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Pro Touring Cars, Yay or Nay?


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#61 ChevyCoupe41

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:29 AM

Well both Yay and Nay.

 

Some cars looks pretty good with bigger than 16" wheels (like '67-'69 Camaros) but some cars don't ('50s cars with those huge rims, yuck!) . And what came with those engines well I'm guy how respect old school and like it most but sometimes it's nice to see car with LS engine under the hood (like '80 Camino for example) than that 140 horse power 305 under the hood. :rolleyes: But theres also those cars what don't need plastic covered LS engines or something new under the hood. Like all 50's cars. 


Edited by ChevyCoupe41, 23 August 2013 - 10:30 AM.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:51 AM

I'll say Nay. I'm not anti-pro touring (or pro street) but to "resto mod" a '69 Camaro or any other classic '60's muscle car is a form of automotive blasphemy.

Edited by Burnout, 23 August 2013 - 10:53 AM.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:08 PM

Factory stock is fine, but, pretty boring. And not all of the Camaros where SS, RS or special, other than being Camaros. 

 

It is all up the owners and their likes, and if you do not like them, then move on. I do. 

 

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:46 PM

 

Would you rather see a P-51 Mustang in a museum or blasting by on the deck at full song? ;)

Definetly the latter! We have a local businessman that restores vintage planes, one of which is a P-51 (Lil' Margaret). I've seen him fly here, hard to beat the sound of a Merlin running wide open!



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:10 PM

Definetly the latter! We have a local businessman that restores vintage planes, one of which is a P-51 (Lil' Margaret). I've seen him fly here, hard to beat the sound of a Merlin running wide open!

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#66 Richard Bartrop

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:24 PM

Factory stock is fine, but, pretty boring. And not all of the Camaros where SS, RS or special, other than being Camaros. 

 

It is all up the owners and their likes, and if you do not like them, then move on. I do. 

 

Well said.

 

Seriously, is anyone actually going to go, "Gee, I'd better not build one, or the Internet might not like me anymore!" ?


Edited by Richard Bartrop, 23 August 2013 - 03:24 PM.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:30 PM

Definetly the latter! We have a local businessman that restores vintage planes, one of which is a P-51 (Lil' Margaret). I've seen him fly here, hard to beat the sound of a Merlin running wide open!

 

Now imagine what 4 sound like.

In the old days (before overflying the crowd at airshows was banned) the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial flight used to fly their Lancaster over the spectators at zero feet.  They'd approach from behind while your attention was distracted by the Spitfires and Hurricanes flying up and down the runway.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:47 PM

All these genres have their place and fans. I am always amazed on how so called "Car Guys" love to bash others who do not comform to their vision of what is right.

 

Have fun, build it if you can afford it and drive it. That is my criteria. I don't like trailer queens.

 

Would you rather see a P-51 Mustang in a museum or blasting by on the deck at full song? ;)

And the answer is....P-51 Mustang blasting by on the deck at full throttle!!!!


Edited by 69NovaYenko, 23 August 2013 - 04:00 PM.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:24 PM

In case of Mark Stielow's work I say YES YES YES ..... YES!

 

That guys does some incredible work.  I have read his book/how to manual and it is a very well written and illustrated piece.  And he does it all without a lift if I remember right, only jack stands!



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:24 PM

Bashing is the American way. That is a sad statement.

yep. you are right. its done in politics, sports, car commercials, all aspects of our everyday life. it's even taught in schools and collages in debate classes. 



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:29 PM

A somewhat reluctant "Nay" from me. It's interesting when done right, but most I see just look like oversized Hot Wheels cars. 



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:21 PM

There is big differnce between a retro mod/pro touring car and a full blow Pro Touring G-force car. The G cars are made to show/go and beat the living BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH out of and still drive down the road!  Kyle Tucker from Detroit Speed drove his Goodguys National winning camaro from NC to Columbus ohio and still put on a heck of a show and drove home.  If they don't have a 4 point cage or better then they're not a G car!

 

For Pro Street guys come on all you did was take the 70s street machine and tucked the tires under the rear fenders and still only can do a straight line with it!



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 02:22 AM

After reading this again I have to wonder, is this new or just a newer version of what they did in the 40's , before and after the war. 



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:33 PM

Not really sure why people are getting so worked up over this, it is just a simple opinion.  Some like them, some don't, nothing wrong either way.  For those that do like them, here are a few pics of some of my favorites from the Goodguys show I attended in Pleasanton, CA yesterday.  Didn't think to bring the camera, so sorry about the cellphone pics. :mellow:

 

 

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:50 AM

 

 

For Pro Street guys come on all you did was take the 70s street machine and tucked the tires under the rear fenders and still only can do a straight line with it!

exactly!!! best way from point A to point B is a straight line......



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:08 PM

I like the idea of modern suspension and drivetrain under a vintage body.  Like anything some are tasteful and look great and some are nightmares.  Only you can tell which is which ;)



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:25 PM

They would handle. So much better than the original stock suspension setup's. 


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:27 PM

YAY! are you kidding me. It's the best of both worlds

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 03:53 PM

ugh. I hate "pro touring". Not the cars that people are talking about, they're fine if that's your thing. It's the phrase that kills me. I erp a little in my mouth every time I read it, and I go out of my way to not say it. When people say it to me, l pretend I don't know what they're talking about and say "The what? You mean that sweet looking nova with the 18" Torq Thrusts? Your're right, that is pretty nice."