#53 2008-07-24 02:35:52

The new and exciting Nissan GTR.....   Though not a beautiful car, it has the ability to outperform many European supercars and like the Americans does it at just a fraction of the cost...

http://www.babez.de/nissan/gtr2007/nissan-gt-r--titel.jpg

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#54 2008-07-24 02:42:59

Of course we mustn't forget the new ZR1....  638 horsepower, 604 foot lbs of torque in a lightweight package capable of speeds up to 205 mph.....

http://www.thetorquereport.com/2009_chevrolet_corvette_zr1_new.jpg

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#56 2008-07-24 02:50:05

To ensure that all three American made sports cars are included here I present you with the Dodge Viper ACR.....  I do prefer the over the top cartoonish appearance of the first generation Viper, but the new one has true performance to back it up....

http://www.edmunds.com/media/roadtests/firstdrive/2008/dodge.viper.srt10.acr/08.dodge.viper.acr.340.jpg

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#60 2008-07-24 03:01:46

The Trabant...  The favored (essentially only) mode of transportation for East Germans before the fall of the Berlin Wall...  Please compare to automobiles manufactured in the same time period in West Germany such as the BMW 507.....

http://www.kfz.de/hersteller/trabant/trabant.jpg

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#61 2008-07-24 03:04:36

http://www.bergoiata.org/fe/voiture-roadster-60-80/Mercedes%20Gullwing%20300sl%201.jpg

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#62 2008-07-24 03:04:47

http://www.uncrate.com/men/images/2007/10/hummer-h2-safari.jpg
Funniest car joke of all time.

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#64 2008-07-24 03:10:52

sigmoid freud wrote:

http://www.uncrate.com/men/images/2007/ … safari.jpg
Funniest car joke of all time.

Agreed...  Yet another marketing ploy, drop a body which looks somewhat like a HUMVEE onto a Yukon chassis and jack the price up $15,000 while not even attempting to add any of the mechanicals which makes the HUMVEE a capable vehicle...

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#65 2008-07-24 03:15:25

http://modernmatriarch.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/trafficjam.jpg

Dirck, I now return control of your thread to you.

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#66 2008-07-24 03:19:37

The new Lamborghini Reventon.....  I was relieved to see that Lamborghini decided to return to their alien spacecraft design roots which were lost with the Diablo and Murcielago, but saddened to see that it comes with a one million dollar price tag...

http://en.epochtimes.com/news_images/2007-11-3-2008-lamborghini-reventon-6.jpg

http://www.thetorquereport.com/lamborghini_reventon_17.jpg

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#67 2008-07-24 05:30:46

Hood ornaments used to be awesome.


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#68 2008-07-24 05:38:32

My first car was a 1980 Honda Civic Wagon with a HondaMatic transmission.  I think they only use it in lawnmowers now.  It was brown, smelled funny, had rust holes in it (except the big ones that I put bondo over), and the radio didn't work.  I sold it for $200 after about a year, and the car died two days later.  What a piece of shit.

Now the 3-cylinder two-door hatchback Geo Metro that I bought after that, now there was a kickass car.  It really did get up to 55 miles to the gallon.  It didn't have much power, but there was plenty of space inside, at the time I could fill up the 8 gallon tank on $10, and the stereo was even nice, right up until some asshole ripped it out of the dash with what appeared to be a screwdriver.

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#69 2008-07-24 05:49:01

tojo2000 wrote:

My first car was a 1980 Honda Civic Wagon with a HondaMatic transmission.  I think they only use it in lawnmowers now.

Just for the record, Honda makes a shitty lawnmower.  I used one once.  There's a fucking BELT connecting the driveshaft to the blade.  It claimed to have an overhead cam, don't ask me why.  The blade itself was this convoluted thing that had 2x the cutting surface of a regular lawnmowing blade, which on the horribly underpowered engine meant you were FUCKED except in the shady part of the lawn that is mostly moss and dirt anyway.  Shitty fucking lawnmower.

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#70 2008-07-24 05:53:04

jesusluvspegging wrote:

tojo2000 wrote:

My first car was a 1980 Honda Civic Wagon with a HondaMatic transmission.  I think they only use it in lawnmowers now.

Just for the record, Honda makes a shitty lawnmower.  I used one once.  There's a fucking BELT connecting the driveshaft to the blade.  It claimed to have an overhead cam, don't ask me why.  The blade itself was this convoluted thing that had 2x the cutting surface of a regular lawnmowing blade, which on the horribly underpowered engine meant you were FUCKED except in the shady part of the lawn that is mostly moss and dirt anyway.  Shitty fucking lawnmower.

That seems about par for the course then.  The Hondamatic transmission was sort of like an automatic transmission in that there was no clutch, but basically there were two speeds.  You accelerated up to about 22mph or so and then put it into HI.

It's not that I have anything against Honda.  Currently I drive a Honda Accord 4-cylinder 4-door EX, and I like it a lot.

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#71 2008-07-24 06:26:20

Who doesn't love cars?
In my profession, they're more than a necessity, they're something you have to have.
Here's one of my favourites: the '85 ChuckleWagon, which came standard with steering wheel and 4 brand new tires. It may look small, but you could fit a lot of people in one of these babies.
http://high-street.org/uploads/thumbs/242_clown_car8682327_std.jpg
Then there was the KrashKerpowKart - when people see you coming in one of these they stay the hell out of your way!
http://high-street.org/uploads/thumbs/242_clowncar69a.jpg
Then there was this baby - wasn't much to look at but she had a great horn, and believe it or not, she could hit 25 under the big top.
http://high-street.org/uploads/thumbs/242_clown_car.jpg
And of course, no car thread would be complete without a pic of the old Volkswagen JewBuggy - always a laugh on the way to the krematorium!
http://high-street.org/uploads/thumbs/242_clown_car_33.jpg

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#72 2008-07-24 06:58:43

tojo2000 wrote:

That seems about par for the course then.  The Hondamatic transmission was sort of like an automatic transmission in that there was no clutch, but basically there were two speeds.  You accelerated up to about 22mph or so and then put it into HI.

I perhaps should have made it clear that this was a push lawnmower (though it did have powered wheels on it... the rear ones: you know, the wheels you'd normally use to rotate the mower around on by pushing down on the handle and taking the front wheels off the ground.  These wheels being powered results in you tearing the fuck out of a lawn.  All the powered pushmowers I've encountered, other than this one, had the drive on the front wheels where it made fucking sense.  Terrible lawnmower.).

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#73 2008-07-24 08:00:18

This is what my first lawnmower looked like, except of course I painted the handle orange and added modern high-performance suspension dampers to give that ultra-smooth ride. I used to push that thing back and forth over the lawn for hours.
http://high-street.org/uploads/thumbs/242_push_reel_lawn_mower_420.jpg
This is the current model - a little slower, but still a great mower, and very fuel efficient. Has other benefits too, but I won't mention them in case this thread is being monitored by the SPCA! ;)
http://high-street.org/uploads/thumbs/242_lamb.jpg

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#74 2008-07-24 09:28:20

My ideal ride:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/loanwolfe_tinkerer/Killdozer.jpg

Fuck yeah!

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#75 2008-07-24 09:31:26

Dirckman wrote:

The new Lamborghini Reventon.....  I was relieved to see that Lamborghini decided to return to their alien spacecraft design roots which were lost with the Diablo and Murcielago, but saddened to see that it comes with a one million dollar price tag...


http://www.thetorquereport.com/lamborghini_reventon_17.jpg

Reminds me of the car from The Wraith....

http://www.badmovies.org/movies/wraith/wraith2.jpg

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