Auto Diva writes about: 2000 km through Germany - rally

2000 km through Germany - Rally

Now she rides one rally after another? It would be nice, but this time I am as a "rally insider" and because I have fun with vintage cars, just jumped a few meters to the New Town Hall in Hannover and have looked at the finish of the Blech-babies. I had pulled out my camera and first said: "Wait", until the cars from Wolfsburg arrived in Hannover. As long as I explain something about uniformity rallies:

What is the "2000 km through Germany" rally? I recommend the overview page with route plan - hey, but come back and read on!
In brief: a round trip, start and end point is Hannover. The over 2000 km result from intermediate stations z. B. in Hameln, Paderborn, Hagen, Dortmund, Osnabrück, Bremen, Hamburg, Rostock, Potsdam, Cottbus, Halle and the Autostadt Wolfsburg.

As a class division I have the following (corresponding FIVA determination) found:

Class I: 1919 - 1980 Motorcycles
Class II: 1919 - 1945 Vintage, Class III: 1946 - 1959 Post Vintage, Class IV: 1960 - 1969 Classic Cars, Class V: 1970 - 1979 Classic Cars, Class VI: 1980 - ...? Youngtimer

The vehicles must have been manufactured before 31/12/1980, writes the regulations, but I have also discovered later approved vehicles. Perhaps this rule has not yet been updated on the website?!

Again, as with the Silvretta, it's not about speed, it's about time checks and evenness checks, and keeping tempo limits in normal traffic. The final uniformity test was about to finish. The rally team was challenged again.

But what exactly is an on-time consistency check?
I talked to some people on the ground who did not know exactly , what to pay attention to. As a rally evangelista, of course, I'm very interested in explaining that:
The distance is fixed, let's say 30 meters. Now there is a timing from the Organizing Committee, in which this route is exactly to drive. At the last test I looked at it was 8.88 seconds. Rogue, they have set the decimal place so that it's just not 9 seconds! Now we do not need higher math to calculate an average speed: 1m/s = 3.6km/h. Achieving 100m in 10 seconds would require an average speed of 36km/h, and 12.162km/h in 8.88 seconds at 30m.

One video makes it clear , here the example of the Porsche 911 Targa in the last special stage - pay attention to what is hanging over the rear bumper, I say only: "Animal!". ; -)

Two ways to start a special stage

There is a flying start , where I can perhaps start about 10m before the actual line, try to be on the average speed when crossing the measuring point and to keep this to the target measuring point. It's a bit easier than having a standing start, as done in this test.

I need to think about getting started - and now it's getting higher Mathematics - in how far can I balance that I do not start with the average speed. How fast do I start, how high I go, to about the middle of the finish and when I brake again to reach the finish line at 8.88 seconds. If anyone has a formula for this example, very much, I did that quite by feel (sensitive gas foot, called "women's gas foot" on Facebook), because the time is so short that you can not circle so much there.Oh yes, I have now deliberately on the female form pilot and co-pilot (see my post) waived, because we have so little time here, of course, there are both women and men drove in differently staffed teams.

There are - to my knowledge - 2 different measuring methods : the photocell measurement (which was used here) and the compressed air hose measurement. The latter reacts to the driving over with the front wheel, one can feel the tiny little point, if one drives over the compressed air hose. But then you should have already pressed the stopwatch, not until you are over this "hump" away. With the light barrier measurement one has even less clues, because the copilot must know with which vehicle part (usually the front bumper) the sensor triggers. So you need a lot of feeling for the car, if you want to do a satisfactory measurement.

At the end of the track is then sometimes a big timetable on which the audience can then see what the result looks like. From memory, the best result was only 0.04 seconds, but it could have been more. In my first special stage on the Silvretta, where we took first place, I had a deviation of 0.01 seconds - only as a comparison.

The oldies are coming, the wait is over

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Triumph TR3A


Porsche 356 B T6

BMW 501 V8 Convertible

Photo gallery (88 photos)

Camera taken and photographed. The people on the roadside were happy to see the beautiful vehicles. The vintage cars were in different condition, I saw some clear who approached a specialist workshop to the care or self-versed hand put on and where the love for the old sweetheart strained the wallet badly overused.

But somehow they were all great, because the people in the vehicles radiated a zest for life, the fun of motorsport was not to get out of their face, smile to laugh, everything there, joking with the start flag swivel, waving in the audience, a remarkable atmosphere. This mood will also have increased at the award ceremony for the Platz-1-Team, because the overall winners Brigitte and Peer Thieme did a successful self-repair in Potsdam on the Buick Special Eight before they could take the cup in Hanover/p>

Winner in the overall standings Buick Special Eight

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