Legends car racing is a style of race car, designed primarily
to promote exciting racing and to keep costs down. The bodyshells are
5/8-scale replicas of American automobiles from the 1930s and 1940s, powered
by a Yamaha motorcycle engine. The rule book committee for Legend car
racing is called INEX, which stands for "INEX"pensive.The cars
all run to the same specification, with the only variable (in theory)
being the body style. They also have a lot more power than grip, which
ensures exciting racing.
In 1992, Charlotte Motor Speedway (formerly Lowe's Motor
Speedway) officials noticed a need for lower cost racing cars with little
maintenance time and cost. They found such a car existed, in the guise
of the motorcycle-engined Dwarf Car, a 5/8-scale, steel-bodied & fenderless
'35 Ford coupe, which was being manufactured by the Dwarf Car Company
in Phoenix, AZ. As the coupe concept wasn't exactly in line in what they
were looking for and deeming steel replacement bodywork too costly, they
adapted the Dwarf Car concept to fit their needs, creating cars resembling
those of the 30s and 40s which competed in the early NASCAR Modified Tour
races. To this day, the primary difference between the two cars is the
Legends have fenders over the tires, whereas the Dwarfs have no fenders.
The first Legend car was unveiled in April 1992 at Lowe's by track President
and General Manager Humpy Wheeler and road racer Elliott Forbes-Robinson.
Legends Cars are produced by 600 Racing, Inc. in Harrisburg, North Carolina.
They are the largest mass producer of race cars in the world. Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legends_car_racing
One great idea thing about the long track legends is the "Team Car"
championship, here the car not the driver scores the points so if you
run a car with some else to cut costs you can both drive and pool the
points, "Legendary Idea" (sorry).
1934 Chevrolet Coupe
1934 Ford Sedan
1934 Ford Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sedan
1937 Dodge Coupe
1937 Ford Sedan
1937 Ford Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Coupe
1937 Dodge Sedan
1940 Ford Coupe