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    Feed the adrenaline, hear the roar. Gotta love that sound!

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Thought yall might enjoy this 2 minute video. Its a Shell commercial running in Europe. Ostensibly, theyre selling gasoline, but the cars used in the video steal the show.

    Ferrari pulled several of their race cars from various ages out of storage, flew them around the world and filmed them running through the streets of Rome, Rio, New York, Hong Kong, Honolulu, and Monaco. No computer graphics, no trick shots, just the original cars on the actual streets.

    The best part is the sound from the basso-profundo notes of the early front-engine era. Each scene cuts to a later generation, finishing up with the wail of a modern F1 car.

    The sounds alone bring a shiver to the gut. Theres just something about 3 liters and 14,000 RPM! Even if youre not a gearhead, this video will stir the soul.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=1_kwxzU4wL4&vq=medium


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    Re: Feed the adrenaline, hear the roar. Gotta love that sound!

    I dunno, I think the shriek monster they have at the tail end just doesnt have what it takes for me, Its the mid-seventies/early eighties model that Really has the noise that drives me

    Just something about that swelling bass rumble on overrun that just... works?

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    Re: Feed the adrenaline, hear the roar. Gotta love that sound!

    How cool was that!!!

    [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]

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    Re: Feed the adrenaline, hear the roar. Gotta love that sound!

    Wicked!
    Makes me want a Ferrari now.

    Does anyone know what the road is 45 seconds into the clip?* That looks amazing... something like the Great Ocean Road but no cliff droppings to dodge and nowhere for the boys in blue to hide.
    ;D

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    Re: Feed the adrenaline, hear the roar. Gotta love that sound!

    Quote Originally Posted by 48676D70090 link=1329030107/3#3 date=1329032224
    Does anyone know what the roast is 45 seconds into the clip?
    It looks like some place in Hong Kong maybe.


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    Re: Feed the adrenaline, hear the roar. Gotta love that sound!

    Quote Originally Posted by 6E455245544C4D4841240 link=1329030107/4#4 date=1329034739
    It looks like some place in Hong Kong maybe.
    Not that I know of... but might be though. I would be really embarrased if Ive been to HK 3 times and didnt find that road.

    Looks like they replaced the previous one against the cliff and for some reason (could only be a motorbike reason) left all the squiggles in it instead of building the bridge straight.

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    Re: Feed the adrenaline, hear the roar. Gotta love that sound!

    The other possibilities would be Hawaii and Monaco. I would be very surprised if it was Hawaii as the geology of the hills appears to be limestone rather than volcanic. The geology appears to be compatible with Monaco but that whole coastal area is so heavily built up I dont know.... Additionally the water color doesnt appear to match that around Hawaii nor Monaco. It does however match that by Hong Kong.


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    Re: Feed the adrenaline, hear the roar. Gotta love that sound!

    Quote Originally Posted by 7E515B463F0 link=1329030107/3#3 date=1329032224
    Does anyone know what the road is 45 seconds into the clip?

    Id guess it is closer to home than you think:

    http://www.seacliffbridge.com/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Cliff_Bridge

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    Re: Feed the adrenaline, hear the roar. Gotta love that sound!

    And flynn_aus gets the win! ;D


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    Re: Feed the adrenaline, hear the roar. Gotta love that sound!

    So making a trip to NSW sometime soon Andy? ;D

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    Re: Feed the adrenaline, hear the roar. Gotta love that sound!

    As Flynn points out, that bridge is not in Hong Kong and not in Hawaii or Monaco but in New South Wales. 60 kms south of Sydney.

    The 665 metre Sea Cliff Bridge, north of Wollongong was opened in* 2005 at a total cost of A$52 million.

    The cliff is not limestone or volcanic but sandstone.

    The unstable cliff was regularly dropping stones and boulders onto the old road making it dangerous. There were signs saying BEWARE OF FALLING STONES.

    While you could dodge the fallen stones, it was hard to dodge the ones falling directly onto you.

    I used that road often, never in a Ferrari and luckerly never got hit.

    The bridge had to be curved to follow the rock shelf foundations.

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    Re: Feed the adrenaline, hear the roar. Gotta love that sound!

    Yep, that bridge is not far from me too. My sister lives on the northern end of the bridge - so I like to take my motorbike when I go to visit her.

    The problem is there are often so many sightseeing Sunday drivers on that road that you never get to have fun on the bends (the road either side of the bridge is nice and twisty with tight corners which could be so much fun if that damn car in front of me could go faster than 20!)

    As pointed out above, the old road was dodgy as hell. Somehow I never thought my helmet would hold up to a 2 tonne chunk of sandstone falling away and landing on top of me! Sections of the road used to drop away also. During some work experience in photography when I was a kid, the photographer showed me some shots of the entire two lanes for a good 20m simply gone! Had slipped away into the ocean. Luckily no-one happened to be on that section when it dropped.

    So not only did we get the dangerous road replaced with a safe one, but it is amazingly beautiful too. They even built in a footpath so you can walk it as well.



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