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    1. Member Blue2.0's Avatar
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      05-11-2009 03:04 PM #1
      Searched around and haven't seen this done before and I thought it'd be kinda cool...or not!

      I know a lot of us have in car videos of some autocross runs and it'd be cool to have them all in one thread.

      Here's mine to start it off:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v..._page

      The run doesn't start until about 30 seconds in. This was in Alaska and only my second Auto-x event ever.

      Anyway, hope everyone enjoys this, if not let it go into the depths of vwvortex!


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      05-11-2009 04:02 PM #2
      hey! I was at that event!

      If I had videos I'd post 'em but I don't have a video camera.


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      05-11-2009 04:07 PM #3
      Is "on" car video OK for this thread?

      http://vimeo.com/4413640?pg=tr...13640


    4. 05-11-2009 09:51 PM #4
      Here's one from last weekend. I gotta get a wider angle lens..
      http://blip.tv/file/2100568

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      05-11-2009 10:46 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by Minimaulak »
      hey! I was at that event!

      If I had videos I'd post 'em but I don't have a video camera.

      Get someone to ride in the front seat with you and post it up!


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      05-11-2009 11:39 PM #6
      no body comes to the events anymore (not like anyone came before) so i'm always all by myself.

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    8. 05-12-2009 10:31 AM #8
      I've posted most of this elsewhere, but I like the idea of this thread:

      2007 Storyland (ford focus)
      Day 1: http://www.youtube.com/view_pl...7FF70
      Day 2: http://www.youtube.com/view_pl...B440D
      2009 Storyland (Scirocco 16v) day 2 only: http://www.youtube.com/view_pl...F4DBC

      Rallyx:

      2007 Redline Rallyx (AE-92 Corolla sedan): http://www.youtube.com/view_pl...988D9
      2009 Slip and Slide Rallyx (Scirocco 16v): http://www.youtube.com/view_pl...FF2A3
      2009 Rochester Rallyx (Scirocco 16v): http://www.youtube.com/view_pl...70C5D


      Modified by Electric Pi at 7:33 AM 5-12-2009


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      05-12-2009 01:04 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Minimaulak »
      no body comes to the events anymore (not like anyone came before) so i'm always all by myself.

      That sucks. Figures the season I wanted to start Autocrossing I had to move.


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      05-12-2009 03:23 PM #10
      yeah. it sucks. but oh well. It's always been like that. guess i'll just kick some Subaru ass all by myself. I'm also instructing with SCCA a couple times this season. I did the first weekend and i'm going to again for the Solo School.

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      05-13-2009 06:35 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by Minimaulak »
      yeah. it sucks. but oh well. It's always been like that. guess i'll just kick some Subaru ass all by myself. I'm also instructing with SCCA a couple times this season. I did the first weekend and i'm going to again for the Solo School.

      I deffently wish I could be there to see it.

      My squadron told me we were going TDY to Alaska so I thought of Elmendorf and was like "SWEET!" and then they told me it to was to Fairbanks...boo

      I just thought of something...you won't be by yourself, the BAUR will be there!


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      05-13-2009 08:20 PM #13
      heres mine from last weekend...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ2ho1LKZ8A


    14. 05-13-2009 09:29 PM #14
      from the Lincoln Pro a few weeks ago

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvFDJ-ZEpW4


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      05-17-2009 12:49 PM #15
      A wet day autocrossing on the road course.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkRb16etUlI

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      05-18-2009 12:17 PM #16
      Damn. that's a long course. must have been a s.o.b. to walk through...

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      05-18-2009 01:32 PM #17
      I'm not sure how long that one was, but the last one we did there a couple of weeks ago was 9/10's of a mile. This one was a little bit shorter.
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      05-18-2009 02:38 PM #18
      damn. the PCA event I did this past weekend was .35s of a mile. :|

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      05-18-2009 02:51 PM #19
      What minimaul said...that thing was long as hell. Although I bet it would of seemed a lot shorter if it was dry and you were running full speed.


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      05-21-2009 06:24 PM #20
      Here's a hillclimb video from a couple years ago in my old impulse.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulHBkDC421c

    21. 05-24-2009 10:49 AM #21
      Here's mine from Bell Island Newfoundland, Canada from Saturday.

      Watch the people running at the end.

      **Not for young ears, some foul language**

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5LZqj2qVd0


      Modified by TrekRacing at 3:52 PM 5-24-2009


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      05-24-2009 08:45 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by TrekRacing »
      Here's mine from Bell Island Newfoundland, Canada from Saturday.

      Watch the people running at the end.

      **Not for young ears, some foul language**

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5LZqj2qVd0


      Modified by TrekRacing at 3:52 PM 5-24-2009

      That is such a horrible course design. I probably would have asked for my money back after the first course walk.


    23. 05-24-2009 09:24 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by DIAF »

      That is such a horrible course design. I probably would have asked for my money back after the first course walk.

      Some regions have to deal with the space available. there's not much you can do on an out and back on a thin stretch like that.

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      Long-story-short: Outie5000 is right on all accounts.

