Thursday, November 3, 2011

Excess Speed, Squirrels and Understeer

What can happen in one and a half minutes of driving? My friend Jamie Melhuish is about to find out in his 2011 Mt Philo hillclimb below.

I love it how calm the checkpoint guy looks when the car went off right in front of him at 0:37. No need to get off the chair in a real hurry, it's only 3,200 lbs of metal coming at you really fast. And did you see the squirrel having lunch right in the middle of the road at 0:58? Jamie had to wrench the wheel to dodge that squirrel, which barely moved at the sight of the car. Maybe it's one of this story's survivors who have been trained in performance driving since birth and are totally unfazed by another race car zipping around!