Marques sports car
Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:04 PM
Posted 20 March 2009 - 01:04 PM
Posted 20 March 2009 - 03:46 PM
But yes its owned by Tom Cantwell now and has a gnose fitted. I think he has it in storage somewere as you need to do 1:39's to be competative in Marquesports nowdays
It inspired me to by my first race zed when I saw it racing in the late 90's. Its a great car!
Posted 21 March 2009 - 02:24 PM
So many questions! ZR240 you must of had yours well sorted!!
Posted 21 March 2009 - 07:15 PM
Could you scan the full articale in and post as I would love to read it.
The problem with Historics is most of these cars were log booked in the early 90s and historic I think only streches to the early 80s
Be good if they made a hisotic class like the sc were you can build a car to the class instead of having a logbook from back then!!
My car could have been better (second had slicks, old shocks, home build engine, std 240 gear ratios) but I rekon with a better driver(or more practice) and new tyres it could have got down to the 45s
Posted 22 March 2009 - 08:57 AM
Posted 25 March 2009 - 07:37 PM
If the current owner is after another Option 1, PM me and I'll give you the number of a guy down here with a couple that may be for sale. I would find it hard to have something like that sitting idle!!
As for a good historic class, it a shame they dont make Sc alot more like Nc, with period engine freedoms? mind you the guy with the white zed from SA has Sc pretty well sorted! I saw him at Mallala Easter historic meeting a few years ago, very impressive.
Anyway what other Quick N/A race zeds are out there?? It's always great to hear about them! I personally a fan of Jon Siddons 240Z....
Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:23 PM
ITs more like FIA GT now.
Yer I would love if they did a sportscar class with NC style rules. I definatly know of at least ten cars that are already built to run a class like that.
Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:41 PM
Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:42 PM
So whats the story on the white Mulldoon Zed Zedman, it sure looks tough!!
It makes a lap time based class like we run down here look pretty good. If you want to spend the bucks you can, if not you can use your noggin and build something quick.
Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:42 PM
Posted 30 March 2009 - 06:11 PM
The Datsun works team entered a 240K for the 1975 Bathurst and it failed to qualify....to slow!
Posted 30 March 2009 - 06:29 PM
Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:18 AM
I have just been through the exercise to get my car recognised as a Group T car and to no avail. The car was built in 91, so 10 years to late and CAMS ruled out the option of being a compettition version of the car.
So only group Sc if you are going to run a Z in Historics, a real shame as I would have enjoyed running at Historic meetings with a good mixture of cars and drivers who respect each others investments.
Mine is too far gone with the modifications to the body to bring it back to Sc specs, so will be keeping it as is to run in hillclimbs and the odd FOSC circuit race plus the odd AASA meeting up here in Brisbane.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:37 PM
Posted 31 March 2009 - 06:50 PM
So where's this Group C logbooked 2+2 hiding?? a Sc spec engine would be legal.....
Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:34 AM
Still no good for most of us as they run to CAMS rules, hence my car is eligible for group 2B marque sports, but Ash's RB powered car would have to run as a 2A car. However they do mix and match categories, ie you will be running a mixed field of touring and sports cars based on times as well as with your own category.
Also the fields are dependent on numbers. For example Improved Production generally run on there own as do the modern Proddy Sports cars and MX5's
I wouldn't mind running their meetings but have nowhere to keep the car in Sydney now and it is too expensive and too much time to tow it down from Brisbane for four meetings a year.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:47 AM
Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:46 AM
Ten cars won't cut it with promoters in NSW or Qld you would need a minimum of 15 to make it work, and that is 15 commited to run at every meeting, not 15 in total with people having the occaisonal run, and then we will still be blown away by the modern guys and you have worry about not only your race, but the other cars coming through as well to lap you.
For NSW FOSC meetings are the way to go, but for me too expensive to tow the car down from Brisbane four times a year. I'm looking at a coupleof options up here in Qld, the Queensland Raceway Top Gear series and QRDC run under trhe AASA umbrella. They seem pretty laid back and just out for fun, not racing for sheep stations. Not sure what cars I would be up against, but hopefully would be abel to race someone with similar times.
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