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Gravdigr 12-18-2017 02:35 PM

That eagle is kinda cool.

I just saw the the fanny pack is a VW van, too. Neat.

xoxoxoBruce 12-19-2017 07:41 PM

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If you see him in your mirror, I'd pull over and let him pass.

fargon 12-19-2017 08:53 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1000511)
If you see him in your mirror, I'd pull over and let him pass.

Veritas (automobile)

Glinda 12-20-2017 10:26 AM

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Gravdigr 12-20-2017 01:39 PM

Is that bottom pic the thing what wore the Edgar suit in Men In Black?

xoxoxoBruce 12-20-2017 11:29 PM

Men in Black it is. :thumb: Her name is Suzy Cockroach, she works in a Mexican cigarette factory.

Glinda 12-21-2017 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1000547)
Is that bottom pic the thing what wore the Edgar suit in Men In Black?

Yep. It's almost like the designer had that exact creepy bug in mind when creating the front end of the car.

If that thing came up behind me on the road, I think I'd poop my pants.


xoxoxoBruce 12-25-2017 12:14 PM

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If you go to Africa be sure you have a windshield visor.

xoxoxoBruce 12-27-2017 04:01 AM

Four wheel drive...

xoxoxoBruce 12-27-2017 06:34 PM

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It was just sitting in the field rusting away... repurpose, reuse, recycle.

xoxoxoBruce 01-02-2018 12:08 AM

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In 1937 Ford, with their eye on the 19 other countries where they built cars, came out with a smaller lighter version of the 221 ci flathead V-8 that they had built since 1932. The 136 ci V8-60 had alloy pistons and heads.
It gives this bike a low center of gravity and half the horsepower of a modern bike. :rolleyes:

xoxoxoBruce 01-04-2018 12:28 AM

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The good news...
Here's a chance to grab a pair of badass Camaros.
The bad news ...
you can't drive them or the value will plummet.
Whoever buys then will have to put them in a climate controlled, insured, high security storage facility, and wait for the value to go up enough to get a return on investment plus costs.

Gravdigr 01-04-2018 02:54 PM

$4200 option? $4,200? A $7200 69 Camaro? Damn.

Gravdigr 01-04-2018 02:56 PM

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1975 George Barris SnakePit with 6 Ford V-8s surfaces for sale

glatt 01-04-2018 02:59 PM

Is that a car with three V8 engines on each side, for a total of 48 cylinders?

glatt 01-05-2018 02:23 PM

xoxoxoBruce 01-05-2018 06:04 PM

Shame it didn't work when they got there. ;)

Gravdigr 01-06-2018 04:27 PM

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Somebody done built deyself a replica of the truck used in the tv series The Fall Guy. Man, when I was a teenager, I wanted nothing more than I wanted this truck.

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It's for sale, too.

Through Barrett-Jack$on Auction$.:right:

Interior signed by Lee Majors.

Wowee!!!!! I'd forgotten just how smokin' hot Heather Thomas was.:drool::love:

BigV 01-06-2018 07:12 PM

And look!

The screen grab from the video has the weird island intersection double crosswalk thing....

xoxoxoBruce 01-07-2018 11:32 PM

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Gravdigr 01-08-2018 02:41 PM

Izzat a scatter shield?!:eek:

xoxoxoBruce 01-08-2018 08:48 PM

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No, that's a Zoom (I can tell by the color) pressure plate which is there because there was no scatter shield.

Ringo's Mini...

xoxoxoBruce 01-09-2018 06:55 PM

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Whoops, looks like politics...

xoxoxoBruce 01-12-2018 08:35 PM

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Harley cross country solution...

Gravdigr 01-13-2018 02:45 PM

Across the country, maybe, but that ain't gonna be doing a whole lot of "cross country"-ing.

Gravdigr 01-13-2018 02:49 PM

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Dollar says he caused the whole thing:

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I'm a little impressed, really.

xoxoxoBruce 01-23-2018 02:07 AM

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IROC Camaro.

xoxoxoBruce 01-24-2018 10:58 AM

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In the grip of the depression...

xoxoxoBruce 01-24-2018 10:46 PM

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Brit stagecoach...

Gravdigr 01-25-2018 03:59 PM


xoxoxoBruce 01-25-2018 07:00 PM

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Then how about a '40 Ford pick 'em up.

Or a hot sneaky Rambler.

Gravdigr 01-25-2018 11:35 PM

Beep beep, beep beep,
His horn went beep beep beep.

I hadn't thought of that song in ages.:p:

Carruthers 01-26-2018 06:46 AM

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A car with two front ends that can be driven in one direction and then in an instant driven in the reverse direction instead has gone on display in Indonesia.
Mechanic Roni Gunawan, 71, designed the vehicle.
All that tiresome reversing in and out of a parking space will now be a thing of the past. :thumb:


xoxoxoBruce 01-26-2018 08:58 AM

It doesn't appear to have 4 wheel steering so it must lock the trailing end... or it's dangerous as hell. :3_eyes:

Carruthers 01-26-2018 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1002889)
It doesn't appear to have 4 wheel steering so it must lock the trailing end... or it's dangerous as hell. :3_eyes:

Yes, I assumed that the steering is appropriate to the direction of travel.
OTOH, it's from part of the world where road safety rules appear to be honoured more in the breach than the observance! :eek:

xoxoxoBruce 01-27-2018 11:45 PM

The British car industry...

