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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HotRod60F100, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. HotRod60F100
    Joined: Jul 13, 2004
    Posts: 1,197


    You guys seen this show yet?right now thier pitting this dudes 66 Goat against this Trad. hot rod i think its a 20's or early 30's Ford all done up shop top Z'd frame.Those who have the Speed channel don't miss it.And i apologize if this has been discussed already.
  2. Gasserfreak
    Joined: Aug 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,340

    from Yuma, AZ

    Thanks. I would have missed it. I was just checking the HAMB before I head out to the garage. Guess it can wait till 8.

  3. Ha...! I just got done watching it.

    Who the hell would let someone else drive their car in a lose all race...? :confused:
    Muscle boy was pretty quick to take the three cars in the second race... that cost him BIG.

    I love all the tears and the empty trailer at the end.

    There's a serious advantage to the hot rod, anyway.
    Horsepower to weight... the thing took off like a rocket.

    Milner's coupe would have beat the fiver, too. :D

  4. Mutt
    Joined: Feb 6, 2003
    Posts: 3,219


    I believe that the show is real, and that there is a line of guys who are willing to build cars to possibly lose on a "reality" show on TV.....

    I believe that the show is real, and that there is a line of guys who are willing to build cars to possibly lose on a "reality" show on TV....

    I believe...:rolleyes:


  5. Miles
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 23

    from Western MA

    If it is real, which I think it is, I love it. Nothing better than heads up racing with negotiations and strategy, and a price to pay. I was on the edge of my seat (ok couch).
  6. MercMan1951
    Joined: Feb 24, 2003
    Posts: 2,654


    The preview for the next show had some late 80's GM FWD 4 door going up against something I don't even remember...did they run out of race cars already?
  7. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

    Hey Mabey they will Let me race my Friends Datson If the other car Breaks i'd have a chance to win and if i lose it I'd be out a $50 car
  8. HotRod60F100
    Joined: Jul 13, 2004
    Posts: 1,197


    I though the Goat had the Trad. rod by the balls from the sound of it and seeing that big fuckin dominator carb but the crew of the Goat were a bunch of assholes who desereved to get thier shit taken away.i'm glad that Trad. hot rod won.The host tho acts more like a boxing ref than the host of a run for pinks racing show LOL and the prick boohoo'n at the end was priceless :D
  9. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,449


    I watched it last night and thought it was okay. Dont think the goat had a chance if it did have a good axle.
  10. RacerRick
    Joined: May 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,753


    I just want to know what type of stupid idgit takes a completely untested car to something like that.

    That goat would have walked the ford easily if it had been sorted.
  11. dt50chev
    Joined: Mar 15, 2005
    Posts: 596


    I pretty much like the show, but it does need a new host. The guy is totally uninteresting, doesn't really know cars and he's a butthead.
  12. Miles
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 23

    from Western MA

    I think the host is the producer (probably came up with the idea for the show).

    I think he does a good job of getting nervous people to actually commit and race.

    Anyone here have the balls to put his car up? Not me.

    I love trad hot rods (duh) WAY more than muscle cars, but there is no way in hell that rod would have won if the gto was sorted. It's called traction. I've seen many rods go down the 1/4 mile and they usually run in the 13.00's or High 12.00's (low 12's blown with radir slicks). That gto should at least have been in the 11.00's.

    What do you muscle car guys think that gto should have done?
  13. FWIW: I know the guy that built the A. He is Tim Gangle from Minnesota Hot Rod Hardware. The show according to him is real. He let us preview it at our rod run this spring. It is up to the winner whether or not they take the car. Tim is a super nice guy and gave the GTO back. So the drama with the trailer pulling out was not the whole truth. I don't know when he gave it back either. He was asked back for another show and accepted, won again and gave the car back again. I said he was a nice guy, I didn't say he wasn't stupid.:)

    They had the car at BTT50's and cruised the grounds with it for a bit. Plans are for a milder mill for it that won't suck up so much of the expensive go-go juice.;)
  14. Upchuck
    Joined: Mar 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,576

    from Canada BC

    the GTO guy from what I seen tried to lowball the guy with the sedan and I'm glad he lost

    if I had won I'd have stripped the goodies out of the GTO and gave him back what was left:D

    personally I wouldn't have the guts to do the race in the first place so its all theory:eek:
  15. TomH
    Joined: Oct 21, 2003
    Posts: 1,253


    Hey Eyeball, ya got a copy ( tape or DVD ) of it? We could watch it next weekend.

  16. No. He had it on DVD and I didn't have a buner with. But I do have a copy of the HAMB drags we can watch and your on it handing me my ass with your roadster!:D
  17. Nightfire
    Joined: May 3, 2005
    Posts: 101

    from Canada

    For those who missed it you can watch it here

    The race was unfair to begin with, they had both agreed to small blocks but the goat didnt stick to that. Also the owner got a pro racer to drive it for him, so the race was stacked agains the '29. When his axel snapped he claimed that "parts flew out of the rear end"....yeah right:rolleyes: when asked to show the parts they had nothing...
    Glad the model A took it...

  18. TomH
    Joined: Oct 21, 2003
    Posts: 1,253


  19. desertdroog
    Joined: Nov 16, 2001
    Posts: 985


    How can a Pontiac have a small block? Pontiac only made one block with different displacements. I think that the Pontiac would have walked on the A if the rear held together. The guy was squirrely on his launches, he could have been a bit more conservative and then let the old Goat do what it does best once it is in motion. My 2 cents.
  20. GO-rilla
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
    Posts: 744


    Man that was great, I got caught by the boss and he quit yelling to watch the races.
  21. oldskool55
    Joined: Apr 10, 2005
    Posts: 712

    from socal

    does tim g. have fangs?:confused:
  22. Rio Grande Valley Deuce
    Joined: Jul 10, 2005
    Posts: 529

    Rio Grande Valley Deuce

    Had seen bits & pieces of the show before, but saw it all last night. Was glad to see the model a tudor win the race. What the heck happened to the goat? It looked like it was all dressed up, but had no place to go! I think folks out there look at jalopies and wonder how long it would take them to get to the finish line. Hope this answers their curiosity.

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