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Re: The Garage
« Reply #150: October 16, 2015, 07:26:53 PM »
Oh no, I'm not saying that at eall, just my dream car and someone I know managed buy one on a DOC salary :lol: I bet he's not even 30 yet

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #151: October 16, 2015, 07:30:03 PM »
Buy one, or leverage himself to the hilt for one? I'm guessing a truck seat is more comfortable too

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #152: October 16, 2015, 07:35:35 PM »
Buy one, or leverage himself to the hilt for one? I'm guessing a truck seat is more comfortable too

Ok, for what it's worth, I know this is gonna sound terrible but it is what it is. He's Jewish for one and he owns it :lmao: I say that because that kid lived with his mom until he was in his mid 20's and banked most of his salary. He'd brag about living the stereotype... He's like 5'8" and like 100lbs and I nicknamed him The Hebrew Hammer
He still goes by that if I'm not mistaken.

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #153: October 17, 2015, 01:02:48 PM »
http://3dprint.com/74810/3d-printed-supercar-blade/

3D printed car capable of 0-60 in 2.2 seconds. 

The CEO is a classmate of mine and was an all Ivy / all New England nose tackle even though he barely topped 200 pounds.  He had a few tryouts at safety and LB in the pros, but decided to keep skip the head injuries and become rich instead.  He previously tried to set up an electric vehicle company,  Coda, but could not get it going.  however, the batteries Coda came up with are now one of the major electricity storage technologies for the grid and homes.

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #154: October 18, 2015, 08:05:41 AM »
One the things this old man learned is that a new dream car comes along every damn year. And it's always better than the one you bought last year.

The one you buy in a few years will be way better than this one.

Oh no, I'm not saying that at eall, just my dream car and someone I know managed buy one on a DOC salary :lol: I bet he's not even 30 yet

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #155: October 18, 2015, 08:51:32 AM »
The genius that bought my Maserati wrecked it into Lake Michigan. :crackup:

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #156: October 19, 2015, 03:09:22 AM »
One the things this old man learned is that a new dream car comes along every damn year. And it's always better than the one you bought last year.

The one you buy in a few years will be way better than this one.


Not always true.

A lot of Porsche 911 guys don't like change even if the new version is faster and has more creature comforts.  For example the 991.1 is longer, faster, and more stable than the 997.2 that it replaced yet many do not like it because it lost a lot of the 911 feel and relies on technology like rear wheel steering and all sorts of electronic suspension gizmos that 911 traditionalists hate.   Plus you can't get the 991.1 GT3 or GT3RS in manual transmission and they also have electric steering.  Then you got the even more hardcore fans that love the air cooled engines and no electronic gizmos at all even though it is much more dangerous to drive as it has more of the pendulum feeling in the rear. 

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« Reply #157: October 19, 2015, 11:14:54 AM »
Not always true.

A lot of Porsche 911 guys don't like change even if the new version is faster and has more creature comforts.  For example the 991.1 is longer, faster, and more stable than the 997.2 that it replaced yet many do not like it because it lost a lot of the 911 feel and relies on technology like rear wheel steering and all sorts of electronic suspension gizmos that 911 traditionalists hate.   Plus you can't get the 991.1 GT3 or GT3RS in manual transmission and they also have electric steering.  Then you got the even more hardcore fans that love the air cooled engines and no electronic gizmos at all even though it is much more dangerous to drive as it has more of the pendulum feeling in the rear. 

Speakin' of which, anybody heard from blue?

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #158: October 19, 2015, 11:20:24 AM »
Not always true.

A lot of Porsche 911 guys don't like change even if the new version is faster and has more creature comforts.  For example the 991.1 is longer, faster, and more stable than the 997.2 that it replaced yet many do not like it because it lost a lot of the 911 feel and relies on technology like rear wheel steering and all sorts of electronic suspension gizmos that 911 traditionalists hate.   Plus you can't get the 991.1 GT3 or GT3RS in manual transmission and they also have electric steering.  Then you got the even more hardcore fans that love the air cooled engines and no electronic gizmos at all even though it is much more dangerous to drive as it has more of the pendulum feeling in the rear. 

Remember the Porsche 959?  That's still my ultimate dream car.

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Re: The Garage
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« Reply #160: October 19, 2015, 03:24:03 PM »
if you want something to drool over


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« Reply #161: October 19, 2015, 03:34:44 PM »
I'm pretty sure I saw Adrian Peterson cruising around in one of those (the car Slate posted) last week.  Poor ol' Ricky Rubio is usually slumming it in an Audi R8. 

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #162: October 21, 2015, 04:22:28 AM »
Remember the Porsche 959?  That's still my ultimate dream car.