Carruthers 01-28-2018 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1002999)
The British car industry...

Heavens! That's a blast from the past.

The British car industry has changed beyond all recognition over the last few decades.
Most of the familiar names from that era have disappeared through mergers, bankruptcies or 'rationalisation'.
The latter often being a euphemism for hostile takeover, asset stripping and removal of competition.

Cars are still produced in sizeable numbers in the UK but there isn't really any such thing as a British car manufacturer anymore.

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Morgan is the only British owned and manufactured brand in the above group and Rolls Royce (ROLLS ROYCE!) is owned by BMW.

Ten British Car Brands… and Who Owns Them

Honda, Toyota and Nissan also have UK plants and export substantial numbers of cars.

ETA. Having watched the video it jogged my memory about the British Leyland plant at Cowley on the outskirts of Oxford.

Pressed Steel manufactured body shells in their factory on one side of the Oxford Eastern Bypass which were then moved across the road to BMC/BL for final assembly by means of a glass sided conveyor bridge.

I haven't passed that way in years so I thought I'd have a look at Street View.

The conveyor bridge has long since gone but BMW now produce the Mini on the old Pressed Steel site and a business park exists on the former BMC/BL site.

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The Oxford Eastern Bypass with an Audi dealer on one side and the BMW Mini plant on the other. How times change.

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One last edit. Rolls Royce cars and Rolls Royce Aero Engines are completely separate entities.

xoxoxoBruce 01-29-2018 10:05 PM

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AMBR 2018...

Gravdigr 01-30-2018 05:35 PM

Purty car. Never really cared for Halibrands.

xoxoxoBruce 01-30-2018 06:30 PM

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This guy worked as a development engineer for Oscar Mayer when Brooks Stevens designed the first wienermobile. Rumour has it he designed this car too.

xoxoxoBruce 01-31-2018 11:06 PM

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Hitlers parade car, seized by the US military the sold to Tom Austin, a tobacco planter from Greeneville, Tennessee.
It has changed hands a couple time with the current owner unknown.

glatt 02-01-2018 07:52 AM

Sometimes a beautiful thing will turn to shit simply because of who is associated with it.

Gravdigr 02-01-2018 02:24 PM

For some reason, I keep thinking it would be hilarious if there was a box of Man-Sized Kleenex (a la Freddie Mercury) in there.

Gravdigr 02-01-2018 03:14 PM

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Gravdigr 02-03-2018 05:04 PM

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Breaker one-nine, this here's The Duck...
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Rubber Duck's (Kris Kristofferson's) Mack truck from the movie Convoy.


You wanna slip that Micro-Bus in behind that suicide jockey? 10-4, he's hauling dynamite, he needs all the help he can get.

xoxoxoBruce 02-06-2018 08:58 PM

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Caddy through the 50s...

xoxoxoBruce 02-14-2018 10:23 PM

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Don't let your Corvette become preggers. :unsure:

xoxoxoBruce 02-15-2018 09:53 PM

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Too bad these show cars don't get built for John Q Public.

xoxoxoBruce 02-16-2018 04:25 PM

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xoxoxoBruce 02-19-2018 02:37 PM

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A lot of places will make you buy a new tire... I don't blame them.

Gravdigr 02-19-2018 02:54 PM

Are we sure that's Fix-a-flat?:eyebrow:

BTW, in KY, it's state law you must inform your tire professional that there is Fix-a-flat-type-stuff in there, when you're in for a repair.

xoxoxoBruce 02-19-2018 05:32 PM

Not sure it's that brand. Yeah, notification because some use flammable gas.

xoxoxoBruce 02-22-2018 09:52 PM

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When the entrepreneurial spirit thrived.

xoxoxoBruce 02-24-2018 07:14 PM

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Just for the lorries, not including the motorcycles and ambulances...

xoxoxoBruce 02-26-2018 08:17 PM

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This guy decided he wanted a custom American LaFrance tractor. I assume the running gear is a little newer.

Pamela 03-02-2018 07:32 PM

Someone get that guy a glider kit! STAT!

Gravdigr 03-06-2018 03:26 PM

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No replacement for displacement.

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xoxoxoBruce 03-06-2018 10:32 PM

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The famous SOCAL coupe...

xoxoxoBruce 03-08-2018 10:47 PM

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Almost time to take the snow tires off...

lumberjim 03-09-2018 09:14 AM

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I saw this on Jay Leno's Garage late last night:

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The guy built it on a Dodge Ram platform. It's front engine, with a Hemi, of course..... But they had to hand make the entire thing. Even the latch for the glove box. It's 40% larger than a regular beetle.... so EVERYTHING is 40% larger. Knobs, window cranks, hub caps, logos, everything.

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