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Offline previouslyK119Phil

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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #300 on: September 15, 2014, 11:57 PM »
oh my god....... rest in peace....  [crying]

My family (parents) are immensely opposed to my love and participation in motorsports.  No poetry around it; cars are dangerous.  But such is the passion.  If it's my time to go, I'd prefer to go out doing something that I love.  (flames optional).  The only responsible thing for me to do is take as many safety precautions, mechanically, mentally, as I can to try to bring myself home after each track event.  I mean, trust me, I'd like to come home too.

Drive safe ladies and gentlemen.  And as noted before, we are the gifted few, blessed with automotive and mechanical empathy.  It is our duty to teach our loved ones ways to be safe behind the wheel. 

Please be safe guys!

Sad news:

LITTLE RIVER-ACADEMY (September 12, 2014) A man is dead after an accident at a drag strip racetrack in Bell County, Texas.

The Bell County Sheriffs Department confirms the man lost control of his 2013 GT500 Mustang at the Little River Dragway Friday night.

The man has been identified as Allen Mouton of Killeen, a 48 year old father of 3.

Lt. Donnie Adams of the Bell County Sheriff's Office says the driver was making a single-car run down the drag strip when he hit the guard rail at the halfway point before hitting a tree.

The strip was open for racing tonight.

No other injuries were reported.


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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #301 on: September 16, 2014, 05:43 AM »
I've recently stepped out of motorbikes. My wife would never stop me from doing something I love, but I could see the stress on her face as she said "enjoy yourself, be safe" as I'd head off to the track or a leave for a "serious" ride.

I like to watch drag racing, but it's not something I'd personally do ... can't think on many things that dangerous you could pack into 10 seconds!

I feel for the family.

Just as I'm typing this a British Customs email has hit my inbox - a sign? Maybe I should get myself a nice little Triumph Thruxton Ace 900 maybe - I'm never done the cafe racer thing.
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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #302 on: September 16, 2014, 05:05 PM »
Dang that could have been me or my son after we custom built a 66 Mustang.  Sorry for the family but, I think he died doing what he loved.

Jack

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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #303 on: October 01, 2014, 11:49 PM »


And now for something to smile about.


http://www.drive.com.au/drive/-10dpls.html

Wait for the video to DL.
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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #304 on: October 10, 2014, 02:03 PM »
We like GT-R's around here right?  [eek]

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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #305 on: October 10, 2014, 03:23 PM »
Very impressive GT-R!

That was fun to watch. Thanks, Philip.
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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #306 on: October 10, 2014, 07:23 PM »
Pretty dang awesome!!!

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Re: For the car guys... 1000km of carnage and last comes first.
« Reply #307 on: October 12, 2014, 05:08 PM »


Yesterday, Sunday AEST the Australian Supercar Championship came to the historic Bathhurst Circut in central New South Wales. This annual race has always produced unexpected results and spectacular action for 1000km. Yesterday was even more 'interesting'!

Read a report and watch the highlight video at -

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-13/morris-might-retire-after-long-awaited-bathurst-triumph/5808026
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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #308 on: October 12, 2014, 07:02 PM »
finally done! festool powered!

When youre feeling depressed just treat yourself to a systainer even if its a mini systainer its ok.

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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #309 on: October 13, 2014, 09:33 PM »
finally done! festool powered!



OH. MY. GOD.  [eek]

more photos.  please oh dear god more of that!
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« Reply #310 on: October 13, 2014, 09:36 PM »
apologies to the neighbors...
(what a 2500 hp diesel sounds like)

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« Reply #311 on: October 13, 2014, 09:41 PM »
Can't wait!  Honda McLaren dream team back at it again!!  YESSSSSSS!!!

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Re: For the car guys... 1000km of carnage and last comes first.
« Reply #312 on: October 13, 2014, 09:44 PM »


Yesterday, Sunday AEST the Australian Supercar Championship came to the historic Bathhurst Circut in central New South Wales. This annual race has always produced unexpected results and spectacular action for 1000km. Yesterday was even more 'interesting'!

