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2 days, 15 hours ago on BORN OF A BLUE SKY - AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE
Why the heck are they trying to bring Matte Black back? That's so 2008! -.-
2 days, 17 hours ago on PORSCHE SHOWS OFF THE 918 SPYDER
I'm a big fan of the "Sports Car Digest" where they're very used to covering vintage racing, auctions and concours events... I have to say that this post has more character and was more enjoyable to peruse than any I can recall in a long time at SCD. Speedhunters + Classic cars is good!
4 days, 14 hours ago on CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE: THE 2013 MARRONIER RUN
@bakayaru @Everybodys_critic When he dies in a fiery crash, you can have your "told you so" moment. Until then, recall that you're the only one who's calling names and acting superior just because you have a flippin' roll bar (pun intended, perhaps).
5 days, 13 hours ago on PROJECT CARS: THE GARAGE EXPANDS BY TWO
@bakayaru @gliebau @Everybodys_critic Well, you obviously value your skin more than some of us do. Good on you. The point is that not everyone lives in the 'safety first' world that's developed in the last quarter century... Whether his car only hits 55 or 200, to say that his personal choice of safety equipment is 'ignorant' or makes him a "squid" is ridiculous. You won't be driving in the freaking car, so don't worry about it!
@bakayaru @Everybodys_critic No, I want to say that Critic is suggesting that one will look like a fool for having a roll bar and harness in a car that accelerates as fast as grandma's Plymouth, and that it is relatively unnecessary considering the driving conditions Mike is expecting based on his own personal experience. I consider these points reasonable. There's no denying that a roll bar and harness would make the car safer, but does one need to take so many extra precautions if it's not in their interest?
Or are you the sort who stops to tell every motorcycle rider you see that they need training wheels?
As most people have mentioned, it comes down to "it depends on the car" a whole lot... I'd also add that it depends on whether one is planning to use the vehicle as a working project, or to let it sit until it's ready to go in its final (is there ever a finish?) form. If the former, then issues of practicality should be addressed first and foremost, and the development of modifications should consider the mechanical and aesthetic repercussions that come from making the changes over time. If it's going to sit until finished, then the order of operations is much less important, and it should mainly be considered whether doing A before B is going to make it hard to do C because something from A is still in the way, etc... You don't paint the body of the car before you lift it off the chassis to do the ground work, for example... Unless if you like being extremely careful about everything and still doing work over again! :)
2 weeks, 1 day ago on DISCUSSION: PROJECT CAR PRIORITIES
I just had to go for one of the home grown vehicles because the energy devoted by a single person outweighs the production models, in my opinion... So, I went for the MKI G60. But I really do think the new Vanquish is doin' things the right way...
2 weeks, 1 day ago on POLL: THE CARS OF APRIL
I would really, really hate having a screen on my steering wheel.
3 weeks ago on BLUE THUNDER: THE MASERATI MC12 CORSA
You've obviously never seen what a large-scale automobile production facility operates like... Think Toyota or Ford plants... Besides the fact that Mclaren is using state-of-the-art computer assistance technology, there isn't much in common between this place and a 'mass-production' line at all.
3 weeks ago on THE PROCESS: BUILDING A MCLAREN MP4-12C
I couldn't help but read the title as "Speedhuntin' Oo-Ess-Ah."Greetings from the Central Valley... Nice little article. Possibly needed moar cars, though... Come out for the March Meets sometime! :)
3 weeks, 4 days ago on THE PROCESS: SPEEDHUNTIN' USA
It's hard to say what I love the most; I'm a pretty eclectic guy... But I suppose I'd have to give up classic European cars and focus on the American hot rod scene as second best in my little world.
4 weeks ago on POLL: EVERYTHING YOU KNOW, FORGET IT
I don't care if the C63 coupe came with a Pinto engine... It's gotta' be one of the sexiest cars ever.
4 weeks ago on AMG AT M-B WORLD: IRON FISTS AND VELVET GLOVES
That purple '52 is through the roof! The 2180cc must singe the whiskers off the competition. Hope it gets it time out on the street; judging by the usual state of affairs with Japanese auto aficionados, I have little doubt.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on FLAT 4: TOKYO'S VW MECCA
@speedhunters_dino What about at typical highway speeds, say 100 km/h? Even then I'd envision them flying in about every direction after a bump or two... 0.o
1 month ago on THE ANATOMY OF THE KAIDO RACER
I can't imagine those insane tailpipes holding up very well under regular use... Does anyone have some experience with their stability (or lack thereof) that they'd be kind enough to share? Any tricks used to make them more secure?
I'm not sure if I'm happy that I now know what Itasha is or not...
1 month, 1 week ago on THE PARKING LOT AT THE 2013 NECS
That Audi shot is indeed wicked.
1 month, 1 week ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: BETWEEN THE LINES
How's it go..? "We are the dreamers of dreams."
1 month, 2 weeks ago on A METHOD TO THE MADNESS: INSIDE KOENIGSEGG
Commented about this Merc on the Yokohama show thread that featured a couple of shots of it... Absolutely gorgeous car. Very traditional styling while still coming off as totally fresh.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on MERC 9: THE TALE OF A JAPANESE LEAD SLED