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The 2020 Trafikjournalen 24h clunker run (Open for submissions!)


#180

Originality is just encouraged! :slight_smile:


#181

"The Wild Bunch"


Car no. 86 will hopefully propel the six Brit’s to victory in Sweden

The Car.

In 1975 Bogliq USA debuted the third generation of their very popular Bazooka. Basically a refinement of the second gen Bazooka, the third gen car was hobbled by anti pollution equipment and engine reductions, which reduced the excitement for petrol-heads substantially. Export versions were equipped with the same line-up of engines as the USA where applicable but leaded fuel markets, such as Sweden, were equipped with 60’s era leaded motors as they were proven to work well with lead based additives.

Because Sweden was a niche market that valued US cars for their “American-ness”, the Bazooka was fitted with the same engine which debuted in the Mk III Bison in 1963. Five litres of capacity, V8 power and smoothness with renowned (lol) Bogliq reliability. The powertrain was selected also because the car would be imported by Bogliq Sweden on an “on demand” system; basically they were optioned, paid for then ordered for the next available delivery.

The Wild Bunch’s car was a prized possession of a Bogliq Sweden workshop controller who bought it new in late 1975, then drove the car extensively until he was too incapacitated by age to drive any longer. It sat in a garage for 10 years, original and pristine, until the car was bequeathed to his grandson on his death (old age, in his bed). The grandson had played too much NFSII and proceeded to change the wheels for cheap alloys, respray the car a poor variation of Bogliq Orange, then installed an ugly hood scoop on the carburettor without bothering to connect it to the air cleaner. Yup, the scoop’s non-functional! The grandson drove it for a while then dumped it in the backyard when he could afford a new Znopresk hot hatch.

The Wild Bunch added the stickers and numbers, changed the oil and replaced the brake fluid and coolant. That’s it… Brave men, brave men indeed!

The Team:

John Smith: 61 years old, bought the Bogliq sight unseen because he “loves the underdog”. Works in a financial institution as a management accountant, fancies himself a bit of a tin-top hero.

Neil Jones: 59 years old, named the team and wouldn’t change it despite it being lame… Works with John and considers himself a ladies man. Is hoping there’ll be grid girls so he can pretend to be Jeremy Clarkson.

David Williams: 51 years old, John’s brother-in-law, loves cars and racing, is also terrible at cars and racing!

Roger Taylor: 65 years old. Works with John, kinda, in HR. Has structured the trip as a business expense so no-one has to pay for anything… Owns an MX-5 so knows how to drive underpowered cars quickly.

Tiff Davies: 63 years old. Head mechanic at the dealership where John gets his car serviced. Is rumoured to know how to fix carburettors (hasn’t seen one since late 1999, lol) and is the grease monkey for the team.

Michael Evans: 57 years old. Owner of the pop-up cafe in the building foyer of John’s workplace. Owns classic cars but has never owned anything older than the 00’s… The team brought him for his quality coffee logistical abilities and his ability to attract the ladies!

So, with high hopes and low expectations, the Wild Bunch are hoping to win the 2020 Clunker 24hrs!!!


#182

TEAM BAKEWELL BOXER

Part 0.5 : Teething Trouble


8:04 AM

Mandy and Johnny were at the Jackdaw Engineering workshop in the UK trying to get used to the JESA Bianchi’s road feel and little niggles

Johnny was sitting inside the J.B turning the engine over with a little splutter and cough as it tried to kick into life

Johnny: ‘‘IT WON’T START MANDY!’’ Johnny shouted sticking his head out of the drivers side window, trying to be heard over the sound of angle grinding from the next door section of the business.

Mandy : ‘‘PULL THE BLOODY CHOKE OUT’’ Mandy shouted back.

Johnny did so, the car started turning over lumpily and chugging as the fuel flooded the engine

Mandy: “HOLD YOUR EFFING FOOT DOWN YOU’VE FLOODED IT NOW!” Mandy walked over at a pace putting down her tea with a slop on the roof of her project ‘Hot PAZ’ 200 which was parked just behind the JESA.

Mandy “You’ve got to clear it out now keep your foot down” She said sticking her head through the passenger side window

As the words left her mouth the JESA chugged into life with a cloud of black soot and condensation spraying the front of Mandy’s PAZ

Mandy: “Johnny middle name: lack of mechanical sympathy Carter we should have called you” she said drily.

