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Discussion in 'Australia' started by b27, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Aircon

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    Because they don't know why it happened, according to the video.
     
  2. IanB

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    No, it's a March 87C. My car was driven by Ed Pimm in the 87 Indy 500, with no incidents. Different livery, later repainted to Sneva 86 livery.

    87 was first year of radial tyres, cars had new suspension setup and Goodyear took a while to get the tyres right.

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  3. Aircon

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  6. Steve355F1

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    Is anyone here doing this Challenge Bathurst thing in November?
     
  7. IanB

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    It seems not, but I'd be happy to drive your car if you're entering. I'll try not to hit any walls :)
     
  8. Ferraridoc

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    A couple of us are going
     
  9. Gizzi

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    Yes mate. 3 of us are road tripping down
     
  10. Steve355F1

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    Thanks. You're welcome to drive the VZ wagon if you think you can handle it.
    Why aren't you driving one of your cars?

    Ok cool. If our planned Tassie trip doesn't come together I might consider this.
    Presumably you're doing regularity?
     
  11. Gizzi

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    Yes that's correct.
     
  12. IanB

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    A VZ might be a bit much for me, but a LWV8 355 would be no problem :)

    Bathurst has too many walls to risk a significant car, plus there's the concern of sharing a difficult track with inexperienced drivers. I've done a couple of sprint events there so that box is ticked for the moment. An endurance race would be fun, when I'm as old as PP.

    Also November is a busy time, I have the Tasman Revival the weekend of the 11th then coming to Adelaide for your motorsport festival 9&10 Dec. Will be just enough time to service the March between those events.
     
  13. Steve355F1

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    Presumably you have no insurance when doing these things too.
    Might give it a miss.

    I forgot about the AMF. Not sure if I can make it this year but if I do I'll come and say hello.
     
  14. Gizzi

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    I don't think a skirt can be insured anyway
     
  15. Steve355F1

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    Having done one or two of these things, I'm more than happy to cop the consequences if my own feck-up means I bend my car.
    But the biggest danger seems to be the heros with more money than sense who want to dash up the inside of a corner or try to be a Max Verstappen because they've got a faster / newer car.

    I can't afford the result of that. So not worth the risk.

    I kind of thought regularity might avoid that.
     
  16. Gizzi

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    I've never done one. Now you've got me thinking. (I was just having a laugh mate!).
     
  17. Steve355F1

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    I know. :)

    I'd love to do this kind of thing more often.
    But there always seems to be a few heros who ignore the "very strict" rules about just having fun / were not racing for sheep stations / no diving into corners etc.

    But for such supposedly strict rules they never seem to be enforced.
     
  18. IanB

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    Precisely. No shortage of red-mist heroes at these amateur events.

    The smart way to go is to buy a group N or S car, have a few years of fun then sell it for what you paid. If you have a big shunt, chuck it away - still cheaper than publicly crashing a Ferrari.

    e.g. the fully prepared and log booked MK2 Escort that GD and I ran for many years cost 6K. Faster lap times than half the field at an FCA track day and clocked at 220kmh on Conrod straight.
     
  19. Ferraridoc

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    Regularity in historic events is very well controlled. I do have my doubts about this one
     
  20. Steve355F1

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    Hmmm. Interesting thanks. :)
     
  21. IanB

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    he gets booked 3 seconds faster than anyone I know...

    although Horse ran out of luck on GG this year :)
     
  22. IanB

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  23. freaky1

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    How do you feel about the introduction of the Halo Ian ?

    Will forever change open wheel racing as we know it from next year.
     

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