Could a Herald be a "sports car" if it were modified for racing and the
owner was a member of the SCCA?
'61 racing Herald
Berry Kercheval wrote:
> >>>Gano, Ken said:
> > Hate to disagree, but my '84 Porsche 928 had an auto box and it was every
> > bit a sport car (as long as you don't count the power windows, power seat
> > and air conditioning)
> Well, I agree and disagree. Many racing cars these days have automatic
> transmissions -- or at least semi-automatic. Quite a few formula one cars,
> for isntance. It's much easier to punch a button on the steering wheel than
> to remove your hand, grope for the stick, work the clutch etc....safer too.
> So "real" sports cars can certainly have auto trannies.
> I'd not call the 928 a sports car, though. It's a high performance touring
> coupé. (Oooh, now we get the "what's a 'real' sports car" thread!)
> Berry Kercheval :: firstname.lastname@example.org :: Xerox Palo Alto Research Center