Robby Gordon 2013

Discussion in 'Racing' started by larryboy, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Dano 407

    Dano 407 One Man Wolfpack

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    We ran our "rally car" on New Years Day, as we always do. And with fresh paint, as we always do (even though you need a tetanus shot to get within ten feet of it). This year I decided to show some love back to RG for all the years of entertainment.

    Yes, I painted that logo by hand on both sides:

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    Also note the only other logo on the car is to you FF's.




    BTW, we got sixth out of 25.....
  2. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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    Ready to take RG's place in the Dakar next year, I see? :lol3 That's genius.
  3. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Right, I bet that "Cooler" on the top is pressurized and forces air into the intake, did the ASO approve that??? :rofl

    Nice Going!

    Go Robby!!!!
  4. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    :lol3
  5. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    Cool video from last year.

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  6. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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  7. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    I have to finish my story before the next race.

  8. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    :lurk
  9. Tork

    Tork Pinsetter

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  10. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    RG's 18 wheel beer cooler is on site... :lol3
  11. EKIN

    EKIN Just Do It

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    It better not be a belt....10 minute stop?
  12. B1KSOLO

    B1KSOLO Been here awhile

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    please explain, I don't think I'm up to speed
  13. B1KSOLO

    B1KSOLO Been here awhile

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    Fricken Crap
  14. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    It's all about how you FINISH!!
    He will pass SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! many that thier heads will be spining !!!!!
  15. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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    Gearbox problem, something wrong with reverse. TV images showed him stuck on a dune - RG wanted to be conservative, but it didn't really work.

    Let's see how he handles this tomorrow.
  16. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Spectators helped push him out. Since no outside assistance is allowed, he could be DQ'd for that.
  17. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Dang, Bad called it!
  18. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    You mean like when he got towed out of that ditch by the tiny Fiat in Argentina? :D
  19. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    The (likely) defense: RG; "Yeah... but... but... they scrutineered the bumpers at tech... I mean, man... what are they for, if not for pushin' on...?!" :huh
  20. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    I don't know what happened, but from what I can gather was that they had to check up just right at the top of a dune and got stuck, got excited and blew up reverse (easy to do and ALWAYS the DRIVER'S fault). Locals pushed him back which as noted by Hogwild is ammo for a ruling against him. Being a full half hour behind after a 15 km stage is NOT good. It sets Rubby up for going bonkers and trying too hard, compounding his problems. The question is should Mini go ahead and protest the outside assistance now or wait to see if he starts to make up ground? I've got a feeling that they wouldn't DQ him, but assess a time penalty instead.

    We'll have to see how long Carlos lasts. Rubby used to make a big deal out of winning the early short spectator friendly specials.