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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

 

so, what you are trying to say is... when i lose my marbles due to age. i will buy a poorly built, overly expensive car because the other gents in the bingo hall have one?

 

you really have no idea what a "Tuner" is. real tuners invest their money, their effort, and their dreams into their cars. no fart cans, no zip ties, no gimmicks. just for the pure obsession that compels them. @horndog and i could talk smack about racing eachother. but can both agree our cars make you grey haired folks reach for the slow mo button.

 

Sorry, I'm not quite sure what your first sentence is in reference to, or what you are trying to interpret.  

 

If your statement about losing marbles due to age is in reference to my friend, who has worked on Ferraris for 40 years purchasing a Cadillac CTV-S,  I was simply telling Ramuman about a friend who surprised me by purchasing one.  The guy is really enjoying it.  That friend hasn't gotten rid of his 3 Ferraris, Audi S5, 1970's MB 280SL, or other vintage classics he owns.  You can make fun of his age, but he has far more experience driving on race tracks and the street, and working on racing cars and street cars than you have. 

 

I can certainly appreciate people enjoying cars and investing their money to build their dream cars, or restore their dream cars.  I just am not impressed with or interested in Tuner cars.  As for you talking smack about racing, what can I say, I've never dreamed of having the fastest tuner Accord, in the hopes of being in the next installment of The Fast & the Furious.  But feel free to pursue your dreams. 

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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

What Dino said makes perfect sense. I'd like to think I'm a decent driver - I've only been in one at-fault accident in my life and that happened in our HS parking lot when I was 17. With lane splitting, showing off and a million other things, it actually makes it hard to drive around a motorcycle at times in a car. Some pun intended, it is a two-way street.

I could immediately tell the person on the 959 was experienced (well having one first of all is a giveaway). He didn't show off, drove within his lane and just wanted to get to the brunch spot. Meeting him afterwards, it became more obvious. However, it's hard to have respect when seemingly every other 600RR or R6 or insert other sport bike is riding like a dick.

 

They are only $15k which is what Japanese liter bikes cost and is the baby brother of the Ducati superbikes

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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

They are only $15k which is what Japanese liter bikes cost and is the baby brother of the Ducati superbikes

The broader point was someone who gets one likely cares more about motorcycles than someone who gets a used F4i and constantly wants to race me at every light.
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post


The broader point was someone who gets one likely cares more about motorcycles than someone who gets a used F4i and constantly wants to race me at every light.

 

Oh I get the point you were trying to make.  The average Duc owner is an older more experienced rider who appreciates more than just raw speed while a much greater percentage of Japanese sportbike owners ride like douches.  

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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

...But no, I'm not interested in something where I have to overnight in 10 grand of parts from Japan before I decimate all lol8[1].gif

Side note: How did "overnight parts from Japan" manage to stick around so well? It's really rather remarkable.
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

Oh I get the point you were trying to make.  The average Duc owner is an older more experienced rider who appreciates more than just raw speed while a much greater percentage of Japanese sportbike owners ride like douches.  

Yeah, we're on the same page - I didn't mean my comment to come across inaccurately online.
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Originally Posted by deepitm View Post

Side note: How did "overnight parts from Japan" manage to stick around so well? It's really rather remarkable.

The guy from the movie sold the line really well. Sort of like how James Van der Beek did the "I don't want your life" bit from Varsity Blues.
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What the hell is happening in this thread? Now I am suddenly getting insulted as allegedly I'm playing bingo with gray haired folks? confused.gif
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Ganjabaire ain't playing no bingo. /GF
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Can we get back to lusting after cars rather than just bashing cars/members based on tired stereotypes?

Like for instance, Prince Phillip's old car is for sale.

 

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-philip/12187442/Prince-Philips-old-sports-car-up-for-auction-for-nearly-half-a-million-pounds.html

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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post


Like for instance, Prince Phillip's old car is for sale.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-philip/12187442/Prince-Philips-old-sports-car-up-for-auction-for-nearly-half-a-million-pounds.html

I wish there were some interior shots showing what it looked like when Prince Philip had a radio/telephone in the car.  Interesting history, but I can't say that I love the lines of this car (especially its front end).  I think if I were buying something back in the day and it had to be a British convertible that seats four, I might have preferred something from Bentley like this:

 

1954-Bentley-R-Type-Continental-Drophead-Coupe.jpg 

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http://www.coolnvintage.com/

Pretty cool dealer
post #21013 of 26371
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

http://www.coolnvintage.com/

Pretty cool dealer

There are some awesome looking cars on that site. The packaging of the site is a bit pretentious for my liking. Very "I'm a hipster with money to burn" vibe.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

What the hell is happening in this thread? Now I am suddenly getting insulted as allegedly I'm playing bingo with gray haired folks? confused.gif

Dood - you need to misspell words to hang with the guise, even if it requires using more letters than the proper spelling. You're old, get over it.
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post


There are some awesome looking cars on that site. The packaging of the site is a bit pretentious for my liking. Very "I'm a hipster with money to burn" vibe.

Compared to other dealer websites, its pretty cool. Most their cars are overpriced, but I'm a sucker for alfa Giulia's and Porsche 993/964's, so I'm an easy target.
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