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« on: August 04, 2013, 06:34 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FHTo8xPD7w#at=13



So I'll let out a little secret.  I'm a HUGE car guy.  Anything with wheels = love. 

Any other car guys here?  ::)
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 09:42 PM »
You bet!  Thanks for those.
Heading for Reno and Hot August Nights in a couple of days.  A great experience, if you've never done it.  Am going to the Barrett-Jackson auction on Thursday just to look.  It'll be televised on Speed Channel Thurs thru Sat.

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2013, 09:45 PM »
Yep.

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013, 11:24 PM »
I hadn't seen this video before tonight, but your posting caused me to do a YouTube search for a Full Blown Motorsports Nissan GT-R. The first one that came up happened to be a video highlighting the new 1500+ hp intercooler I designed for the GT-R.

You can first see my intercooler at about 50 seconds and several times throughout the video after that. Then the video concludes with several passes on the 4-wheel drive dyno. That itty bitty 6 cylinder engine cranked out over 1000 hp at the wheels!!!!! If I read the screen correctly, it made over 1100 hp.

Edit: After looking at the video closer I noticed that only the rear wheels were turning. I didn't know you could shut down the AWD. John, the owner of the shop, has a 4wd dyno specifically for these cars.

This isn't your run of the mill grocery-getter. It's a low-cost super car that matches the $500k super cars. Off the showroom floor, it will do 194 mph with 575 hp AWD. It has an incredible "launch control" where the computer monitors the road and all 4 wheels to rocket this off the line at an amazing rate. (Search for Top Gear UK...they have featured the GT-R several times.)



The high volume intercooler uses an off-the-shelf core, but I designed the top and bottom caps specifically to fit the tight confines of the GT-R engine bay. The flowing design is one of the more complex SolidWorks challenges I have worked through. Each cap is CNC machined from a solid aluminum billet, and then welded to the core. Because this rather unique 6 cylinder engine is literally like two 3 cylinder engines side by side, each bank has their own turbo and their own intake throttle body. So it is really two intercoolers side-by-side, but with a deliberate bleed-through between them to assist in balancing the pressure between the twin turbos.

You can see the actual intercooler in the video, but here is the CGI image from SolidWorks. Oh, by the way, this is the same machine shop that fabricates the parts for my SCG-10 guides, and even some of Ron Wenner's products. That's how I came to know this legendary automotive super-tuner to design a bunch of car parts for him.

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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2013, 12:30 AM »
Here's another video of John (LJ) doing a dyno run with a GT-R. This was from last year so it is before I designed the intercooler. This one only makes 700 hp.....as if that is trivial.  [eek] But in this one, you can clearly see that the car/dyno is AWD.

Come to think of it, as memory serves me, something broke on the white car, and that could be why it was only a 2WD dyno run. Me and my son Tanner were supposed to go down to the shop to watch that dyno run, but something on the car broke, so we never got to see it personally.  



We've done quite a few projects together. Here is an intake manifold for a Honda S2000 that we recently wrapped up. This is a cast aluminum intake manifold for the S2000, 4 cylinder engine. It was one of the first projects we started, but took this long to get finalized and realized in actual product. This was by far the most complex design I have ever completed.

In order to get 850 hp out of this little 4 cylinder engine, John was pushing well over 35 psi into the factory manifold. So we designed a new manifold to give us similar volume at lower pressure. I don't remember the numbers, but I think this is like 4x the volume of the factory plenum, and the runners are massively wide and super short. Everything was designed to flow massive amounts of air with the least resistance.

Yes, you may notice that the cardboard box has Festool green color. It is! But I can't tell you what was originally in that box.

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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2013, 02:02 AM »
You bet!  Thanks for those.
Heading for Reno and Hot August Nights in a couple of days.  A great experience, if you've never done it.  Am going to the Barrett-Jackson auction on Thursday just to look.  It'll be televised on Speed Channel Thurs thru Sat.

Steve

OOH Barrett-Jackson auction!!  Every once in awhile I'll catch bits and pieces on TV.  Someday (hopefully soon, with fingers crossed), I'll dabble into the American classics.  It's a rite of passage to me -- wouldn't be able to rightfully call myself an honest gearhead without. 

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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2013, 03:13 AM »
I hadn't seen this video before tonight, but your posting caused me to do a YouTube search for a Full Blown Motorsports Nissan GT-R. The first one that came up happened to be a video highlighting the new 1500+ hp intercooler I designed for the GT-R.

You can first see my intercooler at about 50 seconds and several times throughout the video after that. Then the video concludes with several passes on the 4-wheel drive dyno. That itty bitty 6 cylinder engine cranked out over 1000 hp at the wheels!!!!! If I read the screen correctly, it made over 1100 hp.

Edit: After looking at the video closer I noticed that only the rear wheels were turning. I didn't know you could shut down the AWD. John, the owner of the shop, has a 4wd dyno specifically for these cars.

This isn't your run of the mill grocery-getter. It's a low-cost super car that matches the $500k super cars. Off the showroom floor, it will do 194 mph with 575 hp AWD. It has an incredible "launch control" where the computer monitors the road and all 4 wheels to rocket this off the line at an amazing rate. (Search for Top Gear UK...they have featured the GT-R several times.)



The high volume intercooler uses an off-the-shelf core, but I designed the top and bottom caps specifically to fit the tight confines of the GT-R engine bay. The flowing design is one of the more complex SolidWorks challenges I have worked through. Each cap is CNC machined from a solid aluminum billet, and then welded to the core. Because this rather unique 6 cylinder engine is literally like two 3 cylinder engines side by side, each bank has their own turbo and their own intake throttle body. So it is really two intercoolers side-by-side, but with a deliberate bleed-through between them to assist in balancing the pressure between the twin turbos.

You can see the actual intercooler in the video, but here is the CGI image from SolidWorks. Oh, by the way, this is the same machine shop that fabricates the parts for my SCG-10 guides, and even some of Ron Wenner's products. That's how I came to know this legendary automotive super-tuner to design a bunch of car parts for him.

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Mr. Christopherson, sir -- is there anything you are not awesome at?   [blink]

In a distant parallel universe I very briefly lived as an Authorized GT-R Sales Specialist, selling our store's first one.  In a previous life before that, I floated in and out of the automotive aftermarket and somehow convinced the right people that I was half decent at suspension design and setup, and somehow ended up helping a couple Honda Challenge / USTCC race cars move up a few places (still no podium though... poop)

That intercooler is one beautiful piece of work.  Here's a t-shirt (that you'll have to wait a bit for it's next production run) that you may enjoy.  That VR38DETT is really something that still boggles the mind -- I wasn't much of an adopter in the beginning.  The RB26DETT just made more mechanical sense to me in three words -- cast iron block.  Maybe I'm even more old fashioned than I give myself credit for.  But hey, fast is fast, and I think it's still fair to say R35 aftermarket support is still nascent at best, so still many many more records to shatter in years to come!

Last I'm updated with is this - the AMS GT-R


What really took my breathe away though, was your S2000 intake manifold.  I'm a Honda boy (gotta stay true to my roots!)  Sure would love to see that thing on a flow bench and/or CFD images.  I'm still saving up for my own S2000, hopefully by early next year? *fingerscrossed.  My NASA instructor is kind enough to hold his unicorn, a 2004 AP2 with 12,000 miles on the clock, awaiting my purchase.  Eventually I hope to stash away a NSX to keep forever and ever.



I shall respectfully not inquire on said original content of said Festool box  [big grin]
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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2013, 09:19 AM »
Great thread and nice work Rick , I am a tool and die maker by trade so I can appreciate every thing that went into your design. I don't think I am mature enough yet for a car like the GTR so for now I will have to stick with my 2007 Audi RS4. That being said though feel free to design and build any performance enhancers for my ride and I will gladly test them out for you. [smile]
 We just got back from a weekend in Oswego New York watching the super modifieds. I believe this track is one of the best kept secrets of auto racing. For a mere $20 you can enjoy a night of 800+ HP, 1800 pound cars running a 5/8 oval track that results in some very exciting racing.

