Hi Graham, where are you from? I see you are a new member. Were you associated with Greg and Bernie's car?
graham wrote:The rules make no mention not being allowed to use a production frame.
The rules say no modified production body, but I wonder how much production bodywork was actually on thier lakester.
"Modified production bodies are forbidden
I reckon I could mount a pretty good argument that if you used the chassis for anything other than donor rails that it would breach the rules. Lakester is in SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION. The failure of the rules to define between chassis
,bodywork and frame by just referring to body
would make it pretty waterproof against interpretting an OEM frame,chassis or body as a lakester. when they say body
I'm pretty sure they are referring to that which isn't the drive-train, or wheels.
It's reasonably clear that special construction is for purpose built race-cars, therefore I'd be surprised if they'd entertain an appeal on the rule........as it is the basis of what the class is about.
I'm pretty sure I saw that was the car I saw at Bernie's museum in Harrow in 2009 on the way to the salt. If what you take to the salt used to be a vehicle, then it's probably not a lakester under the rules.
I'm not being disparaging about their car or efforts, far from it, but as more people join the club and we adhere more closely to the SCTA rules these issues need to be clarified and I know for sure it wouldn't float at Bonneville.
...few understand what I'm trying to do , but they vastly outnumber those who understand why..