Linked Events

  • Classic Adelaide - 2008: Wed, 19 Nov, 2008 - Sun, 23 Nov, 2008
105218 views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


Offline SiFi

  • Navigator/Serial Killer

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
What i don't get though...

is that you guys ahve a great social time driving the roads anyway... for free...

this event IS amazing... but it's not cheap... and it's not doing anything you don't already do.

It is. The event is full closed roads, no risk of idiotic cyclists or kamikaze horsefloat drivers causing problems. And depending on the category no risk of speeding fines. Also if things do go horribly pear shaped, the greatest distance that help has to travel is 5 kilometres. Just a few advantages of being in the event.



Offline SiFi

  • Navigator/Serial Killer

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
I LOVE Tarmac rallying... but it IS the most dangerous form of motorsport.

But so is everyday living. Like many things in life, tarmac rallying is all about risk analysis and risk management.

I've known people be injured in the relative safety of a car workshop. Cars falling off two post hoists, cars pinning the tech against a wall after being jump started in gear, and engines overbalancing on car cranes to name a few.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

  • Soap Dodger

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin
But so is everyday living. Like many things in life, tarmac rallying is all about risk analysis and risk management.

I've known people be injured in the relative safety of a car workshop. Cars falling off two post hoists, cars pinning the tech against a wall after being jump started in gear, and engines overbalancing on car cranes to name a few.


I think you missed my point.

Tarmac rallying is statistically the most dangerous form of motorsport... I'm not just saying it's dangerous. Life is that of course! And ALL motorsport is dangerous.

Tarmac rallying has a high % of part timers, which gives a greater occasion for human error in both prep and driving. It also runs on temporary courses which have few safety measures in place, and little history as to what safety measures are needed anyway.

That is what makes them so appealing.. the threat of danger. But go in with your eyes wide open. And budget for total loss at the first turn, and be grateful for anything you bring home!



Offline Aircon

  • Master Baiter 300kph+ club
  • Who said it couldn't be done?

  • Joined: Mar 2007

  • Drives: TBA
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Name: Peter
I think you missed my point.

Tarmac rallying is statistically the most dangerous form of motorsport... I'm not just saying it's dangerous. Life is that of course! And ALL motorsport is dangerous.

Tarmac rallying has a high % of part timers, which gives a greater occasion for human error in both prep and driving. It also runs on temporary courses which have few safety measures in place, and little history as to what safety measures are needed anyway.

That is what makes them so appealing.. the threat of danger. But go in with your eyes wide open. And budget for total loss at the first turn, and be grateful for anything you bring home!

lol @ the simpleton

http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showpost.php?p=137964694&postcount=95

again
I love my car. Buy your own



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

  • Soap Dodger

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin
lol @ the simpleton

http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showpost.php?p=137964694&postcount=95

again

Ha ha... well, It's true.

I had the Boxer bought off me... i didn't sell it! It's the same, but different. :scratchchin:

And the Boxer sale did not facilitate the house purchase (which we've now done).

With the Boxer money, I bought the truck.... One handles like a truck... the other IS a truck.






Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
I see on the entry form that Category S is back again.  However, it says that crews won't be allowed to enter this section more than 2 consecutive years other than in exceptional circumstances.  Why is that?



Offline waz356


  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location:
  • Drives:
I see on the entry form that Category S is back again.  However, it says that crews won't be allowed to enter this section more than 2 consecutive years other than in exceptional circumstances.  Why is that?

Because they're trying to encourage people to "move up" to full competition. The bizarre thing is that the cars in Comp S don't actually qualify for the competition section.  :doh:

Oh and the 2 consecutive year rule hasn't stopped a couple of SA guys entering their 360C's for the 3rd year in a row now has it.

Do it Mark. Enter the Lambo and enjoy those closed roads. You mention the head room but you said the same about the SE and still managed 10 or so laps of Mallala with a helmet on and didn't think anything of it. The stages are pretty short too remember.



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
Do it Mark. Enter the Lambo and enjoy those closed roads.

I'd use the 911 if anything.  Much better car for the event all round.  The Murci really only comes alive over 130km/h.



Offline SiFi

  • Navigator/Serial Killer

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
Oh and the 2 consecutive year rule hasn't stopped a couple of SA guys entering their 360C's for the 3rd year in a row now has it.

Not quite, the rules haven't been stretched that far. For the 360C's, 2005 was Throughbred Tour, 2006 was Cat S.



Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
169 Replies
50723 Views
Last post Wed, 07 Jan, 2009 - 15:45
by waz356
258 Replies
98539 Views
Last post Sat, 15 Sep, 2012 - 17:43
by 265T
Classic Adelaide 2015

Started by 265T « 1 2 3 4 » Events

39 Replies
13113 Views
Last post Wed, 06 May, 2015 - 16:03
by Tiger
14 Replies
3146 Views
Last post Fri, 11 Sep, 2015 - 16:19
by goober
Classic Adelaide 2016

Started by mhh « 1 2 3 4 » Events

36 Replies
3300 Views
Last post Mon, 21 Nov, 2016 - 13:23
by goober


Latest Discussions

BOARD TOPIC MEMBER POSTED
[ Funny Cool Stoopid ] it's funny cause i'm drunk!! shack Today at 04:01
[ McLaren ] 675 LT Spider 360c Today at 00:40
[ Racing ] Lola Larousse LC88 Gary Gerald Yesterday at 23:30
[ Cars ] Supercar dealer article UK JBO Yesterday at 21:35
[ Cars ] Spotted thread Alpinem3e92 Yesterday at 16:24
[ Racing ] 2017 Formula 1 Tipping game mondi Yesterday at 10:27
[ Racing ] Seeking photos of Brian Ginger - died in 1993 London-Sydney Marathon Chicky01 Sat, 25 Mar, 2017 - 17:38
[ Ferrari ] 812 Superfast shack Sat, 25 Mar, 2017 - 16:57
[ Racing ] Australian GT series dkabab Sat, 25 Mar, 2017 - 13:32
[ Off Topic ] Real Estate 360c Sat, 25 Mar, 2017 - 11:48