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48 minutes ago, David said:

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

I wouldn't mind if he goes to Mars (on his dime) and stays there. 

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Been away for a while.. summer stuff.. figured I'd get out an live while the weather was warm. Decided to get back into riding bikes.. had given it up back in '05 after my then wife (now ex) had issue

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

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8 minutes ago, David said:

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?

You can't question something that is an established FACT.  It is like flat earthers questioning if the Earth really a globe.

I am not going to even discuss this.  Honestly, I was of a higher opinion of you.

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21 minutes ago, ykX said:

You can't question something that is an established FACT.  It is like flat earthers questioning if the Earth really a globe.

I am not going to even discuss this.  Honestly, I was of a higher opinion of you.

Been a crazy Tuesday, so playing devils advocate and yes it is an established FACT, I agree with you on. But still stirring the pot to see what rises! :P;) 

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40 minutes ago, ykX said:

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

I am literally in shock.

There are so many effing reasons to believe we actually went. 

 

https://youtu.be/UT23ogeC1nI

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I'm very much a science and technology guy, and I'm pretty sure space launches and the moon missions, etc have all happened.   But being cynical, I've never seen much point in going to space (beyond launching satellites).. seems like a big money pit...billions and billons of $$$ wasted that could be put to better use to improving life on Earth, IMO.  

 I don't see the value in spreading the scourge of humanity into the solar system, humanity will destroy itself here eventually...better to contain the destruction wrought by humans to Earth.   

 

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3 minutes ago, ykX said:

Flying on Mars is an equivalent of flying on Earth at 87000 feet.  Current Earth record for the helicopter flight is about 41000 feet.

That's a great reference point and it really puts this flight into a better perspective on how impressive it was. 

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I really dont see a difference of the sedan FoMoCo is proposing for the future, and the one that FoMoCo just canceled...  (other than the Audi-ish rear treatment)  

Lincoln Zephyr Reflection Concept First Look: One Beautiful Sedan

2018 Ford Fusion Oxford White Color Side View Wide - 2019 Ford Fusion  Wheels - 1280x854 Wallpaper - teahub.io

 

Lincoln Zephyr Reflection Concept First Look: One Beautiful Sedan

2019 Ford Fusion on Sale for Less Than $20,000

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2022 Ford Evos First Look: Return of the SUS

 

Did Jalopnik say that is a new Ford Evos?

Cool!   👍

But...did Jalopnik say that FoMoCo called THAT a sedan?  (or is that what Jalopnik is calling it?)  

So...are we NOW gonna be calling these types of vehicles sedans?

NOT cool!!!  👎

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My son is getting the hang of the Wayback Machine page. Maybe having too much fun with it! He found some old school C&G stuff, and found my handle.  He’s like “ Dad, you’ve almost been on that site for 17 years! You like cars that long?” 🙂  Wow, that made me feel old.........

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6 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

 

I'm very much a science and technology guy, and I'm pretty sure space launches and the moon missions, etc have all happened.   But being cynical, I've never seen much point in going to space (beyond launching satellites).. seems like a big money pit...billions and billons of $$$ wasted that could be put to better use to improving life on Earth, IMO.  

 I don't see the value in spreading the scourge of humanity into the solar system, humanity will destroy itself here eventually...better to contain the destruction wrought by humans to Earth.   

 

But, But , But what about Tang? Nasa gave us freeze dried ice-cream, freeze dried stroganoff, etc. etc. etc. :P 

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WOW, crazy build and no where near done. A guy bought a Silva S15, had issues with it driving it home, strips it down and realizes it needs a ton of work. Now with a custom tube frame and a ton of Dimple Work done to add strength and reduce weight, they are painting it, but still has a way's to go. Pretty cool project if your into custom 2 door cars.

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15 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

I really dont see a difference of the sedan FoMoCo is proposing for the future, and the one that FoMoCo just canceled...  (other than the Audi-ish rear treatment)  

Lincoln Zephyr Reflection Concept First Look: One Beautiful Sedan

2018 Ford Fusion Oxford White Color Side View Wide - 2019 Ford Fusion  Wheels - 1280x854 Wallpaper - teahub.io

 

Lincoln Zephyr Reflection Concept First Look: One Beautiful Sedan

2019 Ford Fusion on Sale for Less Than $20,000

Exactly! I keep seeing the Zephyr all over my Facebook feed and people going gaga over it....  I'm here like "It's just a refreshed Fusion/MKZ".  And really, the only difference in the profile is that instead of flipping the end of the top of the trunk up, they flicked it down so it's "like an A7"... but that's where the similarity to the Audi ends. 

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^ the side profile is very much like the Fusion.    I haven't read anything about Ford's plans for Europe, are they getting a new Mondeo?  Thought I saw something about a while back about a CUV-ish wagon version of the Mondeo/Fusion for the US (?) and Europe eventually..

Edit: Found this rendering of a future Mondeo wagon...and a disguised prototype.

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^ 'Carolina Squat' is what I've heard it called.   The people doing it probably don't know about how that kind of stance was used in the 60s for the Gasser drag look. 

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36 minutes ago, balthazar said:

'Hauling ass' counts, you know.
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^ it is a bizarre look...
 

Bizarre? The word we are looking for here is "Horses***".

34 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

^ 'Carolina Squat' is what I've heard it called.   The people doing it probably don't know about how that kind of stance was used in the 60s for the Gasser drag look. 

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Carolina squat and the Cali lean. Saw way too many in Arizona and I've seen few here as well. Just dumb beyond words to spend money to ruin a perfectly good pick up.

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4 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

Not used to snow in late April in Ohio...

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Beautiful pic though. 

2 hours ago, surreal1272 said:

Because, you know, people who buy Pick ups buy them for hauling stuff lol. Good thing they have a bed longer than four feet with which to drag their asses on the street. 
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The latest mindless way to make people blow money on vehicles. 

3 hours ago, balthazar said:

Doing this makes me giggle. 

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Studebaker!

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On 4/19/2021 at 12:51 PM, A Horse With No Name said:

Pics from my sons hiking trip

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I very much enjoyed the 4 years I spent living in this area.  I never went up to, or near, Mt. Rainier.  What free time I had, I tended to spend it up and down along Puget Sound, and going as far north as Vancouver, British Columbia (a 2 and a half hour drive), which is making me miss that taken for granted ability to cross over into Canada way too much these days.

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