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Saturday Car Thread 8/9/2014- [Niedermeyer's Dead Horse and KBDaBear]

Happy Saturday and welcome to new and improved Saturday Car Thread.

Due to returning to work and because of travel, posting has been spotty as of late. My former co-blogger, Countrysquire, hasn't had much luck in his schedule either. Now, another Moron rides to the rescue: Welcome long-time Moron KBDaBear to this week's edition of the car thread. I'm hoping he'll stick around for a while.

And with that, take it away KBDB!


In the late 20's, GM took notice of the work of a custom coach builder for a Los Angeles Cadillac dealership named Harley Earl, who had designed custom bodies for many of Hollywood's stars of the Silent Era. Commissioned to design the 1927 LaSalle, the success of the model convinced GM to hire Earl to head GM's new body design department. Earl brought in new concepts of automotive designing such as modeling clay and one-off Concept Cars to test consumer reaction to new ideas. Under Earl's direction for the next 32 years, production cars would evolve from steel boxes on wheels to integrated streamlined works of art formerly done only by custom coach builders.

Topping off with the introduction of the Corvette in 1953, the 1950's would be the glory years of Harley Earl's era
with the tail-fins and wraparound windshields reflecting the designers fascination with aircraft, and large bumper bullets reflecting Harley and his design crew's fascination with big boobs.


Cars have become so technically advanced in our age that we take for granted the inventions that changed driving a car from something slightly less challenging than herding bulls to something we do while checking the Morning News dumps or Tweeting kitteh pics on the dashboard interface. While most non gearheads would not know nor care about the first unibody, the first fuel injected engine, or the first alternator, there are many which are apparent like power steering, heating, air conditioning, and GPS which enable men to ask for directions without turning in their Man Cards.

What I believe is one of the top 5 is the electric starter. Prior to pushing a button or turning a key, the engine had to be started with a hand crank which was not only hard work, but resulted in not a few broken bones and separated shoulders. After that invention, starting your car no longer posed a risk of serious bodily harm with the exception of Chevy Cobalt owners or anyone who pissed off the mob.


Cars in TV Shows: Rockford's Firebird, Penny's VW Cabrio, George's Jon Voigt Car, Jerry's Saab 9000, Magnm's Ferrari 308, Sonny Crockett's Testarossa, Sam Malone's 1964 Vette, just many examples of a car's supporting and starring role in many popular TV shows. In “My Mother the Car” and “Knight Rider” the cars even had speaking roles, and in the case of KITT it was a better actor and better singer than Der Hoff.

My personal favorite TV Car? It was the 1962 Corvette from Route 66. I just LOVED that car


Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Jerry hasn't sat idle these last 16 years collecting residuals, this site features Jerry picking an unusual, classic, or iconic car and picking up a fellow comedian, driving to a coffee shop, and enjoying a cup of coffee together. Jerry and his guest discuss the car they're in or cars in general, then talk about what they've been doing over the cup of coffee. I was surprised at how good the episode with Letterman was, as Dave was quite normal and interesting. I strongly recommend skipping the Sarah Silverman episode unless you like listening to a foul mouthed obnoxious motormouth who never shuts up. There's funny reunions with Jason Alexander and Larry David too.


Jay Leno's Garage: When you have some time, check out Jay's website. He's got a massive collection of classics and supercars that he's quite knowlegeable of as he gives histories and details, then he takes the cars out for drives north of Burbank.


As you would expect from me, kbdabear; a Car Thread Compliance Pic with Stompy Boots:


Please feel free to send any complaints or commendations to us at Twitter: Nied's Dead Horse and KBDaBear. Also, check out KBDB's "obscure blog" called Gears and Gridirons.

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Comments

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1 I am really tempted to yell "first!"