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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2013, 03:35 PM »
This one only makes 700 hp.....as if that is trivial.  [eek] But in this one, you can clearly see that the car/dyno is AWD.

Yea 700 is pretty wimpy. That's my goal with the Trailblazer I have parked in the garage.
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2013, 04:25 PM »
My contribution for the day... let me know what you guys spot at 4:21  ;)




and just because I love suspension wizardry...

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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2013, 04:41 PM »
Great thread and nice work Rick , I am a tool and die maker by trade so I can appreciate every thing that went into your design. I don't think I am mature enough yet for a car like the GTR so for now I will have to stick with my 2007 Audi RS4. That being said though feel free to design and build any performance enhancers for my ride and I will gladly test them out for you. [smile]
 We just got back from a weekend in Oswego New York watching the super modifieds. I believe this track is one of the best kept secrets of auto racing. For a mere $20 you can enjoy a night of 800+ HP, 1800 pound cars running a 5/8 oval track that results in some very exciting racing.

Nice man!  If you're ever out here in San Francisco, do please check out Sonoma Racway (previously Infineon Raceway), and of course home of the corkscrew, good ol' .  <-- Click that GoogleMaps link and switch to StreetView to do some laps alongside ALMS cars ;)

Any track days out in the RS4?
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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2013, 05:31 PM »
Great thread and nice work Rick , I am a tool and die maker by trade so I can appreciate every thing that went into your design. I don't think I am mature enough yet for a car like the GTR so for now I will have to stick with my 2007 Audi RS4. That being said though feel free to design and build any performance enhancers for my ride and I will gladly test them out for you. [smile]
 We just got back from a weekend in Oswego New York watching the super modifieds. I believe this track is one of the best kept secrets of auto racing. For a mere $20 you can enjoy a night of 800+ HP, 1800 pound cars running a 5/8 oval track that results in some very exciting racing.

Nice man!  If you're ever out here in San Francisco, do please check out Sonoma Racway (previously Infineon Raceway), and of course home of the corkscrew, good ol' .  <-- Click that GoogleMaps link and switch to StreetView to do some laps alongside ALMS cars ;)

Any track days out in the RS4?

Yes I have done a few track days at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park http://www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com/ It is an absolute blast and adrenaline rush . CT Motorsport park is actually the fastest track in North America and the third fastest track in the world. We will be camping there this weekend for the Canadian superbike races.
I have also done MANY laps at Laguna Seca but they were all on my PS3. [smile]

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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2013, 06:25 PM »
Today, a post on SAFETY!

You probably all know what it's like trying to tell a friend or family member of, well, better ways to drive.  Usually doesn't go too well.  Alas, I still find it to be our civil duty, as car guys, to help keep our loved ones safe.  So here's a (G)oldie from the past, about carrying cargo in vehicles.  Be it your work van with Systainers, or your family car with a child seat, please take 10-minutes to watch this clip.

Always use your cargo net and tiedowns.  Try your best to reduce loose items in the passenger cabin area.

Start at 11:18 to skip right to the crash testing bit.

http://www.streetfire.net/video/fifth-gear-season-four-episode-nine-full-episode_195560.htm
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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2013, 07:58 PM »
Oh LeMons...

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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2013, 04:14 PM »
Enjoy.

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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2013, 07:00 PM »
WOW... F50, F40 then Lambo......what a ride!!!!

Kinda makes my '67 MGB run and hide
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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2013, 09:52 PM »
WOW... F50, F40 then Lambo......what a ride!!!!

Kinda makes my '67 MGB run and hide

Oh I beg to differ good sir!  I recall MGBs being lovingly referred to as THE "curbside classic" -- just something so endearingly beautiful to look at.  Any photos to share?? :)
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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2013, 10:31 PM »
I'll try this....

Green GT 1970 / 1840cc single weber DCOE45

Red Roadster 1967 / 1940cc crossflow head with twin weber DCOE45

Both daily drivers...
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« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2013, 10:15 AM »
I'll try this....

Green GT 1970 / 1840cc single weber DCOE45

Red Roadster 1967 / 1940cc crossflow head with twin weber DCOE45

Both daily drivers...

Just gorgeous :)
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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2013, 12:45 PM »
Presenting... The Rockwelll Transmission Incabulator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9LXG7rPQfE&feature=youtu.be

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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2013, 08:35 PM »
Here's a video that features my car.  I'm the red car in front of the red #8 car at the start.  I'm starting 2nd and the camera car is 4th.  If you make it past 15:00 or so, the red car in position 5 makes an appearance running with the orange car that starts first.  Orange car is fast, but was making sure some problems he was having were good before coming up to speed.


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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2013, 10:26 PM »
Here's a video that features my car.  I'm the red car in front of the red #8 car at the start.  I'm starting 2nd and the camera car is 4th.  If you make it past 15:00 or so, the red car in position 5 makes an appearance running with the orange car that starts first.  Orange car is fast, but was making sure some problems he was having were good before coming up to speed.


It took the camera car a few laps to get his legs, but he started to open it up about halfway in. Well, sort of. His car was faster than the others, but he just wasn't using it. He held a reasonably good line around the track, but had poor throttle management.

The biggest comment I have for this guy is that "if you're not hard on the brakes, you should be hard on the throttle!!". He had a habit of having the clutch pulled in before the corner, but still had his right foot on the throttle enough to tickle the throttle with the clutch pulled in. Why would he do this? This wasn't a downshift. He was tickling the throttle before he moved his foot to the brake!

You should never be able to hear a downshift. It should only happen during braking, and only to prepare the car for going back to hard throttle.

He also had a habit of holding his up-shift on the straights. It was like he was hesitant to go into top gear. It doesn't matter whether you hit the next gear for 1-second before jamming on the brakes, you still go to that gear. 

It took him a while to realize that he could hammer it through the high-bank concrete turn, but even then he was lifting quite a bit. You have to lift a little entering it because it isn't a smooth transition, but once in the bank, that's where it is a blast to totally hammer it and feel the G's push you into the seat.

He also had a habit of braking into the hairpin too late and overshooting the apex. He was still braking by the time he got to the outside line. A little bit more of that and he'd be in the grass.

His car appeared to be pretty fast with the way he could easily overtake several of them on that one corner at different times. (Appeared to be his favorite corner.) He could actually be pretty good with a little better throttle management.

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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2013, 01:49 AM »
I'm almost scared to post my videos now... but through humility is the only way to grow... so here we go!


This was probably the last video / last track day I did at Sonoma Raceway (previously Infineon Raceway).  I'm running NASA HPDE Group 1+2, so naturally, all beginners.  Poor Integra has blown a head gasket since then and I haven't gotten around to fixing it  [crying]





My Integra's first video upon first stage build completion!  A little autocross at Oakland Coliseum!


So you'll probably notice that the car is called "Circuit-Sports Integra".  Circuit-Sports is a small suspension specialist company which my friend owns, with emphasis on Nissans.  He wanted to branch into the Honda market, and I was lucky enough to hoodwink him into believing that I had an idea of what I was canoodling about -- thus the suspension system you see here is prototyped, and still on the car today!  

Project DB8 Day 1
- Stage 1 build's emphasis was all on suspension.  All rear suspension bushings are replaced with spherical bearings, and starting from rear trailing arm bushing forward, polyurethane.  Monotube dampers, F:10kg, R:8kg.



Project DB8 (aka NinjaCat) - Stage 2
- Stage 2 saw minor weight reduction, and minor power increase by cams, exhaust system, and engine tune.

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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2013, 03:03 AM »

I'm almost scared to post my videos now... but through humility is the only way to grow... so here we go!


Naahh, no worries. That "drag-your-nose-across-the-asphalt" point of view of the camera was pretty cool!!!!  [scared] [scared] That was fun to watch.  [cool] [cool]

I do have the same comment though. You should never hear a downshift, because it means you are using the engine to slow the car instead of the brakes. If you used the brakes, you could hold power for a couple more seconds before hitting the brakes. That would be enough to put you right on the tail of the car ahead of you and possibly power out of the corner ahead of them.

