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Burn Up That 1/4 Mile
Posted By: Bob Harris, 07-09-2013, 06:29 PM

Jet dragsters race the 1/4 mile near the mile high city of Denver. This is the first time I have used this lens, makes for a great walk around, not too large or heavy and focuses quickly.

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07-11-2013, 01:10 PM   #16
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Can't go over 300MPH?...Ah right, I didn't know that.
Obviously they're not as quick as their "conventional" counterparts, but they're VERY spectacular.....but, ya wouldn't catch me driving one!!
Cheers, Pickles.
you'll have to drop one of those jet turbines in your AMG for that added thrill.

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Pretty crazy old buddy . Great series - well done.

Jer
Lots of car guy stuff here Jer, I think you would of had some Texas size fun.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bob Harris Quote
you'll have to drop one of those jet turbines in your AMG for that added thrill.
G'Day Bob.
I've never seen a Jet Dragster like those "in the flesh". I imagine the sound & the spectacle would be unique.
Closest I've been was a few months ago we went out to look at some Nitro Funny Cars. I was in the pits & someone was running an engine up....I asked him what H.P. he had, to which he replied "about 7000"!!!....which is a bit different from my day in the late 60s when AA Fuelers were running S/C 392 Hemis with about 2000HP for around 7 sec 1/4s ....How things have changed.
I did an AMG "Drive Day" at the Phillip Island Race Circuit a few months ago....500HP was enough for me!
Cheers, Pickles.
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Wow now that is moving ...great series Bob.
thanks Dave, we once saw four jet dragsters go off at the same time way back in the day when you could get away with stuff like that.

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Some top high speed shots, nearly as fast as the cars.
thanks Trev, sort of hard to keep up with them through the viewfinder, I was happy with the results.
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G'Day Bob.
I've never seen a Jet Dragster like those "in the flesh". I imagine the sound & the spectacle would be unique.
Closest I've been was a few months ago we went out to look at some Nitro Funny Cars. I was in the pits & someone was running an engine up....I asked him what H.P. he had, to which he replied "about 7000"!!!....which is a bit different from my day in the late 60s when AA Fuelers were running S/C 392 Hemis with about 2000HP for around 7 sec 1/4s ....How things have changed.
I did an AMG "Drive Day" at the Phillip Island Race Circuit a few months ago....500HP was enough for me!
Cheers, Pickles.
they have gotten so fast they have to slow them down now. A lot of time the nitro cars don't even run the full 1/4 mile. I think 500HP in a luxury sedan is plenty to cruse the byways. Thanks Bob.
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Great shots Bob. Those guys were moving.
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Wonder how those guys fit their huevos in those seats?!
The weight of them is pretty much the only thing keeping those cars on the ground.

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Wow, brother Bob - these guys are smoking . . . . literally. I'm not a big fan of drag racing, but this must have been fun to watch.

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Great shots Bob. Those guys were moving.
thanks Mike, louder than heck too.
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The weight of them is pretty much the only thing keeping those cars on the ground.
I like these a lot better on the salt flats where there is no limit to speed.
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Wow, brother Bob - these guys are smoking . . . . literally. I'm not a big fan of drag racing, but this must have been fun to watch.

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I'll tell you buddy, if I was back there I would try like heck to convert you. That road racing stuff is pretty exciting though so I do understand what you are thinking since you are a true car guy.
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