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Offline Jon Hilgenberg

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« Reply #240 on: April 10, 2014, 01:01 PM »
Street car vs Race car.  Race begins at 6:06.  Friendly gesture at 9:19 ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60j8GA24DSI&feature=youtu.be&t=6m6s

Love it.

I just can't get over how relaxed these guys are, just tapping his hands on the wheel like he's on the freeway.  

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I know right?  Did you see that other video that I posted with the guy flying through the Nurburgring in a hooptie?  So. Awesome.

"Your race car should drive easier than your street car."

Don't remember where that line was from, but a good reminder for us tuner boys to always stay focused on intended purpose and design.


I think I noticed it first when I watched that hooptie one.  I mean, I went to F1 boston a couple of times, and I had a death grip on the wheel my first couple of races.  Killed my wrists.  Eased up on the pressure, and it was so much more fun and felt more in control. 

Would love to take a hooptie around a race track!
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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #241 on: April 13, 2014, 07:22 PM »
Street car vs Race car.  Race begins at 6:06.  Friendly gesture at 9:19 ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60j8GA24DSI&feature=youtu.be&t=6m6s

Love it.

I just can't get over how relaxed these guys are, just tapping his hands on the wheel like he's on the freeway.  

Jon
I know right?  Did you see that other video that I posted with the guy flying through the Nurburgring in a hooptie?  So. Awesome.

"Your race car should drive easier than your street car."

Don't remember where that line was from, but a good reminder for us tuner boys to always stay focused on intended purpose and design.


I think I noticed it first when I watched that hooptie one.  I mean, I went to F1 boston a couple of times, and I had a death grip on the wheel my first couple of races.  Killed my wrists.  Eased up on the pressure, and it was so much more fun and felt more in control. 

Would love to take a hooptie around a race track!

Ya know, my NASA driving instructor has always told me to just bring a rental car to the track.  We're doing non-competitive open track driving events, so he said just kick back, relax, and work on fine tuning my line, while opening up eyes and ears to take in more sensory input at the slower pace of the rental.
 
Seems a very good idea (he does it himself plenty), but I'm not sure why I feel more at ease putting my own track car at risk as opposed to a rental.  Social mechanical responsibility??  ::) *shrug
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« Reply #242 on: April 13, 2014, 07:28 PM »
Such JDM
Very water-cooled
So snorkel
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« Reply #243 on: April 13, 2014, 09:16 PM »
while I'm doing SUVs...

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« Reply #244 on: April 13, 2014, 11:57 PM »
Scion Racing GReddy 2JZ FR-S... as piloted by Kenshiro Gushi in Formula Drift



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« Reply #245 on: April 14, 2014, 06:34 PM »
More Formula Drift @ The Streets of Long Beach

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« Reply #246 on: April 14, 2014, 06:57 PM »
VW 918 Spyder ::) ... at Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas

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For the car guys...
« Reply #247 on: April 14, 2014, 07:30 PM »
VW 918 Spyder... at Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas



Come on man!!  VW?!?  We have come a long way since then.

The PORSCHE 918 is a marvel. My wife said we should get a hybrid...  I showed her that.

Edit: corrected typo
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« Reply #248 on: April 15, 2014, 01:30 AM »
Well, not so common man since it would be pushing 1.5M€ here retail...  [scared]
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« Reply #249 on: April 15, 2014, 10:47 AM »

Well, not so common man since it would be pushing 1.5M€ here retail...  [scared]


Nothing is more common than a Ford Mustang.  [smile]

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« Reply #250 on: April 15, 2014, 10:52 AM »
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« Reply #251 on: April 15, 2014, 02:34 PM »
VW 918 Spyder... at Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas



Come on man!!  VW?!?  We have come a long way since then.

The PORSCHE 918 is a marvel. My wife said we should get a hybrid...  I showed her that.

Edit: corrected typo
teeheehee ;D

I was wondering where all the Porsche guys were here on the FOG.  Engineering masterpieces as always.  It's just fun giving you guys a hard time muahahaha

That all said, isn't there some... oh... what was it called... VW 16.4 Super Sport that holds some silly World Record or something....?  ::)
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« Reply #252 on: April 15, 2014, 02:53 PM »
It always brings a smile to my face when a car is so spectacular, so out of this world, that it dumbfounds the best of automotive journalists

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOR1Btw9ugw&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #253 on: April 15, 2014, 02:58 PM »
Just beautiful, form and function

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« Reply #254 on: April 16, 2014, 03:09 PM »
Porsche 911 vs... as always... the GT-R

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« Reply #255 on: April 16, 2014, 05:02 PM »
Porsche 911 vs... as always... the GT-R



I was reading about the launch control the other day. Got to love Porsche electronics... When they don't cause your GT3 to catch fire. ;)

Also love it when a Barbie Porsche beats Godzilla.
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« Reply #256 on: April 16, 2014, 08:09 PM »
Porsche 911 vs... as always... the GT-R



I was reading about the launch control the other day. Got to love Porsche electronics... When they don't cause your GT3 to catch fire. ;)

Also love it when a Barbie Porsche beats Godzilla.
hahahahhaha "Barbie Porsche" -- *add to insult arsenal for track days
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« Reply #257 on: April 16, 2014, 08:13 PM »
Almost vintage, the 80s and 90s were the heydays for Honda





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« Reply #259 on: April 22, 2014, 08:17 PM »
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« Reply #260 on: April 23, 2014, 06:36 PM »
wow.

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« Reply #261 on: April 23, 2014, 06:58 PM »
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« Reply #262 on: April 23, 2014, 07:08 PM »
The AMC Pacer ::)





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« Reply #263 on: April 28, 2014, 02:14 PM »
Spent a beautiful Sunday up at Sonoma Raceway (previously Infineon, further previously Sears Point) for Ferrari Challenge

A little teaser... The 333 SP
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« Reply #265 on: May 06, 2014, 02:08 PM »
Birddoc is flying again!

Last season, an essentially stock 13 Shelby running in the high 9s, 136-140 mph.



Over the winter a complete engine rebuild, including the addition a 4.2 Kenne Bell supercharger.

First dyno run with new engine:



First run of the 2014 season at Maryland International Raceway (last Friday):



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« Reply #266 on: May 14, 2014, 12:33 PM »
Apologies for being away for a bit... here's a goodie to make up for my absence

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« Reply #267 on: May 23, 2014, 01:15 PM »
Apologies for lack of updates.  Shop's been crazy! (the good kind)

Somebody here likes Mustangs right...? ;)

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« Reply #268 on: May 23, 2014, 02:32 PM »
Pretty Awesome [wink]

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Somebody here likes Mustangs right...? ;)


Yep, and I always have the valet park my car.  [smile]
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