• Nov 13, 2008
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From our friends at the Axis of Oversteer comes a story of determination, fortitude, and a healthy dose of Darwinian law.

With less than a mile left in a stage of the Ralley de Serrians in France, the throttle cable in our hero's Renault finally gives up the ghost. Does he give up? No! Does the team try to push their way to the finish? Hell no! The driver tells his co-pilot to man the wheel while he hops into the engine bay, pulls the hood over himself and then manually controls the throttle cable bracket to a heroic finish. The picture above speaks for itself, but the video after the jump tells the whole tale.

[Source: Axis of Oversteer]


Determination... from Axis Of Oversteer on Vimeo.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      How come the front wheel wells aren't scraping the tires...from the weight of that driver's balls? That is bravery, plain and simple. If the wheel fell off, he would have held up the car & ran with it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      that is a man on a mission... big cajones too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Shouldn't the navigator be holding the cable and the driver doing the driving?
        • 6 Years Ago
        If something went wrong he could have won a Darwin Award. But this is epically brave, this man's got balls!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Where a heat and flame resistant suit comes in handy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz8Io_rYspw

      This is from Turkish Rally Championship.
      Alptekin Isikalp - Levent Ozkotucu
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now THIS is one for the books. Competition rocks

      Great sportmans ship. Play hard are go home

      :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow~! This is the reason why rallying is my favorite form of motorsports! o_O (just pure craziness!)
      • 6 Years Ago
      And the rulebook of amateur rally racing just became a little bit longer.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Video is down...is it up anywhere else?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Finn rallydrivers did this long time ago.
      Kankkunen on Lancia and Kinnunen on Porsche.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That man's balls must be enormous.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder how many people tried to flag him down. "Hey, you've hit someone!"
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