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« Reply #90 on: October 04, 2013, 02:23 AM »
Hey another Honda head! *fistbump

Sorry to hear about the Integra, but does seem to have lived on quite nicely ;)

Don't know if you caught one of my previous posts... but here's the story on my hooptie

http://festoolownersgroup.com/fun-games-diversions/for-the-car-guys/msg272105/#msg272105


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« Reply #91 on: October 04, 2013, 02:25 AM »
yea I'm baffled too... ??? ::) ;D

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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #93 on: October 05, 2013, 11:50 PM »
Red Bull again.  Hope Webber does well..

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« Reply #94 on: October 09, 2013, 04:34 PM »
Sooooo... some of you guys may know in one of my past lives I used to be in automotive sales.  Here's one of our training videos...

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« Reply #95 on: October 10, 2013, 01:33 PM »
any ///M fanatics here? 

a very detailed build process of an E46 M3.  Because racecar!!

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=800559
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« Reply #96 on: October 13, 2013, 10:52 PM »
Swagger Wagon Sunday

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« Reply #97 on: October 13, 2013, 11:21 PM »
http://goo.gl/maps/VdyFj

Virtual VTEC: Tour Honda's Museum on Google Street View

In addition to a modest gift shop, café, and archive room, the first floor also features a special section dedicated to Asimo. Here, Honda shows no fewer than 12 evolutionary steps it took to produce the ultimate live-in assistant. Alongside Asimo is a display dedicated to the Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle. There's plenty to see on the second floor, whether you're a fan of Honda's two or four-wheeled vehicles. Included among the collection of cars are the NSX, an Accord station wagon, a first-generation Honda Prelude, and the Civic. One wall is even dominated by Honda's collection of lawn mowers. Finally, the third floor is dedicated to the automaker's motorsports heritage. There, you'll find a 1990 McLaren Honda MP4/5B, which Ayrton Senna raced (and won) in a number of GPs.

(Took me a bit to figure out how in the world to "climb the stairs" to go up.  Dedicated "floor" buttons on the navigation (3, 2, 1) right below zoom depth!)
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« Reply #98 on: October 14, 2013, 06:26 PM »
Only appropriate to followup Tour of the Honda Museum with...

Ayrton Senna Qualifying in 1989 at Suzuka Raceway in his McLaren Honda MP4/5
(see the car in the Honda Museum, 3rd Floor, from the previous post!)

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« Reply #99 on: October 15, 2013, 07:34 PM »
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« Reply #100 on: October 16, 2013, 01:36 PM »
So... I don't think I've mentioned it here yet, but I'm addicted to this summer's underdog blockbuster hit, Pacific Rim.  Some may know that Blu-Ray was released yesterday, so naturally, I picked up my copy and oogled all night at the absolutely amazing imagery and mechanical detail.

A thought did pop up.  Just exactly how large are these Jaegers and Kaiju?  Do we have any direct analog comparison today?  So I started Google'ing around (yes this is what I do afterhours when I'm supposed to be working on our online store *hinthint and decide to noodle off).

Stumbled across this bad boy:


Seawise Giant, later Happy Giant, Jahre Viking, Knock Nevis, Oppama, and finally Mont, was a ULCC supertanker and the longest ship ever built. She possessed the greatest deadweight tonnage ever recorded. Fully laden, her displacement was 657,019 tonnes (646,642 long tons; 724,239 short tons), the heaviest ship of any kind, and with a draft of 24.6 m (81 ft), she was incapable of navigating the English Channel, the Suez Canal or the Panama Canal. Overall, she was generally considered the largest ship ever built, as well as the largest self-propelled human-made object ever built. She was sunk during the Iran-Iraq War, but was later salvaged and restored into service. She was last used as a floating storage and offloading unit (FSO) moored off the coast of Qatar in the Persian Gulf at the Al Shaheen Oil Field.

The vessel was sold to Indian ship breakers, and renamed Mont for her final journey in December 2009. After clearing Indian customs, she was sailed to, and intentionally beached at Alang, Gujarat, India for demolition.


To put that into goth-tech sci-fi perspective and comparison:


Gipsy stood at 260 ft tall, weighing in at 1980 tons
Seawise Giant lays 1504.1 ft long, weighing in at 91704.48 tons

Granted in retrospect, a land-going vehicle versus a sea-faring vessel isn't even remotely a valid comparison anyway, but hey, let's just enjoy the absolute grandeur of scale of human marvel yea?  ::)


And icing on the cake... this post wouldn't be complete without this... The Helicarrier

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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #101 on: October 16, 2013, 06:44 PM »
Some great humor in a classified on Craigslist.

Quite possibly the best Jeep classified ad ever!

http://enid.craigslist.org/cto/4119280944.html

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« Reply #102 on: October 17, 2013, 12:15 AM »
Show some love for FlyKly on Kickstarter

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« Reply #103 on: October 17, 2013, 01:57 AM »
Shins of steel... but jokes aside... awesome video.  Check it out!

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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #104 on: October 17, 2013, 07:09 AM »
Shins of steel... but jokes aside... awesome video.  Check it out!



I ride a scooter now, scooters are cool ...

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« Reply #105 on: October 18, 2013, 01:15 PM »
World Time Attack Challenge 2013 @ Sydney Motorsport Park!  

WIN with a brand new lap record of 1:24.855 for Tilton Evo as piloted by Garth Walden!  Second place for Pro Class goes to MCA S13 at 1:27.3670.



a bit of a dicey pass on the Scorch S15's cooldown lap...


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« Reply #106 on: October 20, 2013, 06:38 PM »
Supra Sunday!

Top Gear review...


JUN Supra testing & tomfoolery at Tsukuba...


Ridox Supra on touge...


Supra drag... (just kidding)


Japanese GT Championship (JGTC/SuperGT)...
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« Reply #107 on: October 22, 2013, 07:13 PM »
Wanted to share some love with one of my favorite secret hiding spots on the web...

I present... http://blipshift.com



Along with a few of my past favorites...

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« Reply #108 on: October 23, 2013, 01:25 PM »
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« Reply #109 on: October 23, 2013, 07:53 PM »
A repost... but hey, safety #1 folks!  Please share with friends and family :)

Rain/snow season is around the corner, so let's get those windshields prepped up right.  First line of defensive driving is improving visibility! 

I just did mine last night, scraper + clay + rain-x... now just waiting for the rain to come.  Bring it!

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« Reply #110 on: October 24, 2013, 08:19 PM »
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« Reply #111 on: October 28, 2013, 02:26 PM »
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« Reply #112 on: October 28, 2013, 02:29 PM »
Parenting done right! 
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« Reply #115 on: November 03, 2013, 11:56 AM »
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« Reply #116 on: November 03, 2013, 12:28 PM »
How is that thing still functioning?  What a beater!
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« Reply #117 on: November 03, 2013, 08:16 PM »
How is that thing still functioning?  What a beater!

Because Racecar!  ;D
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« Reply #118 on: November 10, 2013, 07:57 PM »
Anybody goto SEMA??

See our album here.







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« Reply #119 on: November 13, 2013, 01:32 AM »
Ken Block's Gymkhana SIX

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