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Old 08-28-2009, 08:16 PM   #1
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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Lol.......those are great videos. It's easy to see why alot of those European cars won't pass U.S. crash/safety regulations........they just FOLD up. Those drivers are characteristically crazy Brits!!

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Old 08-28-2009, 09:31 PM   #3
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They have crazy racing in GB. I love the caravan races. really funny stuff. Of course I'm into all kinds of motorsports.
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I talked with a guy who used to do banger racing and he said you want them to "fold up". It absorbs the impact. He also said they generally use cars that have a fair bit of rust for that reason.

The really crazy part is they aren't using roll cages. They just weld in a flat plate of steel under the driver seat and feet so that part of the car doesn't fold up.
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The scary part is when they exit the cars in the middle of the carnage.
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Ya, I noticed that too. In one of those videos there was a guy casually walking away while looking at the wrecked cars around him.
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I have friends from London that come "over the pond" to work with me at the Petit LeMans, they have always got great racing stories.
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I would love to go to one of those!
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I am thinking that the fence is not a SAFE spot to watch
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No, not really. Unless your looking for some extreme up close action.
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My son used to do stock car racing in Australia, kind of a worry but they aren't as bad as these, they really are nuts.
Oh yeah' JD the caravan smash ups are fun aren't they!
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Did anyone see a couple of bendy bus's get smashed up on Top Gear? That was some good stuff.

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