Hey there guys. Looks like my first post is in the Auto section! Typical me.
It’s good to see there’s a bit of a community for LongTan here. I’m new to Taiwan (been in Kaohsiung for about 2 months), gonna be here for at least 2 years. I’m a car guy myself, but I’m sure that’ll eventually (forcefully) change! Too bad there’s no track down here…but we should be lucky to have one at all.
I did a bit of SCCA in the states. Trying to import my 1988 Mazda RX-7 here, but it’s not looking too good. Needs to have an OBD II port for diagnostics hookup, which no RX-7s have. So I was wondering - and I hope you guys can provide me with some knowledge - how about bringing in the car as a track-only vehicle? I don’t mind shipping the car in. The amount of race time I plan will more-than be worth it. Especially like someone mentioned earlier, the cost of racing at LongTan is a fraction of what it costs in the states.
Anyhow, I’m sure there’s a thread for it already, but since I’m here now, do you guys know anybody personally that has shipped in a track car, classic car or something similar that doesn’t have an OBD II port? I’m sure your bikes don’t have to worry about that, but being an oldschool car guy, I can already tell this is gonna be a pain in my neck!
The car passes emissions in CA no problem (Stage 3 turbo), but it seems the government doesn’t do pipe sniffers as a backup. Seems bringing in old cars to Taiwan is as futile as owning a sailboat! Do you guys know any work-arounds, loopholes, or any bone you can throw me to bend my noodle?