Monday, July 05, 2010

"Ultimate Car Build-Off" 7/5

LOS ANGELES FINAL: Hollywood Hot Rods vs. ES Motorsports
ASSIGNMENT: Turn a Pontiac Firebird into a remote-controlled flying car.

FIREBIRD YEAR CHOICES:

HHR: 1983
ESM: 1979

BUILD PLANS:

HHR:
1. Shed some of its weight
2. Insert a 350 cubic-inch small-block engine
3. Install the wings and the tail
4. Make their glider work

ESM:
1. Put in a 403 big-block engine
2. Install the wings and the tail
3. Shed weight
4. Mount a propeller

VISUAL SCORES (with the run-throughs taking place at Eagle Mountain in Eastern California):

HHR: 8
ESM: 9

As for the performance area, it wasn’t even close. Blowing the other team out of the water because their plane DIDN’T FLY AT ALL, the L.A. champions and moving on to the three-way championship is…











































































HHR
ESM

ES Motorsports!

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