Open ◆ SNAIL [Spec] Racing - Presented by ButtKicker: Feel What You've Been Missing

Discussion in 'SNAIL Racing League' started by zer05ive, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. GTP_Nail

    GTP_Nail Premium

    Messages:
    4,356
    Location:
    United States
    Mclaren in Mclaren correct. Pedro and Piers correct. Ferrari correct but driver wrong. Actually it was Michael Turner's little way of keeping people honest. The number on the car should be 23...the yellow stripes on the 312 and the Blue Helmet are not Chris Amon's (his helmet is White with Red ,White and Blue accents above the visor) and the yellow stripes are Belgian national markings.
     
  2. GTP_Nail

    GTP_Nail Premium

    Messages:
    4,356
    Location:
    United States
    Close but no..this item was an affectation of the driver who has been correctly ID'd as Bruce Mclaren at Spa F1 in '68

    But you are correct ...many drivers...Graham Hill comes to mind...wrapped a cloth...or a strip of hemmed nomex around their face and then placed their goggles down to hold the cloth up and tucked the bottom into their suits which had JUST become nomex instead of allegedly fire resistant cotton.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2014
  3. shmibal_GT

    shmibal_GT

    Messages:
    176
    Location:
    United States
    @Troggy Other Banner Pics!

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Jakedog23

    Jakedog23

    Messages:
    3,124
    Location:
    United States
    Last one is amazing. How did you do that!?
     
  5. shmibal_GT

    shmibal_GT

    Messages:
    176
    Location:
    United States
    Hit that rumble strip hard!
     
    Nail-27 and Jakedog23 like this.
  6. turnupdaheat

    turnupdaheat

    Messages:
    1,820
    Location:
    Ireland
    Only seeing this now. Amon's teammate was the legendary Jacky Ickx at his home GP. I was lucky to see him in action in 1984 at Mosport in the iconic Rothmans Porsche 956.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    I think it was McLarens 1st F1 win on his own car so the painting probably hangs in Ron Dennis' office. Is the piece of aluminium a mini wing?
     
    intoflatlines, LeoStrop and Nail-27 like this.
  7. chatva

    chatva (Banned)

    Messages:
    974
    Location:
    United States
    @chuyler1 seems to me your must win!
    I don't think that's what SNAIL is all about.
    You will win but for now you must learn the driving habits and abilities of your opponents as well of your own, it will come to you.
    Don't leave because your not the fastest, best unbeatable driver, chances are you may get there and some guy like yourself will be coming up to knock you off that podium!
     
    intoflatlines and ExoSphere64 like this.
  8. GTP_Nail

    GTP_Nail Premium

    Messages:
    4,356
    Location:
    United States
    CORRECT...lets see...gotta look at the original post. 1968 Spa-Francorchamps, Bruce Mclaren leads Belgian Grand Prix in the car of his own design, the Mclaren M7A/Cosworth Ford V8, followed by Pedro Rodriguez in his BRM/BRM V-12 and Piers Courage in his BRM/BRM V-12 and Jacky Ickxx in his Ferrari 312 V-12(with the wrong number but the Blue Helmet and the yellow Belgian National Color stripes on his 312 seal the deal). Michael Turner did the painting for Bruce because it was in fact his first win in his car and it did hang in McLaren International's foyer (at least it did in 1977 when I took the tour). Now where is this corner and what it the white thing under his nose.

    Oh yeah, I was there, and toured the garages (gas stations along the track) on Thursday, Fri, and Sat nights. The first Ferrari wing (sort of a tea tray bolted to the roll bar) was on Amon's car. By the end of the weekend it had evolved into a proper wing OVER the engine held in place by two scrawny little pieces of chromed tubing and two even scrawnier supports wing nutted to either side of the roll bar. Mclaren, not to be out done, fabricated a mini aluminum pooper scooper ...that's what his mechanic... a very young Tyler Alexander... later head mechanic and team principle.. I think ... called it , and riveted it to the engine cover, another attempt at the infantile aerodynamic movement.

    White thing and which turn...no numbers...proper turns have proper historic names.
    Gotta go practice at Bathurst....

    Jacky Ickxx was 23 years old and was quite "beautiful" more so than his daughter Vanina who will stop traffic most anywhere...what happened to her racing??
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2014
    turnupdaheat and Mirado_7 like this.
  9. Dragonwhisky

    Dragonwhisky Premium

    Messages:
    5,829
    Location:
    United States
    StewardAnnouncments.png

    To all Division 7 drivers. The Stewards are in need of the replays for your division. If you have them, please upload them ASAP. If you don't have access to the usual replay folder please try here or here, and post in the main thread here that you've done so.


    Thank you.
     
    Hu_Fling_Du likes this.
  10. aliengamer25

    aliengamer25

    Messages:
    625
    Location:
    United States
    @joe_diben has them
     
  11. turnupdaheat

    turnupdaheat

    Messages:
    1,820
    Location:
    Ireland
    You were there! Now that's awesome. I just love the cars of that era with the unspoilt cars of '67 being my favourite. I see that I celebrated my 7th birthday 10 days after that race. :)

    I don't have the answer for what Bruce was wearing but I will take a guess that the corner is Eau Rouge. If not it must be Stavelot.
     
