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Roland's LM passed by a Lotus knockoff? - say it ain't so!

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain' started by juanito308, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. juanito308

    juanito308 Karting

    Mar 7, 2003
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    Hi Roland

    Just got a tidbit form a very reliable source and good friend that a Caterham from Boulder blew away an F40 LM recently at PPIR. This particular source cites an onboard video that was made from the Caterham. He is producing a copy for me as some sort of proof. I told him in no uncertain terms that some lousy Lotus knockoff could in no way have overtaken a mighty LM! I proposed that the LM driver was merely cooling down after a hard run. Besides, when was the last time anything British-related competed with Scuderia Ferrari??

    Would love to hear another perspective.
     
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  3. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    Roland is a slow old man who's lazy behind the wheel, n'est pas? :D

    --Dan
     
  4. Roland E Linder

    Roland E Linder Formula 3

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    Let me tell you that a replica Lotus Seven is hell on wheels on a "slow" track..In the infield, nothing can stay with them, anmazing machines !!!
    Bring them on a fast track, it's an other story but $30K+, you can have some fun car to play with the big boys.
    Roland
    F40LM
     
  5. Roland E Linder

    Roland E Linder Formula 3

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    You're right Dan, that's what you get when I'm forced to do Charity laps when it's my snooz time...
    Roland
    F40LM
     
  6. JTB

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    Is this the video that was referred to?

    Video
     
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  8. Erik330

    Erik330 Formula Junior

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    Uh, I wouldn't say that either of them was driving even 9/10ths in that clip.

    Not a criticism at all, mind. Just an observation.
     
  9. juanito308

    juanito308 Karting

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    Haven’t got the video yet but based on the description my buddy gave, I believe so. Mean green machine! Please note that all previous commentary is solely based on the forum on which it is posted. My friend gave me a ride today in his “de-tuned” demonstrator model. Great ride with the carbs popping and riding about three inches from the ground. The skinny Avon tires gripped like no tomorrow. I lost count how many people asked us for Grey Poupon though….

    p.s. Hal says hi.
     
  10. johnnyferrari

    johnnyferrari Karting

    May 26, 2004
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    Roland:

    Based upon this video clip, Mr. Tim passed on the end of the front straight - the fastest part of the circuit.

    I think we have some formidable competition from Mr. Tim in his "Green Machine". If I can keep up with him in August I will post the video from my in car camera. If I can't then I will burn the evidence.

    John

    P.S. Tim, You are coming Aug 28 & 29 aren't you?
     
  11. Rennphile

    Rennphile Rookie

    Nov 24, 2003
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    Roland,

    I think you're absolutely right. On a fast track I would be a speck in your rear view mirror!

    Tim
     
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  13. Rennphile

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    John,

    I'm a "definite maybe" for Aug 28 & 29. My wife and I just had a baby girl on Aug 1 so I'm up to my elbows in you know what. But the last event in May was a lot of fun so I'm going to make every effort to be there!

    Tim
     
  14. Roland E Linder

    Roland E Linder Formula 3

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    Howdy Tim, first congrats for the new baby, a futur track fan we hope.
    We sure hope to see you end of the month, Johnny and I will understand why you might not make it..Baby vs track time .. a tuff one to pick ! LOL
    Of course, you might avoid the risk of being challenged by our red demons ???
    Just a question !!! hehehehe !!!
    Anyway, you're fun to be with on a track and we always enjoy having a fast driver with us, you're more than welcome to "chase" us..
    Take care
    Roland
    F40LM
     
  15. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
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    Tim,
    Congrats on your second. Since I'll be joining you in fatherhood in the near future so I am not too anxious to hear about your adventures. I'd rather not know what I'm in for.
     
  16. Roland E Linder

    Roland E Linder Formula 3

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    this could be a new "diaper team" !! Congrats to both of you, we need more support at the track, bring the babies like Todd does..
    Take care
    Roland
    F40LM
     
  17. davehelms

    davehelms F1 Rookie

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    The Argo ran again on Friday afternoon. Maybe that will be there as a rolling chichane.
    Dave
     
  18. Roland E Linder

    Roland E Linder Formula 3

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    Good to hear that teArgo is running,. I would love to see the car I raced in the past, being on the track with us. We could always use more "exotic "
    take care
    Roland
    F40LM
     
  19. Brigitte

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    I'm rolling on the floor, hahaha he-larious!!! Johnny don't post funny stuff this early in the day. I'm worn out now. hahaha

    Thanks
     
  20. Oneday

    Oneday Karting

    Dec 19, 2003
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    Tim, Congrats on the new addition to the family! Nice driving as well!

    Brian
     
  21. Rennphile

    Rennphile Rookie

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    Looks like I am going to be able to make it this Saturday. Everybody pray for good weather!
     
  22. Roland E Linder

    Roland E Linder Formula 3

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    Look forward to see you and the green monster...I hope for good weather since I have to drive a Indy car...
    See you Saturday\
    Roland
    F40LM
     
  23. johnnyferrari

    johnnyferrari Karting

    May 26, 2004
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    Alright Tim that’s great!

    Hey Roland, what is this... "I have to drive an Indy car". I get to drive one Saturday too and I think it should be stated that we are lucky to have some nice Indy car owners let us drive a couple of their cars this weekend.

    Thank you Bailey, Greg and Dave for this great chance. I hope I don't hit anything!

    John
     

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