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Old 01-19-2012, 08:11 AM
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:22 AM
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This might have already been posted here but I'm not going to try to find it again. But...

1. What kind of Cobra is it? It looks to me like Factory Five.

2. Why did this thing disintegrate so badly? The trunk flew open, doors are flying all over, pieces and parts are flying off everywhere.

3. What caused this failure and what can be done to prevent it from happening to others? Was this a botched assembly? Sorry, cars don't normally fail like this.

4. Did he have track insurance?
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:44 AM
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1. BDR, Bmw suspension.(Backdraft)
2.It's fiberglass
3.Either a rack end or control arm joint gave way. Still don't know for sure. Recommend nut and bolting before every run.
4.Track ins? Most insurance companies won't cover your car on a race track. Let me know if you know of one.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:47 AM
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Geez, how many times is this going to be posted? It's getting as bad as that idiot woman who wrecked the red one...
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why no arm restraints.......see how his arms went up to break his fall, its a reaction that is natural, when i go to the track, i always hook up the arm restraints.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:12 PM
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4.Track ins? Most insurance companies won't cover your car on a race track. Let me know if you know of one.
I know of no regular insurance company that covers a vehicle under racing conditions. However, there are companies that sell per-event track insurance for events that qualify (they have to meet certain criteria for safety and qualifications of the drivers, e.g., harnesses, extinguishers, drivers have SCCA cards, etc.) It's expensive - 500 or more per event, but usually covers all sessions during a multi-day event. I had it but am on the road and don't have it handy. Maybe someone can post a link.
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I'm pretty sure his arms went up due to centrifical force not on purpose. Thats why you should have arm straps in an open car on a track.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:26 AM
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Here you go...make an offer for it on Ebag.

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I'm confused.

What is there left to buy?
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I'm confused.

What is there left to buy?
If you look at the top of the passenger side rear quarter panel, there is a 4x4 inch area that is still in good shape. Quite the deal for $200....LOL

This thing should be in the scrap heap.
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If you look at the top of the passenger side rear quarter panel, there is a 4x4 inch area that is still in good shape. Quite the deal for $200....LOL

This thing should be in the scrap heap.
Guess I missed it.
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Not a F5..........
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