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Janspeedcapri

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« on: July 09, 2008, 14:42:57 PM »
ive been googling it but can't find any references to even an attempt  

If noones done it, i think i'll have a go  ...probs in one of them lotus 7 kit cars with a bike engine that can reverse through all the gears...must have been done tho, surely?? If it hasn't does anyone want to lend me a caterham or westfield???  



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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008, 14:48:55 PM »
i'll race you for a laugh like!

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2008, 17:51:00 PM »
 YES   I reckon its a great idea! a reversing race! what a challenge eh? the fun we'd have lol
i bet you could set a car up to reverse beautifuly - i might be a bit mad but this realy intrests me
just watching a full grid tear off backwards would be bloody hysterical  
My imagination is off mate - planning suspension and steering setups and spoilers to make it work

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2008, 20:58:32 PM »
search for daf/volvo whit the variomatic gearbox. these car whent as fast backward as they could drive forwards. they even raced these cars backwards on a track.

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2008, 23:05:20 PM »
I saw a race series once where they used beetles with the gearbox modified to have 4 reverse gears, they sat the normal way but looking out the back to see where they were going.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008, 00:25:37 AM »
Maddness   one fella steering the back and his mate steering the front...loons

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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2008, 19:32:20 PM »
I haven't watched the second one yet but the first one is bonkers    wtf happens to the commentators voice at 7.28??? the crash at 10.00 is good, when he rolls it and 2 spare wheels fall out his boot...W....T...F???? you dutch are crazy    I'm gonna watch the second one in a bit...

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2008, 21:01:59 PM »
I'd beat them. Can i borrow your car mate? mines RHD wouldn't be the same.....      


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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2008, 23:09:31 PM »
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wtf happens to the commentators voice at 7.28???

That is the most famous comedian in Holland, Andre van Duin.
It`s one of his many characters.

They are talking about the cars(old grandma style)
e.g the rearview mirror which is necessary for putting on makeup  

Just gtoo bad just about all Daf cars ended up here
Keep it very sideways..

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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2008, 23:23:56 PM »
I see...  
the fact that most europeans and scandinavians can speak english is quite intimidating realy - we brits should make more effort

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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2008, 23:24:37 PM »
I raced my mate in his transit van but to make it fair he said i had to go backwards in my old cortina, i can tell you that even with a decent gearbox its gonna overheat really fast, mine got hot within about quarter of a mile, admittedkly it was revving quite high, but no aurflow through the rad is really bad. :D

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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2008, 11:13:29 AM »
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I see...  
the fact that most europeans and scandinavians can speak english is quite intimidating realy - we brits should make more effort

Mmm, maybe i can teach Maddoldbugger a few lines of Dutch.
He already knows "Kroketten" , "Stroopwafels" and "Drop"
Well, sorta...
He has a bit problems pronouncing it, but Drop is spoken just like to drop something..

He`ll learn...
« Last Edit: July 11, 2008, 11:15:59 AM by fordrwd4ever »
Keep it very sideways..

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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2008, 11:49:40 AM »
Oh, i already have the accent sussed thanks to bacon and beer commercials - its a funny one...probably to do with what you guys have been shmoking... Andre obviously partakes
« Last Edit: July 11, 2008, 11:50:54 AM by Janspeedcapri »

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« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2008, 09:53:32 AM »
i know the record for a blind person reversing is 87mph, set in a caterham seven with a transfer box to make 5 reverse gears and 1 forwards.

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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2008, 09:57:39 AM »
They all have that transfer box in addition to the bike box (bike engined versions that is) they have 6 speed, forward and backward depending on the tranferbox selection. it was top gear wasn't it - I remeber now...forgot it was a blind fella...shouldn't be too hard to beat realy should it?

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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2008, 20:01:58 PM »
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probably to do with what you guys have been shmoking... Andre obviously partakes

sinds the smoking ban, and there for we are not allowed to smoke tabaco product or even the super smoker, i only smoke pure canabis when i go out. thats still legal to smoke in the pubs here. even cocaine is allowed. but dont smoke a sigaret.  

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