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Mon May 20, 2024, 05:48 PM May 20

Why is this odd little car, and why is it's time coming again? [View all]

I have hillclimbed on the Vt State Park roads since 1978. The first thing folks notice when they come across our events? "You guys don't all race the same cars! You guys bring a bunch of really cool ones, all done up right!" Thus, "Mike Vecc" has brought out his Dad's old (1962) BMW 700! Largely 'cuz "Dad" loved "bench racing" with us, when he was alive.
The "Baby Beemer's" biggest fans were the "Top Guns" of out P-1 and F/L classes - we all want one for a "daily driver"! "Bad Fast" is a pain in the ass, and wallet, on the street, and not as much fun as some might think. And the little Beemer seems right! A modernised engine would have a bit more power, and sip less of "the precious". A small hybrid system might work well, but weight is an issue... In any case, here's a nice run up steep 'ol Mt. Ascutney (12% avg. grade), in a classic sports car! With 700cc, and about 50 hp.

A run group "on top, the BMW is foreground https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10168442306515034&set=pcb.10161989999903826&__cft__[0]=AZWPlCULy3nGokmuigyLBdNMmp0afVlS9dHoumEtGWHQOlWLC7yrJa8tz9cX0IT-T3BxT7PwthjQnhTyPelyJC2Z9EEUQGriYnvm_sC28IoTzwosA0gvYdai-Vc0f2h8FpsAQ0Oja3s73s9KKxhnjZaP9_halZmpm3w7g_iGLO8fpbhO1OM9TqhPnBw-Elqcs4ndNwZoVlrzem5WZ9QIhsGG&__tn__=*bH-R
My hot rod, in better times: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=3776740279274031&set=gm.10161986456223826&idorvanity=50242278825&__cft__[0]=AZUb0FqH6VvzHurroCeeenXrVSAsdf-fHCWYoRJeWPvx7RDplcQHT6PNne9au0P4brWtRW7CJhMmUy-O0lHRczsBHwi4iJAp-HuwBbZ2ZYQjyUYm8stFYTO97OHQTJ-su7r3hDM5ir9UFkEr9F8QAI6zVuK8G1HDXQeAuwjQS4VmzO7tr20ItlJCKr5cSt3ezGeQ1nMjXBvSVa9EKlhpFith&__tn__=EH-R
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Looks like fun! 2naSalit May 20 #1
Yep-r! Mopar151 May 20 #2
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