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« Reply #120 on: November 13, 2013, 01:45 AM »
Grown men.  Snow.  Gokarts.

(I started at 2:15, so you won't have to)
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« Reply #121 on: November 14, 2013, 01:13 PM »
Van DAMMMMMEEEEEEE!!

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« Reply #122 on: November 14, 2013, 01:45 PM »
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« Reply #123 on: November 14, 2013, 02:04 PM »
To make this thread at least a little bit Festool related... I present...

The Scalpel of the Polishing World -- Festool SHINEX
(we also carry the butter knives AND forced rotation, dual action polishers too by FLEX)

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« Reply #124 on: November 14, 2013, 02:54 PM »
Not car related, but the technology here is too awesome.  Check it out.

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« Reply #125 on: November 14, 2013, 03:29 PM »
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« Reply #126 on: November 16, 2013, 02:09 AM »
Let's take a turn into F1 History... a nice little segment on, "The Fan Car" featuring (and naturally, designed by) my hero, Mr. Gordon Murray.

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« Reply #127 on: November 18, 2013, 02:15 PM »
This has been a very interesting and enjoyable thread.

How about a Mustang Monday?

I'm a big Ford guy (trucks and SUVs) but have never owned a Mustang.

If I ever were to get one, the 2013/2014 Shelby GT500 would be at the top of my list. I've been told the 2013 production was around 3500 cars, and the 2014 production will likely be less than 3000. I do know that they've stopped taking orders for the 2014.

Rumor has it (and we all know about rumors  [smile]) that this will be the last production Mustang to have the Shelby name, and the last to be supercharged. Are the days of the factory built "muscle car" over?

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« Reply #128 on: November 18, 2013, 06:17 PM »
This has been a very interesting and enjoyable thread.

How about a Mustang Monday?

All hail MOPAR.. I mean MUSTANG MONDAY!

I dig the ROUSH.  Check it out!




Also, I think somewhere in the backlogs of this thread is... The Mustang RTR and RTR-X



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« Reply #129 on: November 19, 2013, 12:47 PM »
I apologize for how lame that first Mustang RTR video was.  Was in a hurry (nature of retail!), saw the thumbnail of the video, and assumed it was the right one (and of course now, I can't find the video I had in mind.)

To make up for that epic fail of a promo video... I mean really, that video was SO. NOT. ROCK. for a vehicle branded, "Ready to Rock"...
I present, The Ford Mustang Documentary

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« Reply #130 on: November 19, 2013, 01:01 PM »
and... I'll throw in Tesla Tuesday for good measure



and most likely the quietest drift video ever on YouTube...
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« Reply #131 on: November 19, 2013, 01:46 PM »
Technology Tuesday?  From 1956 - How Power Steering Works

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« Reply #132 on: November 20, 2013, 12:02 AM »
Mr. Oltzscher, my Holiday Bonus present... please and thank you!  ;D

http://www.dupontregistry.com/autos/search/DRauSearchDetails.aspx?itemid=1925454
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« Reply #133 on: November 20, 2013, 12:05 AM »
1:18

http://www.eightyone81.com

Truly amazing detail.
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« Reply #134 on: November 20, 2013, 01:42 AM »
Dat automatic shifting action.

Such driver engagement.

Much excite.

Wow.


Jokes aside, speakers UP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFhgI_Sl2SQ&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #135 on: November 20, 2013, 10:38 AM »

To make up for that epic fail of a promo video... I mean really, that video was SO. NOT. ROCK. for a vehicle branded, "Ready to Rock"...
I present, The Ford Mustang Documentary ...


Thanks for that video, Phil, I had not seen it before.

I also like the vintage training film on power steering. Reminds me of trade school back in the "olden" days.  Gotta love that music.  [smile]

Here's a more current video showing some of the engineering of the drivetrain on the new GT500. When a massed produced car with such power and torque was first released I wondered how they were going to keep the crazies from scattering parts all over the highway. So far they seem to be holding up well.

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« Reply #136 on: November 22, 2013, 01:17 PM »
Soundtrack for the day.  Literally.  Enjoy!

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« Reply #137 on: November 23, 2013, 05:19 PM »
Sorry guys, for this one, you'll have to... *gasp*... read!
(there are pretty pictures though  ;))

Amazing walk through 50 Years of McLaren.  Happy birthday to one of the greatest automotive engineering firms in the world.

http://www.gizmag.com/50-years-mclaren/26807/
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« Reply #138 on: November 25, 2013, 05:30 PM »
Filmography of Cars
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« Reply #139 on: November 25, 2013, 06:00 PM »
Very. Speciale.

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« Reply #140 on: November 28, 2013, 05:18 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving ya'll!

Here's a treat as sweet as pumpkin pie ---



Yes indeedy, the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking has opened their virtual doors to Google StreetView!  Enjoy the walk around this state of the art facility.






Since Honda and McLaren are joining forces in F1 for 2015, I'll add this treat here as well... Honda revealing a bit of their F1 engine technology

http://www.racecar-engineering.com/articles/f1/hondas-f1-engine-revealed/

(camshafts no haz VTEC lobes...  ::))
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« Reply #141 on: November 29, 2013, 03:57 PM »
Much shock.
So fire
Wow.

Kinda feel bad for the guy in the trunk though...  [big grin]



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« Reply #142 on: November 29, 2013, 04:03 PM »
and on the other end of the spectrum...

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« Reply #143 on: November 29, 2013, 05:06 PM »
That kinda reminds me of my first car a 1953 Chevy which I had to pay all of $35 (used of course) but after one year, I was still able to sell it for $10.

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« Reply #145 on: December 03, 2013, 04:39 PM »
This'll bend some minds...

Donk'y Tuesday?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKY7WyUU8Nc&feature=youtu.be

Hi-Risers are a type of highly customized automobile, typically a traditional, full-size, body on frame, V8 powered, rear wheel drive American-built sedan modified by significantly increasing the ground clearance and adding large-diameter wheels with low-profile tires. Depending on the model and style of body, autos customized in this manner can be labeled "donk," "box," or "bubble."

Hi-risers originally grew out of the Dirty South subculture, but the trend has spread across the United States. Vehicles customized in the hi-riser style are distinguished by their oversized (even disproportionate) wheels, ranging from 20 inches to 30 inches or more in diameter (largest being 50 inch), as well as fanciful custom paint-jobs and expensive audio equipment. Suspension modifications similar to those employed on lifted pickup trucks are made to give adequate clearance for the large wheels. Often the suspension is modified so the front end sits slightly higher than the rear end, giving the car a swaggering appearance. Because of the exaggerated look gained from installing a lifted suspension and enormous wheels, donks are also known as "hi-risers" or "sky-scrapers."
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« Reply #146 on: December 03, 2013, 04:47 PM »
The Redbull X2014

Any other Gran Turismo fans here? ;)

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« Reply #147 on: December 03, 2013, 04:54 PM »
This. Is. Amazing.

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« Reply #148 on: December 03, 2013, 05:34 PM »
The Redbull X2014

Any other Gran Turismo fans here? ;)



If I pick up GT6 I'll be checking out of RL for at least a week ... dangerous at the moment because I've go so much on!

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« Reply #149 on: December 04, 2013, 10:25 AM »
I love that in-car video of the FXX Evo!

Here's a similar experience with a vehicle that most of us can actually afford.  [smile]

John