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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3726 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Rally Insanity
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 26, 2015 11:58AM



BWA


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04/13/2010 08:13PM

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Re: Rally Insanity
Posted by: BWA
Date: January 26, 2015 03:10PM

Absolutely insane!!!
You wonder how many fans die or are seriously injured by these out of control cars.

Cheers
Byron


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(358 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Rally Insanity
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: January 26, 2015 08:55PM

These rally guys are ABSOLUTELY NUTS!!!
Dave


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3726 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Rally Insanity
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 27, 2015 01:30PM

Holy WFO, they don't lift for any thing or anybody.


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5812 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Rally Insanity
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: January 27, 2015 05:27PM

Guess if everybody is driving that way it becomes the only way to win.
Come to think of it haven't rally drivers always driven that way?

Jim


BWA


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Re: Rally Insanity
Posted by: BWA
Date: January 27, 2015 10:07PM

The fans are as crazy as the drivers!!
My favorite is where the car goes into what looks like a bunch of vines and keeps on going taking out power poles, the lines fall down and arc on the bushes.

Cheers
Byron


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Rally Insanity
Posted by: Charles
Date: January 27, 2015 11:05PM

Carl, THANKS for posting
I really liked the one where the car slammed the wall corner, the guy standing there seemed unaware of how close his end was.
I rode as nav. a couple time. Guess what, the nav. is looking at the route book most the time, talk about trust, Or insanity, the pump is off the charts. Always wanted to wear a heart monitor.
Worked several Cherokee rallies close by, 128 miles on some of the most impossible roads. The Dragon is a cake walk.
Once had one of the leaders left the route about 900 hundred feet up, his radio dispatch was heard to sound like "Is this ******* thing going to ever stop flipping. It did , 900 feet down in many parts.
charles


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1077 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Rally Insanity
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: January 28, 2015 11:44AM

Very reminiscent of the annual Targa Newfoundland - always someone ending up in the harbour , or worse. Here's one example
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britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(330 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: Rally Insanity
Posted by: britcars
Date: January 28, 2015 12:23PM

There's usually at least one spectacular accident each year.
Here's a couple of photos from a crash in Marystown in 2009, a father/son team from New York. If the steel bulkhead had been cut off at ground level they would have ended up in 10+ feet of water in the harbour. I volunteeered with the Stage Operations Crew that year and am planning on returning in 2015.
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JWD
Jim Durham
Gig Harbor, Wa.
(103 posts)

Registered:
01/22/2013 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Ford 302 (398.9 HP, 383.2 TQ)

Re: Rally Insanity
Posted by: JWD
Date: January 28, 2015 02:15PM

Here's one that will make you pucker. Why would anyone watch a race on the outside of a curve? Nothing bad ever happens there! [mpora.com]


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