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2 hours ago, ccap41 said:

Opposite of what @A Horse With No Namesaid, i think they look quite beautiful. Yes, they're different but this is certainly one of the best "put an old body on a modern car" jobs I've ever seen. It just seems quite well done, to me. 

I agree, I thought it was a well done modern twist too. Modern powertrain, suspension, etc. with an old body that still looks sharp in the 21st century.

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Man, I had gotten tired of seeing THIS particular photo.  We were inundated with it.  I guess I got tired of how "chipper" she tried to appear given what was going on.  She stopped looking so chipper as time went on.

I hope that she doesn't write a book to tell us what she learned from the experience ... you know, to make herself look humble and sh!+.

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8 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

Man, I had gotten tired of seeing THIS particular photo.  We were inundated with it.  I guess I got tired of how "chipper" she tried to appear given what was going on.  She stopped looking so chipper as time went on.

I hope that she doesn't write a book to tell us what she learned from the experience ... you know, to make herself look humble and sh!+.

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True, but you know she will.  Most likely she will actually profit from that book since the crimes were not violent.

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21 hours ago, balthazar said:

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This is just awesome!

 

I will see you one great pic and raise you with this....!

May be an image of car and outdoors

15 hours ago, balthazar said:

^ Remedy 

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I find Asian women really beautiful. I think David and I are brothers from other mothers in this regard. 

8 hours ago, daves87rs said:

First heat, now it’s been raining the last few days....grass really needs to be cut now I am sure!   Nox needs an oil change too.....

....and life goes on. I will take Mundane in the USA vs being in India where Covid is going insane. 

10 hours ago, riviera74 said:

True, but you know she will.  Most likely she will actually profit from that book since the crimes were not violent.

Sadly, you are correct. 

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On 4/28/2021 at 3:05 PM, ccap41 said:

Opposite of what @A Horse With No Namesaid, i think they look quite beautiful. Yes, they're different but this is certainly one of the best "put an old body on a modern car" jobs I've ever seen. It just seems quite well done, to me. 

Upon relection on this....I think it would be better if it wasn't trying to pull of being a 'Vette. It would be fantastic as a remake of an early 70's Opel product. They had some unique and kind of attractive cars. One of my SCCA friends raced Opels for years. 

There is something right about some of the proportions and they do have a good selection fo colors. But I am not a fan of remakes of older cars out of newer ones. 

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3 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Upon relection on this....I think it would be better if it wasn't trying to pull of being a 'Vette. It would be fantastic as a remake of an early 70's Opel product. They had some unique and kind of attractive cars. One of my SCCA friends raced Opels for years. 

There is something right about some of the proportions and they do have a good selection fo colors. But I am not a fan of remakes of older cars out of newer ones. 

Keep in mind this is a low volume niche model from a company known for doing rebodied modern vehicles w/ iconic styling cues, like some of their Jaguar style products, for the Japanese market.  The C2 Corvette is definitely an iconic design likely well-known in Japan, the Opel GT may not be very well known there. 

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1 hour ago, Robert Hall said:

Keep in mind this is a low volume niche model from a company known for doing rebodied modern vehicles w/ iconic styling cues, like some of their Jaguar style products, for the Japanese market.  The C2 Corvette is definitely an iconic design likely well-known in Japan, the Opel GT may not be very well known there. 

I was speaking From a style standpoint alone. It strikes me as more opel than Vette. 

May be an image of bird and outdoors

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26 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

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I am in awe of the craftsmanship ... most types of craftsmanship.

In February, I was able to go through the MFAH (Museum of Fine Art Houston) on cheapskate day and, in the first building, you see the paintings and portraiture that look real and that were painted by the famous artists of centuries ago ... as well as furniture from those periods. 

Then, you go into other buildings with more recent and modern art, and you see things that involve craftsmanship, humor, and even technical savvy, such as lighting shows.  The MFAH is a stellar museum.

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This photo is from one of the mansions you can tour in Galveston, about 45 miles southeast of Houston and on the Gulf.  And every room in the mansion has this caliber of woodwork.

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22 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

Man, I had gotten tired of seeing THIS particular photo.  We were inundated with it.  I guess I got tired of how "chipper" she tried to appear given what was going on.  She stopped looking so chipper as time went on.

I hope that she doesn't write a book to tell us what she learned from the experience ... you know, to make herself look humble and sh!+.

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Who is this old woman? I honestly have not seen her before, so if political, sorry, but weird that this is the first time I have seen her and hav no idea what the story is about.

14 hours ago, riviera74 said:

True, but you know she will.  Most likely she will actually profit from that book since the crimes were not violent.

What crimes? Wow, I really feel in the dark on this news story. Update me please!

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Just now, David said:

Who is this old woman? I honestly have not seen her before, so if political, sorry, but weird that this is the first time I have seen her and hav no idea what the story is about.

