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offyatindy
1/17/20
9:42 AM
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Ferrari 4.5 liter V-8 wins, based on size, power, speed and beauty. It’s the Audrey Hepburn of engines, at least if Audrey replaced her little black dress with a red dress.

1/14/20
7:27 PM
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Some days I wish the previous owner had crushed my 1997 Jaguar XK8 about five years before I bought it.

1/14/20
11:04 AM
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So you’re saying it’s more exciting to watch a monkey throw poop, than write (type) a book.

1/14/20
10:35 AM
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I think there is a group of people, albeit relatively small, who care intently about land speed records. The cars are fascinating, the dangers are real and the prize isn’t money - just a claim that the builder/driver is the fastest man or woman on earth in a particular type of vehicle. Read more

1/11/20
2:29 PM
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I believe the more accurate term for “Multi-Hinged Scissor Doors” is “Billionaire Doors.”

1/7/20
8:07 PM
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I’m a little disappointed. I thought you were going to have a battle with wandering hordes of rust spitting zombies. Instead, you, Brandon and your band of wayward Jalops easily slayed the rust clutch munching zombies in David Tracy style. Read more

12/31/19
11:43 AM
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So now we live in a world where there is a 10 year wait for the Cayman, only party bosses need apply and only available in brown. And shortages of everything except potato products at the supermarket.

12/31/19
11:10 AM
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Actually, Brunei is adjacent to Malaysia, which occupies northern regions of the island of Borneo.

12/31/19
10:38 AM
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If they catch Ghosn and bring him back to Japan, it’s likely he’ll face treble charges.

12/30/19
11:48 AM
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Everyone knows Alfa’s problems stem from the iconic anti-galvanization properties of its badge. Stick a Jeep, or at least a Dodge badge on the cars and they’ll sell at least twice as many - for awhile.

12/26/19
2:58 PM
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If I’m not mistaken, jet engines are efficient because they work well in the thin air of high altitude where planes require less energy to fly fast. An Ekranoplan must have guzzled massive amounts of fuel, had limited cargo capacity and was a lot slower than most airplanes. On the positive side, it was probably faster Read more

12/23/19
12:35 PM
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I base my assertion on recent drives in Washington, DC, where narrow roadways, speed cameras and the constant presence of electric rental scooters makes driving a nerve wracking experience. Perhaps the low speed, narrow roads are now safer for the scooter renters. Oddly, pedestrians and cyclists seemed to present less Read more

12/23/19
11:30 AM
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Re 5th Gear: A lot of declarative sentences there proclaiming the value of lower speed limits, narrow roads, speed bumps and speed cameras to catch dangerous drivers and reduce accidents. Read more

12/21/19
5:42 PM
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You are correct. Not an autobiography. As mentioned, The Last American Hero was a biographical movie based on the 1965 !!! Tom Wolfe article in Esquire magazine, which you can read here: Read more

12/20/19
6:41 PM
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Junior lived forever or so it seemed. They made an autobiographical movie, called The Last American Hero, with Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey and Valerie Perrine about him almost 50 years ago after writer Tom Wolfe, he of white suits, wrote a story about him in Esquire magazine. It wasn’t a bad movie, at least not for 1973. Read more

12/18/19
1:37 PM
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I wonder when or if the last generation Ford Bronco will join the list of collectibles. I had a ‘96 with the 5.0 liter V-8 and five speed manual. Maybe the best vehicle I’ve ever owned. Heck, I might try to find a nice one just to daily, collectible be damned.