GrogHeads Forum

History, Reference, Research, and GrogTalk => Organizations and Equipment => Topic started by: GDS_Starfury on January 21, 2014, 03:20:59 PM

Title: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 21, 2014, 03:20:59 PM
not really military but important enough as daily life equipment.
so lets start off with a pretty controversial car today, the 2014 Corvette.  I havnt been a fan of the Vette since the body style change in the early 80s.  I think all of the permutations since then have been pretty blah as well.  but the new one....  hmmm
Im still up in the air over it and Ive gotten to see a fair amount on the road over the last few months.  on the way home today there was one in dark British racing green with black wheels that looked incredible.

the basic profile has lots of Europe in it which I think is more gooder:
(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1399934!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/corvette.jpg)

this is pretty much what I saw today:
(http://www.corvetteblogger.com/images/content/2013/081913_44.jpg)

Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on January 21, 2014, 03:49:52 PM
Are all those cops in the back there to keep the 'Vette from getting picked on by the real European iron?
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 21, 2014, 03:58:43 PM
I like those new Corvettes, too. So does my wife; I'm hoping she doesn't get any ideas.

Meanwhile, if I had a spare $278,295 lying around, I'd go for one of these:

(http://www.conceptofcars.com/images/aston-martin-v12-vanquish-s_white_6.jpg)

The convertible would be acceptable too.

(http://newportconvertible.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Aston-Martin-Vq-tu5-11002.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 21, 2014, 04:27:44 PM
Ive always loved Astons!

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--ML4KusznPs/TZx8mOSD6PI/AAAAAAAEPOM/2c9bBzpAtsE/s1600/ADG-Aston-DBS-542.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 21, 2014, 04:29:50 PM
Are all those cops in the back there to keep the 'Vette from getting picked on by the real European iron?

keep in mind that it costs a fraction of what a European supercar costs though and delivers most of the performance.  with a little post purchase tuning it can be pretty competitive.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 21, 2014, 05:15:23 PM
My boss's boss talks a lot about his Lotus. I want to say it's a Europa, a yellow one.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 21, 2014, 05:33:42 PM
at 6'2" I cant fit into those things comfortably.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 21, 2014, 05:54:23 PM
I understand. I'm 6'4". I just fit into my Camaro. I can't fit in Mustangs, though.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 21, 2014, 05:57:40 PM
but we fit into Aston's!   ;D
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 21, 2014, 06:01:09 PM
Certainly would.

A few jobs back there was a really nice guy that worked in the same building I did, that owned an Aston. A friend of mine that was down in the lobby called me up and told me to get my ass down there quick. It was on the curb. He parked it there for the service guys to come pick it up and change the oil. He let me sit in the front seat, the owner. Made my day. I was afraid to touch anything, though. The leather seat alone that my big butt occupied probably costs more than the car I have now.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 21, 2014, 06:04:42 PM
I have no problem going to an exotic car dealer and sitting my ass in anything.  theres certainly no lack of them down here and no one knows whos got money or not.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 21, 2014, 06:05:57 PM
I told my boss about my fetish for Astons, and he told me I should go over to the dealership (there's only one in Houston) and get a test drive. I'd have to have titanic balls to do that. I'm thinking about it.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 21, 2014, 06:09:14 PM
do it!  consider...  its not like they sell tons of them, they have test drive mules and theres some bored ass salesman looking to go for a drive.  all they can say is no.  but if they say yes dont crash it.  ::)  I almost did that with a Lotus Esprit once and I might have made the sales guy shit his pants.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 21, 2014, 06:10:59 PM
Well hell, if the speedometer says '140', you're test driving it dammit. You need to know for sure!

I love the Esprit, too, ever since Roger Moore used it in The Spy Who Loved Me.

(http://www.lotusespritturbo.com/James_Bond_Lotus_Esprit_Turbo.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 21, 2014, 06:14:27 PM
I see these driving around a lot.  Im happy to say that the owners seem happy to step on it.  Lambo drivers dont seem to do that much.

(http://www.ferrarisales.com/media/catalog/product/2/_/2_40_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 21, 2014, 06:22:16 PM
Yup. The only Lamborghinis I've ever seen were in Los Angeles, and they drive them like old women.

