The Weekly Five For June 22nd, 2012 - deer, deltawing, 1971 racing, GTRs autocross, seatbelts

A Deer Hits ZO6 At Hyperfest 2012

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The Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 is an amazing machine, but is it still amazing when a deer plows through the center of the windshield at highway speeds? During the 2012 Hyperfest, in the middle of a heated race, a Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 is overtaking a Mustang competitor, and right as it passes the Mustang, it meets another animal - a deer. I can't blame the guy because after watching the video a few times over, I really cannot fathom where the deer came from, it seems to have teleported out of nowhere just so it could ruin this guy's day. Anyway, Enjoy.
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A Man And His Deltawing - Motoyama and Le Mans 2012

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The 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans that occurred a few weeks ago was nothing short of breathtaking, emotional, and frustrating, for both drivers, teams, cars, and the audience, and this clip taken from the event is no different. After being completely plowed off the track by Toyota's LMP driver Nakajima in what appears to be the essesses of La Sarthe, Nissan's experimental Deltawing project was put into the barrier. However, driver Satoshi Motoyama refused to accept defeat as he emerged from his car, inspected the damage and began to work on it. For two hours straight Motoyama worked on the Deltawing, but in the end heartbreak ensued as it was revealed that there was nothing that could be done to make the Deltawing rejoin the race again. The clip is truly heartbreaking and a pain to watch as Motoyama wrenches on and tries again and again - for two hours straight - to get the Deltawing to emerge from the ashes, but it simply does not happen. Such is racing.

1971 Saloon Car Racing

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What's better than watching saloon cars from 1971 racing balls-out on a track, with suspension and weight shifting all over the place as drivers fight for first? Probably not much. This is the Osram Saloon Car Championship of 1971, and there's plenty of black-and-white (literally) action to enjoy as big names race fender-to-fender. Racing is always improving, but even back then it was still epic. Enjoy.

Nissan GTRs At Autocross

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Autocross is a wonderful thing. It lets you enjoy your car to various limits in a safe manner while teaching you what it means to drive at the limit. Here we have loads of Nissan R35 GTRs doing Autocross, and the whole spectacle gives a good idea of how fun Autocross can actually be, whether you have a 60hp car, or a 480hp car. Enjoy.

Wear Your Seatbelt

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This is why you should wear your seatbelt - oh, and not overtake on narrow, busy neighborhood streets. Enjoy.
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