  12. Neovre

    Neovre

    Messages:
    726
    Location:
    United States
    My bad

    Thanks @jobyone , didn't know I had to add him in or even when he joined the league. =p
     
  13. GTP_Nail

    GTP_Nail Premium

    Messages:
    4,356
    Location:
    United States
    Stavelot. Eau Rouge led to Malmedy then the Masta Straight which led to Stavelot then a fierce full chat blast up the hill through the pines to La Source which was where the road to Spa led back to town if you went straight. The Stone Hotel de La Source which in GT6 is the stone building on the left at La Source had a patio with cafe tables where we sat sipping wine and eating cheese absoloutely deafened by the mechanical scream of the 3.0 L V-8s and V-12s. Later sanityrequired napkins for ears LOL. Bruce's accessory is all that's left.
     
  14. OwensRacing

    OwensRacing Premium

    Messages:
    7,711
    Location:
    United States
    I have a brand new in the box DFGT for sale. If interested PM me.

    Willing to trade for tactiles or ???


    -----------------------------------
    So pleased with my latest livery that I just gotta share it with you all:
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2014
    Neovre, shmibal_GT, Jakedog23 and 4 others like this.
  15. Neovre

    Neovre

    Messages:
    726
    Location:
    United States
    Anyone tried the data logger? it is very useful, I found out I lost .23 or so seconds over a 1:03.002 in one corner from braking too early, immediately gained more than a tenth back. found all the pieces to go faster, just need to put them together now..
     
    KTR5, Nail-27 and jobyone like this.
  16. Azure Flare

    Azure Flare (Banned)

    Messages:
    9,894
    Location:
    shmibal_GT and mopar440 like this.
  17. GTP_Nail

    GTP_Nail Premium

    Messages:
    4,356
    Location:
    United States
    Here is the last clue...here is Bruce McLaren rounding La Source on his last lap...in the background 2d sitting on left behind guy with glasses, circled in pen, is one each SNAIL ,with two Canucks I had teamed up with..I provided transport in my rented VW ...they provided live continuous entertainment.:dopey:

    Note the itty bitty tabs on the nose and the "nostrils/vents" to allow air from rads to provide better cooling flow and God Forbid....downforce...a concept that was going viral in F1 in 1968, the year of the winged Chaparral . McLaren was truly a great innovator and a superb driver. I dare you to get this close to an F! car now....

    So what is that thing below his nose....(no not his mouth..)

    Image from AUTOCOURSE 1968-1969, page 98 .
    spa68mclaren la sourcec.jpg
     
    euclid58, dcallnight and turnupdaheat like this.
  18. CarCzar

    CarCzar

    Messages:
    187
    Location:
    United States
    That Toyota at Tokyo 246 is some of the most fun I've had doing solo laps. Very challenging to be consistent.
     
  19. Dragonwhisky

    Dragonwhisky Premium

    Messages:
    5,829
    Location:
    United States
    What times were you getting?
     
  20. turnupdaheat

    turnupdaheat

    Messages:
    1,820
    Location:
    Ireland
    You probably wouldn't want to be that close to the track a La Source now with Grosjean in the pack! :nervous:

    I don't think anyone is going to get it at this stage so go on, tell us....What's below his nose?
     
  21. FloydC3

    FloydC3

    Messages:
    151
    Location:
    United States
    Practice room open
    1472-6118-3658-4757-7644
    Best lap: 2:09.093 but still I got a little time to make maybe mid 8's
    D1 maybe 6's
    For Tokyo lobby closed ill open back up in 1 hour
    I ended up with 2:08.603 can maybe get 8 flat
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2014
  22. ATLskydiver

    ATLskydiver

    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    United States
    I would check that lap time...I'm no snalien (D4), but I managed a 1:14.xxx at eiger last night...I did the exact track and using racing mediums per the 2nd post. I refuse to believe I'm just that much faster so what's wrong?

     
  23. TEX36

    TEX36 Premium

    Messages:
    3,057
    Location:
    United States
    The new lineup for next Sunday states that the BMW at Eiger is to have "Race Medium tires" - probably a cut-n-paste error?
     
  24. zer05ive

    zer05ive Premium

    Messages:
    5,713
    Location:
    United States
    It's funny that you should mention this, because I've been thinking that a more appropriate (and convenient) acronym should just be TOPP (Top Of Page Post). :tup:

    That being said, @dabneyd and I have plans to lessen the need for TOPP's (or eliminate the need altogether). Especially when all it takes is a mod deleting one single post to turn a TOPP into a BOPP. :banghead:

    EDIT:
    Good call out @TEX36. I've just corrected it. :)

    Btw, can you tell me if you got a GTP notification from me tagging you in this post? I've always wanted to confirm that editing a post with a tag generated a notification to the person tagged in the edit.
     
