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    Posted: 11 June 2021 at 7:16am
Valid points made there Big smile, I can see how the costs might start ramping up!
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There is the small problem of The Luggage, which is of a size suitable for transporting medium-sized murder victims. And that anything much more upmarket than a Mustang GT tends to be 50 miles a day before the hire company starts charging – through the nose – per mile. Even if I just went straight there and back from Las Vegas or San Francisco it's about 900 miles; a three or four week road trip is going to be at least five times that.

I'll put out the begging bowl…
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Maybe if you're saving the money when you do get out there (fingers crossed next year) you will be able to rent a real American fast car like the SSC Tuatara or Hennessay Venom, or go down market with a Ford GT

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To add insult to injury I have just learned that the 2021 edition has also been called off.  Bad Swears have been uttered.
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Legs_larry this is very sad, and even worse, we are not going to get this years Battle Mountain report online and in the mag. However I have a cunning plan.
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Ridiculous!!
Surely they could have just administered Dettol injections to all competitors? 

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New thread for 2020 not started as I've just learned it's been cancelled.  Bah!
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Ta, Russ. I shall watch at my leisure. No news about 2020 yet but I fear my usual gallivanting about Leftpondia either side of the event may be curtailed even if the event does go ahead. Bah!
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Youtube video I've put together showing my time at Battle Mountain in September last year.
Apologies it's taken so long - work, life, house building, dog-buying, daughter breaking leg, daughter breaking wrist (yes the same one) etc etc got in the way...
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Yes, it is banked - I've seen pictures. The motoring comics used to use it for testing before Millbrook was built, though they tended to go to Germany to max anything faster than 150 mph. IIRC Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis still holds the lap record at ~161 mph in the XJ13 prototype.

One of the Crane cousins set an hour record there in one of the later iterations of Bluebell. Latterly they became very paranoid about security and feared that visitors would snap pictures of top-SEEKRIT prototypes and flog them to the said motoring comics.
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