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Old 11-30-2005, 04:54 PM   #1
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Rally Stuff So you want to be a fast rally driver?

You've seen the photos and heard the story of Travis Pastrana's crash at Colorado Cog this year. Now see the video from 3 different angles and in slo-mo! Go to http://www.vtcar.com/ and click on the wrinkled car photo.

For any of you aspiring rally drivers, this is what happens when you start going faster. It's not a question of if you're going to get to experience something like this yourself, it's just a question of when. Plan on it, and try to enjoy it as much as Travis does!

I especially enjoy co-driver Christian Edstrom's casual demeanor after the mayhem. No rally fanatics were seriously injured during the filming of this incident, although two of them were a little bruised.

And Morgan, are you getting in shape for next season?

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Old 11-30-2005, 05:22 PM   #2
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where the hell was travis running off to at the end of the video?
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:38 PM   #3
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Where the hell was Patrana running to after the wreck? He just sort of left his codriver back there!

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Old 11-30-2005, 05:39 PM   #4
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to put out warning triangle and OK sign to other cars coming upon the scene.
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:40 PM   #5
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Someone has a potty mouth. (I know I certainly would never swear after wrecking my car on video. )

Quite impressive how a well-built cage holds up under punishment like that.

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Old 11-30-2005, 05:47 PM   #6
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wow, yeah what a wreck (they showed it on that ESPN show just the other day a lot)
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:59 PM   #7
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"are you alive?"

OMG

never heard that one after a roll before.
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Old 11-30-2005, 06:04 PM   #8
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I think I would swear after a wreck like that.

I probably wouldn't belt out a "Wahoooo!" at the top of my lungs, though....

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Old 11-30-2005, 06:05 PM   #9
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when you have money and don't care about wrecking thousnads of dollars worth of machine........


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Old 11-30-2005, 06:08 PM   #10
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when you have money and don't care about wrecking thousnads of dollars worth of machine........


Someone's bitter
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Old 11-30-2005, 06:09 PM   #11
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where the hell was travis running off to at the end of the video?

that's panic. after something like that, it's "all for one, one for yourself".

"are you alive?" yeah, "good, i'm gonna get some coffee!"
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Old 11-30-2005, 06:28 PM   #12
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Someone's bitter

not bitter, jealous of being a poor college kid >:0


also, I wish I was rich and could have fun crashing badass cars.
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Old 11-30-2005, 06:28 PM   #13
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(I know I certainly would never swear after wrecking my car on video. )
How come that video didn't have multiple camera angles?

The only other time I can remember seeing someone in a Subaru being that excited about destruction was the video of Jeff Perrin in the passenger seat when Jeff Sponaugle blew up his first WRX transmission on the road course at PIR.
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:08 PM   #14
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Someone's bitter
That's not being bitter. That's observing that someone just rolled up a $150K rally car and not giving two s hits about it.
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:17 PM   #15
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Actually Travis felt bad about the whole thing after the adrenaline subsided. But, it's just part of the deal. He didn't try to wreck the car, that's just what happens when you search for the limit in motorsports. Travis' job was to go as fast as he could. Well, he went a little faster than he could, but you don't know exactly how fast you can go unless you let it all hang out. And occasionally when you do that, a piece of it gets caught on something.

I would think this should be required viewing for anybody who wants to install the cheapest possible bolt-in roll cage, or gripes about having to replace their "perfectly good" safety belts every couple of years, or tries to argue that they can use their rally car as their daily driver and/or drive the rally car to/from rallies. The fact that both driver and co-driver were basically uninjured isn't luck, it's top-notch safety equipment. Never skimp on the gear that will be saving your bacon!

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Old 11-30-2005, 07:20 PM   #16
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"...i knew the second we could see the corner that we were carrying more speed than I had talent."

That's a great quote.
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:25 PM   #17
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it's a crazy video, some 7+ rolls.

Roll cages save lives
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:33 PM   #18
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I might be smoking crack, but doesn't the photographer that Pastrana almost nails post here quite a bit? Mopho maybe? I know I have at least seen his pictures here.

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Old 11-30-2005, 07:35 PM   #19
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I might be smoking crack, but doesn't the photographer that Pastrana almost nails post here quite a bit? Mopho maybe? I know I have at least seen his pictures here.

Jon
Well you might be smoking crack, but yes it's Mopho and he does hang out here (he's a Subaru fan as well as a talented photog). Morgan Segal would be his name, or you can call him "Burnie".
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:41 PM   #20
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I would think this should be required viewing for anybody who wants to install the cheapest possible bolt-in roll cage, or gripes about having to replace their "perfectly good" safety belts every couple of years, or tries to argue that they can use their rally car as their daily driver and/or drive the rally car to/from rallies. The fact that both driver and co-driver were basically uninjured isn't luck, it's top-notch safety equipment. Never skimp on the gear that will be saving your bacon!

Cheers,
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and still tom hoppe gave me **** for buying sparco and peltor

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Old 11-30-2005, 07:45 PM   #21
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Well you might be smoking crack, but yes it's Mopho and he does hang out here (he's a Subaru fan as well as a talented photog). Morgan Segal would be his name, or you can call him "Burnie".
Ooh yay, crack and being right all in one day, I must have hit the jackpot!!!

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Old 11-30-2005, 08:42 PM   #22
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EDIT: The fact that both driver and co-driver were basically uninjured isn't luck, it's top-notch safety equipment. Never skimp on the gear that will be saving your bacon!

Cheers,
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Tell that to Michael Parks family. There is some fair amount of luck involved in any serious auto accident. Good or bad. Travis and Christian had some good luck that day I'd say.

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Old 11-30-2005, 08:49 PM   #23
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dch knows of what he speaks here: (wrecking nice cars)

case in point--Maine Forest Rally 2004. we were not far behind dch, came flying over a crest and there he was, on side of road where his Prodrive WRX sat with the front wheel ripped totally off.

Doug was standing right after a blind crest (other side of the road from his wrecked car) , pointing at the big rock he hit after a jump as if to say, "hey don't hit this, it will HURT." Thanks to him, we didn't hit it. A few hundred meters down the road, there was an Evo well off the road, with the Irish codriver saying same thing.

Thanks guys...we'd a gone in (off) same place if you hadn't have pointed this all out.

Moral of the story (ies): if your codriver says, "keep L/bigJmp," LISTEN.

bending sheetmetal is part of the deal if you are trying hard enough.

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Old 11-30-2005, 08:54 PM   #24
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Tell that to Michael Parks family. There is some fair amount of luck involved in any serious auto accident. Good or bad. Travis and Christian had some good luck that day I'd say.

Regards,

Charles
Point taken, luck plays a part in everything including getting out of bed in the morning. My intention was to emphasize that you can reduce your reliance on good luck by paying attention to the sometimes seemingly over expensive safety equipment. Now if we could just figure out a way to eliminate bad luck, we'd all be much better off...

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