So you think you're a good driver?

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pingu
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So you think you're a good driver?

Post by pingu » Mon 12 Mar, 2007 18:39

I saw this on the telly and thought I'd seek it out.

It's from the days of the Mighty Quattro and it's the great Walter Rohl dancing on the pedals.

I don't think I could even do this on a PlayStation, let alone between crowds of people.

Watch in awe (it's not in English, but it doesn't need to be)...

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Post by whiteminks » Mon 12 Mar, 2007 18:48

Hi Pingu,

Do you think the feet belong to the face?

I think it is Mickey Jackson practicing the moves to 'Thriller', supplying the toe-tapping action :wink:


Awesome who-ever he is :D
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Post by Kipper » Mon 12 Mar, 2007 18:56

Genius - how do you get to be that good!

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Post by Phil » Mon 12 Mar, 2007 19:01

Easy peasy ----- :nerd: :nerd:
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Post by stu » Mon 12 Mar, 2007 22:51

Kipper wrote:Genius - how do you get to be that good!
Practise, practise, practise

then more practise!

I remember an in car video of Gynndaff in a FWD Escort on the Manx - simply amazing!

In answer to Pingu's question, YES :wink:
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Post by Alfie » Tue 13 Mar, 2007 14:15

Excellent!

I notice that his left foot never rests on th clutch, it's deliberately moved to the left when not needed. Seems like an unneccesary move, but maybe that's how his brain knows to ignore it for those brief moments?

I see 'Elton Safety' hadn't got hold of that course then!

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Post by Lazeodoom » Fri 24 Aug, 2007 03:17

For Alfie, I feel dead stupid for bringing this topic back from the dead from March or whenever, but the following applies to clutches:

Resting your foot on the clutch reduces its lifespan. The little plate to the left of the clutch pedal in your Zed (and other cars) is there to rest your left foot on, if you rest on the pedal you increase wear on the clutch apparently.

Bearing in mind that stuff on Beemers costs £££ anyway I would imagine avoiding clutch replacements would be an incentive!

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Post by Justin Time » Fri 24 Aug, 2007 10:43

Found that out the hard way myself lazeo

First car i ever had, a ford escort, i didnt realise it would be a factor, and boom, after 8k miles, bye bye clutch.
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Post by Alfie » Fri 24 Aug, 2007 10:56

Lazeodoom wrote:For Alfie...Resting your foot on the clutch reduces its lifespan. The little plate to the left of the clutch pedal in your Zed (and other cars) is there to rest your left foot on, if you rest on the pedal you increase wear on the clutch apparently.
No, really?
Thanks for that. :roll:
Lazeodoom wrote:Bearing in mind that stuff on Beemers costs £££ anyway I would imagine avoiding clutch replacements would be an incentive!
Did you actually watch the video linked at the top of this thread?
Obviously when driving like that, the price of a replacement clutch must be really worrying.....

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Post by Lazeodoom » Fri 24 Aug, 2007 13:22

He's obviously not worried about the crowd...

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