: Demolition derby
04-24-2002, 10:42 PM
Any of you guys ever built/driven a demo car? *I have built two (parents wouldnt let me drive-i was 16) and they are a ton of fun. *I hope to build one or two more once I have time again. *(And drive them!http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif.
Here's a link to a couple pics of the cars i built-DEMOLITION DERBY CARS (http://www.geocities.com/mdivince/democars.html)
04-24-2002, 11:25 PM
Derby's are some good times winterpark http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif It helps pass the time to the snow flies again.
04-24-2002, 11:27 PM
I was in one once...with dad's new truck...should have seen that guys face in his little cavalier when the Tahoe totalled off the driver's side...
My father in law was in one many years back.He had a '72 Olds Toronado as his weapon.FWD and a 455.He won http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
The 600$ truck I bought a couple of weeks ago is gona look like a demo car real soon. I'm placing a couple of add-ons right now ( disco ball and potato gun on top and maybe periscope) and off in the woods I go *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif
04-25-2002, 04:45 AM
Sounds like fun AC! http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif
Lets see some pics of that thrasher. http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
04-25-2002, 05:49 AM
I raced at our local dirt track for five summers before the track closed, but I used to race in the "Outlaw" race, which wasn't exactly a demolition derby in the center of the track, but a 25 lap race with any type and size of car (no trucks) and you were allowed to hit, run off and demolish the other cars (no hitting drivers' doors as no roll cages in these cars) in order to win the 25 laps and a $500 purse. I never had so much fun in a vehicle as in these races. I won the consolation final twice ($100 each time) and won the final of the very last outlaw race before track closed with my fathers' 1979 Buick Park Avenue with a 403c.i. engine.
Here's a pic. of the car I won with, before the race of course.
04-25-2002, 05:59 AM
And here's a pic. of the car my brother in law gave me to race. I obviously didn't finish that race, as I was spun around by someone in the corner, then while trying to restart the car, was hit head on by a huge Lincoln that wanted me out of his way. That was a hard hit for me, and I was glad to have a helmet on, otherwise I would probably be toothless today after hitting that steering wheel so hard with my head.
OK *everybody take a guess what kind of car the above pic is.
I know what it it,lets see if you can figure it out. http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
04-25-2002, 11:00 AM
My guess is either a chev caprice or a buick,i can't see the rear quater to tell for sure http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
04-25-2002, 12:06 PM
I think that smashed headlight looks like a Caprice.
I'm thinking about doing an "outlaw" race this summer, only here it's 100 laps--50 one direction and 50 the other--with my '83 Crown Vic that's just sitting around. *This, of course, is if I can find the time and little bit of money for entry; snowmobile mods take priority.
04-25-2002, 12:13 PM
I changed my mind. *I don't think it's a Caprice. *The doors don't have enough arc. *Looks like something from Ford Motor Corp.
hint---its a GM * http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
04-25-2002, 04:02 PM
I don't even remember what model that car was, but it is GM and had 305c.i. engine. For those of you who get to try an outlaw race, I would recommend doing the following, just from my experience: 1. get as big a car as you can with a big engine, 2. have good tires and install tubes on outside tires and inflate to at least 70lbs.(to avoid blowing tires off of rim), 3. remove guts from the thermostat (the spring and valve), but re-install the therm. body, 4. put some type of screen in front of rad (only needed if on dirt track with alot of rocks), remove gas tank and re-install it in trunk as far forward as possible (strap it down well, but ask the organizers if this is allowed as some may not allow it), 5. cut exhaust pipes just in front of catalytics, and add some flex exhaust pipe to route out sound towards fans (the kids love the sound and so do I), 6. get the most powerful battery you have and if allowed, strap it down on front passenger side foot area and cover with some rug or something similar, 7. check all vacuum lines to the carb, and I also made sure carb butterfly opened completely at full throttle, and if equipped with a 4-barrel carb, I would set up to have four barrels all the time, 8. I would also install a new fuel filter and air filter, 9. advance timing a little and run fresh 92+ octane fuel, 10. drill holes in trunk lid and hood and tie them shut with chain or clothes line wire (have seen alot of hoods pop open after a hard hit and it is very difficult to drive like this), 11. check all fluid levels and brake function, 12. weld drivers door shut or chain it (usually mandatory), 13. make sure wipers work, 14. always race with the heat on (it gets hot in there but helps car run cooler), 15. and lastly (if I didn't forget anything), race the car in low gear 1 or 2 if very long straights (believe it or not I used spin the tires down the straightaway (about 500 feet long) up to 110-120 kmh in low gear 1), and the cars sounded awesome with no exhaust system and pulled hard out of the corners in low gear. That's quite the list I wrote, but from my experience, is all needed to make sure you finish and possibly win. I also didn't hit the other cars very hard (this would also wreck your own car), I would just come up to the rear of a car going down the straights or into a corner and tap their rear end, then back off, and they would usually spin out, and my car was still in good shape. That's it for now !
Good luck, be careful and have fun !
04-26-2002, 12:01 AM
Nope, it's a GM car, the wheels give that one away. *I'm thinking maybe oldsmobubble - Cutlass of some sort?
Its an Olds Delta 88 *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
I had one of those boats years ago.
04-28-2002, 12:20 AM
hever tried the demos but want to. but I do run the enduros around here, they are 150 lap races on a 1/4 mile oval with around 75 cars. lamskii has some good ideas.but I would also put bars in the door and weld the rear if they allow I do good in these races by staying cool for the first 30 or so laps. this lets the yahoos crash out. 7 wins,8 2nds 6 3rds, 5 4ths 3 5ths wish I had a scanner ... jeff in nh (star speedway is the track) also check out oxford plains speedway in me they have some mad enduros and ramp jumps with reg cars around 130feet is the record that is cool but junks the car http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif
04-28-2002, 08:16 PM
no, but the first division in stocks I ran (street stock) was just as bad. http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
04-29-2002, 10:17 AM
Ya its called driving in Scarborough http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
04-29-2002, 11:39 AM
Ladyk isn't joking about driving in scarboro either.I worked at
a dealership right smack in the middle of scarboro for about
5 years and saw more than my fair share of demo derbies on the streets.I was even nervous driving the big ram around it was so bad http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif