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Don't accept lopsided challenges?

By mohrt

Just a note about challenges... There are a lot of people complaining that inferior cars are winning challenges they have no business even being in. A lot of this comes from biased owners.

How about this: don't accept a challenge if the two cars don't at least resemble each other in aspects of performance, style and overall. It doesn't make sense to compare apples to oranges does it?

For instance, if a Corvette challenges an F-350 truck, who gets the performance points? You might be thinking Corvette at first. It's going to win the 1/4 mile race... until you load both vehicles with a ton of bricks.

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CorvairJim
Jun 23, 2008 at 7:57 pm
And what if the voter is a Ford guy who hates Chevys? Or a Pickup owner who just doesn't care for Sports Cars? Personally, I only challenge cars that are similar in some way or other, even if only I can see the similarity. Case in point: My recent challenge of a late-model Ford Crown Vic with my Corvair. Now you're gonna ask, "Hey Jim, just how do you figure those two cars could possibly be similar?" Look at it this way - 1) they're both all American iron, 2) both cars have been extensively modified into something the factory never had in mind, 3) both owners are enthusiasts of their particular brands and types of cars, and 4) both owners LOVE trash talk! You should have read some of the good-natured stuff that went flying back and forth between the two of us before the challenge started, and even once it began! Basically, we both approached performance from opposite sides, and we both acheived the results we wanted. So viewed that way, the care are indeed similar.
There are times I send out a challenge against a car that is just so "Out There" that I can't resist! The owner may really like what he did to his car, but it just isn't my cup of tea. I'll always appreciate the engineering and workmanship that goes into some of these creations, but sometimes I just can't help thinking "What was he thinking?"
 
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awiilyd
Jun 23, 2008 at 6:48 pm
I completely agree about challenging a similar car. But I've never voted for a friends car over someone else's just 'cause they're my friend. I have voted for a "lesser" car that I thought was cooler in some way. I prefer custom cars, so I usually vote for the car that is farther from stock, not necessarily the more expensive car, or the car with the most factory options. People need to vote for the car they honestly prefer!!
 
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Jun 21, 2008 at 9:59 am
How many friends do you have? How many friends does your opponent have? Wake up folks, It's not about the car.
 
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Jun 20, 2008 at 10:30 pm
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scc24540
Jun 20, 2008 at 6:47 pm
amen brother, if you have a superiority complex dont bring it here. friends are always gonna vote friends no matter what. each car to its owner is better then the car its challenging. obviously people with more friends get more backing and more votes. so just use your head and check all aspects before you shoot or accept a challenge. dont think that just because your car is more expensive then what your against that you're gonna win
 

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