MINI Challenge Shunt

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  1. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Nico Bastian managed to flip his MINI Cooper race car while in the air. In a fast corner, the brakes on his MINI failed and he crashed into the side barrier. Fortunately, the driver got out without any injuries.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoBoWEj7dq8"]YouTube - Highspeed Crash MINI CHALLENGE Sachsenring[/ame]
     
  2. goaljnky

    goaljnky New Member

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    And he just walks away? No note on the windshield, nothing?
     
  3. Alan

    Alan Active Member

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    Oh Great!

    Now LSR PCA is gonna ban MINIs from all of their DEs.

    Alan
     
  4. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    This is for you Alan

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  5. BLUCOOPR

    BLUCOOPR New Member

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    Ouch! Had the priviledge of donating my MINI for the Food Lion AutoFair at Lowes Speedway in Charlotte along with me, were a white, red, and my Blue. Also the MINI Challenge Car all jacked up on its air jacks along with a 1974 original Mini in celebration of the 50th Birthday.
     
  6. Deviant

    Deviant Banned

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    Wow, the way he got out like he'd just parked the thing really makes me appreciate the safety equipment in that car.
     
  7. btwdriver

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    In fairness... the door did fly open....:idea::cool:
     
  8. Sideways

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    The RUSSIAN Judge gives him a 10!
    However this Canadian Judge deducts marks for not waiving to the crowd:frown2:
     
  9. goaljnky

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    No, sorry, I gave him a 9.8 for not sticking the landing. :cornut:
     
  10. beaner

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    i love caged cars. who cares if the door flew open? it is only a decoration. nice result from a hard hit. the driver seemed in full control of his senses as he exited. nice.
     
  11. maacodale

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    I especially like the leisurely response by the track worker!
     
  12. phydeaux

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    Holy $... Any idea how fast he was going at impact?
     
  13. Sideways

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    Doesnt matter...he was going fast enough in order to flip the car straight up after hitting the guard rail...

    I like to play it around the 4 sec mark and then continue to hit repeat after he hits the guard rail...then I make schreeching sounds...:D

    Reminds me of my days playing with Hot Wheels...Oh wait...that was last night :cornut:
     
  14. phydeaux

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    I tried to get a look at the under pan on the car. It flashes by pretty fast, though, so it's difficult to get a really good look.
     
  15. ScottinBend

    ScottinBend Space Cowboy
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    And he hit on the drivers side too.......that is one tough driver!
     
  16. drPhilGandini

    drPhilGandini MINI of the Month May 2009

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    That's one tough car! I know it has a cage, but does it have rewelded seams and all that, or is the unibody pretty "stock" otherwise? All the evidence I've seen of Minis in accidents over the last 5 years or so suggest they are built to survive big accidents.

    Did you all see this amazing video to celebrate IIHS's 50th anniversary?

    VIDEO: IIHS celebrates 50th anniversary by crashing modern Malibu into '59 Bel Air — Autoblog

    Scary indeed.
     
  17. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    The video drPhil mentions above...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CU-k0XmLUk"]YouTube - 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air Vs. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu IIHS Offset[/ame]
     
  18. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    I am in NO hurry to attempt that in my cabrio. None whatsoever... wow.
     

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