Posted by: Grey Fox at August 09, 2014 05:31 PM (iqjy/)

2 I want to see Vida Guerra sitting on a low rider.

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 05:33 PM (jiYEJ)

3
You ought to have a special edition some week for harley Davidsons.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 05:33 PM (QxEzC)

4 I kind of like the old "steel boxes on wheels" look. I guess I am in the minority, though.

Posted by: Grey Fox at August 09, 2014 05:33 PM (iqjy/)

5 On my way back from beach I ran up on a Porsche Panamera. The rear end is pretty boring the front is better.



Who drives a Porsche in the middle of nowhere and doesn't break the speed limit?



A dork that buys a four door Porsche I guess/.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 05:34 PM (0FSuD)

6 Ah 5" stilettos.

Posted by: Vic at August 09, 2014 05:34 PM (T2V/1)

7 Do they even make a 4 door Porsche?

Posted by: Vic at August 09, 2014 05:36 PM (T2V/1)

8 Yeah, I remember that Corvette from Route 66, also the theme song is still widely played on the radio.

Posted by: Vic at August 09, 2014 05:37 PM (T2V/1)

9 Yes Vic, they do:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/mw5f5fc

2010 Porche Panamera.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at August 09, 2014 05:38 PM (OsWis)

10 Shit, Vic, they make a damn Porsche SUV made in Hungary for VW.


Porsche four doors.



http://tinyurl.com/clwuj9

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 05:39 PM (0FSuD)

11 7 Do they even make a 4 door Porsche?
Posted by: Vic at August 09, 2014 05:36 PM (T2V/1)



Yes, and a SUV also.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at August 09, 2014 05:40 PM (+Fae7)

12 I used to watch Route 66. One time they stopped to help a rancher get water for the cattle. They rigged something up to a rear wheel to power the pump jack.

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 05:41 PM (jiYEJ)

13 Daisy Duke for the Morons, George Maharis for the 'Ettes

I aim to please

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 05:42 PM (aTXUx)

14 There's a Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode with Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner you'll want to see. Two old masters of comedy who still have it

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 05:44 PM (aTXUx)

15 " Do they even make a 4 door Porsche?"
The Cayenne

Posted by: navybrat at August 09, 2014 05:44 PM (JgC5a)

16
I always liked Martin Milner.

He was pretty good in Adam-12, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 05:46 PM (QxEzC)

17 Is that a '54 Olds? I'm not sure.

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 05:47 PM (jiYEJ)

18 Ok, I had a huge crush on George Maharis as a little 'ette. Thanks KBDA!

But had I known he SANG, I'd have lost my little mind at the time.

http://tinyurl.com/pvo5c63

Posted by: SMFH at it all at August 09, 2014 05:47 PM (OsWis)

19
quick, what does the "442" mean for the Oldsmobile 442?

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 05:48 PM (QxEzC)

20 I had a 53 Olds two hardtop that was great

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at August 09, 2014 05:49 PM (R8hU8)

21 President Obama should not act in Iraq so that we can show them we hate Bush too, like them. Then they will leave us alone and only bother Israel.

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline from Brattleboro,VT at August 09, 2014 05:50 PM (hP/Mt)

22 4442 means 4 barrel carb, 4 speed tranny, and 2 exhausts.

Posted by: Vic at August 09, 2014 05:50 PM (T2V/1)

23
Wasn't Crocket's car a Corvette-based Daytona replica?

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at August 09, 2014 05:51 PM (xCEQt)

24 Raining here again so the radio station cuts off.

Posted by: Vic at August 09, 2014 05:52 PM (T2V/1)

25 I've always liked fake air scoops and portholes on cars. I don't know why.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 09, 2014 05:54 PM (eAJwE)

26 I'll bet it was hard to steal a car with a hand-crank for a starter.

Posted by: wheatie at August 09, 2014 05:54 PM (N+P5M)

27 Cars have become so technically advanced

...and no fun.

Most fun? M-151A1/A2 Mutt. Little bitch would climb trees with the competent driver.

