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    BMW Olympic Bobsled

    BMW helps design US 2-man bobsled.

    http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/sci...safer-bobsleds

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    A little automotive technology (former F1 engineers?) ought to help our bobsledders go fast. A few years ago the US sleds were being designed with the help of the Allisons of NASCAR fame.

    Good luck to all our Olympians!

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    Quote Originally Posted by na1g View Post
    A little automotive technology (former F1 engineers?) ought to help our bobsledders go fast. A few years ago the US sleds were being designed with the help of the Allisons of NASCAR fame.

    Good luck to all our Olympians!

    pete
    It is actually Geoff Bodine (NASCAR driver & team owner) that started the Bo-Dyn Sleds in 1992. Bo-Dyn sleds took gold & bronze medals at the 2010 Olympics. There looking fast this year too.
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    Interesting Video

    Thanks for posting this. Very interesting indeed. Don't think I have the courage anymore to test out the sled.
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    Hope they don't get an (!) EWS when the start buzzer goes off...LOL
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    Maybe Chrysler is building the German teams sled?

    Figure it will have a Mercedes logo somewhere
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    Fiat logo maybe?
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    It would have been a more courageous design had they had the crew members ride in the sled in a horizontally opposed position.

    Yup, Chrysler is Italian owned today: Fiat, same people that own Ferrari. Maybe the K car design will find its way into F1. BMW has not done well in their F1 efforts in the recent past. Right up there with Toyota and Honda.
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    Thank you for correcting me, Saddleman. (One NASCAR team is much like any other to me) Bodine was instrumental in bringing the USA sledders top-notch equipment and a more competitive role in the sport. Before that they were mostly using other teams' older sleds.

    Bobsleds: nuts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    BMW helps design US 2-man bobsled.

    http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/sci...safer-bobsleds

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    Fiat logo maybe?
    Did you see the Chrysler commercial for the SuperBowl? Bob Dillon kinda rapping with gritty images of old industrial parks. No mention of Fiat, at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Did you see the Chrysler commercial for the SuperBowl? Bob Dillon kinda rapping with gritty images of old industrial parks. No mention of Fiat, at all.
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