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Offline previouslyK119Phil

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« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2013, 01:48 PM »
http://jalopnik.com/the-ten-bet-automotive-print-ads-of-all-time-1166190463

Enjoyable start to a Monday morning yea?

Had a bunch of car ads hanging in my room as a kid, mostly Ferrari, the then new high tech C4 vette, and trans am.  Only one I had on the wall that made the list was the MG ad, also the only ad with a car I really had no interest in.

lol...  ::)

my cubicle (from a parallel universe when I used to wear a suit and tie) was plastered with magazine tearouts -- anything with wheels, motorcycles, JDM, DTM, American Muscle, past present future -- oh what a shrine it was (regretfully no photos... come to think of it.... I don't even think there were cell phone cameras back then....!?)  All the vivid colors eventually caught the eye of one of our Executive Editors, which spun into a promotion / new position as Automotive Editor for me at http://ign.com (when they still had an automotive channel). 


No secret that I'm a Honda guy... so here's three of my favorite Honda TV spots

The Cog



Hands



Civic Nation

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« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2013, 04:12 PM »
Normally I'm a Vintage Jaguar guy but today I fell over this little italian...aint she a beauty? [drooling]
Ferrari sold for a fortune and the money given away to charity.

What a nice story!  [thumbs up]

(Sorry guys...you have to follow the link. I don't know how to embed videos)

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« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2013, 04:37 PM »
Normally I'm a Vintage Jaguar guy but today I fell over this little italian...aint she a beauty? [drooling]
Ferrari sold for a fortune and the money given away to charity.

What a nice story!  [thumbs up]

(Sorry guys...you have to follow the link. I don't know how to embed videos)

Kind regards
Henrik

to embed videos, just copy/paste the YouTube link right in the reply text box where you're typing!  Hit "preview" to make sure the video is embedded correctly before you Post :)


A little embarrassed that my vintage Jaguar knowledge only lights up the E-Type and XJ220...





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« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2013, 04:55 PM »

lol...  ::)

my cubicle (from a parallel universe when I used to wear a suit and tie) was plastered with magazine tearouts --


Cubical?

I wish I had that luxury these days.

This is what my kitchen table currently looks like.  [scared] Ya'd think that without being able to eat, I could hold my girlish figure....but alas, no!

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« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2013, 04:56 PM »
A little embarrassed that my vintage Jaguar knowledge only lights up the E-Type and XJ220...

No need to be embarrased! I know absolutely nothing about Honda...except they made the darned good motor on my lawn mower  [embarassed]

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« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2013, 06:55 PM »
A little embarrassed that my vintage Jaguar knowledge only lights up the E-Type and XJ220...

No need to be embarrased! I know absolutely nothing about Honda...except they made the darned good motor on my lawn mower  [embarassed]
also good motors for generators.. and pumps... and robots..... and airplanes... and motorcycles.... and... and... and... oh ya, cars! ;D


on a non-Honda note... random find for the day

Ferrari Breadvan!  Speakers up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWZqb_PX12A&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2013, 06:59 PM »

lol...  ::)

my cubicle (from a parallel universe when I used to wear a suit and tie) was plastered with magazine tearouts --


Cubical?

I wish I had that luxury these days.

This is what my kitchen table currently looks like.  [scared] Ya'd think that without being able to eat, I could hold my girlish figure....but alas, no!

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BOOST!  It's what's for dinner  [cool]
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« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2013, 02:20 PM »
How bout a little more Italian?


A Ferrari Enzo With Straight Pipes Will Make Your Life Better

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« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2013, 05:23 PM »
Moving over to Ferrari's arch-rival... and at my own risk, dare I say --
The only answer to the ultimate road car, as crafted by the automotive Da Vinci of our time, Mr. Gordon Murray --- The McLaren F1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEjuJyjQ8YI&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2013, 05:42 PM »
Engine Detailing 101
(either way... just a really beautiful video to watch)

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« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2013, 12:46 PM »
Ferrari 250 GT Lusso - Morning Ritual

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« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2013, 01:09 PM »
Turbo Tuesday! 

