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So I entered 1051 in a street car competition


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120735 posted 04/29/13 09:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
About a month ago, for the hell of it, I sent in a submission to importmeet.com for entry into their drag/autox/show streetcar competition happening this August. It's a PNW group putting it on. I really didn't think they would choose my car, but I got an email over the weekend saying I'm one of the ten chosen.

Here is the Facebook link to the event

Here is the link to the event on their webpage

So it's a three day event held in and around Seattle that sounds like fun. Street tires are required as well as the use of either 92 octane gas or E85 (though I have confirmed that my meth kit is allowed). I have to pay like $225 to enter, and I could possibly win a set of new tires. About the only other things gained would be some video/pics recognition and a t-shirt, lol.

What do you guys think? Should I go through with this?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120736 posted 04/29/13 09:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
yes.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120738 posted 04/29/13 10:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's what you built it for right? Good to stretch it out every once in awhile.

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turbowop
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120744 posted 04/29/13 10:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I guess I was more wondering if you guys thought this sounded legit enough to spend the money and enter the car. It would be fun and cool to get an old Galant in the spotlight. I have plenty of friends in Seattle so staying somewhere for the weekend shouldn't be an issue. Hopefully nothing breaks.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120745 posted 04/29/13 10:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Do it! Need more Galant headlines!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120747 posted 04/29/13 10:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Get that thing on corn and win.



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turbowop
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120749 posted 04/29/13 10:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I emailed them back to confirm.

I'm just gonna run the car as-is. Upgrading to corn isn't in the cards right now. I'd have to update the fuel system, change the tune, etc, etc. I don't have the time/money with my upcoming wedding, honeymoon, and other priorities right now. That, and there isn't any E85 stations around me, so going to corn would only be worth it for the competition, making it not really worth it in the long run, IMO.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120750 posted 04/29/13 10:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Do it!!! If you want any track side support I'm down:)



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120764 posted 04/29/13 11:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I would...but wouldnt push the car to extreme measures IMO. Hope the tires you win are badass tires.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120766 posted 04/29/13 11:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbofonz:

Get that thing on corn and win.



With what Mark already stated, only 2 or 3 E85 pumps in the state lol, including the one at the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island.
Not true E85 year round either lol.

Should do it Mark, be fun to take the car out for more than just a show. It's not often you track 1051 these days lol.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120768 posted 04/29/13 11:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Do it.

You built it, now drive it!

It's not every day people want a GVR4 to be part of an event like this. I say, you made the cut, so why not show them what you and your car are made of!

Get after it man!! Kick some ass!!!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120769 posted 04/29/13 11:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Sounds like a good time!
Go for it.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120770 posted 04/29/13 11:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Good Luck, show em' what you got and give the GVR4 a headline !

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turbowop
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120771 posted 04/29/13 11:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's why I entered. I've run the car so many times over the last decade at the strip. I already know what it will do, so I don't feel the need to take it out that often. Shows are fun, but redundant. This seemed like something fun and new, and could be cool for our little community. I really didn't expect them to select a 21 year old hoopty though.



-Mark

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120773 posted 04/30/13 12:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm excited for you Mark! This sounds like a good time. You'll be talking your ass off with so many people asking about the car. 1051 has always been the rep of the USDM GVR4's. Hope you do great and have some fun.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120783 posted 04/30/13 12:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Do it and watch the value of GVR4's increase in USA!! lol.. Do it for the TEAM!

On a serious note, have fun with the car. Sounds like a cool event!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120784 posted 04/30/13 12:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Guess its time to start practicing.the auto.x part, very jealous make our hoopties proud!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120789 posted 04/30/13 01:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It will be like the fourth time ever for me autocrossing, and the car is a bit laggy for that type of racing. Being that the cars have to score in show, comfort, dyno, drag, and autocross, I'm hoping some of the other events make up for what I might lose in that one.

BTW, I was instructed not to give anything away on social media, which I didn't really think about but I guess this forum could be considered that. So please don't say anything on the Facebook page. Thanks.



-Mark

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Edited by turbowop (04/30/13 01:15 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120791 posted 04/30/13 01:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
When is it? I looked briefly, but didn't see a date. I'd like to go watch.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120793 posted 04/30/13 01:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hell yeah! Now I don't want to sound too mercenary but I think the organizers have it all wrong. They should be paying YOU! Or at least enter free. Not the other way around imo. They're being selective about who competes so for the privilege to witness 10 attractive, well-sorted vehicles compete, the last thing they should do is charge you, a chosen entrant, to run. I'm sure Falken can foot the $2,250. Just my $.02. Now go out there, reprezent and kick ass! Good luck!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120795 posted 04/30/13 02:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I can enter the competition for only $150 on eBay.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120797 posted 04/30/13 02:39 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbowop:

That's why I entered. I've run the car so many times over the last decade at the strip. I already know what it will do, so I don't feel the need to take it out that often. Shows are fun, but redundant. This seemed like something fun and new, and could be cool for our little community. I really didn't expect them to select a 21 year old hoopty though.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120800 posted 04/30/13 03:04 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Hertz:

I can enter the competition for only $150 on eBay.






I thought about the whole "pay to enter" thing for awhile, and thats part of why i created this thread. After posting this thread I thought about this: If I do any of those events separately on a regular day, I would have to pay anyway. I know guys that do all sorts of events and there are usually entry fees involved. Same goes for The Shootout, right? The fact is, I'm no sponsored big name, so it's not like somebody is gonna pay me to show up. I guess I'm just paying to enter an event that only a few are allowed to compete in.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120811 posted 04/30/13 08:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
LMAO...I posted on it....oops. Deleted it once I read the whole thread.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1120815 posted 04/30/13 09:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
that sounds like a lot of fun and if i had the opportunity i would definitely do it. your car is beautiful, well rounded and a very good example of a VR4. go show them what your car is made of and make the community proud. also please post links so we can all see what happens.



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