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Offline benbeames

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Lotus Racing Mockumentary:
« on: Wednesday,November 21, 2012, 06:58:15 AM »
We've got another Europa racing video for you guys!    Its coming out in three parts over the next few days.  Hope you find it as amusing as we did making it.

Part 1:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWyJSF3g6_s

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Re: Lotus Racing Mockumentary:
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday,November 21, 2012, 09:45:11 AM »
Excellent !  Just watched it and it's great to see  Westhavenbrook racing back on the big screen. And for 9 minutes, heck that must have taken a lot of filming to get down to a 9 minute clip.  Looking forward to tomorrow's episode, don't forget to post the link.....

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Re: Lotus Racing Mockumentary:
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday,November 21, 2012, 11:24:12 AM »
Nicely done guys. I look forward to parts 2 and 3  :beerchug:
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Re: Lotus Racing Mockumentary:
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday,November 21, 2012, 02:24:25 PM »
Glad you guys are enjoying it!

The whole thing was designed to be a concise self contained documentary.  However once the final edit came in at just over 20 minutes, I realized we'd have to break it up for youtube consumption.  But it lent itself to 3 smaller parts in the end. 

The second part goes live tonight at midnight PST.  I'll post the link to it before I go to bed.  There's a lot of good stuff still on the way!

Ben

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Re: Lotus Racing Mockumentary:
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday,November 21, 2012, 03:42:37 PM »
Ben is back.........ezzzz bout' time.  As usual, very dry funny and Lotus.  Love the new driver and mechanic.

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Re: Lotus Racing Mockumentary:
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday,November 21, 2012, 05:54:36 PM »
Loved it!

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Re: Lotus Racing Mockumentary:
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday,November 21, 2012, 11:56:08 PM »
And here comes Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMq-3EZwOwA

enjoy!

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Re: Lotus Racing Mockumentary:
« Reply #7 on: Thursday,November 22, 2012, 02:11:58 AM »
 :beerchug:    Another classic episode and what a cliffhanger ending...   

will Ben make it to the last race ?

will the team manager replace him with...   a girl ?

will the old 'ropey 'ropa finish the season without losing any more parts ?

will someone else show up and snatch the championship from under our hero's nose by using a Delorean and traveling back in time to the early stages ?

gee, it's all to play for....       down to the wire boys !

 :) 

Brian


ps - on an (almost) serious note, can you guys really drive open wheel cars like your 500 on the roads without getting pulled up by the cops ?  I bet I wouldn't get more than a mile over here without suddenly finding I'd got a police escort !

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Re: Lotus Racing Mockumentary:
« Reply #8 on: Thursday,November 22, 2012, 08:21:42 AM »
No, it is QUITE illegal to drive an open wheel car around.  What I did was drive it around the block.  Well two blocks because there's a one one street between them going the wrong way.  So on occasion when I need to make sure it still works, i look around the neighborhood and see what's going on, then quickly drive around the block and park it.  I've put on a series of mufflers so it doesn't annoy the neighbors too much, but oddly enough many of them come out of their houses to watch and cheer and often ask me if I'm going to take it out whenever I'm in the driveway.  So I guess I'm lucky to have such great neighbors.


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Re: Lotus Racing Mockumentary:
« Reply #9 on: Thursday,November 22, 2012, 08:44:18 AM »
Very cool Ben! So much better than parades and football on thanksgiving!!!

I'm anxiously awaiting the finale...

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Re: Lotus Racing Mockumentary:
« Reply #10 on: Friday,November 23, 2012, 12:12:00 AM »
And here's the exciting conclusion, PART 3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3ti1r3u3ec



Enjoy!
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Re: Lotus Racing Mockumentary:
« Reply #11 on: Saturday,November 24, 2012, 12:31:49 AM »
 :)

Absolutely magic !  I very rarely watch Youtube videos, (in fact I think yours are the only ones I've watched this year) but those 3 clips are excellent and I really enjoyed watching them. Even the credits at the end gave me a chuckle, so well done Team Westhavenbrook.

Excellent, you're all winners  :trophy:

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Re: Lotus Racing Mockumentary:
« Reply #12 on: Saturday,November 24, 2012, 07:03:43 AM »
I am concerned about the young mechanic.  Have you "big shot racing team" owners given any thought to her future or is she thrown to the curb without any consideration............

Typical of big corporations............
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Re: Lotus Racing Mockumentary:
« Reply #13 on: Saturday,November 24, 2012, 09:03:36 AM »
I am concerned about the young mechanic.  Have you "big shot racing team" owners given any thought to her future or is she thrown to the curb without any consideration............

Typical of big corporations............

Yeah, you're right Mike. These racing drivers just collect their trophies, cheques and then clear off to a life of luxury on their yachts in Monte Carlo for the summer and never give a thought to the poor old worker bees they leave behind......   poor lass, left in the workshop with only a steering wheel to look at......  :)

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Re: Lotus Racing Mockumentary:
« Reply #14 on: Saturday,November 24, 2012, 09:29:52 AM »
I wouldnt know.  John and Justin left me on the pavement next to the Europa and dove off after the race.  But considering all the marriage proposals Cassie has gotten since this video came out, I'm sure she'll do just fine.