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#1 Qman

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:42 PM

Some people have cars and some people go through some things that make their cars more like friends.

This is how my friend started out...
http://www.ultimates...8&pictureid=169

Bought it at auction for $1400.00 and drove it on the trailer.

Then to this...

http://www.ultimates...8&pictureid=170

Many rallycrosses and adventures later I have grown to trust this "car" with my life.

Finally...

http://www.ultimates...8&pictureid=171

My daugther was driving in a rallycross. One bad corner with too much speed and time stopped as I watched her and her friend go over. The single scariest moment in my life. But, my friend kept her and her friend safe and uninjured. I have some other pics I will add as well to show how much these cars can actually handle.

Goodbye friend... Posted Image

#2 Qman

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:43 PM

http://www.ultimates...8&pictureid=172

http://www.ultimates...8&pictureid=173

http://www.ultimates...8&pictureid=174

http://www.ultimates...8&pictureid=175

http://www.ultimates...8&pictureid=176


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#3 Numbchux

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 01:42 AM

The single scariest moment in my life.


and understandably so!


I know how you feel. boy was it hard to watch my Chuxwagon leave, especially knowing that the guy that bought it crashed his last sooby into a fence post :-\

#4 Snowman

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 02:33 AM

That's tough. At least everybody was okay. I've come to regard my rigs in much the same light...I trust my Legacy more than I trust most people.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 11:29 AM

wow, i remember seeing you and your sooby at many a ORG rally cross events. Its a sad day when a sooby dies. But at least it made the sacrifice and kept everyone safe and unharmed. What's the next project?:brow:

#6 Quidam

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:58 PM

Two humans ok. Cool. Sorry for your loss. That's racing.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 03:16 PM

glad to hear that everyone is ok, the car did what it was designed to do, race in rallies and save lives.

#8 eman_79

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 05:07 PM

i had a chance to ride it that bad boy wcss9 won the ride
on a raffle was sad to hear of the loss at wcss10

#9 Hondasucks

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:02 AM

Man that sucks, but I'm glad your daughter and her friend are okay, cars are a whole lot easier to repair than people, and unlike people, they can be replaced. (looks like a lot of parts are still good too, so your next rally project might be cheaper!

#10 Rooinater

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 02:02 AM

It's sad about the car, but there will be another. I'm glad to hear that your daughter and friend are ok! cause those are irreplacable.

#11 Caboobaroo

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 08:27 PM

Nice action shot! I still say it shoulda been me that killed that thing. Or at least the trans. Or something. . . :drunk:


http://www.ultimates...8&pictureid=170


Guess Ken's daughter beat you to it:drunk:

#12 thatswhatshesaid

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 09:53 PM

'Tis a sad day when such a 'friend' expires. Glad to hear the occupants made it out okay. Are we going to see a part-out thread? :)

#13 EvilDead

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:29 PM

That was one good soobie. Glad everyone is ok! Goodbye ol friend.

#14 2.5_IMP

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:46 PM

It lives! Tiny photo on the cover of this month's Grassroots Motorsports, and in the rallycross feature on page 87.

#15 Qman

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:46 PM

Indeed, I was called by a couple of people! Looking for a couple copies right now!

#16 edrach

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 09:00 AM

Indeed, I was called by a couple of people! Looking for a couple copies right now!

Fred Myer carries GSM in their magazine section. This issue will hit the stands in about two weeks.

#17 Qman

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:59 AM

Thank you sir!!

#18 Txakura

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 08:34 PM

many thoughts here, the kids are ok, the car looked really cool after all your work and even though it's gone now, it's been 'immortalized' in a magazine?

that's like one major bummer and two happy endings

can't beat that :)




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