You could also hold a tighter line through the corners. You've heard the line in the Dukes of Hazard theme song, "....straightening the curves...", right? Enter wide and aim for the tight apex, and then exit as smooth as you can with full power. The straighter you can make the curves, the faster you can take them. Your inside tire was a little too far away from the apex. Your entry can be a little jagged because you're on 4-wheel brake, but your exit should be a smooth curve because you are on full 2-wheel power.

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« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2013, 03:19 AM »
By the way, if the driver ahead of you is using the engine to slow the car, he's going to have to take a wide entry into the corner and a wide exit. When you come in with hard brakes, you can take a short entry, closer apex, and then a tighter inside angle coming out of the corner. That is the perfect time to make a pass leading into a straightaway. The tighter entry can get back on the power sooner and have the shorter line on the exit.

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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2013, 06:22 AM »
This gtr is just insane


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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2013, 09:06 AM »
Here's a video that features my car.  I'm the red car in front of the red #8 car at the start.  I'm starting 2nd and the camera car is 4th.  If you make it past 15:00 or so, the red car in position 5 makes an appearance running with the orange car that starts first.  Orange car is fast, but was making sure some problems he was having were good before coming up to speed.


It took the camera car a few laps to get his legs, but he started to open it up about halfway in. Well, sort of. His car was faster than the others, but he just wasn't using it. He held a reasonably good line around the track, but had poor throttle management.

The biggest comment I have for this guy is that "if you're not hard on the brakes, you should be hard on the throttle!!". He had a habit of having the clutch pulled in before the corner, but still had his right foot on the throttle enough to tickle the throttle with the clutch pulled in. Why would he do this? This wasn't a downshift. He was tickling the throttle before he moved his foot to the brake!

You should never be able to hear a downshift. It should only happen during braking, and only to prepare the car for going back to hard throttle.


He definitely held back on the first few laps to film his father and I (his father is in #8).  His car is definitely more powerful than the others.  He's a 1.8l prepped for SM, the 3 red cars are 1.6l prepped for SSM.  I think the orange car is a SSM also, but I don't remember and don't know the guy.
I partially agree with your throttle assessments.  His braking isn't his strong suit.  In his defense, that is a funky track.  It is severely crowned for drainage all the way around and doesn't have the nicest/smoothest pavement.  Also, there are at least two braking zones where there is a small rise followed by a small drop before entry.  Need to get most of the braking done during the rise as there is little grip over the crest and down into the entry.  The wide angle camera really hides that.

He also had a habit of holding his up-shift on the straights. It was like he was hesitant to go into top gear. It doesn't matter whether you hit the next gear for 1-second before jamming on the brakes, you still go to that gear.  

This track and stock Miata gearing don't get along well.  If you do shift at the end of a couple of the short straights that put you right near red line you will lose a half a car length.  Miatas rev up around 7500RPM.  Best bet on a straight is to shift a little lower than that as power starts to drop off over 6700 or so, but the shift itself isn't worth it for the few seconds you're falling off the power band.

It took him a while to realize that he could hammer it through the high-bank concrete turn, but even then he was lifting quite a bit. You have to lift a little entering it because it isn't a smooth transition, but once in the bank, that's where it is a blast to totally hammer it and feel the G's push you into the seat.

The carousel is nasty.  We all pretty much launch into it near the speed we'll go around it, no smooth transitions there we're catching air.  But, it's bumpy and will spit you out if you try to go full throttle through it.  About 2/3 of the way around it smooths out and you can hammer it and get launched out.

He also had a habit of braking into the hairpin too late and overshooting the apex. He was still braking by the time he got to the outside line. A little bit more of that and he'd be in the grass.

Actually not a bad line through that turn.  It reminds me of a motocross when you get a bunch of cars going into it.  Some going deep, others tight, and all coming out about the same.  It's super tight with crazy off camber and the exit is the inside of the track onto the really long straight that follows.  Both left's that follow are full throttle if you setup the hairpin correctly, so it's really about the exit speed.  The lines that bigger cars, like vettes, have to take through there is almost comical watching on video.  There's just not much room to get the car fully turned and wind up pinned to the inside of the track on exit so you don't have to lift on little bend.  I don't go quite as deep in as I rotate the car more under brakes, but his way works.

His car appeared to be pretty fast with the way he could easily overtake several of them on that one corner at different times. (Appeared to be his favorite corner.) He could actually be pretty good with a little better throttle management.

I agree, a little more experience and he's going to be quite quick.  He has no fear and has improved quickly.
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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2013, 01:18 PM »
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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.
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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]

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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)

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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!

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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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Engine Detailing 101
(either way... just a really beautiful video to watch)

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Ferrari 250 GT Lusso - Morning Ritual

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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)
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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.  :-)
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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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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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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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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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Great Thread!

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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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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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Oddly satisfying watching this process...

Car Glass: Cleaning and Polishing -- /DRIVE CLEAN

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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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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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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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« Reply #60 on: September 03, 2013, 02:55 PM »
Of course all in all, who am I to judge?  I've never driven any of these incredible machines. 

Same here, but it's fun to think about
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« Reply #61 on: September 03, 2013, 04:05 PM »
This weekend at !  (previously Infineon Raceway)

World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) -- http://www.fiawtcc.com/
US Touring Car Championsihp (USTCC) -- http://www.ustcc.com/
Pirelli GT3 Porsche Cup
Yokohama Drift Demo
Evasive Motorsports Demo

Use this link to drop the Sunday pricing from $40 to $25!
https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/infineon/EN/buy/details/3EVASIVE

Price includes pit pass!


Sunday, September 8

8 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.   USTCC Warm-Up
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.   FIA WTCC Warm-Up
9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.   Pirelli GT3 Porsche Cup Warm-Up
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.   Yokohama Drifting Demonstration
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Pirelli GT3 Porsche Cup Qualifying
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.   Pre-Race Ceremonies
11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   FIA WTCC Race 1 (13 Laps, Rolling Start)
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.   Yokohama Drifting Demonstration
1 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.   Fat Lace/Evasive Parade Laps/Demonstrations
2:20 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.   FIA WTCC Race 2 (13 Laps, Standing Start)
3:15 p.m. – 4 p.m.   USTCC Race 2
4:15 p.m. – 4:30pm   Yokohama Drifting Demonstration
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Pirelli GT3 Porsche Cup Race 2


I'll be there most of, if not the entire day.  Friend is racing in USTCC piloting the Performance Technic E46 M3.  Stay tuned for photo album and on-board video feed!
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« Reply #62 on: September 04, 2013, 01:35 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!


haha.. I know what you mean Rick...in the last year my dining room table has been used as a workbench about 363 days and for actually eating food about twice! Although...I my laser engraver and 3d printer are both in my "dining room" at the moment so that might have something to do with it...

The only thing that confuses me about the contents of your table is, what are the ski goggles for?   Which Canon is that?  an xl2?

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« Reply #63 on: September 05, 2013, 12:29 PM »
No wheels on this one.  Just some epic rock with giant robots to start the day.  Let's do this.

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« Reply #64 on: September 05, 2013, 01:12 PM »
That cable/hose on the wall at 0:43...  [scared]

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Speakers up!




Though, truth be told, as fun as sliding and smoking up tires is... I would've much more appreciated a video dedicated to a pure attack on time.  The F40 and F50 are literally road-going Formula cars.  "Hooning" as the kids call it nowadays... not really on the design agenda, I don't think  ;) 
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« Reply #66 on: September 09, 2013, 01:05 PM »
Hope ya'll had an awesome weekend!!  World Touring Car Championship / US Touring Car Championship was awesomeeeee!!!  While I sort my photos... Let’s start the day off with the BlackTrax S2000 ‘IRENE’, as piloted by Graham Downey who made the fastest lap time at the Time Attack Demo with a blistering 1:56.934 around the FIA WTCC configuration at Sonoma Raceway!

