THIS. Is how you drive.

THIS. Is how you drive.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:48 pm



I've watched this video a dozen times. Ken Block is a mad man that can drive.
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:38 pm

Yes he doe but it certainly helps having a car that cost $500K that probably has to be rebuilt every time he gets behind the wheel. I like the start of the one where it says Ford Festiva - 650HP.......... LOL
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PostBy: franco b On: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:53 pm

How does one get permission to close down city streets for the exclusive use of one nut case in a useless car?
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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:46 pm

franco b wrote:How does one get permission to close down city streets for the exclusive use of one nut case in a useless car?


Money talks.

Richard, I'm sure he doesn't worry about having to rebuild the car every time he gets out of it. He's probably got a garage full of them, especially since DC shoes as well as Ford probably foot most of the bill.
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PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:14 pm

Hum, that car is 4wd, he must have a way to disengage the front end to do some of that stuff. I would like to know how many tires he went through filming that.
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PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:18 am

grumpy wrote: I would like to know how many tires he went through filming that.


And how many times did he do it? Most every obstacle had many, many skid marks around it.

What was the taller silver transmission lever? Was that four wheel drive in & out?
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:01 am

grumpy wrote:Hum, that car is 4wd, he must have a way to disengage the front end to do some of that stuff. I would like to know how many tires he went through filming that.


He has lever in the car that allows him to apply just the rear brakes, basically a glorified parking brake.
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:04 am

franco b wrote:How does one get permission to close down city streets for the exclusive use of one nut case in a useless car?


I would imagine they filmed it in many sequences so they only had to close down a few streets. Probably on a Sunday morning. If you consider the bridge sequence they probably just stopped traffic for a few minutes....
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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:33 am

He drove the course many times. There are other videos from his past playground videos that show out takes where he's slammed into barricades, over corrected, there was even where he hit a guy on a Segway that he was supposed to drive around.
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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:38 pm

[youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFF2bkiH ... ata_player [/youtube]

Here's another one of him on Top Gear; the British version and not the crumby US version of the show.
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:51 pm

I'm On Fire wrote: there was even where he hit a guy on a Segway that he was supposed to drive around.


I saw that before, he just nudged him a little. If I recall the guy never fell off the thing.
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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:35 am

Richard S. wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote: there was even where he hit a guy on a Segway that he was supposed to drive around.


I saw that before, he just nudged him a little. If I recall the guy never fell off the thing.


No, he didn't. He just kept going like nothing had happened. I kept thinking, damn that guy is brave.
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PostBy: grizzly2 On: Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:29 am

He must have a coal fired boiler in that car. You can see all the steam comming out of it.

If you slow the speeds down to about 10 mph, it reminds me of driving my Cobalt in the winter :lol:
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:42 am

How does one get permission to do that on city streets? Money talks is right!

The Summer Nationals in Worcester has been going on for over 20 years now. Worcester is one of THE most liberal, tree-hugging cities on earth ... but when the ' Nationals come to town, thousands of hot-rods & vintage muscle are allowed to drive around all weekend with open headers :o , and nearly each one does a hot smokey burnout until the tires blow. The rubber is taken out by dump truck at the end of the event!

But NOTHING brings more money to the city of Worcester. Why else would people from around the country flock to a city known for welfare recipients, liberalism, meth, potholed streets, and run-down abandoned 100 year old mills? :lol: I mean, really?
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