November 24, 2011
This one hurt to watch. Generally, Autocross Events such as this one are always held in giant, open parking lots or runways where the nearest ‘obstacle’ to inflict any real damage to your car would be, well… another car. In the case of this particular drive-thru-the-pylons *yawn* excursion though, things got a bit sideways really rather quick… and at a (albeit, accelerating) speed that causes one to scratch the noodle.
It appears to be a classic case of power-on/power-off leading to instant tail-out oversteer mixed with a lack of experience and a sprinkling of dusty/slippery tarmac… Then the curb. Then the destruction of not only your wheels, but most-likely your suspension and various underneath bits…. and the rear marker tail-lamp. Ouch.
September 29, 2011
Oh so short in length, but oh so sweet… Evo Magazine scribe, Chris Harris (or simply, ‘Monkey’) dances with a Countach up a Welsh hillside in slightly damp conditions with near pin-point accuracy. The Lamborghini being elegantly swooned up the hair-pinned mountainside belongs to Evo Mag head-honcho, Harry Metcalfe, and has been featured in various articles within Evo and Octane Magazine. This particular shot is an outtake from the latest Evo’s Lamborghini Group Test feature.
And since we’re on the subject of power oversteer-y hooniganisms (not a real word, I know, just made it up), why not have a gander at an instructional vid to assist with your sharpening-up of skills and to further your driver *ahem*…education. Bit of an older vid from Mr Harris’s online-magazine days of ‘Driver’s Republic’ but oh so fun and entertaining…. and *whistles*… educational!