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« Reply #67 on: September 09, 2013, 03:34 PM »
Sorry if this has already been posted but it's too funny to miss:  www.pepsimax.com/testdrive
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« Reply #68 on: September 11, 2013, 03:49 PM »
Here's an interesting battle between Prima Racing Honda S2000 as prepared by BlackTrax Performance, versus, Life's Good Racing Chevy Camaro, through a field of BMW M3's, from US Touring Car Championship GT Class, Sept. 7th 2013 at Sonoma Raceway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moyYGMgc3OI&feature=youtu.be

Here is our WTCC/USTCC photo album from Sunday!

And for you time attack guys... here's "Irene", BlackTrax's record setting Honda S2000 --
 
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« Reply #69 on: September 12, 2013, 01:11 PM »
No wheels here... but too cool a clip not to share
(hey that rhymes!  sort of?)

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1997

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..
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.


Here's some stuff on Koenigsegg you may enjoy





Search the brand at youtube and there's a bunch more
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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.


Here's some stuff on Koenigsegg you may enjoy





Search the brand at youtube and there's a bunch more

Very good stuff Paul.  And I think I may have spotted why you love Koenigsegg so much -- as evident at 4:26 in the factory tour of your first clip.  Take another peek and let me know if you see what I see.  Pay close attention to the goodies on the right hiding in the back... and of course the gorgeous banner on the wall  ;)

I did always appreciate the phantom insignia, bearing honor and tribute to the First Squadron of the Swedish Air Force.

I'll add to Tour de Koenigsegg with...



and


 
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« Reply #75 on: September 17, 2013, 03:04 PM »
Nice clips and good eye on the timestamp, hadn't noticed that before lol.
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« Reply #76 on: September 18, 2013, 01:55 PM »
Nice clips and good eye on the timestamp, hadn't noticed that before lol.

I actually was looking specifically for Festool in the videos  ;) 

I can't vouch for the rest of the world, though in all probability it is probably so -- all authorized Koenigsegg Service Centers in China MUST use Festool Automotive System for paint and body repair.  It's part of the agreement between Koenigsegg and the Service Centers as a way to guarantee exceptional quality of workmanship. 

Little bit of trivia knowledge I picked up while I visited TTS CN for Automotive Systems Training last year :) 
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« Reply #77 on: September 22, 2013, 08:41 PM »
anybody like Astons? ;)

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« Reply #78 on: September 23, 2013, 02:52 AM »
anybody like Astons? ;)



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« Reply #79 on: September 23, 2013, 12:50 PM »
not usually a "fail" video guy... but hey... MOPED MONDAY!!

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« Reply #80 on: September 23, 2013, 02:16 PM »
anybody like Astons? ;)



Just been working for a guy who had a brand new DB9 in quantum silver (james bond colour). He was showing me around it , very nice. The best bit was the key , it has crystal glass on one end with the Aston logo inside. You push it in the dash to start the car and the crystal lights up.

Here you go found a video of a dbs with same start sounds great


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« Reply #81 on: September 24, 2013, 02:25 PM »
anybody like Astons? ;)



Just been working for a guy who had a brand new DB9 in quantum silver (james bond colour). He was showing me around it , very nice. The best bit was the key , it has crystal glass on one end with the Aston logo inside. You push it in the dash to start the car and the crystal lights up.

Here you go found a video of a dbs with same start sounds great



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« Reply #83 on: September 27, 2013, 03:24 PM »
Ferrari F138 rear suspension and rear wing detail - Singapore Grand Prix

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« Reply #84 on: September 27, 2013, 08:47 PM »
I watched the movie "Rush" at the Thursday night premier, and sorry, but I was very underwhelmed, especially after the build up to it by various racing announcers. The story was told well, and the acting was pretty good, but there was little racing footage. The 1966 movie "Grand Prix" has always been one of my favorite films (and always will be), and I thought that "Rush" would bring all that to another level; not so. In fact, except for starts and other stuff on the pit straight, there wasn’t much of anything; hiss boo.

I don’t know if I would have spotted it on my own right away, but they mentioned in the NBC Sports 1/2 hour show about how the film was made that they used the same movie set (with changes to signs and such) for the pits and spectator stands. Not sure where they filmed the other parts of "various tracks they were supposedly at" other than the pit straight. I think the short part showing Lauda's crash at Nurburgring was the real original footage, so they probably didn't film at all there. (edit by dicktill: Wrong! Just did a search about this, and for the movie they did film (re-film it) it at the actual crash site. Kudos to Opie, Richie Cunningham, Steve Bolander, and er Ron Howard!) Anyway it lost some luster with all this; "Grand Prix" did it right!. And finally, although they had a slew of the real original 1976 F1 cars, they didn't show much in the way of closeups of suspension and engines.
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« Reply #85 on: September 30, 2013, 02:57 PM »
GT-R vs Ski Slope.  What the what?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukPkHuf5BRI&feature=youtu.be

HKS Exhaust. COBB tuning on the ECU. 1000cc injectors. COBB intakes with open airfilters. Rebuilt gearbox with stronger parts from Dodson. Öhlins suspension all around. Whiteline rollbars in front and back. Recaro carbon seats. And Takata Racing Harness.  Courtesy of Mr. Robert Larsson a.k.a. Team Icerider, driver of the 620hp Nissan GT-R tackling the ascent.

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« Reply #86 on: October 01, 2013, 01:20 PM »
Tomfoolery Tuesday...

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« Reply #87 on: October 02, 2013, 03:38 PM »
Wheel Roasting Wednesday! 

Of all his gymkhana videos, I still like Gym 1 the best...
perhaps for how amateur / unpolished / raw the footage looks (as compared to say... Gym 5)



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« Reply #88 on: October 02, 2013, 07:42 PM »
VW.. err I mean Porsche Fans!!

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« Reply #89 on: October 03, 2013, 10:14 PM »
Great Thread!

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Way too many mods to list but a few highlights are, B18B 11.5:1cr, jdm R tranny, Koni coil overs.

I built it after totaling my Integra, pulled everything of use from and an put it into the eg(including the dashboard)
I did fairly well with it in SM class when I had time to autox just haven't had the time to in the last few years. It's still a blast to drive though! [big grin]
The Green Koolaid sure is sweet...

Kapex w/crown stops, Domino DF 500 Set, Syslites, PS300, RTS400, RO150, OF1010 w/LR32 Kit, TS75, 75" + (2) 55" rails, RO90, ETS125, RAS, Custom abrasive systainer, CTmini, CT36AC w/blastgates, PLANEX w/harness, TI15, T12+3 set, MFT/3 cross cut, Universal Cleaning set, Turbo Suction Brush, 12 drawer Sortainer, Extra Systainers with job specific tool collections

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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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« 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!!

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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 #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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« 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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« 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 #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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Parenting done right! 
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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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« 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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Van DAMMMMMEEEEEEE!!

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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 #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



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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

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1:18

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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.

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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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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]

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The Racers

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« Reply #152 on: December 06, 2013, 09:58 PM »
Sorry if you've posted this before.  Gave me goosebumps.

http://jalopnik.com/mclaren-releases-awesome-nurburgring-video-refuses-to-1477261544?utm_campaign=socialflow_jalopnik_facebook&utm_source=jalopnik_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
*thumbsup

Question then would be... if we are ever so lucky, would you rather a P1, or the original mack daddy, the F1?

Make you a deal -- If I ever win the lottery you get a vehicle of your choice if you'd return the favor if you win it big.  Deal?  ;)


(for those really lazy and have not clicked the Jalopnik link, here's the video... lol)
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« Reply #153 on: December 11, 2013, 12:44 PM »
Some JDM goodness to kickoff a chilly Wednesday!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRA-XT2Tblg&feature=youtu.be

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« Reply #154 on: December 16, 2013, 02:49 PM »
What Scandinavian Flick?  Meet The Michigan Left.

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« Reply #156 on: December 18, 2013, 01:25 AM »
If you like motorcycles and burnouts...

