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amjayes:

"It was so wet I had to keep lifting off, even on the straight. I guess I won because I lifted off less than the others." - Jim Clark, 4-times winner in Spa

amjayes:

"It was so wet I had to keep lifting off, even on the straight. I guess I won because I lifted off less than the others." - Jim Clark, 4-times winner in Spa

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noahsoltauphotography:

EAG Poker Run & Road Rally, part 1

Yesterday I got to participate in a charity road rally that covered (intentionally) three of the best driving roads in Tennessee and North Carolina, The Foothills Parkway, and U.S 129 and S.R 147, otherwise known as The Dragon’s Tail and the Cherohola Skyway, respectively. It also covered a fourth (unintentionally) in Hwy. 28, known locally as Moonshiner 28. I’ll explain that later.

The photos above cover the first leg of the rally, from our send off point at Cars and Coffee to the Foothills Parkway. We left in small groups, but between people driving fast and being unable to read maps, about 50 of us ended up at the first checkpoint at the same time, causing a lengthy, if not entertaining, traffic jam. Thanks to Murphy’s Law, this is where our GoPro decided to fail catastrophically, which left us with (as you shall later see) less-than-optimal video options for the roughly 200 miles of twisty, glorious back roads we still had to cover.

After the first check point, is was a quick run up the Foothills Parkway and a stop to stretch, chat, and take more pictures of the other participants enjoying the beautiful weather and fine, LEO-free roads.

More to come later.

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amjayes:

"Fast, loose-topped roads with swinging curves, tight corners, good and bad cambers and a blind crest every hundred yards. Add to that an average crest severity which guarantees a "flight" even at shopping speeds, an abundance of stout trees lining the roads and the presence of deep ditches or piles of huge boulders and you will understand that it takes a brave man to drive on the limits of adhesion in the Finnish forests." - Motor Sport Magazine describing the 1000 Lakes Rally.

noahsoltauphotography:

Road rally, part the second:

From the Foothills Parkway it is a quick, perpendicular shot up U.S. 129 to Deal’s Gap, or The Dragon’s Tail. That is where the fun—naturally—really started. Video from both roads will be up as time allows. Despite the large number of cars, there was little traffic not focused on driving spiritedly (but safely!), and as a result, there was no sense of being stuck in traffic, or, indeed, doing anything but driving and enjoying the enthusiast community. It was a grand afternoon.

Stay tuned for more.

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