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lumberjim 10-16-2015 11:34 PM

Yeah, well... Who is their target customer? Uber rich hunters? The guys from duck dynasty, Ted nugent?

xoxoxoBruce 10-17-2015 12:04 AM

Add photographers, especially wildlife/wilderness, bunny huggers, and freaky sex fiends. Anybody who wants to explore the outdoors without tearing up the terrain or violating noise, fire danger, and motorized shit, restrictions. Supposedly they are extremely nimble on rough ground, but I wasn't able to find even a wildass guess what they would cost if they became a reality. Probably not more than a snowmobile or Personal water craft, and look how many they sell.

I can see people enjoying nature and running out the batteries in the middle of nowhere, but they do that with gas powered shit too. They have the advantage of carrying solar panels that would get them home...in a few weeks. :rolleyes:

xoxoxoBruce 10-17-2015 01:31 PM

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Imagine dragging your crotch over this when you T-bone that Buick. :thepain:

Gravdigr 10-18-2015 03:26 PM

Not my bag.

Gravdigr 10-23-2015 03:31 PM

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Saw this yesterday at the KFC:

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:drool:

glatt 10-23-2015 03:32 PM

Sweet

fargon 10-23-2015 04:20 PM

I know what I want for Christmas Santa.

xoxoxoBruce 10-24-2015 01:49 AM

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Have to paint it though, unlike most people I never liked that color. I was never a big fan of black either but here ya go.:rolleyes:

Clodfobble 10-24-2015 07:50 AM

How many badass cars do you have in total, Bruce?

xoxoxoBruce 10-24-2015 12:34 PM

I've been divesting, down from eight to three, with one of them disassembled right now. Plus a beat up old Chevy pickup and car trailer for shuffling stuff. Last week I had to take my snowblower up for service, and with it not running couldn't load it on the pickup alone, so I strapped it to the car trailer and attracted a lot of stares along the way. :haha:

busterb 10-25-2015 08:20 AM

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2 horse wagon $1200 bucks.

xoxoxoBruce 10-25-2015 01:02 PM

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Tikes Coupe...

classicman 10-26-2015 01:45 PM

They are selling it for 20k LESS than it cost????

glatt 10-26-2015 01:59 PM

Trying. Trying to sell it for 20K less than is cost. I'll be impressed if they get even that much.

xoxoxoBruce 10-26-2015 03:20 PM

Very seldom does the builder of a custom car reap a profit, unless it wins a shitload of prestigious awards. Even then, it isn't often. Granted this thing was off the wall and couldn't be used as a daily driver, even if you found a way to get it legally on the road with no glass. But most customs are either rolling ads for a body shop's skills, or to please the owner, with the realization selling it they would take a loss.

Think of that loss as money spent on a hobby, that never comes back. Same as you can't catch/eat enough fish to justify the money spent boat/gear/expenses, catching them. But you don't expect to, it's a hobby. I spent $2300 on new upholstery that wasn't needed, I just wanted it.:D

Gravdigr 10-26-2015 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 943339)
Trying. Trying to sell it for 20K less than is cost. I'll be impressed if they get even that much.

I'll be dismayed if they get half that.

Gravdigr 10-27-2015 05:27 PM

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Ooh, what a cool ca--wait...WTF is that thing on the roof?

Izzat a rear-view mirror?

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xoxoxoBruce 10-27-2015 05:48 PM

Mirror.

lumberjim 10-27-2015 06:34 PM

they installed the windshield inside out

Pamela 10-27-2015 11:22 PM

Those care have shitty visibility. The driver cannot see out the back at all.
I have ridden in Lamborghini Countaches and I can vouch that you can barely see out the sides too

Gravdigr 10-30-2015 03:17 PM

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Lunar Rover [Prototype] Lost ... and Found: NASA Moon Buggy Saved by Scrap Dealer

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lumberjim 10-30-2015 04:37 PM

the pic at that link does not look like the same vehicle. The arc of the roll cage is much gentler in that black and white pic...

xoxoxoBruce 10-30-2015 04:55 PM

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Yeah, the rollcage has been replaced, plus the dashboard and top gear are gone, but everything else looks close. Of course there may have been more than one.

Gravdigr 10-31-2015 02:17 PM

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Well, if you're not interested in the moon buggy, maybe you'll want to pick up Tony Soprano's Escalade.

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RR Auction, in Boston, is taking bids from Nov. 12 - Nov. 19.

Bidding starts at only $5,000.

xoxoxoBruce 11-01-2015 07:19 AM

Even if you get it cheap, the hos and guns and drugs and booze won't be.;)

Gravdigr 11-01-2015 02:15 PM

Already got all that.;)

xoxoxoBruce 11-01-2015 08:45 PM

Then what on Earth do you need an Escalade for? Oh I know, to haul all that around. :haha:

Gravdigr 11-02-2015 04:15 PM

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Rims? Not this time:

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xoxoxoBruce 11-05-2015 10:33 PM

Cardboard Lincoln
http://cellar.org/2015/cardboard lincoln.jpg
http://cellar.org/2015/cardboard lincoln2.jpg

Gravdigr 11-06-2015 11:53 AM

That link is bad. Too many http's, methinks.

Use this one.

