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On 4/17/2021 at 8:31 AM, Robert Hall said:

I like those old plates....too many modern plates are so bland.  I like the old white on red Arizona plates,the white on green Colorado plates, and various past California plates.  I still have a couple sets of the white on green Colorado plates from the late 90s before they reversed the colors.

This '76 Buick looks good w/ the yellow NY plates.

 

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It would look better in my garage with Ohio plates....but then I would need to add another building for all of my woodworking tools. 

15 hours ago, balthazar said:

Actually, I had a falafel wrap and fries from down the street last night.

It was just last year I tossed the ignition key I had pulled from the dash of a black/pink/purple '56 Dodge Royal 2-dr in the same junkyard in that same timespan, it was parked about a 3rd of the way up the same row.

 

Flafel sounds wonderful. Fries vary from terribly bad to mind blowingly good. Would have to try them to tell you. 

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2021 GMC Sierra Elevation crew cab / 6.5' bed. 3.0L DuraMax / 10-spd.   It's only money.

This whole crossover craze has gone a bit too far....

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Worthwhile video to watch. The Corvair is a neat build. Jeep Liberty WAY into the back country. Interesting and thoughtful recovery work. 

 

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10 hours ago, balthazar said:

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Cutty convertible on the right, please. 

 

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This didn't go down as one of Chryslers better ideas. The beginning of the end, actually for Chryco in a way. 

 

 

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53 minutes ago, balthazar said:

^ It's a lovely design but this generation T-Birds are all but ignored by collectors.

Quite sadly, yes. I  r emember someone talking me out of buying and restoring a clean 69 Firebird convertible because only GTO's would have any real value as 60's Pontiac collector cars. 

T Bird like that was for sale in solid but restorable shape cheap, but I passed on it as it would have low resale even if I did fix it up. 

But killer design. 

Today's funny...

 

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How much you want to bed that's an Ohio plate that's covered up here...

 

 

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22 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Today's funny...

 

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🤔 I thought the pope and his minions always sprayed holy venom all the time! :P 

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7 minutes ago, ykX said:

This looks so insignificant, but has such huge significance ...

 

🤔 Yes if it is actually real. We have not been able to return to the moon which makes the so called moon landings questionable to me. We struggle to keep an international space station going as well as we dumped our own ability to fly our astronauts to the station having to depend on Russia. So many things that make me question how real the Nasa actually is. We see the failures of Space X and others. So I have to wonder just how much have we really been into space?

It is cool tech if we actually have a real rover on Mars and a small drone actually survived the trip, landing and actually flew in the atmosphere there.

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Looking at the Mars video, I can see it is actually uglier than Arizona.  It’s a vile desert wasteland.  

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26 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Looking at the Mars video, I can see it is actually uglier than Arizona.  It’s a vile desert wasteland.  

And we are supposed to trust Musk and want to pay him to go there to live and vacation? 🙄

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1 hour ago, ykX said:

This looks so insignificant, but has such huge significance ...

 

It really does. We are such a creative and inqusitive speices. 

30 minutes ago, David said:

And we are supposed to trust Musk and want to pay him to go there to live and vacation? 🙄

I find both beautiful, and queally desireable as a place to live. Give me Ohio. 

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Phil Hill, his wife Sandy with the stop watches in the rear. 

A Cutlass, a Monte Carlo, and a T-Bird buried here somewhere. 

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Did I say I liked Ohio for some reason?

 

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Seems Toyota is in the news and NOT for good reasons. Toyota has been leading a campaign of suing countries, regional and local governments as they fight what they believe is fake climate change pushing their ICE agenda and Hydrogen agenda as the future.

From Europe, Asia and even in the US they have been spending money on lobbying groups and lawyers to fight ICE bans that start in 2030. This is heavily due to Toyota investing heavily in Hybrids and Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that it says is the future of transport.

Now Toyota is reevaluating it's anti-climate agenda since European, Asian and North American large investment funds have stepped up their pressure to dump Toyota as an investment stock. Four global funds managing $235 Billion in assets all related to Toyota are representing their investors demands for Toyota to step up and support carbon neutrality. These large institutional investors have warned Toyota that this cannot be a PR move but must be a clear end to their role in negative climate lobbying based on their support of the past US administration, lawsuits against California and other negative viewed attacks across Europe and Asia.

Toyota finds itself in an unusual light as they just settled a $180 million dollar fine with the US Justice Department due to Toyota delaying the required filing of emissions-related defects that show millions of Toyota Auto's produce far higher levels of ICE emissions than they stated.

Investment funds from Danish investment companies, UK, Sweden and Norway has stated that if the executive management team does not make real valid changes, they will first introduce a measure at 2022 shareholders annual general meeting and if Toyota still does not make changes, they could sell off the $235 Billion portfolio in Toyota.

End result is that Toyota has a PR nightmare on their hands as the global population puts pressure on auto companies to step up to greener motoring.

Toyota to review climate stance as investors turn up the heat | Reuters

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Neat old SCCA pics. Apologies to Balthazar that the vehicles are post war and pictured in color...

 

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Alan Kulwicki....Nasccar was much better back in the day. 

 

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Seems Honda Ridgeline is a truck to respect, they just won their class at the San Felipe 250 off road race. As a class 7 V6 powered truck giving it it's sixth win in Baja racing, four times for Baja 500, once for Baja 1000 and now a win in the San Felipe 250.

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Honda Ridgeline Claims Class Win at San Felipe 250 (apnews.com)

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1 hour ago, David said:

Yes if it is actually real. We have not been able to return to the moon which makes the so called moon landings questionable to me.

Wow, just wow.  You of all people is a moon landing and NASA  conspiracy theorist???

I am literally in shock.

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3 minutes ago, ykX said:

Wow, just wow.  You of all people is a moon landing conspiracy theorist???

I am literally in shock.

I always question everything. Facts and science can be twisted to meet anyone's means, I acknowledge that. With the Billions spent on Nasa and so little to prove for it, one has to ask the hard question in regards to is this real or not?

I love space, future and change, but I also have the realist side of me that has to question everything. So yes, I will question the moon landings, Mars, etc. :P 

After all, gotta have something to debate that is just not about auto's :D 

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