This is my bike that I built with my friend Chris. It's a 990cc 101rwhp AWD KTM Adventure and it's one of a kind. I thought it would be fun after we built it to do the worlds first two wheeled motorcycle burnout. It was. I shot the video with my friend and studio partner Tommy in an afternoon. Of course I also rode it too so mostly I was placing cameras and GoPros.

http://silodrome.com/worlds-first-two-wheeled-motorcycle-burnout/

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If you like motorcycles and burnouts...

This is my bike that I built with my friend Chris. It's a 990cc 101rwhp AWD KTM Adventure and it's one of a kind. I thought it would be fun after we built it to do the worlds first two wheeled motorcycle burnout. It was. I shot the video with my friend and studio partner Tommy in an afternoon. Of course I also rode it too so mostly I was placing cameras and GoPros.

http://silodrome.com/worlds-first-two-wheeled-motorcycle-burnout/

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« Reply #158 on: December 19, 2013, 07:15 PM »
If you like motorcycles and burnouts...

This is my bike that I built with my friend Chris. It's a 990cc 101rwhp AWD KTM Adventure and it's one of a kind. I thought it would be fun after we built it to do the worlds first two wheeled motorcycle burnout. It was. I shot the video with my friend and studio partner Tommy in an afternoon. Of course I also rode it too so mostly I was placing cameras and GoPros.

http://silodrome.com/worlds-first-two-wheeled-motorcycle-burnout/

Okay, back to building my house.

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EPIC.  [not worthy] [thumbs up] [drooling] [jawdrop]

MORE. MOAR OF THAT!!
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« Reply #160 on: December 20, 2013, 08:45 AM »

Question then would be... if we are ever so lucky, would you rather a P1, or the original mack daddy, the F1?

Make you a deal -- If I ever win the lottery you get a vehicle of your choice if you'd return the favor if you win it big.  Deal?  ;)


(for those really lazy and have not clicked the Jalopnik link, here's the video... lol)


As impressive as a P1 is... being a Porsche guy myself, this video show how incredible the 918 is.  LOVE that car... very excited to watch the Code Racing team this year...

enjoy, (it is long but so, so awesome!)



People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? Can we get along?

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« Reply #161 on: December 20, 2013, 01:14 PM »
As impressive as a P1 is... being a Porsche guy myself, this video show how incredible the 918 is.  LOVE that car... very excited to watch the Code Racing team this year...


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« Reply #162 on: December 20, 2013, 01:16 PM »
It's no secret I'm a massive Honda fan.  Lads, the chariot of the Gods, Ayrton Senna's personal NSX

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ayrton-Sennas-Personal-Red-Honda-NSX-from-his-Home-in-the-Algarve-/331088014523


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« Reply #163 on: December 20, 2013, 01:46 PM »

As impressive as a P1 is... being a Porsche guy myself, this video show how incredible the 918 is.  LOVE that car... very excited to watch the Code Racing team this year...

enjoy, (it is long but so, so awesome!)


That is awesome! I was so impressed that I ran down to the local Porsche dealer this morning to plunk down my $845,000 (base price) for one, only to find out the entire production run is sold out.  [sad]
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« Reply #164 on: December 20, 2013, 02:09 PM »




The Porsche 918 Spyder lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in an amazing 6:57. Still a record I believe.

Here's a video of a Shelby GT500 doing the same lap in 7:38. The 918 obviously has far more sophisticated engineering for the track.

There's a lot more tire squealing with the Mustang as it is muscled through the curves, but still not bad for a "cheap" car.  [smile]

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« Reply #165 on: December 20, 2013, 02:13 PM »


That is awesome! I was so impressed that I ran down to the local Porsche dealer this morning to plunk down my $845,000 (base price) for one, only to find out the entire production run is sold out.  [sad]

It is funny.  The specs on that car don't seem like reality.  People see 800+ HP and handles like a bullet train yet has the potential to get 70+ MPG with the Hybrid motors.  If I had 1 Mill, I would absolutely pick this car up.  I have driven the 2014 GT3 and fell in love.  My 91 is looking soggy these days yet I still love my mistress :D

I am waiting for the RS to be out.  My father in law is the GM for Porsche in our area, so a backstage pass helps on getting in that car.  If you haven't looked at videos of the GT3 (still achievable at 140K!) do so, you will have a smile on your face all day (and night) long.

People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? Can we get along?

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« Reply #166 on: December 20, 2013, 02:42 PM »

... you will have a smile on your face all day (and night) long.


Well, I just bought a GT500 (two weeks ago) and that's doing a pretty good job on my smile.  [smile]

I've been a member of the FOG for almost six years now, and I know well how hanging around here gives me ideas that are often harmful to my bank account.

BUT, this thread has been the costliest by far.  (Thanks, Phil) [big grin]
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« Reply #167 on: December 20, 2013, 02:50 PM »

... you will have a smile on your face all day (and night) long.


Well, I just bought a GT500 (two weeks ago) and that's doing a pretty good job on my smile.  [smile]

I've been a member of the FOG for almost six years now, and I know well how hanging around here gives me ideas that are often harmful to my bank account.

BUT, this thread has been the costliest by far.  (Thanks, Phil) [big grin]

You pulled the trigger!!  Congrats on the new ride John!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Pictures?? YouTube???  I want to hear that engine!

Let me know if you're ever up for a High Performance Driving Event (HPDE) Track Day!  I drive with National Auto Sport Association (NASA), and I believe NASA SoCal frequents Willow Springs and Buttonwillow, as well as the occasional Laguna Seca.  My home course for NASA NorCal is of course Sonoma Raceway (previously Infineon).

Check out more info here -- http://www.nasaproracing.com/aboutnasa/regions.html

Again uber congratulations!  Do please have fun and drive safe  :)
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« Reply #168 on: December 20, 2013, 03:40 PM »

Again uber congratulations!  Do please have fun and drive safe  :)



Thanks, Phil. To tell the truth, the car still scares the heck out of me. I haven't driven a manual shift in over twenty years, and one that breaks traction so easily is taking a lot of getting used to.

These cars are programmed at the factory so that the supercharger is turned off until the car is driven a continuous 5 miles. I guess for the protection of unwary transport drivers and lot boys.

Mine had 5.5 miles on it when it arrived, the supercharger was not functioning yet, but it still seemed to have quite a bit of power. I was not ready for what happened at 11 miles, stepped hard on the throttle and almost lost control.

This car was hard to find, it took two months of searching dealer inventories nationwide to locate the one I bought. I wanted a convertible in Sterling Gray Metallic with black stripes, and they only made 67 of those (the 2014 is already out of production and there will be no more of these cars made). A dealer here in Southern California did happen to have the car I wanted but would not budge from $10,000 OVER STICKER!

I finally found one in the wheat fields of Imperial, Nebraska (pop. 2100) for MSRP and had it shipped to Los Angeles. The folks at Imperial Country Ford were great to work with, far more "down home" than most dealers out here.








On its way to L.A.









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« Reply #169 on: December 21, 2013, 03:10 PM »
Beautiful car, John.  And there's a seat for Ann in it as well!

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« Reply #170 on: December 21, 2013, 03:20 PM »

Beautiful car, John.  And there's a seat for Ann in it as well!

neil


Thanks, Neil. She's had one ride and won't get back in it until I learn to drive it better.   [smile]

Come on out and I'll show you what she means.   [big grin]
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« Reply #172 on: December 28, 2013, 02:06 PM »
Be very careful when inflating tires!



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« Reply #173 on: December 28, 2013, 02:17 PM »
Seems the folks at HPI Racing have been busy!  Check out this miniature scale recreation of Ken Block's Gymkhana SIX!



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« Reply #174 on: December 28, 2013, 02:41 PM »
Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, Germany



Festool Trivia -- Did you guys know Granat was developed by Festool Automotive Systems for Porsche?  Porsche uses low VOC paints which dries harder, thus requiring a much more durable and clog-resistant abrasive. 
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« Reply #175 on: December 28, 2013, 02:48 PM »
Since we're on the topic of VW's (heehee), of course have to include the biggest baddest VW of all...

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World's first HD Video... from Space!

