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Old 25-10-2006, 06:49 PM   #1
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Flame & Thunder Show

just thought i would share this,

Flame & Thunder Show Santa Pod 4th&5th Nov.

www.santapod.com

apparently running 8000bhp drags
jet cars, bike, quad and truck
drifting
show
fireworks
bonfire
club
and on sunday a Run What Ya Brung (RWYB)

im going coz its me 20th on the 4th, anyone else going??
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Old 25-10-2006, 06:50 PM   #2
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acctually think its www.santapod.co.uk
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Old 25-10-2006, 06:56 PM   #3
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not as good as the 36000bhp truck i saw in america !!
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Old 25-10-2006, 07:02 PM   #4
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Old 25-10-2006, 09:50 PM   #5
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I'll be there dude. I go every year.

Bring warm clothes, boots and a change of footwear for the drive home! Muddy as hell in the car park.

Two years ago I spent about an hour looking for my car in the pitch dark fields they call a car park, so last year I took my Garmin Etrex and 'marked' the parking spot as a waypoint. Easy!!
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Old 25-10-2006, 10:03 PM   #6
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Yeah here here always cold and wet up there good fun at the end when everone gets stuck in da mud though in there tripping vw bucket o crappo campers!
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Old 25-10-2006, 10:44 PM   #8
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Old 25-10-2006, 11:03 PM   #9
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No but i find a ancient vw lowered down stuck up to its axles quiet funny especially when you ask the question why have you lowered a camper and they say cos it can go faster round bends.. Mate its a camper!
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very true, why anyone would be bragging about a camper going faster is beyond me unless they filled it with nos, that would be entertaining
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Old 26-10-2006, 12:13 AM   #11
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I think it's just a convenient excuse for the suspension being shot to feck after 40 years.
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Old 26-10-2006, 10:20 PM   #12
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We're goin, brilliant day out cant beat abit o kerosene and nitro methane down ya lungs
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Old 26-10-2006, 10:47 PM   #13
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I take it we'll find you in the barn then? With your eyes watering!
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Old 27-10-2006, 10:27 AM   #14
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im going for the whole weekend, but when i was last there, i dnt remember seeing much space for a tent??
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Old 27-10-2006, 12:32 PM   #15
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Cracking!! Been a few times before - loved every mintue of it. And I thought twin Merc´s or Lamborghini´s were loud! Wrong!!!!!!!!
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Well, that was an interesting show!

I've never seen a jet dragster explode before.

Terrifying looking shit. Glad the dude inside was okay.
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Old 06-11-2006, 05:01 PM   #18
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nah but there are a few vids of it on youtube!
i was standing up near the gate, saw it take off the line then BANG its burst into flames, and then coasted to where we were standing!!! the geezer ran back down the track quicker than the car ever could lol!

then the tanks went.

spoke to the fireforce team on sunday morning, apparently it could of been the extreme coldness splitting a fuel line!?? dont make sense to me!? surley they would have thought of that!?

great day tho, did not think a 5 sec qaurter mile at 320mph was possible, but then again 95/5 mix of meth and nos in a 8000hp V8 it aint going to be slow. not to mention the noise!

im off to book my tickets for the FIA event. all day of it YAY!

its was just the nobs with fireworks the bugged me! :@
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:30 PM   #19
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Yeah they're a pain in the arse, drove over one of them a few years ago after asking three times for him not to fire air bombs at me car. He didnt do it after that!!
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I've been going there for years. For seriously quick times, you should check out 'Vanishing Point' driven by the late 'Slammin' Sammy Miller.
No messing about with jets for this bloke - he ran a Hydrogen Peroxide fuelled rocket motor out of a missile!
We're looking at sub 4 second quarters at 350mph plus.

Fireforce? What a mess.

I thought before the run that something was wrong, as one of the crew was on his hands and knees gazing under the car when it was on the line. They did fewer 'burner taps' than usual, then went for the launch.
The second the lights went green and the driver nailed reheat, something let go in the compressor. Debris deployed the brake parachute immediately, so the car was rolling along with the 'chute being inflated by the afterburner!
A couple of seconds later, something failed in the fuel delivery side and the entire car became a fireball.

I was amazed no-one was killed. Just goes to show how well modern safety kit works I guess.
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