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Does anyone know the proper name for the little one man oval track race cars? Some of the bodies resemble 32 Fords and such and I believe the bodies are one piece fibreglas shells. Anyone?
 

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I dont know the name, but the guy who owns the local junkyard owns one , its made of steel. no floor. pretty wild looking. inline 6 engine.


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are you talking about "legends" cars?
those are powered by an fj1200 yamaha scooter bike engine(140 hp) with a toyota celica(i think) rear end. they're about 5/8ths scale & haul butt!!!!
i drove one a couple of times at nashville. you can break the tires loose almost anytime you want. a real blast to drive...mel
 

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Dwarf or legend cars.
those are powered by an fj1200 yamaha scooter bike engine(140 hp) with a toyota celica(i think) rear end. they're about 5/8ths scale & haul butt!!!!
They had a competition quite a few years back, street car legal vehicles, one guy made one of the legend cars street legal. I can't remember all the details but there was the 1/4 mile drag race, a slalom, circle track, and a rallye type of competition. The legend car was 2nd or 3rd overall. Dan
 
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They run the legends at our local track. They really fly for the amount of protection that they have around the driver. They recently has a driver killed in one. I believe it was the first driver killed at that track n like 30 or 40 years. I once saw one of them drive thru the gate that opens to let the cars off the track. I have seen many late models hit that gate, and it didn't budge.
 

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"legends", that's it! Thanks. Found a few websites on them, they really are interesting little cars.
 

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I see you're in Surrey, the Legend cars have their own circuit here in BC. I don't think any of the BC tracks run them regularly.

I thought about getting one last year, but they just cost way too much money, when you consider you can run a Late Model for less. They're definately cool, I got to test drive one last year, and they're real quick.

Here's a link for them in Calgary http: www.legendscars.ca
I don't think anybody in BC sells them.


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dinger i remember that now that you bring it up.
it was something like an overall street car competition where they couldn't change ANYthing once they started the competition.
if i remember correctly that legends car ran 12.40's @ 104 on street tires. gotta love it...mel
 

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I have seen parts of races on TV...

and seen the cars featured in the Race Car mags....not to expensive a way to get into racing if your interested.

Tazz


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nlmsc33 dinger i remember that now that you bring it up.
It was a competition in Nevada, I think you're dead on, on the quarter mile times. Silver Cup? Dang, it's tuff getting old? Dan:thumbup:
I heard prices of 12 - 15 grand, turnkey. It's supposed to be one of the least expensive form of racing available.
 
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