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    Default MY 'FINKE DESERT RACE 2009' TRIP...heaps of pics, 4ages too!!! buggies, bikes, trucks


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    Over the queens bday long weekend, i made the treak to Alice springs to see the Finke desert race.
    If you havent heard of this race before.....well....you are missing out. Its the biggest off road race in the southern hemisphere!

    The race goes from alice springs down to the finke community, which is 226kms south of alice. The competitors race to finke on the sunday, camp there and then race back to alice on the monday, in all, the cover 450km of the harshest terrain out there.

    Here are a select bunch of photos i thought you guys might be interested in.....check out the engineering that goes into some of these vehicles.
    Engines from all catagories included....
    360cu DART racing small block chevs
    twin turbo VQ35 (350z)
    twin turbo honda NSX
    BMW v10
    LS1
    toyota twin turbo 2GRFE (3.5lt aurion engine) this buggy was backed by TRD
    4age 20v
    FJ20
    L20
    SR20

    and more.....




























    i have video coming too
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    Awesome. They sure rate their 20v's.

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    wow looks likes heaps of fun

    gd too see some gd engines being put to use

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    always had a thing for brumbies. tough.

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    videos up.....check em out

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCLRClNbJfc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwg9rHc_qtU - this one is a 20v
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS8yHFeSHGM - TRD backed buggy TTV6
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkTblzGavNc

    check the last vid, the ENTIRE track, bar a 17km streach is like that.....if not worse.

    imagine racing at an average speed OVER 100km/h for 230k's like that....

    shit is intense!

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    that 20v loves it

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzin View Post
    always had a thing for brumbies. tough.
    plus one.

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    Awesome pics, man! Thanks a lot of posting them.
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    The real question is - if you can not even make an attempt to write a question in the manner in which someone is likely going to want to answer it... do you really think you're capable of doing an engine conversion?

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    haha awsome, ive actually driven one of these before with a 1uzfe, was in a training course, they are some serious fun, couldnt open them up to much and was only limited to 3rd and 4th gear but even in though gears they hauled ass

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