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finding DVD of ESPN2 broadcasts/coverage of old (1997) events?

I'm trying to get all the 1997 Formula Star Mazda's races which were covered on ESPN2. My brother had started a race team that year. While his driver, Tony Buffomante, was winning pretty much every race, he (my brother) suffered a traumatic brain injury and had a many months recovery. Someone made him a DVD of all the coverage which he has now lost. I understand (and he does) that it was his fault for not backing it up apparently, but he's looking for help getting a new one even if ESPN or whomever charges a lot for it. I have no idea where to look.... Thank you! -William
posted by 8699oriel on May 9, 2014 - 4 answers

PC racing game with beautiful Japanese island landscape

I remember a PC racing game with winding up and down road, with a Japanese island landscape (amongst other themes). You would be racing with a car or some flying thing, racing against computer players, maybe with some simple weapons to eradicate opponents. Roads would surprisingly split up and you would need to decide which alternative to follow. Era is probably DOS, 256 or 16M colors. Good music included (which is what gave me the flashback). Thanks heaps.
posted by oxit on Nov 9, 2013 - 1 answer

Trying to find a racing headset.

Can you help me find the headset worn by Audi's lead engineer in the "Truth in 24" movies? [more inside]
posted by cebailey on Nov 7, 2013 - 1 answer

Motorcycle Racing - Why Don't The Bikes Tip Over On The Corners?

Just curious why the motorcycles don't completely tip over when they corner in the motocycle races? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Oct 28, 2013 - 32 answers

When are corrected times and class winners announced in a yacht race?

I'm writing a story about the Newport Bermuda Race, and having trouble with one detail in particular: I know that there's a total elapsed time for the race, and then a corrected time which determines the actual winner in each class/division, but I don't know when a crew would be informed of their corrected time or of where they placed in their division. [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Aug 31, 2013 - 5 answers

Let us drive in circles for a few hours

My fiance likes to watch the Daytona 500 every year and likes to make a day of it. NASCAR and racing is all pretty foreign and weird to me. Help me! [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Feb 22, 2013 - 25 answers

Racing Game Name needed

Gaming filter: Does anybody remember a racing game where you controlled human androids that were actually the motorbikes themselves? I believe it could have been for the Playstation. I'm trying to find a name.
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Sep 7, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I watch this years Vuelta a España online?

How can I watch this years Vuelta a España online? [more inside]
posted by u17tw on Aug 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Interesting reusable GPX logs?

Where can I get hold of an interesting GPX export I can use for testing some code and (maybe) showing the results on my personal website? [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Aug 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Watch Formula 1 without cable?

Is it possible to watch Formula 1 in the U.S. (Mass.) without cable? I do have internet + Apple TV + Netflix + Hulu Plus.
posted by lovingkindness on Jul 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Places to race go-karts in/near NYC

I thought it might be fun to race around like giddy kids with my wife for her birthday. she loves Formula one and has expressed an interest in racing go-karts. We both can drive but do not own a car as we live in brooklyn and have no need. Any ideas on where to race go-karts near nyc? (I found this place: gpny.com, and it seems to fit the bill..but are there other options?) Anyone else had any similar experiences trying to find place to race? Extravagant test-drive a real car on a track option? f1 model kit? (thank you as always) -birthday panic!!
posted by 5lbauthority on Jul 2, 2012 - 8 answers

What bike brand begins 'Van~'

I'm in the UK, near Bath. I just saw someone on a bicycle I really want. Silver frame, canti brakes, racer / tourer style. Brand name was approx 11 letters long and I'm pretty sure it began with 'van'. Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance!
posted by sann1657 on Nov 17, 2011 - 6 answers

PS3 Driving / Racing Game for 5 Year Old

Best PS3 Driving / Racing game for 5 and 6 year old? What steering wheel control to get? [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Sep 17, 2011 - 8 answers

How to do the Dakar Rally?

How can I race in the Dakar Rally? The catch: I've never been in a race before, ever, and I have no idea what an FIM license is. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Jul 28, 2011 - 12 answers

Why go to harness races?

Who goes to harness racing (a.k.a. horse buggies, trotters), and why? A friend compared it to speed walking, lots of activity but still pretty darned slow. Is it simply something else to bet on or is there something wonderful or at least interesting about the sport that I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Jul 4, 2011 - 16 answers

How do you know if your setting yourself up for dissapointment?

I'm pursuing my dream but have so much pressure that it's not even fun anymore. Is this normal, or am I being unrealistic and setting myself up for disappointment? [more inside]
posted by Jofecopa on Jun 17, 2011 - 16 answers

Cycling newbie looking for things to read

I just bought a racing bike. I know next to nothing about cycling. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by wolfr on May 28, 2011 - 16 answers

Best dual use tires for a newly addicted autocross junkie?

What kind of all-season tires would be best to put on a car that is both a daily driver and used for autocross? [more inside]
posted by empty vessel on May 9, 2011 - 17 answers

What kind of adrenaline-filled experience can I get as a gift?

Looking for places in the US where you can race a car, sail a boat or do some other adrenaline-filled activity for a weekend. This is for a birthday gift in April. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Speedracer?

Current daily driver as a future track car? [more inside]
posted by Cuspidx on Dec 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Zenyatta!

Tomorrow, Zenyatta will attempt to win her 20th and final race at Churchill Downs. I am not a gambler, but would like to place some bets to make watching the race more fun. Of course, I wouldn't mind winning some money, too. I'm hoping someone here can give me some strategy tips based on these odds. A friend has suggested placing 12 exacta bets on Zenyatta to win and each of the others to place. The assumption I'm making is that she will indeed win.
posted by Shike on Nov 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Faster, lattiboy! Kill! Kill!

