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.
Deals gap July 2010 - US129 fun
Following friends on US129.
Chase car is 2004 Mazda 3 with racing beat sway bars both front & rear, and
Koni Sport adjustable shocks.
Deals Gap - US 129 - Tail of the Dragon - Spring 2011 - HomelandSportbikes
**Watch in 720p atleast**
My first trip to deals gap on my 08 GSXR 750 with my buddy on his CBR1000
RR. Had a minor lay down coming around a turn on US 28 early in the morning
with cold tires on the way to the dragon. Nothing major just picked it up
and rode it like nothing happened. Back tires washed out and almost high
side in attempting to recover.
Special thanks to homeland sportbikes and Lance for making this possible.
little tally 11/4/12 STT, US129 Photos trackday A group
Big thanks to Dave Allison with US129 Photos , STT and Apex manufacturing
for making this weekend happen. I can't wait til next year to learn some
more. Need to sell this fat pig of an R1 and get a bike more suited to
track days. Running in Advanced Group this day...
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:
Deals Gap "Tail of the Dragon" on a Gold Wing
This is a video of us riding our Gold Wings through the entire length of
the Tail of the Dragon (US 129, Deal's Gap), plus a few miles before "the
overlook". Our lines are not great to say the least, but part of the reason
for taking toe video was to learn from it. We don't pretend to have talent
just because we have experience (which is a common and dangerous
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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.
Mont Tremblant time trials COMSCC 2:07.9 in a 4600 pound station wagon on street tires
My timed run at Mont Tremblant August 3, 2010. 2005 Dodge Magnum RT,
213,000 miles at this event. Peddars bushing road race kit, SRT springs,
shocks, Exhaust from headers to tips,
FRI Sidewinder cam. Quaife limited slip diff with stock 2.82 gear set
(will be 3.73 next year, she needs to get going quicker), BFGoodrich KDW2
tires (the weakest point by far for this use), Stoptech rotors and EBC red
stuff brake pads (the second weakest point, poor choice by me for this type
of use, not bad materials).
Best Rain Tire Ever - BF Goodrich KDW II's - 295/35/19
In the rain, at any speed, it feels like I'm on dry pavement with these
tires. Hands down the best tire I have ever ran, I love them. A little
pricey my BFG KDW II 295/35/19's were over $1,200 for all four. Well worth
the cost though, very stable at any speed. Oh, Rainx is awesome too! This
is a regular cab 4x2 Dakota with a T56.
DJ's Tail of the Dragon run in the Miata
Since DJ couldn't get his GTI legal in time for SoWo and our detour to Tail
of the Dragon, he bought a 91' Miata with 130,000 miles on it to make the
trip. He got more than the $1500 in fun out of it that was paid for this
vehicle. We figured that the car had no more than 80hp (115hp stock) after
taking into consideration drivetrain loss and 20 years of being beat on.
This is one of several videos to come.
Tail of the Dragon Miata chase footage 2011
Taking some time away from SoWo 2011. 2008 Rabbit support vehicle. The
Miata didn't break! lol. Really bad wind noise from the GoPro HDs. Tried
to reduce it as much as possible by using EQ settings. Enjoy!
Jim and Nathan at Arroyo Seco - DSM
Jim - 1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
Apexi 3in turbo back Exhaust, ETS FMIC, HKS SSV BOV, FP race Exhaust manifold, FP 20G clipped turbo, Walbro 255 lph fuel pump with rewire,
Prothane Motor Mount Inserts, Evo III O2 housing, Dejon intake pipe, Dejon
Intercooler piping with GM
MAF blowthrough, PTE 680 injectors, Fuelab Mini AFPR, AN-6 STM fuel filter
to rail kit
DSMlink V3, Innovate LC-1 and Autometer Cobalt Boost Gauge on Pillar Pod, Autometer Cobalt
oil pressure and temp gauges in center vent pod, 3in GM MAF sensor
FP2 cams, BC valve springs, Balance Shaft Removal, Ferrea +1mm Valves,
ACT XTSS clutch and pressure plate,
Enkei 17x8 RPF1 wheels with Bridgestone Potenza RE760's, Megan Racing
coilovers, Energy Suspensions Control Arm, Sway Bar and Subframe Bushings
Nathan - 1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST FWD
K&N air filter ▫ Custom cold air/Dejon intake pipe ▫ VRSF FMIC ▫
Hallman ES MBC ▫ 14b with "crushed" 1g BOV ▫ 2g manifold ▫ Megan
Racing o2 housing ▫ Full 3" Punishment SS Exhaust ▫ NGK 'BPR6ES' ▫ Magnacore 8.5mm
wires ▫ Walbro 255 lph w/ rewire ▫ -6 AN feed kit ▫ Buschur/SX AFPR
▫ FIC 850 injectors ▫ E85 ▫ 4 -AN oil feed ▫ RRE catch can ▫
Bonehead oil cap ▫ Gates Racing timing belt ▫ Zaklee clear cam cover
▫ OBX polished spark plug cover ▫ CX aluminum radiator w/ two 12" slim
fans ▫ 170* thermostat ▫ Three Speed Scatter Shield ▫ Prothane motor
mount inserts ▫ Removed A/C, EGR, and CC.
ECMlink V3Lite on Speed Density ▫ Autometer Boost, oil pressure, and volts gauges ▫ AEM
UEGO wideband o2 gauge running narrowband simulation ▫ B&M fuel pressure
gauge ▫ Omni 4-bar MAP sensor ▫ GM IAT sensor.
2.0L 4G63 6 bolt with: Wiseco 8.3:1 Pistons bored .20 over ▫ ACL race
bearings ▫ ARP head studs, main studs, and rod bolts ▫ BSEK ▫
Mitsubishi composite HG ▫ 3g lifters.
Equal length half-shafts ▫ ACT 2100 clutch kit ▫ Fidanza aluminum
flywheel ▫ Fidanza short shifter ▫ Solid shifter base bushings ▫ STM
shifter cable bearings ▫ SS clutch line ▫ Royal Purple Max Gear
synthetic trans fluid.
Black 17"x6.5" Dodge Avenger aluminum rims ▫ 225/45ZR17 BF Goodrich
G-Force T/A KDW II's up front ▫ 215/50R17 Riken Raptors in the rear ▫
Hawk HPS pads on Brembo slotted rotors up front ▫ PowerStop Evolution
pads on Brembo solid rotors in the back ▫ Eibach Pro-line springs ▫ KYB
AGX struts ▫ Polished front and rear upper strut bars ▫ Energy
Suspension front control arm bushings, rear track arm bushings, and tie rod
At Arroyo Seco Raceway near Deming, New Mexico on June 23, 2011.
114 second lap.