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Old May 3rd 2010, 01:24
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Racing the GL

Took the beetle racing today and surprised the hell out of a bunch of people. It was loud, fast and stuck in the corners, putting smiles on more than a few faces.



The struts are toast, rear shocks are definitely going, and I desperately need a kafer brace, but given those deficiencies I didn't do too badly. I was on aggressive street tires, springs were dialed in, and at the limit it was completely predictable. With a few new pieces and slicks I think I could give the d-mod buggies a run for their money. I also had a chance to use my new gopro camera and it does a pretty good job.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpJDM3gxiz8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT6g5zU3wn4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmVm3nAUJhw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtBbBBiU96c

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Old May 3rd 2010, 01:40
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Just watched your clips. NICE!

The video is pretty clear. How did you mount it? Did you use the suction cup on the rear 1/4 window? Where did you get that cam from?

Anyone else want one of these, group buy?

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Old May 3rd 2010, 01:54
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It's a gopro hd motorsports camera found here: http://www.goprocamera.com/index.php...2&productid=30

You can barely see it stuck to the passenger side rear quarter window, just above the headrest in the 2nd photo. It's a pretty good suction cup mount and there were quite a few of these cameras out at the event. I think I paid $330 or so including tax for mine.
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Old May 3rd 2010, 02:21
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Cool, i'm getting one!
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Looks like you had a blast. Nice videos. I could get in trouble with one of those on the street.
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Old May 3rd 2010, 21:19
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Man that looks fun!
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Man this looks like fun. One day I would like to try it ! I know they do Auto X at the sonoma county airport next to my work........
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Old May 4th 2010, 05:19
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G'day
u look like a really tall guy, have u considered lowering your seat? it may improve your driving & handling?
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Hi Humble,
Great videos. I must complement you on the location and view panorama of the camera, I got a real sense of the drives and I could see enough of the course to see how it all flowed. I wish all race/road car footage was this well done! (I hate narrow perspectives that make you feel like a blinkered horse sitting on the bonnet)

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Old May 4th 2010, 12:15
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Jak, I'm not that tall only 6'/182cm but I think the 1303 seating position is a little high to start with. I definitely want to lower the seat or replace it with something that holds me a little better.

Clive, that's one of my biggest pet peeve's about in car video too. I think it turned out especially well in the beetle since you can see the pedals as well. I've tried several video setups and I think I like this one the best. I think I might sell my old video camera and get another gopro
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Great video's!! Your very nice into the powerband with that rpm and speed.
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I was just shy of the 7k rpm limit on the msd on the first two slaloms. I probably could have used 3rd but I was already going into the corners a bit hot as it was.
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Nice videos! The camera is amazing I could actually tell what was going on.
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Old May 6th 2010, 08:38
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looking good, so makes me need to get mine sorted and back out.
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