I've seen several Ferraris around Houston. Glimpses, anyway, as they speed by.

Saw one parked up in The Woodlands last week when we were out. Nice car, but I don't want a newer one. I like the older Ferraris myself, like the 308, the one Magnum P.I. and his mustache drove.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9b/1984_Ferrari_308_GTB_qv.jpg)



Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 21, 2014, 09:29:11 PM
I woulda thought there were more gear heads here.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2014, 05:22:57 AM
Yeah, no kidding.

This thread has 46 views. 40 of those are probably you and I. ;D
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on January 22, 2014, 06:39:32 AM
So far you all have posted some of my favourites already... the new Vette I'm trying to convince my wife it would be fun to live in instead our house.... the Lotus Esprit Turbo was my favourite as a kid.... never was a fan of Ferraris but the latest one looks cool..... Lambo's are the way to go but like you said they are meant to be driven not be hanger queens....

Would love to get my hands one of these... Mustang Shelby GT500...

(http://images.thecarconnection.com/med/2013-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-super-snake-prototype_100399695_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on January 22, 2014, 06:41:54 AM
Really want one of these... 1959 Corvette...

(http://www.remarkablecars.com/main/chevrolet/1959-corvette.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on January 22, 2014, 06:44:47 AM
Or this.... Aventador...

(http://swipe.swipelife.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/01-mansory-carbonado.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 22, 2014, 06:51:47 AM
the latest Lambos are just to angular for my taste.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2014, 07:20:39 AM
The Tesla is pretty sweet, for an electric car.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d3/TeslaRoadster-front.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: W8taminute on January 22, 2014, 07:32:21 AM
I used to be a big car enthusiast.  I'm also pretty humble when it comes to cars because I've accepted the reality that I'll never be able to afford a supercar.  Not in this life anyway. 

If this car was available in the US I'd buy it immediately without even taking it for a test drive. 

(http://trialx.com/curetalk/wp-content/blogs.dir/7/files/2013/03/cars/2011_Alfa_Romeo_Giulietta-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2014, 07:40:16 AM
^ That looks like a soccer mom car, W8. ;D
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 22, 2014, 08:03:41 AM
all the Teslas Ive seen up close have fit issues with the body panels and the door handles feel cheap.  the car feels cheap.
these Audi A3s look pretty good on the road and at a decent price point.

(http://static.ibsrv.net/cdcx/images/2013autos/2%202015%20Audi%20A5%20Sedan%20Side%20View.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2014, 08:07:12 AM
I'm too much of a man to want to drive an electric car. At my last job, one of the execs had a higher-end Tesla that he liked to park in a handicap space near the front door. It was a nice looking car but I know security watched it like a hawk so I didn't even think about breathing on it, let alone pawing it. Though I wanted to.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 22, 2014, 08:09:45 AM
one of my clients got one for his wife so I got to play around it a bit.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on January 22, 2014, 08:50:16 AM
The Tesla's over heat when you drive them properly.. ie hard.  :P

Real men don't drive electric cars. Yer not having fun unless yer burning hydrocarbons...  8)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 22, 2014, 08:54:40 AM
 ;D

(http://www.tickld.com/cdn_image_content/136303.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on January 22, 2014, 09:49:55 AM
I'd settle for a Shelby Cobra.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2014, 10:00:01 AM
^ I thought this was how Brits got around these days, wot?

(http://janeausteninvermont.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/curricle-drawing-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on January 22, 2014, 11:29:10 AM
Hmm. 2 horse power. No, we aint progressed that far yet.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: undercovergeek on January 22, 2014, 11:44:38 AM
^ I thought this was how Brits got around these days, wot?

(http://janeausteninvermont.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/curricle-drawing-3.jpg)

Almost right.... those more discerning of us hook it up to two or four colonials and set off about town
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2014, 11:47:17 AM
Get some of the booger-eating morons over here that watch Bravo and TLC, and you'll be putting them to good use.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on January 22, 2014, 12:10:18 PM
Nah, we've got enough morons of our own thanks.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2014, 12:18:45 PM
How about a Hennessey?

(http://www.hennessy.com/us/site-static/images/bottle-vs.png)

No no, a Hennessey Venom?

