Region: KC / MidDiv
Car #: ?? 66
Year : 1991 Posts: 190
Long time ago, I helped out on dirt track roundy-rounder Camaro.
The "common knowledge" in the pits was that there were many things considered unlucky and to be avoided at any cost:
1. Green race cars 2. Eating peanuts in the pits 3. Number 13
Since (most) everyone has red, white, or blue race cars, and my wife saw the picture of the start at Topeka and said "Look at all those red cars!" I'm thinking green paint, so she'll be able to see me.
But will you guys avoid helping me because I've got a green car?
Or, should I put number 13 on it, so the bad lucks will offset each other and I'll have good luck? (Seriously, back in the "old days" the only green car on the dirt oval was number 13!!!)
Car #: RIP #56
Year : -- Posts: 663
Different is good - I'm getting some paint this winter for that reason (going yellow / orange, though). I don't know about Green, though. See the video of the last race I was in with Juan P. in this thread:
The green car is all over the place, off track several times, and eventually blows a diff 1/3rd of the way through the race. A couple times I thought he was going to take me out when we were side by side (I'm in the white and red car). I'll let you decide for yourself...
Region: NE Region
Car #: #51
Year : 1992 Posts: 264
Reasons not to have a green car:
1. If you do alot of agricultural racing you might go off the track , get high centered in the weeds, and no one would find you till fall when the grass went dormant. 2. If you ran off the track into a water hazard, you could get wet and wait a long time for assistance, since most would think you were just a very large frog , in a very small pond. 3. People think you are green with envy, so you would have to take Prozac to adjust your mood swings , knowing that everyone else thought you were envious of them, consequently causing you even more loss of confidence, and .....well, you get the drift. 4. If you do British Racing Green, your car could mysteriously develop electrical gremlins, and of course you would find oil spots on all areas of the pavement you parked at. 5.If you were a redneck it would make it very difficult to find your car in the parking lot - your overgrown front yard,of course.
Just a few simple thoughts to ponder, and then... just don't paint it purple.