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Old 10-09-2012, 02:20 AM   #511
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Yager Performance, XY-GTHO, Race 3 "no music"
I like the car with the 2 green stripes - THE CHARGER!

That's wot I'm talk'n about!
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #512
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Faaark that was awesome. I felt like I was playing a video game.
You think perhaps he seeded himself last to scare the shit out of the poir guys in the lil cars? Imagine having that big behemoth wedging you round a corner.

I liked all the cars there - kinda like a wet drream from my teenage years.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:01 PM   #513
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The Falcon spends a lot of time chasing down the Charger. If you look, the Charger isn't that far ahead at the beginning of the race. They both send a lot of time carving thru' the field. The Charger just gets a better initial run....
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:02 PM   #514
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Watched it twice. Very cool and exciting. Reckon i would prefer circuit racing in a car than on a bike. Dunno till I try tho.

The Charger didn't have the legs on that track, but they were a very good race car in their day on NZs tight tracks. Sent allan Moffatt and his falcons back to Oz with their tail between their legs.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:53 AM   #515
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Yeah but back in the day how many could afford a Volvo like that- or a new jag either? They were expensive cars. The old commodore & falcon you could walk in & buy from a dealer.
Maybe over here, but not in Aussie. Jags were the domain of the rich but Ovlov's merely cost a premium over the local stuff. Plenty of them about, Heck we had an old 244 sedan for a while. Fantastic touring car, despite the heavy body. 2.4L IL4 with a 4spd manual, lo-o-ong legs, cavernous boot and an interior that was designed - as opposed to the local stuff which was just there with little thought to usage or servicability. Beemers were affordable too, if you hunted around for a good used one. A mate had a mid-eighties 525 2.7L IL6 that was so refined and beautiful to drive it made the local stuff seem positively crude.

It was the threat from all the smaller cheaper cars, not the expensive exotica, that meant CAMS introduced the V8s only rules. 1.3L Suzuki Swifts were quicker around most tracks, but got baulked by the slow V8s in the turns so struggled during the races (a bit like Ducati in WSBK baulking the jappers)

The thing I remember most vividly about Brock was the casually competent nature of his driving. The in-car footage and interviews whilst on the job were always a good watch. So calm, relaxed and easy.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:02 AM   #516
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The Charger didn't have the legs on that track, but they were a very good race car in their day on NZs tight tracks. Sent allan Moffatt and his falcons back to Oz with their tail between their legs.
Chargers were very cool. Pretty sure that a Hemi held the Aussie production car 1/4 mile record for a long long time. Used to cruise around with a mate who had a police-special Charger with a warmed 340ci engine, improved suspension, altered clutch/gearbox/ratios. Went a bit better than a family truckster, that's fer sure.

It's amazing how a shift away from the shopping trolley mentality makes motoring a whole heap more enjoyable. Something to do with being connected to the road rather than being isolated from it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:13 AM   #517
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A mate had a mid-eighties 525 2.7L IL6 that was so refined and beautiful to drive it made the local stuff seem positively crude.
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Weren't they 2.5L (or stroked to 2.8) or was that just the 325.

I used to own this before it was turned into a full on race car.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used...-513810980.htm

It's the second best car I've owned.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:59 AM   #518
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Weren't they 2.5L (or stroked to 2.8) or was that just the 325.
Nominally a 2.5 but depends on the vagaries of the tuning. 2.7-something litre low-compression high-torque motor that puts out the same peak hp as the 'normal' 2.5L did. He bought it for a steal because it had been sitting on the yard for a while, and afterwards discovered it had a full M-series wheel/suspension pack fitted. The dealership spent a year trying to sell him a new 318 and they just couldn't get their heads around the fact that stepping down to a Teutonic 'Laser' was not a worthwhile upgrade.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:21 PM   #519
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Can we please return Robbie Deans
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:06 PM   #520
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Only if you come & get all your possums

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:21 PM   #521
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Yes, but you'll have to keep Russell Crowe and Paul Henry.
No backsies...
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:00 PM   #522
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:58 PM   #523
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And we get to keep the Pavlova...
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:28 AM   #524
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And we get to keep the Pavlova...
Only if you promise never to put kiwi fruit on it.


Berries are the only way to go.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:54 AM   #525
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Only if you promise never to put kiwi fruit on it.


Berries are the only way to go.

Top one mass produced supermarket softy

Bottom one home made flopped one - def the only way to go.


btw berries are ghey - a few delicately placed peaches is all that is required.
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