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    Thread: JD’s archives: George Follmer's modified Audi Fox

    1. Member Dobes's Avatar
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      05-01-2012 08:09 PM #1
      Now that's 3 wheeling!






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      05-01-2012 08:20 PM #2
      I always felt that those Momo rims were the ugliest damned things to ever hold tires, but that's just me. I had the same Blaupunkt 3001 head unit and that 50-watt equalizer/amp in my VWs (it migrated across 3 cars over the years). Nice package, but a joke nowadays.
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      05-01-2012 08:29 PM #3
      Drool-worthy seats.

    4. 05-01-2012 08:36 PM #4
      I love those seats.

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      05-01-2012 08:39 PM #5
      I know 1979 is post Opec oil crisis, but I couldn't help LOL at this quote:
      With 78bhp on tap, the GF Fox has quite adequate performance, doing 0-60 mph in 12.8 seconds and covering the 1/4 mile in 19.2 sec at 72.0mph. The power doesn't come on strongly until 4000rpms...

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      05-01-2012 08:42 PM #6
      "adequate"...that's no way to describe a feature on a car.
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      05-01-2012 08:45 PM #7
      Of course it sounds pretty silly nowadays when even a sh*tbox has to have 165hp to keep up with traffic, but 30 years ago we were pretty happy with that 78hp in our one-ton VWs and Audis. We didn't KNOW what mega-power felt like then. The fact that these lightweight runners were responsive and nimble in a way that no other maker's cars could even approximate made them "wunderwagens" for those of us who followed the "German gospel" of that time. You'd be surprised, btw, at how quick these cars felt when in capable hands. It's all a matter of perspective and context, I guess. Today, to my way of thinking, cars are grotesquely overpowered and overweight; they're a joke. But, that's MY perspective.
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      05-01-2012 08:49 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      Of course it sounds pretty silly nowadays when even a sh*tbox has to have 165hp to keep up with traffic, but 30 years ago we were pretty happy with that 78hp in our one-ton VWs and Audis. We didn't KNOW what mega-power felt like then. The fact that these lightweight runners were responsive and nimble in a way that no other maker's cars could even approximate made them "wunderwagens" for those of us who followed the "German gospel" of that time. You'd be surprised, btw, at how quick these cars felt when in capable hands. It's all a matter of perspective and context, I guess. Today, to my way of thinking, cars are grotesquely overpowered and overweight; they're a joke. But, that's MY perspective.
      Yeah, it's not about driving a fast car slow. It's about driving a slower car at it's limits. That's where the fun is.
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      05-01-2012 08:50 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      "adequate"...that's no way to describe a feature on a car.
      Just for the record, from someone who was extremely heavily involved in the VW/Audi scene at that time, and who remembers this article like it was published yesterday, this Follmer car was viewed as a JOKE by us "fanboys" (we hadn't yet been bestowed with that moniker yet, btw). It was put together by people who had no idea how to set up a clean, well-accessorized Audi. I'd bet this was the only "George Follmer" Fox ever built.
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    10. 05-01-2012 09:43 PM #10
      This would probably run circles around the bug-eyed Sprite my uncle raced in the early '60s.

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