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So... You think your Tesla's fast off the line eh...?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by hifilover1979, Jun 26, 2022.

  1. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    Five deaths this year....think I prefer yawning.
  2. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    That's kinda the point... Which other sporting event is that dangerous and requires that much commitment? Have you seen the bike cam footage of them going through town centre etc at like 150MPH with houses on each side!? I'm surprised the bikes can move under the weight of balls that size!
  3. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Which sports do you participate in?
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  4. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Death crochet mainly. Any more stupid questions?
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  5. myles

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  6. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    Squid game..?
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  7. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    You really are a disagreeable person.
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  8. myles

    myles Intentionally left blank

    Hungry Hippos?
  9. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    I've been to Shelsley Walsh many, many times over the years, it's a very special hillclimb venue - short, steep, technical, even more than most UK hillclimbs it requires ungodly commitment from the start for a 1000yd course. I was there last year with @stevied - and witnessed the long-standing course record fall four times - in four successive runs. Utterly, utterly amazing; not likely to happen again.

    However - it's the little things about the UK Hillclimb culture. One of the first times I attended, 12-15 years ago - a young girl who'd been helping on timing was leaving to go to Uni. So the site team as a send-off, equipped/set her up/sent her on a couple of timed runs in front of everyone one BHC weekend - in a 1958 Morris Minor lent by another. It was a hoot - and a good time for such a car!

    Simple joys, eh.

    (For everyone else here - UK hillclimb is a wonderfully- direct / close-up-enjoyable, pure and broad-church of 'motorsport'. Go watch some & support!)
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  10. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    When Group B rallying all but died after 1986, I spent 1987 to 1990 following as much of the BHC as I could. Shelsley was my favourite for atmosphere. Max Harvey, Martin Griffiths and Roy Lane were the big names then. Incredible cars, friendly people… and no overtaking needed! ;)
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  11. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    When i grew up in Canterbury, Lydden was just a few miles away. Loved wandering anywhere you fancied (except the track). The smell of Castrol R and the outrageously noisy, smelly, smoky two strokes. 125/250/350cc. The former used to hurt my ears. Favourite though was the sidecars. In those days they had all sorts of engines so a race was a riot of competing sounds and they looked, as they do today, prehistoric monsters of no logic but spell binding in some way.

    BTW: How in gods name did they end up all having 600cc engines currently?
  12. Dowser

    Dowser Learning to bodge again..

    I did a fair amount of track stuff in the early 2000s, something called "street car cup" here in Swissieland - not really racing, but time trials around a race track or airport (tracks banned here in Switzerland) for street legal (supposedly, LOL!) cars. We got real popular, into the press here and then started getting invited to hillclimbs (only motorsport still legal in CH). It was at hillclimbs I realised my limitation - I did not have that ungodly commitment from the start...on a track I could slowly build up speed over 20-30 laps and then be at the front, scoring fastest time of day. On a hillclimb you get 3, maybe 4 runs if you're lucky - I was never quick enough, too cautious...not enough balls :) A good friend was outstandingly intuitive - we were guests at Reitnau one year, climb in middle of day had chicanes added to keep us safe in our own class, but shared with proper hillclimb machinery with 550hp plus. Last run of day he and I were 4th and 5th behind the proper race only cars who were a few seconds ahead (we were running around 330hp Imprezas back then). It started raining before our runs - I was 2 seconds slower....he was 2 seconds faster (Reitnau is just over a minute I think), and took fastest run of day in class :D OK, we were running street legal semi-slicks, proper racers on slicks only, but in that last run he really showed that ungodly commitment from the start necessary to win hillclimbs! It was all shown on TV and superstars were made that day...not me, I slipped off unnoticed into the distance :D
  13. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    I would like a go in the McMurty.

    And I would like to see a race series with Fan cars. Banked over-vertical corners… Like Wipeout2097
  14. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Coming from the twat who wanted to put steel wire across roads to kill noisy motorbike riders that's rich
  15. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    My Motorsport mechanic pal has a few clients that are hillclimb specialists...

    Their cars are absolutely rapid. One has a custom AWD EP3 Civic Type R and it absolutely flies with its frankenstein K20/K24 engine...

    It's a completely different mentality
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2022
  16. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    Thanks Sonoroty!
    That launch just makes me giggle every time I see and hear it. The sheer anticipation. It's like something being fired off a carrier on a catapult :)
  17. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley "It appears my intelligence circuits have melted"

    What was this thread about?

    This came up on my YouTube feed the other day. They must be bl**dy crazy.

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