Saturday, August 21, 2010

Saturday Night at the Races

Tonight is my favorite race of the season, the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway!

I love this race and look forward to it all summer:


If you hate NASCAR, you may still want to see some of this race, especially the end. The track is only a small half mile in size, but the extreme banking in the corners allows the cars to run over 130 mph because the force keeps them on the track! tempers flare easy here and often it will be a bumper car wreck show! Exciting stuff! At night you can see all the sparks and the rotors of the brakes get all cherry red. Love it!

Bristol is famous for great racing and rough endings. Of course the legendary Dale Earnhardt often featured in the outcome.

First, in 1995 Earnhardt chases down Terry Labonte and causes a big wreck right at the end (skip to the 2:25 mark):

Labonte saves the car but wrecks going across the finish line! he drove the totalled car into victory lane, it was so cool.

Ok, now 1999. Same two guys, different result (skip to 1:50 mark):

Oops! I saw that one live and it was awesome!

More Robots and Cybernetic Enhancements
I am sure all know Darth Vader's extensive robotic reconstruction and Luke Skywalker's cybernetic hand. Here are a few more related items from the Star Wars Universe:
Guri, a replica droid and easy on the eyes:


Arden Lyn had a crazy big robotic arm:


Bao-Dur and his replacement arm:

Cool stuff!

Have a good night.

7 comments:

watchtower said...

I'm tellin ya, robotic arms is where it's at.

You can't have the yin without the yang, the good without the evil. There will definitely be a 'resistance' to go up against the machines, and what better way to even the odds than...robot arms.

getyourselfconnected said...

I agree 100%. I also want my Guri replica droid, like now!

getyourselfconnected said...

Well I apologise to anyone that watched the race; total snoozer! I was bored and I am a fan! Sorry!

GawainsGhost said...

Don't feel bad, GYC. I watched the Cowboys vs Chargers game, and I was bored.

David Jahad said...

Well I apologise to anyone that watched the race; total snoozer! I was bored and I am a fan! Sorry!

Henderson said...

Well I apologise to anyone that watched the race; total snoozer! I was bored and I am a fan! Sorry!

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