Play stupid games, win stupid prizes (like death)
xsnowpig last edited by
Fatality x2 in this 140ish mph off in southwest Colorado as part of the Crown Rally West. Whatever the he'll that is.
Not feeling very sympathetic about him. Feel bad for their families.
Bonus points for identifying the hulk of scrap. Sorry too lazy to include a real link.
ash78 last edited by
@xsnowpig It's a Dodge Durango in law enforcement livery of some kind.
ItalianJobR53 last edited by
@xsnowpig is that a Cayman?
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Zaphod's Heart of Gold last edited by
@xsnowpig 911 turbo? The article linked above says this is the car at 1:15 in a facetube video
Vondon302 last edited by
@ItalianJobR53 Wow you were actually close.
ItalianJobR53 last edited by
@Vondon302 gadammit I was wondering if it could be a 911 as well. This annoys me...
GrindIntoSecond last edited by GrindIntoSecond
What $4,950 gets you for the chance to drive an all-tarted-up car so you can feel "like a real race driver" out on public roads.
From their website:
Your entry fee provides full access to the Crown Rally West experience for you and your co-driver, plus the following:
5 days / 4 nights
1000 miles / 15+ checkpoint stages
4/5* luxury hotels & resorts
Private Track Event
Police escorts / street closures
Public launch parties
VIP access to nightlife
Private dinner parties
3M 2080 livery w/ professional installation
Secured parking every night
Personal concierge service
Donation matching up to $100
More surprises TBA
Track days are AT THE END! So, why can't they wait to kill themselves there at the track? If a group creates an experience, well I don't know what that experience is. Within that list, I wonder what the point is of some things; Professional media? Police escorts and street closures? Public launch parties? I get the parties and driving. Who wouldn't enjoy that for the money? A nice getaway. But the other stuff sounds like a flex for expressionist A-holes? I hate to instantly categorize people, but reading what it is about...it's like a faux Panamericana race...which was axed in the 50's because it was too dangerous!
The cancellation was unavoidable given that cars of the period were of a high-speed, low-safety design, and drivers of a win-at-all-costs mentality. Only a third of entrants typically finished the race, and unlike more compact circuits, the long stage sections were impossible to secure entirely, making it possible for crashes to linger for several hours before being noticed.
I can't find a single thing on their website(s) detailing what they are doing on the roads besides that list of things included with your money. All they promote is their rally4acause campaign, donations, etc. Is this a time-speed-distance rally? Or a rally, like people getting together to drive around and look whatever and pay to party with a Disney FastPass? Either way, someone did it wrong and smoked themselves BeamNG style, in a non-competition prepared car, decorated like a competition car, with non-competition prepped drivers, at competition speeds, on non-competition prepped areas.
zipfuel last edited by zipfuel
@GrindIntoSecond sounds like a low rent Gumball deal, parties and showing off - kinda makes sense the track day is at the end because those tend to break things and nobody looks baller pulling up to the 4-Seasons in a U-Haul.
The price would actually be decent if it included some of the meals or accomodations but I suspect it just buys you privilege of showing up to spend more money.
This kind of single vehicle collision I'm ok with; excessively wealthy humans tend not to be good for the ecosystem and have few natural predators, except for fast cars they can't control and general aviation.... (Maybe also horses landing on them and golf course lightning)
Dusty Ventures last edited by
@zipfuel Well that link sent me down a ridiculously long Wiki rabbit hole...
RacinBob last edited by
@xsnowpig Yep, just a reminder that things can go irretrievably badly very fast at high speed. The car is capable of stable operation to 180 mph? But who knows what got them. Could be an untorqued wheel, or a tire puncture, or a jack rabbit.
Or maybe they just tried to take a selfie at speed...... Show is over.....