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Happy 2014 ya'll!!!  Let's kick the new year off by gettin down n dirty with recaps from Rally Estonia 2013

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Very. very. cool.

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« Reply #179 on: January 06, 2014, 01:33 PM »
Porsche. Engine. Nuts.

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



What does cold weather do to your car?


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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]

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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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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 #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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« Reply #210 on: February 24, 2014, 01:02 PM »
two hundred seventy, point forty nine, miles per hour.

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« Reply #211 on: March 08, 2014, 06:09 PM »
Alright ya'll.  Time for some serious business here.  

Just kidding -- I can't say that with a straight face...  [big grin]

But on the real, here's Festool Automotive Systems for Headlight Restoration using one of my favorite sander/polishers, the one and only, RO 90!



All items as listed in the video are in stock!  The MPA's can also be used on the body for paint polishing, MPA5000 will get you a real nice shine for light colors, and I even have MPA11000 to get that mirror gloss finish on dark colored vehicles.  



As noted in one of the previous videos on auto paint polish, an advantage for beginners in using a Rotex RO sander/polisher is precisely in the oscillation of the pad in Rotex mode -- helping in dissipating heat.  
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« Reply #212 on: March 08, 2014, 06:24 PM »
Annnnnd to make up for all the last couple of days with no updates... here's a bombshell of goodies for the weekend!

Koeniseggeggeggeggegg One:1 Teaser




The McLaren P1




Annnnnnnnnd just for fun,  Batman's Tumbler

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#amazing

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« Reply #214 on: March 13, 2014, 01:41 PM »
A little more F1 -- past, present, and future.

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Very advert.  Very cool.

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« Reply #216 on: March 14, 2014, 12:58 PM »
For us virtual guys, "Kaz", the grand visionary behind Gran Turismo


This film is about drive. It's about the passion and creative drive of Kazunori Yamauchi, the architect behind Gran Turismo's birth and breath-taking fifteen-year evolution. This film will trace his relentless willingness to challenge himself, to hold none of his past achievements sacred, and push beyond the virtual divide in his pursuit of perfection. Through the support of PlayStation, Kaz's journey has forever changed the gaming and automotive landscape and in doing so, has redefined how we perceive the relationship between art, entertainment and culture.

And, a little stroll down memory lane

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P1

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« Reply #218 on: March 14, 2014, 07:12 PM »
WOW.... Who is he and why no head protection.... What a ride that would have been.. Wonder if my  OF2200 has race mode?
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For those who missed it, F1 2014 Qualifying kicks off with Hamilton taking pole with Mercedes at Melbourne in the rain!  Second goes to Red Bull, Daniel Ricciardo, Third goes back to Mercedes’ teammate Nico Rosberg.  Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel comes in 12th, as bewildered as team mate Ricciardo.

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« Reply #220 on: March 20, 2014, 12:54 AM »
Overtake GT-R // Carbon Fiber Godzilla - オーバーテイク R35

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« Reply #221 on: March 20, 2014, 02:39 PM »
If I EVER get to go visit Festool DE... (invitation? pretty please? powers at Festool? hello? *echo echo echo)

How to tackle the Nurburgring Nordschleife

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M5 x GT-R


M5 x M6


M6 x SL63
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M3 DTM
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what did I just watch...?

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« Reply #225 on: March 25, 2014, 10:58 AM »

what did I just watch...?


That's one of the craziest promos I've seen.

All it needs is a little more action.  [smile]
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« Reply #226 on: March 25, 2014, 07:29 PM »
Ayrton Senna.  Happy belated birthday.  An inspiration.

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« Reply #227 on: March 26, 2014, 05:25 PM »
Prima Racing Honda S2000 -- one of the most well sorted S2000's on US soil today
(not really fair considering it's a mixed class race, but try to count how many cars he passes on lap 1)

Driver: Andrie Hartanto
Car: 2006 Honda S2000.
Course: Thunderhill Raceway
Class STU

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SCCA Double Regional Race. Grabbed pole position but time was disallowed due to sound violation. Started from the back of the pack and work way up to first overall. Made a mistake passed under yellow and got demoted to 2nd in class or 4th overall.


2006 Honda S2000 AP2

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Prima Racing Honeycomb Aluminum Splitter and Undertray
CT Engineering built roll cage
Lightweight Carbon Hardtop
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CT Engineering X-brace
Wicked Tuning Monoball Pivot Points on all suspension arms
Wicked Tuning Adjustable Roll Center
Wicked Tuning Adjustable Bumpsteer Arms
Wicked Tuning Rigid Subframe Collars
Penske Double Adjustable Dampers
Prima Racing Anti-roll Bar
HASPORT Motor mount
HASPORT Differential Mount
Carbotech Brake Pads
Eibach Race Springs
City Tech Autobody Paint & Bodywork
Drastikk Industry Graphics/Livery
Safety and Interiors

AIM EVO4 with G-dash Display and Data Logger
Racetech Seat
Sparco Steering Wheel
Sparco 6 Point Harness
Spa fire system
Drivetrain:

Prima Racing Built F22C Block and Head
Supertech Valves, Valve Springs and Ti Retainers
CT Engineering Icebox Carbon Intake
Blacktrax Oil Pan Baffle
Hondata K-Pro Engine Management
BERK Technology Exhaust Manifold
BERK Technology 3″ exhaust with HFC
Wheels & Tires:

Rota Grid Wheels 17×9
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« Reply #228 on: March 26, 2014, 06:32 PM »
Forsberg tears up a warehouse in an Infiniti M-something... 45?  56? 

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« Reply #229 on: March 27, 2014, 02:05 PM »
Jaguar F-Type Coupe R via Chris Harris /DRIVE

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« Reply #230 on: April 02, 2014, 07:20 PM »
while the link lasts... also, read the details for good giggles such as, "Exterior Color : mostly white"

Prius H.D. Edition (aka The ToyoHog)

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« Reply #231 on: April 03, 2014, 02:45 PM »
Upgrade process for BlackTrax S2000, another of the most well sorted S2000's on US soil. 

http://www.motoiq.com/MagazineArticles/ID/3442/Blacktrax-Performance-S2000-Motorsport-Makeover-Part-1--Basic-Chassis-Preparation.aspx
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« Reply #232 on: April 04, 2014, 11:58 AM »
Such peace
Much freehand
Very paint
Wow.

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« Reply #233 on: April 04, 2014, 12:07 PM »
Street car vs Race car.  Race begins at 6:06.  Friendly gesture at 9:19 ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60j8GA24DSI&feature=youtu.be&t=6m6s
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Annnnnnnd it's time to buy a Wii U





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« Reply #235 on: April 08, 2014, 03:02 PM »
Found this old video circa 2011 of my buddy in his Impreza STi, after I snuck past him in my Integra.  

National Auto Sport Association (NASA) High Performance Driving Event (HPDE) Groups 1 and 2 have limited passing zones, so you end up with traffic jams.  Once a gap opens up though, a string of cars will punch through.

Funny stuff happening behind me that I wasn't fully aware of.  Poor NSX...  ::)

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« Reply #236 on: April 08, 2014, 03:24 PM »
Formula Drift Long Beach 2014 - Media Day


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« Reply #237 on: April 09, 2014, 02:01 PM »
Technological insight on the Petronas Mercedes cars, and their current dominance in F1 2014

Split Turbo.

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« Reply #238 on: April 09, 2014, 04:02 PM »
Street car vs Race car.  Race begins at 6:06.  Friendly gesture at 9:19 ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60j8GA24DSI&feature=youtu.be&t=6m6s

Love it.

I just can't get over how relaxed these guys are, just tapping his hands on the wheel like he's on the freeway. 

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« Reply #239 on: April 09, 2014, 06:15 PM »
Street car vs Race car.  Race begins at 6:06.  Friendly gesture at 9:19 ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60j8GA24DSI&feature=youtu.be&t=6m6s

Love it.

I just can't get over how relaxed these guys are, just tapping his hands on the wheel like he's on the freeway.  

