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Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by wabash, Jan 10, 2001.

  1. VN350X10

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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.


    uncle
     
  2. samurairabbi

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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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    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.


    uncle
     
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    "We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f-ing Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of *******s this side of the nuthouse". ~ Clark W. Griswold
     
  5. VN350X10

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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.




    uncle
     
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    They took the scenic inland detour, but left theexcess footage on the editing room floor.
     
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    I some how am not worried about you passing the physical portion....
     
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    I may or may not have read this entire thread, but my quote from Clark is ALWAYS relevant.:supergrin:
     
  9. samurairabbi

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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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    fat fingers,double post
     
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    True, but Dan & A.J wern't partying, they were at work !:wow:

    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 !:supergrin:
    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):wavey:
     
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    The S.C.C.A. limits it to just "physical" condition?
     
  13. VN350X10

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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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    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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    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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    Sorry, kid, there ain't no sanity clause.:santa:
     
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    if the potus had a son...........
     
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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!