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American (Robby)Gordon makes Dakar Rally history
AFP ^ | 12/31/04

Posted on 12/31/2004 6:02:08 PM PST by nypokerface

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1 posted on 12/31/2004 6:02:08 PM PST by nypokerface
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To: nypokerface

Robby Gordon sucks!


2 posted on 12/31/2004 6:12:45 PM PST by buckeyesrule
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To: nypokerface
He clocked 4min 20.2sec

In a VW no less. The potheads are gonna eat this up :-)

3 posted on 12/31/2004 6:15:03 PM PST by krb (TANSTAAFB)
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To: buckeyesrule
Amen. Robby Gordon should quit NASCAR and do this Euro road rally racing full time.
4 posted on 12/31/2004 6:32:47 PM PST by Ticonderoga34
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To: nypokerface

BTTT


5 posted on 12/31/2004 6:33:54 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: nypokerface
Official Telefonica Dakar 2005 site
6 posted on 12/31/2004 6:40:54 PM PST by Jackknife ("Always drink upstream from the herd." - Will Rogers)
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7 posted on 12/31/2004 6:44:08 PM PST by Jackknife ("Always drink upstream from the herd." - Will Rogers)
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To: zert_28

Robbie Gordon might suck, but the Dakar rally is about 10 times harder and more interesting than the Daytona 500. It's like 10 Baja 1000s run end to end. Unlike the Daytona there is not busy-body sanctioning organization handicapping cars to keep the race even. The Sahara has a way of weeding out those that are not worthy.


8 posted on 12/31/2004 6:54:12 PM PST by Jack Black
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To: zert_28
do this Euro road rally racing full time.

Humf, comparing the Dakar Rally to Euro Road Racing is like comparing the Indy 500 to go-carts.

9 posted on 12/31/2004 7:07:15 PM PST by woofer
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To: nypokerface; All
Here's some shots of the Volkswagon teams.


10 posted on 12/31/2004 7:14:16 PM PST by Jackknife ("Always drink upstream from the herd." - Will Rogers)
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To: woofer

OK. OK. OK. You guys win. Robby Gordon is a good driver. But he still hasn't done anything in NASCAR. Maybe R.Gordon will do better with his own NASCAR team this year.


11 posted on 12/31/2004 7:15:55 PM PST by Ticonderoga34
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To: zert_28

With no teammates to wreck,Robbie just might win!


12 posted on 12/31/2004 7:29:05 PM PST by elder5 (Dino Rossi IS My Governor.)
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To: zert_28
OK. You guys win. Robby Gordon is a good driver.

Wait a minute, don't put words in my mouth.

I don't give a whit for Gordon. With any luck he'll get lost in the Sahara.

But the Dakar...that's a race!

13 posted on 12/31/2004 7:32:34 PM PST by woofer
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To: nypokerface

Robbie Gordon is a talented driver, but doesn't play well with others. I hope he wins here, but I'll still boo him when he races NASCAR races.


14 posted on 12/31/2004 7:37:39 PM PST by Salo
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To: WestCoastGal; ChefKeith; tubebender

nascar ping!


15 posted on 12/31/2004 7:38:19 PM PST by Salo
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To: Salo; glock rocks

Looks like he found a Sand Box to his liking. Don't give him any sharp toys...


16 posted on 12/31/2004 8:00:35 PM PST by tubebender (If I had know I would live this long I would have taken better care of myself...)
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To: tubebender; Pete-R-Bilt; B4Ranch; NormsRevenge

Actually, that's pretty awesome stuff.


17 posted on 12/31/2004 8:06:41 PM PST by glock rocks (Play an accordion, go to jail. It's the law.)
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>>"We had to brake before each bump. Added to that, the sand was so soft, that we couldn't drive really fast, only an average of 70 km/h. That was very frustrating."<<

Geez that's tough!


18 posted on 12/31/2004 8:19:50 PM PST by B4Ranch (((The lack of alcohol in my coffee forces me to see reality!)))
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To: Salo

Thanks for the ping.


19 posted on 12/31/2004 8:42:03 PM PST by WestCoastGal ("If you can't run with the big dogs, you'd better go sit on the porch." (Daytona 50 days);-)
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To: glock rocks
How would you like to ride one of these across the desert?

Hog Wild Racing

20 posted on 12/31/2004 8:55:00 PM PST by Jackknife ("Always drink upstream from the herd." - Will Rogers)
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