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The Sights and Sounds of 462 Miles Per Hour...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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  2. porknbeaner
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    Don't need to see a land mark to know that this is just insanely fast. He'll get the tranny sorted out and that record is going down.
     
  3. Elmo Rodge
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    I was fortunate enough to see this run(and all the other runs that week) . That's a mile every 7.8 seconds. I couldn't take any pictures because I didn't have time. Wayno
     
  4. KCsledz
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    that was RAD!
     
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  5. Crazy Legs
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    Wow, great video!
     
  6. jjsound
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    Did you see that drive shaft? ya, me neither.
     
  7. GEBHARD
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    that gave me goose bumps.........rad
     
  8. eddie1
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    Wow, that was fast!! Thanks for posting that!!
     
  9. gasolinescream
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    :eek: Sod that! 60 mph towing my caravan will do nicely thank you!
     
  10. dragsled
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    All I can say is WOW!!!
     
  11. Poteet = Hot Rodder.

    JH
     
  12. 40yearslate
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    holy crap, that's freakin' awesome!

    I think I'm going to get new headphones to fully enjoy this.
     
  13. Mr48chev
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    That is a well done video that really gives you a sensation of the speed. I watched Don Vesco Run 410 in Turbinator in 1998 and that was sensational but I think this may top that.
     
  14. borderboy1971
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    There aren't really any landmarks to help judge the speed, but if you look very closely and don't blink (or think of blinking), you can see the mile marker cones go by. WOW that is insane!, check those cones going by to other runs on the net at "regular" bonneville speeds. Insane!
     
  15. Ole don
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    There was a small group of crazy old geezers like me at the six mile mark. We waited six hours to see a car that drove past in six seconds. Talk about zoom-zoom! It was a great way to spend a week of retirement.
     
  16. seatex
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    DAYUM!!!!!!!!!! I think the 'ol black stripe might have come in handy at those speeds!
     
  17. Houston Rodder
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    Is it just me, or was he going the wrong way? Great Video!
     
  18. Elmo Rodge
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    Since it was to be a 2 way run, they started at the far end so they would have everything for the turnaround available to them at the pits. Makes sense if you think about it. Wayno
     
  19. grichards790
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    That video was awesome! Thanks for posting.
     
  20. 1929rats
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    One of the best things Ive seen in a while....man.....oh man!
     
  21. 296ardun
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    ok, I understand why all the NASCAR/IndyCar etc guys get all the attention, but you would think that a feat like this would get more press, but nary a mention -- at least I didn't see any...462 on land with a homebuilt car...where was Time Magazine, or 60 minutes?

    Still, what a feat! thanks for posting
     
  22. chaddilac
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    wow!!!! Dig it when the light comes on to shift!!
     
  23. moefuzz
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    I think the first 6 seconds says it all!

    FAST!




    Thanks for posting


    .
     
  24. borderboy1971
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    I can't understand why Speed Channel hasn't done a series on dry lakes racing. I guess it's because the lakes have always been about the pride rather than about the money and therefore can't give Speed Channel a bunch of money to air stuff. I used to enjoy Nascarand winston, but it's gotten so far out of hand with corporate money, it's not even realistic anymore. Don't get me wrong there's some serious money out at B'ville, but the true roots of the lakes are still there. There's just so much history there, it should have a series. IMHO. I guess I"ll have to settle watching bobsledding and talent shows on Speed Channel!!!
     
  25. drumyn29
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  26. poss51kustom
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    Just about the most impressive video I have ever seen. WOW!!!!!!
     
  27. TIMMY P
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    That is way cool.
     
  28. goose-em
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    and I thought building a vintage oval for Bonneville would be fast enough.

    That video has got me thinking............

    Pure awesome!!!!
     
  29. Flat-N-Low
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    Man, that was cool!

    George Poteet is living the dream. I especially like him because he's not some stuck-up rich guy. I saw him last year at the GNRS and he was wearing regular old clothes and had a giant mustard stain on his shirt. Totally incognito and very approachable. A very cool guy.
     

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