Diesel vs Sparks

Planning a get together (GTG), trip or competition?
Post Reply
User avatar
marakasmalan
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 360
Joined: 20 Oct 2010 17:22
Full Name: Marnus Malan
Nickname: marakasmalan
Home Town: Kempton Park
Current 4x4: '94 Patrol SGL
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Diesel vs Sparks

Post by marakasmalan » 03 Sep 2014 09:32

Event: Diesel & Sparks
Venue: TBA (somewhere in striking distance of Gauteng, most likely brakpan Rock Raceway racetrack, Hartbeespoort or Rallystar track)
Date : Sturday 4 October
Rules:
Good camaradie
Braai afterwards only
Helmets & fire exstingiusher compulsory for drag event
No handicap for Diesels
Towbar compulsory, as there will be a drag event towing a sizable loaded trailer and a weight in the boot.
Diesel camp and Sparks camp to nominate one admninistrator each to compile and process the results.

Participants:
Marnus Malan
Tinus Lots
Ricster
Grant
...

Fill up this list, also include ideas, if there is enough interest I'll start talking to Rock Raceway, Rallystar and see what will be viable options.

The other idea is that all of us enter the WOMZA dirt Rallysprint at Hartbeespoort in September. Cobus said WOMZA will create a class for the Patrols. this means we pay R200 each and we piggyback on their timing & emergency services infrastructure - in my view the best idea.

User avatar
marakasmalan
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 360
Joined: 20 Oct 2010 17:22
Full Name: Marnus Malan
Nickname: marakasmalan
Home Town: Kempton Park
Current 4x4: '94 Patrol SGL
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: Diesel vs Sparks

Post by marakasmalan » 03 Sep 2014 10:16

You can have two lists:

Participants:




Spectators:

IanT
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 1226
Joined: 17 May 2013 10:43
Full Name: Ian Temperley
Nickname: IanT (aka) "The Joker"
Home Town: JHB
Current 4x4: 2001 4.5 Grx (Mean Green)
2003 4.2 TDI (Ubhejane)
Home Language: English
Been thanked: 54 times

Re: Diesel vs Sparks

Post by IanT » 03 Sep 2014 10:49

Bl..dy Saterday again, cant we try and make it on a Sunday somewhere??? Would be happy to have a go, anyone got a spare set of HT tyres MT don't like high speeds?? :think: :thumbup:

User avatar
Michael
Moderator
Posts: 2526
Joined: 05 Mar 2014 14:39
Full Name: Michael
Nickname: Steyn
Home Town: Centurion
Current 4x4: Patrol GU 4.2 Turbo Diesel
Home Language: Afrikaans
Location: Centurion, PTA
Has thanked: 148 times
Been thanked: 241 times

Re: Diesel vs Sparks

Post by Michael » 03 Sep 2014 10:56

LOL Marnus jou grapjas, eks daar as dit sal realiseer

Participants:
Marnus Malan
Tinus Lots
Ricster
Grant
Michael Steyn

I like the idea of WOMZA dirt Rallysprint at Hartbeespoort in September!!! Sounds like heaps of fun.
"The Just shall live by Faith" Rom1:17

Check out my build here My Patrol
And my engine rebuild here mostly engine related stuff

User avatar
Tinus lotz
Moderator
Posts: 6911
Joined: 29 Aug 2010 13:07
Full Name: Tinus lotz
Nickname: Tinus lotz
Home Town: Centurion
Current 4x4: Nissan patrol 4.8 GRX 2005

Toyota 2.7 legend 35 LWB 4X4
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 532 times
Been thanked: 271 times

Re: Diesel vs Sparks

Post by Tinus lotz » 03 Sep 2014 11:24

Sounds like great fun ....
What about we meet at forest hill shopping centre we have a good clear view of highway we take a patrol at a time then we go on highway towards diepsloot timing the pull off to 160 turn around and come back
The one in september sounds great..... :thumbup:

User avatar
ricster
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 5696
Joined: 13 Jan 2010 11:16
Full Name: Cedric Warner
Nickname: Cedric
Home Town: Alberton Gauteng
Current 4x4: '99 Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel
Home Language: English
Location: LA..... No not Los Angles ..... Lower Alberton, Gauteng
Has thanked: 202 times
Been thanked: 231 times

Re: Diesel vs Sparks

Post by ricster » 03 Sep 2014 11:25

Look at Ian now.... already making excuses about his tyres..... :rolling: :rolling:

The diesel boys are so happy with our diesels and the petrol guys just seem to hate it that real trucks don't have sparkplugs..... and we never claim to be the fastest or the quickest, just that we can get there too in style and comfort and with a good few extra litres in the fuel tank.

aaaaahhh, so now we have to drag race a diesel..... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:..... that will be the funniest thing I've ever seen.

