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1970s Touring Car Revival


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SkyeDave

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The golden age of touring cars is set to return this Wednesday when these mothballed classics are dragged from their cosy temperature controlled garages to become Titans of the Tarmac once more.

In the series heyday Annis, Vapid and Ubermacht locked horns every weekend for bragging rights over who made  the fastest , loudest, most louvred, round headlighted, plastic grilled, deep dished, mini mirrored metal death trap on wheels smothered in advertising for an unhealthy lifestyle to try and impress spectators and convince them to buy their latest model.  

Not since 1979 have these Gladiators of the Guardrails rubbed arches and traded paint.  That is until now.

Pictured below -Round 7 - Los Santos 1975

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Those heady days are set to return for one night only when Xero Gas and The Van Society pit our Mk1 Retinues, Zion Classics and Savestras against each other on a series of racetrack, road and rally stages.

We'll race 9 tracks on the night, choosing independently which of these three Behemoths of the Backroads we want to use for each race but we must have raced each car three times by the end of the night.

 To qualify our cars must be original 70s race cars and have retained their racing colours and sponsors of the bygone era, partly for authenticity, partly to satisfy the organisers lust for liveries but mainly to prevent @CatManDoza from turning up in something chrome and green with pink wheels and neons.

We can run GTA races on the night so we can spawn in cars for anyone who doesn't have a penchant for the classics.  

If anyone looks like they're running away with it on the night organisers may consider handicapping them for a race or two with a race prepped Karin 190z.  Looking at you @Mark Verstappenand @badingaaa

Also worth noting the Savestra is on sale at the moment.

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1. SkyeDave

2. Verstappen

3. Mulder

4. Paulie

5. Challenger

6. Warriors

7. DoubleG

8. Badingaa

9. BK Moto

10. CatmaybeDoza

 

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Mark Verstappen

So basically Get a Savestra, Retinue and Zion Classic if you can and make them look like racecars using (at the very least) liveries? Got it! I'm in!

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35 minutes ago, Mark Verstappen said:

So basically Get a Savestra, Retinue and Zion Classic if you can and make them look like racecars using (at the very least) liveries? Got it! I'm in!

Haha, yes if you remove all the fluff and bluster from my post then yes it's just Savestra vs Zion Classic Vs Retinue Mk1 but with liveries.

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SkyeDave
6 hours ago, CatManDoza said:

How very dare you..... It didn't have neons

Is this a post to announce your intention to enter or merely to protest your neon related innocence?

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Paulie

Very nice I am in ready and looking forward to this! 😃

Jägermeister Ford Escort ✔️ 

Jägermeister BMW 635 csi ✔️ 

Mazda RX-3 Savannah ✔️

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Mark Verstappen

@Pauliewas afraid you'd go Dusche for the Escort. but since you wont I'll go for that one. 😃

BMW will 100% be Barracho and Savestra I'm not sure yet.

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On 9/18/2020 at 8:21 PM, Mark Verstappen said:

@Pauliewas afraid you'd go Dusche for the Escort. but since you wont I'll go for that one. 😃

BMW will 100% be Barracho and Savestra I'm not sure yet.

Is this a 'Stapp'? 😅 I do go for the Escort, Dusche is Jägermeister 😂

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Mark Verstappen

Idk, might've misread. I'm going Dusche for the Escort anyway.

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Paulie
1 hour ago, Challenger001 said:

Do you have to have all three? Or would it be okay to run it all as just a Savestra run?

I think the aim is to have a mixed grid every race possible. If you don't own a certain car I am sure there will be one or more who can spawn one for you in.

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8 hours ago, Challenger001 said:

Do you have to have all three? Or would it be okay to run it all as just a Savestra run?

Paulie is right.  The idea is to have a mixed grid, especially the Savestra is marginally faster.  You can just borrow the other cars on the night though.  Me, Mulder, Paulie and Stap all have all three so you can just mirror one of us so you use each car three times. Will be good to have you back!

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News from qualifying. The nimble Retinues have qualified at the front of the grid for most of the races whilst the Savestras seemed to be set up more for race pace and straight line speed and will be starting from the back.  The Zion Classics will be in the middle of the pack.

Any more takers @CatManDoza@JuniorChubb @Trashbags@Eser1985@TheOneMarc @AlexHat29@Spinnaker1981 @Realjaysee

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3 hours ago, SkyeDave said:

News from qualifying. The nimble Retinues have qualified at the front of the grid for most of the races whilst the Savestras seemed to be set up more for race pace and straight line speed and will be starting from the back.  The Zion Classics will be in the middle of the pack.

Any more takers @CatManDoza@JuniorChubb @Trashbags@Eser1985@TheOneMarc @AlexHat29@Spinnaker1981 @Realjaysee

will more than likely be there old pal

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24 minutes ago, Bkmoto28 said:

who am i some may ask and to be fair i dont know myself but tonight i will be making a return to VS  

 

This is excellent news. 

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