There's a lot more to a fast autocross time than having gobs of horsepower,
but it's sometimes entertaining to watch.
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Gary Boone
> Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 8:41 AM
> To: Raper, Sidney; Roadster list (E-mail)
> Subject: Re: (OT) Factory five type 65 Coupe
> There were 4 Cobras at the autocross in Denver on July 19. They
> were beautiful cars. They were registered as a '65 COBRA
> ROADSTER, '02 REPLICA COBRA, '02 SUPERFORMA COBRA, and a '03 FFR COBRA.
> I expected them to turn relatively fast times but they were all
> struggling to keep these cars on the course. One of them never
> completed the course all day. On their last run, one driver
> seemed to get it together and then spun at the finish (it was a
> straight line approaching the finish) and hit the timer head,
> destroying it. Also all 4 of them exceeded the 93 dBA sound
> limit and will not be allowed to run again unless they get the
> noise down. Maybe they were really bad drivers but with my 2000
> Datsun roadster, I beat the fastest Cobra by 7 seconds and the
> slowest by 15 seconds on a 55 second course. We were all in the
> Street Prepared category so allowed mods were equal.
> "I'll keep my Datsun, thank you"
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