Just when you thought you saw everything: Dutch Backwards Stock car racing.

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  1. Blazer

    Blazer

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    It's trouble, it's dangerous, it's mayhem, it's super, it's awesome.

    for the uninitiated: DAF built these crazy little cars with a constant-velocity belt-drive automatic transmission. (it was also used for a short time on a motorcycle... Bomardier, maybe? and later on a little Asian car, called the CVCC transmission)

    The best part is, the reverse gear is also constant-velocity automatic... so the car acheives the same speed in reverse as it does in forward.

    That "Moyee" word what that first commentator is saying is the Dutch word "Mooi" which means "Beautiful" or "Splendid"
  2. fdeck

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    Notice that the giant American sedans rule.
  3. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star Supporting Member

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    Holy crap!!!

    A former coworker and I had the idea to have reverse races a long time ago, but we never did it because...... well....... you see what's happening on the track! Doing that with the company trucks would've been fun but also a really bad idea.

    The idea originated from the practice of backing out of really long, narrow, wavy driveways of really big properties rather than doing three-point-turns (or six-or-more-point turns in really tight positions) to get out in a forward gear. We could both do it pretty dang fast without wiping out (although I came close, once), but competition would have probably made us reckless. :D

    EDIT: Are there such things as forklift races? Those steer with the back wheels......
  4. fdeck

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    I once got forklift training, and they warned us about that behavior of forklifts.
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  6. bassteban

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    I got a forklift up on two wheels one- VERY pucker-inducing...
    The announcers voice seems to be what I'd call *Euro-Redneck* if that makes any sense. Awesome
  7. Simo98

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    In my mind, this is a Monty Python sketch, and the guy commentating is this guy:

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