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Old 01-12-2003, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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DAKAR Race on SpeedVision

Did anyone see one of the Mogs run over a landmine tonite? Looks like the rear axle took most of the hit and the box was good. Those things are tough!
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Missed that part...

Anyone else look at the rocks thinkin' "Hmm... European vacation with a side trip into Africa, how'd I ship my Junk over there?"
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I saw that wheel off; it was something more than a MOG, IIRC.

I think this would qualify as the toughest kind of race, on or off-road. Sure, in other series you can roll or drown, but can you imagine the added tension and drama of rock-crawling or mud-bogging if there was a good chance of hitting a MINE (this year), or getting shot at by terrorists (last year)???

Has there been any Dakars when somebody hasn't died?

BTW, any good sites with complete Dakar coverage? The Speed Channel coverage is really biased toward the bikes, the factory buggies and the big-trucks, with only an occassional glimpse of the SCORE-type pickups and homebuilt oddities.

I also haven't seen any shots of the portal-axled Volvo wagon.
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That portal axled Volov Wagon is Fawkin Sweet. Thye had a pic of it in the recent SAE Automotive Engineering mag and talk about sweet looking..
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Damn I missed the mine..would have liked to have seen that. Bet the bike guys are just a lil worried
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Re: DAKAR Race on SpeedVision

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Did anyone see one of the Mogs run over a landmine tonite?
I can just the pre-race brochure for the drivers: 'And a few surprises.'

Do they let the teams use GPS? I haven't seen any of the coverage but I hear teams are still getting lost.
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According to the announcer, for some reason the GPS wasn't working in some of the stages.

I felt bad for the teams that had breakdowns that set them back on the schedule, so they were driving the desert stages at night. There is a father/son team riding the bikes who were kind of keeping close; the son fell off the bike, and the father ran him over. They showed the boy lying on his back waiting for the rescue, and boy, did he ever have a "THANKS, Dad!!!!" look on his face!
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On some stages they are not alowed to use the GPS some they are.
Didn't know one of them hit a land mine. Saw one of the big truck fold a front axle. They rolled another.
Here is the official site http://www.dakar.com/
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I didn't notice the datestamps and was excited and then befuddled when I read SpeedVision.
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Ah shit I was looking up how to pimp out my TRACKER
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