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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:00 PM
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Oh no Discovery Channel Personnel alert
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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:24 PM
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Getting close, Jim's closing in..
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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:30 PM
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He is in front by a good lead now. Remember, there is a 5 minute start separation between them.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:40 PM
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YEAH!!!! Go Team Gigglepin!!

That finish video was some of the coolest stuff I have ever seen!

Wow...totally made my day.


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BTW what happened to Currie near the end?
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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:40 PM
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Awesome!

Did RHD defender's values just go up?
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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:41 PM
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Congratulations guys!
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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:44 PM
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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:52 PM
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I bet there is going to be a run on duel motored winches.

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So these guys are racing tomorrow too? Nuts!
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Old February 7th, 2013, 05:08 PM
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I saw footage earlier of the Rockware grand cherokee as well. I was a bit surprised as I thought his business was rover based (or rover looking anyway).
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Old February 7th, 2013, 05:51 PM
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Damn I'm stuck at work and can't watch! Go Team Gigglepin! Represent!
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Old February 7th, 2013, 06:49 PM
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And they DQed.... Oh well hopefully they do well in the big race.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 06:59 PM
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For running hydro steering?
Yes and having competition compound tires.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 07:13 PM
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Just read over on D44 board they only do a safety check prior to the race, full inspection after.... seems arse about face & how come they didn't pick the full hydro up at that point anyway under safety ?

Eitherway.... bloody good run & show'd the Heeps what a real 4x4 is
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Old February 7th, 2013, 07:59 PM
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I am still impressed. I am sure they would still have won without the hydro steering and tires. It's just awesome to see a madly kitted defenderish thingy do well in a major us event.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 08:52 PM
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Cross posting from D44 board by simon_s :

Just to quell the fires a bit...

Just been to see Jim and co. They are all completely stoked at their performance today. Jim knew before he started the race that his car did not meet the regs re the hydro steering. The team wanted to race the EMC as they were here and wanted to make the most of their American adventure. Dave Cole gave them permission to race, saying that the steering would only be an issue 'if they won'. Well they did, and Jim told me he knew when he crossed the line that he probably would be disqualified. The team bear no ill will to the organizers, John Currie or anyone else.

Jim didn't know about the no sticky tires prior though.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 11:17 PM
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EMC Press release from Jim:
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We have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to come to King of the Hammers, and when the car was on its way out we had a conversation, "wouldn't it be great if we could have go at the Everymans Challenge" as our vehicle is pretty much a stock car, its road legal, so we asked Dave Cole and he gave us the nod, Yes we could run EMC. So here we are and we lined up at the back of the start line this morning. Before we started the race we were made aware that our hydraulic steering didn't really fit the rules, but we weren't too bothered as we were after wheel time, getting out there having some fun and getting more experience desert and rock racing. Dave said if you do win then expect a protest, to which we replied that we didn't expect to win.
We lined up at the back of the grid in 33rd and set off in hot pursuit of the cars in front of us.
The cars in front are amazing too, with both stock and 'modified' running, and a lot of them buggy-esque whislt retaining the silhouette of a stock car. We have the smallest wheelbase, the smallest engine, same size tyres, and we are running stock coil springs. We had a great race, and to be able to lock horns with the likes of John Currie, that was special, very special! We passed John finally during the last phases of the race up a sand hill and it was especially awesome to do so using our own designed and manufactured Gigglepin GP84 winch. A quote from the commentary was" both cars are stopped, wait Team gigglepin is now moving at 7mph" our team back at camp all shouted "they are winching!" says it all really!
We had caught John before pit 2a but we caught a rock and got a flat, and little beknown to us we were 200 yds from the pit we changed the tyre, where as we should have limped to the pt and got them to do it. This lost us a further 12 mins.
When we finished the race, Dave cole was the first one to come up and congratulate us. The first thing we asked was "Is this where we get disqualified?" we all had a laugh and a joke and carried on to the stage, a little while after the protests started coming in, so we went to discuss it with Dave. We learnt that there were also protests about our "sticky" tyres. We had no idea that they were illegal, and so as we were pulled on 2 accounts it was a no brainer that the title belonged to someone else and so we went up on stage and let the guys know. We relinquished our victory and passed it down to 2nd place John Currie. We have no hard feelings, as we have had an amazing time. Its great to be able to race against these guys, yes we didbn't conform but no one can take away from us what we have achieved.. we had parts during the build up where we didn't even think we would get to the start line, and many of the trails we raced today are virgin ground for us and we have shown what we can do.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 11:18 PM
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you missed a bit off, lol!

We have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to come to King of the Hammers, and when the car was on its way out we had a conversation, "wouldn't it be great if we could have go at the Everymans Challenge" as our vehicle is pretty much a stock car, its road legal, so we asked Dave Cole and he gave us the nod, Yes we could run EMC. So here we are and we lined up at the back of the start line this morning. Before we started the race we were made aware that our hydraulic steering didn't really fit the rules, but we weren't too bothered as we were after wheel time, getting out there having some fun and getting more experience desert and rock racing. Dave said if you do win then expect a protest, to which we replied that we didn't expect to win.
We lined up at the back of the grid in 33rd and set off in hot pursuit of the cars in front of us.
The cars in front are amazing too, with both stock and 'modified' running, and a lot of them buggy-esque whislt retaining the silhouette of a stock car. We have the smallest wheelbase, the smallest engine, same size tyres, and we are running stock coil springs. We had a great race, and to be able to lock horns with the likes of John Currie, that was special, very special! We passed John finally during the last phases of the race up a sand hill and it was especially awesome to do so using our own designed and manufactured Gigglepin GP84 winch. A quote from the commentary was" both cars are stopped, wait Team gigglepin is now moving at 7mph" our team back at camp all shouted "they are winching!" says it all really!
We had caught John before pit 2a but we caught a rock and got a flat, and little beknown to us we were 200 yds from the pit we changed the tyre, where as we should have limped to the pt and got them to do it. This lost us a further 12 mins.
When we finished the race, Dave cole was the first one to come up and congratulate us. The first thing we asked was "Is this where we get disqualified?" we all had a laugh and a joke and carried on to the stage, a little while after the protests started coming in, so we went to discuss it with Dave. We learnt that there were also protests about our "sticky" tyres. We had no idea that they were illegal, and so as we were pulled on 2 accounts it was a no brainer that the title belonged to someone else and so we went up on stage and let the guys know. We relinquished our victory and passed it down to 2nd place John Currie. We have no hard feelings, as we have had an amazing time. Its great to be able to race against these guys, yes we didbn't conform but no one can take away from us what we have achieved.. we had parts during the build up where we didn't even think we would get to the start line, and many of the trails we raced today are virgin ground for us and we have shown what we can do.

Tomorrow we will line up for King of the Hammers
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:20 PM
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Do you have map link for today's race?

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Satellite tracking: http://vulcain.iritrack.net/irc/eviewer/EMC-2013/# <-- they are #69 to zoom on them

Direct link to the video feed in a pop out window : http://www.ustream.tv/ultra4/pop-out
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:22 PM
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So the start was at 8AM local, but there's no vid yet. The IRC site is about useless cz it doesn't tell you who is in which position.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Do you have map link for today's race?
http://www.ustream.tv/ultra4
All their computers have crapped out and they only have feed from back door
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