What Happens When You Try to Steal a Rolls Royce's Hood Ornament

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    Aug 12, 2016 4:47 PM GMT
    over engineered unless you park on the street
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    Aug 12, 2016 4:52 PM GMT
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    Aug 12, 2016 6:54 PM GMT
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    Wasn't that south Africa? I think they banned it.
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    Aug 12, 2016 9:23 PM GMT
    kew1 said
    Wasn't that south Africa? I think they banned it.


    Apparently not! It just didn't take off, owing to the cost.

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    Aug 12, 2016 10:28 PM GMT
    That's smart. A few years ago I parked my then MB by the University of MD in Baltimore and when I returned to my car 1 hour later my hood emblem was nowhere to be found. I guess people collect those.
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    Aug 12, 2016 10:34 PM GMT
    A current Rolls Royce gives the driver the option to set hood ornament preferences. You can set it to be always visible. But it will auto-retract if disturbed.

    It can be left concealed at all times. Another setting retracts it when the ignition is off, but it rises again automatically when the engine is running.
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    Aug 12, 2016 10:59 PM GMT
    It wouldn't have been necessary to have a retractable Silver Lady in the old days. The chauffeur wouldn't have taken his eyes off the car until it was safely tucked up in the mews for the night.

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    Aug 13, 2016 1:43 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidIt wouldn't have been necessary to have a retractable Silver Lady in the old days. The chauffeur wouldn't have taken his eyes off the car until it was safely tucked up in the mews for the night.


    Doubt that things have changed much. Can't imagine anyone parking a Rolls (or a Lamborghini) on the street.
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    Aug 13, 2016 10:56 AM GMT
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    Doubt that things have changed much. Can't imagine anyone parking a Rolls (or a Lamborghini) on the street.


    I always see quite a few Rolls Royces and supercars street parked when I'm out and about in London. That said, it's usually in very public areas with good police and security coverage.
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    Aug 13, 2016 1:01 PM GMT
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    Ex_Mil8 saidIt wouldn't have been necessary to have a retractable Silver Lady in the old days. The chauffeur wouldn't have taken his eyes off the car until it was safely tucked up in the mews for the night.

    Doubt that things have changed much. Can't imagine anyone parking a Rolls (or a Lamborghini) on the street.

    Not all RRs are chauffeur driven. There are 2-door convertible (Brit-speak: drophead) models that will be driven primarily by the owner. And it's not unusual to see RRs parked at our gay clubs here. Where bicycles will be chained up, as well, owned by patrons who either can't afford a car, or aren't allowed to drive one. Interesting contrasts.
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    Aug 13, 2016 2:13 PM GMT
    The Spirit of Ecstasy - the name of the bonnet ornament on a Rolls. It is the form of a woman leaning forward with her arms outstretched behind & above her. On an older model, you can bend it in any direction and it won't break off. I have a close-up photo in my profile. You have to be careful where you park a Rolls, or any nice car. Whenever I take my classic cars out, I try to park them in places where they are safe - watched by a doorman or an attendant, or where I myself can see them.

    I don't see as many Rolls or Bentleys around Silicon Valley and San Francisco these past years. Teslas, Mercedes and Range Rovers, BMW's and Lexus, and then Audi's are everywhere here. You especially see a lot of Teslas. Amazing how many you can count in just minutes.

    A Rolls is an amazing car, if you like a hand made, beautiful machine.
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    Aug 13, 2016 3:16 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Doubt that things have changed much. Can't imagine anyone parking a Rolls (or a Lamborghini) on the street.
    Not all RRs are chauffeur driven. There are 2-door convertible (Brit-speak: drophead) models that will be driven primarily by the owner. And it's not unusual to see RRs parked at our gay clubs here. Where bicycles will be chained up, as well, owned by patrons who either can't afford a car, or aren't allowed to drive one. Interesting contrasts.


    Yes, they are very much a driver's car these days, unlike the past when the front seats were very spartan and all the glitz was in the back.
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    Aug 14, 2016 4:24 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said...unlike the past when the front seats were very spartan and all the glitz was in the back.

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    Aug 14, 2016 11:39 PM GMT
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    Yes, they are very much a driver's car these days, unlike the past when the front seats were very spartan and all the glitz was in the back.

    Just so. Here's a pic of a 1939 US Packard formal town car. The roof section over the driver's compartment was removable, here shown in place. Except for extreme weather, he would normally ride entirely in the open.

    The chauffeur was also required to be proficient as a mechanic. Not only to fix flat tires (very common in the 1930s) but also to deal with other mechanical issues that might arise.

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    Aug 14, 2016 11:55 PM GMT
    I also remember driving in Cadillac limousines as a kid. The chauffeur's seat was leather, for durability I presume. Often divided by a partition glass. But the back passenger seat was always in plush wool velour cloth, sometimes tufted or decoratively stitched. Nowadays leather for all seats is considered the luxury.
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    Aug 15, 2016 3:28 AM GMT
    Dream on poor dems! lol
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    Aug 20, 2016 9:07 PM GMT
    See them all the time downtown Vancouver, all sorts of super cars with 20 year old kids getting out. If you're hiding millions in real estate in Canada, why not buy your kids 500,000 dollar cars? It's probably only twice what you paid for your dog. (google 250,000 dollar chinese dogs)

    Seriously, the gap between rich and poor is higher now than it was in Ancient Rome. You have people spending hundreds of millions on yachts, lots of people. Think about that, some asshole spending over a hundred million dollars on a boat for himself and feeling bad about it, cause it's the cheap model. But free college for students? WE CAN'T AFFORD THAT AS A COUNTRY!

    It always surprises me how fucking stupid the average person is to vote against their own interest, over and over and over. 200 million spent on a yacht, is 200 million not spent in a local economy in the country you live. Instead a few boat builders are supported and some maintenance guys, instead of an entire community that could be off of that cash circulating in the general economy.

    Having a class of super rich, and everyone else poor didn't make Rome stronger. It's more than just a "fairness" idea, it's just a practicle assessment. You can't have a small group of people controlling all the money, that just makes sense.

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    Aug 21, 2016 3:13 AM GMT
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    Dream on poor dems! lol

    Guess you forgot the slam "Limousine liberals". You haven't been memorizing your Right Wing playbook very well. It's bad enough having to deal with you guys here, but with one who's only half-assed educated in his slanderous talking points trade is doubly insulting. icon_razz.gif