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9 hours ago, David said:

Was it? I honestly do not remember. Need to go back and watch the hulk movies. :P 

Gamma radiation.   I can still remember the opening credits...Dr Banner was testing gamma rays, then had a flat tire on his Celica during a storm.  Freaked out and became the hulk and flipped over his Celica.  (from the 1970s Incredible Hulk TV series I watched as a kid).

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On 3/9/2021 at 11:27 PM, David said:

Crazy, nice guy, but wow, so the cops cannot catch up to the truck. I think they need hellcats! :P 

They just have regular grade V6 Chargers. In the interest of not promoting street racing, I will refrain from repeating mostly true tales of my oldest son and his friends outrunning them...

11 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Gamma radiation.   I can still remember the opening credits...Dr Banner was testing gamma rays, then had a flat tire on his Celica during a storm.  Freaked out and became the hulk and flipped over his Celica.  (from the 1970s Incredible Hulk TV series I watched as a kid).

I remember that scene. 

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8 hours ago, David said:

Very cool car! :metal:

My dad had a 50, not as sleek as his first car. My mom dated a guy in high school briefly that had a 57 Golden hawk, similar verison of the same basic car. Good times from long ago. 

Good times from yesterday, my wife and I went hiking out in Yellow Springs near Dayton. 

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I really like the Ducati scrambler, but I think there are other bikes I like better. 

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Bonneville, and not a Pontiac!

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From hiking at Hargus lake

 

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Shelby Mustang!

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Blasphemy, but would take this over any GM or Mopar post war car. Still a Mustang guy at heart. 

Happy Thursday everyone. 

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I believe the second part of this video, which starts at 6:10 happened at the Motorcycle dealer nearest my house. People seriously loosing their crap and yeloling at each other, extremely obese woman with a gun surrounded nby bikers. Trying to diffuse the situation rather than ramp it up has worked great for me for 55 years, obviously these folks don't understand that. 

 

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11 hours ago, David said:

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This is hilarious ... the car and the people.  The get ups and hairstyles are dated, especially on that dude ... the glasses and that shirt that looks like a bumblebee.

This basic vehicle style could have run with a 225 slant 6, a 318 V8, or a 360 V8. This is probably a 360.

I get a kick out of the vaned rear quarter windows, a la colonnade Grand Am.

The front end even looks especially dowdy, like that of a Maverick!

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What it feels like to get old...

I so want to visit this place...

 

15 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

This is hilarious ... the car and the people.  The get ups and hairstyles are dated, especially on that dude ... the glasses and that shirt that looks like a bumblebee.

This basic vehicle style could have run with a 225 slant 6, a 318 V8, or a 360 V8. This is probably a 360.

I get a kick out of the vaned rear quarter windows, a la colonnade Grand Am.

The front end even looks especially dowdy, like that of a Maverick!

I miss the 70's though. 

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17 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

I miss the 70's though. 

Indeed.  Some here may see it differently, but I felt the '70s were a good chapter for GM.  Colonnade coupes sold like hot cakes.  And who could forget some of the trims and dashboards of that era, like the cool dashboard of a mid 70s Grand Le Mans coupe with all the circles and gauges ... and the crushed velour LJ trim level seating.  And that year they offered lime exteriors and some lime interior trim.  Fun times.

I periodically look at the colonnade coupes for that toy second car thing and am scared off by the prices I see.  So it's not just me who likes them!

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One of my favorite dashboards of all time.  Note the inscription Grand Le Mans above the shifter and below the analog clock.  This unit is NOT air conditioned.  But oh so cool.

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This is the larger Grand Prix, for which they got into fancier seats.

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This appears to be a base Catalina from 1976, the year for lime trim  

Since GM wasted so much money to "duplicate" engines across divisions, they now have no money left over, or are too cheap, to put darker tan and darker gray dashboards and trim to go with their limited offerings of tan and gray seating, respectively.

 

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4 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

The Wagoneers looks like they will be competitive with Ford and GM's beeg ones.   Interesting detail I noticed is the lack of Jeep badging, odd to see them not emphasizing the brand.

  I'm looking forward to seeing the new Grand Cherokee 2 row, which hasn't  been unveiled yet.

Yeah, i noticed that too. Think that will be a major mistake if they don’t.

Also ready for the new GC.......

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9 hours ago, daves87rs said:

Yeah, i noticed that too. Think that will be a major mistake if they don’t.

Also ready for the new GC.......

I just watched the 13+ min launch promotional video from Stellantis for the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer...very strange, not a single mention of Jeep or on screen during the video that I saw...  love the interior..the outside is pretty blocky, though I like the front end.

 

One idea I saw someone throw out on FB was that maybe Jeep is marketing Wagoneer as a sub-brand, kind of like how Range Rover is to Land Rover.  

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Neat pen made by my friend James Curtis, he did the artwork on the pen I believe....love the Ratfink theme and the pinstriping...James is a car guy!

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Motor1 has a great story on the C8 SuperVette.

1978 the Lambroghini Countach showed up with a 345mm or 13.5 inch wide tire. Current standard C8 Tire is 305 mm

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To quote why they need these big wide tires:

Even with wide tires and rear-biased weight distribution, we suspect the new Z06 will still be traction-challenged. That's because a road-going version of the 5.5-liter DOHC V8 used in the C8.R is expected to arrive under the engine cover. The flat-plane-crankshaft mill will reportedly redline at 9,000 RPM and develop between 600 and 650 horsepower (447 and 485 kilowatts) in the process, but the tire torturing won't stop there. The next ZR1 will reportedly add turbochargers to this engine for 850 hp (634 kW), and of course, we have the Zora hybrid that could top 1,000 hp (746 kW).

 

We still expect to see the new C8 Z06 debut later this year as a 2022 model.

C8 Corvette Z06 Spied Wearing Massive Countach-Sized Rear Tires (motor1.com)

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UBS has stated to forget the Chinese as their EV companies while still growing and will compete to a point will not be a top EV global sellar. UBS states that Tesla and VW will be the top two Global EV auto sellars by 2025.

Forget Nio and XPeng. This company and Tesla will be the top two electric-vehicle plays by 2025, says UBS. (msn.com)

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