1971 Saloon car championship PT2
This is the "Osram saloon car championship" part of the "Iberia Trophy -
1971". The race took place on 11-09-1971, at the now gone circuit of
"Crystal Palace". Cars include Camero, Viva HB GT, Escort RS1600, Mini
Cooper's etc.. Big names such as the late "Gerry Marshall"... Enjoy the
time warp with "Murray Walker" on commentary (more) (less)
Mom rides in 700HP civic!!
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Honda Mean Mower vs BTCC Honda Civic
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Reigning Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Champion Gordon Shedden will be
aiming to keep off the grass when he heads to Silverstone for the final
round of this year's series on 13 October. But he took time out from his
preparations to have a bit of fun, lining up on the grid with three-time
champ and team-mate Matt Neal on a special mower created by their Team
The Mean Mower is a bit different to Gordon and Matt's Honda Yuasa Racing
Civics. It's based on a Honda HF2620 lawn tractor, but the regular 20bhp
614cc V-twin engine has made way for a 1,000cc V-Twin from a Honda
Firestorm motorbike. This delivers 110bhp, and gives a power-to-weight
ratio of 520bhp per tonne -- enabling the mower to do 0-60mph in under four
seconds and hit 130mph.
To cope with this huge pace, the regular mower chassis has been replaced
with a chromoly spaceframe. Suspension and wheels from an ATV help Boost the handling, plus there's a
body-hugging racing seat and Alcantara steering wheel with buttons for the
sequential gearbox. This drives the rear wheels via a chain to a rear axle
sourced from a go-kart. Yet this amazing machine can still cut grass.
The steel cutting bed is replaced by a lighter fibreglass version, and
isn't connected to the petrol engine. Instead, two electric motors spin a
3mm wire cable at 4,000rpm -- proper blades could be a bit dangerous at
100mph. The Mean Mower is similar in concept to a Yuasa Racing Civic, which
is taken off the production line in Swindon, Wilts, and heavily modified.
While the chassis and body are retained, the interior is stripped out and a
roll cage fitted. New front and rear sub-frames are installed, as are
racing-spec suspension and brakes. And while the 2.0-litre engine uses the
same block as the old Civic Type R, a turbocharger is added and most of the internals
are changed. Total output is around 330bhp, which allows the Yuasa Civic to
do up to 160mph.
But how would the BTCC racer compare with the Mean Mower on a lap of
Rockingham's National Circuit in Northants? The track is 1.7 miles long,
has a range of corners and plenty of grass that could do with a trim...
"The only way the mower could win round here is to literally cut corners,"
said Matt. "But if it doesn't, it has no chance. In fact, I reckon I could
give it a 40-second head start and still cross the finish line first."
Was Neal right to be so confident? The way the mower stumbled off the
starting line suggested so. Its tall first gear makes for lazy getaways --
be too aggressive and the engine will stall. But once moving, the Mean
Mower soon gets into its stride. In a straight line, it's quite impressive
-- but the narrow track makes it tricky through corners.
Still, after 40 seconds, the mower had completed over a third of a lap --
leaving the car with plenty of catching up to do. In fact, the Civic didn't
have the mower in its sights until it rounded the penultimate corner. This
was going to be close. As the BTCC racer entered the final hairpin, the
Mean Mower was exiting it and heading down the home straight -- just a few
hundred metres from victory.
But the distance to the finish line proved just enough for the Civic to
close the gap. In the end it pipped the mower at the post, by the narrowest
of margins. We checked the stopwatch: the BTCC car had taken one minute
18.2 seconds to do a standing-start lap. The mower completed it in one
minute 59 seconds -- a difference of 40.8 seconds. We know who won the
moral victory, though, as the Civic can't trim your grass! Little wonder
that these Honda stars are keen to be handed the Mean Mower to cut some
blades of glory in their gardens during the close season.
2010 V8 Supercars Gold Coast Race2
The closing laps of the 2010 Australian V8 Supercar race from The Gold
Coast. Jamie Whincup and Shane Van Gisbergen go door to door for the
closing laps of this race. It's one of the best of the season.
Jason Plato "What A Save" BTCC 2009 Round 1 Race 3 at Brands Hatch
Jason does a fantastic save after being hit from behind by Jonathan Adam as
they enter Paddock Hill Bend at nearly 100 MPH.
Jonathan was subsequently given a four second penalty which handed Jason
Commentators are Ben Edwards and former BTCC and 2008 Porsche Carrera Cup
Champion Tim Harvey
DTM History - The Golden Years
20 years ago, Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft became the most important
european touring car championship alongside BTCC. The Cars were fast and
the races were exciting. This is part 1 of my DTM Tribute.
Music: BAP - Verdamp lang her
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCS7CBcHxtA
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHMkiLOaBgY
with permission by Wilhelm Gerner and motorsport-dvd.de
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BTCC Crash log 1996 pt2
BTCC 1996 and the Audi's arrive with their 4x4 A4 and Frank Biela becomes
the new champion, while John Bintcliffe gets familiar with the race
steward's offices at various circuits. The 1996 Vectra needed more
development, but John Cleland was good for a quote as always, the new Honda
was fast but David Leslie seemed to have a target fitted to the rear
quarter of his car and the WSR Ford Mondeos got plenty of crash testing,
good to see Steve Robertson racing back in the Uk again after his time in
the States but he and Radisich didn't have a good season. Kelvin Burt had
one of the worst crashes I have sen in a touring car at Oulton Park, but he
thankfuly recovered to race again during the season. Sorry for some jumpy
shots here the old VHS is gettgetting old, and all this footage comes from
the season review.
McLaren MP4-12C vs Honda Civic BTCC racer vs Honda Fireblade British Superbike
We know the McLaren 12C is other-worldly fast. But how does it compare
against a Honda Civic British Touring Car Championship racer and a British
Superbike Championship-winning Honda Fireblade?
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We took a McLaren 12C to Rockingham Motor Speedway to face its toughest
challenge yet. Could it outpace a Honda Civic BTCC racer driven by former
champion Gordon Shedden and the pairing of 2013 British Superbike champion
Alex Lowes and his Samsung Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade? Which would set the
fastest lap? Would the Civic's superior grip make up for the power deficit?
Would the McLaren be too much to match on the straight? Or would the 'Blade
offer a blend of light weight and high performance impossible to match?
Steve Sutcliffe referees.
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This EP3 Is The Best Civic Type R Honda Ever Made
Most petrolheads absolutely love the EP3 Civic. But owner Jordan believes
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