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Old 11-08-2006, 06:15 AM   #31
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throwing roll-bar padding out the window
There was no DNA test performed on that roll bar padding. IASCAR has no definitive proof it belonged to team RGM. Typical of the kneejerk "Brain and Hollowtone" regime..... Anything to advance their chosen ones.
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Old 11-08-2006, 07:24 PM   #32
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NASCAR : Robby Gordon Unveils Significantly Revised Hummer H3 Dakar Racer to the International Media at Dumont Dunes
/noticias.info/ BAKER, Ca. – In preparation for the 2007 Dakar™, Robby Gordon of Team Dakar USA unveiled his revised Hummer H3 race truck for the international media at the Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area near Baker, California last Thursday. In addition, Gordon introduced his navigator for the upcoming Dakar™, Andy Grider, a veteran of the endurance rally.

Team Dakar USA competed in the Dakar™ for the first time in January 2006, drawing attention due to their radically different vehicle which was capable of high speeds across the Sahara desert. Unfortunately, the team eventually dropped out of the race with a damaged radiator after impacting a mound of camel grass.

Learning from past experiences and with the help of major supporters such as General Motors and Toyo Tires®, the team has made significant changes to the race truck. Extensive wind tunnel testing has resulted in major changes to the Menards Engineering carbon fiber body, including a shallow windshield angle and a sloped rear body section resulting in less drag. An onboard tire inflation/deflation system makes it much easier to adjust the air pressures of the 37X14.50R15 Toyo Open Country M/T™ tires while on-the-fly. Greater overall speed also comes from a GM Racing LS7 (427-cubic inch V8) attached to a six-speed Albins sequential transaxle. (During the last Dakar™, Gordon used a manual shift Albins five-speed transaxle.) Team Dakar USA also improved the cooling system by mounting two Ron Davis radiators in series, making the system less prone to impact damage.

During the Dumont Dunes event, dubbed The Robby Gordon Dakar Experience, journalists were provided demonstration rides in the H3 racer and a giant Mercedes support truck. One of the team’s Hummer H1’s was also on display, also shod with Open Country M/T™ tires from Toyo Tires®. The Moroccan theme event included a Moroccan-style tent and cuisine, along with camels to help provide the overall experience. In addition to U.S. television and print media, members of the foreign press attended from countries as far away as Great Britain, Spain, Brazil, Germany, China and Honduras.

To learn more about Team Dakar USA, log on to robbygordon.com. The learn more about the Open Country M/T™ tires which survived last year without a flat, log on to toyo.com. Also log on to hummer.com for more information about the vehicle.

During 2006, Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corporation celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Toyo manufactures and distributes a complete line of high performance and original equipment replacement tires for passenger car, light truck, commercial truck, bus, off-road and construction applications.
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Old 11-08-2006, 07:46 PM   #33
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Robby Gordon Unveils Significantly Revised Hummer H3 Dakar Racer to the International Media at Dumont Dunes...
Yep, his whole team is looking good!




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Old 11-08-2006, 10:37 PM   #34
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Pete sounds like he's wound pretty tight.

I follow racing for entertainment. If I were to grow up, I would follow the futures markets for entertainment.

And I was really entertained by Robbies crew, their dual airbags and the effort to recruit across cultural boundaries.


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Old 11-09-2006, 12:31 AM   #35
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There was no DNA test performed on that roll bar padding. IASCAR has no definitive proof it belonged to team RGM. Typical of the kneejerk "Brain and Hollowtone" regime..... Anything to advance their chosen ones.
Oh I'm with you on the NASCAR regime...It kind of seems nascar would simply prefer all the drivers to be put into IROC setup cars and go around and around then at the end say how great it was.....yeesh....I say let them talk crap, fight, bump a little......That's racing!

As for RollbarRobby......He's a frickn' idiot for thinking a camera wasn't going to catch it. There are only a bizzillion of them around. He should have just stuck with his usual M.O......wreck someone or himself and say.." Yea, I really don't know what happened there. I was tryin' to give the number (insert any car number here) car a little room but but he still got into me" BLAH BLAH BLAH....AT least when he drove the Cingular car no matter how the car was turned, spinning, hitting something the big orange logo always looked properly oriented.
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:03 PM   #36
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BLAH BLAH BLAH....AT least when he drove the Cingular car no matter how the car was turned, spinning, hitting something the big orange logo always looked properly oriented.
Ummm, isn't that why they have crash and rollbars in those bumper derby rigs?
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:39 PM   #37
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Ummm, isn't that why they have crash and rollbars in those bumper derby rigs?
yea, but he is the only driver that uses them every race
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Old 11-10-2006, 08:18 AM   #38
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yea, but he is the only driver that uses them every race
He is magic on the road courses. Perhaps it is the others who do not properly understand his need to turn both left and right?
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:15 AM   #39
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He is magic on the road courses. Perhaps it is the others who do not properly understand his need to turn both left and right?
Oh, yeah. Magic...right:
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:29 AM   #40
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Strange how almost every mention of Robby's name turns into an endless pro-/con exchange. Please don't reply to this. Lets just let surfphoto's thread get back on topic...
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:21 AM   #41
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I'm with you, maybe I should dredge up one of my "Why Robby is a great RACER" posts.
Very good off road racer but it all comes down to the sponsoorship and he has General Motors and others...these guys are smaret enough to laugh all the way to the bank even if they come in dead last. Successful racers today dont worry about DNF's because they GMF (get money first).
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:56 PM   #42
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I had a few cars nearly hit me.

He was one that gave room, so I like him.

Go Robbie
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:10 AM   #43
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I had a few cars nearly hit me.

He was one that gave room, so I like him.
Same experience in the Baja 500, I became a fan when he did his best to make what could have been a hairy pass (for me) low-key.
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:37 PM   #44
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The above photo is Robby straightening out the chicane at Watkins Glen on the final lap of the Busch race, in an attempt to pass one of the Busch sisters. It was safe and neither guy wrecked. Mr. Busch reciprocated 100 feet later and went on to win the race.

Was it exciting?
Hell yes, at least I thought so.
Did it get Harrah's name into all of the highlight reels on TV? Yes.
Isnt that the point?
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Old 11-13-2006, 11:52 PM   #45
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Robbies always been cool when he has had to pass us.

Funny thing, he got pulled over on I-5 in Del Mar the other day driving the hummer to Baja. Not sure how that all turned out. Better not get it impounded, it's got to go on the boat soon.
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