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xoxoxoBruce 06-30-2016 12:58 PM

That's where he says he got the idea.

xoxoxoBruce 06-30-2016 09:36 PM

in 1909 a race with professional/experienced drivers from NYC to Boston was won in 12 hours. Lots of mud, some DNFs,
and one pedestrian fatality.

It wasn't until 1916 the first coast to coast road was built, The Lincoln Highway, and very little of that was paved outside of cities.
Wiki says it started in NYC but it actually started in Boston. A few years later it became US route 30 in most states, the route was
changed to go through NYC and Philly before turning west again.

It wasn't until the mid 50's that Ike's Interstate System got started.

Gravdigr 07-02-2016 04:26 PM

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Spied in the neighbor's driveway a while back:

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It's built on a VW van chassis.

BigV 07-04-2016 02:10 PM

Grav, I had exactly the same thought!

re: forklift, not vw-flatbed

Gravdigr 07-04-2016 03:57 PM

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I found this...thing...out in the county the other day:

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Road/power line/gas line right-of-way trimmer, I reckon...30 feet long, rear-steer, 4wd, extendable boom.:devil:

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And an extremely roll-over-protected tractor. I actually laughed out loud when I saw this. Overkill much?

BigV 07-04-2016 05:39 PM

probably the roll over protection is secondary to the protection from the zinging saw blade at the end of a forty foot boom.

Pamela 07-04-2016 06:24 PM

Or perhaps to protect the driver from slapback from tree branches while mowing?

xoxoxoBruce 07-05-2016 12:11 AM

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The US Army motor pool in Germany. Wonder what happened to them? Melted down to become BMWs?

Gravdigr 07-05-2016 10:47 AM

Gravdigr 07-05-2016 12:48 PM

Wow. Inside-the-wheel suspension, among other things:

xoxoxoBruce 07-05-2016 02:19 PM

Cool, expensive, but cool.

Gravdigr 07-05-2016 02:57 PM

Very. On both counts.

BigV 07-05-2016 10:53 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 963866)

That must be the limited edition Mitsuzukota Cuttlefish. Sweeeeeet!

xoxoxoBruce 07-06-2016 12:00 AM

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Back when Ford among others were conscious of style over gizmos.

Gravdigr 07-06-2016 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by BigV (Post 963902)
That must be the limited edition Mitsuzukota Cuttlefish. Sweeeeeet!

I was reminded of cuttlefish, too.:D

Gravdigr 07-06-2016 12:52 PM

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I found several vehicular WTFs at a site called Jalopy Journal. They have a "WTF" thread.

Here are a few of them:

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xoxoxoBruce 07-07-2016 09:08 PM

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8-Track Supertuner. I've never even seen one of these.

Gravdigr 07-07-2016 11:08 PM

Uncledigr had a '77 Accord with that very same unit. This would've been in the early 80s.

This is the second one I've seen.

Gravdigr 07-08-2016 03:41 PM

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So, there I was walking down the street in D.C., when I saw all these binder clips laying on the sidewalk under a storage room window at some law office, and I said "Hey, I can use those to fix the window on my car."...

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BigV 07-08-2016 07:31 PM

Looks sharp!

xoxoxoBruce 07-10-2016 07:23 PM

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watch out, you'll catch the Gey from this one, it even says so on the plate. :haha:

Pamela 07-10-2016 09:13 PM

I can't see how a Microbus would be stable upside-down in the water.

Gravdigr 07-11-2016 02:47 PM

I'd say it (the boattop) lifts off to use as an actual boat. Handles front and rear, plus it's clamped onto the roof.


Originally Posted by Pamela (Post 964287)
I can't see how a Microbus would be stable upside-down in the water.

You'd need eleven long-haired Friends of Jesus just to paddle the thing.

xoxoxoBruce 07-11-2016 03:13 PM

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VW flag at half mast for their ride on their laurels.

Gravdigr 07-11-2016 03:28 PM

Outstanding planter.

Gravdigr 07-11-2016 03:31 PM

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I think all of these came from Jalopy Journal:

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Do ya suppose that's a solid tire on the outside (the smaller diameter tire)? In case of a flat?

xoxoxoBruce 07-11-2016 03:39 PM

I don't think so, Jalopy Journal has been a daily stop for years. I suspect they came from The H.A.M.B.

xoxoxoBruce 07-11-2016 06:23 PM

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Why Dutch cars didn't become popular. :haha:

BigV 07-11-2016 09:10 PM


even the driver can't bear to look at it!

Gravdigr 07-11-2016 11:19 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 964367)
I don't think so, Jalopy Journal has been a daily stop for years. I suspect they came from The H.A.M.B.

