I gave the notice due to a comment in one of Skip's postings. I needed to be
sure there was no any doubt about what happened at the World Finals during
our record runs.
"LandSpeed" Louise Ann Noeth
Telling Stories with Words and Pictures
----- Original Message -----
From: "glen barrett" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Louise Ann Noeth" <email@example.com>; "Landspeed"
Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2001 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: Tire Failure Correction
> I don't recall any mention of Vesco having tire failure. I might have
> it on this tread. I only stated what I saw with Earls and others in the
> past. By the way I know this was not directed toward me just wanted to
> clarify it.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Louise Ann Noeth" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Landspeed" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2001 4:27 PM
> Subject: Tire Failure Correction
> > OK Boys and Girls, this is an official notice to all:
> > Don and Rick Vesco's Turbinator did NOT suffer tire failure on the 458
> > record run. The tire was punctured by debris and we believe it
> > it's shape and did not walk off the rim simply due to centrifugal force
> > tight wheel housing area. As Don whoa'd down the streamliner it began to
> > swap identities, acting a bike and then a car, but since Don is a master
> > with either, he just stayed busy.
> > A special point of interest, Don did experience severe vibration after
> > tire lost pressure that he half-expected to see the back half of the car
> > gone when he stopped. In fact, there was minimal damage to the body and
> > only near the tire well.
> > It is TEAMVesco's position the Mickey Thompson tires performed perfectly
> > until one was poked with a gob of steel. As dedicated as the course
> > are, they pick up every piece of debris, we were just damned unlucky to
> > "nail" one at plus 450.
> > TEAMVesco backs the integrity of Mickey Thompson tires 100% and fully
> > to use their wheels and tires on our assault of the 500mph barrier in
> > 2002 racing season.
> > Stay Tuned.
> > The Speed is about to come upon us.
> > Be Vigilant,
> > "LandSpeed" Louise Ann Noeth
> > LandSpeed Productions
> > Telling Stories with Words and Pictures
> > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Higginbotham Land Speed Racing" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: "rtmack" <RTMACK@pop3.concentric.net>; <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2001 1:23 PM
> > Subject: Re: Tire reliabilty, and traction control
> > > @#%$&*( trailers
> > >
> > >
> > > Russ,
> > > I don't think I said anything different about slippage. At least I
> > > mean to (still think 15% slippage is real). Just commented on my take
> > > the tire failure mode. I don't see slippage at the salt causing tire
> > > failure. I believe that tire failure there is caused by overloading.
> > > slippage at the salt only decreases potential speed.
> > > Examples of tires to study might be Don Vesco's and Bonner Denton's
> > > along with Earl's failed tire if it is still available. These are the
> > > failures that I know of that can be classified as catastrophic or
> > > semi-catastrophic. The rear tires on "Rose" show wear signs (15
> > but
> > > I think they are safe. We could try to contact Joe Law and see if he
> > > participate.
> > >
> > > On TC use: let's test and see if there is any difference in
> > > Then the discussion may be moot. Also it should apply to Special
> > > Construction only (at first).
> > >
> > > Others out there interested in tire analysis? If so, let us know.
> > >
> > > Skip (Busy untwisting my tail! My attention was on this last year too)
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