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Old 04-02-2018, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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El Mirage, CA

There is a two day land speed racing event May 19/20 to which I want to bring "black & green" and camp in the lake bed. A small contingient of EM members to join me & friends?

El Mirage

This is the site where that HASport first gen Insight famously rolled at nearly 200 mph a few years ago (the driver survived remarkably well, thankfully). I was at that event with my daughter but we overslept that morning and arrived as the FD & EMTs drove up:



On a happier note, the cars are awesome aero projects. And it is one of the oldest such race sites in the USA.

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Old 04-02-2018, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't been in a few decades. I'll check my schedule and see if I can drop in. I pingpong between San Diego and the IE so I'm often not too far from the Lake.
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I haven't been in a few decades. I'll check my schedule and see if I can drop in. I pingpong between San Diego and the IE so I'm often not too far from the Lake.
Cool. Just realized I left dates out...May 19/20.
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I'd go if I were in the neighbourhood!

I've seen too many streamliners in pixels and none in real life.
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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And the Lake Bed is open! Just saw the announcement today. Good news, that.
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Old 04-26-2018, 03:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'd go if I were in the neighbourhood!

I've seen too many streamliners in pixels and none in real life.
Wish you and lots of other modders were available. We can use the dirt to observe aerodynamics through dust deposits and photos. See the LSR cars up close. Awesome star cover. $15 USD per vehicle total cost.

Here is a pair of people who did the kind of camping I am talking about:



(Not sure his date was a success, tho. Haha!)
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El Mirage Land Speed Racing documentary. Note the 49cc 140mph streamliner starting and running at 3:22:


Also a Corvair, a Citroen, and lots of roadsters and motorcycles...
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Would if I could.

This is my favorite dry lakes picture:



If you look closely, the front wheel carries dirt over the top of the tire, until it's blown back by the air. It forms exactly the shape you'd want a teardropped cycle fender to have.
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Would if I could.
There is a chance I can't go, either. Gotta have the engine together and running right. I am confident that I can do it by this weekend, but if I have made or make a costly mistake, I'll never be ready to go in a week, I bet.

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This is my favorite dry lakes picture:



If you look closely, the front wheel carries dirt over the top of the tire, until it's blown back by the air. It forms exactly the shape you'd want a teardropped cycle fender to have.
That is an awesome photo. I think it instantly becomes my favorite too. Wish I have the photo tech to be able to try and make more close up action shots like this. In the past, long distance dust trail shots, showing the long wakes and their turbulence, have been my best.
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"Black & Green" is running! I'm going to El Mirage. (Unless, something blows up between now and Saturday.)

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