You're probably right. The hierarchy there is a little confusing to me.

Beest 07-12-2016 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 964365)
I think all of these came from Jalopy Journal:

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Do ya suppose that's a solid tire on the outside (the smaller diameter tire)? In case of a flat?

Maybe if you hit soft ground, you gain extra traction, handy target on the side.

Gravdigr 07-12-2016 04:08 PM

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The 1979 Porsche 935 raced by Paul Newman, Dick Barbour, and Rolf Stommelen at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, on 6/19/79, to a second place overall finish, is for sale.

First overall at the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona.

First overall at the 1983 12 Hours of Sebring.

This 2006 restoration took Best in Class at the 2007 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

xoxoxoBruce 07-13-2016 02:20 PM

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This is a mystery. A flathead ford Hot Rod with all the right stuff for 1953, but a trick ignition right out of the 21st century. Damifino?

xoxoxoBruce 07-13-2016 09:05 PM

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I wonder if Linda had a key?

Gravdigr 07-26-2016 01:02 PM

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Because two-up riding apparently isn't dangerous enough...Photoshop, maybe?

Gravdigr 07-31-2016 01:34 PM

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Vintage 'Western Flyer' RV is a Cure for the Summertime Blues

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Gravdigr 08-07-2016 03:50 PM

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Gravdigr 08-20-2016 03:43 PM

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First Shelby Cobra Ever Built Breaks Auction Records at Monterey


The star of this year’s RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction at Pebble Beach was undoubtedly a blue 1962 Shelby Cobra. Not just any blue 1962 Shelby Cobra, mind you. No, this is chassis CSX2000, the very first example ever built. It’s rolling piece of history, the crème de la crème of prototypes. Over five decades, it had never been outside Carroll Shelby's stewardship, initially as part of his personal collection, and, since his death in 2012, part of the the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust. When the gavel fell Friday night, it officially became the most expensive American car ever sold at auction.
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Final price: $13,800,000

Gravdigr 08-24-2016 02:46 PM

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fargon 08-24-2016 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 967402)

Looks like a "B" model Mack.

Gravdigr 08-27-2016 01:45 PM

And now the big question:

Why would you one do all this to a fucking whale???:eyebrow:

xoxoxoBruce 08-27-2016 02:01 PM

Because no one would be intimidated by a trout.

Gravdigr 08-28-2016 04:20 PM

VW says 300-mile range EV will charge in 15 minutes and cost less than gas version

xoxoxoBruce 08-28-2016 05:52 PM

I smell bullshit.

The all-electric "Volkswagen for the digital age" will have a 300-mile driving range, fully charge in 15 minutes, and cost less than similar gas models, according to the VW Group CEO. Those are high goals the company aims to reach by 2025.

A top Volkswagen exec touted a new electric vehicle (EV) planned for the 2018-2019 model year with a 300-mile range. Now the CEO of VW Group says plans include a 15-minute charge time and a price lower than gas models, according to Engadget.

Following the initial announcement, Matthias Müller, CEO of the full Volkswagen Group, confirmed the relative size and range to Autocar. Müller also spoke about charging time and pricing but did not confirm the launch year, sticking to an earlier mention of 2025 as a target date.
Would VW lie to you? Has VW ever lied to you ?

Pamela 08-28-2016 09:20 PM

Perhaps VW isn't using a battery, but has solved the problems with using a capacitator?

xoxoxoBruce 08-29-2016 01:47 PM

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There are different drummers everywhere....

Gravdigr 08-29-2016 02:32 PM

...all kinds of beats.

Gravdigr 09-05-2016 02:58 PM


lumberjim 09-06-2016 08:36 AM

I'd love to have either of their garages for just one day

Gravdigr 09-06-2016 10:23 AM

Fuckin' A.

I'd take Jay's over Tim's, though. Prolly more weird stuff.

xoxoxoBruce 09-08-2016 09:37 AM

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lumberjim 09-08-2016 11:12 AM

Gravdigr 09-08-2016 01:34 PM

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Undertoad 09-08-2016 06:53 PM

No yellow, so they couldn't achieve an actual rainbow gradient.

Worst vehicle color lineup ever! :D

Gravdigr 09-12-2016 03:51 PM

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xoxoxoBruce 09-22-2016 02:42 PM

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Have a little whoopsie? why bother with expensive repairs, just paint a map on it.

glatt 09-22-2016 02:53 PM


Gravdigr 09-22-2016 03:09 PM

A 'Where Is This?' challenge?

BigV 09-23-2016 01:40 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 969530)
A 'Where Is This?' challenge?


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