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      05-24-2009 10:46 PM #24
      It does seem much shorter when it is dry...we used the track again yesterday...close to the same course that is in the video except we ran it the other way. I ran a 78.3 on street tires - FTD was a 67 - Pro H-Stock ran it in 73.

      Here is a video of a z.06 running the course from 5-9...this was 9/10s of a mile long. He ran a 78, compared to my 90

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


      Modified by slowclimb at 9:38 AM 5-25-2009

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    25. 05-24-2009 10:51 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Outie5000 »

      Some regions have to deal with the space available. there's not much you can do on an out and back on a thin stretch like that.

      It does leave much to be desired, but the available space is pretty constraining unfortunately.


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      05-26-2009 10:46 AM #26
      Quote, originally posted by Outie5000 »

      Some regions have to deal with the space available. there's not much you can do on an out and back on a thin stretch like that.

      I know all about working with what you've got, but that is a horrible layout to begin with. There's nothing wrong with the runway itself, but in working with what's available, you can only run tight, speed maintenance courses on that strip of pavement. The fact that you had a significant off is a bit of a red-flag, no?


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      05-26-2009 10:50 AM #27
      Quote, originally posted by slowclimb »
      It does seem much shorter when it is dry...we used the track again yesterday...close to the same course that is in the video except we ran it the other way. I ran a 78.3 on street tires - FTD was a 67 - Pro H-Stock ran it in 73.

      Here is a video of a z.06 running the course from 5-9...this was 9/10s of a mile long. He ran a 78, compared to my 90

      This was a fun course, and an example of what to do with a very limited space. We ran on the road course at Englishtown, and the back straight is very tight. As a result, there were no features there, as it was better to have a fast section with a hard shutdown going away from the wall than to have a feature that could risk someone stuffing it into the wall (though a few tried, as always).


    28. 05-27-2009 01:58 PM #28
      True, but putting a hard maneuver like that after a fast entry just before the finish is ASKING for an accident.


      PS....the driver was a bit behind coming into it

      Quote, originally posted by DIAF »

      That is such a horrible course design. I probably would have asked for my money back after the first course walk.


    29. 05-27-2009 02:01 PM #29
      And he was WAYYYYYY behind too....

      Quote, originally posted by slowclimb »
      It does seem much shorter when it is dry...we used the track again yesterday...close to the same course that is in the video except we ran it the other way. I ran a 78.3 on street tires - FTD was a 67 - Pro H-Stock ran it in 73.

      Here is a video of a z.06 running the course from 5-9...this was 9/10s of a mile long. He ran a 78, compared to my 90

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


      Modified by slowclimb at 9:38 AM 5-25-2009


    30. 05-27-2009 05:46 PM #30
      I was a bit behind on that run, which was # 2, but run # 4 was good for fastest time of the day

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      05-27-2009 07:31 PM #31
      Hello,

      What cameras are most of you using? Does anyone have opinions or experience with the "Motorsports Hero?" The latest version has a 5MP still camera (up from the previous 3MP).

      http://www.goprocamera.com/ind...tid=5

      I want to shoot some video, starting with face shots of my daughter riding shotgun. She got her first helmet last month.

      Thoughts?

      Scott


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      05-27-2009 08:19 PM #32
      the hero is ok, but really far from great. my video above is from a go pro hero, and while decent, doesn't offer more than any other camera.

      my advice, get a great mount (panavise) and a regular point and shoot digicam.


    33. 05-28-2009 09:19 AM #33
      Quote, originally posted by Stealth_TDI »
      Hello,

      What cameras are most of you using? Does anyone have opinions or experience with the "Motorsports Hero?" The latest version has a 5MP still camera (up from the previous 3MP).

      http://www.goprocamera.com/ind...tid=5

      I want to shoot some video, starting with face shots of my daughter riding shotgun. She got her first helmet last month.

      Thoughts?

      Scott

      Sony MiniDV camcorder. I picked it up when I thought I was going to be running a pro rally. At the time MiniDV was the only media they would take from in car cameras for broadcast, and having seen it on a TV I can see why. It is not up to HD standards, but it is definitely standard definition television broadcast quality. I picked up a discontinued store demo camera for about $100, and unlike newer cameras it has audio in. I never actually rigged it up, but the plan was to mic the exhausts, and pipe that into one of the stereo channels, and hook the intercom with noise canceling microphones into the other channel. that way I could remix the relative volumes later (all in car talking, all car sounds, or any combination).

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      05-28-2009 12:06 PM #34
      I have 2 minidv camcorders and a nikon coolpix 7600 I use for various in car stuff. My one camcorder is a older canon that has both audio and video inputs . Now I just need to get a really nice bullet cam to external mount.

      The hero's do make for some good shots, as long as you realize their limits, but the audio just isn't so good on them yet. I may pic one up because you can mount them on pretty much any fairly flat surface and they won't come off.

      I want a newer canon hi def flash memory camcorder, just for the better image on a camera to use inside the car


    35. 05-29-2009 12:34 PM #35
      Here's a few from a while back:

      Here's how NOT to do it - one of my "overdriven" runs from Calclub last year:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8XofDpTrqY

      And here kinda how to do it - my 5th place run from Dubfest last year:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN4OO6Or_Pc


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