Dakar Argentina-Chile 2009

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  1. spaceb

    spaceb Well-Known Member

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    If anyone didn't know Argentina and Chile are hosting this year's Dakar rally. It's the first time this competition goes outside Africa so we south americans are really happy to have all the teams from all over the world in our land. Neuquén city, in Argentinian patagonia was the setting for the start of Stage 5 of the rally, I happen to be in that city so I went to the main avenue and took a couple of pictures and did a video of the competitors. I hope you like it.

    Video (part 1, will upload and post part 2 in a few hours)...please remember to rate and comment :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRP9BG3iXNQ&fmt=18

    Pictures:

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    Look at the crowd, amazing...
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    Me touching the passanger's hand
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    For more information go to www.dakar.com
     
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  2. gandhi

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    just making sure i have a post before looseleaf chimes in with his exhibitionist "knowledge"
     
  3. Uncles

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    Muito bem, obrigado :)
     
  4. spaceb

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  5. looseleaf

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    Great pictures!

    Thanks!

    :D
     
  6. spaceb

    spaceb Well-Known Member

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    Wow so many people read this post and just a few wrote a comment :p

    Well... anyway... more pictures:

    Viladoms from Spain:
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    Support team:
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    Verhoeven from Netherlands:
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    Porreli, France:
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    Brazilian support team:
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  7. looseleaf

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    OK. What kind of camera are you using? Auto exposure?

    Same camera for video and still shots?

    Will the cars return to BA for the finish and awards ceremony?

    If they do, will you cover that event as well?
     
  8. vasco

    vasco Well-Known Member

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    also:

    what did u have for dinner?
    what's ur favourite color?
    what's wrong with the pope's closet door?
    will they ever come to terms down there?

    thx in advance






    :D
     
  9. gandhi

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    [SIZE=+2]L[/SIZE][SIZE=+3]∞[/SIZE][SIZE=+2]L[/SIZE]
     
  10. looseleaf

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    What is the average air speed of an unladen swallow?

    Why are Norway and Hawaii so far apart?

    Are there any Malbecs NOT from Mendosa?

    Who makes the best Chimichurri, really?

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  11. spaceb

    spaceb Well-Known Member

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    lmao piss off! haha
     
  12. reuben

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    Thanks for sharing ;)
     
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    Which one- African or European?

    As for the rally- stage 7... just one casualty till now IIRC.
     
  14. spaceb

    spaceb Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Pascal Terry from France died.

    From BBC:
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/world_rally/7815495.stm

    I found several videos of accidents that competitors suffered so far during this dakar, they were filmed by spectators, I hope you enjoy it:

    Motorbike flying up:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CTLZqbLmUA

    This is Paul Green from England he suffered a serious accident in stage 1, he was put on a respirator.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he9CdKwXa5g&fm18

    Another one, this one didn't know he had to turn:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7kN2Ysq7I8

    This one turned too much :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQob12d7WNI&fm18

    This is not from youtube, it's in spanish but it's easy to play the video... just press play :D The Helicopter goes down
    http://www.tnylagente.com.ar/videolog=leouriz?10920

    Truck:
    http://www.tnylagente.com.ar/videolog=DakarArgentina?10930

    Several people almost got killed:
    http://www.tnylagente.com.ar/videolog=AccidenteenSanEnrique?10884