Who here is into cars, motorsports, racing?

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    Oct 13, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    I've been a car nut since I was crawling. Pretty much anything with an engine piques my interest though. I became obsessed with Mercedes-Benz early on, and it continues to this day. I'm a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - although my degree is in Computer Science Engineering.

    Racing - I tend to watch more drag racing, F1, Rally, and like autocross. I've been to 1 NASCAR race and actually fell asleep in the stands at one point - definitely wasn't my thing. The people watching was more interesting than the racing...

    During college, through the week I drove campus shuttle buses (standard 40ft rear engine transit buses, not cutaway cans), and on the weekends/during the summer I worked at a Saturn dealer as a lot tech/lube tech. Under the hood is my zen.

    Right now, I have a 2002 Saturn VUE FWD4m that's seen a fair share of spirited trips down Tail of the Dragon, and a 2008 smart fortwo that's also had the same fate. Both are being traded on a Mercedes C250 sedan that's in the process of being ordered.

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    Oct 13, 2011 8:05 PM GMT
    I love cars!! You'll constantly find me browsing the net on Motortrend or CarandDriver. I'm stoked to see the new 3 series tomorrow!
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    Oct 13, 2011 8:42 PM GMT
    Favourite car of all time; the Lamborghini Miura



    Also love the Maserati Quattroporte GTS

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    Oct 13, 2011 8:44 PM GMT
    Yes the Mira..soo nicee Who watches Top Gear here? I love that show!
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    Oct 13, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    BCmasc1 saidYes the Mira..soo nicee Who watches Top Gear here? I love that show!


    I watch it religiouslyicon_exclaim.gif What do you mean the Miraicon_question.gif Do you mean the Miuraicon_question.gif
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    Oct 13, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    I'm into cars and motorcycles. From collecting them to racing them. Cadillacs and Mercedes-Benz AMG are two of my all-time favorites manufacturers.
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    Oct 13, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    Top Gear UK is awesome... been watching it for years.

    Top Gear US... not so much.
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    Oct 13, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    Yes Miura lol..sorry...
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    Oct 13, 2011 8:49 PM GMT
    dcmacguy saidTop Gear UK is awesome... been watching it for years.

    Top Gear US... not so much.


    YESS!! I am going through all the seasons of Top Gear UK now on Netflix..man do I love that showicon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 13, 2011 8:54 PM GMT
    If you are into torrenting, finalgear.com is a good site to get your torrents from.
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    Oct 13, 2011 8:58 PM GMT
    dcmacguy saidTop Gear UK is awesome... been watching it for years.

    Top Gear US... not so much.


    Clarkson is a big jackass so that's why I watch. Top gear USA is a snooze so far. It takes some seasoning before these are worth watching.
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    Oct 13, 2011 9:04 PM GMT
    dcmacguy saidI've been a car nut since I was crawling. Pretty much anything with an engine piques my interest though. I became obsessed with Mercedes-Benz early on, and it continues to this day. I'm a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - although my degree is in Computer Science Engineering.

    Racing - I tend to watch more drag racing, F1, Rally, and like autocross. I've been to 1 NASCAR race and actually fell asleep in the stands at one point - definitely wasn't my thing. The people watching was more interesting than the racing...

    During college, through the week I drove campus shuttle buses (standard 40ft rear engine transit buses, not cutaway cans), and on the weekends/during the summer I worked at a Saturn dealer as a lot tech/lube tech. Under the hood is my zen.

    Right now, I have a 2002 Saturn VUE FWD4m that's seen a fair share of spirited trips down Tail of the Dragon, and a 2008 smart fortwo that's also had the same fate. Both are being traded on a Mercedes C250 sedan that's in the process of being ordered.



    Had I not smoked so much pot, my math scores would have been better, and this is where I'd be. I'd like to have Aron Link's job if I was much younger.

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    Oct 13, 2011 9:07 PM GMT
    I lOVE Clarkson...such a sly...funny..crybaby...cool Brit lol
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    Oct 13, 2011 9:09 PM GMT
    mouillepoint saidFavourite car of all time; the Lamborghini Miura



    Also love the Maserati Quattroporte GTS



    If its not a V8, I'll still take the old 60 degree Columbo V-12. Who knows what I'm talking about WITHOUT looking it up?
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    Oct 13, 2011 9:13 PM GMT
    I bought a car because of Clarkson.



    Our version of it - Pontiac G8
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    Oct 13, 2011 9:41 PM GMT
    Yea too bad Pontiac is dead so is the G8...blahh
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    Oct 13, 2011 9:56 PM GMT
    BCmasc1 saidYea too bad Pontiac is dead so is the G8...blahh


    Yeah thanks Steve Rattner.

    Too bad winter is coming because I've never driven anything as asshappy. Cold pavement on summer compound tires = trouble
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    Oct 13, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
    GM did a bonehead move of killing Pontiac which was it's only performance orientated brand and why the H3CK did they keep GMC ? seriously ? just offer chevys with luxury options that's all there's too it too much brand copying
    escalade/tahoe/yukon
    suburban/escalade ext / yukon ext
    srx/equinox/acadia
    colorado/sierra/escalade pickup
    we don't need all those what we need is something fast from GM other than caddy which is trying
    i wldve loved to see a performance SUV on the old Trailblazer/Envoy platform from pontiac
    options are very wide they just did the wrong move ..... they missed out on a lot of segments
    although Chrysler/Dodge are doing it the right way.... just sayin
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    Oct 13, 2011 9:59 PM GMT
    I think the best sounding modern car is the



    the V8 not the 12
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    Oct 13, 2011 10:04 PM GMT
    yea the new 5.0's look and sound sexy too!

    [urlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdlgfe6UWtI&feature=player_detailpage[/url]

    of course its been modded a lil

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    Oct 13, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    here's the one I was looking for. What music. Not all that much power so it gave you longer to listen to it.

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    Oct 13, 2011 10:07 PM GMT
    DAMNIT!! how do u post vids on this site lol!
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    Oct 13, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    BCmasc1 saidyea the new 5.0's look and sound sexy too!

    [urlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdlgfe6UWtI&feature=player_detailpage[/url]

    of course its been modded a lil



    They changed the firing order to get rid of the old soprano mustang V8 sound. Hugely improved.
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    Oct 13, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    BCmasc1 saidDAMNIT!! how do u post vids on this site lol!


    Use the html embed code. However just like the still pics, watch the vid size and keep it under 800x600 as that is about as large as will fit without going to full screen.
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    Oct 13, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidI bought a car because of Clarkson.



    Our version of it - Pontiac G8


    I know the TGUK guys liked it. But I was not a fan.