Re: Dike dash triggers cash cow

Re: Dike dash triggers cash cow

Thursday 17th August 2006

Speed camera snaps F1 car

Dike dash triggers cash cow


Nabbed!
Nabbed!
A speed camera captured the high-speed dash of F1 driver Robert Doornbos' Red Bull Racing car across Holland's Afsluitdijk this weekend.

As we reported yesterday, Doornbos drove the length of the straight, 20 mile dike which protects Amsterdam from the sea's incursions.

But a speed camera nabbed him -- and it can't have been a Gatso because we've heard how they don't work above 170mph, and Doornbos' top speed was 201mph. We haven't heard yet whether he'll get a NIP in the post.

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zoidberg

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248 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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Didn't realise it was April 1st. Looks like a nifty bit of photoshoppery to me

dinkel

25,822 posts

224 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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Dunno if that's da pic but they did snap him

". . . which protects Amsterdam from the sea's incursions."

Amsterdam is about an hours drive from the Afsluitdijk . . . the thingy protects a bit more

www.robertdoornbos.com/?go=news&id=400

There ya go!



Thanks to Planet.nl

Edited by dinkel on Thursday 17th August 11:28

klassiekerrally

2,543 posts

221 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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Whot! No licenCe plate!

Edited by klassiekerrally on Thursday 17th August 16:56

koen0373

47 posts

239 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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So who gets the speeding ticket? The RB2 has no license plate, so Doornbos can always say it was Coulthard or Klien with his helmet on. :-)

mybrainhurts

90,634 posts

221 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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A note to our Dutch friends....

LicenCe...

We use English round these 'ere parts, not Americanese....

dinkel

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224 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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koen0373 said:
. . . licence plate, s . . .


Does the rocket have one?

r988

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195 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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mybrainhurts said:
A note to our Dutch friends....

LicenCe...

We use English round these 'ere parts, not Americanese....



Do you really expect to talk sense to people who wear wooden shoes?

jasandjules

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195 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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r988 said:
Do you really expect to talk sense to people who wear wooden shoes?


Perfectly sensible. If the dams break, wood floats.... They will all float home.

dinkel

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224 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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About 2% of the Dutch wear wooden shoes every now and then . . .

900T-R

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223 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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dinkel said:
About 2% of the Dutch wear wooden shoes every now and then . . .


That many?

dinkel

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Thursday 17th August 2006
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Every now and then . . .

koen0373

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Thursday 17th August 2006
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dinkel said:
koen0373 said:
. . . licence plate, s . . .


Does the rocket have one?


Yup it does. It's road legal.

Dakkon

7,821 posts

219 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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The pic does look like its been photoshopped a little

dinkel

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224 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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Koen, where do you live

Bodo

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232 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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dinkel said:
About 2% of the Dutch wear wooden shoes every now and then . . .
The rest tows caravans.







sorry

jon h

863 posts

250 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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Dakkon said:
The pic does look like its been photoshopped a little


For sure. The eye level is too low... It appears to have been taken from a conventional human eye level, not from the high level at which a Gatso is situated, unless they are all on shot poles in Holland...

Jon H

boolay

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204 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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326, I assume that's the kph, therefore 203.75 mph

Edited by boolay on Thursday 17th August 13:27

koen0373

47 posts

239 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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Dakkon said:
The pic does look like its been photoshopped a little


AFAIK he only did one run. And it was in the opposite direction. Besides we drive on the RIGHT as in good and not left side of the road.

Dr S

4,730 posts

192 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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900T-R said:
dinkel said:
About 2% of the Dutch wear wooden shoes every now and then . . .


That many?



Explains why they have such problems driving properly on German autobahns if they actually do wear these wooden thingies...

paulsmansfield

410 posts

189 months

Thursday 17th August 2006
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Definately fake, he's driving on the left hand side of the road and the same way as the traffic on the opposite side. The video shows him going in the opposite direction of the traffic and on the right hand side of the road.