TyrellMadeMe
TyrellMadeMe
10/15/14
8:39 AM
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I love the JLG web series...it's the ultimate car nut talking to other car nuts. I mean, he walks you through each gauge on each car he features! But, I am worried that a TV show may pressure him to expand the appeal to other folks who may be sitting on the sofa next to the car nut. For example, the pilot he did on Read more

10/12/14
6:51 PM
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Even racing legends can be taken to task at Jalopnik. Hardigree reacts to a very disappointing and sexist Stirling Moss comment with a very professional commentary: Read more

10/10/14
10:20 AM
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The 1966 Toronado did beat out the Caddy by 1 year as the original US V8 FWD sweepstakes winner:

10/9/14
10:15 PM
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I should also add that while there were many big-buck coaches and transporters in the VIR paddock, there were also guys who rolled up with pickups and open trailers and who were camping next to their race car.

10/9/14
2:45 PM
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They go all out...the small sports cars (Minis, Sprites, Triumphs, etc) were averaging 80+ mph at VIR, and the bigger displacement cars even faster. An Audi LMP1 car was clocking approx 2 min laps on the full course (3.72m); so, approx 100 mph. They don't push too hard when it comes to overtaking, they tend to wave Read more

10/8/14
11:59 PM
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I attended the SVRA event at VIR (Sep 26-28), and it was FANTASTIC. This was my first time at a vintage racing event, but it won't be the last. It was amazing to see these classics roaring around the track...averaging 80+ mph. I grew up with my dad's two Austin Healeys...and it was fun to see all the Sprites on track.

9/18/14
11:54 AM
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I second that! Duesenberg would be an ideal ultra-luxury halo brand for a US manufacturer. The racing pedigree and engineering excellence of the Dusenberg brothers is just as a magnificent as Bentley, Bugatti, or any other European brands...

9/16/14
5:18 PM
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To play devil's advocate, there is a long and successful history of mating a USA V8 to a European chassis. Some very desirable cars followed this formula: De Tomaso Pantera, Sunbeam Tiger, AC Cobra...not to mention race cars like the GT40. Read more

7/24/13
10:39 PM
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While still an amazing story, a couple of corrections on the DC building once owned by Austin Spriggs: Read more

6/17/13
4:18 PM
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Sadly, Duck boat sinkings can have a much more tragic ending. Eleven people died in a 1999 accident in Arkansas: Read more

4/24/13
10:56 PM
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That makes a lot of sense! I wonder why one doesn't see that more often...

4/21/13
10:51 AM
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I'm a Jalopnik newbie, but there are a bunch of place on the Hill that could work: Tunnicliff's @ Eastern Mkt. (good bar area, OK food), Matchbox @ Barrack's Row (good food, bar can be a bit cramped), etc...

4/21/13
10:38 AM
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Patrick - This is definitely one of my favorites on the Hill! There is a very nicely maintained (tan) version of this same model Land Rover a few block away on 7th at C NE. Fully kitted out for off-roading, and has a funky feature - ball hitches at rear and front. I presume so that it can be towed, but I don't think Read more

4/7/13
10:43 AM
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Patrick - If you're running low on interesting Hill cars, I can point you in the direction of a bunch of street-parked goodness beyond the P1800ES I mentioned previously. Your fiancee already found the Corvair, but I've got a few more in my back pocket. Sadly, the most bonkers - a GT-R with "Godzilla" tags - Read more

4/7/13
10:39 AM
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Another one of my Hill favorites! My first car was a 1965 Corvair Monza two-door hardtop in Bermuda White. And this was in 1988...my dad had a quirkily awesome view of what constituted an appropriate car for a 17 year old boy. He actually got it for my mom who drove it for about 6 months before getting a Volvo 240. It Read more

4/3/13
10:00 PM
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I always tempered the disappointment of finishing a Culture book, with the knowledge that another one would be along in no time...a lesson to take nothing for granted. Perhaps I'll start from the beginning and read them all again...while I can't do anything for his body, I can help keep the spirit going...

3/24/13
1:31 PM
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As a Hill resident I love this series of posts! Have you seen the mustard yellow P1800ES shooting brake on the 600 block of F St NE? In quite good shape...parked on the street but frequently under a cover. I'd like to think that some of its coolness has filtered down to my C30...