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Thread: Racing Dodge Vans in Japan

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    Default Racing Dodge Vans in Japan

    I just never thought you could ... uh, well, you can't, really, but these guys do. And there are a lot of them, too!


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    How long has Japan been exporting eccentric-ism?
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    What a wonderful video.
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    Too cool! Having driven a stock 12 passenger version, the front end does stick but that high center of gravity kills it.
    If nothing happens and there is no one around why did it not happen?

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    So, have we been doing it wrong all these years, or just come full-circle?
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    Man...50 van field...looks as fun as SM and the van can caŕry all your junk to the track. I would do this way before racing an electric car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbillybob View Post
    Man...50 van field...looks as fun as SM and the van can caŕry all your junk to the track. I would do this way before racing an electric car.
    Think Crown Vic lol! 3 315/35/17 NT01s in the trunk, a pitbull and the other wheel in the back seat, cruise control, air conditioning, and traffic gets out of your way because they think you're a cop..

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    Tow Vehicle IS THE RACECAR. Everyone has been doing it wrong this whole time.
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    I would imagine for in-car commentary he doesn't wear one, that way he can move his neck around and be more animated when describing the car. Having limited head movement probably comes off boring on camera, haha.
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    Just looks cool and like it would be a lot of fun. Can you imagine seeing one of those cresting the corkscrew at Laguna Seca...magical I tell, magical.
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    CG might be 7 feet off the ground, but at least there's no roll cage...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnathan68 View Post
    Just looks cool and like it would be a lot of fun. Can you imagine seeing one of those cresting the corkscrew at Laguna Seca...magical I tell, magical.
    Water-cooled brakes and door-to-door racing coming down the hill into 10a at Road Atlanta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    Water-cooled brakes and door-to-door racing coming down the hill into 10a at Road Atlanta.
    And hopping the curb in Turn 3!

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    i think if it took the esses at buttonwillow flat out...it would barrel roll over by the 4th berm. lol.
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    That is awesome. Damn, I love the Japanese. When they get into something, they really get into it 100%! F'ing Dodge van!

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