Proper car rallying (apart from a BMW)

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  1. Charles Morgan

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    Wonderful sequence of classics being driven at speed at a tough corner, some of which do actually make it round!

    [YOUTUBE]POD3-ZAH6ck&sns=fb[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    Like the recovery of the Lotus and the Alfa from 2:14 and the Jag at 3:39. That takes presence of mind.
     
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    Which perhaps goes to prove that not all those who can afford to buy these rather nice cars can drive them very well. Perhaps we are all a bit spoiled nowadays with ABS brakes ESR and the like? The people who negotiated the corner were those who came off the locked brakes and got their steering back.:doh: Hardly any attempted to straighten the corner by going wide and steering for the apex- thought that was pretty standard rally technique although some the cars were pretty long wheelbase I suppose? :confused:
    Interesting video- thanks for posting.
     
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    Yes, some technique was seriously lacking and there is no question that once you get used to a modern car's systems, moving back takes some serious adjustment. Pretty nasty camber on the corner though!
     
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    It's the co-pilot's job to provide the correct information...

    I suspect the co-pilots are being caught out because it is in fact a 90 degrees turn but they are misled by its large curviture - I.e. does not look like a sharp turn on the map.

    Coupled with a paved road that allows for speed and provides drivers with perceived sense of control, they slow down too hard and too late... and the road camber obviously does not help.
     
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    well to me i'd guess the pace notes were wrong.
     
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    Yup....but cra@p driving makes for good film. :eek:

    Seriously though i've always preferred rallying to F1, but then I also prefer motocross to circuit racing. Must be something in my agricultural blood :D
     
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    Watching cars like this (however they're being driven) just makes me miss that soundtrack. In the everyday and in motor sport.
     
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    ...and the Traction Avant just went round on the inside, with no drama at all. (0.43)
     
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    Thanks Charles. Some serious cars. Did you like SM, you should enter at the next rally !!
     
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    No chance Peter!
     
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    There's some wonderful (and expensive) metal being driven quite "enthusiastically" there.

    Got to admire the balls of the owners giving them the beans.
     
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    Unfortunately, being well Heeled doesn't mean having any skill or thrill.
     
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    Enthusiastic though :thumb:
     
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    I've always like the Bishop Butler quote "damnation to enthusiasm" although he meant Methodism. King Frederick the Great of Prussia always thought the most dangerous officers were those stupid and enthusiastic.

    Most of the damage was pretty superficial.
     
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    Great video Charles!
     

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