I want to go fast in Seattle! [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Oct 27, 2010 - 15 answers

A Racing Game the Allows you to Create Tracks?

Has there been a good racing video game that allows you to build your own tracks? [more inside]
posted by zzazazz on Oct 15, 2010 - 9 answers

I'm a little thicker, make me quicker

Decided to run my second marathon--AZ Rock 'n Roll Marathon. Would appreciate some advice about my unique situation... [more inside]
posted by jdlugo on Oct 9, 2010 - 4 answers

I have a need...a need...FOR SPEED

Tell me everything you know about rally racing. [more inside]
posted by contessa on Jul 28, 2010 - 16 answers

Online multiplayer Mario Kart clone?

Are there any online multiplayer web/PC racing games in the style of Mario Kart? I remember reading about such a game a couple of years ago, but I can't seem to locate it now.
posted by iamisaid on Jun 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Broken mower blues

Why is my lawnmower engine suddenly racing? Can I fix it myself? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on May 27, 2010 - 9 answers

LF a spreadsheet to take basic bets for racing.

My friends and I want to run a pig race with betting for charity and aren't able to find or make a spreadsheet to do the simple odds for us. Do you know where to find one? [more inside]
posted by bryak on Jan 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Learning video game race and rally car driving techniques?

I've been bitten by a racing game bug. What resources would you recommend for learning basic-to-intermediate race and rally car driving knowledge, knowing that they will only ever be used in video games? [more inside]
posted by lifeless on Aug 3, 2009 - 12 answers

What can I expect from this bike race?

I'm participating in The Top Notch Triathlon tomorrow in Franconia, NH. I've never done an sort of competitive event like this. What can I expect, and are there any essential tips that I should know about? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Jul 31, 2009 - 6 answers

24 Hours of Le Mans Tips?

Anyone have advice on attending 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time? Where to be at what times, where to stay, other things to do besides watch the race, any other little tips, etc.
posted by patr1ck on Apr 3, 2009 - 1 answer

Awesome free Windows racing games

So there are a lot of free (as in beer) FPSes out there. Are there any free racing games of similar caliber? [more inside]
posted by Plutor on Mar 24, 2009 - 17 answers

What are your favorite blogs about running?

I want to read some blogs by runners and people training for triathlons. [more inside]
posted by peep on Feb 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Bike numbers:

How are motorcycle (or otherwise) race numbers determined? [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Jan 21, 2009 - 5 answers

How to run a sub-3-hour marathon?

I can run 6:30 miles for an hour, a little uncomfortably, or 7:00 miles pretty easily over the same interval. What would it take, training-wise, for me to run a sub-3-hour marathon? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Nov 2, 2008 - 9 answers

I wanna drive fast too!

How would one become a professional race car driver, specifically NHRA? [more inside]
posted by C17H19NO3 on Oct 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Formula 1 question.

Formula 1 question regarding qualifying fuel requirements. [more inside]
posted by gummo on Aug 5, 2008 - 7 answers

Spira shoes: fact or crap?

Spira running shoes: horseshit? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jul 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Which Bike?

Should I get a racer or a tourer? [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Jun 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Tips for MTB stage races?

I'm doing the Trans Rockies Challenge (a 5-day mountain bike stage race) in August and am looking for any tips and tricks people may have for doing something like this. [more inside]
posted by dolface on Jun 18, 2008 - 5 answers

De-stressing/Re-Focusing

Help me de-stress and refocus my moods. [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on May 7, 2008 - 13 answers

90 vs 60 and Bugatti vs Nissan

Help me solve two MPG (and car) related arguments [more inside]
posted by revmitcz on Apr 29, 2008 - 25 answers

Video Game of Europe?

Is there a car racing video game that realistically depicts european cities? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Apr 13, 2008 - 13 answers

What's the deal with cyclists using rollers before 100 mile races?

Why do cycling racers always warm up on a trainer/rollers thing before events, even ridiculously long ones? Doesn't it burn up energy they'll need during the race? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Mar 3, 2008 - 13 answers

Karting for old folks

Getting started in go-kart racing at an old (for the sport) age. Where to start? [more inside]
posted by machaus on Jan 23, 2008 - 2 answers

How do you train for cyclocross races?

How do I get started with cyclocross? I've been a spectator at a cyclocross race and I'm looking at picking up a low-end cyclocross bike, but what's the best way to get started doing it? How do you practice the odd obstacles and challenges found in courses? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Oct 28, 2007 - 15 answers

No, really, I'm not resting -- we're just talking...

Tour de France: what was the deal with the guys hanging on the support vehicles while interacting with them? I mean, I can see the advantages and by and large these vehicles were at the back of the pack, but it seems like you'd be getting -some- advantage...
posted by Ogre Lawless on Aug 24, 2007 - 10 answers

Why do we run/skate/race counterclockwise?

Seems like a lot of races and similar activities go counterclockwise -- foot, dog, horse, and auto racing; skating rinks both ice and roller; baseball. Is it confirmation bias, "just one of those things," or is there a valid reason?
posted by sonofslim on Jun 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me see John Force race!

Help me see John Force race this summer. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on May 22, 2007 - 6 answers

how do get more people to participate in my adventure racing site?

i'm trying to increase participation and membership in the (free) adventure racing website i built, what can i do that i haven't already done? [more inside]
posted by dolface on Feb 16, 2007 - 4 answers

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