: My '75 is a race car now!



HAZZARDJOHN
07-18-10, 10:49 PM
Well Sort of...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Johnny1107/car%20craft/carcraft/th_caddyauto-x.jpg (http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Johnny1107/car%20craft/carcraft/?action=view&current=caddyauto-x.mp4)

Well It was Car Craft this weekend, and I will have a Car Craft picture thread later when I am less tired and crabby :bonkers:, but for now, I will let you guys see how a real car guy throws his car around the track just like the pros do! (see below)

http://www.imcdb.org/images/008/591.jpg

77CDV
07-19-10, 12:23 AM
This I gotta see.

ga_etc
07-19-10, 12:31 AM
If you were running/hiding from the cops (as pictured) I don't think a race track was your best option. :D

Sounds like a good story. Can't want to hear... and see the pics.

orconn
07-19-10, 07:42 PM
Looks like the star of "Good Fellows" is still trying to evade the police!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-19-10, 09:24 PM
This was great. I saw John at Carcraft and the video of his car going around that tiny auto-x track was awesome.

gdwriter
07-20-10, 12:45 AM
This was great. I saw John at Carcraft and the video of his car going around that tiny auto-x track was awesome.Well, where the hell's the video?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-20-10, 07:34 AM
Click on the picture. It takes you to his photobucket video.

HAZZARDJOHN
07-20-10, 09:46 AM
Click on the picture. It takes you to his photobucket video.

^ truer words have never been spoken! :p

orconn
07-20-10, 11:30 AM
Your Grandfather would be proud! Thanks for sharing.

HAZZARDJOHN
07-20-10, 11:33 AM
Your Grandfather would be proud! Thanks for sharing.

Really he'd probably just shake his head and laugh! :thumbsup: LOL Thanks though!

77CDV
07-20-10, 01:36 PM
Those old Cads really handle better under pressure than most people would expect. No Bimmer, but not bad for a 2.5 ton, 19 foot leviathan.

gdwriter
07-20-10, 02:14 PM
How scuffed up were the front whitewalls after that run? :histeric:

Actually, that's a cool video, and as Craig mentioned, that Coupe de Ville does pretty damn good for something so big and heavy. I would love to take Betty through a course like that. She handles at lot better than people would think, too.

orconn
07-20-10, 03:00 PM
As dramatic as the clip of the '75 De Ville is, I don't think it conveys the full experience of driving or even riding in one under those conditions!

77CDV
07-20-10, 06:11 PM
The utter and complete lack of any lateral support whatsoever only heightens the adrenaline rush. :D

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-20-10, 06:30 PM
It's not as floaty as you'd think. I rode in it last month across town and it was nowhere near as floaty or as nauseating as the similar era Lincolns.

I watched that auto-x for a while too, and in line there were two Roadmasters, a Marauder and a '66 Coupe deVille.

77CDV
07-20-10, 06:44 PM
Cadillacs always handled better than their Lincoln counterparts. But, I'll bet the '66 Cad handled better than the '75.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-20-10, 06:45 PM
It should have, as it had a very light front end. The owner removed the ruined 429 and installed a 305. :lol:

77CDV
07-20-10, 07:04 PM
It should have, as it had a very light front end. The owner removed the ruined 429 and installed a 305. :lol:

:wtf: :banghead: :nono:

HAZZARDJOHN
07-20-10, 07:23 PM
:wtf: :banghead: :nono:

That's what I said too! LOL. It was actually a 65 and he had winterforce tires! He ran a 58.9ish time and my best was a 51.00.

Gary, the tires fared better than I thought, but they do have some small chunking on the edges. I was buying new tires anyway other wise I wouldn't have done it. I still can't believe I did it, I never beat on my car, ever! But man it was fun!

~HJ