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09-09-2018, 04:15 PM   #57046
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Amazing. And by more than 15 seconds. When you get to this level of racing, that's an incredible achievement.
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Hi Racer

Great


Love to get there one day to experience it

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What really makes this feat such an incredible feat is that Volkswagen built this car for only one race, the Pikes Peak Hill climb. Millions of dollars and tens of thousands of research, development and man hours focused on one car, and one 12 mile pass. And since there is no place to test until the practice session opens just a couple weeks before the event, the engineering of the car had to be worked out virtually, and be as perfect as possible to minimize the tweaks needed once they arrived in Colorado.

Amazing stuff.

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What really makes this feat such an incredible feat is that Volkswagen built this car for only one race, the Pikes Peak Hill climb. Millions of dollars and tens of thousands of research, development and man hours focused on one car, and one 12 mile pass. And since there is no place to test until the practice session opens just a couple weeks before the event, the engineering of the car had to be worked out virtually, and be as perfect as possible to minimize the tweaks needed once they arrived in Colorado.

Amazing stuff.
The thing with racing tech, is it filters down into other projects. Of course, if they're able to hold onto that record for a few years, that's good publicity for "The People's Car".
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Here is something you will like Mark. A guy named Steve Strope in California likes to build cars. Here he takes a plain 1967 six cylinder Ford Fairlane and turns it up a notch.

427 SOHC engine.

Plenty of custom touches.

This thing is bad. Kind of a "what if" Ford built a one off stock car back in the day.

Pure Vision | Black Ops Fairlane

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Here is something you will like Mark. A guy named Steve Strope in California likes to build cars. Here he takes a plain 1967 six cylinder Ford Fairlane and turns it up a notch.

427 SOHC engine.

Plenty of custom touches.

This thing is bad. Kind of a "what if" Ford built a one off stock car back in the day.

Pure Vision | Black Ops Fairlane
Lovely shot. I like cars where it's not obvious that they have been changed from factory original.

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Just did over 80 pages of speed reading to catch up. You all are relentless posters!
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Grilled up a pork belly few days ago, made for some tasty tacos.
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Grilled up a pork belly few days ago, made for some tasty tacos.
Hi Ex -Finn

See BACON does help in all manner of ways

Speed reading being just one

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Just did over 80 pages of speed reading to catch up. You all are relentless posters!
Are you any the wiser?

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Just did over 80 pages of speed reading to catch up. You all are relentless posters!
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Are you any the wiser?
...and did you spend 25 minutes watching Racer's hill climb video?

What I want to lnow is, at those speeds and that bendy road and that elevation, do the drivers have ejector seats and parachutes??
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...and did you spend 25 minutes watching Racer's hill climb video?

What I want to lnow is, at those speeds and that bendy road and that elevation, do the drivers have ejector seats and parachutes??
Yeah, I did! But then, I like car racing. Much more than Sony Northrop videos.
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What I want to lnow is, at those speeds and that bendy road and that elevation, do the drivers have ejector seats and parachutes??
No.

Roll cage, fire retardant Nomex suit, helmet, etc.

And when they go off, sometimes it is minor and they might even get back on.

But often it results in a very long tumble. At 14,000 feet it is a long way down.
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Lovely shot. I like cars where it's not obvious that they have been changed from factory original.
That guy also built an early Mustang and a 1957 Ford 2 door wagon.
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Just checking in from London to say all is well. I know you guys are worried sick when you don't hear from me every day. Right?

Right?

Hello?

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Just checking in from London to say all is well. I know you guys are worried sick when you don't hear from me every day. Right?

Right?

Hello?

London?

Is that you riding shotgun?

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That guy also built an early Mustang and a 1957 Ford 2 door wagon.
Can you post a link to the '57?
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