Back into the land of Honda... the following features the Top Fuel / Voltex S2000 (from 2012 to 2013) as it shattered the World Time Attack Challenge 2013 (WTAC) Tuner Car Record at Fuji Speedway (Aug. 22, 2013)


An Introduction (2012 WTAC Spec)



Dyno (2012)



Wind Tunnel (2012)



Setup & Testing (2012)



Record Run (2013 WTAC Spec)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmj4U1pUmfY&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2013, 02:37 PM »
I'm no car guy, but I was born a Cornhusker so this auction is interesting to me.  If anyone likes vintage cars, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2013/08/21/chevy-chevrolet-auction-nebraska-corvair-silverado-cameo/2682061/

500 vintage cars going on the auction block....50 of them with under 20 miles.  :-)
Kapex, Domino, TS55, CT22, MFK700, MFT 1080

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« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2013, 02:10 PM »
Not car related... but the Force is strong with this one...

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« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2013, 08:29 PM »
Here's a good one...

Japan's Retro Car Kings -- Saving Japanese Automotive Culture Through Restoration & Transformation

A unique look inside the shops, hearts and minds of five of Japan's most talented classic car tuners, restorers and re-imaginers; Japan's Retro Car Kings. A 45 minute journey through some of Japan's most influential and trend setting automotive culture, an inspiration for preservation, restoration and restomodding classic Japanese automobiles like the influential S30 Z-cars and KGC10 Skylines.

Discovery Turbo (クルマ特集トップへ) presents a rare look inside five of Japan's most talented classic car tuners; Moon Auto, T.A. Auto, Rocky Auto, RAUH-WELT BEGRIEF, OFFICINA ISHIKAWA and the Nissan Heritage Collection. A journey through some of Japan's most influential and trend setting car culture, showcasing classic Japanese automobiles like the Skyline GT, Datsun S30 Z, and many more!


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« Reply #45 on: August 29, 2013, 02:34 PM »
So, as much as I am a Honda boy, secretly inside, I also have a huge fascination with trucks and tractors.  Not that I've studied much in this particular arena (yet), but every once in awhile in the middle of the night, when I'm lucky enough... I catch some tractor pulling action on TV. 

The following posts are not about tractors.  They are about being BIG. and about being AMERICAN. 

Top Gear USA brings the heat with this -- Ultimate Dualie Throwdown --
(for the minimalist, watch the third video of tomfoolery as Formula Drift Driver Tanner Foust meets Ford F450)






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« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2013, 09:20 AM »
91767-091769-1 How about some Americanized Italians. Twin turbo charged 351.







91771-2I was on a job, Eric who was on his way to pick up some material we needed, texted me this photo. It is a '71 push button, one of 89 built, there are less than 50 left. I can tell from the photo, it is as stock as the day it rolled out of the Lincoln Mercury dealer. When I got home, I showed my wife the picture and told her "if I had know it was there, two phone calls would have been made---first to the bank to transfer the funds, second to her to see if she wanted to go for a ride after I hooked up the hauler". Her only question---"where where you gonna put it"?

In the '70's we built about 50 cars for show and go. The first date with my future wife ended up being set up night for the World of Wheels when it was held at McCormick Place.

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« Reply #47 on: August 31, 2013, 01:44 PM »
Her only question---"where where you gonna put it"?

Tom

Oh she's a keeper  [laughing]
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« Reply #48 on: August 31, 2013, 01:45 PM »
I'm not usually one for seizure-iffic flashy videos (especially when it's only a spotty preview...)

but hey... Ferrari 458 Speciale  [scared]

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« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2013, 04:25 PM »
Lego!!

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« Reply #50 on: September 01, 2013, 10:49 AM »
First time ever Nascar truck series is racing in Canada at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This is a phenominal track that has had some major upgrades by the new owners over the last year !! Watch this race live today on Speed chanel.
http://www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com/news/65-news/686-buescher-wins-the-pole-for-inaugural-chevrolet-silverado-250

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« Reply #51 on: September 01, 2013, 02:03 PM »
Mechanical Synfonica by Format67

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« Reply #52 on: September 01, 2013, 02:37 PM »
A little risqué, but let's see how you guys like this one. 