(http://icdn6.digitaltrends.com/image/hennessey-venom-gt-1280x853.jpg)

Only 1.1 million dollars.  ::)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on January 22, 2014, 12:20:21 PM
Don't like the colour.

No, I'll stick out for the Cobra - metallic blue with white stripes please.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2014, 12:27:12 PM
Maybe this, then?

(https://images.encyclopediadramatica.es/e/eb/Is_It_As_British_As_This.jpg)

Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on January 22, 2014, 12:38:36 PM
I'm not falling for that. Its NOT a Shelby Cobra.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2014, 12:40:58 PM
This is a Shelby Cobra, surely...

(https://images.encyclopediadramatica.es/3/3b/Britishmilitary.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 22, 2014, 12:46:22 PM
How about a Hennessey?
Only 1.1 million dollars.  ::)

still cheaper then a Bugatti at $2.5 million!

(http://supercars.ws/bugatti/veyron-super-sport/veyron-super-sport-blue-carbon-fiber.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 22, 2014, 12:47:14 PM
 :o  I wonder if the insurance guy had a stroke?

(http://images.thecarconnection.com/lrg/veyron-smash01-1-1_100220492_l.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2014, 12:47:28 PM
The Bugatti looks like a computer mouse.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 23, 2014, 07:20:42 AM
lets see if I can keep BC from being able to stand up today.

(http://www.quick-break.net/c/2013/03/11/396_Camaro_SS.jpeg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on January 23, 2014, 08:07:40 AM
Sweet set of wheels!  8)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 01, 2014, 05:49:46 AM
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/19eaix7kyl6pmgif/ku-xlarge.gif)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on February 01, 2014, 05:58:02 AM
Can the full-size Barbie Camper be far off?
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on February 01, 2014, 06:03:20 AM
^Looks like me and Mrs.B out for a Sunday afternoon pootle.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on February 24, 2014, 08:19:09 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/salary-required-own-propery-us-cities-84.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 25, 2014, 06:26:10 PM
its been supercar madness down here for the last month or so.
way to many girly Porches, a fair amount of Aston Martins and Lambos.  get buzzed by a GTR doing at least 100 mph on Monday and you NEVER see those around.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on February 25, 2014, 07:08:05 PM
A tricked out '60's era Dodge Power-wagon with a cow-catcher plow on the front and a gas-grill and kegerator in the bed would act as a nice chick-magnet counterweight to all those twitchy penis-extenders you got down there. These days an average-sized New England pothole would eat a Lamborghini for lunch and burp up the owners manual afterwards.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 25, 2014, 08:01:28 PM
oh, you would of liked to have seen the perfect 69 Camero SS in dark metallic blue that was cruising next to me yesterday.  what a sound.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 28, 2014, 09:19:45 PM
nice....

http://jalopnik.com/the-koenigsegg-one-1-is-swedens-280-mph-carbon-fiber-h-1532088783
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 06, 2014, 02:50:13 PM
the car that would be Gus:

(http://www.simoncars.co.uk/mg/slides/MG%20Midget%20MkIII%201972%20front.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 06, 2014, 02:57:50 PM
heres an idea.
what legal to own vehicle do you think best fits a forum member?

the easy choice is Smuck.  he has the right car for his personality.
(http://www.motorsbros.com/images/Volvo-V70-D5-03.jpg)

this is what comes to mind with Brant:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/1994-1997_Jeep_Cherokee_(XJ)_Sport_01.jpg)
and its not supposed to be a new one.

then theres Toonces:
(http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/09/27/17/01/1980_volkswagen_vanagon-pic-63924.jpeg)
we all know hes just a Jersey Shore hippy with a big watch.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 10, 2014, 10:19:31 PM
I usually dont like Porsche but:

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/03/100208opt.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: W8taminute on March 20, 2014, 12:20:55 PM
This was the same car I learned to drive on.  Same color except without the yellowish side stripe shown on this one:

(http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/5897/wustyyyrabbit0124zc.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 31, 2014, 10:01:34 PM
(https://scontent-a-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/532256_10203493971698514_1189566738_n.jpg)

The $383.00 Paint Job
1949 Cadillac, completely covered with 38,295 pennies! They were affixed one by one using Silicone. They added over 200 pounds to the vehicle's weight. The entire project took 6 weeks. The pennies are American, and include an 1817 "Big Cent", two Error Pennies, and four 1943 Steel pennies
Courtesy of Billy H. Mehaffey
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on May 02, 2014, 09:39:10 AM
Want!

