Motorkhana today with canterbury car club… little old Volvo looked a little out of place….
By far the oldest and cheapest car there, some of the entrants were specifically built for this. (I paid scrap money for this, bit cheaper than the 4k cheapest next competitor)
Car itself performed great, took all the abuse and nothing broke. Given its my first time in one of these events, and the first time its been driven in anger it wasn’t a bad effort. Finished 17th out of 21 (beating a S15 Silvia type R, turbo 180sx, and several levin) it surprised a few people. Position would have been better if I didn’t get lost twice and in one round took out 3 cones but all a learning experience.
Main points that come out of this were, it needs to be a lot stiffer. Sometimes it struggled swinging the weight at lower speeds because the transfer was upset by the wallow.