One of my personal fav's is when there's on-board footage of sombody ( I think it's Dunlop ) and there's a mic in his helmet so he can narrate as he goes around the course. There's this one section in particular where he's goimg through a corner and says something to effect of: "as you come through this cornah' you know you 'it it right when you hear a loud 'click' as the top of your 'elmet nicks the stone wahl..."
The category for this story is "Mozilla" (which I believe to be a web server/browser technology for multiple platforms) There is even a little red star icon with a lizard in it next to the story (which is the Slashdot.org icon for Mozilla stories.)
Strange. The Slashdot guys who are interested in Mozilla probably don't know squat about Joey Dunlop or philately, and the racing buffs probably don't care much about open source web browsers.
"V4 Victory" is a lap of IoM TT course with bike mounted camera driven by Joey and narrated by Joey. He talks about the course and how he rides it. The footage is AWESOME. When you see how fast the trees, stone walls and buildings go by, it will bring a whole new respect to the racers that have the balls to ride there. Rent it, Buy it , it is a MUST see! I garruntee it will make the adreneline flow!
Thanks so much for letting everyone out here know about the Joey Dunlop Stamps. I'll be ordering a set later today. Could anyone out there please let me know where I can get the V4 Victory video/dvd?? I checked out a couple of places but came up short. Thanks in advance...
This is the description of "V4 Victory" as posted by whitehorse.com:
This video should be in every racer's collection for one reason: few racers ever make it to the track at the Isle of Man, but this video gives you the racer's view. In 1983, for the first time ever, a high quality video camera mounted to Joey Dunlop's gas tank on his winning 750cc V4 Honda
captured some incredible footage of what it's like to race this famous course. It's an awesome view. You'll find yourself clutching at the arms of your chair as he hurtles along the course, coming dangerously close to scraping his helmet against a wall as he's cornering on narrow streets. And at 180 mph on back roads, the white lines become solid, and trees become a blur of green. In the interview with Joey after his winning race, he modestly explains that "it's not so bad really." All this, and it also features highlights of the 1983 Ulster GP race, where Joey clinched the Formula One World Championship. You'll want to watch it again and again!