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mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
3/9/12 10:16 a.m.
jrw1621 wrote: 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.

Just imagine nascar with a standing start

stuart in mn
stuart in mn SuperDork
3/9/12 10:25 a.m.

That was a pretty tight track with lots of corners and short straights (lap times less than 1 minute) so it favored the smaller cars - on a longer course the Camaro would have had a better chance to use its horsepower advantage.

Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
3/9/12 10:35 a.m.

That was excellent!

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
3/9/12 10:37 a.m.
stuart in mn wrote: That was a pretty tight track with lots of corners and short straights (lap times less than 1 minute) so it favored the smaller cars - on a longer course the Camaro would have had a better chance to use its horsepower advantage.

If you notice.. there was a Mustang on the track too.. the commentators noted it was a "5 litre" car like the Camaro.. so it was really a driver's course.

Shaun
Shaun HalfDork
3/9/12 11:29 a.m.

Loved the switch in tactics by the Escort driver from trying to out brake the Camaro into the last corner to dropping back and running up and by the Camoro on the last corner into the strait. Brilliant Stuff! Great piece of racing by all the cars. Bias plys had their merits.

aeronca65t
aeronca65t Dork
3/9/12 11:32 a.m.

Excellent! Thank's

The Vaux-driver is the late, great Gerry Marshall.....a hard-living, hard-drinking (but also beloved) British saloon racer.
He was famous for driving "The Old Nail"......a very fire-breathing Firenza.

Marshall's official biography was called "Only Here For The Beer".

monark192
monark192 HalfDork
3/9/12 11:36 a.m.
BBsGarage wrote: "spin, spin, spin."

Murray Walker FTW

EricM
EricM SuperDork
3/9/12 12:30 p.m.

The Camaro just needed better brakes.

spitfirebill
spitfirebill SuperDork
3/9/12 1:07 p.m.

Watching the Brits drive the wheels off the Loti Cortinas and Ford Escorts has always been fun. Too bad those Escorts didn't come here.

spnx
spnx New Reader
3/9/12 9:24 p.m.

Awesome! Thanks for posting that!

JtspellS
JtspellS Reader
3/9/12 9:41 p.m.

Wow i think you just made my month!

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
3/9/12 9:46 p.m.
EricM wrote: The Camaro just needed better brakes.

it definatly didn't need a better driver. He was doing great with a car that was illsuited for such a course

FlightService
FlightService SuperDork
3/9/12 10:16 p.m.
Will wrote: 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.

Physics, ain't it a bitch, that was a cool race

sethmeister4
sethmeister4 Reader
3/10/12 8:16 a.m.

Sweet!

JohnInKansas
JohnInKansas New Reader
3/10/12 8:56 a.m.
Appleseed wrote: 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!"

+1, but without "in my head".

noddaz
noddaz Reader
7/1/12 7:15 p.m.

In reply to Alan Cesar:

Fantastic finish....

So... How can I download that to my hard drive for later?

Moving_Target
Moving_Target New Reader
7/1/12 9:20 p.m.

Install the flashgot plug-in if you're using firefox and leech away.

jewelsc
jewelsc
9/7/12 11:23 a.m.

In reply to jrw1621: thank you for sharing the post .read here

N Sperlo
N Sperlo PowerDork
9/7/12 11:38 a.m.
Steve Chryssos wrote: Fantastic!

LOLZ. Yes. This.

alfadriver
alfadriver PowerDork
9/7/12 11:45 a.m.
N Sperlo wrote:
Steve Chryssos wrote: Fantastic!

LOLZ. Yes. This.

DRINKS ON N SPERLO!!!

(for answering a SPAMMER revived thread )

But a classic race video.

Steve Chryssos
Steve Chryssos Associate Publisher
9/7/12 12:25 p.m.

It would be fun to somehow duplicate this shootout pitting my 3530lb (with driver) manu-matic trans Camaro vs Alan's $500 race weight crapcan Escort or perhaps even our Ford Fiesta.

And Alan is the better driver.

Appleseed
Appleseed PowerDork
9/7/12 2:03 p.m.

I imagine it ends with. "Spin! Spin! Spin!"

Anti-stance
Anti-stance Dork
9/7/12 2:54 p.m.

This sums it up well. The 60s were the best years of BTCC.

That race is even in this video.

turboswede
turboswede PowerDork
9/7/12 4:31 p.m.
Anti-stance wrote: This sums it up well. The 60s were the best years of BTCC. That race is even in this video.

Except that was from 1971....

Anti-stance
Anti-stance Dork
9/7/12 4:38 p.m.

In reply to turboswede:

awwwww, you got me... BTCC was the best in the 60s AND 70s.

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