View Full Version : Missing at the Olympics

08-12-2012, 07:17 AM
Somehow the vintage car games were left out of this year's Olympics. I hope they will be included next time. Specifically, I would like to see:

1. Weightlifting: the engine lift
2. Swimming: the backstroke wiggle to get under a car
3. High jump when accidently touching a hot solenoid with a wrench.
4. Speed hammering of knockoffs
5. 50km walk home to call AAA
6. Dead car push back into the driveway
7. Gymnastics: getting in and out of one of these cars
8. The crank turn
9. High torque frozen bolt removal
10. Beach volleyball -- actually not the game but all the girls piled into a TR3 and driving down the beach, as they did in those beach movies of the 50s

Mickey Richaud
08-12-2012, 08:35 AM
Hoo-boy, Ed. You've opened the dam - lots more suggestions coming, I'm sure!


08-12-2012, 09:56 AM
Great. I'll pass them on to the Olympic Committee...

08-12-2012, 01:07 PM
How about:
1. Olympic stretch trying to reach a nut that flew off and landed smack in the middle of the car?
2. Hammer throw - after trying to smash a bushing after the puller kept slipping and you kept banging away with a hammer and chisel?
3. Top race - trying to see how long it will take one man to put up and latch a TR6 top that's been left down for more than a few days. (This would be better in the Winter, if not impossible. It took 3 people to get my top up after I foolishly left it down all summer (Never again!).

PD Plotnick