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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
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

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.


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.


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:


"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 :-

... 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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