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(YouTube) Video So you think you've got the driving skill to be a racing driver?   (youtube.com) divider line 45
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2014-05-15 01:17:22 AM
That is some serious driving.  He's constantly fighting to keep the back wheels in shape!
 
2014-05-15 01:39:09 AM
I think I did once upon a time, but as usual I screwed the pooch on my one shot to prove it

/but that is some serious driving right there
//fast and wet are always a dicey combination
 
2014-05-15 06:42:30 AM
Genuinely insane
 
2014-05-15 07:17:41 AM
Why do my arms feel so heavy right now?
 
2014-05-15 07:51:58 AM
I am a racecar driver, biatches.
 
2014-05-15 08:38:07 AM
I never did manage to win the checkered flag, but I also never ended up coming in last....
 
2014-05-15 08:53:44 AM

Bob The Nob: Why do my arms feel so heavy right now?


I've got a mysterious cramp in my left calf muscle...
 
2014-05-15 09:01:49 AM
I've just lost some respect for the GT40.
 
2014-05-15 09:01:56 AM
Seems to be as easy to drive as a Porsche GT.
 
2014-05-15 09:09:34 AM
Yes. Yes I do.

/probably
 
2014-05-15 09:10:13 AM

Perlin Noise: I never did manage to win the checkered flag, but I also never ended up coming in last....


Jerry?
 
2014-05-15 09:10:36 AM

hinten: Seems to be as easy to drive as a Porsche GT.


theogeek.com
 
2014-05-15 09:21:53 AM
Later, on the drive home...
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None of the other GT40s on that track seemed to be having that level of difficulty.
 
2014-05-15 09:25:14 AM

LoneVVolf: Later, on the drive home...
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None of the other GT40s on that track seemed to be having that level of difficulty.


That guy was passing the other GT40s on the track, including the one that went off the track.
 
2014-05-15 09:30:18 AM
I am fully aware that I do not, nor do I have the gastrointestinal fortitude.

This is why I stand next to the track and take pictures.
 
2014-05-15 10:04:47 AM
That video really only needed to be about 20 seconds long. It was cool and all, but it also got boring really quick. Add an external camera or two.

And yeah, I've got what it takes. That's about the speed people drive down my farking street, and I'm able to get safely in and out of the driveway. Seriously, I'll signal early to turn onto my house and still have people honk, flip me off and whip into the other lane to pass me(For some reason, a two lane residential street has a doted yellow line). One jackass hit a parked car hard enough to push it up over the curb, across the green strip, the side walk, the edge of the yard, and into the farking driveway.

On a street with a speed limit of 30 mph.
 
2014-05-15 10:17:07 AM
That was way more interesting than I'd expected.

LoneVVolf: Later, on the drive home...
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None of the other GT40s on that track seemed to be having that level of difficulty.


That gif is freaken perfect! Just what I was thinking. It's like when we were kids, pretend to be driving dad's car when it was parked.

He seemed to be holding an awfully straight line compared to the amount of action he's delivering to the steering wheel. Power steering, I presume? It's got me completely baffled. Then again, I'm not a racing driver.

// needed more drifting
 
2014-05-15 10:19:39 AM

Mikey1969: That video really only needed to be about 20 seconds long. It was cool and all, but it also got boring really quick.


This^^ also. I stopped watching after about 50s.
 
2014-05-15 10:19:49 AM

InterruptingQuirk: I've just lost some respect for the GT40.


Really?  This vid just reinforces how I feel about 'merican muscle cars.   Lots of fun to go fast in a straight line,  just don't try to turn at speed.
 
2014-05-15 10:28:34 AM

Big Ramifications: Mikey1969: That video really only needed to be about 20 seconds long. It was cool and all, but it also got boring really quick.

This^^ also. I stopped watching after about 50s.


Random boobies would have helped.
 
2014-05-15 10:53:53 AM
Is he driving with slicks on a track made of oil?

While his windscreen wiper was going all the time, no other cars were throwing up mist and neither can you see any rain hitting the windscreen where the wiper isn't wiping.

So what was the problem? You can't even drive it in a straight line; basically the only thing American cars are built for?
 
2014-05-15 11:55:52 AM
That is not a happy, well-seated car.
 
2014-05-15 12:00:57 PM
The reason most Americans think they have the skillz to be a racing driver is because the only racing they see involves driving straight and turning left. This video shows someone turning to the right on occasion, which is confusing and alarming to the average NASCAR fan.
 