(http://chivethethrottle.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/random-t-05_02_14-920-30.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: W8taminute on May 02, 2014, 07:55:36 PM
That is a nice car Barth but this is the one I want...

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/169/d/b/camaro_ss_1973_by_rockriderz-d53wpwk.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2014, 08:35:47 PM
hmmmm

interdasting....
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on May 03, 2014, 01:23:04 PM
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w447/Robert_Ellis48/800px-Shelby_AC_427_Cobra_vl_blue_zpsaa1353f4.jpg)

(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w447/Robert_Ellis48/800px-1963_Jaguar_XK-E_Roadster_zpse56c5e11.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on May 03, 2014, 01:25:59 PM
And one of these please..

(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w447/Robert_Ellis48/800px-1965LotusSevenSeriesII_zps4a9420c9.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 03, 2014, 01:50:06 PM
Look wise you cant go wrong with a vintage e type.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on May 03, 2014, 02:25:56 PM
I agree with you totally there. But the Cobra does look a mean beasties as well.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 17, 2014, 03:08:28 PM
Classic MG show here in the parking lot today

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t1.0-9/q83/s720x720/10341523_10104405871854405_4062745588737507560_n.jpg)

sorry this one is rotated
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/q84/s720x720/10313986_10104405871674765_2024416640010271950_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 17, 2014, 05:23:03 PM
I agree with you totally there. But the Cobra does look a mean beasties as well.

I was talking about you.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on May 18, 2014, 05:34:26 AM
Yeah, sleek, sporty and a real chick magnet........................I wish. ;D
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on May 18, 2014, 05:49:34 AM
As long as the wiring is post-Lucas...
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 27, 2014, 05:07:54 PM
fuck me this is pretty!

(http://www.architecturaldigest.com/architecture/car-design/2014/ralph-lauren-vintage-cars-lime-rock-slideshow/jcr:content/par/cn_contentwell/par-main/cn_ad_slideshow/item6.rendition.slideshowHorizontal.ralph-lauren-vintage-cars-07-1956-jaguar.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on July 27, 2014, 05:44:38 PM
For some reason it reminds me of a sexy Frankenstein's Bride....
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 27, 2014, 05:55:10 PM
its a 1956 Jaguar XKSS.

(http://artblart.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/jaguar-xkss-1958.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on July 27, 2014, 06:08:04 PM
The rivets remind me of stitches and the exhaust pipe shields of electrodes. Still sexy, but slightly Mad Max.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 27, 2014, 06:14:22 PM
its got a flair of steam punk to me.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on July 27, 2014, 06:23:56 PM
its got a flair of steam punk to me.

Two sides of the same page then.  O0
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 16, 2014, 07:51:00 PM
innit pretty!  its both original and new.

(http://media.nzherald.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201433/image112482_c_620x310.jpg)

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/cars/news/article.cfm?c_id=142&objectid=11308836


Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on August 25, 2014, 07:56:03 AM
Big day today as Mrs B and I have been and negotiated for a new car. Now we have 2-3 months to wait for it to arrive from the manufacturers. :)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on August 25, 2014, 07:59:00 AM
Big day today as Mrs B and I have been and negotiated for a new car. Now we have 2-3 months to wait for it to arrive from the manufacturers. :)

Whatcha get?
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on August 25, 2014, 08:06:17 AM
We are getting the new model Fiat Panda 4 x 4 to replace the model that we have had for the last 7.5 years.

http://www.fiat.co.uk/uk/panda-4x4?status=0

And we are having the colour shown - Mexican Orange.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on August 25, 2014, 08:12:35 AM
Nice! Do you or the missus do much off roading?
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on August 25, 2014, 08:17:36 AM
lol - not a lot, but it handles bad weather conditions like a dream, and we live in a very hilly area. Plus, we just simply like the model. Its plenty big enough for the 2 of us, since the kids grew up and fled the nest, and its economical and a very fun car to drive.

