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Old 09-10-2014, 02:33 PM   #1
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Trickiest Corner at Nurnburgring?

I cant believe how many people crash just in this short video from the 1970's. Not a lot of seat belt enthusiasts either. Good stuff starts at 3:00

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MX stuff isn't my cup of tea, but falling down the side of a mountain is
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:25 PM   #2
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I can't believe I watched all 30 minutes! It's like a car wreck, you cant' look away.

Love the ones when the car rolls over then spits out the driver for good measure.

The 70's, bell bottoms, leather jackets and poor handling cars!
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:42 PM   #3
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I can't believe I watched all 30 minutes! It's like a car wreck, you cant' look away
its like a car wreck, then another, then another! Then another!!
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:52 PM   #4
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Neat.

I had to look this up, and found this guide - pertinent from about the 1 minute mark and on:

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Old 09-13-2014, 09:57 PM   #5
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Amazing. People in unprepared street cars, who probably have never driven on any race track (let alone that circuit), fail to navigate a blind left-hand to right-hand transition following a relatively fast uphill straight. Who'd-a-thunk-it.
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:18 PM   #6
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.......they're stealing all my moves from Gran Turismo.
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:22 PM   #7
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There's a bunch of interesting stuff going on there .

What's most notable is the number of rear-engined cars that come to inglorious ends. I'm a Porsche 911 person myself, but still have to recognize that at least half of the cars were rear-engined, oversteering, and often swing-axled beasts:

NSU
Simca
Fiat 850
VW Beetle and variants
Renault Gordini
Porsche

Then there were the 50/50% BMW 2002s, a notable oversteering car (and one of my all time favorites...)

So, the adage that understeer saves shitty drivers appears to be true here.

Finally, how about the number of Capris and Opels? Well, what could you expect from the gold-chain superheroes set? Downright crazy mo fos!

Man, that was sweet! I lived in Europe in the late 60s, early 70s and sometimes in the 80s too. Lots of memories of all of those cars, including the Matra Djet.
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There's a bunch of interesting stuff going on there .

What's most notable is the number of rear-engined cars that come to inglorious ends. I'm a Porsche 911 person myself, but still have to recognize that at least half of the cars were rear-engined, oversteering, and often swing-axled beasts:

NSU
Simca
Fiat 850
VW Beetle and variants
Renault Gordini
Porsche

Then there were the 50/50% BMW 2002s, a notable oversteering car (and one of my all time favorites...)

So, the adage that understeer saves shitty drivers appears to be true here.

Finally, how about the number of Capris and Opels? Well, what could you expect from the gold-chain superheroes set? Downright crazy mo fos!

Man, that was sweet! I lived in Europe in the late 60s, early 70s and sometimes in the 80s too. Lots of memories of all of those cars, including the Matra Djet.
Damn, you must be waaaaaaaaaaaaay older than me.
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Old 09-15-2014, 01:32 PM   #9
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.......they're stealing all my moves from Gran Turismo.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:10 AM   #10
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Damn, you must be waaaaaaaaaaaaay older than me.
Undoubtedly true...But I was just a wee lad! Born 1960, same age as Bongo which really surprised me. Here I thought he was a young'un.

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Old 09-16-2014, 04:02 PM   #11
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I didn't have trouble with that corner at all during my recent (and first trip) to the ring (yes, I had the electronics fully turned off). That said, what a beautiful course. Definitely my favorite of all time. An unforgettable experience, and I can't wait to go back. What a course.
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:18 AM   #12
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Undoubtedly true...But I was just a wee lad! Born 1960, same age as Bongo which really surprised me. Here I thought he was a young'un.

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'60? Hell, that ain't that old.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:50 PM   #13
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... Lots of memories of all of those cars, including the Matra Djet.
I didn't realize there'd be another car to add to my list of "must buy once wealthy" vehicles here.

Dang!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matra_Djet

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Old 09-25-2014, 02:14 PM   #14
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I watched the whole thing and thought for sure I'd see at least one 356 Porsche. Nope.
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