Wednesday, January 30, 2013

OneHotLap Contest: What's Wrong with This Picture?

Hat Tip to Omeed A.

There are at least three things that don't look right with this picture. First one to point out all 3 of them here or on our Facebook page wins a OneHotLap t-shirt!

11/31/2013 UPDATE:

Drum Roll...

Answers:
1. Benz on track (only one I've ever seen in 100+ track days!!)
2. Numbers peeling (most obvious, I think almost everyone got this)
3. COMSCC 2010 SSGT Champion!! Yes, headscratcher but all true -- http://www.comscc.org/events/results/view/?id=2010-final

Other ...ugh...less obvious things:
4. Not big enough gap between the fender and the tire for a Benz under lateral load
5. The Benz star is still attached to the hood at this speed
6. He's going awfully fast for having numb Mercedes steering (as suggested by the driver's cousin)
7. His helmet is a Wal-Mart special (also suggested by the cousin - apparently, he knows the driver very well!)

Contrary to some suggestions, the hood is not open. The gap is due to the shot angle (or uncovered defect in Mercedes Benz workmanship)

A few people, including the owner of the car Omeed A. of "Iron Man" fame, got 2 answers right. After careful consideration... nah screw that -- since we had some pretty good laughs at his own expense with this contest, we will break the tie in his favor. Omeed takes the OneHotLap t-shirt.

Thank you everyone for playing! What a fun, creative bunch -- that thing HAS to be offline wherever it is, LMAO!!

9 comments:

  1. 1 the wieght of the car
    2 numbers are flying off
    3 Its a mercedes on the track

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  2. Number peeling, looks like the hood is going to pop open and the front wheel is too close to the lower back part of the wheel well/rocker panel.

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  3. 1 numbers peeling off
    2 if it's an HPDE like Boston, group 2 with no instructor in the car
    3 sunroof open?

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  4. Christo signed me off solo sticker was on the other side. I do not break the rules of track! Nor does Christo or Boston BMW CCA

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  5. Cutoff for submitting entries is 11 am, Jan 31. Winner will be announced at noon!

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  6. I've been signed off when in group 2 with regularity. And at tremblant also

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  7. More entries from OneHotLap on Facebook:

    Henry H: 1. the sticker is coming off... 2. it's a mercedes... 3... it's on a track.. @_o ?!

    Jamey: window is down, sticker falling off and no front license plate, or maybe headlights aren't taped?

    Jessie L: That's tough. Sticker falling off, not on racing line, hood popped open a little?

    Eric H.: R-comp tires on a Mercedes in RGrp2, Solo driver in RG2, no neck brace/hans/proper harnesses, no window net or right side interior net, does not appear to have seat belt on... should I go on?

    Eric H. Oh wait a minute, this is an HPDE! 1) Automatic Mercedes on track is FAIL 2) car is not plastered with Blue painters tape 3) that thing HAS to be offline wherever it is.

    Gary R: Looks like it is turn ten Circuit Mont-Tremblant. . . . .Left my 3 OneHotLap site. Me and Jessie agree on two.

    OneHotLap: That's a good one, Gary! You and Jessie agree, so it must be right? Safety in numbers! Are you splitting up the t-shirt prize if your entry wins?

    Jessica S.: 1. Whitewalls, 2. Whitewalls, 3. Whitewalls

    Jessica S.: That's actually a pretty sweet photo with the background blurred and the photo of the car is very sharp. Regardless, It's a great souvenir shot for whoever is driving it!

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  8. Drum Roll...

    Answers:
    1. Benz on track (only one I've ever seen in 100+ track days!!)
    2. Numbers peeling (most obvious, I think almost everyone got this)
    3. COMSCC 2010 SSGT Champion!! Yes, headscratcher but all true -- http://www.comscc.org/events/results/view/?id=2010-final

    Other ...ugh...less obvious things:
    4. Not big enough gap between the fender and the tire for a Benz under lateral load
    5. The Benz star is still attached to the hood at this speed
    6. He's going awfully fast for having numb Mercedes steering (as suggested by the driver's cousin)
    7. His helmet is a Wal-Mart special (also suggested by the cousin - apparently, he knows the driver very well!)

    Contrary to some suggestions, the hood is not open. The gap is due to the shot angle (or uncovered defect in Mercedes Benz workmanship)

    A few people, including the owner of the car Omeed A., got 2 answers right. After careful consideration... nah screw that -- since we had some pretty good laughs at his own expense with this contest, we will break the tie in his favor. Omeed takes the OneHotLap t-shirt.

    Thank you everyone for playing! What a fun, creative bunch -- that thing HAS to be offline wherever it is, LMAO!!

    ReplyDelete