2014-05-15 12:01:48 PM
 
2014-05-15 12:05:53 PM

SearchN: Entertaining and all, but I still prefer this one (link)


Ok, that was more than racing, that was exotic bumper cars.
 
2014-05-15 12:09:24 PM
Yep, I do have the chops to be a race car driver, TYVM.
 
2014-05-15 12:12:40 PM
Can we get a "GoFundMe" going to get that man some new tires?
 
2014-05-15 12:30:39 PM

Mikey1969: That video really only needed to be about 20 seconds long. It was cool and all, but it also got boring really quick. Add an external camera or two.

And yeah, I've got what it takes. That's about the speed people drive down my farking street, and I'm able to get safely in and out of the driveway. Seriously, I'll signal early to turn onto my house and still have people honk, flip me off and whip into the other lane to pass me(For some reason, a two lane residential street has a doted yellow line). One jackass hit a parked car hard enough to push it up over the curb, across the green strip, the side walk, the edge of the yard, and into the farking driveway.

On a street with a speed limit of 30 mph.


We must live on the same road. I swear you get some jackass in a fast car and the ythink they can live out their fast and furious wet dreams. I'm glad we got a barrier wall between the road and the parking lot.
 
2014-05-15 12:36:10 PM
LoneVVolf:

None of the other GT40s on that track seemed to be having that level of difficulty.

it is easy to drive slowly.
 
2014-05-15 12:47:27 PM

groppet: Mikey1969: That video really only needed to be about 20 seconds long. It was cool and all, but it also got boring really quick. Add an external camera or two.

And yeah, I've got what it takes. That's about the speed people drive down my farking street, and I'm able to get safely in and out of the driveway. Seriously, I'll signal early to turn onto my house and still have people honk, flip me off and whip into the other lane to pass me(For some reason, a two lane residential street has a doted yellow line). One jackass hit a parked car hard enough to push it up over the curb, across the green strip, the side walk, the edge of the yard, and into the farking driveway.

On a street with a speed limit of 30 mph.

We must live on the same road. I swear you get some jackass in a fast car and the ythink they can live out their fast and furious wet dreams. I'm glad we got a barrier wall between the road and the parking lot.


Yeah, our house is a little farther from the street than normal, we have a flower garden that's on a 2 ft berm and 4 or 5 trees in the yard. Plus the 1st floor of the house is roughly where a normal second floor would be, so if a car MADE it to the house, they'd crash into the extra shiat we have stored in the basement.
 
2014-05-15 12:53:32 PM
So basically this guy is playing Gran Tourismo and he decided not to pit for 50 laps. I know how that feels man... been there. And...

i.ytimg.com
 
2014-05-15 01:11:24 PM
Can't tighten up that steering a bit?
 
2014-05-15 01:27:47 PM
The GT40 is not an easy car to drive fast in the rain. Massively powerful, fairly heavy for a race car, probably riding on period correct bias ply tires, no power steering, mid engine with centralized mass wants to spin Very Quickly when it loses traction (hence the the frequent, large fast input to the steering wheel to KEEP it going straight at all).
 
2014-05-15 01:41:47 PM

loki see loki do: The GT40 is not an easy car to drive fast in the rain. Massively powerful, fairly heavy for a race car, probably riding on period correct bias ply tires, no power steering, mid engine with centralized mass wants to spin Very Quickly when it loses traction (hence the the frequent, large fast input to the steering wheel to KEEP it going straight at all).


THANK YOU! That explains a lot.

// see my previous comment
 
2014-05-15 02:14:25 PM

InterruptingQuirk: SearchN: Entertaining and all, but I still prefer this one (link)

Ok, that was more than racing, that was exotic bumper cars.


How in fark's name was he a back marker on the grid? Awesome car. Mad driving skillz.

Just throwin' it out there.
 
2014-05-15 02:29:13 PM

Big Ramifications: InterruptingQuirk: SearchN: Entertaining and all, but I still prefer this one (link)

Ok, that was more than racing, that was exotic bumper cars.

How in fark's name was he a back marker on the grid? Awesome car. Mad driving skillz.

Just throwin' it out there.


Lots of possibilities. Bad luck during a qualifying session, like a tire giving out on a hot lap, missing a corner and having it mess with his mind and not fully able to recoup his driving line. Or maybe he got a penalty from a previous race. That happens all the time in F1... A driver can lose a whole bunch of grid positions for something he did in a previous race that the stewards couldn't rule on right away. You can also get a grid penalty for an engine or transmission change, stuff like that. Some series have "twin races" where the second race of the day is started in the reverse of the finishing order of the first race.