2nd most fun: Boss 302.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at August 09, 2014 05:57 PM (Ykv6b)

28 I had a friend that had a 1968 Olds 442 Convertable. This was back in the late 70's. Man was that car cool.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 09, 2014 05:57 PM (jucos)

29 Barry is more of a one speed tranny

Posted by: Reggie Love at August 09, 2014 05:58 PM (xKIE3)

30 Mrs. E's Colorado Springs Harrison High School car was a 59 Vette. She was one hot little rancher in 1972. I would have eaten her like a dozen Donut Mill donuts. She would have hated me back then. But GOD! Does HE know what HE's doing? Or what? Didn't meet her for years and years.

Posted by: Erowmero at August 09, 2014 05:58 PM (go5uR)

31 Something that I miss, that older cars had...
Those little triangle-shaped 'Vent Windows' in the front corner of the front seat windows.

Those were great. I wish they'd bring those back.

Posted by: wheatie at August 09, 2014 05:58 PM (N+P5M)

32 I always wanted one of those Boss 302's. Only problem was solid lifters. You would have to constantly tune it.

Posted by: Vic at August 09, 2014 05:59 PM (T2V/1)

33 car!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2014 06:00 PM (u8GsB)

34 31 Those were great. I wish they'd bring those back.

Posted by: wheatie at August 09, 2014 05:58 PM (N+P5M)

My F-150 has those and it is a 96. .

Posted by: Vic at August 09, 2014 06:00 PM (T2V/1)

35 I like most electronic goodies but I still have a problem with electronic door locks and electric windows.
I have had more issues with those g d things. Leave your window down in a shower and all of sudden you have $700-800 repair on your hands. Not to mention the damn things are death traps in a flash flood situation. Need to get out quickly? Better have a hammer handy.

Posted by: navybrat at August 09, 2014 06:00 PM (JgC5a)

36 I always liked Martin Milner.

He was pretty good in Adam-12, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 05:46 PM (QxEzC)


So did I and I always liked that show....

...til militarized, arrogant, appendage compensating, adolescent cops started indiscriminate offing of family pets and ruining my adolescent fun....

....fuckers.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at August 09, 2014 06:02 PM (Ykv6b)

37
I liked the episodes with Louis CK, Robert Klein, and especially the one with Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. Both are widowers and live near each other. So, Mel Brooks walks over to Carl's house every evening and they eat dinner together off tv trays while watching a movie.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at August 09, 2014 06:03 PM (8fS0t)

38 i like my air conditioned seats.....and thank God for navigation or i'd drive in circles....well sometimes i still drive in circles.....but it helps

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2014 06:03 PM (u8GsB)

39 IIRC the 4-4-2 meant 400 engine, 4 speed tranny, 2 exhaust

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 06:05 PM (aTXUx)

40 34...My F-150 has those and it is a 96. .

Are they power windows? ...Or manual.

I had a Mercury station wagon, an '86, that had the little vent windows.
But they were power windows that would come down first, when pushing the 'down button'.

Posted by: wheatie at August 09, 2014 06:05 PM (N+P5M)

41 Loved those cars. When did power steering become widely available? I remember driving someones Mustang that you could turn with a finger. Amazing new development! My 57 Chevy took all I had to parallel park with 2 hands yanking on that wheel.

Posted by: dumbartist at August 09, 2014 06:05 PM (ahBY0)

42 26
I'll bet it was hard to steal a car with a hand-crank for a starter.

Posted by: wheatie at August 09, 2014 05:54 PM (N+P5M)

Not really. You turn on the power and coast or push the car off and pop the clutch. Starts right up. They didn't have keys either. Course, driving the only car in five miles, you might be easy to catch. Vic told me.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 06:05 PM (0FSuD)

43 Car Thread?


What about trucks? Non-inclusive. Racist.

Posted by: Mitch McConnel at August 09, 2014 06:07 PM (knfPD)

44 I have had more issues with those g d things. Leave your window down in a shower and all of sudden you have $700-800 repair on your hands. Not to mention the damn things are death traps in a flash flood situation. Need to get out quickly? Better have a hammer handy.

