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Gravdigr 03-15-2013 04:31 PM

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Gravdigr 03-16-2013 03:37 PM

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Gravdigr 03-18-2013 12:03 PM

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Gravdigr 03-19-2013 04:57 PM

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By Callaway Cars


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Gravdigr 03-21-2013 09:53 AM

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A Corvette and a Grand Cherokee raced.

The Grand Cherokee came out on top.

Grand Cherokee. Fuck yeah!

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Gravdigr 03-22-2013 04:22 PM

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Here's the bus I rode to school...

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Gravdigr 03-24-2013 04:46 PM

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This image's file name is 'why', and I can't think of a better question.

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Gravdigr 03-30-2013 03:29 PM

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Twofer; one mashup; one 'why the fuck':

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Gravdigr 03-31-2013 04:11 PM

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The Blue Pearl?

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Gravdigr 04-10-2013 01:47 PM

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Gravdigr 04-26-2013 12:01 PM

Hey V, ya seen this running around up there?

Pretty cool.

jimhelm 04-29-2013 08:11 PM

Everyone had a red Radio Flyer wagon, right?

Gravdigr 05-06-2013 03:38 PM

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Might flatten some hills, but I don't see any curves getting straightened.

ZenGum 05-06-2013 06:30 PM

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I still like the smooth classics. Behold, the 1948 Buick Streamliner.

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Ocean's Edge 05-06-2013 06:43 PM

Buick Streamliner... Holden Efigy... damn it all ... I do wish they'd quit with making just these ONE of gorgeous cars...

BigV 05-16-2013 01:49 PM

Bring tissues, because there'll be a *river* of salty tears, some from sadness, some from laughing.

eta: I posted before I'd see the whole thing. There are definitely some human casualties as well. You've been warned.

eta: the clown doing a burnout of his CLUTCH at 23:30 is funny. For me.

Ocean's Edge 05-16-2013 02:05 PM

no shortage in the world of idiots with more car than brains -

pro guys on closed circuits - those are the chances they take, but I got no sympathy for the idiots who put their own and others lives into jeopardy on the public roads

Kinda drags a bit towards the end - needs a better edit job

jimhelm 05-16-2013 02:47 PM

V, I'm sending that video to my son, so he can get a more accurate idea of what it is like when he crashes his car in Forza Horizon on xbox.

there is NO rewind button on these cars.

glatt 05-16-2013 03:01 PM

I'm sure the insurance companies have this information, but I'd love to know the rate of sports cars being wrecked compared to all cars. Especially exotic sports cars.

Porsche made 200 959s back about 25 years ago. It was to allow them to enter Group B races. A while back I read a statistic that there were only something like 100 of them left and the remainder had been wrecked. I wonder how many are left now.

Edit: I see there were 337 of them built.

Ocean's Edge 05-16-2013 03:16 PM

I wasn't present for this particular accident, although we'd been out to watch other stages of that race event (week long). The Targa Newfoundland tends to claim a few cars every year....

admittedly dropping a Ferrari Enzo into the North Atlantic tends to get a fair bit of attention

xoxoxoBruce 05-16-2013 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by BigV (Post 865323)
Bring tissues, because there'll be a *river* of salty tears, some from sadness, some from laughing.

eta: the clown doing a burnout of his CLUTCH at 23:30 is funny. For me.

The race crashes, yeah, that's part of the game. Both the cars and people are prepped for that possibility. Even the spectators should be aware of the dangers. But those bastards hooning on the street, blindsiding drivers and pedestrians, have no excuse.

The stupid bitch causing more than a million dollars damage (3:20) while fucking with her phone, should be shot.

The yellow Corvette guy smoking his clutch (23:38), is not as stupid as the guy with the camera who walks IN FRONT of the car, TWICE. :facepalm:

Undertoad 05-16-2013 10:58 PM

Vette owners can't drive!

xoxoxoBruce 05-16-2013 11:42 PM

Yes, most of them don't have the skill to match the vehicle's capability. Not even close.

jimhelm 05-17-2013 01:06 AM

I recognize a few of the tracks they are on from playing gran turismo. The one with the twisty hill that two cars wreck on is a favorite track for me in that game. I've wrecked just like that many times.

ZenGum 06-09-2013 03:05 AM

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Who's laughing now?

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Gravdigr 08-02-2013 02:42 PM

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Bet they don't lose this one in the parking lot.

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That looks like several decades of bad luck.

Flint 08-02-2013 03:58 PM

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Looks like DW's 'broken glass' drum finish.

BigV 08-12-2013 10:28 AM

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Gravdigr 08-13-2013 11:06 AM

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Great googlymoogly! I want one of these, too.

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xoxoxoBruce 08-13-2013 01:51 PM

The title on that picture is, "homemaderussiantank". While it does look like a lot of the crazy shit I've seen from websites like English Russia, I'm really curious about where that is. The background looks an awful lot like PA, or close to it. :confused:

glatt 08-13-2013 01:58 PM

Looks like a retired snow grooming machine made up with an artistic body.

xoxoxoBruce 08-13-2013 02:01 PM

That could very well be. Maybe part of the doomsday defenses at Grifftopia. :haha:

glatt 08-13-2013 02:02 PM

I found it.

and here

xoxoxoBruce 08-13-2013 02:09 PM

glatt scores! Thank you.
It's funny, I remember seeing that Jalopnik post last year. But this picture is different enough I didn't think it was the same.
I was right about the background though. ;)

Gravdigr 08-13-2013 02:29 PM

I think it got wet. At least once, anyway.

