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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Tasmaniak, Sep 18, 2006.

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    I was stationed at Ft Carson, Colorado Springs. That road to Pike's Peak used to be all dirt, recently got paved. Is interesting how the vegetation stops at about 10,000 Ft in elevation, from there forward is nothing but dirt. Pehaps you are wondering, why the Forrest Ranger used a Thermometer? The reason for it is to check the Brake Temps when you are coming down. If they are too hot, the Ranger will ask you to park to cool them down. A lot of cars come down with smoking brakes, some, they do catch on fire. I had a Chevy Astro AWD with a Vortec 4.3L. Placed the Van on 1st gear on my way back. The Ranger checked my brakes and could not get a reading, then he placed his hand on the rim and was surprised they were cold... we stop anyway to check out the gift shop. On the summit, there is another gift shop with some Binoculars. You can see on a clear day all the way to Kansas. That day the paramedics arrived. Someone decided to climb the mountain on foot and died before reaching the summit. The air is pretty darn thin at that altitude, you can feel it.

    If you ever get a chance, is worth the visit. We are planning another visit to Colorado this year. Pike's Peak will be closed during the winter, the Auto Hill Climb Museum will be open. I wonder what new stuff they might have.
     
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    Be the judge.

     
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    Thanks for the music, man...

     
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    For those who haven't seen the drag race of the century...
    R33 Skyline vs Mobility scooter

     
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    Cracked me up when she said that was broke and suffer from PTSD... just to get out off a moving violation.

     
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    Apologies if this has been uploaded before. It's Damo & Darren
     
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    There is some going around the USA called SWATting. Is a prank call to the Police Dept so they will send a SWAT Team to rough the person up. This one went horribly wrong. The target house was the wrong address, the guy open the door and a Police Officer shot him dead right at that moment, the rest of the family handcuffed and arrested.



    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018...ter-150-loss-cops-show-wrong-address-and-kill
     
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    Well that didn't work..........Dodgy Video
     
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    Tomorrow, BMW will attempt to reclaim the Guinness World Record for longest vehicle drift when former record holder Johan Schwartz helms an M5 around a track for eight hours of driving sideways. And instead of following new rules which would allow them to stop for gas or install a bigger tank, because that would be too obvious, BMW engineers have instead opted to take a cue from military aircraft and pursue car-to-car fueling while both cars are mid-drift.

    As shown in the video above, engineers removed the rear seats and installed a custom fuel cell in the trunk area, borrowed components from the aviation and other industries and machined some custom fittings. The system they've come up with involves having the supply car drift up within about two feet of the record-attempt car, with a guy hanging out the back window, and transferring 15 to 18 gallons of fuel in just 50 seconds. All while both cars are fully drifting.

    Schwartz set the Guinness World Record back in 2013, going 51.3 miles in an M5 at the BMW Performance Driving School in South Carolina. That was broken by Harald Müller, who went 89.55 miles around a .15-mile course in Turkey in a Toyota GT86 the next year, and then again last June by South African journalist Jesse Adams again in a GT86, who went 102.5 miles (his record is still pending certification). Adams drifted for almost six hours and more than 1,000 laps of the tiny skid pad in South Africa, and he had a large fuel tank.

    It's all a bit flashy, but fun if they can pull it off. We'll see how tomorrow's daring attempt goes.

    https://www.autoblog.com/2018/01/08/bmw-m5-8-hour-drift-car-to-car-refueling/
     
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    ^^^ They got the record

     
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