Drag Tag - Indoor Drag Racing using your own car

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Drag Tag - Indoor Drag Racing using your own car

Postby BlueCrush » Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:48 am

I saw this on MO and though I would post it here. This is located in Australia but it would be cool to have it in the US as well. There are even stands for people to watch. Cehck out the photo gallery too. It would be a great alternative to Street Racing: http://site.dragtag.com.au/index.php

Check out the Video : http://site.dragtag.com.au/webpage.php?id=21

(mods could you move this to the new "legal" racing forum when it is ready?)

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Re: Drag Tag - Indoor Drag Racing using your own car (BlueCrush)

Postby nitrovibegt » Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:06 am

I just emailed the company about Franchises available. I want one....
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Re: Drag Tag - Indoor Drag Racing using your own car (BlueCrush)

Postby nitrovibegt » Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:10 am

When I get one of these places I can post all my races...without the worry of censorship or being DELETED....
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Re: Drag Tag - Indoor Drag Racing using your own car (nitrovibegt)

Postby BlueCrush » Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:29 am

Quote, originally posted by nitrovibegt »
When I get one of these places I can post all my races...without the worry of censorship or being DELETED....

LOL! Exactly!

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Re: Drag Tag - Indoor Drag Racing using your own car (nitrovibegt)

Postby ColonelPanic » Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:55 am

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When I get one of these places I can post all my races...without the worry of censorship or being DELETED....

Won't you tell us how you really feel?

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Re: Drag Tag - Indoor Drag Racing using your own car (ColonelPanic)

Postby Mavrik » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:07 am

Well street racing is against the law... so as a professional website it does not seem right to allow bragging about street racing.

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Postby ColonelPanic » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:23 am

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Well street racing is against the law... so as a professional website it does not seem right to allow bragging about street racing.

Thank you, captain obvious. You hit the nail right on the head. Coming here to brag about a kill done on the streets is just as bad in my mind and probably many others as coming here and saying "hey, I just knocked off a bank!"

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Postby Mavrik » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:40 am

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Thank you, captain obvious. You hit the nail right on the head. Coming here to brag about a kill done on the streets is just as bad in my mind and probably many others as coming here and saying "hey, I just knocked off a bank!"

Well if you knocked off a bank and bragged about it I'd turn you in for the reward.


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Re: Drag Tag - Indoor Drag Racing using your own car (Mavrik)

Postby BlueCrush » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:48 am

Sooo...anyways, I think it is a pretty cool concept. Get the racers off the streets and into the giant video game.
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Re: Drag Tag - Indoor Drag Racing using your own car (BlueCrush)

Postby Mavrik » Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:08 am

I always wanted one of those GT car compartment simulators. Those are really cool. I got to sit and drive in one at the detroit autoshow.

talk about expensive though I'm sure.


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Postby AKLGT » Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:40 am

that's pretty cool.

and yes, perhaps if it were more cost effective to do simulated racing with your own car (and actually DRIVE it) then it'd be like racing on an actual street or pavement. especially when you can stage up, make sure it's all fair and go for it!

i can see how that would be great for areas without nearby tracks OR in areas like here where you have winter seasons that prevent you from actually racing legally (or just intelligently at that).

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Re: Drag Tag - Indoor Drag Racing using your own car (Mavrik)

Postby nitrovibegt » Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:32 pm

They emailed me back....on the cost of the franchise with all the equipment...only a cool 1.3 mil for the first location and .9 mil for each additional location....Looks like I'm gonna have to sell a few more cars to get the cash...
Quote, originally posted by BlueCrush »
Sooo...anyways, I think it is a pretty cool concept. Get the racers off the streets and into the giant video game.
2004 Vibe GT ,Shadow/Black has 64k now.Upgrades,Eibach springs,Injen CAI,Zex Wet Nitrous System 10lb bottle,Haas intercooled turbo, 100+ HP. Dyno w/ Nitrous at 296 to the wheel...stupid fast...it will beat any ones vibe on this website handsdown.7000 dollar investment.worth every penny.Progress Sway Bars,laser defuser,dual exhuast, brembo drilled rotors.New audio pics on cardomain...800 watt amp, 2 x 10" kickers, 4 mid, 4 tweeter mb quart premium...Eclipse Nav.Awesome..New 18" Montegi
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Re: Drag Tag - Indoor Drag Racing using your own car (nitrovibegt)

Postby BlueCrush » Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:25 am

Quote, originally posted by nitrovibegt »
They emailed me back....on the cost of the franchise with all the equipment...only a cool 1.3 mil for the first location and .9 mil for each additional location....Looks like I'm gonna have to sell a few more cars to get the cash...

