View Full Version : Lotus Elise race...

12-08-2005, 05:16 PM
Ya know, I didn't think single make & model races could be so interesting to watch... but I think this video has made me want to keep an eye out for more of this sort of stuff...

Lotus Trophy Bathurst 2005 Race 2 Lotus Elise (https://x600.putfile.com/videos/d8-33621271216.wmv)

12-08-2005, 05:46 PM
THAT was frellin' LOVELY! I wuz yellin' at the 'pooter at about turn three... "Get IN there!" ...he DID! Bit of a shortcut on the left-hander after the pass, even think there was a bit of contact with the yellow car but overall, it was brilliant!

Thanks Nunyas!

12-08-2005, 08:41 PM
He was really darn close to a racing room observer report for not yielding the line to the yellow car... Of course that is coming from a gentleman-back-marker. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nonono.gif

12-08-2005, 08:59 PM
He was "a bit aggressive" on that inside pass. Looks like the camera could'a been hand-held... wonder if? No expletives uttered so mebbe it was just an "impromptu" camera mount.

Either way it was great footage... and it looks fer all the world as if it was a bit wet as well. One (left hand) turn at the end the car gets a bit 'twitchy' inna rear.

12-08-2005, 09:40 PM
I will have to admit that I would think that one marque races would be boring.

But the Spec Miatas and Spec Neons are entertaining to watch as long as you don't have to be out here with them.

They can be a bit rough on my car (as this picture (https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/aeronca65t/EMRA_05/SP-Bash.jpg) shows).

Here's an amazing Spec Miata race video where one car basically does a "vertical pass" over another one. Right click and save the link (it will play better).


The video is part of a group posted by one of our EMRA racers (Jake). Many of these were taken from his MR-2 and most of these cars are people I race with. His entire video links list is at:


12-08-2005, 09:48 PM
That Lotus video was great! Talk about outbraking the competition!

tony barnhill
12-08-2005, 09:52 PM

12-08-2005, 11:58 PM
That Lotus video was great! Talk about outbraking the competition!

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Out thinking them as well! The last bit as he's passed all but one and goin' like th' clappers thru the apexes... he's obviously had that track under him before. Knew the proper line and kept it. Everyone else was pucker'd up and huggin' shoulder. He'd outclassed all but one and was shotgunnin' as he passed the last... and all in the wet! Again: Brill!

12-09-2005, 08:57 AM
I had to watch it three times, now if I can get the tingle out of my spine. I really had forgoten how much fun that was.
Oh well, too old now, the fine reflexes gone and eyes not like they were.

If you have a desire for this do it before you turn 40, sigh.

12-09-2005, 09:01 AM
...If you have a desire for this do it before you turn 40, sigh...

Or not.
The guy in the blue Spidget behind me in my avatar picture (below) is 68.
And I'm *far* north of 40 myself.

12-09-2005, 12:30 PM
Doesn't mean you shouldn't start when you turn 18! I started SCCA solo II with a tiger when I was 18.