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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    Remember that video of the messengers racing through boston, san francisco, and new york city, weaving through pedestrians, dodging traffic?

    This guy took a car through paris in traffic and through the narrow streets at 200+ km/hr.
    http://whocares.de/images/rendezvous20_04.mov
    http://whocares.de/archive/000723.php
    It's way beyond what I could consider lunacy or suicidal...
    Last edited by slvoid; 03-26-05 at 04:02 PM.

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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    If you like this, check out the "Ghost Rider" series -- google will get you lots of links, but a good place to start is http://www.streetracersonline.com/videos/ghostrider/

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    Man, that's crazy.

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    The European Xtreme is hilairious! The one guy tries to jump a small fire but he lands in it on his bicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    This guy took a car through paris in traffic and through the narrow streets at 200+ km/hr.
    It's way beyond what I could consider lunacy or suicidal...
    From various USENET posts about C'était un rendezvous (1976) Claude Lelouch [Director]
    I watched an AVI, and figured out the timed needed down the Champs Elysees from Arc de Triomphe (timecode 1:32) to Place de la Concorde (2:48): about 70 seconds in a straight line. By measuring the distance on a map of Paris (about 2000m), you'll get the average speed: about 64 mph or 102 km/h, AFAIR.

    In twistier parts of the city, the sound often goes through all gears into 5th, while the visual speeds don't change much. For example at around 05:40, when he is forced to pass a parked truck slowly.

    <Matthias Flatt Jan 3 2002, 7:30 am>
    The camera was fitted with a fairly wide-angle lens and was mounted below the bumper just a few inches off the ground. The combination of a wide angle lens and low mounting greatly enhances the illusion of speed.

    The sounds were clearly dubbed in later. The engine sound is excellent, but doesn't really match the action.

    <racertod Feb 15 2003, 11:20 pm>
    There might be a good reason for that. In an interview on French TV a few years ago, director Claude Lelouch said image and sound were recorded separately, with two different cars. The film itself was shot using a Mercedes with hydraulic suspension (possibly a 6.3), as this was the only (or one of the very few) fast enough and stable enough car to get the kind of image he wanted. Then they drove the same route at roughly the same speed in a Ferrari 275GTB and recorded the sountrack.

    So it's no wonder that the image and sound don't exactly superimpose.

    <Jean-Christophe Pret Feb 16 2003, 4:34 pm>

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    Yikes.. 100km/hr average through the streets...
    The ghost rider ones are ok, I saw getaway in stockholm 2 and that was pretty intense though it was mostly highway.

    The gumball races are definitely crazy though, just in sheer extravagance.

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    Yeah it sound crazy until you watch the video and realize there's 0 cars, and almost 0 cross-traffic.

    But honestly, we have need for speed for stuff like this. If that guy was to wreck and kill someone, it would be not good.

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    Here is one more fool.


    http://www.kartvader.com/

    DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY OF
    THESE STUNTS, AS THEY WERE PERFORMED BY TRAINED
    PROFESSIONALS, THE PRODUCERS, RIDERS, SPONSORS AND
    ENTIRE CREW THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THIS FIRST EDITION WILL
    NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ACTIONS TAKEN
    AS A RESULT OF VIEWING THE CONTENT, IN PART OR IN WHOLE.
    OF THIS EDITION. BE SMART, DON’T TRY TO FOLLOW US IN OUR FUTURE
    MISSIONS, AS WE WANT YOU TO BE ALIVE TO WATCH OTHER
    EDITIONS. THE RESPONSABILITY OF PRODUCING OTHER
    EDITIONS IS EXCLUSIVELY OURS, DON’T TRY IT, AS IT CAN CAUSE YOU
    INJURIES, EVEN DEATH. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED…
    Sick BubbleGum

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Yikes.. 100km/hr average through the streets...
    From yet some more posts about C'était un rendezvous (For an appointment?):
    Here's what Tony Dron reported in the December 2003 issue of Classic Cars:

    Sumner Brown--an MIT techno-wizard--had analyzed the film in depth. Brown traced the route using a 10,000:1 Michelin street map and split it into 15 sections. The fastest bit is near the start: 1360 meters of the Avenue Foch are covered in 39.9sec, an average speed of 76.2 mph. And so it continues, street by street and meter by meter, much of it around 30 mph. The complete route being 10,280 meters, the average speed is just 46.9 mph.

    <Smiles 01-30-2005, 11:08 AM >
    At the counters at the Louvre there was a point you simply cannot see upcoming traffic. So, at this point he put his assistant Elie Chouraqui with a walkie talkie to stop him if necessary. Source: Interview with Claude Lelouch

    <posted by Michael Meiser>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gojohnnygo.
    Here is one more fool.


    http://www.kartvader.com/

    DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY OF
    THESE STUNTS, AS THEY WERE PERFORMED BY TRAINED
    PROFESSIONALS, THE PRODUCERS, RIDERS, SPONSORS AND
    ENTIRE CREW THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THIS FIRST EDITION WILL
    NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ACTIONS TAKEN
    AS A RESULT OF VIEWING THE CONTENT, IN PART OR IN WHOLE.
    OF THIS EDITION. BE SMART, DON’T TRY TO FOLLOW US IN OUR FUTURE
    MISSIONS, AS WE WANT YOU TO BE ALIVE TO WATCH OTHER
    EDITIONS. THE RESPONSABILITY OF PRODUCING OTHER
    EDITIONS IS EXCLUSIVELY OURS, DON’T TRY IT, AS IT CAN CAUSE YOU
    INJURIES, EVEN DEATH. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED…
    Fun with go-karts! Although I would rather have a pocket bike

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    Fun with go-karts! Although I would rather have a pocket bike

    Tough to four wheel drift on a pocket bike tho' and gods know I'd never want to two wheel drift a pocket bike even if the had the HP.

    If you ain't slidin', you ain't ridin'!

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