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kuksul08 05-24-2010 01:14 PM

ALMS Laguna Seca pics
 
Anyone else go? I got some pics and video. Haven't had time to edit the video, so here are a few pics:

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...l08/BMW/m3.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...BMW/merear.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...W/IMG_4562.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m.../m3ferrari.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...3corkscrew.jpg


:drool: It was so cool

BruceWayne 05-24-2010 01:21 PM

amazing
that last pic is sick, with the spoiler it looks like an ad

kuksul08 05-24-2010 01:52 PM

haha yeah, seriously^. I really wish I had a nice camera though, with a nice lens that could zoom in really far.

Here's the start of the race
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVeqt7lNYXc

mrbcc 05-25-2010 10:38 PM

I had a blast too! Here are a few more pics. Even with my 200mm 2.8 zoom I had trouble getting up close and personal. Was also hard to get tack sharp images while panning with slower shutter speeds.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/...7b5def5d_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/...928e66f6_b.jpg

Check out the tire on the driver front!!!
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/...2edd74b4_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/...a1164781_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/...1f6c9586_b.jpg

thesheikh 05-25-2010 10:44 PM

hella sexy

IDriveRealSlow 05-26-2010 05:24 PM

so nice.......

kuksul08 05-26-2010 06:53 PM

FUuuuuuuu nice pics mrbcc!!! What kind of camera do you have? I saw some pretty amazing camera there - some very serious photographers.

It was definitely fun :) and LOUD!

EABMW 05-26-2010 06:56 PM

I was there too, but my bud broke our camera...still an amazing race though and the 2 24 packs from costco helped too

mrbcc 05-27-2010 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kuksul08 (Post 11796277)
FUuuuuuuu nice pics mrbcc!!! What kind of camera do you have? I saw some pretty amazing camera there - some very serious photographers.

It was definitely fun :) and LOUD!

Hells yeah I loved the race too. And no sh!t it was loud, my eardrums hurt when I got home!

I've gotta Nikon D90. The lens is a 70-200 f2.8. Still though, my pics were blurry compared to the pros, plus they got all the cherry spots right next to the track :banghead:. I had to stand on my tippy toes just to get over the chain link fence for a good shot.

had a blast though :excited:. will be going again.

mtmactom 05-27-2010 09:55 AM

Nice Pics I cant wait to see the ALMS race here at Limerock in July. This Weekend we have the Continental Tire race, and the Rolex Race here at Limerock.

JTninja 05-27-2010 02:53 PM

Yep, another great event.

Friday
http://picasaweb.google.com/JTTami1/BestOfFriday#

Saturday
http://picasaweb.google.com/JTTami1/BestOfSaturday#

kuksul08 05-27-2010 07:01 PM

Question for you guys. I heard that these race cars, the M3 for example, really holds very little in common with the street version aside from the general body shape. It has a different engine, a tube chassis, trans axle drive train, etc. Does anyone know the extent of the similarities or differences?

mtmactom 05-27-2010 07:43 PM

I believe you may be correct, except the engines are BMW, I am not positive about the ALMS cars. I was at Turner Motorsport last year on a tour, and its interesting, the Continental Tire GS and ST cars are mostly stock(ish) with modifications. The Rolex GT car (M6)that they were in the process of building at the time, is a tube frame, and other than the engine, and certain things like lights its pretty much all fabricated. Actually I believe all of the Rolex GT cars are tube frame except for the porsches, which will be that way in upcoming years.

jmay87 05-27-2010 07:52 PM

here is a decent explanation of what goes into these cars

http://www.motoiq.com/magazine_artic...m3-coupes.aspx

kuksul08 05-27-2010 08:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmay87 (Post 11801732)
here is a decent explanation of what goes into these cars

http://www.motoiq.com/magazine_artic...m3-coupes.aspx

:drool: :drool: :bow: Thanks for the link!

SDKmann 05-28-2010 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmay87 (Post 11801732)
here is a decent explanation of what goes into these cars

http://www.motoiq.com/magazine_artic...m3-coupes.aspx

Haha, a lot of those "super exclusive" shots they have of the car are very similar to what I took last year at the Road America event. We had completely unrestricted access to take as many pictures as we wanted.

JTninja 05-28-2010 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kuksul08 (Post 11801522)
Question for you guys. I heard that these race cars, the M3 for example, really holds very little in common with the street version aside from the general body shape. It has a different engine, a tube chassis, trans axle drive train, etc. Does anyone know the extent of the similarities or differences?

You're explaining a Grand-Am car. They run Tubes.

A great example is the GT1 Corvette C6R. A lot of technology was taken off that racecar, and put into the more recent C6 models, as well as a lot of the ZR1s development. Corvette Racing is GMs marketing tool :thumbup:


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