Jeremy Clarkson said that its one of his favourite cars to drive, so that can't be bad.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on August 25, 2014, 08:24:50 AM
Clarkson fits in there?!?  :o  It's bigger than I thought.....
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on August 25, 2014, 08:34:31 AM
Clarkson fits in there?!?  :o  It's bigger than I thought.....

...a veritable Tardis on wheels...
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 25, 2014, 09:44:09 AM
Who's the Doctor that let him fit into that one? ;)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on August 25, 2014, 10:20:47 AM
^LOL

Hey, I can't afford one of those giant gas-guzzlers that you guys drive - not with fuel over here at the equivalent of $10 per gallon! ;D
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 25, 2014, 10:48:12 AM
Then you should get something more practical, like this:

(http://www.beautylaunchpad.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Rect_430_Width/wysiwyg_imageupload/1794/RedCamaro.jpg)

Which is pretty much my car, down to the same paint job. Should save thousands of pounds or quid or squid or whatever it is you use for money over there.  8)

Yes, yes...'mid life crisis,' wot?
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on August 25, 2014, 11:29:50 AM
Naw, I'll be quite happy pootling along in my little 4x4.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on October 21, 2014, 07:27:27 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/dma-2412.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 21, 2014, 07:33:39 AM
^ I hope their patients are limited to midgets or small children.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: W8taminute on October 24, 2014, 10:33:42 PM
You know, you give billions of petrol dollars to a nomad peasant and not only do they use it to fund your death but they buy up all of your decadent shtuff while they blaspheme you. 

Sorry guys...I'm just disturbed by what is going on in the world today.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on October 25, 2014, 04:18:49 PM
Succinct.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 24, 2014, 11:12:51 PM
(https://scontent-a-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1922254_397994377021225_7783307685011576915_n.jpg?oh=f05976f07c76a761b0f1ac0be21bf2e9&oe=550DF126)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on November 28, 2014, 10:51:26 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/fuckyeah22.gif)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 11, 2015, 08:06:28 AM
opinions:

http://gearheads.org/bugatti-12-4-atlantique-grand-sport-concept-simply-marvelous/#.VLKRO3txmUk

(http://gearheads.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/7141_sm2.jpg?34dab0)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on January 11, 2015, 09:01:15 AM
Looks like the Batman&Robinmobile.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on February 23, 2015, 12:00:27 PM
Star's new wheels.....

(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/daily-morning-awesomeness-40-photos-251.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 23, 2015, 01:11:55 PM
Thats a fucking eyesore!
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on March 12, 2015, 07:03:26 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/bring-back-top-gear-and-jeremy-clarkson-30-photos-20.jpg?quality=94&strip=all)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 12, 2015, 07:06:55 AM
http://www.autoblog.com/2015/03/03/aston-martin-vulcan-geneva-2015/

(http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/legacy_thumbnail/750x422/quality/95/http://www.blogcdn.com/slideshows/images/slides/337/288/4/S3372884/slug/l/01-aston-martin-vulcan-geneva-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on March 27, 2015, 11:54:35 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/fk-yeah-friday-38-photos-141.jpg?quality=94&strip=all)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: mirth on April 06, 2015, 10:32:25 AM
Piasecki VZ-8 Airgeep

(http://i.imgur.com/X138INx.jpg)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piasecki_VZ-8_Airgeep
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 06, 2015, 01:21:27 PM
Looks like Bawb is driving.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on April 06, 2015, 02:42:05 PM
Looks like a recoilless rifle with spotting rifle on the left side. I wonder how that thing handled?
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on April 06, 2015, 04:04:06 PM
Looks like Bawb is driving.

And damned uncomfortable it was. Bloody stupid contraption.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: endfire79 on April 07, 2015, 06:21:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/QFkOpJA.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 07, 2015, 06:33:04 AM
What an ass!  :smitten:
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: endfire79 on April 07, 2015, 07:03:20 PM
I'm but a cae but, that's the first non grand Prix McLaren I've seen - and I was 'wow' :smitten:
I'm not a car nut ... but

Sorry typed on a phone.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 07, 2015, 07:07:38 PM
I'm guessing that sexy white beast costs more than I'll make in my lifetime, ten times over.  :-[
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 07, 2015, 08:14:05 PM
that P1 will set ya back about $1.5 million.

this current MP4-12c only costs about $250,000.
(http://www.topcarrating.com/fab-design/2013-mclaren-mp4-12c-fab-design-chimera.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 07, 2015, 08:19:55 PM
and this  650s spider will cost you about $300,000.

