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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:08 pm

neoplacebo wrote:
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This Jeep sucking sand is obviously the work of the Allstate Mayhem guy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnNICw8KvJE
Bet he wishes he was a Motaur.


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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:59 am

Elon Musk unveils new Tesla truck and sports car: https://youtu.be/l5dW2MyRBiw

Tesla has a new one coming next year - 0 to 60 in 1.9 seconds.

Take that smokers
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Unread post by neoplacebo » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:40 am

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:59 am
Elon Musk unveils new Tesla truck and sports car: https://youtu.be/l5dW2MyRBiw

Tesla has a new one coming next year - 0 to 60 in 1.9 seconds.

Take that smokers
Some pretty impressive acceleration there; for comparison, a steam catapult on a US carrier will sling a plane down the flight line at a rate of zero to sixty in .798 seconds....with the catapult and the jet engine combined the plane gets to about 140 in about three seconds.

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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:03 pm

George Carlin said “The owners know the truth. It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.”

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:12 pm

Did you link the article you intended? Whatever, not so funny is the 5 years it took to get to this point:

DA frustrated by investigation into sheriff accused of murder plot against ex-deputy

Likely funny is:
http://www.blueridgedebate.com/forum/vi ... 25#p101625
neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:55 pm
I just sent an email to the Granville County sheriff that he's not gonna like. I told him he should be fucked, bent, beaten, and run out of town on a rail; and that was the conciliatory part of it. I await his reply.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-caroli ... 28826.html

His email is brindell.wilkin@granvillecounty.org
Brindell Wilkins would be a good name for one of Santa's elves . . . or reindeer.

Not funny again:
Wilkins appears to still be the sheriff of Granville County and he has been released from custody on $20,000 bond.
Speaking of Rudy, WTF?

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Unread post by neoplacebo » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:15 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:12 pm
Did you link the article you intended? Whatever, not so funny is the 5 years it took to get to this point:

DA frustrated by investigation into sheriff accused of murder plot against ex-deputy

Likely funny is:
http://www.blueridgedebate.com/forum/vi ... 25#p101625
neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:55 pm
I just sent an email to the Granville County sheriff that he's not gonna like. I told him he should be fucked, bent, beaten, and run out of town on a rail; and that was the conciliatory part of it. I await his reply.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-caroli ... 28826.html

His email is brindell.wilkin@granvillecounty.org
Brindell Wilkins would be a good name for one of Santa's elves.

Not funny again:
Wilkins appears to still be the sheriff of Granville County and he has been released from custody on $20,000 bond.
So far, it's been crickets from good old Brindell. His name reminds me of Briscoe Darling from the old Andy Griffin show. Charlene Darling was the good part of the family.

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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:21 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:12 pm
Did you link the article you intended? Whatever, not so funny is the 5 years it took to get to this point:

DA frustrated by investigation into sheriff accused of murder plot against ex-deputy

Likely funny is:
http://www.blueridgedebate.com/forum/vi ... 25#p101625
neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:55 pm
I just sent an email to the Granville County sheriff that he's not gonna like. I told him he should be fucked, bent, beaten, and run out of town on a rail; and that was the conciliatory part of it. I await his reply.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-caroli ... 28826.html

His email is brindell.wilkin@granvillecounty.org
Brindell Wilkins would be a good name for one of Santa's elves . . . or reindeer.

Not funny again:
Wilkins appears to still be the sheriff of Granville County and he has been released from custody on $20,000 bond.
Evidently not
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:22 pm

George Carlin said “The owners know the truth. It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.”

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:45 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:21 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:12 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Funny stuff
Did you link the article you intended?
Evidently not
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:22 pm
One more try
Funny stuff
Funny stuff :P .
That's hilarious, too, thanks. Why does anyone need a 6x6 in RI? :wtf:
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Unread post by O Really » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:16 pm

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hertz-rentin ... 00166.html

Hertz Renting 2020 Chevy Camaros with 480 or 750 HP

What could possibly go wrong?

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O Really wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:16 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/hertz-rentin ... 00166.html

Hertz Renting 2020 Chevy Camaros with 480 or 750 HP

What could possibly go wrong?
One of my favorite phrases is, "Who cares, it's a rental." :D :evil:
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Unread post by neoplacebo » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:21 pm

It's well known that rental cars can go anywhere; those Camaros will just get there faster.

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Unread post by O Really » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:28 pm

neoplacebo wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:21 pm
It's well known that rental cars can go anywhere; those Camaros will just get there faster.
The easiest place to get out into open road with minimal liklihood of attracting cops would probably be Phoenix, followed probably by Las Vegas. Or maybe drive from LA to Vegas. But getting out in clear country and no cops out of any of those Florida places would eat up a lot of your $1K per day rental.


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Unread post by neoplacebo » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:22 pm

O Really wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:28 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:21 pm
It's well known that rental cars can go anywhere; those Camaros will just get there faster.
The easiest place to get out into open road with minimal liklihood of attracting cops would probably be Phoenix, followed probably by Las Vegas. Or maybe drive from LA to Vegas. But getting out in clear country and no cops out of any of those Florida places would eat up a lot of your $1K per day rental.


Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
I've heard there's no enforced speed limits in certain places in Montana; never been there. Shit, is it a grand a day to rent a hoopty? I didn't read the story, but mine will still go damn fast twenty years after birth. Lately it's been bleeding some coolant but I can't figure out if it's from the fill reservoir or the radiator itself; hope to hell it's not the radiator since I had a new one about six years ago for 1200 bucks; it sits in there at about a 40 degree angle. And my hoopty only has a little over 300 horsepower but it's given me the fright more than once.

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Unread post by O Really » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:39 pm

Not really a thou, at least not as the "official" base price...
The 750-hp ZL1 Camaro will start at $299 per day, with no security deposit required. You'll be able to drive the ZL1 a mere 75 miles per day before a 75-cent-per-mile overage charge kicks in. For the 480-hp SS, the cost starts at $99 per day; all the other rules are the same.

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Unread post by O Really » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:42 pm

neoplacebo wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:22 pm

I've heard there's no enforced speed limits in certain places in Montana;
Used to be. No more...
https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a ... d-feature/

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Unread post by neoplacebo » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:47 pm

O Really wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:42 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:22 pm

I've heard there's no enforced speed limits in certain places in Montana;
Used to be. No more...
https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a ... d-feature/
Just my luck; big sky and no way to fly

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Unread post by neoplacebo » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:54 pm

O Really wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:39 pm
Not really a thou, at least not as the "official" base price...
The 750-hp ZL1 Camaro will start at $299 per day, with no security deposit required. You'll be able to drive the ZL1 a mere 75 miles per day before a 75-cent-per-mile overage charge kicks in. For the 480-hp SS, the cost starts at $99 per day; all the other rules are the same.
:lol: :lol: Pretty good; no security deposit probably because they don't expect most of them to come back at all. The average driver cannot deal with a car with that much horsepower. Mine will go sideways very easily with some throttle on a wet road, even in third gear and I think it's 315hp

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:36 pm

O Really wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:39 pm
... You'll be able to drive the ZL1 a mere 75 miles per day before a 75-cent-per-mile overage charge kicks in....
So, half an hour. ;)
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Unread post by O Really » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:11 pm

Fun reading for you Camaro guys - or shopping if you've got some extra coin lying around...

Start here for the shopping part...
https://www.motorious.com/vehicles/1719 ... opo-camaro

Then read here about COPO cars. Interesting story...
https://itstillruns.com/copo-camaro-8726352.html

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