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Author Topic: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread  (Read 304525 times)

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PatMc

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #60 on: August 11, 2012, 09:34:15 AM »
Beautiful pics Rat!   :cheers:

Thank you very much!

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #61 on: August 11, 2012, 09:34:40 AM »
More morning news:

When it absolutely, positively has to be at Land's End.....

As SSS mentioned earlier, the Enola Gay Cafe is set up at the starting line.  They're already open and selling breakfast.

There is some standing water between the staging lanes and the pits.  I couldn't see any water on the course.  What you see in the photo is about 1/4 mile across and I'd expect it to be gone pretty soon with the sun and the breeze (maybe 2 mph).

More later.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #62 on: August 11, 2012, 11:24:02 AM »
Thank you so much for the pictures.  I wasn't able to make it out there this year, so I (like so many others) will be living vicariously through your photos.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #63 on: August 11, 2012, 12:24:16 PM »
Another sincere thanks for the pics and reporting  :cheers:

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #64 on: August 11, 2012, 12:38:41 PM »
A coupla quickes. Ya think Propster is here?

Part of the crowd prior to the drivers meeting.

AND...winner of the Higbee award:  Tim Rochlitzer.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #65 on: August 11, 2012, 12:44:00 PM »
Ya think Propster is here?

I'm shocked that the officials would let a radial arm saw with wheels navigate the pits without a shroud.
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #66 on: August 11, 2012, 12:52:00 PM »
My thought too MM. Maybe our intrepid photographer is just faster than the officials.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #67 on: August 11, 2012, 01:00:39 PM »
Congrats to Tim, a great ambassador for our sport................JD
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #68 on: August 11, 2012, 01:02:48 PM »
From a safety perspective that machine is frightening.  Not something for the kids to play with ...

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #69 on: August 11, 2012, 01:28:50 PM »
Is there any racing going on?    :|

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #70 on: August 11, 2012, 01:36:26 PM »
Ya think Propster is here?

I'm shocked that the officials would let a radial arm saw with wheels navigate the pits without a shroud.

that's 1 dangerous machine.
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #71 on: August 11, 2012, 01:51:53 PM »
You would think he would have a prop guard just for his own safety, plus the other people around that wan't to get close and take a peek at it.

Its hard to believe he could be that DUMB !!

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #72 on: August 11, 2012, 01:56:10 PM »
Hi Ray

The Salt bunch just might have the biggest drivers meeting, can't think of another motorsport event with 500 plus drivers each time?

Don
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #73 on: August 11, 2012, 03:12:11 PM »
Thank you all for the pics and text.
I'm stuck in broadband hell; no live audio.

More, please.
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #74 on: August 11, 2012, 03:29:23 PM »
Thank you so much Ray for all the updates and the pics. All of the effort is appreciated. I am glad to know that I wasnt the only one scared by the unshrouded propeller on the "suicideicycle" as it was named. Good luck and be safe everyone!