(http://pictures.dealer.com/m/motorcarsofgeorgia/1662/532163e5b7e033791ea31b579fa6e48cx.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: endfire79 on April 07, 2015, 08:33:01 PM
Must be pretty sweet to be a specialized mechanic for one of those  :)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 08, 2015, 07:19:58 AM
If I have a quarter mil to drop on a car, it'll be an Aston Martin.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 08, 2015, 07:53:44 AM
Good boy.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on May 01, 2015, 12:58:26 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/fk-yeah-friday-37-photos-11.jpg?quality=94&strip=all)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on May 15, 2015, 07:26:16 AM
Yikes!  :o



Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on May 15, 2015, 08:25:32 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/i-can-see-the-weekend-now-i-just-dgaf-231.jpg?w=899&h=761)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 16, 2015, 07:34:09 AM
Yikes!  :o




amazing that he had the reflexes to tighten his straps as he goes airborne.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on June 22, 2015, 09:06:48 AM
Star... the early years....

(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/daily-afternoon-randomness-in-hq-45-photos-351.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on June 22, 2015, 11:38:58 AM
(https://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/z-cars-car-wash2-920-13.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on June 22, 2015, 12:16:09 PM
Star... the early years....

(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/daily-afternoon-randomness-in-hq-45-photos-351.jpg)

The socks remain the same............
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: W8taminute on June 22, 2015, 05:10:01 PM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/hd8gf8rrspqdcqng4gpc.jpg)

(http://cartype.com/pics/3759/full/lamborghini_miura_2_67.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on June 22, 2015, 06:02:15 PM
New Lamborghini SUV called URUS... oh the humanity!  :'(

(http://image.tsn.ua/media/images2/original/Jul2012/383640150.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on June 22, 2015, 06:02:41 PM
Star... the early years....

(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/daily-afternoon-randomness-in-hq-45-photos-351.jpg)

The socks remain the same............


♫ ..makes me wonder...♬
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 22, 2015, 06:37:10 PM
New Lamborghini SUV called URUS... oh the humanity!  :'(

(http://image.tsn.ua/media/images2/original/Jul2012/383640150.jpg)

That is just SO fucking stupid. Porsche and Lamborghini making SUVs? What the ever loving hell? If you want a Porsche or a Lamborghini, frigging buy a REAL damn Porsche or Lamborghini, not this soccer mom crap.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on June 22, 2015, 06:40:34 PM
Yer preaching to the choir my friend. A good friend of mine wanted to buy a Cayenne.... I told that if she did I would mock her mercilessly until she cried.... she never got one.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 22, 2015, 07:09:07 PM
Even the Porsche sedan makes zero damn sense. Stupid people.  :buck2:
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on June 22, 2015, 07:13:18 PM
Actually, Lamborghini has made SUVs before, back in the late 80's.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamborghini_LM002

(http://airbornecombatengineer.typepad.com/photos/vehicles/lm002bcamouflage467ace.jpg)

I do have to say I like my SUVs to be boxy and manly. This new trend toward making them look like pimped-out Accord coupes with double lift kits doesn't do it for me.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 28, 2015, 09:12:14 AM
http://driving.ca/auto-news/news/the-fascinating-world-of-canadas-lost-tatra-culture
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 30, 2015, 05:54:56 PM
Know what this one is?

(http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-JD606_0701my_J_20150629135806.jpg) (http://www.wsj.com/articles/was-the-scarab-an-original-minivan-1435674972?mod=e2fb)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on June 30, 2015, 05:57:09 PM
Know what this one is?

