Who here is into cars, motorsports, racing?

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    Oct 13, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
    Way back in the dark ages, I had a 67 Iso Rivolta. What wonderful sounding car with a 327 - 350hp vette engine with an italian exhaust system. I'm looking for a vid
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    Oct 13, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    this is close



    and - 35 sec point



    Could be bought used way cheaper than a ferrari back then
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    Oct 13, 2011 10:34 PM GMT
    This Grifo sounds pretty damn good too. Same as the Rivolta



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    Oct 13, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    And another wonderful sounding car was the 440 powered Jensen Interceptor. IMO isn't nearly as attractive as the Iso.

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    Oct 13, 2011 10:46 PM GMT
    one more, a Monteverdi, also 440 powered

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    Oct 13, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    Definitely into cars! Not huge into racing them per se... but I do love driving them and seeing what each one is about :-)
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    Oct 13, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
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    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.


    I didn't much care for any version, but ours because of all the boi racer shit hanging on it. The VRX didn't do for me and neither did the HSV. The Pontiac version was by far the cleanest IMO.
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    Oct 15, 2011 12:17 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    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.



    Is there a circuit any better than this one?
    Nurburgring-Nordschleife has to be the daddy of all circuits.
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    Oct 15, 2011 12:36 PM GMT
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    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.



    Is there a circuit any better than this one?
    Nurburgring-Nordschleife has to be the daddy of all circuits.


    Was Quite surprised to see the driver man-oeuvre his car through the flugpaltz section of the track (between 1:03 & 1:15). Ahhhh... it seemed like eternity. An F1 car flies through that section in just under 3 secs!!!!
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    Oct 17, 2011 7:30 AM GMT
    I finally got the vid mixed from last weekend



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    Oct 17, 2011 8:43 PM GMT
    Pretty funny



    The audio is horrible in this so you'll want to turn it all the way down, but jesus that thing like to go sideways - 3:15 and 4:12 mark. The rear bar is too stiff

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    Oct 18, 2011 10:47 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    ant634 saidAussie guy here into old cars. Own a couple of American classics that I'm restoring myself.


    What are you workin on?


    Got a 1959 Chevy Impala which is nearly finished.
    Now I'm workiing on a 1958 Mercury Park Lane.
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    Oct 18, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
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    ant634 saidAussie guy here into old cars. Own a couple of American classics that I'm restoring myself.


    What are you workin on?


    Got a 1959 Chevy Impala which is nearly finished.
    Now I'm workiing on a 1958 Mercury Park Lane.


    Oh, that one will be hard to find parts for in Australia. In America too.
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    Oct 18, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
    My fav car that my parents had when I was a kid was an Olds 442 Cutlass Supreme. I wish they had kept it for me!!
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    Oct 18, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    ant634 said
    freedomisntfree said
    ant634 saidAussie guy here into old cars. Own a couple of American classics that I'm restoring myself.


    What are you workin on?


    Got a 1959 Chevy Impala which is nearly finished.
    Now I'm workiing on a 1958 Mercury Park Lane.


    Oh, that one will be hard to find parts for in Australia. In America too.



    Yep spot on. Compared to the Chevy it's a pain in the ass for parts. Mechanical parts are generally common to Fords and Lincolns. It's the trim and body parts which are near impossible to find...but that's the challenge...
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    Oct 18, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
    I'm a huge car freak here, possible borderline obsession. I'm into anything from classics to hot rods and exotics. BMW is probably up towards the top of my list... Currently keeping an eye out for a e30 BMW to build into a track car.

    Aside from that, I also ride bikes including an old custom kz1000 drag bike that maybe someday I will actually get ou to the strip.
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    Oct 19, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
    If the weather is nice, I'm going Sunday. That will be my last chance this year.
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    Oct 19, 2011 4:34 AM GMT
    I love cars and racing! I want to start a car collection when I get the money...first on my list would be a black 1971 Jaguar E Type (series 3)....I have a thing for vintage cars...they make me weak at the knees icon_redface.gif hehe
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    Jan 07, 2017 2:20 AM GMT
    Hello Guys, I am a collector of Classic cars and Military vehicles here in Ireland and would love to make contact with any other Guys that are into restorations and attending shows.
    I have lots of photos to exchange with any interested enthusiasts.