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I know right?  Did you see that other video that I posted with the guy flying through the Nurburgring in a hooptie?  So. Awesome.

"Your race car should drive easier than your street car."

Don't remember where that line was from, but a good reminder for us tuner boys to always stay focused on intended purpose and design.
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« Reply #240 on: April 10, 2014, 01:01 PM »
Street car vs Race car.  Race begins at 6:06.  Friendly gesture at 9:19 ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60j8GA24DSI&feature=youtu.be&t=6m6s

Love it.

I just can't get over how relaxed these guys are, just tapping his hands on the wheel like he's on the freeway.  

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I know right?  Did you see that other video that I posted with the guy flying through the Nurburgring in a hooptie?  So. Awesome.

"Your race car should drive easier than your street car."

Don't remember where that line was from, but a good reminder for us tuner boys to always stay focused on intended purpose and design.


I think I noticed it first when I watched that hooptie one.  I mean, I went to F1 boston a couple of times, and I had a death grip on the wheel my first couple of races.  Killed my wrists.  Eased up on the pressure, and it was so much more fun and felt more in control. 

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« Reply #241 on: April 13, 2014, 07:22 PM »
Street car vs Race car.  Race begins at 6:06.  Friendly gesture at 9:19 ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60j8GA24DSI&feature=youtu.be&t=6m6s

Love it.

I just can't get over how relaxed these guys are, just tapping his hands on the wheel like he's on the freeway.  

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I know right?  Did you see that other video that I posted with the guy flying through the Nurburgring in a hooptie?  So. Awesome.

"Your race car should drive easier than your street car."

Don't remember where that line was from, but a good reminder for us tuner boys to always stay focused on intended purpose and design.


I think I noticed it first when I watched that hooptie one.  I mean, I went to F1 boston a couple of times, and I had a death grip on the wheel my first couple of races.  Killed my wrists.  Eased up on the pressure, and it was so much more fun and felt more in control. 

Would love to take a hooptie around a race track!

Ya know, my NASA driving instructor has always told me to just bring a rental car to the track.  We're doing non-competitive open track driving events, so he said just kick back, relax, and work on fine tuning my line, while opening up eyes and ears to take in more sensory input at the slower pace of the rental.
 
Seems a very good idea (he does it himself plenty), but I'm not sure why I feel more at ease putting my own track car at risk as opposed to a rental.  Social mechanical responsibility??  ::) *shrug
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« Reply #242 on: April 13, 2014, 07:28 PM »
Such JDM
Very water-cooled
So snorkel
Wow.





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while I'm doing SUVs...

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Scion Racing GReddy 2JZ FR-S... as piloted by Kenshiro Gushi in Formula Drift



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More Formula Drift @ The Streets of Long Beach

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VW 918 Spyder ::) ... at Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas

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VW 918 Spyder... at Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas



Come on man!!  VW?!?  We have come a long way since then.

The PORSCHE 918 is a marvel. My wife said we should get a hybrid...  I showed her that.

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« Reply #248 on: April 15, 2014, 01:30 AM »
Well, not so common man since it would be pushing 1.5M€ here retail...  [scared]
The sky's the limit in my workshop, literally. [big grin]

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Well, not so common man since it would be pushing 1.5M€ here retail...  [scared]


Nothing is more common than a Ford Mustang.  [smile]

Zero to two hundred in thirty seconds/one mile.

Great for when you're late for work.

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VW 918 Spyder... at Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas



Come on man!!  VW?!?  We have come a long way since then.

The PORSCHE 918 is a marvel. My wife said we should get a hybrid...  I showed her that.

Edit: corrected typo
teeheehee ;D

I was wondering where all the Porsche guys were here on the FOG.  Engineering masterpieces as always.  It's just fun giving you guys a hard time muahahaha

That all said, isn't there some... oh... what was it called... VW 16.4 Super Sport that holds some silly World Record or something....?  ::)
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« Reply #252 on: April 15, 2014, 02:53 PM »
It always brings a smile to my face when a car is so spectacular, so out of this world, that it dumbfounds the best of automotive journalists

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Just beautiful, form and function

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Porsche 911 vs... as always... the GT-R

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« Reply #255 on: April 16, 2014, 05:02 PM »
Porsche 911 vs... as always... the GT-R



I was reading about the launch control the other day. Got to love Porsche electronics... When they don't cause your GT3 to catch fire. ;)

Also love it when a Barbie Porsche beats Godzilla.
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Porsche 911 vs... as always... the GT-R



I was reading about the launch control the other day. Got to love Porsche electronics... When they don't cause your GT3 to catch fire. ;)

Also love it when a Barbie Porsche beats Godzilla.
hahahahhaha "Barbie Porsche" -- *add to insult arsenal for track days
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Almost vintage, the 80s and 90s were the heydays for Honda





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The AMC Pacer ::)





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Spent a beautiful Sunday up at Sonoma Raceway (previously Infineon, further previously Sears Point) for Ferrari Challenge

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« Reply #265 on: May 06, 2014, 02:08 PM »
Birddoc is flying again!

Last season, an essentially stock 13 Shelby running in the high 9s, 136-140 mph.



Over the winter a complete engine rebuild, including the addition a 4.2 Kenne Bell supercharger.

First dyno run with new engine:



First run of the 2014 season at Maryland International Raceway (last Friday):



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Apologies for being away for a bit... here's a goodie to make up for my absence

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Apologies for lack of updates.  Shop's been crazy! (the good kind)

Somebody here likes Mustangs right...? ;)

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Pretty Awesome [wink]

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Somebody here likes Mustangs right...? ;)


Yep, and I always have the valet park my car.  [smile]
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« Reply #270 on: May 24, 2014, 09:43 AM »


What do you think?
(Note that not all may be available in NA?  [unsure]

http://www.drive.com.au/drive/-zrkb7.html
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What do you think?
(Note that not all may be available in NA?  [unsure]

http://www.drive.com.au/drive/-zrkb7.html


That Ferrari F12 looks pretty nice, and affordable too. If you leave off some of the options you might get one for under $500,000. Better hurry though, they only plan on making 7000 per year.  [smile]
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« Reply #272 on: May 25, 2014, 11:42 AM »
F1 Monaco

Indy

Atlanta  

'Nuff said.

Tom

By the way Mustangs are one of my favorites also.
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« Reply #273 on: May 30, 2014, 02:11 PM »
Sorry haven't been posting as much as I used to.  So swamped at the shop it's unbelievable.  Not that I'm complaining  ::)

As always, it's more fun to drive a slow car fast, than a fast car slow.  The video gets more and more... um... exciting.  Enjoy!

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What do you think?
(Note that not all may be available in NA?  [unsure]

http://www.drive.com.au/drive/-zrkb7.html

I could never bring myself to drive a Citroen [eek]

I think Aston Martins are beautiful cars, but a new one in Oz is just insane money (as is a new Ferrari). Anyway, my fav AM would be a DB5.

Sadly I look at cars these days and tend to see the last idiot that was driving that marque!

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« Reply #275 on: June 12, 2014, 01:56 PM »
SO MUCH VERY EPIC WIN YES WANT PLSOKTHX WOW

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« Reply #276 on: June 23, 2014, 10:04 AM »


Which one?

For me it is the E-Type then the Shelby Cobra.

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« Reply #277 on: June 23, 2014, 07:21 PM »
I had the 1966 TR4A but, I really lusted over the 427 Corba!

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« Reply #278 on: June 23, 2014, 07:23 PM »
A little Festool mention in a Pur Blanc Veyron video...

The PRO-TIP is a small, but very good one ;)

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« Reply #279 on: June 24, 2014, 08:46 AM »
A few more builds from my past.

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A little Festool mention in a Pur Blanc Veyron video...

Great video. Very well done.
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« Reply #281 on: July 23, 2014, 07:07 PM »
Holy moly, I leave you guys for a couple weeks and ya'll change the forum on me!

(you guys haven't forgotten about me right? [crying])

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« Reply #282 on: July 23, 2014, 08:44 PM »
The job I'm on now has some cool cars!

