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  Car classification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Car classification is a somewhat subjective subject, as many vehicles fall between classes or even outside all of them.
Compact cars are usually referred to the longest hatchbacks or the smallest family cars.
The Muscle car is a peculiarly American type of sports car, popular from the 1960s until a combination of spiralling insurance costs and the 1973 energy crisis largely killed off the category.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Car_classification   (1072 words)

 Family car - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A family car is a car classification used in Europe to describe normally-sized cars.
In North America, which uses a different classification system, cars of this size are generally referred to as compact cars, and the term "family car" is almost never used to describe a vehicle in this class.
Equivalently sized cars in North America are usually called mid-size cars; the term "family car" is fairly often used to refer to a vehicle in this class.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Family_car   (293 words)

 VARA Racing
Cars modified significantly beyond normal VARA guidelines or "not in the spirit of vintage racing" may not be accepted for participation in VARA events.
Cars may be reclassified at anytime if it is discovered or becomes obvious that a car is not competing in the proper class.
Cars that are not properly classified or entered in the wrong class may be reclassified during an event.
www.vararacing.com /careligibilty.html   (1205 words)

 Car body style - WOI Encyclopedia Italia
A car in which there is a roof over the front seats and the rear doors (possibly with a center row of seats) but with a folding convertible roof over the rear quarters.
A larger car, normally with two rows of seats (with a tonneau) and a large compartment at the front.
A car in which the front seats were open and the rear compartment closed, normally with a removable top to cover the front chauffeur's compartment.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/Car_body_style   (1981 words)

 Supermini car - WOI Encyclopedia Italia
The 1973 oil crisis forced buyers to choose more economical, less powerful, lighter cars, The first successful compact hatchback in Europe was the 1971 Fiat 127, which was a strong seller in Italy but struggled to find homes elsewhere because it had such a notorious reputation for being rust-prone.
Nissan launched a curvy all-new Micra in 1992 and the new car, built at its Sunderland plant, was the first Japanese car to be voted European Car of the Year.
Both cars were strong sellers thanks to their competitive asking price, low running costs, distinctive styling and spacious interiors.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/Supermini_car   (747 words)

 Martin Sports Car Club
Modified vehicles include formula cars, unlimited displacement specials that are generally for the specific purpose of racing or autocrossing, and other non-production vehicles.
Cars listing under GT in Section 6.0 and race prepared per Section 5.0 will also be classed in GTR.
At least five cars must run or five minutes must elapse before the re-run is taken to permit the tires to cool off.
www.martinsportscarclub.com /2RuleBook.asp   (3417 words)

 car classification question - THE H.A.M.B.
The frame is a rip off, er,I mean similar in design to the 30's BMW sports cars and the body was styled after the Ferarris of the early 50s.
The small block car did not impress me........remember this was the days of BigBlock Chevelles and other bigblocks roaming the streets.
There were never any cool street cars in our area until a local college boy showed up with a pale yellow xke.
www.jalopyjournal.com /forum/showthread.php?t=9857   (1346 words)

 cars - Car classification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Also known as multi-purpose vehicles (MPV) and people carriers, this class of cars resemble family cars but are taller with a shorter hood (bonnet) and are designed for maximum practicality.
Smaller minivans are typically a medium size car with the cabin space stretched vertically to resemble a minivan.
They are typically half way between a car and a minibus, and are usually restricted to 8 seats, as many countries license vehicles over 8 seats differently from cars.
www.carluvers.com /cars/Car_classification   (989 words)

 Folio 211 Santa Fe 4 FREIGHT CAR DIAGRAMS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In this system a two letter abbreviation is assigned to each type classification of car with a sequential number (originally a letter) assigned to each design group in the class.
Cars were only reclassified when they were modified or rebuilt for use in a different service.
Cars were often rebuilt or upgraded, such as steel rebuilds of wood cars, and remained in the same class.
www.atsfry.com /Folio/index.htm   (355 words)

 Forza Motorsport Forums - The car classification system
Well, since you mentioned street, street prepared etc, it sounds like you were reading the SOLO car classifications, which is autocross, which is not only boring but not very representative of a cars performance on a race track.
As well, if the SCCA classifications are anything like the classifications in Canada, they aren't based on the potential of the car, but rather how well the car does now, which is highly driver dependent.
Sure some car will be better on some track because of the way they're running, but there is not supposed to have a 4 seconde difference in car of the same class.
forums.forzamotorsport.net /forums/24499/ShowPost.aspx   (992 words)

