The Friday Performance and Photography Thread – A "VROOM! VROOM!" edition
Pigface.Posted 4 years ago
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. 😯
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 ****.
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 😆 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 😯Posted 4 years ago
Barry Johnstone at the Jim Clark Rally 2007 hitting the Leitholm “yump” at 130mph+
Ari Vatanen in his MCD Escort back in 82′
Simon Mckinley in his mk2 Escort @ Galway hill climb
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 😉 .
Lancia Delta S4 at Oberhallau hillclimb Switzerland, 800bhp in tarmac mode.
[video]http://youtu.be/ARvesNfkXAs[/video]Posted 4 years agopondoMember
I like the engines!!! 😀 😀 😀
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
Colin Edwards broke his collarbone nine days before this podium finish. Man. Of. Steel.
Posted 4 years ago
A dog in a van. Arguably less impressive.pondoMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
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.Posted 4 years agosunday wobblerMember
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
SundayPosted 4 years agostavromullerSubscriber
[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.Posted 4 years ago
CaptainFlashheart – Member
This was more AWSUMZ!
“was” being the word, NGT can kiss my plums 🙁
On the other hand, yay for the Super Touring Trophy: http://www.btcc.net/2014/01/09/super-touring-cars-return-to-btcc-bill/
Pigface – Member
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”
Posted 4 years ago
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