Johnny: “Well it wouldn’t hurt if they’d’ve put the choke pull in a normal place like everyone else why put it in between the speedo and rev counter” Johnny replied.

Mandy: “Because it was made my the Dutch and the Italians, one team was smoking weed and the other was drinking wine whilst they were designing this car, if you’d have got a S2 they fixed that with the new dashboard” Mandy plonked herself down at the desk amongst a mound of invoices…

She sifted through her emails on the company laptop

Mandy: “Did that moron with that Mark 1 Kadett Beat get back to you about that camshaft upgrade by the way” she said looking over the rim of the screen.

Johnny: "No he went quiet after Dad said ‘no one with a brain would swap a Piper Ultimate Rally cam into a completely standard engine’ "

Mandy: “Right, that’ll explain the radio silence then. Dad wasn’t wrong tho…”

Johnny: “Still effectively lost us a job though”

Mandy: “Eh we’ve still go that Žnop Zenit turbo job to finish anyway…”

Later on Mandy took the J.B out for a test drive, the 1648cc engine was torquey and pulled nicely with the long ratio 5 speed box, but it wasn’t the rev happy, high lift cam, big carburettored classic she was used to, but all seemed fine, so long as the competition isn’t too rapid that it…



#183

PART 1
04/24/2017

On lap 56, driver Adrian Perez has a collision while attempting to overtake the car 42. The fuel tank seems to be ruptured.
Oh yeah it has bursted into flames! Oh my god is the driver still inside!?

2 HOURS LATER

Marla- Thankfully he managed to scape before it finally exploded… Do you think we will be able to keep running this season?

Joaquin- There´s no money for another car, remember that the 1100R was expensive as [REDACTED]. And even if we had the money, Adrian seems quite shocked, i dont´t know if he will be able to drive again…

Ricardo- [REDACTED][REDACTED][REDACTED]!!! Why can´t we win a [REDACTED] race?!? [REDACTED]!

Joaquin- Calm down please, I think the only option left for us is retiring. But don´t worry guys, i have the hunch next year will be much better…


#184

I started to wonder what the… you were doing when the race wasn’t even started yet, then I saw the date…now this might be interesting.


#185

PART 2- Can this be considered good news?
10/03/2018

Cristina- Where was your phone?!? I´ve been trying to call you for hours!

Joaquin- uhhhhh i was sleeping sorry, it´s been a wild night, you know

Cristina- Please this is serious, we had a call from the hospital, your uncle had an infart and… he… is no longer with us. I´m so sorry… he was your greatest fan.

Joaquin- Wow…that´s… hard to swallow mom

Cristina- I know this is a hard moment but… he was preparing you a surprise, for your birthday, you know how much he loved you. I´ll send you a link, open it when you feel ready.

THE LINK

FOR SALE

BARDOT FOUDRE 150T

The car is in a pretty good condition, some small signs of wear in places like the front seats or the dashboard, but all is minor stuff. The mechanicals are all working as new, the turbo was substitued 6 years ago and we installed a much more reliable unit, which would help a lot if you are aiming for daily driving this car.

This unit came equipped with the 1500cc turbo engine, equipped with multipoint injection, but it won´t be a big hassle. It looks sporty but don´t expect a lot from it, it´s engine situated over the front axle grants tons of understeer to work with.

Anyways, this car was a pioneer in several technologies, and it looks like a clear candidate to become a future classic. All this for the affordable price of 2500€


#186

The car

1973 Mikadzuki Yoru 150

The Company
Mikadzuki was a Japanese lawn mower company, in 1968 the new owner wanted to enter the car industry. After 5 years of testing and designing the car, the Yoru 150 was their creation, a cheap sprotive car. It was the beginning of a successful sports car company.

The Racing Team
3 Young people with a passion for racing and a dream to ever drive a race saw a great opportunity in this 24 hour race, they decided to join with their father’s car. They are The Bakusho Racing Team.

The members

  • Miku Hatsoune
  • Taro Mori
  • Yumi Sakamoto

Car File
Mikadzuki_-_Yoru_150.car (29.2 KB)


#187

To make the starting grid look less stupid, I randomized the numbers that was #1-3 earlier and changed them, I hope that nobody objects that…you can get your number back if you want to.