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« Reply #180 on: January 07, 2014, 02:42 PM »
It's nippy out there!  Drive safe guys!! 



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« Reply #181 on: January 08, 2014, 12:30 PM »

It's nippy out there!  Drive safe guys!! 


Nippy? I'm still wearing shorts and sandals.  [smile]
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« Reply #182 on: January 08, 2014, 06:10 PM »

It's nippy out there!  Drive safe guys!! 


Nippy? I'm still wearing shorts and sandals.  [smile]

LOL now that's just showing off right there John...  [big grin]

How's the Shelby??
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« Reply #183 on: January 08, 2014, 07:56 PM »

LOL now that's just showing off right there John...  [big grin]

How's the Shelby??


To be honest, the car is still scaring the heck out of me.

Even with our moderate temperatures the OEM Goodyear F1 tires just don't get any traction. Step on the gas in gears 1 through 4 and you're all over the road. They say these tires are designed to do better when very hot, either because of the weather or after several miles on the track (or the water box at the strip).

I've heard that a lot of Shelby buyers in the colder climates are replacing the tires on the way home from the dealer, or putting their cars in storage until spring.

Still, I love this car so much that I sleep in it every night. Okay, I'm sleeping in it mostly because I bought it without telling my wife. Not as easy to sneak past her as a Festool.  [smile]
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« Reply #184 on: January 09, 2014, 11:21 AM »

Even with our moderate temperatures the OEM Goodyear F1 tires just don't get any traction. Step on the gas in gears 1 through 4 and you're all over the road.  


This isn't my car, but it is  a Shelby, and exactly what I'm talking about. Very scary in L.A. traffic!

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« Reply #185 on: January 09, 2014, 12:36 PM »

Even with our moderate temperatures the OEM Goodyear F1 tires just don't get any traction. Step on the gas in gears 1 through 4 and you're all over the road.  


This isn't my car, but it is  a Shelby, and exactly what I'm talking about. Very scary in L.A. traffic!



holy smokes  [eek] [scared] [not worthy]
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« Reply #186 on: January 09, 2014, 06:49 PM »

holy smokes  [eek] [scared] [not worthy]


This is the kind of traction I'm looking for, even if it means new tires:
(In L.A. I'd be on the 6:00 o'clock news. Apparently they don't have traffic cops in Saudi Arabia  [smile] )

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« Reply #187 on: January 10, 2014, 04:03 AM »
I wonder what were all those parked cars doing on the streets in Saudi  ??? [tongue]
The sky's the limit in my workshop, literally. [big grin]

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« Reply #188 on: January 12, 2014, 06:01 PM »
In the spirit of the upcoming release of the C7 Z06, here's a walk through Corvette History to see one of America's greatest motoring icons from past, present, to future!





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« Reply #189 on: January 13, 2014, 01:53 PM »
stumbled across this tune... now it's on repeat.  Monday morning motivation! 

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« Reply #192 on: January 14, 2014, 08:21 PM »
News of the day.  Toyota announces the FT-1.  





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« Reply #193 on: January 19, 2014, 05:14 PM »
A good read on the phenomenon that is THE TRAFFIC JAM.  Oh, and proposed solutions too :)

http://www.smartmotorist.com/traffic-and-safety-guideline/traffic-jams.html

"Traffic jams often occur on highways wherever two lanes must merge into one. Lanes of cars cannot merge if there are no large gaps between cars. Therefore, drivers who create large gaps between cars will ease this type of traffic jam."

To ease this type of jam:

- Maintain a large space ahead of your car.
- Encourage one, two even three cars to merge ahead of you.
- If traffic slows to a complete stop, KEEP TWO CAR-LENGTHS OF SPACE OPEN AHEAD OF YOU.
- Never "punish" merging drivers by closing your gap.
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« Reply #194 on: January 19, 2014, 05:38 PM »

LOL now that's just showing off right there John...  [big grin]

How's the Shelby??


To be honest, the car is still scaring the heck out of me.  [smile]

You'll get used it. Come winter drive here, slideways is a normal drive.

I think I posted a picture of the Pantera. It will light up the Perellis 3rd to 4th @ 115+ mph.  

Very pretty Shellby you have. I'm looking for a '69 Boss 429. Glad I have an understanding wife.

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« Reply #195 on: January 19, 2014, 07:06 PM »

You'll get used it. Come winter drive here, slideways is a normal drive.

I think I posted a picture of the Pantera. It will light up the Perellis 3rd to 4th @ 115+ mph.  

Very pretty Shellby you have. I'm looking for a '69 Boss 429. Glad I have an understanding wife.


Thanks, Tom.

Sometimes it pays to be afraid of a car. Below is a photo of a recent incident where a guy lost control of his brand new Shelby (59 miles), which is easy to do with these things. He admits that he was showing off in a parking lot. Luckily only minor injuries, car totaled.

