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Alan Cesar
Alan Cesar Associate Editor
3/8/12 7:12 p.m.

This video is kind of unbelievable. The British announcer is just icing on the cake. Epic pass right at the 6-minute mark.

http://youtu.be/kDAK4jBKmow

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory New Reader
3/8/12 7:16 p.m.

Holy drift! Big ones they have. Yes, big ones indeed!

poopshovel
poopshovel SuperDork
3/8/12 7:32 p.m.

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy HalfDork
3/8/12 7:36 p.m.

fast_eddie_72
fast_eddie_72 SuperDork
3/8/12 7:41 p.m.

That is the coolest thing I've seen in a long while!

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk Dork
3/8/12 7:45 p.m.

That was mildly entertaining.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
3/8/12 7:53 p.m.

I wish racing was that fun again.. you have to go down under to see that kind now

92CelicaHalfTrac
92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
3/8/12 7:56 p.m.

Holy E36 M3 that escort driver had no fear.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
3/8/12 8:01 p.m.

amazing that 1600cc can take on 5700cc and win.. or at least push them hard enough to make them spin

Will
Will Dork
3/8/12 8:16 p.m.

Great racing. Obviously the Escort was faster in the turns, and the Camaro better on the straights, but the Escort was eating the Chevy alive under braking.

The Escort was clearly faster overall, but that last move from the Camaro driver was damn impressive...right until he spun out.

alex
alex SuperDork
3/8/12 8:19 p.m.

That's art right there, plain and simple.

jrw1621
jrw1621 SuperDork
3/8/12 8:21 p.m.

Sort of "Herbie the Love Bug-ish" with the whole underdog overtake. Cool.

Jeff
Jeff Dork
3/8/12 10:50 p.m.

Every director of every roadracing body needs to look at this video. This is what we need. Fantastic.

curtis73
curtis73 SuperDork
3/8/12 11:34 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: I wish racing was that fun again.. you have to go down under to see that kind now

EXACTLY. No trillion-dollar sponsors, no pit girls, no Danica... wait.

BobOfTheFuture
BobOfTheFuture HalfDork
3/9/12 1:29 a.m.

Wow. Outstanding. Wow.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid Dork
3/9/12 3:06 a.m.

I know there is going to be Camaro hate, but that driver was ballsy too. How he was able to stay ahead of the Escort for so long was nothing short of driving talent. He just got over his head when he tried to pass on a corner and spun.

That Vauxhall Viva GT was pretty badass too.

Appleseed
Appleseed SuperDork
3/9/12 3:54 a.m.

Its been a long time since I gave a damn who won a race even with a clip this old. I found myself shouting in my head, "Go, you bastard! Go!"

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
3/9/12 7:33 a.m.

I am not hating on the camaro.. like you said, it proves how much talent the driver had to keep it ahead of the escort on a track that obviously favours smaller cars

I find it amazing how much those cars are street cars.. the driver of the camaro must have been from florida, he had his turnsignal on for miles....

BBsGarage
BBsGarage HalfDork
3/9/12 8:03 a.m.

"spin, spin, spin."

way cool!

JohnyHachi6
JohnyHachi6 Reader
3/9/12 8:43 a.m.

Epic indeed.

Steve Chryssos
Steve Chryssos Associate Publisher
3/9/12 8:58 a.m.

Fantastic!

jrw1621
jrw1621 SuperDork
3/9/12 9:04 a.m.

Companion piece, Part 1, shows the first 8 minutes of the race including the dramatic "stand still" start.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY5zdnGvT0c&feature=related
The Escort was the Pole Position car.

Twin_Cam
Twin_Cam SuperDork
3/9/12 9:04 a.m.

Sweet!

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero Dork
3/9/12 9:37 a.m.

What a way to start a Friday!!

jrw1621
jrw1621 SuperDork
3/9/12 9:53 a.m.
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: I know there is going to be Camaro hate, but that driver was ballsy too. How he was able to stay ahead of the Escort for so long was nothing short of driving talent. He just got over his head when he tried to pass on a corner and spun. That Vauxhall Viva GT was pretty badass too.

No hate for the Camaro. Part 1 reveals that the Camaro, which was position #2 on the pole, is the real underdog, who held the pole position driver off for the vast majority of the race. Any horse you choose, this was still just a good race.

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