RE: PH Heroes: The Human Edition

RE: PH Heroes: The Human Edition

Friday 14th November 2008

PH Heroes: The Human Edition

Rally driver goes beyond the call of duty to get his car home...


No caption can do this pic justice...
No caption can do this pic justice...
Rally drivers are a plucky bunch but there are times when you have to gracefully admit defeat. One such occasion may be when the car breaks and it stop moving. But whereas us mere mortals might call it a day when a throttle cable snaps, French rally drivers call it an opportunity for a spot of heroics.

Without a moment’s hesitation the pilot hops into the engine bay to manually control the throttle cable bracket while the co-driver climbs behind the wheel. After narrowly avoiding another competitor the duo then set off to complete the stage of the Ralley de Serrains in France. It’s mesmorizing stuff and proof that motorsport really isn’t boring…

Watch the whole story below.


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Thanks to Autoblog and Axis of Oversteer for the tip...

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Paul GTS

Original Poster:

177 posts

137 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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HAHAH toasty! This is insane and brilliant all at the same time.

I wonder if they had a health and safety guy on this rally? He probably had a heart attack when he saw this on the cameras.

Could this be the most insane thing someone has done and got away with while competing?

neil_bolton

17,112 posts

210 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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biggrin Excellent

Gatso Hater

49 posts

134 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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Genius way over getting it over the line clapthumbup

Stu R

21,410 posts

161 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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amazing clapbiggrin

Northern-Loop

913 posts

173 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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HAHAHAH MADNESSSS!!!

Jgtv

2,117 posts

143 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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love the fact the Co Driver spent time putting his seat belt on!, his mates in the bloody engine bay and he needs a seat belt.

Fetchez la vache

5,181 posts

160 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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Love the fact the driver puts on his seatbelt, while his o/h is hanging on precariously under the bonnet smile

TOENHEEL

4,501 posts

173 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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Bloody brilliant!!

ewenm

28,506 posts

191 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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Fantastic! clap

There's probably some rule about the driver needing a seatbelt, but nothing about being under the bonnet.

zeb

2,918 posts

164 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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brilliant

ditto re the seatbelt saga clap

C5L

314 posts

153 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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LEGENDS ! LOL

Steamer

11,213 posts

159 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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thumbup Very brave...


...however, my first thought: They had 4 shoes laces in that car probably? a slightly safer option than a human throttle cable?

patmahe

5,265 posts

150 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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Plucky couragous and daft clap well done for not giving up

AngryS3Owner

15,855 posts

175 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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claphehe

fantastic!

SleeperCell

5,591 posts

188 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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Surely if they had any brains they would just have used a shoelace or something similar to fix the cable or at least rig up a hand throttle that can be operated from inside the car.

TOENHEEL

4,501 posts

173 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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AngryS3Owner said:
claphehe

fantastic!
Spotted you mate at the nurburgring few weeks ago! thumbup wandered around the car park to say hello but couldnt find you! i was in the yellow exige s if you spotted it.

CypherP

4,386 posts

138 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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Bloody superb! biggrin

the car nut

12 posts

132 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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Brilliant thumbup

I love rallying its much better compare to circuit racing driving

don logan

2,225 posts

168 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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I hope he blipped the throttle on the down changes!

AngryS3Owner

15,855 posts

175 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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TOENHEEL said:
Spotted you mate at the nurburgring few weeks ago! thumbup wandered around the car park to say hello but couldnt find you! i was in the yellow exige s if you spotted it.
wavey think I saw your car either driving past the Am Tiergarden or somewhere around the town. Great trip but didn't even manage to make it on the ring as we were only there for Sunday, will be going back again though!