The "USS Wankel" (That's my '71 Datsun RX510) has only been driven by 4
other people besides me in the 15 years I've had it. The fact that it was a
street car (and will be til they MAKE me take it off the road.) had a lot to
do with that. The other problem has always been high-strung rotaries
without rev limiters. They can be absolutely unforgiving when you miss a
shift. The rear wheels stop turning real quick when you spin 'em up around
15,000 RPM and they try to shove a rotor through the side of the engine. We
used to call it "clutch brakes." Rear wheels locking up whenever you let
out the clutch with the car in gear, since the engine would never turn
again. That said, I think I'd still let Jay Leno drive the car if he was
interested. Tim Allen would have to leave a security deposit.
Pole Cat Hollow, NC
At 10:04 AM 1/21/99 -0600, you wrote:
>In a message from John he seems to think that there would be a possibility
>of interest in a car that runs in the 160 range and he even thought it
>might run at 200mph at Bville...
>Hmmm I suppose since points are totaled against a car and not the driver I
>would be happy to volunteer my Car for the effort.... If I can get all this
>body work sorted out.. it may even be pretty...
>Well Chuck your thoughts?
>> From: Keith Turk <email@example.com>
>> To: Wendy Jeffries <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com
>> Subject: Re: MORE POWER
>> Date: Wednesday, January 20, 1999 9:53 AM
>> My Ride wouldn't really be fast enough at 160 or so... but then I know
>> guy who has a two hundred and thirty one mile an hour .... Chevette... no
>> names being dropped here but his initials are John Beckett... Sorry JB
>> couldn't stand it...
>> > From: Wendy Jeffries <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> > To: email@example.com
>> > Subject: Re: MORE POWER
>> > Date: Wednesday, January 20, 1999 8:37 AM
>> > Leno or Allen? Not a long shot. Just offer them a FAST ride. Some
>> > celebrities who have run at Bonneville are the blond cop on Chips and
>> > Roy Rogers. There are probably more I don't know about. Chuck
>> > Norris is a Baja racing driver. Somebody give him a ride.
>> > Wendy Jeffries, firstname.lastname@example.org
>> > Bonneville Racing News