I'll have to remove my roof rack and all the extras to get the weight down a bit..... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
Regards
Cedric
Nissan Patrol GL 4.2 Diesel Turbo (Iron Maiden)
Nissan SANI 3.0 V6 4x4 (SOLD)
Isuzu KB 280 DT 2x4 ('ol Smokey) - SOLD
Suzuki TL 1000R "V twin" (Growler) - SOLD

User avatar
marakasmalan
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 360
Joined: 20 Oct 2010 17:22
Full Name: Marnus Malan
Nickname: marakasmalan
Home Town: Kempton Park
Current 4x4: '94 Patrol SGL
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: Diesel vs Sparks

Post by marakasmalan » 03 Sep 2014 11:26

OK, following some thought and deliberation it will be the most responsible to do this excercise on the WOMZA infrastructure, given the regulated invironment and availability of emergency services etc.

There will be the following categories in which each participant must compete:

1. Rally sprint (dirt)
2. Straight line pull of 1.5 km
3. Straight line pull of 1.5 km with 1 ton trailer and 500kg's in the Patrol
4. 500m trailer reverse through section of track

1 & 4 is for the fun, a combination of 2 & 3 will settle the diesel petol question. I think adding the weight-pull gives a fair consideration, as it play into the strength and purpose of the diesels. Item 1 lands you the trophy.

WOMZA will create the Patrol class for the rally sprint, but we must provide the prize money and the trophy. For the trophy we just need a simple design that I can have lasercutted, polished and mounted on a snazzy harwood plank. There are some clever draughting guys here, please support me with a design for the trophy and I will see that it gets made.

Participants:
Marnus Malan
Tinus Lots
Ricster
Grant
Michael Steyn

Spectators:

User avatar
ricster
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 5696
Joined: 13 Jan 2010 11:16
Full Name: Cedric Warner
Nickname: Cedric
Home Town: Alberton Gauteng
Current 4x4: '99 Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel
Home Language: English
Location: LA..... No not Los Angles ..... Lower Alberton, Gauteng
Has thanked: 202 times
Been thanked: 231 times

Re: Diesel vs Sparks

Post by ricster » 03 Sep 2014 11:30

I don't think I've ever taken my Patrol past 145 - 150km/h..... definitvely not on the Kumhos. Those tyres stick so well to the tar that its almost impossible to get close to the 160km/h mark. The Maxxi muddies I have now might give me a better chance now.
Regards
Cedric
Nissan Patrol GL 4.2 Diesel Turbo (Iron Maiden)
Nissan SANI 3.0 V6 4x4 (SOLD)
Isuzu KB 280 DT 2x4 ('ol Smokey) - SOLD
Suzuki TL 1000R "V twin" (Growler) - SOLD

User avatar
marakasmalan
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 360
Joined: 20 Oct 2010 17:22
Full Name: Marnus Malan
Nickname: marakasmalan
Home Town: Kempton Park
Current 4x4: '94 Patrol SGL
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: Diesel vs Sparks

Post by marakasmalan » 03 Sep 2014 11:34

Tinus lotz wrote:What about we meet at forest hill shopping centre we have a good clear view of highway we take a patrol at a time then we go on highway towards diepsloot timing the pull off to 160 turn around and come back
The one in september sounds great..... :thumbup:
Tinus, The highway will ensure not everybody have a fair and equal run. Secondly, imagine grant is doing the timing - Ferrari will want to buy his diesel engine. Womza makes a lot of things easier, safer and will prevent Ricster from bumping the tannie in die Daihatshu off the road to maintain his momentum.
IanT wrote:Bl..dy Saterday again, cant we try and make it on a Sunday somewhere???
Ian, get a leave form from HR.
ricster wrote:I'll have to remove my roof rack and all the extras to get the weight down a bit
Ricster, only if it is very heavy, but don't worry about wind resistance, you need to get ABOVE 80km/h for it to really make a difference...

User avatar
David M
Patrolman
Patrolman
Posts: 797
Joined: 12 Nov 2013 15:13
Full Name: David Marais
Nickname: David Marais
Home Town: Midrand
Current 4x4: 1998 4.5 GL Patrol
2006 4.2 Td Bakkie (SWAMBO's) - The "Firetruck"
Home Language: English
Location: Midrand
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 74 times

Re: Diesel vs Sparks

Post by David M » 03 Sep 2014 11:55

This sounds like too much fun..... what date in Sep would the event be?
There are still places out there!!!! - Daniel Goz - The "Tapam" movie

Post Reply

Return to “29. Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest