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    Thread: Pace Car Thread : Has this been done before?

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      05-22-2012 05:22 PM #1
      I don't recall seeing one. Show me sweet or interesting pace cars.





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      05-22-2012 05:23 PM #2
      Guy Fieri's upcoming off the chain whip is all that matters

    3. 05-22-2012 05:45 PM #3
      I had one of these back in the day. It was actually pretty cool for the time. Rack and pinion, turbo, Recaro's.


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      05-22-2012 06:17 PM #4
      These were pretty cool...



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      05-23-2012 12:07 AM #11
      I've always loved pace cars

      I was standing off to the side of the track and I'm not sure if he wanted me to take a picture of him haha. He was leading the Google Street View Impreza around the track.











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      05-23-2012 12:15 AM #12
      How about some Hurst/Olds goodness?





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      05-23-2012 01:57 AM #14
      my all time favorite:


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      05-23-2012 03:01 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      I don't recall seeing one. Show me sweet or interesting pace cars.
      Started one few years back

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ace-car-thread.

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      05-23-2012 03:44 AM #16
      For some reason I always liked the Calis, not the only GM built Calis convertible for promotional purposes. The convertibe, bodykit, and wheels made for a pretty sweet pace car.

      The production version was not quite as exciting.


      A few of the convertible versions actually made it to dealerships and were sold to private buyers until GM decided the car was too unsafe (yet the Cutlass version was sold for a few years) and most cars were sent back to GM were they were crushed.


      This was already posted, well the production car version was so here's the actual pace car and a bit of information.

      http://www.indypacecars.com/1984.html
      The 1984 Pontiac Fiero is among the most unique cars ever to pace the Indy 500. It is the only mid-engine car ever to pace the 500, as well as the shortest car to ever hold the honor. It is also one of very few 4-cylinder cars to pace at Indy. However, the engine in the Fiero pace car was far different from the 92-horsepower version found in the production model Fiero. This bored out 2.7L engine produced 232 horses and turned a lap at better than 136 MPH. The car also featured an air intake located above the roof to help cool the mid-engine car.
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      05-23-2012 03:50 AM #17


      Roll bar did not make it to production




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      05-23-2012 04:42 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      I used to draw this car when I was learning how to do technical drawings when I was a kid. Was an awesome looking car at the time. This picture flatters the car though, as it hides the prodigious wheel gap that it had.


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      05-23-2012 06:13 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by mikes96GTI View Post
      The 1971 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car "in action". I certainly hope Fieri has studied this event, and taken it to heart...

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      05-23-2012 06:32 AM #21
      PPG made many amazing pace cars like the AMC Renault in the OP and the "Wraith".



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      05-23-2012 08:02 AM #23
      How about the only non-production Indianapolis 500 pace car? The 1941 Chrysler Newport Phaeton.

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      05-23-2012 08:05 AM #24
      World Challenge Golf R Pace Car.



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      How about a Pace Truck?



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      05-23-2012 08:38 AM #25
      PPG used to have a fleet of sweet pace cars they paraded (read: drove the snot out of) out at the Trans-Am races in the mid-to-late 80's. Drool worthy mods to the engines, interiors and of course, gorgeous PPG paint jobs. :homerdrooling.jpg:
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      05-23-2012 08:43 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by pknopp View Post
      I had one of these back in the day. It was actually pretty cool for the time. Rack and pinion, turbo, Recaro's.


      I also had one, I purchased it in early spring 1980. You are correct it "was actually pretty cool"

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      05-23-2012 09:52 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Nitzer View Post
      A few of the convertible versions actually made it to dealerships and were sold to private buyers until GM decided the car was too unsafe (yet the Cutlass version was sold for a few years) and most cars were sent back to GM were they were crushed.
      I was within 3 feet of one about 10 years ago at my local BP gas station in the Cincy area. Being driven by a chick who was making a beer run. How many made it "out" and survived?
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      05-23-2012 10:57 AM #31
      This thing sounds awesome....



      I do like F1's safety car is actually being hustled around the track...not just "pacing"...

    31. 05-23-2012 11:33 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      I've always loved pace cars

      I was standing off to the side of the track and I'm not sure if he wanted me to take a picture of him haha. He was leading the Google Street View Impreza around the track.
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    32. 05-23-2012 11:41 AM #33
      Here is the official Safety Car of the ALMS/IMSA:

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      05-23-2012 11:42 AM #34
      Here's one for you subaru fans: NJ Motorsports park


      Another old New Jersey race track, Flemington:

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