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Gravdigr 08-02-2015 03:15 PM

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I can see why they didn't keep records of it...they took a fairly attractive car and made it hideous.

ETA: I started to call this one 'unadorned', but, "Marilyn" is doing a mighty fine job of adorning it.

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Gravdigr 08-03-2015 03:04 PM

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Robbie Fucking Maddison.

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Maddison came up with the idea by wanting to combine all of his favorite things: dirt biking, surfing and standup jet skiing.
Robbie Maddison, who has done some pretty insane shit in his day, had this to say:


I honestly thought those were the last moments of my life. Thatís something I donít ever want to experience again.
More (including a teaser vid clip that does NOT show the wave ride and ensuing wipeout) @ GrindTV

Lamplighter 08-03-2015 03:13 PM

... at least he's still wearing his helmet

BigV 08-04-2015 06:15 PM


I saw that clip yesterday too. OMFG. Definitely at the top of the "because I can" category. Good grief.

Gravdigr 08-06-2015 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by BigV (Post 935398)

I saw that clip yesterday too. OMFG. Definitely at the top of the "because somebody else is footing the bill" category. Good grief.

Fixed it.

Gravdigr 08-10-2015 03:05 PM

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xoxoxoBruce 08-10-2015 03:26 PM

The railroad cars and the Chevys were both designed to ship like that. The Vega's had to stand up without losing any fluids.

Gravdigr 08-10-2015 03:46 PM

I remember reading that the radiator overflow reservoir, and the windshield washer reservoir were mounted and shaped so that they wouldn't lose fluid during shipping.

They did something with the carbs, too, I think. IIRC, they were shipped without the breather mounted, and some sort of catch container was attached to the carb to prevent fuel loss during shipping. Also, wasn't there a special baffle in the oil fill?

Yes, no, maybe?

xoxoxoBruce 08-10-2015 10:04 PM

Yes, I believe they had a baffle in the pan to keep the oil out of the forward cylinders in shipping.

BigV 08-10-2015 10:50 PM

Pffft, please. You guys act like it's some big mystery.

*Everybody* knows what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

Gravdigr 08-11-2015 02:28 PM

I started to say you can't do anything in the backseat of a Vega...But, I had a '78 Fiesta, so, I know that you can.;)

xoxoxoBruce 08-11-2015 03:44 PM

Ha ha, backseat of a '65 Mustang notchback, although I don't think the fastback had any more room. My buddy claimed he topped me with his '65 Corvette. ;)

gvidas 08-11-2015 05:07 PM

Long great article about a salvage operation on a roll-on car carrier. There were some $110M worth of Mazdas and Isuzus that ended up being scrapped because the manufacturers didn't want to warranty them after they spent several months at a 60 degree incline.

Gravdigr 08-11-2015 05:12 PM

I remember that.

xoxoxoBruce 08-13-2015 10:13 AM

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Shhhhh, don't tell the NSTB.

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