Fun at the race track in the 70's

Submitted: Friday, Mar 02, 2007 at 15:22
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For all you old timers BHS (Before Health & Safety) who remember the 60's & 70's :-))

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Reply By: Member Dublediff(VIC) - Friday, Mar 02, 2007 at 16:41

Friday, Mar 02, 2007 at 16:41
Im awful glad the vw ragtop didn't roll, we would have seen some real serious flattop haircuts for sure....that was quite a corner for action...
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Follow Up By: Kiwi Kia - Friday, Mar 02, 2007 at 19:29

Friday, Mar 02, 2007 at 19:29
Yes, that was a real eye-opener. Can you imagine what race marshals would say today if you turned up like that and wanted to race !
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Reply By: Sign-man - Friday, Mar 02, 2007 at 18:02

Friday, Mar 02, 2007 at 18:02
Isn't it strange that most of the cars that ' lost it' on the corner were rear engined...VW Beetle, Type 3 , Kharman Ghia, Porsche, Renault R8 Gordini (great car), and even a Hillman Imp.
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Follow Up By: Kiwi Kia - Friday, Mar 02, 2007 at 19:37

Friday, Mar 02, 2007 at 19:37
I found it interesting to observe things like doors bursting open. One guy even gets thrown out, obviously no seat belts. Another thing to watch is all the bits of domestic rubbish that people had in their cars, it all gets thrown out when they crash. Wonder if any of those cars belonged to "daddy" ? If so someone have some expaining to do !
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Follow Up By: Middle Jeff - Friday, Mar 02, 2007 at 19:55

Friday, Mar 02, 2007 at 19:55
Hi

All independent rear ends and Porsche is the worst, when you excellerate the rear wheels spread out, but when you back off they do the opposite ( have a look at the upside down ones and the angle of the rear wheels ).

So if you are halfway through a corner and you back off the camber of the rear wheels change that dramaticly that it lifts the rear and throws it, a real surprise the first time it happens to you.

Have fun

Craig
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Friday, Mar 02, 2007 at 23:20

Friday, Mar 02, 2007 at 23:20
Looks like somebody greased up that corner LOL
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Follow Up By: StephenF10 - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 09:53

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 09:53
It wasn't so much the rear engines or independent rear ends that caused problems but the swing axles.
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Follow Up By: Middle Jeff - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 14:50

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 14:50
I don't know why they don't use the same system as Alfa, it think it is called the De Dion and has dual control arms to keep the wheel straight.

Have fun

Craig
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