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Coyote_94YJ 08-28-2009 08:16 PM

British Motorsports - Banger Racing
This is a huge deal over here. Lots of carnage.

These guys are nuts!!


YouTube - the 3 biggest hits of banger racing ALL in SLOW MOTION

YouTube - Biggest head-on i've ever seen in bangers


YouTube - Banger Racing Collection - "Incoming!"


cavediverjc 08-28-2009 09:21 PM

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!!

JDsDream 08-28-2009 09:31 PM

They have crazy racing in GB. I love the caravan races. really funny stuff. Of course I'm into all kinds of motorsports.

Coyote_94YJ 08-28-2009 09:36 PM

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.

JDsDream 08-28-2009 09:39 PM

The scary part is when they exit the cars in the middle of the carnage.

Coyote_94YJ 08-28-2009 09:42 PM

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.

JDsDream 08-28-2009 09:55 PM

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.

RatherBNarizona 08-29-2009 12:10 AM

I would love to go to one of those!

tarheel 08-29-2009 05:11 AM

I am thinking that the fence is not a SAFE spot to watch:rofl:

Coyote_94YJ 08-29-2009 05:21 AM

No, not really. Unless your looking for some extreme up close action. :rofl:

jcf 08-30-2009 11:55 PM

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!

Coyote_94YJ 08-31-2009 11:01 AM

Did anyone see a couple of bendy bus's get smashed up on Top Gear? That was some good stuff.

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