RedPir8Roberts
redpir8roberts
11/13/19
1:33 PM
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This is because Gene Winfield exists in all possible universes and has the patent on bubble tops, and he is a complete Star Trek fanboy.

11/10/19
4:22 PM
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C’mon those of you who get the reference, give this man a few stars. Also, I’m a bit disappointed that no one’s commented on what model Porsche it was, I can’t see enough of it to tell. Too bad for the passenger, as he or she surely didn’t deserve to pay for the driver’s foolishness. That fact reminded me of Paul Read more

11/9/19
11:05 PM
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I didn’t notice that until you pointed it out. I recall an episode of Quantum Leap where Al points out that shoulder or “fog line” markings weren’t a thing in the 50s or 60s time frame into which Sam had leaped. Crazy they didn’t have lane markings in the 40s on those roads. Of course no seat belts, “safety” glass, or Read more

11/9/19
7:53 PM
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From all accounts I’ve read, the Maserati was better to drive than the Enzo. It’s also far more rare, with only 50 street cars and 12 racing versions built, to the Enzo’s 400 units. In fact, the car was largely built to go racing with the street cars being for homologation puurposes, and it did race, unlike the Enzo Read more

11/9/19
1:54 PM
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Lovely Lancia. I continue to hope California will move the no-smog cutoff to 1980 so I can get one properly set up for here, but the last attempt in the Legislature died on the vine earlier this year. Apparently there are more 1976-1980 cars on the road than one would think (40,000, if I recall correctly), and it’s Read more

11/9/19
1:41 PM
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Hey just a side note here, the new “click on the number of replies” method of seeing the comments is going to drive down comments, since some newbies won’t bother to figure it out.

11/1/19
12:22 AM
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I hear they’re in real estate sales now.  Not getting the good leads though.  Or coffee

10/22/19
12:43 AM
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Actually it really grates when characters get something basic about cars wrong, when they’re supposed to be “car guys” or experts. Or not super-basic, but supposed to show the character’s knowledge, like in the Fast and Furious Fast Five where they steal a GT40 off of the train, at one point they mention the

10/21/19
12:59 AM
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I think the 36 owners of Ferrari 250 GTOs should consider this a challenge. They would still be worth $25 million or so, maybe less the costs of reversing the swap (lowly and far more numerous 275 GTBs are the ones only worth a piddling $2 million, I think the highest supposed price for a GTO is $52 million). What’s Read more

10/18/19
10:50 PM
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“How much more grille could this have? The answer is none. None more grille.”  Derek Smalls, probably, upon viewing this car. 

10/13/19
1:25 AM
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Well if you hadn’t thrown the name Richard S Foster in your reply, I would’t have read his article, so thanks. He called it, except for the no-wars bit. Read more

10/13/19
1:12 AM
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For some reason I feel that this is the exact same calculus most of us make when choosing a mate.  Which makes sense given that people on her probably view their cars at least in part the same way as their significant others, if not actually AS their significant others.  

10/13/19
1:05 AM
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Bad roads? How about over speed bumps in the local grocery store parking lot. Don’t want to spill the latte. 

10/13/19
1:04 AM
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I feel like the average skill level for drivers, including just paying attention, has declined since the advent of the cell phone and of the “connected” car. There have always been distractions; one terrible incident in California involved a young girl who was reaching down to pick up a cassette (this was of course 20- Read more

10/10/19
3:29 PM
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That just sounds so unlikely, that Chrysler would commit resources to developing something like that—unless it used it for some other model. Once you rotate the engine, then what? I think there would be quite a few more parts involved (driveshaft, differential, different transmission, for starters). But assuming that Read more

10/10/19
1:35 PM
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Toyota specially created the droptop version for the movie because Connery was too tall to fit in the coupe, and I think even then he wouldn’t have been able to drive it so the director had him ride shotgun, or Walther PPK (or kitana, maybe, in Japan?).