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Re: [Mgs] Collingrove Hillclimb (South Australia)

To: Eric Erickson <>, MG list <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Collingrove Hillclimb (South Australia)
From: Dan DiBiase <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 14:05:14 -0700 (PDT)
Very cool video, Eric - boy, that's a narrow track!

 Dan D
Central NJ USA
'76 MGB Tourer - Driver - Engine Surgery In Progress...
'65 MGB Tourer Project - Yep, Still Is.... 
NAMGBR #5-2328

----- Original Message ----
From: Eric Erickson <>
To: Dan DiBiase <>; MG list <>
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 12:18:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Collingrove Hillclimb (South Australia)

On 17/06/2008, at 1:03 AM, Dan DiBiase wrote:

> Great pics! Hope the fellow in the MGF was ok. I like the pic of  
> the BGT getting some air! And the ricer wing on that B is, ummm,  
> interesting.
> Wonder if it really helps. Did you take video of your run?

I think the car (MGF) came out of it worse than the driver... but he  
was limping the next day.  I actually caught the crash on video when  
I left my camera running but it is wayyy in the distance - it was  
pretty spectacular.  He is still trying to work out why he suddenly  
turned RIGHT.  The tyre was off the rim but that probably happened  
when he hit the rocks (look at the picture and see some of those  
bloody great rocks under his car).  The car ended up down the bottom  
of the hill.

The wing on the 'B does work, it seems.  It is a V8 racer and it goes  
around the racetrack a darn sight faster than me :-)

As for video - well I was pretty disappointed to have BOTH of my  
cameras fail on me (I had one facing backwards and it would have  
looked great).  BUT, I did get my first run taped as I tried to work  
out just where the darn track went.  It gives you an idea of just how  
narrow it is - and even at my slightly reduced speed I can tell you  
it is more hectic than it looks with not one second to take a breather.

'68 MGB MkII
Adelaide, South Australia
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