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    Greatest show on earth

    This is one of those videos that you have to turn up your speakers, select HD quality on the video settings, and make it full screen.... I guarantee you won't be left indiferent after watching it  Smiley

    Especially pay attention to 3:47 and also the onboad at 4:00  rock.gif

     
     

     


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    TT isle of man - event for kamikadze. Remind me old Le Mans and Pre War GP speed record events by its safety)))


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    It's frankly absurd that this madness is still allowed. That's the wicked beauty of the thing though.


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    There is also the second race of that type... Also tt but has forgotten the name...


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    Wow! Thanks for posting.

    Another great traditional sporting event from Britain. It's future must be in doubt in the present day antiseptic world.


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    That takes so much skills !!!!! And madness angel


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    This documentary-movie dives you right into the TT , absultely worth watching!!! wink

     

     


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    Gnil:

    That takes so much skills !!!!! And madness angel

    over 230 riders have died in it Smiley


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    Carlos from Spain:
    Gnil:

    That takes so much skills !!!!! And madness angel

    over 230 riders have died in it Smiley

    Not surprised when you know how little it takes to go wrong on these king of roads at those speeds Smiley


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    Compared to this

    http://www.rennteam.com/forum/thread/20431613/Anyone_like_heights/page1.html

    it's nothing heart


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    I mentioned, on another thread, that I have a golfing buddy called Charlie Williams who was an eight-time winner at the Isle of Man TT races.  He still presents a radio show there when the races are held.

    Needless to say he takes life a little easier these days, but has some great stories about competing back then..blush

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Williams_%28motorcyclist%29


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    Carlos from Spain:

    This documentary-movie dives you right into the TT , absultely worth watching!!! wink

     

    Absolutely, watched this last week, goosebumps all the way through. Fantastic event this... Smiley


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    kudryavchik:

    There is also the second race of that type... Also tt but has forgotten the name...

    You probably mean the http://www.northwest200.org or the http://www.ulstergrandprix.net , no?


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    DuckieRS:
    kudryavchik:

    There is also the second race of that type... Also tt but has forgotten the name...

    You probably mean the http://www.northwest200.org or the http://www.ulstergrandprix.net , no?

    ThanksSmiley I meant NW200. Also thanks for the new one- ulster gp;). Both are crazy and dangerous as isle of man.


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    This race is insane. You gotta love the Britons for that, their motoring culture is second to none.

    We should be greatful some races like the TT still exist. Yes they are insanely dangerous but so exciting.

    Carlito, check out this vid too, some great slowmo shots of the TT amongst other. The intro gives me the goosebumps!

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIoO_N8bSP0

     

     

     


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    Futch:

    This race is insane. You gotta love the Britons for that, their motoring culture is second to none.

    We should be greatful some races like the TT still exist. Yes they are insanely dangerous but so exciting.

    Carlito, check out this vid too, some great slowmo shots of the TT amongst other. The intro gives me the goosebumps!

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIoO_N8bSP0

     

     

     

    Great Steve McQueen phrase: Racing is life, everything that happen before and after is just waiting.


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    Futch:

    This race is insane. You gotta love the Britons for that, their motoring culture is second to none.

    We should be greatful some races like the TT still exist. Yes they are insanely dangerous but so exciting.

    Carlito, check out this vid too, some great slowmo shots of the TT amongst other. The intro gives me the goosebumps!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIoO_N8bSP0

     

    Very well made video!Smiley


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    Those old school Le Mans starts really seperated the men from the boys.


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    JimFlat6:

    Those old school Le Mans starts really seperated the men from the boys.

    Why?


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    Why?

    Run to your car across the track with 30 other drivers, get in start it up manually, and get going while threading the needle through the chaos of other drivers and their cars doing the same thing. Thats why Porsche put the ignition on their cars on the left side of the steering wheel so you could start it up with your left hand and use your right hand to get it into gear at the same time.... way more challenging and way more chaotically dangerous than a fixed grid start with the jockeys already strapped in and their engines running.indecision


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    JimFlat6:

    Why?

    Run to your car across the track with 30 other drivers, get in start it up manually, and get going while threading the needle through the chaos of other drivers and their cars doing the same thing. Thats why Porsche put the ignition on their cars on the left side of the steering wheel so you could start it up with your left hand and use your right hand to get it into gear at the same time.... way more challenging and way more chaotically dangerous than a fixed grid start with the jockeys already strapped in and their engines running.indecision

    Yes. And going more than 330 kmh (for 917's even 380) on straights without belts, trying to fasten it... Thats why John Wolfe crashed fatally in 1969...


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    JimFlat6:

    Why?

    Run to your car across the track with 30 other drivers, get in start it up manually, and get going while threading the needle through the chaos of other drivers and their cars doing the same thing. Thats why Porsche put the ignition on their cars on the left side of the steering wheel so you could start it up with your left hand and use your right hand to get it into gear at the same time.... way more challenging and way more chaotically dangerous than a fixed grid start with the jockeys already strapped in and their engines running.indecision

    I know all that. I just find it a bit amateurish. Like saying that fighter pilots on a 2 minute alert should not be strapped in just for the fun of it.


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    REALZEUS:
    JimFlat6:

    Why?

    Run to your car across the track with 30 other drivers, get in start it up manually, and get going while threading the needle through the chaos of other drivers and their cars doing the same thing. Thats why Porsche put the ignition on their cars on the left side of the steering wheel so you could start it up with your left hand and use your right hand to get it into gear at the same time.... way more challenging and way more chaotically dangerous than a fixed grid start with the jockeys already strapped in and their engines running.indecision

    I know all that. I just find it a bit amateurish. Like saying that fighter pilots on a 2 minute alert should not be strapped in just for the fun of it.

    Realzeus, by this metric all  racing in 50's , 60's etc was amateurish then. Helmets were not worn until beginning of 50's , imagine that. It is difficult to comment those times using modern/today`s standards (IMHO).


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    Awsome video...


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    Wow! How many fatalities up to now?


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    angel  and then heart  I am glad I am not 20 anymore and I do not live in  Ireland, I could of been tempted smiley


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    Pentium:

    Wow! How many fatalities up to now?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_North_West_200_Course_fatal_accidents


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    I am surprised how low is the number given the circumstances...


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    Pentium:

    I am surprised how low is the number given the circumstances...

    This list is -sadly- a little more extensive. Smiley

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Snaefell_Mountain_Course_fatal_accidents


     
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