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BigV 03-31-2014 01:30 PM

hard to believe

lumberjim 03-31-2014 03:51 PM

His case met stiff resistance from the court

Gravdigr 04-03-2014 12:27 PM

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The frontman for the heavy metal group Metallica, one James Hetfield, is a car guy. His complete custom, The Black Pearl, has just been named Custom Car of the Year by the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association!

I expected Hetfield to be a Chevelle, Mustang, Camaro kinda guy...Check this ride out:

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That is a work of art.

"What kind of car is it?", you may ask. Well, it's a Black Pearl. You see, the body is all aluminum, and every piece of it started life as a flat sheet. The bodywork is all hand-formed, the entire body was designed by Hetfield, his car pal Rick Dore, and body fabricators Marcel and Luc De Lay.

The frame is a '48 Jag. Motorvation is from a Ford V-8 making 375hp.

More pics and info here.

glatt 04-03-2014 12:38 PM

building a car almost from scratch like that is pretty cool.

xoxoxoBruce 04-03-2014 06:18 PM

It's gorgeous, but impractical. To be any more from scratch they would have to invent steel.

Gravdigr 04-04-2014 11:51 AM

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Some before and afters of the sinkhole Vettes.

Like you've never seen a Corvette before...

1984 PPG Pace Car
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1993 Fortieth Anniversary Edition
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Gravdigr 04-04-2014 11:52 AM

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The 1,000,000th Corvette
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ZR-1 Spyder
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Gravdigr 04-04-2014 12:09 PM

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The 1,500,000th Corvette

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Seven down up, one to go.

Gravdigr 04-04-2014 12:23 PM

There is a huge collection (250 pics) of hi-res photos from the entire sequence of events, from the beginning to the latest images, surrounding the cave in over at SmugMug.

glatt 04-04-2014 12:28 PM

Really freaky, the whole thing. Did they ever figure out the cause of the sinkhole?

infinite monkey 04-04-2014 12:32 PM

Well, some dude on youtube contends it's all been faked, so that when real sinkholes happen we're all like used to it and we aren't surprised or all that mad. :lol:


Gravdigr 04-04-2014 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 895966)
Really freaky, the whole thing. Did they ever figure out the cause of the sinkhole?

Not to my knowledge.

I think they've found the 2001 Z-06 Mallet Hammer, though.

The previous latest was:

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The rest of the day will be spent probing and excavating the area to find any signs of the Mallett Hammer...
~Mike Murphy of Scott, Murphy, & Daniel Construction Co. - Wednesday (Apr 2)

glatt 04-04-2014 12:39 PM

I bet it was a leaking urinal in the men's room that caused the sinkhole.

infinite monkey 04-04-2014 12:39 PM

I don't know why Kevin Costner made that video.

Gravdigr 04-04-2014 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by infinite monkey (Post 895973)
I don't know why Kevin Costner made that video.

That had me fuuuuucked up for a minute.

The hoax theory guy DOES sound like Costner!

I didn't pick up on it, and, I've been watching that vid for a week now.


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