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July 23rd, 2012, 10:22 AM   #11
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Pre mixed. We shimmed up the barrel and set the squish according to specifications, but i'm awaiting the CC readings off my dad
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July 24th, 2012, 12:20 AM   #12
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i dunno what its like where you are from mate, but here in australia i know of heaps of blokes that are right into their motorsport, and not cheap shit either. top level boat racers, drag racers, drift and such, and they all spend BIG dollars. you know what they all share in common? they are all business owners with very creative accountants in laymans terms, their racing is a tax right off.



dont get me wrong, they still fork out cash, but the tax man takes care of a heap of it.
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Good point Digger, thats probably it!
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i dunno what its like where you are from mate, but here in australia i know of heaps of blokes that are right into their motorsport, and not cheap shit either. top level boat racers, drag racers, drift and such, and they all spend BIG dollars. you know what they all share in common? they are all business owners with very creative accountants in laymans terms, their racing is a tax right off.



dont get me wrong, they still fork out cash, but the tax man takes care of a heap of it.
An uncle of mine worked for a company for years. One day the police raided this firm (glass blowing) and closed it down. Over the coming months and trial of the boss many things came to light that none of the workers were aware of. One of which was their boss a a mutli world champ power boat racer. The reason his firm got busted was it turned out he was a very large scale drug producer and dealer. He was making amphetamines on a very large scale, made possible buy the fact he was able to make the lab equipment needed at his glass company. I read he was able to make 47mil worth per day.

My uncle told me there were a couple of engines under covers at the place where he worked. They just didn't think anything of it. Turned out these engines were worth several hundreds of thousands each.
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Bloody hell Rog, its amazing isnt it?



I know of a Jaguar Dealership near here that closed because the owner was found to be doing something dodgy, when they sold the building the new renovators knocked down a wall and found an as-new Jaguar XJ220 sitting there on blocks!
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Bloody hell Rog, its amazing isnt it?



I know of a Jaguar Dealership near here that closed because the owner was found to be doing something dodgy, when they sold the building the new renovators knocked down a wall and found an as-new Jaguar XJ220 sitting there on blocks!
Yup, hiding the proceeds of crime is an art in itself. funding motorsport is one way as most peeps have not got a clue as to exactly how much money it takes to be competitive. My Uncle thought these engines stashed where he worked were worth a few grand. In fact it was nearer a quarter of a million each, and that was back in the 90's.



Finding a brand new XJ220 is what wet dreams are made of. Bloke probably bought it then didn't know what to do with it. Showing money in such an obvious way is the sure way to get caught.
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yeah we got a fair bit of that happening too. one of our top level door slammer drag racers, Brett Stephens, was shut down for drugs a few years ago. So there you go 22, get into the drug trade mate and your woes will be solved haha.
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yeah we got a fair bit of that happening too. one of our top level door slammer drag racers, Brett Stephens, was shut down for drugs a few years ago. So there you go 22, get into the drug trade mate and your woes will be solved haha.


Wasn't that a shitstorm. Cops confiscated 4 doorslammers, a couple of funny cars, 3 or so nitro fuel bikes. He went from a single car to the biggest professional drag team in the world in a couple of years. All sold off at a police auction.



I heard an outlaw MC club funded his racing in return for him hauling & distributing drugs around the country in his race transporters.
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Wasn't that a shitstorm. Cops confiscated 4 doorslammers, a couple of funny cars, 3 or so nitro fuel bikes. He went from a single car to the biggest professional drag team in the world in a couple of years. All sold off at a police auction.



I heard an outlaw MC club funded his racing in return for him hauling & distributing drugs around the country in his race transporters.


He,he...anyone remember Micheal Lee (speedway) ?
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