  25. ATLskydiver

    ATLskydiver

    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    United States
    No kidding. Both ends of the tunnel will be interesting, particularly if people try to push it going into the left-hander at the entrance - if you happen to even brush the outer edge of the track on full throttle, that open diff dumps all your power into the dirt, and the resulting "lift-off" on the other tire puts you into a hard spin that's particularly difficult to recover from because of the short wheelbase. It's gonna be a challenge just to complete the race on Sunday without a crash/spin, and passing...well let's just say I wouldn't try it near the tunnel.
     
  26. ATLskydiver

    ATLskydiver

    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    United States
    Ah... that explains it. Worst_Driver just realized that the tires were wrong and used the correct ones while my dumb*ss didn't think to question it.
     
    Worst_Driver likes this.
  27. turnupdaheat

    turnupdaheat

    Messages:
    1,820
    Location:
    Ireland
    No offence, but I would check if you had the right tyres or were you on the forward rather than the reverse track? I'm not the quickest or slowest myself but I ran a few laps (very few) and the best I managed was a 1:19.9.

    Edit: Ninja'd by your own response.

    I was on SH btw
     
    ATLskydiver likes this.
  28. CoachMK21

    CoachMK21

    Messages:
    2,857
    Location:
    United States
    RoC_banner.png

    Race of Champions

    April Season
    May 2, 2014
    9:30 pm ET

    In an effort to assist @Wolfsatz set up this months Race of Champions, here is a list by division of the ranked drivers. PLEASE CONFIRM IF YOU CAN OR CAN'T ATTEND

    Format:
    3 x 20 minute races
    Race 1-
    Starting position determined by division in reverse order (D8, D7, D6, etc). WC will be placed in appropriate starting position based on ability.
    Race 2 & 3- Reverse grid

    15 races + 1 host (TBD)

    Division 1
    1- @martin20az (3)
    2- @CarCzar (1)

    Division 2
    3- @RobbiefromBC (3)
    4- @ParkerMO125 (3)
    alt9- @serge19

    Division 3
    5- @dabneyd (3)
    6- @Dragonwhisky (3)

    Division 4
    7- @hooker4
    8- @Unleashed (3)
    alt6- @FloydC3 (maybe)

    Division 5
    9- @Munch2487
    10 - @TEX36 (7)
    alt4- @Grandpa Money

    Division 6
    11- @Mirado_7 (3)
    12- @ExoSphere64

    Division 7
    13- @aliengamer25 (1)
    alt3- @Nail-27 [eligible via @RobbiefromBC unable to attend]

    Division 8
    14- @dcallnight (3)
    alt1- @wvhellbilly [eligible via @hooker4 unable to attend]

    West Coast
    15- @jpe138083
    alt2- @Neovre [eligible via @jpe138083 unable to attend]

    Confirmed drivers will be in bold
    Scratched drivers will be crossed out

    Alternate ranking determined by:
    1- D7/D8/WC in order of points scored for the month (since only 1 entrant is guaranteed).
    2- D1-D6 3rd place finishers in order of points scored for the month
    3- D7/D8/WC 3rd place finishers in order of points scored for the month


    COMBO Selection - The VOTES ARE IN.

    The combo's are set:

    1- 2000 Mazda Roadster Touring Car at Tsukuba Circuit (3 weeks)
    --- 471 PP / 214 HP / RH tires

    2- Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 Base Model '13 at Indy Road Course (2 weeks)
    --- 617 PP / 621 HP / RM tires

    3- Lamborghini NOMAD Diablo GT-1 '00 at Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit (vote selected)
    --- 600 PP / 621 HP / RH tires


    VOTING IS COMPLETE
    All non-alternates, please vote for one of the following combo's to complete the night. Each combo only raced once.

    1- BMW M3 CSL '03 at Apricot Hill Raceway - Forward - 2 vote
    ---(this one was also raced on 3/30 - it makes sense this should be the top choice, but it's up to the voters)---

    2- Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione '91 at Deep Forest (one and done)

    3- Lamborghini NOMAD Diablo GT-1 '00 at Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit (one and done) - 8 votes

    4- Abarth 500 '09 at Apricot Hill Raceway - Forward

    5- Toyota 2000GT '67 at Apricot Hill Raceway - Forward

    6- Toyota 2000GT '67 at Circuito di Roma

    7- Subaru BRZ GT300 Base Model '12 at Grand Valley Speedway (Forward) - 1 vote
    ---ACTIVE COMBO---



    I'm sure I've missed something, so please ask if you have any questions!


    I will continue update this post. Bookmark it to find it easily.

    If I "Like" your post, I have recorded your decision and vote.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2014
    Nail-27 and zer05ive like this.
  29. Mirado_7

    Mirado_7

    Messages:
    371
    Location:
    United States
    I'll be there, and I vote 3 (the Lambo).
     
    KTR5 likes this.
  30. dabneyd

    dabneyd Premium

    Messages:
    3,073
    Location:
    United States
    I'll be there. I also vote for the Lambo.
     
    KTR5 likes this.