Amazing race video

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  1. Kirk Gunn

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    gives me goose bumps.....

    Race

    Can anyone explain the flashing red light ? Perhaps when flashing, it indicates "Insane turn ahead" !!!!
     
  2. CRyan

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    Pretty cool. The red light might have something to so with wheel spin.
     
  3. George_W_K

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    Did anyone else think of War of the Worlds when watching this. I pictured Ray driving away to get somewhere safe and Robbie was doing his report for school in the passenger seat. [​IMG]


    Great video. I thought Rally Racing would be fun to do after doing it Gran Turismo 3 on PS2, but seeing an actual race, made it even better!
     
  4. David Blair

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    Like CRyan said it could be wheel spin, which was my first thought, but it might indicate if the driver is either braking or accelerating.
     
  5. alan halvorson

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    I thought the red light told him when to shift gears so that he didn't have to take his eyes off the course to focus on the tach. Anyway, the driver certainly had a lot of trouble shifting gears - you could hear a bit of grinding during some shifts. Lost a significant amount of time because of it.

    What kind of race was this? Looks like there was a navigator who didn't do a lot besides shuffle his notebook.
     
  6. Scott L

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't the trannies in rally cars true crash boxes, meaning they have no synchros? If so that would explain the constant grinding.

    If that video reminded you of War of the Worlds this outta remind you of Titanic:

    http://www.scottydesigns.com/vids/rallycarwater.wmv
     
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    Now THAT was funny. [​IMG]
     
  8. Jeff Savage

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    I think it is just a shift light. I use the same type of light attached to a tach in my race car (drag racing). It will light up at a given rpm that I set with a chip.

    Laters,
    Jeff
     
  9. CRyan

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    I thought that at first because my car does that as well, but it sure does not look a rev indicator due to when it is going off. I might be wrong though.
     
  10. Scott L

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    I also think it's for wheel spin.
     
  11. Randy Tennison

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    Naw, it's a tach light.
     
  12. John Pine

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    Put some headphones on and watch it again. You will see and hear, it's not a tach light.
     
  13. Seth_L

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    It's a rally race. That's what the navigator does. He has a notebook with the course information written down on it. He tells the driver what is coming up next.

    That's no shift light. It didn't just come on at high RPM. It seems like a wheelspin indicator.

    And, it sure didn't seem like the driver missed any shifts to me. [​IMG]
     
  14. alan halvorson

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    I don't think the driver missed any shifts, it just appeared to me that he had trouble getting into gear and lost some time because of it.
     
  15. Dave Poehlman

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    I agree on the wheel-spin light... you can see it light up as he grabs some air on the bumps.

    Very fun video.
     

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