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15-12-2006, 07:22 PM
here is a little report I am working on, we are sat roadside leeching someones wireless to upload this - I love them. :D
pimp it round
15-12-2006, 08:29 PM
Just editing the video Jimmy, i will upload it tomorrow morning and post a link here. :cool:
Never stop working do you. Excellent work Jimmy!
15-12-2006, 08:39 PM
Good work Jimmy, nice report.
Kind of people to let you use their connection ;)
bet they are in there wondering why their connection is slow, their fault for being MUPPETS!!!
Good work by the way Jim...!!
16-12-2006, 08:04 AM
cool report cant wait to see some more action shots
btw what buggy is neil cragg racing
16-12-2006, 09:09 AM
hyper 8 i would imagine..
16-12-2006, 09:37 AM
The video from yesterday is now online at the link below, this was shot with my photo camera not a camcorder, and is my first attempt at editting ;)
The file is 60mb in size btw.
Btw Neil is running the same buggy as Lee Martin and Chris.
16-12-2006, 02:47 PM
which is what car mate
as they are CML drivers, then it will by the Hoboa Hyper 8, UK spec.
16-12-2006, 09:16 PM
updated - buggy-sport.info didn't link it which is slightly strange - so no rallyX boyz would know about it I guess. O well. 229 hits, I think more than that looked at my laptop today! bugger.:p
I had a crap day, 5 qualifiers and I had trouble on hr first 4, engine cuts, sero horn falling off, wheel falling off... but the last qualifier was fantastic. The jumps are rather amazing - but sadly (look on the report) I am marshalling the BAST jump and almost got hit in the head today, I only saved my life with my arm and recived some cuts. its really a dangerous track to marshall. but driving it is fun.
Right - think we should move on from this housing estate before the police are called. haha
16-12-2006, 09:32 PM
nice report jimmy..wish i was there,looks fun track to drive :)
nice to see 6 different makes of car in the top 10..thats the thing about rallycross..theres a lot to choose from and any car is capable of winning.
should make for good finals tomorrow.
16-12-2006, 10:05 PM
Ace report Jimmy, I've kept checking in today to see how it's going - enjoy yerself fella
17-12-2006, 08:20 AM
Great report. Very nice photos as usual. I guess your getting to know the dangerous world of 1/8th buggy racing now. It can get crazy, all the tracks in Canada are like that. Not so good when its time for the 1/10th heats!
17-12-2006, 08:20 PM
I am back now, really tired as its been such a long day. my final was terrible, the engine cut 4 times at the start and it really peed me off. after that I had a good final but I was several laps down already by then and couldn't manage a bump-up. The track was awesome and so was my HongNor, after a little help from Jamie Booth the car felt pretty much dialled.
17-12-2006, 08:34 PM
I was all over those beams of light today and yesterday, they were cool and made for some sexy photos. much better than what was otherwise possible in that dimly lit hall.
Btw I updated the report thingybob and am gonna do some photos tomorrow. Its been an excellent experience.
Jim, you are just a sexy picture whore.... heehee
17-12-2006, 09:25 PM
Great work Jimmy, Vicky and Jonathan (with the video)... been keeping an eye on this event thanks to your great coverage. Looking forward to checking out the photos.
18-12-2006, 01:48 PM
Thanks for your support Stu....
18-12-2006, 02:57 PM
Good to meet you finally.
Awesome report. I've plugged it on racechat and a few of the underground Rx forums (so if you see hits from pages that you can't view, that's why).
Your photos are unreal, really top stuff. Phil is very happy indeed.
Really dunno how you got it done so quick. I got home early to update the website for the finals, and started writing my report about 4:40pm, finsihed around 2am this morning and this is all I had done:
Trying a new layout too for next year. Got some moore videos to come. I basically didn't bother with photos knowing you were getting some amazing stuff. Really top notch stuff though Jimmy, your efforts are appreciated by all!
I suspect everone knows I'm only joking, its a compliment to Jimmy's report.
I should really insert a disclaimer on ALL my posts reminding everyone that all I say is total dribble and should under no curcumstances be taken seriously.
18-12-2006, 04:59 PM
What more can I add?
18-12-2006, 08:42 PM
Thanks rob! ;)
Got a few more things to add - but the photos are up now.:p
19-12-2006, 08:41 AM
nice photos Jimmy, some really good dramatic shots there.
you also caught me glueing a spoked wheel! damn you! :P
I finished my race diary, its up in my race diaries section of my site if you fancy a read, you get to hear about some comedy moments that went on behined the scenes.
19-12-2006, 04:35 PM
Those wheels arent quite as bad as spokes ! but dishes all the way! hehe
I had 6.5 gig of traffic yesterday - which I think must be the most in one day ever for oOple. Who's up for the Proline then ?
Jimmy, Chris etc.
Over a 5 minute run which would be quicker an electric 1/10 or the ic 8th, i have never see one run properly you see and would a elec 1/10 scale of cleared those jumps:o ?
19-12-2006, 05:16 PM
We were talking about this on sunday, mick cragg and dave crompton, I think it might be on! hehe
We shall hopefully see, maybe at the proline race at the same venue!:)
19-12-2006, 05:46 PM
Even though I am not a big fan of 1/8th, I did enjoy the racing. It was very close and the 45 min final really attracted me. The only thing is, is I know nothing about engines. I think it would be a big problem. Loved the track and would love to have a 1/10th meeting there. I do think the electric boys would take the biscuit around the track though. Even over them big jumps. I would defo think about having ago.
19-12-2006, 05:55 PM
depends on the track and how bumpy it is..take the nook track for instance,you would get beaten to death driving an electric around there as its so bumpy,on a smooth track there wouldnt be much in it but i think an electric would come out on top.
you dont have to know much about engines,they are pretty bulletproof now and once the engine is set it needs very little tuning when the air pressure changes a lot,besides,theres always someone willing to lend a hand at rallycross.
19-12-2006, 06:04 PM
comparing 10th elec to 8th nitro is like comparing a go-kart to a LeMans car.
on their own tracks each of them would win, the kart is built for short sprints, the LM car is built to go the distance.
on that track, I think I could have got a 10th car around it quicker than my 8th, but I am fairly sure I would have snapped my 10th car before the end of a 20 minute final :p
19-12-2006, 06:07 PM
agreed chris,the 10th cars cannot take the abuse that a 1/8th can,no way near it.
some of the crashes that we have with 1/8th are nothing short of 'oh dear...thats going to skint me'..only for it land on its wheels and carry as if it was nothing.
19-12-2006, 06:15 PM
Yea, the first time i drove my hyper i landed on the back shock tower from 3a's massive double, and it carried on like i had landed normally :P
19-12-2006, 07:30 PM
I have to say, it was like driving a brick, but a very strong one. it lacked the finesse (ooh) of 10th but it made up for it in sheer muscle and strength. I saw one car land from the massive jump on another and both carried on.. and I gave mine so much stick it was crazy..
20-12-2006, 08:21 PM
that track looks fantastic...like a us bmx track....i'm getting flashbacks to my bmx days
20-03-2007, 02:32 PM
Lots of my photos in the latest XRC magazine (usa magazine) from the neo invitational. I just thought I'd show this since I liked the layout and they have used the photos really nicely (big!).
20-03-2007, 05:38 PM
Nice one jimmy, glad to see more sources using your pictures ! :)
20-03-2007, 09:26 PM
I was impressed with the layout of the XRC, bit short though!
20-03-2007, 10:03 PM
yeah it was a bit short, but hey, looked nice! :D
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