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  • The Friday Performance and Photography Thread – A "VROOM! VROOM!" edition
  • Yes, it’s Friday, and time for another P&P thread. Today, there’s a nice simple theme – Sporting photography of motorised sport!

    Thusly

    McGrath

    F1 Offshore nutters

    thegreatape
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    Estoril, 1985.

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    bombjack
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    One of the best looking rally cars ever, total lunacy from the Italians.

    Pigface
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    Certifiable lunatics ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    Pigface
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    King Geraint ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Pigface.
    A mate of mine used to be quite good on his MX outfit.
    British championships and all that.
    He took me out for a lap on the chair once. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
    It was **** terrifying.
    We were doing about 3/4 of the speed I was going on my solo but it felt about twice as fast.
    The really scarey part is when you’re going in a straight line and you look how much the pilot is having to steer sideways to try and keep it in a straight line.
    One lap and I was on my knees. Those chairmonkey are strong as ****.

    Can’t really have this thread go any further without a Group B S1

    Pigface
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    Ha ha same thing for me, I was persuaded to be the monkey for about 5 minutes, never again. I was in good nick back then and it killed me ๐Ÿ˜† The bloke I was with was a clubman wobbler so I can only imagine the horror of having someone who was enthusiastic in charge of the twistgrip ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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    Certifiable lunatics

    I know ,what was he thinking riding a Maico ๐Ÿ™‚

    Graham ‘Rolls’Noyce

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    Barry Johnstone at the Jim Clark Rally 2007 hitting the Leitholm “yump” at 130mph+

    [video]http://youtu.be/3FCYMx6XzUA[/video]

    Ari Vatanen in his MCD Escort back in 82′

    [video]http://youtu.be/Pbl8LgLXwRo[/video]

    Simon Mckinley in his mk2 Escort @ Galway hill climb

    [video]http://youtu.be/wPjCQzxFo3E[/video]

    Trevor Reeves and his supercar killer Mk1 Golf at Spa on a VW group jolly, had the pleasure of a lap in this beast- sooo fast i ached for hours afterwards and realised my Mk2 Golf was actually shit slow ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

    [video]http://youtu.be/Oj6YBdXQZMs[/video]

    Lancia Delta S4 at Oberhallau hillclimb Switzerland, 800bhp in tarmac mode.

    [video]http://youtu.be/ARvesNfkXAs[/video]

    pondo
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    I like the engines!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    James Stewart, MXdN 2008. The lad can ride – so wish I’d got to see him on a 125…


    James Noble surfs the dirt. A guy whose talent and drive deserved more support than it received.


    Dirtrack – nuts


    Freestyle – nuts


    Anyyone need a lift? Ducati Biposto – nuts


    Soon…


    Colin Edwards broke his collarbone nine days before this podium finish. Man. Of. Steel.


    A dog in a van. Arguably less impressive.

    Pyro
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    From a Northern Off-Road Club event a few years ago:

    The Simbugghini:

    The “Looks like a Focus but definitely isn’t…”

    And there has to be a Wildcat in this thread somewhere:

    pondo
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    Respec for the sidecar pic and anyone who’s had a go – you would not ever, ever find me approaching one of them with a view to getting onboard. My old boss and his mate, who were decent amateur solo racers, once borrowed an outfit with a view to having a go on it at Weston, but they had one practice session (at a hardpack track) and realised just how insane it was to even think about hitting the beach. They couldn’t even get the beast started, they had to tow-start the evil thing behind the van! lol

    I once marshalled at Frome when sidecars were part of the programme – might have been their British champs? They were bloody quick anyhow. But I remember one of the fast guys coming out of a hairpin and giving it full loud for thirty yards before he realised his passenger had fallen off (the pilot had “rubbed” him against the posts on the inside) and was being dragged along the outfit by a trapped foot. No sir, not me, no way.

    Yes the drivers are still all in all 5 of those cars!

    fasthaggis
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    once borrowed an outfit with a view to having a go on it at Weston

    I raced Weston a couple of times,and my first thought if I stalled in a dip was “Please don’t let there be an outfit behind me”.
    Nutters ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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    I raced Weston beach race back in 1989 and it was brutal in every possible way, i was a young n’ foolish 17yr old at the time, well used to racing motocross as i had done it since i was 8 but this was my first big beach race wi the big boys and on a KX250 rather than the KX125 i was used to – Hitting water at top speed on the beach straight led to a few “oh-my-****-gawd” massive tankslappers but as long as you kept the throttle wide open and your weight right off the back end the bike would drive out of them, and if you failed to clear the dunes it was demoralising as hundreds of other riders would just ride over you. I was absolutely shattered at the end of the race (think it was 3hrs?) and i fell off the bike and lay on a tarpaulin for at least 30mins, i had to get help to undress myself as my arms wouldn’t work – big respect to those that were actually competitive at the time – Rob Herring etc as they were just so fast.

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    I’ll wheel out this one again.

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    Yes the drivers are still all in all 5 of those cars!

    Been there, done that. Ouch!

    Gilles’ out for a Sunday drive

    [img]http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/201/1/2/Superstox_Team_Work_by_gridart.jpg[/img]

    Abnd these two just because its me, a few yrs old now and have a new car (built completely from scratch) which for some reason wont let me post photos and I guess I really should put it on the ‘things you’ve made’ thread

    Sunday

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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXR8Df_Bml0[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFlSG9_Ue4A[/video

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    Well it’s got a motor and was quicker than the competition…

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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMHi8JUBMG8[/video]
    Rosberg Snr.
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY-qnzIrOck[/video]
    Rosberg Snr again

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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlVVH8ecm5c[/video] I saw “Slammin’ Sammy Miller” give a demonstration run at Santa Pod back in the ’80s and it had to be seen to be believed. The whole car was no bigger than a Mondeo with a rocket thruster from a Lunar Landing Module (I shit you not). It was capable of over 300 mph in about 4 seconds and the noise it made (which was horrendous) was purely from the disturbed air.

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    I have always thought this looked like a good laugh, anyone had a go at it?

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    Have to have a shot of Marco in a thread like this.

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    Best tin-top racing in the world just now?

    This was more AWSUMZ!

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    ^ Is that going through the Seat/Scotsman’s corner at knockhill?, i saw the BTCC up there a few times – was awesome to see the volvo’s bounce over that section of the track

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    V8 bumper cars?????? Oi mate oi cant get past, Just biff them out of the way she’ll be roight

    Pigface
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    One of the most amazing racing machines ever built, destroyed the record.

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    This was more AWSUMZ!

    “was” being the word, NGT can kiss my plums ๐Ÿ™
    On the other hand, yay for the Super Touring Trophy: http://www.btcc.net/2014/01/09/super-touring-cars-return-to-btcc-bill/

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    V8 bumper cars?????? Oi mate oi cant get past, Just biff them out of the way she’ll be roight

    But he does get past, meanwhile in Germany….. “I am 2.32 secondz behind, shall not risk ze aero package by getting closer”

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    Meh, Pikes Peak on tarmac aint the same. Ari FTW!

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    “If in doubt, flat out”

    Pikes Peak on tarmac aint the same.

    Hear, hear!

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    Yes it was amazing on dirt but Loebs run is incredible. Things change that’s life.

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