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Contest #240

April 27th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 22 comments

Contest #239 answer: Monticello Dam, Lake Berryessa, Napa, CA, USA

The Monticello Dam was constructed between 1953 and 1957. It is famous for its spillway, which is the largest in the world and a.k.a. ‘The Glory Hole‘.

It is capable of handle up to 1.3 millions liter water per second (that is 362,000 US gallons).

Those who pulled the plug

  • mccrumplair
  • steve willis
  • Dennis S.
  • hhgygy
  • ACG
  • Paul Franson
  • rob de wolff
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Sasha Smith
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Sandworm
  • mehmet durmus
  • Sarah G.
  • Pierre
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Ernesto Posse
  • Graham Foxall
  • Antoine
  • David Kozina
  • Neil

– hint –

  • Thomas Egan
  • Marisa Boraas
  • Gillian
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • EJ
  • Marlowe D
  • Jellicle
  • Bogdan Epureanu

April 27th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #239 hint

Did you see the size of that drain?

April 25th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Contest #239

April 20th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 30 comments

Contest #238 answer: Nardò test track, Nardò, Italy

Last week this location was in the news, when it was acquired by Porsche Engineering.

It is the Nardò proving ground in southeastern Italy, formerly owned by Prototypo Test Ing
The large test circle is for high speed testing and capable of speeds up to 492 km/h.

Everybody found it before the hint was out. Great Job!
Those who burned some rubber:

  • mccrumplair
  • hhgygy
  • ACG
  • Paul Voestermans
  • quiltadel
  • Ernesto Posse
  • steve willis
  • rob de wolff
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Sandworm
  • Paul Franson
  • ewen
  • Sasha Smith
  • Mik
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Meriem
  • Lelie
  • globcke
  • Dennis S.
  • Bill Close
  • Steve Hoge
  • Adam Macer
  • Marcel

– hint –

April 20th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #238 hint

Expect a lot of 911’s here from now on… 🙂

April 18th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #238

April 14th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 26 comments

Contest #237 answer: Alan Wilzigs private race track, Taghkanic, New York, USA

Alan Wilzig inherited hid fathers’ fortune and made it even bigger.
As he is an enthusiastic racing driver, het decided to build his own racetrack on his estate.

It was constructed in 2010 but caused some legal concern that lasted into 2011.

Those who finished first:

  • hhgygy
  • steve willis
  • mccrumplair
  • Paul Voestermans
  • ACG
  • quiltadel

– hint –

  • Steve Jaycocks
  • steven simmons
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith

April 14th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #237 hint

Yes, it is a racetrack and no, there are no grandstands…

April 11th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #237

Sorry for the delay 😐

April 7th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments