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ArumnDark
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ArumnDark Mar 16, 3:51am - #417914 
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What's that 24-hour race that the Celica took 1st and 2nd place?

I saw it on here quite a ways back, but I can never find the web site with the story about it. Anyone have a link? smile

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XxMerlinxX Mar 17, 7:00am - #417915 
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Believe you're talking about the GT300 race in Japan. Try searching for that.

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combatc87 Mar 17, 11:41pm - #417916 

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I believe the JGTC GT300 class winner was the M-Tec Honda NSX.

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BReakinDrifTs Mar 17, 11:47pm - #417917 
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It wasn't JGTC, that thing he is talking about was posted like a year ago. It was some 24 hour enduro. spineyes
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VSGTS14 Mar 18, 12:10am - #417918 

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what else is the celica in besides JGTC?
or was it another form of that type of car

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ct Mar 18, 12:14am - #417919 

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jeez...i jst posted this in the magazine thread here...LOL

http://www.procar.com.au/newsitem.asp?news_id=1230&event_id=38

Two near-standard Toyota Celicas have finished first and second in their class in the grueling Bathurst 24 Hour race last weekend.

The 1.8-litre Celicas beat cars with engines as much as three times larger, due to superior handling, braking and reliability.

The winning Celica took out Class E by more than nine laps.

Both road-registered Celicas were driven to Bathurst and then back to Sydney after the race on Monday, none the worse for wear.

In 24 hours of racing at maximum revs, the Celicas twin-cam engines used only 250ml (a quarter of a litre) of oil each.

The Celicas used the same brake pads throughout the race and needed just two replacement front tyres each to complete the round the clock marathon.

Car owner Colin Osborne, who shared the winning Celica SX with John Roecken and Trevor Keene, said the cars required little more than refueling during the race while their rivals replaced components regularly.
The class-winning Celica completed a total of 2708.87km the distance between Melbourne and the Cape York Peninsula in the course of a single day.

It completed 436 laps of the daunting Mount Panorama circuit at an average speed of 112.62km/h.
Apart from mandatory safety equipment, the Celicas only differ from those on the showroom floor in having minor suspension and exhaust modifications. They also use racing brake pads.

The cars are close to standard and we basically didnt touch them during the race, said Mr Osborne, who won last years Australian Production Car Championship outright driving the same Toyota Celica SX.

The Celica was one of the smallest capacity cars in the race so we lost a bit of ground to the big V8s going up the hill, but we were blowing the other cars away in the twisty stuff across the top of the mountain.

Its just amazing to use only a quarter of a litre of oil in such a demanding race and we finished without a scratch, so the car is basically ready to do another 24 hours.

Osborne Motorsport is an amateur team, using only volunteer helpers to prepare the Celicas and tend them at race meetings.

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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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combatc87 Mar 18, 12:46am - #417920 

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Ahh, that's it. I remember that thread, but couldn't remember the race.

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Super_celica Mar 18, 8:57am - #417921 
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that is amazing though.
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trdguy1981 Mar 19, 3:31am - #417922 

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eek woooohhhhh thats fickin awesome thumbsup
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PnOy2nv Mar 19, 5:47am - #417923 

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chazza Mar 20, 4:34am - #417924 

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I'm from Sydney and I think I remember that race happening a few years ago but I never owned a Celica then so I never really cared. Still it makes me proud that a almost stock 1.8L Celica can beat some of those huge V8's thanks to the Celica's superior handling and braking.

Just proves how insignificant straight line performance is.

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Polykarb Mar 20, 6:13am - #417925 

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Clyde Mar 21, 10:30pm - #417926 

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wow!!! it must really make you proud to be a celica owner.. smile

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zugzug12 Mar 21, 10:43pm - #417927 

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Originally Posted by Clyde
wow!!! it must really make you proud to be a celica owner.. smile


Well...hell yes!!!!!!!!!! thumbsup

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ExNihilo Mar 22, 12:32am - #417928 
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DJ_NorthStar Mar 22, 1:45am - #417929 
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