Gravdigr 11-06-2015 11:59 AM

Why why why why why why why why would you go into this field? That's not mud. It's not quite soup.



We call that 'pudding' around here, or, more accurately, pud'n. Rly.

xoxoxoBruce 11-06-2015 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 944605)
That link is bad. Too many http's, methinks.

Use this one.

Yes, thank you. :notworthy

Production of engine blocks. Although I knew how castings are made, I'd never seen this production line before.

glatt 11-06-2015 03:01 PM

Cool. I didn't know about the steel sleeves for the cylinders. And how they bonded to the aluminum.

Gravdigr 11-06-2015 03:48 PM

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:headshake

Undertoad 11-07-2015 10:00 AM

You're not going to believe this but...

Yes it does! :yesnod: Yes it does. All of that. It's the mid-90s Supra Turbo and it is an amazing beast. Here's the Wikipedia entry

0-60 in 4.6, 320 HP and they called it a Supra. Toyota, in the 90s, had the very worst marketing of any car company.

The only reason I know about this car, is old-school Dwellar failsafe had one, back in the day. Dude had money.

Gravdigr 11-07-2015 03:23 PM


xoxoxoBruce 11-07-2015 03:30 PM

Two ambulances? :eyebrow:

Pamela 11-07-2015 09:37 PM

You can't be too careful.

Gravdigr 11-08-2015 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 944739)
Two ambulances? :eyebrow:

More than two. Must be an ambulance dispatch center, or maybe an ambulance driver training school, or some such.

You can see more way in the background.

Gravdigr 11-12-2015 01:49 PM



Link

xoxoxoBruce 11-13-2015 09:03 PM

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This poor guy, not meanin' no harm... Oh, he's over next to the center line because he's lining up with slots in that wonky speed bump.

xoxoxoBruce 11-14-2015 11:51 PM

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Something new from Moto Guzzi. Run like the wind, Grasshopper.

BigV 11-15-2015 12:02 PM

To be clear, it's powered by an 850 cc 90 degree V twin.

Gravdigr 11-15-2015 01:09 PM

230 hp?

No. That bike does not have 230 horsepower.

That's, at the very least, 100 horsepower on the optimistic side.


ETA: And I would be shocked, shocked, if, being from Guzzi, it is $13k. They don't do nothing cheap.

fargon 11-15-2015 01:13 PM

There is no way that bike is putting out 230hp with out being blown. And I don't see a turbo, or Mechanical super charger any where.

Gravdigr 11-15-2015 01:17 PM

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This is the Moto Guzzi Aprilia RSV4RF, which is the bike that is rated, still optimistically IMHO, at "configurations up to" 230 hp (probably track-only):

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EDIT: I think I just spoke out of my ass. Let me check.

I just spoke out of my ass. I had my manufacturers wrong. I stand by my comments about the 230 hp bobber, though, that's not a thing.

Gravdigr 11-15-2015 01:19 PM

That V-9 Bobber ain't the ugliest bike I ever seen, though.

fargon 11-15-2015 01:20 PM

I like the looks.

BigV 11-15-2015 01:25 PM

http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/her...-bo-1742446553

Gravdigr 11-15-2015 01:29 PM

That's the article that confused me. I could not recall if Moto Guzzi and Aprilia were under the same umbrella, or not.

I think they are owned by the same group, Piaggio & C. S.p.A.




I need to quit shooting from the hip.

xoxoxoBruce 11-16-2015 11:25 PM

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That's not your Father's Chevy. Wait, that's my Father's Chevy. '56, 4 door, his was a 6 and that's a V-8. But those colors, Crocus Yellow and Laurel Green, which were rare, I don't think I've seen more than a half dozen in all these years. Strangely though, I worked with a guy in the 90s that had a 2 door that color combination when it was new.

I think the dealer was shipped that car as a penalty for not meeting sales goals. But They'll sell it, there's always people like Pop, with all their taste in their mouth, who like stuff that's different. Bad trait for a politician because people remember where and when they saw you.

glatt 11-17-2015 07:18 AM

Did your pops also tailgate motorcycle cops and try to run them down?

xoxoxoBruce 11-17-2015 11:35 AM

Yes, while cursing and in a hurry to get pregnant Mom to the hospital, so he wouldn't be late for a card game.

fargon 11-19-2015 05:53 AM

Bruce sent me a link that I found amusing. It seems that VW wants to try to make us happy by buying us off. It's not even a good start.
http://jalopnik.com/volkswagen-diese...rds-1741512745

Gravdigr 11-20-2015 10:23 AM

OWW!! My wallet!


xoxoxoBruce 11-20-2015 02:22 PM

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I don't think this car made it, I can't find it in any of the race results.
250 hp is two or three times the cars that competed, so that might be a mistake, exaggeration, or :bs:.

busterb 11-23-2015 11:12 AM

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xoxoxoBruce 11-24-2015 11:40 PM

The 4th annual, The Race of Gentlemen, in Wildwood, NJ.
Suggest you embiggen, for your viewing pleasure.


xoxoxoBruce 11-25-2015 08:58 AM

Two stroke V-8. Why? Damifino. Dirtier than a VW diesel. :eyebrow:




fargon 11-25-2015 01:19 PM

Lots of smoke and thunder but no action.


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