 SCCAForums.com - A stock class proposal
Yes, some want their cars moved, and some want others cars moved but I think most of the membership just wants to know that their car is in a particular class, to understand why it is in that class, and to know that their car will remain in that class.
If we were to begin the whole car classification process with a set of criteria that is applied to each car, it would be a good start.
Certain cars are simply better than the sum of their parts, and it's awfully hard to quanatatively take that into consideration...on the other hand, some cars are less than the sum of their parts.
sccaforums.com /forums/156851/ShowPost.aspx   (2306 words)

 SCCA Solo II Car Classification Rules
A group of cars of a given make which have virtually identical bodies and chassis but are readily distinguished from other models of the same make by virtue of a major difference in body appearance and/or chassis design.
An open car is a convertible (with or without a full windshield), a targa top-type car with less than a full windshield, or a t-top type car with less than a full windshield.
A closed car has a full roof, a targa top-type car with a full windshield or a t-top type car with a full windshield.
www.moutons.org /sccasolo/Rules/index.html   (416 words)

 Ford Mustang car part, classification, ordering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Parts that are not included in the cars package are called aftermarket parts.
Body parts are usually found in the car's exterior to add style.
Before, ordering of Ford Mustang car parts can only be done through personal visit to dealers and manufacturers but nowadays buyers can have the parts they need by ordering through the net.
www.toproadster.com /FordMustangCarPart.html   (134 words)

 NASA's Performance Touring - Rules
The Car Classification Form substitutes for the class rules and vehicle specification sheet that would be present under a traditional racing paradigm.
A car may be modified an unlimited number of times, and substitute vehicles may be used provided they comply with all PT rules.
Cars may add up to 150 pounds of ballast material, secured anywhere on the vehicle, without a points assessment, provided it is securely fastened and approved by NASA Tech and Safety officials.
performancetouring.com /index.php?categoryid=8   (2115 words)

 Northern California Racing Club - Events
Our objective in classing the cars for the championship is to keep to no more than 4 classes + an exhibition (or open) class for all the cars entered.
Car classification works as follows: Your car, before modifications or tire choice are accounted for, begins in 1 of the 5 classes listed above according to its stock wt/HP ratio and any stock upclassing or downclassing befitting your car model.
However, because of various car designs, engine, induction, or exhaust modifications or other merit, some cars will be upclassed or downclassed in order to provide the most level playing field.
www.ncracing.org /tt/car-classing.html   (389 words)

 NHRA Stock Car Classification Guide
The NHRA Stock Car Classification Guide is used to position a vehicle in its proper class.
This is the number used in determining classification (not the advertised), and some engines will have a different factored horsepower for Stock and Super Stock.
The numbers in the middle of the page are the power to weight factors for each model and engine combination, and identify which particular class a vehicle fits into.
www.nhra.com /tech_specs/classification/index.html   (310 words)

 SCCA Solo II Car Classes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The first line lists cars that led their former class at the 1996 Tire Rack SCCA Solo II National Championship; the second line lists some other cars that are run locally or looked "typical" for the class.
The rules on what constitutes a "stock" car in SCCA Solo II competition are very strict and often the source of much discussion as well as protests, appeals, and requests for clarification at the national level of competition.
A few cars, mostly the special after-market race-prepared street cars, are put directly into SP in their 'stock' setup.
www.tfn.net /~jcarr/Autox/class.html   (1145 words)

 SCCA Solo II Car Classifications
Cars must either be specifically classified in the official lists or must have been
If your car does not meet these criteria, it might be classified in the modified category, or may be eligible to run only in regional open classes (e.g.
If your car is a normally aspirated sedan (four seats, four factory seatbelts, not sports-car derived) of 3.1 Liters or less, or one of a few small turbocharged cars specified in the rules, and perhaps prepared further than allowed in Stock Category, it may be eligible for one of the Street Touring Classes.
www.moutons.org /sccasolo   (917 words)

In the event there is a challenge concerning a car's classification, any member may bring that challenge to the attention of a Competition Committee member.
Improved cars are cars which contain modification beyond the limits defined in the base classes.
Modified cars are cars, which contain modification beyond the limits defined in the improved classes.
mav.pca.org /Autocross/Rules.htm   (1983 words)

 SCCA San Francisco Region Solo2 -- Registration Card   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Your car number must be displayed visibly and legibly on your car.
It may be painted or attached to the side of the car using stickers or magnetics, written on a side window (not a rear wing window) with shoe polish, or taped on the side windows or the sides of the car.
Your car has a class, such as CS, DSP, AM, etc. This class should ALWAYS go in the classification space, even if the entry is not for points.
www.sfrscca.com /solo2/timecards.html   (534 words)

