Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Editorial Assistant
12/3/15 8:38 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/gyV_NeeSVIQ

Jenson Button shows off some significant spacial awareness.

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KyAllroad
KyAllroad SuperDork
12/3/15 8:56 a.m.

In reply to Ed Higginbotham:

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
12/3/15 11:05 a.m.

Did they have to use concrete barriers? Wouldn't styrofoam have accomplished the same point with less chance of death?

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
12/3/15 11:08 a.m.

They didn't use concrete barriers, or even plastic or styrofoam barriers. They used something far safer: CGI barriers.

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/jenson-button-still-has-it/108167/page1/

Trackmouse
Trackmouse HalfDork
12/3/15 1:10 p.m.

So when is this going to become part of the challenge? I could see this being like a game of automotive "limbo"

Robbie
Robbie SuperDork
12/3/15 1:17 p.m.
Trackmouse wrote: So when is this going to become part of the challenge? I could see this being like a game of automotive "limbo"

Probably tougher for the wide cars like the aristocrats and the minivans...

EDIT: just like limbo sucks for tall people.

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
12/3/15 2:18 p.m.
GameboyRMH wrote: They didn't use concrete barriers, or even plastic or styrofoam barriers. They used something far safer: CGI barriers. https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/jenson-button-still-has-it/108167/page1/

Okay, now I'm embarrassed - fell for it hook, line and sinker. Missed the earlier post.

edizzle89
edizzle89 HalfDork
12/3/15 3:39 p.m.
Robbie wrote:
Trackmouse wrote: So when is this going to become part of the challenge? I could see this being like a game of automotive "limbo"

Probably tougher for the wide cars like the aristocrats and the minivans...

EDIT: just like limbo sucks for tall people.

just make the 'gate' X inches wider the the car trying to pass though it, so its the same basically the challenge for each vehicle

Woody
Woody MegaDork
12/3/15 6:08 p.m.
edizzle89 wrote:
Robbie wrote:
Trackmouse wrote: So when is this going to become part of the challenge? I could see this being like a game of automotive "limbo"

Probably tougher for the wide cars like the aristocrats and the minivans...

EDIT: just like limbo sucks for tall people.

just make the 'gate' X inches wider the the car trying to pass though it, so its the same basically the challenge for each vehicle

I think this only works with centimeters...

Wall-e
Wall-e MegaDork
12/3/15 8:33 p.m.

Here's a video from our Bus Roadeo. At about 5:25 you get a good view of out last obstacle where you have to accelerate to 20mph through a series of barrels that get narrower and then stop within 6 inches of a traffic cone. Points are deducted for hitting a barrel, the cone, stopping too far from the cone or not stopping in one smooth stop. It's a bit slower than an F1 car but only about 15cm of space.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8W1D-NvCDo

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