Lamplighter 08-13-2013 02:41 PM

Yeah, it scared the B'jesus out of that red barn.

Gravdigr 08-23-2013 08:43 AM

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The surviving truck from the movie 'Duel'. A 1960 Peterbilt 281, and a Plymouth Valiant (not sure it's the same one from the movie).

Fairly interesting article at the link.

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Griff 08-23-2013 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 873245)
That could very well be. Maybe part of the doomsday defenses at Grifftopia. :haha:

Shush, expecting Fedgov incursion this weekend since the POTUS is in town to pimp total surveillance state.

Gravdigr 09-11-2013 01:07 PM

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gtown 09-15-2013 09:18 PM

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trashy, illegal, ugly, stupid rims on a BMW - more money than sense

Lamplighter 09-15-2013 10:40 PM

Those could cut off at the knees a whole bunch of pedestrians.

Griff 09-16-2013 05:24 AM

or at least ruin their V-bulletin experience.

Gravdigr 10-04-2013 04:02 PM

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Actually, I like this. It's preeety cool.

See the little gas tank? It's feeding a small, single-cylinder engine mounted near the rear axle. Plus, he still has pedal-power if/when he runs outta gas.

Fairly cool trike really.

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Gravdigr 10-22-2013 04:28 PM

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Gravdigr 11-06-2013 03:11 PM

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Yeah, that'll buff right out...

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glatt 11-06-2013 03:21 PM

You're supposed to leave the woody in the parking lot when you go on the surfin' safari.

Gravdigr 11-06-2013 03:32 PM

I take my woody everywhere I go.

True Story™.

Gravdigr 12-04-2013 03:41 PM

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This man has huge, HUGE balls.

Brass ones.

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ETA: I think he made a car, from a sidecar.

Looks like no suspension.

Gravdigr 12-23-2013 02:28 PM

Well, two agin one ain't fair...oh, wait...

xoxoxoBruce 12-28-2013 12:13 AM

Traction wins.

Griff 12-29-2013 08:31 AM

I was gonna say, he just sat on the brake until they broke loose then he took them home.

Gravdigr 01-03-2014 10:19 AM

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This is pretty cool.

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Canadian Tire had a mission: Prove its MotoMaster Eliminator battery could withstand being frozen to -40 degrees Fahrenheit and still start a vehicle. To do that, it utilized a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500. But this isn't your average pickup. Taking the concept a step further, Canada's retail giant decided to strip the chassis bare and rebuild it using massive blocks of ice. With some incredible carving and ingenuity, the team created the Ice Truck — a fully drivable pickup made (almost) entirely from ice.

When automakers build vehicles, the material used for the bodywork must be extremely strong and as light as possible. Ice isn't either of these things. To create the truck, 14,000 lbs. of ice was needed, causing a few problems: The truck's chassis had to be capable of managing the weight. And once you've found a suitable truck, how do you prevent the ice from cracking when hitting bumps and potholes?

Another problem is how to prevent the engine's heat from melting the ice. After a thorough inspection to ensure the Chevy's 2005 frame was free from rust, the team proceeded to weld it rigid to prevent any unnecessary movement that would cause the ice to crack. They then prepared it to run under its own power without the body, and added extra coolant to help keep the engine from melting the ice too quickly. To establish the best possible clarity, the ice had all the trapped air removed; thus eliminating the whiter spots you tend to find in ice cubes.

After some initial testing, driving over rough roads with a few blocks of ice placed on the chassis, the team deemed their modifications a success, and that the ice could withstand the bumps without fracturing. The only thing left to do was add the remainder of the ice blocks, carve it into a truck, and then drive it one mile through the town of Hensall, Ontario, to set a potential world record for the first self-propelled ice creation to drive.

The process of making and driving an ice truck is impressive. But what's perhaps more impressive is the attention to detail; things like an air freshener hanging from the rearview mirror. It even has working lights. I suppose we shouldn't be too surprised. After all, Canadian Tire enlisted Iceculture, a leading ice construction company that handles ambitious projects like the Disney Ice Castle that appeared in Times Square in October 2012.

With the ice truck built, Canadian Tire succeeded in its mission, driving about a mile while averaging 12 mph. It has now submitted its efforts to Guinness to become officially recognized as the world's first drivable ice vehicle. However, as cool as this truck is, watching it melt may be more fascinating:
Actually, in the second video below, you get to watch it unmelt. Demelt? It drips back together.

24 pic slideshow, here.

Gravdigr 01-03-2014 10:23 AM

That's a nice Canuck ice truck.

xoxoxoBruce 01-04-2014 08:48 AM

I first saw this on a Canadian site where they were questioning why Canadian Tire would report the amount of ice used in pounds, rather than Kilograms?

BigV 01-05-2014 11:59 AM

Demonstrated is MBAs at auto makers only believe in bigger numbers so emotional pounds are used over logical adult kilos. [/channeling tw]

Gravdigr 01-11-2014 05:51 PM

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No idea. Filename says 'swisstruckdelivery'.

xoxoxoBruce 01-11-2014 08:14 PM

They were moving equipment up to work on a tunnel through the mountains.

Griff 01-12-2014 10:56 AM

Transformer going skiing?

Gravdigr 01-31-2014 03:34 PM

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