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Old 08-22-2006, 02:18 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about it. But im signed up for This weekend Aug 26-27 for the main track. But the shenendoah looks fun!

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Shenendoah looks like a fun track, wonder if that banked corner is anything like the carousel at the Nurburgring, shame you guys will never get the chance to drive it in your cars since its the most amazing experiance ever.
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Shenendoah looks like a fun track, wonder if that banked corner is anything like the carousel at the Nurburgring, shame you guys will never get the chance to drive it in your cars since its the most amazing experiance ever.
Ahhh....that's what Gran Turismo is for....just kidding. Actually, from the description, the Shenendoah track is supposed to be modelled after Nurburgring on a much smaller scale. Again, it's supposed to have significant elevation changes as well. We'll see. I guess it's the closest we'll get on this side of the pond unless you do one of the European delivery programs with BMW/Porsche/Mercedes.
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Does look like a good track, whoever goes should post up a video of the lap, shame i will never get to try it out, unless someone wants to lend me a Miata

On the nurburgring side of things i went for 5 days and only managed one dry lap the rest it was raining, its about a 12mile long track so weather changes on each side of the circuit, good laugh did 8 laps in total i think that works out as about 92miles of hard driving
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Does look like a good track, whoever goes should post up a video of the lap, shame i will never get to try it out, unless someone wants to lend me a Miata

On the nurburgring side of things i went for 5 days and only managed one dry lap the rest it was raining, its about a 12mile long track so weather changes on each side of the circuit, good laugh did 8 laps in total i think that works out as about 92miles of hard driving
I won't have a video cam mount in time, but here's someone else's video:

http://www.mazdadrivers.com/09_track...n_practice.wmv
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Shenendoah looks like a fun track, wonder if that banked corner is anything like the carousel at the Nurburgring, shame you guys will never get the chance to drive it in your cars since its the most amazing experiance ever.
It's supossed to be a good replica. I'll ask my buddies brother this weekend, he's drivin' on both the Nurburgning and the Shenendoah Circuit, with a 500rwhp Grand Sport!
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shame you guys will never get the chance to drive....since its the most amazing experiance ever.
Are they tearing it up? Why won't we ever get to drive it?
fwiw- I drove Mosport before it was repaved, when it had 6" frost heaves in it. Catching air in the middle of a turn at 90mph = amazing.

brg- If you have a welder you can make a cam mount in less than hour. Basically an exhaust clamp sized for the roll bar, with a bar welded to it, a bolt for a hinge, another bar and then a flat plat to mount the camera. They've worked great so far. I usually wrap some thick rubber around the bar then clamp over it. Works well with image stabilized cameras. Here's a drawing. - rob
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Are they tearing it up? Why won't we ever get to drive it?
I said in your cars, unless you fancy a very long road trip meet you in Germany in that case
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Anything would be more fun than my car right now- it has no engine.

I had a tripod head like that at one point but it disappeared. I just started making them because it was easier to leave them in the cars vs. moving them around each time. But the solid head worked better for me, than the bushing type. The bushing seemed to trick the image stabilization in a few of the cameras I used.
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I made up a great camera mount using two bits of MDF, and using the headrest posts (If you have them) works a charm

Got a video using it some place, will dig it out

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http://firestar3x.com/OCUK/Videos/Induction.wmv
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That works. I know that some of the "sanctioners" are particular about camera mounts. Just depends on who is looking. All you need now is one of those clip-on wide angle lenses. btw- you're exhaust sounds great. - rob
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btw- you're exhaust sounds great. - rob
Cheers, its got a Twin exit (Pipe each side) IL Motorsport Stainless Steel system, and a K&N Typhoon induction kit on it (Clearly thats coming off soon )
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