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Offline mwildt

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Any Motorsport Enthusiasts ??
« on: May 26, 2017, 06:38 PM »
So this week-end there are lots of entertainment. 24hr of Nurnburgring, F1 Monaco and Indy 500.

Good overview:
https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/05/memorial-day-weekend-means-f1-the-indy-500-nascar-and-the-nurburgring-24/

Some good teasers to get started

2016 - Nurnburgring
Relaxed drive -





Offline Don T

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Re: Any Motorsport Enthusiasts ??
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 07:27 PM »
I'm more into drag racing. That 300 MPH in under 4 seconds is a amazing.
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Offline mwildt

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Re: Any Motorsport Enthusiasts ??
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 07:41 PM »
Definitely cool. Takes some big nuts for sure.

Offline mwildt

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Re: Any Motorsport Enthusiasts ??
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 07:51 PM »
Here's another intro to fun. From a woodworking point of view the barn is awesome.


Offline Z48LT1

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Re: Any Motorsport Enthusiasts ??
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2017, 08:23 PM »
Street rod enthusiast here.  Just bought an '86 Chevy El Camino (analogous to an Aussie ute, more or less) yesterday.  I had been (not) working on a '48 Chevy that I finally admitted I would never finish but wanted to use the driveline I had collected - an LT1 engine and automatic transmission out of a '95 GM full size sedan with only 33K miles on them.  The El Camino became available without engine and transmission for reasons too complicated to go into here and appears to be in great shape.

The '48 Chevy is just a shell of a car and would have taken forever to get to the stage of completion of the El Camino so I'm stoked I may finish it in this lifetime.



Here's a shot of it in the seller's garage before he pulled the engine.  Potato image quality courtesy my brother's phone.
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Offline Holmz

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Re: Any Motorsport Enthusiasts ??
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 09:37 PM »
I generally would rather be doing than watching, so I was lucky enough to get to do 8 laps at the ring a few years ago. A foggy, sunny, wet, damp, dry mixture.

Used a Suzuki Swift from rent4Ring and it was pretty ideal for the day.
Stayed at the Queen of the Ring's family hotel/B&B.

Offline jtwood

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Re: Any Motorsport Enthusiasts ??
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2017, 10:34 PM »
I'm looking forward to Monaco, Indy and the NASCAR 600 mile race on Sunday.
A great day for motor racing.

Steve

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Any Motorsport Enthusiasts ??
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2017, 01:15 AM »
I'll defiantly watch Indy. Hope to get to see part of the 600.

If you ever get a chance go take the tour of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Truly an amazing place.

Tom

Offline Don T

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Re: Any Motorsport Enthusiasts ??
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2017, 04:49 AM »
Here's another intro to fun. From a woodworking point of view the barn is awesome.


That looks like fun. Would probably scare the crap out of me going that fast on a dirt road lined with trees.
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Offline mwildt

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Re: Any Motorsport Enthusiasts ??
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2017, 10:17 AM »
@Holmz Cool, definitely on the bucket list. Agree, driving is better than watching. Been fortunate to drive several of our local tracks in the NE, ranging from Mosport, Mont Tremblant, Limerock, WatkinsGlen, NIH etc.

@tjbnwi yep, seen F1 @ Indy twice. Very nice.


Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Any Motorsport Enthusiasts ??
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2017, 09:33 PM »
@mwildt, you have to take the tour of the track. So many things have been created there it is mind boggling.

Tom

Offline Cheese

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Re: Any Motorsport Enthusiasts ??
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2017, 11:40 PM »
Big enthusiast as noted by my avatar...motorcycles, Indy, F1, fuel dragsters, World of outlaws...it's all great stuff. Unlimited hydros are also fun to watch. Traveled to Speedway Indiana for 10 consecutive years just to hear Jim Nabors sing.  What a rush...sat in the second row in corner 2, after a few hours, our faces were muddied with dirt and tire rubber...basically the motor heads equivalent to the red badge of courage.

Offline Holmz

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Re: Any Motorsport Enthusiasts ??
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2017, 01:43 AM »
@Holmz Cool, definitely on the bucket list.
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There are few turns there, soI would not try to be too serious about making lap records, but some time on a play station (or whatever they are called)... Would help to not come out of a turn on a totally hosed-up/wrong line.
Naturally, being a guy, I do not read instruction manuals and I noted what "should be done" irrespective of what I did  [wink]

Rent4ring http://www.rent4ring.de/en/rentals-for-the-nordschleife.html is good.
I liked the Swift, and it was plenty of car for my Holmz-skillz.  [cool]
But other places have more expensive and faster equipment.

I can also recommend this: http://www.am-tiergarten.de/en/rooms-nuerburgring