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Old 19th October 2016, 07:00 AM   #1
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An idea for F1?

This would sort the whingers out!

Ye Gods - that's terrifying at every level!


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Old 19th October 2016, 05:23 PM   #2
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Re: An idea for F1?

To nervous to watch more than 60 seconds of that.
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Old 19th October 2016, 06:25 PM   #3
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Re: An idea for F1?

We used to have stock car figure 8 races years ago, but they are purpose built full on contact cars, to do it in a saloon car is damn right dangerous.

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Old 20th October 2016, 07:39 AM   #4
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Re: An idea for F1?

Yes, I didn't think it was a unique idea but I have never seen it before. As a spectator sport it doesn't have many equals! I also noticed that in 1 minute 45 secs there was only one glancing contact but I should imagine the risk of collision increases as the drivers get complacent later on in the 'race'. Carnage more like it!

John, not surprised at all that this has been done in Oz! I am generally not a fan of almost deliberately destroying a decent car - too many classics have gone to an early grave this way..
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Old 20th October 2016, 10:42 AM   #5
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Re: An idea for F1?

Like Terry, too frightening to watch. Just about every car could be T boned at any time.
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Re: An idea for F1?

Those are North Carolina round-abouts. Seriously, we have 2 intersection in this state that are made of double 'X' intersections. The road surfaces are 3-4 lanes wide each direction. One 'X' is approximately 400 meters from the other 'X'. Each X has a red light per lane (many red lights). You enter from the right and transition into the oncoming left hand lanes. The left lane peels of into a 130 degree left turn onto the Interstate entry lane The first time I went through it was at night and raining. I mean to tell you, this is the home of NASCAR and the drivers are pretty good, but this exchange will get your attention. For those who travel in the area it is at the Asheville airport.
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Re: An idea for F1?

Hahahahaha

One guy made a left turn at the crossing.... smart!
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Nah, THIS is "figure 8 racing!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knel9CNaHlM
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Old 23rd October 2016, 03:53 PM   #9
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Nah, THIS is "figure 8 racing!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knel9CNaHlM
Well that's just like Nascar. 75% wrecked on the first lap. You can clearly see the difference in East/West culture. The Asians are actually trying to AVOID each other haha...
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Old 23rd October 2016, 03:56 PM   #10
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Hahahahaha

One guy made a left turn at the crossing.... smart!
Yeah, spotted that too. Smart indeed...
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Re: An idea for F1?

Our stock cars are a little different to what you have in the States, full contact no holds barred.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6jAl6NkKBE

here are some Teams racing high lites 4 cars in each team, usualy 1 runner and 3 blockers in each, 1st car over the line wins for the team. not for the feint hearted, they hit bloody hard.

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Our stock cars are a little different to what you have in the States, full contact no holds barred.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6jAl6NkKBE

here are some Teams racing high lites 4 cars in each team, usualy 1 runner and 3 blockers in each, 1st car over the line wins for the team. not for the feint hearted, they hit bloody hard.

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Seeing as it was held in NZ, I was quite surprised to see the number of Union Flags flying around the circuit and displayed on the car roofs. What gives?

PS it looked like loads of fun!
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i dont know about fun, but there bloody expensive, an A grade car would set you back 50 grand pluss, and maintenance is also up there,

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