Originally Posted by cobalt327
That's just not true. The FIRST Nascar sanctioned cars used reinforced wheels on the right fronts to keep them on the car- they WERE NOT "highly modified" by any
stretch of the imagination. No where near as modified as a alky runner used to haul shine. Hell, most cars raced in '49 didn't even have a truck counterpart in their make- Lincoln truck? Nope, not then. Olds trucks? Haven't seen one lately. Caddy truck? Hudson? Kaiser? Chrysler? Pa-leeze.
Early on, tires were the REAL problem- not the kingpins, etc. What YOU are talking about were the cars much later than the first years
, but you'd know that being that you're such a Nascar super fan and all.
I thank god there's only 4 of these restrictor plate yawners a year. It's nothing more than a stop-gap measure taken to control speeds and the liability of Nascar as a sanctioning body IMO. The "racing" you seem to enjoy mid-pack is nothing more than a wrestling match to stay in the "right" line- there's no passing to speak of, only blocking and counter moves taken to try to get a foot or two ahead so lanes can be changed. That's racing- but not the kind I personally enjoy, and I'm sure not alone.
In my opinion, ragging on a member saying he's not a true fan (whatever the hell THAT'S supposed to be these days) just because you disagree w/him don't cut it in my book. Even if you WERE correct about early Nascar cars, that still gives you no right to call anyone's
post lame or to say they're not a fan, etc.
believe what you want, the cars and what the rules said are to different things..
the point is everyone calls nascar lame NOW because the cars are not stock.. they never where.. the drivers/ the owners/ the crew from back" day one" say they where not.. no matter what the rule book says..
sorry. I'm tired of people cry'n like girls because they are not running around in fwd unit body cars.. that are in the showroom for the last 20 years..
even in dragracing the super stockers are far from anything the showroom had.. looking stock and being stock is two different animals..
and I have a right to my opinion on that post being lame.. these are the same airchair q/b's that sit infront of the boob tube and never gone to a race.. the pits, the garage, the local tracks, the lower classes(nationwide/truck/modifides)etc..
that never SEE the mid pack racing all day.. they only see the front 5-10 on the tube and a few shots of the mid pack only when the camera man thinks someone might loose it..
go look at those first year cars, they are on display, they are not stock buy any stretch.. I think the guys that built them know.. and would not go on record of say'n they where not stock. unless they wherenot..
your idea that linc/catty/old didn't have truck lines, is flawed, as ford gmc come to mind.. and well. factories looked the other way back then..
if you call moved sub points, adding gussets, adding braces, adding metal to the outer skins, welding on oversided axle bearings(wonder where they got those) stock. then my 80 t/a that ran low 10's was also..