Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Southeast Iowa
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Team Jeep Racing
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] This morning I was noticing that it was almost time to take both my Indy car teams (I WISH!)to "The Brickyard" for the 30 days of pre-race testing and so forth, and I was thinking about the race and how it has been such a staple of motor racing for over eighty years. How would it be to have a cross-counntry Jeep Race? You could begin in Downtown LA or some equally urban spot, and end in Portland Maine. The route would be designed such that you just couldn't build a single-purpose Jeep and get by. Like there would be hundreds of miles of freeway that required good gearing for fuel mileage, steep country that required good off-road capability to keep people from dumping out the front drive to save weight and fuel. Time and distance would be controlled on the long paved stretches; to make it interesting and prevent overspeeding; and specified overnight stops would be included. Sort of like the great auto races, but would include cross-country routing as well as pavemment. Make a few rules, like it has to be a Jeep body (not frame), and maybe a Jeep engine, but leave it fairly open otherwise, because the conditions would naturally dictate the equipment mix. The truth is, that a new TJ would be pretty darn competitive right out of the box, so you'd need to make the course a bit tougher than a completely stock Jeep could "easily" handle in places just to keep things interesting. Stage the starts over a three-day period to avoid congestion.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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