As for the original video... loki see loki do has a damn good assessment of the GT40, but I'd like to add that Goodwood is a notoriously slick course when you get typical British weather. A little mist? Wet as subby's mom on pay day.

And for those saying American cars are straight line only... Jeezus. The GT40 was built with one purpose, to beat Ferrari at Le Mans. Which it did.
 
2014-05-15 02:38:15 PM

Big Ramifications: InterruptingQuirk: SearchN: Entertaining and all, but I still prefer this one (link)

Ok, that was more than racing, that was exotic bumper cars.

How in fark's name was he a back marker on the grid? Awesome car. Mad driving skillz.

Just throwin' it out there.


That was one of the questions from the original fark thread on it. If I remember correctly (could be wrong, that thread was some time ago) he had a poor 2nd lap in his time trials. Once the race started though.. Well, you saw if you watched it.
 
2014-05-15 02:51:08 PM

crotchgrabber: Big Ramifications: InterruptingQuirk: SearchN: Entertaining and all, but I still prefer this one (link)

Ok, that was more than racing, that was exotic bumper cars.

How in fark's name was he a back marker on the grid? Awesome car. Mad driving skillz.

Just throwin' it out there.

Lots of possibilities. Bad luck during a qualifying session, like a tire giving out on a hot lap, missing a corner and having it mess with his mind and not fully able to recoup his driving line. Or maybe he got a penalty from a previous race. That happens all the time in F1... A driver can lose a whole bunch of grid positions for something he did in a previous race that the stewards couldn't rule on right away. You can also get a grid penalty for an engine or transmission change, stuff like that. Some series have "twin races" where the second race of the day is started in the reverse of the finishing order of the first race.


Cheers for all that. I regretted my question soon after I hit "Add Comment" coz I immediately started thinking of all those obvious possibilities.

I'm not much of a motor racing fan [but my dad is, so I find myself catching a lot more of the sport than I otherwise would], and I even *vaguely* remembered some races having a reverse grid. But then I thought I must have been imagining such a crazy thing, so thanks for clearing that up, too!

And thanks, SearchN, that vid has made my day. Definitely gonna show it to dad.
 
2014-05-15 02:56:28 PM

Big Ramifications: l

// see my previous comment


I did ; )
 
2014-05-15 03:05:53 PM
Big Ramifications:

No problem, glad you enjoyed it.
 
2014-05-15 06:08:30 PM
For some odd reason, the 'Tourettes Guy' popped into my head and how farking hilarious it would have been to have had him in a passenger's seat of that car throughout that video.

/RIP Tourettes Guy
//"BALLS!"
 
2014-05-15 08:57:22 PM

Saborlas: The reason most Americans think they have the skillz to be a racing driver is because the only racing they see involves driving straight and turning left. This video shows someone turning to the right on occasion, which is confusing and alarming to the average NASCAR fan.


Yeah it couldn't be that anyone who had the right connections since childhood can get into NASCAR, and use a legend's number because he wants to.  The guys who had to work to get a car together and take it to the cup series are retired or dead.  The guys who think they can work hard and put a car together drive local dirt tracks.  My dad used to be one of those guys, and he won a lot of races.  What help he had putting a car together went away when he got drafted during Vietnam.  He can still out drive most people, and I can beat him.

I've watched every variety of racing I can, and I have never seen a drivers hands bounce that much all over the place.  And that includes dirt truck racing, which you would think those guys would have to fight the steering way more than any driver.

/ I have a lot of family members who nearly went pro in either racing or baseball, back in the day
 
2014-05-16 09:21:33 AM
I'm pretty sure I could do that,  maybe not right away but i'd damn well give it my best.

Honestly i'd commit murder to get a chance to break into this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I7Rs6-jYfQ&noredirect=1
 
2014-05-16 12:58:35 PM
Looks like driving on Rt 95 South in Fairfield County in CT.  Not a big deal just a tad faster.  -1 Not Impressed
 
2014-05-16 07:46:25 PM

InterruptingQuirk: I've just lost some respect for the GT40.


You realize that he's driving on narrow bias ply tyres, right?  Probably narrower than the ones on your SUV, more like as wide as on a Corolla.

/GT40 won at LeMans vs. the very best at the time
//nuff said
 
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