I sure would be crying if this happened to me:

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« Reply #196 on: January 19, 2014, 07:16 PM »
Respect and afraid are 2 different things.

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« Reply #197 on: January 20, 2014, 11:09 AM »

Respect and afraid are 2 different things.

Tom


I guess you're right, Tom. As I drive the car more my initial fear is gradually becoming respect. A respect that I hope I never lose.

As I look at that wrecked Shelby I can't imagine how upset I would be (at myself) for being so careless. I go nuts over a ding in a door.  [smile]
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« Reply #198 on: January 20, 2014, 01:17 PM »
sneak peek!
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« Reply #199 on: January 24, 2014, 04:19 AM »

Respect and afraid are 2 different things.

Tom


I guess you're right, Tom. As I drive the car more my initial fear is gradually becoming respect. A respect that I hope I never lose.

As I look at that wrecked Shelby I can't imagine how upset I would be (at myself) for being so careless. I go nuts over a ding in a door.  [smile]

It's import to remember that high power / high performance cars are EXPENSIVE TOYS ... and toys can get broken when you play with them. Yes, sometimes they even bite back.

Mostly these days I feel like I've got the exotic motor out of my system - but it doesn't take much to realise it's just an impulse away [eek]

The only thing I can suggest is finding opportunities to safely test the limits and learn about your toys - certainly not in the car park though!

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« Reply #200 on: January 30, 2014, 03:17 AM »
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« Reply #201 on: January 30, 2014, 03:25 AM »
The answer always is...




C7 Corvette review, alongside a Porsche 991, 911 (really Porsche? how about 919?) Carrera S

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« Reply #202 on: January 30, 2014, 07:38 AM »
Well with the Corvette costing about the same as a Porce 911 here its a no-brainer - 911 Carrera 4S all the way.

And as blasphemous as it might sound I much prefer the 911 4S over even a Ferrari 430.

Especially here up north having 4wd is essential with sand roads in the summer and snow in the winter.

(And sadly no, I don't own any of these cars, but luckily know people who do and let me have a go on track days every now and then ;-)
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« Reply #203 on: January 30, 2014, 03:05 PM »
Since I'm doing hoopties today...

"It's always more fun to drive a slow car fast, than a fast car slow."

Watch this unlikely hero (the car... the driver here is a God) hustle around the Nurburgring in... yup... under 10 minutes.

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« Reply #204 on: January 30, 2014, 05:31 PM »
Since I'm doing hoopties today...

"It's always more fun to drive a slow car fast, than a fast car slow."

Watch this unlikely hero (the car... the driver here is a God) hustle around the Nurburgring in... yup... under 10 minutes.



Classic!  Love the hand wave as he passes the mini van 9 minutes in.  What amazes me is how relaxed he looks whle driving at breakneck speed in this beater.  darn that looks fun.

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« Reply #205 on: January 31, 2014, 05:24 AM »
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« Reply #206 on: February 06, 2014, 01:37 AM »
wish there was more "making-of" process to the album... but...

A Kawasaki GPX 600r (?) made of wood

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« Reply #207 on: February 14, 2014, 01:03 AM »
Formula One vs Road Cars

In February 1991, McLaren/Honda carried a test at the Estoril track. The race, recorded for British TV, had a pretty unique line-up: Ayrton Senna driving his F1 MP4/5B; Allan McNish driving a Porsche 911 Turbo and Gareth Rees behind the wheel of a Honda Concert 1.6.

The Concert was lined up first on the grid, with the Porsche and F1 cars behind. Senna gave McNish a headstart of over a minute and started 50 seconds behind Rees - but that didn’t prevent him from finishing ahead of both of them in just one lap!

The times were:

1) Ayrton Senna 1:14:00

2) Alan McNish 2:08:00

3) Gareth Rees 2:28:00

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« Reply #208 on: February 15, 2014, 11:27 AM »
Now that is something new!
i have never watched this video before.... such informative thread,thanks for sharing [big grin]

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« Reply #209 on: February 15, 2014, 12:52 PM »
Now that is something new!
i have never watched this video before.... such informative thread,thanks for sharing [big grin]

Heya welcome to the automotive thread Roy!  There's a little car guy in all of us, so this is a nice lil venue for us to light up some tires and appreciate the mechanical symphony that is the automobile.

Here's one more piece of trivia that you may or may not know -- The Granat family of Festool abrasives was initially developed for Porsche, as part of Festool Automotive Systems, as a solution for Porsche's low VOC (super hard) paint, which was extremely harsh on sand paper.  Seeing the improved durability and clog-resistant properties, Granat eventually made its way over to Festool's woodworking catalog, which is what we here in Northern America are more familiar with now :)
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