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Old 09-07-2013, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cheetah get together

I saw this,

Cheetah Family Reunion

I don't know much about it, but I have been thinking about going up there next weekend.
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Their mission statement had me pegged. I had a Cox slot car that I mounted a Cheetah body on. Kinda pricey for a roller isn't it?
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Their mission statement had me pegged. I had a Cox slot car that I mounted a Cheetah body on. Kinda pricey for a roller isn't it?
No kidding: "Our Mission: To provide you, the builder, a chance to have your own full size version of that slot car you had as a kid!" Those of us that had that slot car must have outnumbered the owners of the actual car by about 100,000 to 1.
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Always loved the look of the Cheetah, but paying $45,000 for a unpainted roller is bit of a stretch..

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Always loved the look of the Cheetah, but paying $45,000 for a unpainted roller is bit of a stretch..

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Agreed...then you have this on the bottom. Guess it really doesn't actually roll...

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They used to have a kit for 17,000$, that would be more my speed. I hope they aren't going the route of mongoose motorsports, and pricing themselves into a different market.
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Agreed...then you have this on the bottom. Guess it really doesn't actually roll...
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Good point, why do they even call it a roller..lol

You missed the exorbitant price they want for their exhaust. $4000..sheesh!
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Good point, why do they even call it a roller..lol

You missed the exorbitant price they want for their exhaust. $4000..sheesh!
I can spend $4k on a custom exhaust...EASY. Didn't look at what they are offering, but quality SS exhaust systems can easily be in the $5k region.
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I want to get one just to put a Ford motor in it....
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FWIW: Other than a brute power to weight ratio, did the Cheetah ever show as a competitive or, even roadworthy car?

Not trying to start trouble or be negative, I've always been intrigued by the Cheetah. Short wheelbase - you have to wonder if even more modern technology could make it better.

I suspect that just about any FFR is superior to an original handling-wise, no?
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One racer called it the best balanced car he'd ever driven. Once it started to spin it wouldn't quit.

I suspect that just about any FFR is superior to an original handling-wise, no?

Some surely are but not 'just about any'. The originals had a fully independent suspension, which more FFRs don't. I'd say given comparable rubber an original with fresh bushings and shocks would handle pretty well....and that includes the transverse leaf small block cars.
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FWIW: Other than a brute power to weight ratio, did the Cheetah ever show as a competitive or, even roadworthy car?

Not trying to start trouble or be negative, I've always been intrigued by the Cheetah. Short wheelbase - you have to wonder if even more modern technology could make it better.

I suspect that just about any FFR is superior to an original handling-wise, no?
This past weekend a pair of Cheetah's ran at the front of Group 6 at the VSCDA Vintage Festive at Road America. The red coupe was running in the lead until a Camaro took him over. The black convertible was in the top 5 (I'm not counting the T70 that was dropped into Group 6 for lack of any other class to be with).

They were running with a best lap time of 2:28-2:30.

I think they were Cheetah Continuation cars from BTM:

Bill Thomas Cheetah

They usually bring a couple of cars to the three vintage weekends at RA.
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It's cool to see someone pick up the torch, as it were. I'm not really a fan of the look of the car though. Kinda cartoonish looking to me (cool as a slot car ).

I understand chassis flex was one of their biggest weaknesses along with the fact that they were oven-HOT to drive.

There was a link to a couple good write-ups on them posted here not too long ago. Search for Cheetah, you'll find it.

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If the Cheetah had gone beyond the handful that were completed, and further R&D was able to be done to them, I think they could have been a serious contender for the Cobras.

The foot box heat on the original Cheetah's, make the Cobra's look like they had air conditioning. Driver complaints were numerous about that aspect.

To bad Chevy didn't jump on board, like Ford did with Shelby, but I guess they already had the Corvette..
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