1969 Ford Mustang RTR-X (SEMA 2009), as prepared by 2010 Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. x Team Need For Speed



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« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2013, 12:10 PM »
Great Thread!

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« Reply #54 on: September 02, 2013, 03:18 PM »
The McLaren P1.

It's pretty much a road-going Formula One car, and after a factory visit to see how it's made, Jay is the first person outside McLaren to test-drive this extraordinary 903 hp plug-in hybrid.

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« Reply #55 on: September 02, 2013, 04:35 PM »

lol...  ::)

my cubicle (from a parallel universe when I used to wear a suit and tie) was plastered with magazine tearouts --


Cubical?

I wish I had that luxury these days.

This is what my kitchen table currently looks like.  [scared] Ya'd think that without being able to eat, I could hold my girlish figure....but alas, no!

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Rick, At least you have the right priorities.

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« Reply #56 on: September 02, 2013, 07:08 PM »
Oddly satisfying watching this process...

Car Glass: Cleaning and Polishing -- /DRIVE CLEAN

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« Reply #57 on: September 03, 2013, 01:21 AM »
Moving over to Ferrari's arch-rival... and at my own risk, dare I say --
The only answer to the ultimate road car, as crafted by the automotive Da Vinci of our time, Mr. Gordon Murray --- The McLaren F1

The only answer? I'm curious what measure would exclude products from Koenigsegg or SSC?
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« Reply #58 on: September 03, 2013, 01:28 PM »
Oddly satisfying watching this process...

Car Glass: Cleaning and Polishing -- /DRIVE CLEAN



I just bought the Stoner Invisible Glass Cleaner (and their Tarminator) but I haven't tried them yet. 

I would love to have that guy detail my truck!   [wink]

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« Reply #59 on: September 03, 2013, 02:33 PM »
Moving over to Ferrari's arch-rival... and at my own risk, dare I say --
The only answer to the ultimate road car, as crafted by the automotive Da Vinci of our time, Mr. Gordon Murray --- The McLaren F1

The only answer? I'm curious what measure would exclude products from Koenigsegg or SSC?

LOL... I knew that statement would be at my own risk  ::)

I'll first acknowledge my ignorance towards both Koenigsegg and SSC; frankly, I know very little of both, except for the obvious that they are incredibly fast.

While I was selling Nissans (however brief that period may have been; and boy sure seems an eternity ago), I often talked about the GT-R to potential clients.  My terms then, and still now, is that at that level of car, the supercar, the hypercar - lap times, aerodynamics, horsepower figures, G's; they all lose their meaning -- they are no longer the point. 

The point then becomes a mere, "which club would you like to be in, sir?"

A prancing horse.  A raging bull.  A Porsche Club racer.  A three-pointed star.  A red H.

The issue becomes of lineage, of proven racing pedigree and history, of which to me defines a marque, a name, and frankly... a genre. 


Truthfully, if I had to name the one trump card, the one qualifying metric that aces the McLaren F1... well, it's in a name -- Gordon Murray.  Maybe it tickles the essence of an absolute purist in design, a one-man show.  Maybe it's my own bias that Murray owned and daily drove a Honda NSX, and took many inspiration from.  Of which, to add to, the NSX was largely, nay, the NSX IS Ayrton Senna's legacy -- that adds quite a bit to it all too.

Of course all in all, who am I to judge?  I've never driven any of these incredible machines.  But I think that is precisely the tingle, the dream, that makes this all so mesmerizingly amazing.  As Shakespeare put it, "what's in a name?" 


Two very good reads, written by Gordon Murray himself!

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-reviews/road-tests/technical-analysis-anatomy-of-a-supercar

http://www.carzi.com/2008/11/22/gordon-murray-reflections-on-the-acura-nsx/
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