I rather have the 911 GT3RS 4.0 that Werth owns.  The last RS in manual transmission with a special bored and stroked 3.8 into a 4.0 engine from the factory.  Prices have skyrocketed on them ever since they announced that the new GT3 series cars are pdk only.

But I'm still happy with my Carrera GTS.  It's more hardcore than the Carrera S, but not too uncomfortable like the GT3.  The former editor of excellence mag called it the best ever handling 911 for the streets.  I really like the looks of the 997.2 the best which is why when I decided to buy a 911 a few years ago, I went with the 997.2 Carrera GTS over the 991.1 Carrera S.


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Re: The Garage
« Reply #163: October 21, 2015, 09:57:38 AM »
I rather have the 911 GT3RS 4.0 that Werth owns.  The last RS in manual transmission with a special bored and stroked 3.8 into a 4.0 engine from the factory.  Prices have skyrocketed on them ever since they announced that the new GT3 series cars are pdk only.

But I'm still happy with my Carrera GTS.  It's more hardcore than the Carrera S, but not too uncomfortable like the GT3.  The former editor of excellence mag called it the best ever handling 911 for the streets.  I really like the looks of the 997.2 the best which is why when I decided to buy a 911 a few years ago, I went with the 997.2 Carrera GTS over the 991.1 Carrera S.

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #164: October 31, 2015, 12:19:39 PM »
How fast do ya go VaRK?    Solo?    I'm sure VIR is "slower" than Daytona.   :)

So, the VIR deal was cancelled by Skip Barber...still waiting for my refund.   :evil:

Suffering from adrenaline withdrawl, I headed down to Daytona International Speedway to drive with the Richard Petty Driving Experience again yesterday.

http://www.drivepetty.com/

My fastest lap of 8 on the 2.5 mile high-banked tri-oval was 58.96 seconds with an average speed of 152.66 MPH and a top speed on the back stretch of 162.66 MPH.

The best part of this is passing others cars at that speed...quite the rush...



That topped my personal best top speed of 150+ MPH, albeit that was on several 1.5 mile ovals.  There's no lifting or braking at Daytona, or diving to the bottom in the turns.  Just keep it in the middle of the track and go fast.

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #165: October 31, 2015, 01:09:45 PM »
So, the VIR deal was cancelled by Skip Barber...still waiting for my refund.   :evil:

Suffering from adrenaline withdrawl, I headed down to Daytona International Speedway to drive with the Richard Petty Driving Experience again yesterday.

http://www.drivepetty.com/

My fastest lap of 8 on the 2.5 mile high-banked tri-oval was 58.96 seconds with an average speed of 152.66 MPH and a top speed on the back stretch of 162.66 MPH.

The best part of this is passing others cars at that speed...quite the rush...



That topped my personal best top speed of 150+ MPH, albeit that was on several 1.5 mile ovals.  There's no lifting or braking at Daytona, or diving to the bottom in the turns.  Just keep it in the middle of the track and go fast.
That's pretty impressive. The wife would never let me do that even if I wanted to!

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #166: October 31, 2015, 01:12:05 PM »
That's pretty impressive. The wife would never let me do that even if I wanted to!

Better to ask forgiveness than permission...  ;)

They operate at Richmond International Speedway during the year as well.  Much shorter track and much lower speeds.  Harder to drive it because you are almost  constantly in a hard turn...

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #167: October 31, 2015, 01:46:59 PM »
Nice piece by Jay Leno on his 1963 1/2 Ford Falcon Sprint.

My first ride was a 1963 1/2 base model Falcon with a 260 V8 and a 2 speed automatic.  Jay's has had its 4 speed manual replaced by a 5 speed.  Really nice car!     :az:



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Re: The Garage
« Reply #168: October 31, 2015, 05:33:11 PM »
That's the car that led to the Mustang, right?

Nice piece by Jay Leno on his 1963 1/2 Ford Falcon Sprint.

My first ride was a 1963 1/2 base model Falcon with a 260 V8 and a 2 speed automatic.  Jay's has had its 4 speed manual replaced by a 5 speed.  Really nice car!     :az:



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Re: The Garage
« Reply #169: October 31, 2015, 06:01:50 PM »
That's the car that led to the Mustang, right?

Yes, Jay talks about it in the video.

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #170: November 01, 2015, 11:10:01 AM »




That there is sexy!!
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« Reply #171: November 01, 2015, 12:03:16 PM »
Leno bought his falcon using this site - www.bringatrailer.com

Supposedly a good market for fully rehabbed classics, anyone ever used it?

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #172: November 02, 2015, 01:19:10 AM »
If you're looking for a track day at VIR or any other track, there's sites that post when bmwcca or pca have track days.  It's impossible for groups to fill with only their brand so they usually invite anyone that can pass inspection at an approved garage. 

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