 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS Road Test Review - Sport Compact Car Magazine
Both were styled at Toyota's CALTY design studio; both share the same brake system, down to the rotor size and caliper design; and both use almost identical front suspension designs, sharing geometry with changes to handle the Matrix's extra mass.
Unlike the Celica, however, the Matrix is classified as a mid-size car by its interior volume and listed as a small station wagon by the EPA.
As it is, when you roll into the power in second gear from low speed the car doesn't really accelerate until 47 mph--the speed the cam switches over in second gear.
www.sportcompactcarweb.com /roadtests/0201scc_2003_toyota_matrix_xrs   (980 words)

 classification - Car Forums and Automotive Chat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Some companies will use terms to tell you about what your car is, and why the rates are how they are, in essence, a number on a scale of all cars.
Coupe: Closed car with 2 doors and usually under 33 ft^3 of cargo room.
Sports: tough to settle on one definition for this, its a group of cars, tightly sprung (less comfortable than a passenger car), easily maneuverable, etc. It's easier to decide what cars are sports cars, not what one is.
www.automotiveforums.com /t171203-classification.html   (762 words)

 Institut für Neuroinformatik [Bildverarbeitung / Fahrerassistenzsystem]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Car classification is a very active research topic at our group.
We use four datasets to train and optimize our car classification module.
Positive examples were labelled manually, whereas negative examples were generated using our car detection algorithm, excluding those detected cars that coincided with labelled cars examples.
www.neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de /thbio/group/vision/car/index_d.html   (224 words)

 ARC - Classification
Our objective in classing the cars for the championship is to keep to no more than six classes for all the cars entered.
Full purpose-built race cars, or street cars modified enough that they are essentially race cars, will be classed as GTR.
This is a mechanism to allow a driver to be re-positioned into another class, and is primarily an option for a driver that has modified his car and is likely to deliver lap times that are more appropriate for another class.
www.amracing.org /classification.html   (424 words)

I am sure the car will be good, and the Pirelli tyres too." Antonio Garcia, who has had two podiums for RWS in the three races he has had with the German team, will be in the nr 77 car with Russian drivers Alexei Vasiliev and Nikolaj Fomenko.
The car was reliable last year, despite a lack of testing, and it should be even better this year.
As regards a second car in the FIA - prospects are looking doubtful for a full season entry; the official entry being due in before 28th February.
www.endurancesportscar.com /fiaarc.htm   (22551 words)

 ISSCA Car Show Classification
ISSCA car shows will be open to all Chevrolet Impala SS, B-Body, and D-Body vehicles manufactured by General Motors including model year 1991 through 1996.
Show entries will be pre-classified by ISSCA car show officials and placed in judged categories based on model year, odometer mileage and number of visual modifications.
All judged entries must meet a minimum of 100 points of the 200 points available in order to be eligible for a trophy regardless of the number of cars entered in the class.
www.goissca.org /issca_cs_class.htm   (781 words)

There is no limit, a car with a high level of modifications might move up several classes.
Stock cars are defined as a car equipped at its original year, make, model and equipment level specifications.
Stock cars in classes A thru J are listed as follows.
www.icerace.com /car_classification.htm   (427 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The size class for cars is determined by measuring the interior passenger and cargo volumes as described below.
The luggage volume is the size of the trunk or, in station wagons and hatchbacks, the cargo space behind the second seat.
In a few cases, the addition of passenger and cargo volume numbers indicate that a vehicle should be in the next higher classification.
www.fueleconomy.gov /feg/info.shtml   (1342 words)

 2000 MWCSCC CAC Rules - Section 12   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
12.4.2 Cars in the Modified Classes are permitted unlimited preparation within the general restrictions of Section 9.5.
All cars must be properly classed in accordance with these rules, except that a driver may voluntarily class his car in a higher class and/or category if a more competitive model (i.e., like body-chassis) of the same car runs in that class.
The concept is based on equalizing the car classes, not the drivers.
www.autocrossers.org /MWCSCC/Axrules/Section_12.htm   (672 words)

 Car Forums - Ford year classification help - Car Forum Archives
Home \ Classic Cars \ Ford year classification help...
I cant find the serial number on the top of the frame rail on drivers side where it should be located and I dont want to tear apart the interior just yet.
I also have an another old Ford car I was told was a Police car and am having trouble Identifiy that also because of it having characterists of multiple fords.
www.car-forums.com /archive/t5241.html   (750 words)

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