The OPTIMA Invitational will bring together a diverse field of 100 competitors; the largest number of competing vehicles in the event’s seven year history. The participant field is based on the results of the successful national series of OPTIMA Invitational Qualifying events and the corresponding MAVTV network series called OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car by putting them through timed challenges in the
BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge,
Ridetech Street Challenge Autocross,
Wilwood Disc Brakes Speed Stop Challenge
and the Lingenfelter Performance and Design Challenge (probably not a timed thing) all bringing different aspects to each participant’s overall score.
Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on November 8, with competition events beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located just 15 minutes North East of downtown Las Vegas, is easily accessible for attendees of the SEMA Show just off the I-15, and is the perfect competitive venue for the year's most exciting street car event.
Stegowagenvolkssaurus, is a direct comparison between an extinct dinosaur and what Renick predicted was another dying concept, the gasoline-powered car. With 10-foot-long rotor blades, the fiberglass sculpture is a blend of stegosaurus and Volkswagen Beetle. The 12 x 20 foot creature currently stands on display in the library at Northern Kentucky University. I was reminded of
Porfirio had a most extraordinary love life: Joan Crawford, Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth, Dolores del Rio, Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jayne Mansfield, the former empress Soraya Esfandiary and Kim Novak