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Old 12-29-2012, 19:16   #16601
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Remember that movie cameras have gyroscopic stabililzers in the carriage, so they are steady at speed.
In another McQueen flick, "LeMans", a Ford GT 40 was used as a camera platform, and the cars WERE very close to actual racing speeds, some of the footage was shot DURING the actual LeMans race.
But in answer to the posed question, I really don't know. Possible research subject for a technical inquisitiion of sorts.


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Old 12-29-2012, 19:54   #16602
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Remember that movie cameras have gyroscopic stabililzers in the carriage, so they are steady at speed.
In another McQueen flick, "LeMans", a Ford GT 40 was used as a camera platform, and the cars WERE very close to actual racing speeds, some of the footage was shot DURING the actual LeMans race.
But in answer to the posed question, I really don't know. Possible research subject for a technical inquisitiion of sorts.


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... And even if the technical inquisition cannot provide an answer, the associated partying supporting the inquisition should be epic!
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Old 12-29-2012, 21:14   #16603
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I'm willing, in the name of science, to party in a Ford GT @ 200 MPH.
All in the name of science.
I'll even renew my S.C.C.A. National Competition license for the effort.
I think I can still pass the physical.


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Old 12-29-2012, 21:28   #16604
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Old 12-29-2012, 21:31   #16605
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You must have missed all of the previous posts.......




You're IN that nuthouse !


You must read from the very 1st post to get the true meaning of this thread.




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Old 12-29-2012, 21:34   #16606
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How did the chase end up in Marin county without crossing the Golden Gate Bridge?
They took the scenic inland detour, but left theexcess footage on the editing room floor.
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Old 12-29-2012, 22:00   #16607
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I'm willing, in the name of science, to party in a Ford GT @ 200 MPH.
All in the name of science.
I'll even renew my S.C.C.A. National Competition license for the effort.
I think I can still pass the physical.


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I some how am not worried about you passing the physical portion....
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Old 12-29-2012, 22:10   #16608
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You're IN that nuthouse !


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I may or may not have read this entire thread, but my quote from Clark is ALWAYS relevant.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:37   #16609
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I'm willing, in the name of science, to party in a Ford GT @ 200 MPH.
All in the name of science.
I'll even renew my S.C.C.A. National Competition license for the effort.
I think I can still pass the physical.


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Aw c'mon, Unkle! You're gonna demean the honor of 8:40PM by wimping out at a measly 200! You would profane the memory of the seven liter Ford GT at Lemans when AJ Foyt and Dan Gurney took it to 220 on the original UN-chicaned Mulsanne straight! I beg you, preserve the sanctity of our memory of unmatched greatness!
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Old 12-30-2012, 15:23   #16610
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fat fingers,double post

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Old 12-30-2012, 15:25   #16611
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True, but Dan & A.J wern't partying, they were at work !

FWIW.....the GT 40 MK IV that Dan & A.J drove sits in the Ford collection, not on public display. Other than draining the gas & oil & a wash job, the car is as it finished & WON at LeMans !
Change tires, add fluids, fresh battery & it's ready to race ! George Stauffer from Blue Mound WI has probably the largest collection of Ford GT race cars in existance & has tried to buy this car on numerous occasions.
George doesn't just collect them, he's a frequent competitor at the historic races at Road America in Elkhart Lake WI. from personal experience, after the races he puts on one hell of a party at the track for racers & workers. Been there, Done that !
Besides racing, uncle worked tech & safety for S.C.C.A. for a number of years.

(note to countrygun....my Dr. says I can pass the S.C.C.A. physical)
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Old 12-30-2012, 15:53   #16612
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The S.C.C.A. limits it to just "physical" condition?
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Old 12-30-2012, 15:55   #16613
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Correct. They really don't care about mental state, they just don't want you to coronary on the track.

Bad PR, don't you know.
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Old 12-31-2012, 00:18   #16614
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Unkle, your distinction between PARTY driving and WORK driving is valid.

We do request that when you are party driving, you wear a party hat. We are concerned that the marginally coherent 10-Ring celebrants (pardon my redundancy) may think that doing a mere 200mph is the limit of your competitive capability; a prominent party hat on your head while driving in party mode would eliminate such possible confusion.
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Old 12-31-2012, 00:39   #16615
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Correct. They really don't care about mental state, they just don't want you to coronary on the track.

Bad PR, don't you know.
Ah so, yes, I have noticed that to be a pattern in many fields of endeavor. I find it most curious that, IME, some of the fields a certain amount of instability would seem to naturally require a deviation from the norm, yet these are the fields that take pains to convince others of the opposite.

Other fields such as hurling a vehicle at high rates of speed, one would assume a certain level of sanity to be a requisite,(not to be confused with reckless abandon) yet it seems to be of no concern.

One would think that their contracts would contain a sanity clause, but apparently not.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:20   #16616
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One would think that their contracts would contain a sanity clause, but apparently not.
Sorry, kid, there ain't no sanity clause.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:21   #16617
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:56   #16618
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Old 12-31-2012, 21:32   #16619
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Rabbi, I in fact DO have a suitable party hat.....A Bell Super Magnum, with a current Snell rating. It goes well with the party suit, made of triple layer flame resistant Nomex.


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Old 12-31-2012, 21:52   #16620
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Rabbi, I in fact DO have a suitable party hat.....A Bell Super Magnum, with a current Snell rating. It goes well with the party suit, made of triple layer flame resistant Nomex.


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Throw some temporary pink and purple decals on it for the duration of your party driving. We need to convince the.minimally coherent 10-Ringers (pardon my redundancy) that you are indeed in party mode when you are creeping along at a measely 200 mph!
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Old 12-31-2012, 21:59   #16621
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It needs a propeller on top
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Old 12-31-2012, 22:08   #16622
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Well, the name on it is in blue/red "bubble" type lettering & reads "FAT ALBERT" so it's about as close to purple as it's going to get.
As far as a propeller, that won't work, as it occasionally gets used for an open car, and since FIA ruled against Jim Hall & the Chapperall with regards to "movable areodynamic devices" it would, in fact, cover the addition of a propeller. Sorry.


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Old 12-31-2012, 22:09   #16623
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Old 12-31-2012, 22:11   #16624
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Just in case, I'm sitting here with a rather LARGE BloodyMary, made with Beefeater Gin !

as soon as I'm done typing this, I'm headed to the kitchen for a refill, as this one is now defective.


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