Read a report and watch the highlight video at -

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-13/morris-might-retire-after-long-awaited-bathurst-triumph/5808026

Great coverage!  Thanks for sharing!!  Big bad Aussie V8's always a treat! 

I really miss Australia.  Was lucky enough to visit waaaaaaay back... probably 1997 or 98?  Absolutely gorgeous place.  Largest steak I've ever had too... lol.
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« Reply #313 on: October 13, 2014, 09:51 PM »
in the spirit of Halloween...

(as long as it's not blinking we're okay!!)

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« Reply #314 on: October 13, 2014, 10:14 PM »
gravity, meet torque

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Re: For the car guys... 1000km of carnage and last comes first.
« Reply #315 on: October 14, 2014, 03:13 AM »


Yesterday, Sunday AEST the Australian Supercar Championship came to the historic Bathhurst Circut in central New South Wales. This annual race has always produced unexpected results and spectacular action for 1000km. Yesterday was even more 'interesting'!

Read a report and watch the highlight video at -

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-13/morris-might-retire-after-long-awaited-bathurst-triumph/5808026

Great coverage!  Thanks for sharing!!  Big bad Aussie V8's always a treat! 

I really miss Australia.  Was lucky enough to visit waaaaaaay back... probably 1997 or 98?  Absolutely gorgeous place.  Largest steak I've ever had too... lol.



Thanks PHIL, not just Aussie V8s anymore, that was a Merc than was taken into the wall by a GM Aus Holden. This year there was Volvo too! The cartoonist Mark Knight expressed this European influence very well -

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Re: For the car guys... 1000km of carnage and last comes first.
« Reply #316 on: October 15, 2014, 08:11 PM »


Yesterday, Sunday AEST the Australian Supercar Championship came to the historic Bathhurst Circut in central New South Wales. This annual race has always produced unexpected results and spectacular action for 1000km. Yesterday was even more 'interesting'!

Read a report and watch the highlight video at -

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-13/morris-might-retire-after-long-awaited-bathurst-triumph/5808026

Great coverage!  Thanks for sharing!!  Big bad Aussie V8's always a treat! 

I really miss Australia.  Was lucky enough to visit waaaaaaay back... probably 1997 or 98?  Absolutely gorgeous place.  Largest steak I've ever had too... lol.



Thanks PHIL, not just Aussie V8s anymore, that was a Merc than was taken into the wall by a GM Aus Holden. This year there was Volvo too! The cartoonist Mark Knight expressed this European influence very well -

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 [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]
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« Reply #317 on: October 15, 2014, 08:14 PM »
Good God(zilla)



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« Reply #318 on: October 15, 2014, 08:28 PM »
Allow me to introduce famed Japanese styling house, LIBERTY WALK. 

http://www.libertywalk-usa.com










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« Reply #319 on: October 22, 2014, 08:34 PM »
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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #320 on: January 22, 2015, 02:19 AM »


Well I suppose something had to survive.



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« Reply #321 on: January 22, 2015, 02:20 AM »
They actually survived that. Driver pulled out the passenger before the thing went up in flames.

For better or worse.

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« Reply #322 on: September 02, 2015, 07:41 PM »
AERO ALL THE THINGS!

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Re: For the car guys.. Aussie V8 Crash.
« Reply #323 on: October 09, 2015, 04:35 AM »
It's Aussie V8s at Bathhurst 1000 time.

First big crash for the weekend in first hours of practice, out goes the favourite with a broken leg. Two Marshals hurt.


Edit. Since posting, UTube have removed the video due to copyright. So try this link from the Australian Broadcasting Commision.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-09/bathurst-qualifying-halted-after-chaz-mostert-suffers-crash/6842620

This link will only work for around 48hrs.

And now we know seven Marshels involved, three injured.
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