Dodge Viper on the Tail of the Dragon US129 Deals Gap.flv
This was our first pass thought the "Tail of the Dragon", US129, Deal's Gap, My wife was trying to hand hold the camera and it did work very well and made her sick, so that is the only video we shot. It may make you sick watching it. We were driving a 2000 Dodge Viper. I thought it would be best to drive it in first gear but it was hard to keep the rear tires from breaking loose exiting the turns so I ended up driving it in second and it was much easier to control the loose on exit problem. The Viper is stock and quiet about the only time you hear it is when the rear tire breaks loose. It has a brand new set of BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2. 13.5 inches wide in the rear 10.5 inches wide in front. It had rain earlier in the day but was dry when we drove it. We weren't trying to set any records, just having a good time. I had a blast.
Minis on the Dragon 2011 (MOTD 9) Parade Part 1.wmv
Part 1: Minis on the Dragon Parade 2011 (MOTD 9); HD video taken from cars
2, 3 , & 4 from start at Fontana Dam to the end at lake past Tabcat bridge.
One of the best turn outs ever with approximately 150 Minis participating.
You Go Where You Look
On the "Tail of the Dragon", on October 16, 2012, a bike crossed the center
line and crashed into an oncoming car. Both vehicles were totaled, but
both men are reported as "okay." I offer this video as an illustration of
the fact that, on a bike, you go where you look. ANYONE can make a
mistake. The toll when one is made involving a bike is usually higher than
anyone wants to pay.
300zx TT Dragon run 05.20.2011
This was my first time on the Tail of the Dragon. I didn't really feel
comfortable running the car too fast as this was a virgin run, and my car
sits a bit too low / scrapes in the hard turns. Zdayz 2011.
The tail of the dragon
one of my favourite songs...It's my own mix...we all now it's not a big
deal....but it's sounds pretty good..... I think ;)
-if you don't like slide shows, please still give it a go as the song is
the priority in this video.
-IT IS NOT THE GRANTURISMO 2 soundtrack, as that one has car sounds, while
this has bike sounds....the son is the same though.
If you don't like it, foxtrot, oscar.
Chasing The Dragon HillClimb Race - SCCA - 2011
Here's a few clips from the SCCA Chasing The Dragon (ie Tail of The Dragon)
Hill Climb. For this particular course, spectators were not allowed
on-course so we just hung out around the start gate.
Sorry the vid is a little shakey. It was shot with my iPhone 4.
Pics from the event can be seen here:
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP
MSD LS1 Spark Plug Wires
Hogan Down Pipe (With High Flow Cat)
Magna Flow Exhaust
Crane 1.8 Roller Rockers
BF Goodrich GForce KDW2 tires
ZZ Performance Poly Motor Mount
132365 / 2004 Dodge Viper: Mamba Edition
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/6rng7c3
Showing just 7724 original miles, Mamba #182 is a rare, virtually new car
that has been driven about 1100 miles a year. The white paint is unique to
the Mamba, and while it isn't as flashy as red, the unique look of an
all-white Viper has its own appeal—kind of like the white Bengal tigers.
Somehow it's much cooler than what you usually see on the road. The finish
is, of course, virtually unblemished thanks to expert care since it was new
and there's not much chance this one has ever seen the rain. The
convertible top is easy to use, folding neatly behind the seats and stowing
under a hard boot that creates a seamless appearance. And I don't care who
you are, when you see this car roaring down the street, you know you're in
the presence of something special.
Even more outrageous than the swoopy bodywork is the 8.3 liter V10 under
the hood, which cranks out 505 horsepower and 525 pounds of
torque, making the Viper the undisputed king of the hill in 2004. Modified
with only a K&N air filter, this V10 cranks to life easily and runs like it
should. Notoriously over-engineered, it's virtually impossible to hurt a
Viper engine, and guys have put insane levels of Boost through engines with stock bottom-ends
and report no difficulties, so you know they're built for combat. They're
also built for show, with red valve covers and brushed aluminum Viper
graphics, a gorgeous and exotic-looking intake manifold, and a massive air
The only transmission you could get in the Viper is a 6-speed manual, and
in first or second gear, the big V10 makes so much torque that even half
throttle will turn the big 19-inch tires to smoke. In back, a limited slip
differential tries to plant the power, but with this much torque on tap,
it's a losing battle. The suspension is, of course, fully independent at
all four corners, with sophisticated double wishbones that help the Viper
generate some truly astounding skidpad numbers. Brakes are massive discs
all around, and the second generation Vipers now sport full ABS that makes
the most of the car's impressive grip. Helping to create those insanely
high limits are beautiful chrome forged alloy wheels, 18s up front and 19s
in back wearing Michelin Pilot radials.
The big difference in the Mamba edition, aside from the dazzling white
paint, is the two-tone black and red interior. The seats are a combination
of leather and suede, surely designed to keep you in place during the most
spirited driving, and are probably even suitable for track duty. The
steering wheel is wrapped in black and red leather, and features a racy
airbag cover with the Viper logo in red. You'll also find the Mamba serial
number plaque and an emergency brake handle wrapped in more red leather.
White-faced gauges keep an eye on the engine, and the 220 MPH shown on the
speedometer is perhaps optimistic, but surely not by much. Overhead, the
black convertible top fits snugly and seals up tightly, but there's really
nothing like the open-air experience in a Viper.
The Mamba Edition Viper is unique primarily in its paint and interior, but
do you really need to improve a car with 505 horsepower? If you haven't
driven a Viper, prepare for a mind-altering experience, because this car
accelerates like those experimental rocket sleds they used to strap Air
Force pilots to in the '40s. Yet despite its brute power, the car is easy
to drive, comfortable, and relatively docile if you can manage to keep your
foot out of it. The distinctive Mamba Edition includes all that is great
about the Viper, and takes it to the next level with its cool color
combination and limited production status. Nobody can say what cars will be
collectable in the future, but safe bets are limited production models like
this one. Call today!
When at the start line, make sure you're in gear!
While normally comfortable on dirt, Dirty Rallysport takes a crack at
Chasing the Dragon, a new SCCA hillclimb run out of Robbinsville, NC which
is located adjacent to the Tail of the Dragon in Deals Gap.