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Men of Old

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by trainsktg, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    That makes the chariot race scene from Ben Hur look like preschool! Good find.
     
  3. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Ouch.
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    DANG! It amazes me how many of those guys just got up and walked away.
     
  5. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    that is racing. no nascar crap. just pure balls out racing. Extra points if you know where balls out came from.
     
  6. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    From the old style centrifugal governors on steam engines I believe.
     
  7. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    The good ol' days when you didnt have to have talent or common sense to race. You just had to have money.
     
  8. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    YEA for MA Duce. He gets the 10000 bonus bullet points.
     
  9. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I don't know about anybody else....those guys sacrificed themselves to get the safety devices and rules we have today. IE, 5 point harness, safer barriers and the Hans device. Another VERY big improvement is tires. Most of those wrecks in the vid were because of loosing traction and spinning out. The rubber technology back then was very small. Those guys really didn't have big balls. They were ignorant to safety until they killed enough guys. Stupidity has it's own rewards, injury or death.
     
  10. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    Balls out phrase comes from steam engines. I can't remember the name of the device but it had 2 balls on the ends of it and would spin faster or slower depending on the amount of steam generated by the engine.