Robby Gordon 2013

Discussion in 'Racing' started by larryboy, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    Love Robbie Gordon. The man rocks!
  2. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Can somebody explain why RG races a vehicle that represents a defunct car company?
  3. Sandaddict

    Sandaddict Been here awhile

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    The HUMMER brand is no more but GM is still trying. There are a lot of HUMMER's out there with a following. Where can you purchase an off road Mini? All these vehicle are custom fabricated off road race machines. Most outer bodies could be changed to fit a market, sponsor etc...
  4. Sandaddict

    Sandaddict Been here awhile

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    We are all owned by the Chinese with our debt. :cry
  5. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    I guess I get the part about not having a manufacturer sponsorship, but at the same time racing a Hummer (or a Hupmobile, for that matter) leaves me with an impression of questionable relevance & credibility.
  6. cross-country

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    I think one reason is that there was a lot of money spent on wind tunnel testing that body design. It's not broke, so......
  7. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    Hell there a few cars in the rally just called buggy,
    It's a one off, or two, custom made race buggy that happens to have a Hummer style body, which is probably custom made too, so if you already have the molds to make spares why change?
  8. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    The MINI is actually a rebodied BMW X6 turbo diesel.
  9. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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    Let's not start talkin about cars that girls drive. :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3

    We need to keep this thread about manly vehicles and the man that actually pilots it. :D
  10. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Not even close to an x6, it's a tubular framed custom race car. Like RG's car it has a body to appease sponsors. You could put a hummer body on the mini or a mini body on the hummer. Would make very little difference. Not sure why folks don't get this ?
  11. cross-country

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    It's not a Hummer, it's a CL1 with a Hummer body on it. :1drink
  12. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    Its made in AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats what counts!!!
    and if you drive a mini :dizave
  13. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Oh really? You mean it doesn't have leather seats and a sunroof?
    Did you just discover this race last year?
  14. gbranham

    gbranham Kool-aid Drinking Infidel

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    D99 is right. There's a video somewhere of the Dakar X3 being constructed from the ground up. The only thing BMW is the heavily modified engine and some badges. I think there may be or have been some X6's in the T2 category though.
  15. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Haven been given the huge amount of time in GM's wind tunnel is a very big deal. Just being able to get any time in it is very difficult. There had been talks with Jeep but it never came to be. And yes Robby owns the molds the Hummmmmmbuggy body parts are made in.
  16. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    Do you know if the body fiberglass or carbon? Sorry if it was already mentioned, but I'll never forget the first Lemans style race I attended in Portland and seeing the "Porsches" and "Jags" and "BMWs". Just beautiful carbon and tube chassis with a insert_manf_here badge and motor stuck in it. :tb:tb
  17. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Different materials for different pannels. Some Carbon, a lot of fiberglass & fiberglass with kevlar so it can take a beating without shattering.
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    :ken


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  19. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Silly me, they were X5's, and X3's. you don't need to explain to me what a racecar is.
    My original point was that the " model" of car that's dressed over a racecar chassis had nothing to do with its credibility, just because Hummers are not currently for sale new doesn't make Robby's effort any less credible.
    Race teams take their sponsorship from whoever they can get it. If Mitsuoka wanted to sponsor him his racecar would look like an Orichi with a lift kit and big wheels.
  20. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    Almost there.....The factory team were X3's, well in name at least.
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