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Posted by clare on March 21, 2009, 2:47 pm
 
On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 20:52:58 GMT, "vaughn"


Last first - Morgans WERE raced - very agressively in fact, for
decades.
As for the tractors, they are very high ungainly things by their very
nature, and have the 2 wheels at the wrong end.
And many tractor operators have been killed and injured with
wide-stance 4 wheel tractors as well. Almost lost my dad to a wide
stance Kubota about 6 years ago. Rolled it right over, and when it
stopped moving he clambered out and have it a little shove and it was
back on 4 wheels. He was sore for months - and this was a pretty big
Kubota

Posted by vaughn on March 21, 2009, 3:26 pm
 


   EVERYTHING gets raced at one time or another, and my statement above was
crafted to allow for that.

  My point was, we don't see many 3-wheeled race cars.  Since cost is often
no object in the racing world, if 3-wheels were an advantage over 4, then
3-wheeled contenders would have evolved over the years and somebody would be
making and racing them today.

Vaughn




Posted by Eeyore on March 21, 2009, 8:45 pm
 

vaughn wrote:


3 wheelers ? They certainly don't make any now.



Precisely so.

In fact the only change from a 4 wheel vehicle was the SIX wheel Tyrell.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ScheckterJody1976-07-31Tyrrell-FordP34.jpg

Graham


Posted by Lord Gow333, Dirk Benedict's n on March 25, 2009, 1:59 am
 

Cute. We can throw tractors into the mix again with this:

http://www.fwi.co.uk/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID804950

LG
--
"Keep it simple. If it takes a genius to understand it, it will never work."
- Clarence Leonard "Kelly" Johnson


Posted by Alistair Gunn on March 26, 2009, 2:20 pm
 Eeyore twisted the electrons to say:

There's also the March 6 wheeler from the same time period :-
<http://www.geocities.com/simontmallett/240march1.html>

... of course looking at F1 for ideas to what makes a good technology is
not necesarily a good idea as a lot of stuff (four wheel drive, oval
pistons, diesel power, traction control, active suspension) is banned.
--
These opinions might not even be mine ...
Let alone connected with my employer ...

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