(http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-JD606_0701my_J_20150629135806.jpg) (http://www.wsj.com/articles/was-the-scarab-an-original-minivan-1435674972?mod=e2fb)


I didn't until I discovered that the pic was a clickable link...  :))
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 14, 2016, 06:55:31 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12540879_10153629548436773_5590827997922743824_n.jpg?oh=4db4862967dceaea606254d215d4f1b9&oe=56FE8707)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on January 14, 2016, 07:05:44 PM
Groovy
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 15, 2016, 07:59:35 AM
(https://scontent.fash1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10177342_584010561747535_575647450994391229_n.jpg?oh=ae89b7a2e23b49e401067f5a7e800b94&oe=5741DD6D)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 15, 2016, 08:00:12 AM
^ That....is actually pretty damned cool.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: mirth on January 15, 2016, 10:35:44 AM
Talk to me, Goose!
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 15, 2016, 11:31:01 AM
Oh...I didn't notice "MAVERICK" there under the window.

That's pretty much...welllllll...

(http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/60732368.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: mirth on January 15, 2016, 12:06:16 PM
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on January 15, 2016, 12:10:14 PM
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: mirth on January 15, 2016, 12:12:05 PM
^That is the preferred version!
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 25, 2016, 08:29:47 AM
09 Malibu vs 59 Bel-Air crash test...

Gimme the Malibu.  Wow.

Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on January 25, 2016, 07:20:57 PM
Even in older cars who's cabins didn't collapse the sudden deceleration trauma is profound. Whom ever thought up the idea of crumple zones and their ability to soak up kinetic force deserves a godsdamn nobel prize.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on February 02, 2016, 10:44:56 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/t31.0-8/12525153_10102088777525234_3655031360921138058_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on February 10, 2016, 07:00:04 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/koenigsegg-regera-doing-its-hydraulics-thing-imgur.gif?w=450)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on March 11, 2016, 07:18:00 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/tumblr_nw280gvao71tvh80lo1_540.jpg?quality=80&strip=info&w=540)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on October 06, 2016, 01:26:07 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/the-weekend-is-in-sight-now-we-just-dgaf-215.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 14, 2016, 05:25:16 AM
(http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201601/delorean-will-restar-2_800x0w.jpg)

DeLorean Will Restart Production In 2017 (http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/delorean-will-restart-production-in-2017-ar172345.html)

Quote
Back in 2008, a small company known as DeLorean Motor Company began refurbishing DeLorean’ s


 >:(

Quote
after it finally acquired all of the remaining parts and tooling from was left over from the original DMC. Keep in mind that the DeLorean Motor Company that I’m talking about here has absolutely no ties to the original company. These refurbished DeLoreans have been going for somewhere between $40,000 and $50,000. Everything is about to change for the new DMC, though.

The Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015 will allow small auto manufacturers to produce up to 325 replicas of vehicles that are at least 25 years old, which means the new DMC is about to start producing the DeLorean again. In an interview with Automobile, President of the new DMC, James Espey, said “The Low Volume Manufacturers bill has significantly changed our business model. We’re moving from just service and restoration to full low-volume manufacturing and assembly.”

DMC claims to have “thousands” of stainless steel panels and parts that will support the DMC manufactured fiberglass chassis. The company will stay true to the original DMC-12 made in 1982, but there will be some modern changes to the car. Production should start sometime in early 2017, assuming the DOT and NHTSA finalize the manufacturing rules on time. When the new DMC-12 rolls of the line in Humble, Texas, pricing is expected to be somewhere below $100,000.

This Humble, Texas location is only about 20 miles from me.  :D

Quote
So, here’s the deal: one of the biggest changes that will come with this remake of the DMC-12 is an engine that is more powerful. The original had a 2.85-liter engine that put out a sad 130 horsepower. I’ve driven one of the originals, and I’m not sure how Marty McFly ever got the thing to 88 mph in a small parking lot. To put it simply, the car was so heavy that it was a turd. The new DMC is looking to a couple different engine suppliers, one of which hasn’t been named. The other is GM, which offers several "E-Rod" crate engine options that are already emissions certified. The small-block Chevys would be a good fit for the new DMC 12.

One of the reasons I think the original DMC-12 flopped is that we weren’t ready for it yet. Those doors posed quite a problem if you were in a mall parking lot. And, back in the early 80s, you didn’t go to Amazon to get whatever you wanted to impulse buy; you went to the mall. Sometimes I wonder just how many people were left waiting for the jerk who purposely parked too close to their DeLorean.

