a forum, with hints and rules and even cars for sale. I've been lurking there to get information on their race setups. My build is very light, especially in the front end and it seemed to me they are similar in that respect. Plus they have center steering.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:55 AM   #6
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if I free up the time and some funds I have intentions of building a streetable one. I've had the fantasy since I was 15 and I'm now ..... never mind
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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:07 AM   #7
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This has been around for years
Looks like a TON of FUN to me..not too $$$
Open wheel racing scares me tho-
Have you seen what happesns when two open wheel cars tangle??
I think I woul like 24 hours of LeMons better

I'd still love to try one.
You hangin' in there amigo?
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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:40 AM   #8
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Theres a new updated class out there. It uses later model parts and I think better tires.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 12:33 PM   #9
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Formula Vee has been around for many years!

The cars are all based on PRE-66 stuff. 1200cc 40 horse engines.

it started out as a cheap formula class to go open wheel racing, but it's NOT cheap any more!

in order to be competitive, you really have to throw a LOT of cash at it. EVERY part and piece gets modified and massaged and all that labor and machine work adds up.

At the SCCA runoffs, Vee driver's buy a 45 minute engine. If they try racing for 46 minutes, they blow up!

At the end of the race, the intake and carb get taken off and the rest gets scrapped because everything is just too stressed to be used again.

Formula Vee uses drum brakes and stock 15" wheels with racing slicks, king & link pin front beam and swing axle transmission.

Formula First is the newer class which allows 1600 dual port, ball joint beam, independant rear suspension, 13" wheels and disc brakes. They are still built on VW parts manufactured from 1966 to 2004.

in the North East, the Eastern Motor racing association (EMRA) http://www.emraracing.org/ has a class for Formula Vee that tries to keep the costs down by running a longer lasting spec tire and wheel.

But as a general rule, the words ROAD RACING and CHEAP just NEVER go together!
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Old April 7th, 2010, 05:38 PM   #10
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if I free up the time and some funds I have intentions of building a streetable one. I've had the fantasy since I was 15 and I'm now ..... never mind
google street legal formula vee. Some crazed canuk actually built street legal fv's back in the day. There is one currently legal in the GWN. ;) it was for sale.

http://www.casc.on.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=16099
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