Lori Laughlin...she's only 56...TV actor, known for 'Full House'.  Her recent fame, though comes from the USC admissions scandal that she and others were caught up in.  Spent 2 months in jail.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lori_Loughlin

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6 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Lori Laughlin...she's only 56...TV actor, known for 'Full House'.  Her recent fame, though comes from the USC admissions scandal that she and others were caught up in.  Spent 2 months in jail.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lori_Loughlin

Got it, remember the show, but never interested me so never watched Full House. I remember the news about a college admission scandal but totally ignored it. Now I get what you all are talking about, Thank you Robert, much appreciated.

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WOW, Sussanne Somers (74 yrs old) with her Grand Daughter (25 yrs old) who is getting into the movie business. Crazy.

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1 hour ago, David said:

Who is this old woman? I honestly have not seen her before, so if political, sorry, but weird that this is the first time I have seen her and hav no idea what the story is about.

What crimes? Wow, I really feel in the dark on this news story. Update me please!

I knew her name and face but never watched that show, either.  I also did not know that Mossimo - her husband - was a person.  I thought it was an arbitrary label for "way cool" surfer apparel.  

If your kids can't get into USC on their own merits, they're not the sharpest tools in the shed.  It's a good enough school, but it has only become really competitive to get admitted within the last decade or so.  I know a lot of people who went there - it would have been commutable for me at the time, but in a crappy neighborhood - who were/are far from brain trusts.

As for "Full House," I have never watched it, either.  My having a problem - yawning - with all these TV shows that seem to take place in one or two rooms seemed to coincide with losing interest in my TV.

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9 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

I knew her name and face but never watched that show, either.  I also did not know that Mossimo - her husband - was a person.  I thought it was an arbitrary label for "way cool" surfer apparel.  

If your kids can't get into USC on their own merits, they're not the sharpest tools in the shed.  It's a good enough school, but it has only become really competitive to get admitted within the last decade or so.  I know a lot of people who went there - it would have been commutable for me at the time, but in a crappy neighborhood - who were/are far from brain trusts.

As for "Full House," I have never watched it, either.  My having a problem - yawning - with all these TV shows that seem to take place in one or two rooms seemed to coincide with losing interest in my TV.

I knew her name and face but never watched the show either. ...there have been very few sitcoms I liked, I've long preferred crime dramas.  I didn't know Mossimo was a person, I remember the clothing brand at Target 20-25 years ago, I think I bought some Mossimo shirts and shorts when I was in my 20s.    

All I know of USC is a friend and former coworker of mine went there, and that they have a pretty well-regarded Computer Science department. 

 

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5 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

I knew her name and face but never watched the show either. ...there have been very few sitcoms I liked, I've long preferred crime dramas.  I didn't know Mossimo was a person, I remember the clothing brand at Target 20-25 years ago, I think I bought some Mossimo shirts and shorts when I was in my 20s.    

All I know of USC is a friend and former coworker of mine went there, and that they have a pretty well-regarded Computer Science department. 

Mossimo is the dude walking behind Lori.  It's a manipulation of his name, Massimo, which is Max or Maximillian.

USC has really come up.  They've always had good medical, dental, and pharmacy schools. They are the biggest archi school in L.A. proper. The law school might be slightly behind UCLA's, and ditto for the MBA program.    However, if you plan to make your living in SoCal, a USC sheepskin gets the foot in the door, so the rankings become sort of moot.  All of their academic departments are good.  UCLA pulls slightly ahead of it because it probably conducts more/better research.

In the past, having a 3.5 in high school (when the upper limit was 4.0), an 85th percentile SAT, and a pulse would get most people in.  They might have even relaxed that a little bit if coming in from a high school that has prestige, that they like, or that they have a relationship of sorts with ... or, to be realistic about it, for affirmative action purposes.

It's a good thing that they opened the new train line that connects the USC campus to either DTLA or the beach at Santa Monica.

Their alumni network is definitely the best in Southern California.  Mossimo himself went there but didn't finish.  I think Mossimo's dad was a USC grad.  I didn't give a rat's ass about these people and then, when this scandal broke, learning about them was "slightly" interesting.

 

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19 hours ago, balthazar said:

That’s a ‘55. That year, only the Special had 3 VentiPorts per side.

That Buick has four VentiPorts on the side, so NOT a Special.  So a 1955 Buick Roadmaster.  Got it.  Thank you.

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A century in use overall yet some folks still can't build a manual transmission worth a damn. It also adds to why I think the Gladiator is one the most overhyped vehicles released in the last 30 years (at least) and I'd have a hard time finding one from the past that was so overpriced, so utterly useless as a pick up (apparently it can not safely tow anything), and so typical of the company that owns it now. How do you F up a six speed manual in a JEEP?

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a34761896/2020-jeep-gladiator-mojave-reliability-maintenance/

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