Posted by: navybrat at August 09, 2014 06:00 PM (JgC5a)

My kingdom for a hammer

Posted by: Mary Jo Kopechne at August 09, 2014 06:08 PM (aTXUx)

45
Something that I miss, that older cars had...

Those little triangle-shaped 'Vent Windows' in the front corner of the front seat windows.

We called them wing windows. Great for smoking those Lucky's.

Posted by: dumbartist at August 09, 2014 06:08 PM (ahBY0)

46 I liked the cowl vents. First use in the summer the cab was filled with dust. Some of the old time pickups had crank out windshields. Those were cool.

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 06:08 PM (jiYEJ)

47 35 I like most electronic goodies but I still have a problem with electronic door locks and electric windows.

Me too.
It would be nice to have 'manual windows and locks' as an option.

Posted by: wheatie at August 09, 2014 06:08 PM (N+P5M)

48 I miss the crank knob and curb feelers.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at August 09, 2014 06:10 PM (9TkYo)

49 I don't know why they stopped putting knobs on steering wheels.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 09, 2014 06:12 PM (eAJwE)

50 I think I'm in love with the compliance pic babe.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2014 06:12 PM (mx5oN)

51 Crank knob. Is that the same as the4 necker knob?

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 06:12 PM (jiYEJ)

52 45


Something that I miss, that older cars had...


Those little triangle-shaped 'Vent Windows' in the front corner of the front seat windows.




They were cool, BUT if you had them, you didn't have A/C. I think the last car with them was the Jeep Grand Cherokee in the 80's.


They were great for directing the bugs into your face as you drove.


Vic told me.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 06:12 PM (0FSuD)

53 45...We called them wing windows. Great for smoking those Lucky's.

Exactly. They were great for sucking the smoke out...or any other odor.

Posted by: wheatie at August 09, 2014 06:13 PM (N+P5M)

54 Route 66 theme and intro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2tEndWTifA

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 06:13 PM (aTXUx)

55 I love curb feelers... in my urethra!

Posted by: President Choad-Load at August 09, 2014 06:13 PM (9TkYo)

56 Are they power windows? ...Or manual.



I had a Mercury station wagon, an '86, that had the little vent windows.

But they were power windows that would come down first, when pushing the 'down button'.

Posted by: wheatie at August 09, 2014 06:05 PM (N+P5M)

The main window is power, the small vents are not.

Posted by: Vic at August 09, 2014 06:15 PM (T2V/1)

57 51 Crank knob. Is that the same as the4 necker knob?
Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 06:12 PM (jiYEJ)

Heh heh. Crank knob. Heh. Heh heh heh!

Posted by: Beavis at August 09, 2014 06:15 PM (mx5oN)

58 Mary Jo, you don't need a hammer. Buy some of these and put one in every car.



For $6? They work.




http://tinyurl.com/ojyjm6f

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 06:15 PM (0FSuD)

59 52...They were cool, BUT if you had them, you didn't have A/C.

Au contraire...you just crank up the A/C and angle the blower vents away from the windows.

Posted by: wheatie at August 09, 2014 06:16 PM (N+P5M)

60 Its funny that people like manual windows. The only windows I ever had to the mechanism broke in was manual windows.

-------------------------------


They were cool, BUT if you had them, you didn't have
A/C. I think the last car with them was the Jeep Grand Cherokee in the
80's.


They were great for directing the bugs into your face as you drove.


Vic told me.


Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 06:12 PM (0FSuD)


As I said earlier, my 96 F-150 has them and it has motorized windows.


Posted by: Vic at August 09, 2014 06:18 PM (T2V/1)

61
Where's Ace? Is he out conducting experiments on young girls?

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at August 09, 2014 06:19 PM (8fS0t)

62 96 F-150 with vent windows.


http://tinyurl.com/ny5vu2e

Posted by: Vic at August 09, 2014 06:20 PM (T2V/1)

63 Something I miss that the old cars had? Character and style. Another thing is the floor vents. You could open them up and fresh air would come rushing in. The vent windows maximized air flow in the cabin. Made hot days bearable.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 09, 2014 06:21 PM (jucos)

64 61 PtB
Let us start the rumor that Ace is actually a happily married guy, and he home schools his 4 young children with his smoking hot French wife.