Aside from a goal of somewhere between 350 and 400 horsepower, the new DMC will equip the DMC-12 with bigger wheels, bigger brakes, and a more modernized interior. I doubt you’ll get a flux capacitor, but the cassette tape player will be replaced with at least a CD player, or maybe even a touch screen display. That might be a little much for a car like the DMC-12, but it’s also been more than 30 years since the original was leaving people stranded in tight parking spots.

All told, I think this is a pretty awesome idea, and I hope the DOT and NHSTA hurry up with finalizing all those pesky rules. I wouldn’t mind seeing a few of these new DeLoreans rolling around. To be honest, I really hope I manage to drive one, especially now that it’s faster than a Toyota Prius. The funny part is, I have a feeling the new DMC-12 will end up being way more popular than the original.






Title: Re: Cars
Post by: mirth on January 30, 2017, 10:19:34 AM
Stealth SUV

https://www.army.mil/article/181342/army-hydrogen-cell-vehicle
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: besilarius on May 07, 2017, 06:50:10 AM
Classic Studebaker.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz012TJYYNk
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: W8taminute on May 22, 2017, 06:04:48 PM
I want one of these....
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/3f/2e/8b/3f2e8b3abe8ed468384df623d92a876c.jpg)

Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on May 22, 2017, 06:55:12 PM
Looks like an updated Z-Car. The front auxiliary oil cooler is a bit clunky though.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Gusington on May 22, 2017, 07:18:57 PM
Heh. I didn't know there was a Cars thread here.
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/33/93/16/33931620265a46632d09fa4cad68c778.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 22, 2017, 10:32:30 PM
I want one of these....
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/3f/2e/8b/3f2e8b3abe8ed468384df623d92a876c.jpg)

 O0
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Dammit Carl! on May 23, 2017, 01:27:54 AM
Finally made it to yuppie scumdom a few months back and am happily tooling around in a Volvo 240 DL (89 model).  Man, is it a comfy ride compared to what I'm used to.  Girl needs some paint and body work, but otherwise she's straight.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on May 23, 2017, 05:14:31 AM


One of these for me, please.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on May 23, 2017, 05:40:18 AM
I'll take this one:


(https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.driven.co.nz%2Fmedia%2F117318%2F1409spldukw.jpg&f=1)
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on May 23, 2017, 06:42:20 AM
DUWK - nice handy run-about.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Staggerwing on May 23, 2017, 05:38:57 PM
Very practical too.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: bob48 on May 24, 2017, 04:43:30 AM
Attractive range of accessories and colour schemes.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Barthheart on January 10, 2018, 08:55:06 AM
Ok this is frickin cool... yeah it's BMW but still wicked cool:

Quote
BMW has more than doubled the Guinness World Record for longest sustained vehicle drift, thanks to a professional driver who managed to keep an M5 sideways for some 374 km over eight hours.

Watch BMW break a drifting record thanks to car-to-car refueling

Title: Re: Cars
Post by: mirth on June 22, 2018, 01:20:29 PM
https://twitter.com/thewarzonewire/status/1010240874104516608
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: besilarius on October 28, 2019, 07:46:01 AM
The ultra rare 1966 Mustang pickup, Mustero.  Since it kept the stock Mustang side panels and rear lights, it was pretty stylish.
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Gusington on October 28, 2019, 09:52:48 AM
Ford actually built that? Or is it an aftermarket freak show?
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: besilarius on October 28, 2019, 10:02:20 AM
The Edsel should have been the car america wanted.
A car freak told me that Henry Ford hated the concept of the Mustang.  After the Edsel bombed, he needed a new vehicle in the competitive american market.  When the Mustang was a huge success, he smiled the whole way to the bank.  Ford produced a lot of Mustang variants.
Beverly Hills Ford produced the Mustero on it's own.


https://m.roadkillcustoms.com/1966-ford-mustero-true-story-mustang-pickup/
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: Gusington on October 28, 2019, 10:47:55 AM
Wow...never heard of the Mustero until now!
Title: Re: Cars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 28, 2019, 10:34:53 PM
how much is it worth?