Ouch! Not including the cost for land or construction of the building?

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Postby AKLGT » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:43 am

i think it's cheaper for an AWD dyno... and you'd make a helluva lot MORE $$$!
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Postby GrayFox » Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:34 am

wonder if they could combine measuring your car's power while you raced?

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Postby Mrizzle05 » Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:39 am

Quote, originally posted by ANO_Vibe »
wonder if they could combine measuring your car's power while you raced?

That one will cost you $1.6 million...

It would be fun... but kinda time comsuming per person... registering, loading the car, checking for saftey, racing, unloading. You know?

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Postby NascarXprt » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:55 am

thats what you need for the Garage when you invite the guys over for a barby you can ask em you wanna race.
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Re: (ANO_Vibe)

Postby AKLGT » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:14 am

Quote, originally posted by ANO_Vibe »
wonder if they could combine measuring your car's power while you raced?

I think you could do something similar with a dyno. all you'd need is a projector and a simulator for a drag strip.

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Postby Mavrik » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:52 am

That would be costly but less then 1mil lol

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Postby AKLGT » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:59 am

well, exactly my point. you could rig up a similar system that would give you the same results but for far less $$. plus, you could do tuning and all sorts of things with it. probably spend about $500K for it. I believe Hank was telling me when he checked out the AWD dyno, it was about $200K maybe a tad less. you'd need the right building for it, permits, etc and the screens and projector system to do it all...
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Postby drunkenmaxx » Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:19 pm

you have to keep in mind the type of programming that goes into a thing like this. a simple simulator is only the tip of the iceburg. it has to react to your car specificly.

1 mil is a bit much, it would take quite a while i would imagine for that to pay for itself!

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Re: Drag Tag - Indoor Drag Racing using your own car (BlueCrush)

Postby ZubenElGenubi » Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:06 am

You know, when I first read this thread, I though it was a cool idea...a safer alternative to street racing (for sure) and strip racing. I like the idea of it reporting dyno values as well, which you don't get in a strip.

Then I watched the video. Ugh, that looks boring!!! Seriously, no G's to pull! No burnt rubber! No hot dog vendors! And the simulation really looked bad; I've seen better renderings in Myst.

I just don't see much of a market for that here. I bet you could invest $2 million in a quarter-mile track and get a better return on your investment.


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Re: Drag Tag - Indoor Drag Racing using your own car (ZubenElGenubi)

Postby GrayFox » Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:19 am

for that amount of money I'll take my Ferrari and hit the autobahn, or hell just rent the Nuremberg track for a while.

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Postby Mavrik » Wed Aug 02, 2006 4:16 am

Quote, originally posted by ANO_Vibe »
for that amount of money I'll take my Ferrari and hit the autobahn, or hell just rent the Nuremberg track for a while.

if you rent that awsome track you better let us know. I'd sell my arm to drive that course if I didn't need my arm to drive


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Re: Drag Tag - Indoor Drag Racing using your own car (Mavrik)

Postby GrayFox » Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:41 am

I'm sure we could modify the vibe for one armed driving

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Postby AKLGT » Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:46 am

he's got 5spd. could be done with an AT
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Postby GrayFox » Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:26 pm

Quote, originally posted by trdvibe »
he's got 5spd. could be done with an AT

tranny swap for an auto and install some paddle shifters on one side.


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Re: (ANO_Vibe)

Postby jonathonbarton » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:55 am

Or delivery of the arm upon completion of the lap...once you're done, your life is complete, you can die happy, and you'll no longer need it, right?


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