At the height of its power the Highone’s dominion was vast stretching from the gothic arches of arena gate to the cold space of DM17. Over 3 Quarters of the ROID (Rest of IIT Delhi) were pillaged and Fragged under the rule of the Highones. In the Winter of 2004 A.D. The High Ones’ 4 year campaign against the barbarian ROIDS in the arena was drawing to an end. Just one final stronghold stands in the way of the High Ones’ superiority and their dominion throughout the empire…..
(EDIT: not very old :D) Old but I forgot to post this to the blog 😀 (filmed on 22nd Jan 2007, Sru’s Bday)
Those aren’t exactly Handbrake turns but, my attempts to do a 180, succeeded a couple of times, in the end tho i couldn’t nullify the fact that I was in a 10 year old Maruti 800 with no power steering, a bumpy cricket ground and a primitive handbrake.
I really gotta learn how to drift, but its really hard to find a rear wheel drive machine. A RWD is the way to go coz A front wheel drive can not whip it’s tail out because the tires are being driven in the front as opposed to the rear. So when approaching a turn only thing that can be done is to pull the handbrake to cause traction loss in the case of a FWD. I wonder if I keep the car sliding through the turn. If anyone knows a nice place to try this out, do enlighten me! and do 4WDs (4X4) drift? In theory they shouldn’t but I have seen this gallardo spyder drift, in top gear I think and I believe its a 4wd. Any idea anyone?
and… I apologize for the inadvertent pmsing in the other post 😉
That is the video of people racing in carts in Runway9. We went to race those small machines there for a few laps. Lots happened. Apart from all the drifting, skidding, Guns spun out and make Vik to spin 2 complete rounds and crash into the tire wall. As Vik put it, noob Guns was stationary at 90deg to the track when he almost crashed. They had a couple of incidents each and they both had fun. I on the other side was stuck behind crawlers most of the time. We three tried to race but Guns’ great spin out left us scattered all over the track, so it was pretty much a lonely race for everyone. It wasn’t incident free for me either, though I didn’t crash I had worse. It was a U turn, and I was trying to pass a crawler, well, he refused, I was on the inside line trying to make a pass, he wanted the inside line all for himself and forced me off the track, worst, there was a manhole right in my path. I was blank.. I stepped on it, luckily got the tires onto the manhole cover and was safely out. In the last lap I was trying to drift, I flicked the steering and it went all the way sliding and bumped into another cart, and that guy crashed into the tire wall, I didn’t hear any swearing but probably there was some he he, was fun though :D. The G-forces were awesome; getting thrown from one side to another is quite exhilarating.
I had this great idea of strapping my digicam to the cart and then make a bumper cam style video of my laps. We went loaded with the camera and duct tape only to realize there wasn’t any place on the cart to strap the camera to. So took the video of other people racing. Notice the crawler in the video? damn!
On a fun scale of 1-10, I rate carting as 8.5, its real fun. Bit expensive but worth it guess. We did 12 laps mind you.