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« Reply #283 on: July 25, 2014, 06:39 PM »
Stumbled across this little gem the other day looking for some missing cabinet molding.  Homeowner snuck it in before moving into the house.

The more Festools I buy, the more money I earn.  The more money I earn, the more Festools I buy.  The more...
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« Reply #284 on: September 04, 2014, 01:04 AM »
annnnnnnnnnnd I'm back!

For those who didn't catch it on the Dealer Board, I'm no longer w/ K-119, so now I finally have some free'ish time to update!

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Anybody been to the new 5-mile full-course Thunderhill yet?

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dodging that speedbump...

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wait for it.....  ::)

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i think im the only guy in here that uses festool for automotive application and thats not including using the rotex as a polish detailer.  nice thread!
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If  NA FOGers think you were paying too much for your F250s, then have a look at this -

http://www.drive.com.au/drive/-10c088.html

Note: Aust $ = approx. 93 cents US
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If  NA FOGers think you were paying too much for your F250s, then have a look at this -

http://www.drive.com.au/drive/-10c088.html

Note: Aust $ = approx. 93 cents US

Oh dear - you mean I just wasted all that money on an RSQ3 when I could of had an F250 [embarassed] [sad] [crying]

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i think im the only guy in here that uses festool for automotive application and thats not including using the rotex as a polish detailer.  nice thread!

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If  NA FOGers think you were paying too much for your F250s, then have a look at this -

http://www.drive.com.au/drive/-10c088.html

Note: Aust $ = approx. 93 cents US

 [eek] [eek] [eek]
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« Reply #293 on: September 06, 2014, 03:38 PM »
Just to be clear (again).

FF Rally, yes
FF Drift, nope

Cute little advert though  [big grin]

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If  NA FOGers think you were paying too much for your F250s, then have a look at this -

http://www.drive.com.au/drive/-10c088.html

Note: Aust $ = approx. 93 cents US

Oh dear - you mean I just wasted all that money on an RSQ3 when I could of had an F250 [embarassed] [sad] [crying]
Maybe!    [big grin] [smile]
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« Reply #295 on: September 08, 2014, 05:59 AM »
i think im the only guy in here that uses festool for automotive application and thats not including using the rotex as a polish detailer.  nice thread!

What Fes tools do you use in automotive applications??

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oh. my. word.  [eek] [eek] [eek]

i think im the only guy in here that uses festool for automotive application and thats not including using the rotex as a polish detailer.  nice thread!

What Fes tools do you use in automotive applications??

I slice and dice carbonfiber and titanium with the ts55/carvex for a nsx diffuser ive been working on for the past 7 weeks. when i feel woody ill chop some maple and walnut.







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 [big grin]



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« Reply #298 on: September 12, 2014, 12:12 AM »


GM Holden (Chev in NA), is to release worlds fastest Ute in Australia.

See -

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« Reply #299 on: September 14, 2014, 12:41 PM »
Sad news:

LITTLE RIVER-ACADEMY (September 12, 2014) A man is dead after an accident at a drag strip racetrack in Bell County, Texas.

The Bell County Sheriffs Department confirms the man lost control of his 2013 GT500 Mustang at the Little River Dragway Friday night.

The man has been identified as Allen Mouton of Killeen, a 48 year old father of 3.

Lt. Donnie Adams of the Bell County Sheriff's Office says the driver was making a single-car run down the drag strip when he hit the guard rail at the halfway point before hitting a tree.

The strip was open for racing tonight.

No other injuries were reported.


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« Reply #300 on: September 15, 2014, 11:57 PM »
oh my god....... rest in peace....  [crying]

My family (parents) are immensely opposed to my love and participation in motorsports.  No poetry around it; cars are dangerous.  But such is the passion.  If it's my time to go, I'd prefer to go out doing something that I love.  (flames optional).  The only responsible thing for me to do is take as many safety precautions, mechanically, mentally, as I can to try to bring myself home after each track event.  I mean, trust me, I'd like to come home too.

Drive safe ladies and gentlemen.  And as noted before, we are the gifted few, blessed with automotive and mechanical empathy.  It is our duty to teach our loved ones ways to be safe behind the wheel. 

Please be safe guys!

Sad news:

LITTLE RIVER-ACADEMY (September 12, 2014) A man is dead after an accident at a drag strip racetrack in Bell County, Texas.

The Bell County Sheriffs Department confirms the man lost control of his 2013 GT500 Mustang at the Little River Dragway Friday night.

The man has been identified as Allen Mouton of Killeen, a 48 year old father of 3.

Lt. Donnie Adams of the Bell County Sheriff's Office says the driver was making a single-car run down the drag strip when he hit the guard rail at the halfway point before hitting a tree.

The strip was open for racing tonight.

No other injuries were reported.


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« Reply #301 on: September 16, 2014, 05:43 AM »
I've recently stepped out of motorbikes. My wife would never stop me from doing something I love, but I could see the stress on her face as she said "enjoy yourself, be safe" as I'd head off to the track or a leave for a "serious" ride.

I like to watch drag racing, but it's not something I'd personally do ... can't think on many things that dangerous you could pack into 10 seconds!

I feel for the family.

Just as I'm typing this a British Customs email has hit my inbox - a sign? Maybe I should get myself a nice little Triumph Thruxton Ace 900 maybe - I'm never done the cafe racer thing.
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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #302 on: September 16, 2014, 05:05 PM »
Dang that could have been me or my son after we custom built a 66 Mustang.  Sorry for the family but, I think he died doing what he loved.

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Re: For the car guys...
« Reply #303 on: October 01, 2014, 11:49 PM »


And now for something to smile about.


http://www.drive.com.au/drive/-10dpls.html

Wait for the video to DL.
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« Reply #304 on: October 10, 2014, 02:03 PM »
We like GT-R's around here right?  [eek]

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« Reply #305 on: October 10, 2014, 03:23 PM »
Very impressive GT-R!

That was fun to watch. Thanks, Philip.
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« Reply #306 on: October 10, 2014, 07:23 PM »
Pretty dang awesome!!!

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Re: For the car guys... 1000km of carnage and last comes first.
« Reply #307 on: October 12, 2014, 05:08 PM »


Yesterday, Sunday AEST the Australian Supercar Championship came to the historic Bathhurst Circut in central New South Wales. This annual race has always produced unexpected results and spectacular action for 1000km. Yesterday was even more 'interesting'!

Read a report and watch the highlight video at -

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-13/morris-might-retire-after-long-awaited-bathurst-triumph/5808026
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« Reply #308 on: October 12, 2014, 07:02 PM »
finally done! festool powered!

When youre feeling depressed just treat yourself to a systainer even if its a mini systainer its ok.

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« Reply #309 on: October 13, 2014, 09:33 PM »
finally done! festool powered!



OH. MY. GOD.  [eek]

more photos.  please oh dear god more of that!
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« Reply #310 on: October 13, 2014, 09:36 PM »
apologies to the neighbors...
(what a 2500 hp diesel sounds like)

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« Reply #311 on: October 13, 2014, 09:41 PM »
Can't wait!  Honda McLaren dream team back at it again!!  YESSSSSSS!!!

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« Reply #312 on: October 13, 2014, 09:44 PM »


Yesterday, Sunday AEST the Australian Supercar Championship came to the historic Bathhurst Circut in central New South Wales. This annual race has always produced unexpected results and spectacular action for 1000km. Yesterday was even more 'interesting'!

Read a report and watch the highlight video at -

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-13/morris-might-retire-after-long-awaited-bathurst-triumph/5808026

Great coverage!  Thanks for sharing!!  Big bad Aussie V8's always a treat! 

I really miss Australia.  Was lucky enough to visit waaaaaaay back... probably 1997 or 98?  Absolutely gorgeous place.  Largest steak I've ever had too... lol.
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« Reply #313 on: October 13, 2014, 09:51 PM »
in the spirit of Halloween...

(as long as it's not blinking we're okay!!)

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« Reply #314 on: October 13, 2014, 10:14 PM »
gravity, meet torque