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Pimp your ride, Tom Wolfe showed you how it's done.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by von Rothbart, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention the Northstar system.

    Does that get coverage in the Bronx?
     
  2. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention the Northstar system.

    Why are you so obsessed with the Northstar system.
     
  3. Manton

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    Why are you so obsessed with the Northstar system.
    Why are you so dismissive of it?
     
  4. Tomasso

    Tomasso Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    Now this is the Caddy that TW should have chosen.


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    I learned to drive in this car.
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Does that get coverage in the Bronx?
    Hell yes. It would have saved Sherman McCoy.
     
  6. LabelKing

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    THAT CAR IS GREAT!










    If you like to skin dalmations

    What do you think my car seats are made of?
     
  7. Huntsman

    Huntsman Well-Known Member

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    I really don't see that the Caddy meets his level of panache. Not at all. Anyway, what's Northstar but a large engine coupled to specialized breaking and suspension? No match for panache.

    Hmm, modern cars with panache...Morgan Aero 8, Spyker C8, and it is true, even the new 300 does have a presence.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     
  8. Nantucket Red

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    But then it wouldn't have power windows.

    I was once in a late 20s Crane Simplex that had power windows and the car didn't need to be running to operate them. They worked with a push-button.

    I was offered the car for free if I could start it. That was a tempting proposition, but I couldn't. It's just as well because I found sitting in it very uncomfortable.
     
  9. UR003

    UR003 Active Member

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    Does anyone think he also has a black one to go with his black suits?
    @ LabelKing: What makes you think he doesn't already own a car like that?
    Anyway, I think there are serious disadvantages to driving an oldtimer, perhaps not for Mr. Wolfe, who can afford having the maintenance done for him, but certainly for those who are not so well-off. A new car most likely is safer and easier to drive, and doesn't fall apart as soon as you start the engine. (There are exceptions to this rule off course, f.i. Alfa Romeo.)
     
  10. Millerp

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    Yikes. Did Alex made him a black shirt? [​IMG]
     
  11. A Y

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    Not to mention the Northstar system.

    Do you mean OnStar? Northstar is Caddy's name for their engine.

    --Andre
     
  12. Tck13

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    It's a Cadillac, and an ugly one at that. Modern cadillacs are completely devoid of the post-WW2 era culture that makes the brand attractive.

    I am not proud to say it but (it was a low time in my life) I actually sold Cadillacs (and other GM cars). It was around the time when they changed to the newer body style you see in the pics.

    Apparently, Cadillac needed to update their image to appeal to a bit younger generation because most of their clientelle were, well, dying.

    That's when the new body style came out (somewhere around 2000-2002) and ads for Cadillac with Led Zeppelin songs started to appear.
     
  13. Teacher

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    THAT CAR IS GREAT!










    If you like to skin dalmations


    Ahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

    It amazes me what works some people up. Tom Wolfe has a new Caddy...so the hell what? I always thought beauty and style were subjective, but I guess I was wrong.
     
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    I really don't see that the Caddy meets his level of panache. Not at all. Anyway, what's Northstar but a large engine coupled to specialized breaking and suspension? No match for panache.


    Yeah, that stupid safety, efficiency, comfort, and reliability always get in the way. I hate them!
     
  15. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that stupid safety, efficiency, comfort, and reliability always get in the way. I hate them!

    safe, comfortable, and reliable...like high, starched, removable shirt collars.
     
  16. Horace

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    Tom Wolfe, what a poser. A true pimp with drive an Escalade, with platinum rims to mathc his pimp stick.
    Or perhaps the White Caddy, c. 1970's, from <<Escape from New York>>.
     
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    Pink22m Well-Known Member

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    I abhor Escalades.

    If it wasn't for that rather conspicuous Cadillac logo on the tailgate, I wonder if they would be as popular.
     
  18. Huntsman

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    Ahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

    It amazes me what works some people up. Tom Wolfe has a new Caddy...so the hell what? I always thought beauty and style were subjective, but I guess I was wrong.


    Not worked up, just the whole 0.02$ concept.

    Yeah, that stupid safety, efficiency, comfort, and reliability always get in the way. I hate them!

    Actually I wasn't being sarcastic; just feel it's more of a marketing thing than substance.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     

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