There is no T classing (whatever that means) mentioned in my letters.
I was simply responding to the letter I received about needing a 5 speed
- it wasn't made those years (I personally think the 4 speed is better
for AX anyway, I chose to put one in my SP Fiero).
Classes were never mentioned in that letter. You must be paranoid
about the classing issues. The early MR2 and the Fiero ARE good
head to head cars. The gen one MR2 has a better chance on a tight
twisty course, but in a more open or Pro course the nod would go to
the Fiero. Now to find somewhere to class both of these cars fairly,
so as to give them a chance.
That is all I ask, a chance for my marque to be competitive.
----- Original Message -----
From: David Hawkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: George Ryan <email@example.com>; Scott Meyers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2000 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: Fiero classing
> >I could put a 5 speed in an 85 SE (one of which I currently own), or GT
> >V6 Fieros, or an early 86 for that matter, but then i would have to run
> Here we go again with the 'I' classing. So by that logic, all pre 86
> with a V6 should be in one class due to the 4spd and the others in a
> different class because of the 5spd?
> >I do agree about the MR2, but the subject in Dan Morency's original
> >was the 1.6 Miata. Run your numbers there, sir.
> The 1.6 Miata numbers cream a BUNCH of car specs. Run your Fiero
> numbers against a MKI MR2....2400lb, 112HP, even less torque. Still in
> >The Fiero has NEVER in the past decade trophied at the Nationals. Not to
> >say National Champion, I am saying any trophy (except Tamandli - - but is
> >that a Fiero?). And there have been some pretty good drivers campaign
> Sorry, but I think the Fiero, like most cars that have been extinct for
> decade (my beloved MKI MR2 included), is no longer a candidate for a top
> driver's weapon of choice. That's the nature of the game.
> >Can you say that about the MR2?
> I sure can! When was the last time you saw an 86 MR2 in the trophies at
> > Would that not indicate some sort of classing problem relative to this
> No....it indicates that car is getting old, is sporty, and is
> affordable...which is
> what CS is supposed to be all about.
> As for moving to CSP, I'll argue all day with you that the car has no
> But then I'll argue all day that the MR2 doesn't either.
> David Hawkins
> 86 MR2 CSP in pieces