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      03-19-2012 11:26 AM #1
      amazing driver or just lucky?



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      03-19-2012 11:27 AM #2
      Amazing car.
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      03-19-2012 11:30 AM #3
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      03-19-2012 11:31 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIVR6MK4 View Post
      amazing driver or just lucky?
      Pure, dumb luck!

      The "amazing" driver was the other guy - he managed to keep his going in a straight line!
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      03-19-2012 11:31 AM #5
      Both feet in! Oh, wait...

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      03-19-2012 11:34 AM #6
      Did everyone at the track, including the maintenance guy on the lawnmower, come to the driver's aid?

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      03-19-2012 11:38 AM #7
      Newbies at the track should not disengage traction control...

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      03-19-2012 11:38 AM #8
      Might of had an idea of what he was doing. He didnt hit the brakes until the end of the 360, least he knows you have a better chance of finessing the skinny pedal with a awd car. Still some luck in there...either way
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      03-19-2012 11:43 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      Both feet in! Oh, wait...
      HAHAHAHAHA I see what you did there

    10. 03-19-2012 11:48 AM #10
      Amazing car makes an amazing driver?

    11. 03-19-2012 11:49 AM #11
      Pretty sure that driver pee'd himself.

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      03-19-2012 11:52 AM #12
      THE luckiest? Definitely other contenders

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      03-19-2012 12:01 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Time for a GTI View Post
      THE luckiest? Definitely other contenders



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    14. 03-19-2012 12:09 PM #14
      That track looks terrible.

      I'm used to Rockingham or Vmax in Charlotte.

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      03-19-2012 12:11 PM #15
      That run was pure insanity ... good to see the video making rounds ... Tx2k12 was INSANE this year ...

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      03-19-2012 12:28 PM #17
      i love hokey ass backwoods drag strips

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      03-19-2012 12:34 PM #18
      That was really pretty awesome
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    19. 03-19-2012 12:40 PM #19
      Warranty: VOIDED

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      03-19-2012 01:19 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by kwik!gti View Post
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    21. 03-19-2012 02:20 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      i love hokey ass backwoods drag strips
      Lol that is the drag strip right behind the Hennessy headquarters in Texas.

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      03-19-2012 02:29 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      Lol that is the drag strip right behind the Hennessy headquarters in Texas.
      We drove down from Ohio with a couple guys trailering a MKIV Supra and a Corvette ... we were constantly on the lookout for the Hennessy guys trying to scavenge some parts off the cars

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      03-19-2012 02:33 PM #23
      I watch that and think... AMAZING CAR! Driver had something going on, but still, that car is almost too good.


      On a side note, not trying to derail thread, but any GT-R vids that were not so lucky?
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    24. 03-19-2012 02:35 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by seadoo2006 View Post
      We drove down from Ohio with a couple guys trailering a MKIV Supra and a Corvette ... we were constantly on the lookout for the Hennessy guys trying to scavenge some parts off the cars
      I have been really wanting to pick up a Viper for the weekends and going into town but the shop is just over an hour away. A little too close for comfort.

    25. 03-19-2012 02:39 PM #25
      There goes the "GTR drives itself" theory. This was in a straight line the car couldn't drive itself.

      I think when the tail came out he became a passenger and got very lucky.

      Edit, watched the video a few times. He does correct one way, then the other. If it was all skill he would have saved it from the spin all together.

      1/2 luck 1/2 skill.
      Last edited by Dave Zero; 03-19-2012 at 02:41 PM.

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      03-19-2012 02:39 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by seadoo2006 View Post
      We drove down from Ohio with a couple guys trailering a MKIV Supra and a Corvette ... we were constantly on the lookout for the Hennessy guys trying to scavenge some parts off the cars
      ZING!

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      03-19-2012 02:40 PM #27
      V-Tec kicked in yo!

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      03-19-2012 07:04 PM #28
      I'm still trying to figure out how he lost it in the first place..
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      03-19-2012 07:11 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by mariok2006 View Post
      I'd like to start a movement that if you criticize a girl in a picture then you must post a picture of your wife. If you don't have a wife then you must post a picture of your girlfriend. In the case that your daughter is over 18 then she can be substituted for either your wife or your girlfriend but you can't post pictures of your girlfriend instead of your wife. Don't forget to blur the plates.

      The same rule applies for cars that aren't low/fast/stanced/new/old enough.
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

    30. 03-19-2012 08:52 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Jason4 View Post
      I'd like to start a movement that if you criticize a girl in a picture then you must post a picture of your wife. If you don't have a wife then you must post a picture of your girlfriend. In the case that your daughter is over 18 then she can be substituted for either your wife or your girlfriend but you can't post pictures of your girlfriend instead of your wife. Don't forget to blur the plates.

      The same rule applies for cars that aren't low/fast/stanced/new/old enough.
      I actually agree. That girl isnt' a ten, but based on the pictures of and posts of the average TCL'er over the years, I would say she is way out of 99% of this forums league.

      I could understand if she was busted, but she's not too bad

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      03-19-2012 09:01 PM #31
      She looks like she just shot up in a tanning booth. And no, I'm not posting pics of my wife.
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      03-19-2012 09:23 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by jmj View Post
      And no, I'm not posting pics of my wife.
      I found one.

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      03-19-2012 09:27 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Jason4 View Post
      I'd like to start a movement that if you criticize a girl in a picture then you must post a picture of your wife. If you don't have a wife then you must post a picture of your girlfriend. In the case that your daughter is over 18 then she can be substituted for either your wife or your girlfriend but you can't post pictures of your girlfriend instead of your wife. Don't forget to blur the plates.

      The same rule applies for cars that aren't low/fast/stanced/new/old enough.
      Te be fair- she is girl next door material, but she is being posed like she is a hot bikini model.
      If it was just a picture of the girl (and not is some "look at this hot babe" angle/composition)- I am sure dude would have no issue.
      But when being posed like a hot bikini model for an "artistic" car shot, you become fair game for some criticism.
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    34. 03-19-2012 09:39 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by jmj View Post
      She looks like she just shot up in a tanning booth.
      Why do people think spray tans look good?

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