Best of the Banshee
Big video of all the banshees over the past year that includes videos and a
few pics. From dunes, to trails, ice, hillclimbs and etc.. its all here.
Follow us on twitter and facebook at HNpowersports where we will have more
videos, we will announce riding and racing events all over, and introduce
new gear, parts and machines. NO matter what you ride atvs, dirtbikes,
snowmobiles, etc.. we do it all. Both of them are new though so we don't
have a ton up yet but we will. Thanks to all the people who let me use
their videos!!!! Also subscribe and enjoy the video!!
IIRA Ice Race Madison Lake, MN
International Ice Racing Association
Join us at:
Sports car racing on frozen Madison Lake
Madison Lake, MN
south of Minneapolis, MN
February 13 & 14, 2010
The slow motion photography was shot at 120 frames per second.
Volvo 740: The END (HD)
Volvo, Rest In Peace! Music: Albinoni - Adagio in G Minor.
Behind the scenes: http://tos.pp.fi/images/album/volvo/ NEW PIX, updated at
Life ends to metal recycling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNKHXacIPnY
2012 Volvo 760 - Only The Fittest Survive
Volvo 760 turns 30 - The car that saved Volvo Car Corporation
In February 1982 - 30 years ago - the new Volvo 760 GLE was launched. No
typical Volvo, yet unmistakably a Volvo. Seen as elegant and exciting with
its characteristic design it was well received. The 760 became the car that
actually saved Volvo Car Corporation back then and paved the way to the
modern company of today.
When the first plans for the new car were drawn up around 1975 the
automotive industry in general was experiencing a lot of difficulties, and
Volvo in particular. The first oil crisis had just passed and at Volvo,
problems were rising regarding the build quality of the new Volvo 240. It
was also a very difficult economic time for the company. It was expensive
to build cars in the Torslanda plant, too expensive in fact, and it was no
longer profitable to export them.
The 200-series was soon to be complemented with a new generation of smaller
cars from the Dutch subsidiary Volvo Car BV, but at the same time a new
large volume-seller for the 1980s was desperately needed. A car designed
and built to meet the continuously higher demands for fuel efficiency, Exhaust emission control and safety that
kept appearing. It was just as difficult to foresee what kind of car the
customers of the 1980s would want.
A new way to tackle the task
The 760 was conceived in a time when conditions changed almost daily and in
the company there were many strong and different opinions regarding the new
car. There was no Internet to surf in order to broaden the views but Volvo
made use of the best possible tool available at the time, a very thorough
analysis of the surrounding world. Careful studies and large mental
flexibility would lead the team on to the right track and along that track
there was very little or no room for mistakes.
More car at less weight
It was decided that reliability, fuel efficiency, longevity,
serviceability, low noise levels, design and performance in that order
should guide the development work on the new project. It was also decided
that rear-wheel drive should be employed, that the wheelbase should be 10
cm (4") longer than that of the 240. The car was also to be somewhat
shorter than the 240 but have the same width and be 100 kg lighter. For
cost reasons most of the technical content was to be carried over from the
200-series with only minor modifications. This was, for instance the case
with transmissions, suspensions and many other system solutions. The
exterior design, however, had to be brand new.
The project, which was now known as the P31, was subject to changes. The
technical specifications were only finalized at about the same time as the
final design was frozen. Choosing the right design is just as difficult and
important as filling the car with the right technical content.
The introduction was initially planned for 1980 but was at this stage
postponed until 1981.
Boxiness becomes a concept
There were many design proposals to consider, many of them from outside
designers. Most of them were sedans but Volvo's head of design, Jan
Wilsgaard, was more into a hatchback. The finance department, on the other
hand, wanted a design with straight and flat surfaces, with angular lines,
preferably 90 degrees, in order to reduce the production costs as much as
In the end, the battle stood between the favourite of the marketing
department and the engineering department alternative, when the sometimes
very secretive Wilsgaard pulled an unknown contestant out of his sleeve. It
was his own proposal which blended the properties in a different way: A car
with a drawn out rear end in the estate fashion with straight body sides
and with an abruptly cut-off rear, in other words a cut-back. This cut-back
remained in the final discussions but eventually a modified version of it -
a sedan with an almost vertical rear screen and boxy rear section - was
chosen. The straight sides lent the interior a spacious feeling which was
also very comfortable. And above all, the car had real character.
It soon proved to be the right choice. In the midst of the round and
slippery soap dishes offered by other manufacturers, the Volvo boxiness was
a hit and soon turned into a hallmark. Very valuable during this selective
process was the use of so-called product clinics which Volvo used for the
first time and at which people's reactions regarding the new car were
investigated without revealing any details like the brand of car etc. The
reactions were not entirely positive, but in the USA, the planned main
market for the new car, people loved it and looked upon it as their type of
FERRARI and PORSCHE drifting on ice 2010 MAT ice racing school
MAT Ice racing school, organized by Makela Auto Tuning in Finland. The
events are only for the drivers allready have racing experience. All cars
are full racing and rally cars as the last specification Mitsubishi Evo X ,
Porsche 911 GT3RS, BMW M3, Ferrari 308 GTB Group 4, Ford Cosworth 4wd Group
A WRC. All cars has special long spike rally tires. There are several
different ice tracs on the sea ice and specially built snow tracks on on
the Arctic Driving Centre. This is surely one of the fastest ice driving
and drifting experince in the world.
2009 Celebration of Lakes: Ice Racing Sprints
For the second year in a row winter relents just in time for the
Celebration of Lakes. After the 12th longest run ever of high temps
below freezing, including a nasty cold snap that closed schools throughout
the state, temperatures rose past freezing into the 40s on Saturday and
into the 30s on Sunday.
The Celebration of Lakes is sponsored each year by the Chisago Chamber of
Commerce. Check their website for dates and events.
The Auto races take on South Lindstrom Lake, away from the bulk of the
events on North Center Lake. This footage is from the sprints held on
Saturday. The following day was an endurance run.
IIRA Ice Racing
Ice Racing on Lake Mille Lacs March 1 and 2 2008. Racing in a Subaru
Impreza, average speed around 54mph and a max speed of about 67mph, on a
0.95 mile course.
Ice Race moto : des clous dans la glace !
Ice Race. La dernière manche du championnat du monde de courses sur glace
s'est déroulée le week-end des 26 et 27 mars 2011, à Inzell, en
Allemagne. L'occasion de découvrir cette discipline et d'admirer le plus
grand champion de tous le temps, Nicolai Krasnikov ! Un reportage pour les
clous dans glace...!
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