F1 car bolted to Big One at Blackpool

Posted Friday, July 25, 2003 5:17 AM | Contributed by Belgian

F1 driver Ralph Firman got the most unique ride ever on the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. A team of engineers strapped an F1 car to the chassis of one of the roller coaster's cars, then gave him the ride of his life. The stunt was a promotional event to promote the park's new Jordan Grand Prix ride.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 5:33 AM
Wicked!!

F-1 rules!

Pity they couldn't use a Williams/BMW car though

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Friday, July 25, 2003 6:08 AM
It would have been funny if it had valleyed.
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Friday, July 25, 2003 6:52 AM
I love it! Mixing the two things i love most... Coasters and racing. Thats awsome!
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Friday, July 25, 2003 8:12 AM
Arghh! I was just about to submit this to the news.

P.S. *cough*ferrari'sbetter*cough*
P.S.S. I also thought this was cool, At first I thought it was a joke when I saw it on another site but I was amazed when it was true. I envy that guy who rode!

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Friday, July 25, 2003 10:04 AM
F1 + Arrow = Ouch! Good thing he was well-padded!

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Friday, July 25, 2003 3:23 PM
Ha, thats awesome. I think that takes the cake as the best rollercoaster train themeing....even if it was only for one ride.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 3:30 PM
all i can say is its an awesome thing to mix the greatest motor sport in the world with coasters and i definatly agree ferrari is the best good luck to them in germany this weekend and schumacher will definatly win the drivers cup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Friday, July 25, 2003 5:49 PM
Well... coasters and race cars doooo mix... what could be next???
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Friday, July 25, 2003 7:14 PM
Joke removed....
*** This post was edited by Chris Rettig 7/25/2003 11:17:28 PM ***
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Friday, July 25, 2003 7:44 PM
Now if they put on a Honda, then that would be better.
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Friday, July 25, 2003 7:47 PM
It being a Jordan, I'm surprised it even finished the course.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 8:03 PM
"That's ignunt!"

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It IS as bad as you think, and they ARE out to get you.

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Saturday, July 26, 2003 8:20 AM
Yes, John Peck. Lets put a Honda on there. Maybe it would get better fuel economy.
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Sunday, July 27, 2003 6:06 PM
Slap a 3400 pound Winston Cup car on there, then we'll talk. ;)

-Brent (who is speaking to you from the home of 2001, 2002 IRL Champ Sam Hornish Jr.)

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Sunday, July 27, 2003 7:27 PM
MagnumForce (Edit) 7/27/2003 10:06:43 PM Slap a 3400 pound Winston Cup car on there, then we'll talk.

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Yeah... it'd be refreshing to see one of those things do something other than turn left... and then left again... and then left again... and then left again... and then left again... and then left again... and then left again... and then... and then... and then... and then... left again...

Hhhmm......

-BB

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Monday, July 28, 2003 5:12 AM
Hahahahaha. I think you're all full of crap. Real drivers race for CART.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
DELETED! What time does the water show start?

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Monday, July 28, 2003 5:17 PM
Jeff, you only say that because CART is the only series that races in Cleveland.

- Rae (webmaster of www.mattkenseth.com)

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Monday, July 28, 2003 5:46 PM
No, I say it because, while there's still a lot of technology around the drivers, they have courses that actually require skill to drive on.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
DELETED! What time does the water show start?

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Monday, July 28, 2003 7:07 PM
Yes, it takes a lot of skill to parade around with absolutely no passing.

Only the oval series consistently provide competion that actually involves passing and close finishes.

The Winston Cup series makes left turns twice a year and consistently beats the road course specialists who come in to try to win those races. Add that to the fact that Jeff Gordon ran laps fast enough to get into the US Grand Prix at Indy in Montoya's F1 car.

CART is slowly becoming a poor mans F1, there is a reason all the teams continue to jump ship to the IRL.

My favorite racing to watch is likely WRC which bears so resemblance to any other form of racing out there.

However take the time to think about this, the NASCAR Winston Cup series races 38 weekends out of the year, from the first of February to the middle of November, on average each race is 400 Miles long and the race wekeend consists of 3 days at the track. One Sunday the race may be in California, the next Sunday in New hampshire. Name any other series that involves a scheduale as hectic and grueling as that. Also add to the fact that they do the things they do with technology from the 1960's and WC racing is pretty impressive.

On the other hand screamning V-12 engines that turn 20000 RPM's and are chock full of computer systems, involve travelling around the world, and carry prestige like no other series is pretty damn impressive as well.

To each his own I suppose, I just enjoy any kind of racing with the possible excpetion of Motorcycles and the Afformentoned CART.

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