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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Well-Known Member

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    I was trying to talk the old man into going electric as his get around the city/winter car. I have a couple months more to totally convince him
     
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  2. mike1445

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    At least that was only for a few days. I had an economics professor who kept discussing the various powers of the "Gorman." So for nearly an entire semester semester I wrote notes that talked about the "Gorman." The Gorman sounded like a pretty important person or position to hold, based on its powers. It wasn't until the teacher said something about the "Gorman" and a student asked in response, "Well, if the the government does x,y,z..." that I realized it was the professor saying "Government" but with a heavy accent. Oh well better late than never, and at least I didn't write "Gorman" all over my exam, as he might have thought I was making fun of him.

    Wishing you luck with that. The Mrs. test drove a C450 recently and she really liked it. Not sure if that means she will want its 2017 replacement, the C43.
     
  4. brokencycle

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    I had a physics professor who would say "always into the sauce" when he meant "always into the south." It was a magnetism lecture and he was trying to explain how field lines always go north to south.
     
  5. Piobaire

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    Had a prof from Egypt for a two semester course on patho-physiology. Not an easy course and his English was a bit challenging, which given some of the words on patho, made lectures rather frustrating.
     
  6. gomestar

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    I did the same, but I worked at Target. Then I played the hockey stick warranty game (old one broke, buy new one, wait 20 or so days and then send the broken one back to the warranty dept with the new one's receipt. Old stick replaced.)
     
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  7. ramuman

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    I used Sherwoods in an Al or Super Mario blade (but I'm right handed) and briefly a Easton Gold with a Shanny blade. When the quoteless Burnaby Joe Sakic composite Z-bubble came out (my favorite professional athlete) - I literally worked open to close on a weekend, went to Mercantile bank (US Bank now), cashed my paycheck, had my friend drive me to Johnny Macs (the local sporting goods store) and bought that stick. I came back and my dad asked how I was gonna pay for a car. It was a couple of more weeks to save up 800 bucks for the Corolla.

    He used a 110 flex, but I could never load up the stick like him and used a 100 - which still was not remotely close to his level. My friends and I always grew up around hockey. I have many fond memories of hockey growing up, but this is a car thread.

    Edit: Again back to cars. Why watch porn or touch a woman when you have this:

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  8. GreenFrog

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    Praying for HRoi's cars' safety.

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  9. gomestar

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    Yep, used a Synergy with the Shanny blade.

    And since this is a car thread, my mom's Accord (V6 guys ... V6) had this little trunk lid that was just perfect for 3 bags of gear + 6 sticks for those 3 bags. We'd made the car just wreak of sweat and ice.


    Fuck that Honda is 16 years old now and my little brother still drives it daily. Since it's in LA now, the paint started to peel and it looks like it has a giant sun burn, except for one entire side, which was repaired after a side swipe and run while he was parked.
     
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  10. ramuman

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    Every time I watch a Ralph Lauren car video, I'm just drawn away from reality. He has the Louvre of cars. Not a single one is tacky, unlike sultans or princes or whatever they call themselves until oil goes the way of the dinosaurs - again, pun intended.

    Super respect for Ralph. Need the next RLBL sale to come soon bro.
     
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  11. Dino944

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    Definitely one of the most beautiful collections. I was lucky enough to see several of his cars, when they were on display as an exhibit called, "Style, Speed and Beauty" at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Probably the nicest examples of these cars in terms of condition ( and accuracy if its a restored car). Earlier this year I toured Paul Russell & Company (restoration shop) and they had one of Ralph's cars being full restored (again). He discovered some inaccuracies in the prior restoration of the car (by another facility) so he sent it to Paul Russell for a complete nut and bolt restoration so that this time everything will be perfect. I'm sure other people might have just tried to fix whatever was wrong and maybe do a bare metal respray...but this car is getting everything done...again!

    Below is a video someone posted from the display in Boston

     
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  12. ramuman

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    Jelly or whatever the cool kids say for jealous these days. :) A 734 VIN - I need a bathroom to do my deed.
     
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  13. coolron

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    So how much of a nightmare is owning a BMW 850 or 840i?
     
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    Years ago I had seen something saying the 850's had become an electrical gremlin nightmare. However, an acquaintance has a Dinan 850 that he likes.
     
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    Took the long way to school to steal few mins and drive the miata. Man this is just such a fun car on local roads. I can't wait to get into it.
     
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    Oh hellz yes. I'm more and more into these 70s/80s trucks. A few months ago back to age9 or w/e Ida been like, "Wtf is the deal w this sub-genre??" The lines are so clean..maybe something to do with everything being an X5 or X5 clone these days. Dat ground clearance? Best refer to it as a "car".
     
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    Probably "Too common" for Ralph, but below is some eye candy from a local service shop. The guys who work there are really down to earth good guys. who love talking about cars and sharing interesting details about the various models and servicing them. They treat everyone the same regardless of the value of the vehicle they drive (rather than being snooty like some of the dealership people can be).

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  18. Thrift Vader

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    Mmmm. . . Front engine Ferrari's. :drool:
     
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  19. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    @Thrift Vader If I was anywhere near you, we'd have to make this happen...

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    Could be wrong, but i think there is a kit for that. The 7 roadsters look awesome.
     
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