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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:33 am

neoplacebo wrote:
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Here's a 24 cylinder monster truck that some dude in Saudi Arabia paid $12 million for. :shock:
https://www.yahoo.com/autos/thor24-hamm ... 00210.html
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Unread post by O Really » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:00 pm

Just because you have the skill and money to build a car, it doesn't mean you should.
I've noted that about other projects I've seen at car shows.

Like this one, that was ugly when it rolled out of the factory, and is still ugly 67 years and thousands of dollars later...

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Unread post by neoplacebo » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:56 pm

Well, those little hubcaps aren't bad and I kind of like what I assume is a "V8" badge on the front fender. I have to assume both the hubcaps and the badge appear on the passenger side as well. Perfect.

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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:09 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:33 am
neoplacebo wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:15 am
Here's a 24 cylinder monster truck that some dude in Saudi Arabia paid $12 million for. :shock:
https://www.yahoo.com/autos/thor24-hamm ... 00210.html
Since some may not click:

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Why?
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Re: The car thread ...

Unread post by neoplacebo » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:03 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:09 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:33 am
neoplacebo wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:15 am
Here's a 24 cylinder monster truck that some dude in Saudi Arabia paid $12 million for. :shock:
https://www.yahoo.com/autos/thor24-hamm ... 00210.html
Since some may not click:

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Why?
I will guess its intent was to be in a Mad Max movie; that rig beats hell out of the one Humungus had.

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Re: The car thread ...

Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:37 pm

Watch this father and son drag-race and crash in NYC’s Lincoln Tunnel
Posting the dashcam footage on social media was not the best idea




What kind of driver is dumb enough to drag race through the Lincoln Tunnel? The same kind who is dumb enough to post dashcam footage of the ensuing crash on Instagram.

The tunnel, which connects Midtown Manhattan and Weehawken, New Jersey, with three two-lane tubes, is usually a traffic-choked nightmare with a 35-mph speed limit. But taking advantage of relatively sparse nighttime traffic, a father and son from Hewitt, New Jersey, drag-raced their Corvettes through the 1.5-mile tunnel. Predictably, this led to a crash, as the younger driver lost control of his car, hitting a vehicle in the adjacent lane, bouncing off the wall, and then taking out an SUV.

The younger driver was originally charged with leaving the scene of an accident, but police re-opened their investigation after he recently posted dashcam footage of the incident on his Instagram page. Now, both drivers have been arrested, and the new charges include reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and illegal speed contest.
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Unread post by neoplacebo » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:07 pm

:clap: Dude acted as his own executioner in his case.

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Unread post by O Really » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:58 pm

Any of you other former MG people ever heard of this model - MG-F?
Not imported to US, but a pretty cool model.

https://www.mgownersclub.co.uk/mg-guides/mgf

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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:49 pm

O Really wrote:
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Any of you other former MG people ever heard of this model - MG-F?
Not imported to US, but a pretty cool model.

https://www.mgownersclub.co.uk/mg-guides/mgf

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Never heard of it. Looks good. Not so sure about the mid-engine. I've only had one mid-engine - worst handling car I ever drove.
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Unread post by O Really » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:58 pm

I've never owned a mid-engine, but I was tempted to buy a Lotus once. Until I found out what the insurance was going to be. Roughly the same as the price of the car.

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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:57 pm

O Really wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:58 pm
I've never owned a mid-engine, but I was tempted to buy a Lotus once. Until I found out what the insurance was going to be. Roughly the same as the price of the car.
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Maybe it had been in a wreck or something; I've never heard that other people had similar experiences, but it didn't like any water on the road. Scarey car.
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