He is busy mornings and weekends with that, but he pretends to be a drinking, hobo-killing Ewok to keep his social obligations down.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 09, 2014 06:23 PM (u82oZ)

65 I miss the crank knob and curb feelers.

Suicide knobs...

Posted by: dumbartist at August 09, 2014 06:25 PM (ahBY0)

66 64 61 PtB
Let us start the rumor that Ace is actually a happily married guy, and he home schools his 4 young children with his smoking hot French wife.

He is busy mornings and weekends with that, but he pretends to be a drinking, hobo-killing Ewok to keep his social obligations down.

---------

A smoking hot French wife...whose name is 'Science'.

Posted by: wheatie at August 09, 2014 06:27 PM (N+P5M)

67 I miss the crank knob and curb feelers.

You can buy those from Bizarre Bazaar as upgrades to the body massager

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2014 06:28 PM (3kZUM)

68 I don't think that enough has been said about the science of the Cadillac Bumper Bullet.

Posted by: toby928(C) with a goatee at August 09, 2014 06:30 PM (QupBk)

69 This week I'm taking a '67 Chevy on a 1100 mile trip to the Woodward Ave. Dream Cruise.

30,000 collector cars descend on an 18 mile stretch of Woodward Ave, Motor City, for one day.

Last time I went I sat in a lawn chair by the side of the road and watched for 7 hours and was entertained the entire time.

Green El Camino with a VMI front plate. Say hello if you see it.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 09, 2014 06:31 PM (ayMWW)

70 My 63 Valiant has vent windows, and no a/c, just right for fossils like me. Mrs. E just handed me a snail about as big as my thumb nail. I asked is it still alive? She said no. I asked is it dead? She said no. On closer inspection, I asked is it a fossil? She said yes. She picked it up in our driveway.

Posted by: Erowmero at August 09, 2014 06:31 PM (go5uR)

71 66 wheatie at August 09, 2014 06:27 PM (N+P5M)

With an Italian name: Scienza.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 09, 2014 06:32 PM (u82oZ)

72 Anybody watch that show 'Fantom Works'?

They say that their shop is the "largest restoration shop in America".
It doesn't look that large.

Posted by: wheatie at August 09, 2014 06:32 PM (N+P5M)

73
Suicide knobs. I miss them.

I'll bet half of you don't know what they are.

Posted by: soothern man at August 09, 2014 06:32 PM (QxEzC)

74 The last car my parents bought new (could afford to buy) was a 1962 Valiant. Wonderful little car, looked great, etc. The tranny went out and all my youth that car sat in our driveway with people dropping by offering to buy it. Finally my dad sold it.

Crazy thing, had push button automatic transmission, it looked space age to me as a kid. If I had the money I'd buy one and get it retromodded for my brother, who was born in 1962. He probably would have gotten the car if my parents hadn't needed the money.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 09, 2014 06:33 PM (zfY+H)

75
Already mentioned, I see.

Hate when that happens.

Posted by: soothern man at August 09, 2014 06:34 PM (QxEzC)

76 Eromero! I had a '63 Valiant when I got married. 170 cu in. slant six, three on the tree. Sounded as precise as a sewing machine when it ran. Thanks for the memory.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 09, 2014 06:34 PM (ayMWW)

77
Fender skirts. I miss them.

Anyone say fender skirts, yet?

Posted by: soothern man at August 09, 2014 06:35 PM (QxEzC)

78 I believe the Olds in pic above has fender skirts.

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 06:37 PM (jiYEJ)

79 A buddy of mine had a Lincoln Continental Mark III. Black with red interior. It was like the perfect mobster car.

Posted by: toby928(C) with a goatee at August 09, 2014 06:37 PM (QupBk)

80 68 I don't think that enough has been said about the science of the Cadillac Bumper Bullet.

Those things remind me of the old 'bullet brassieres'.
Which has always puzzled me...

Most boobs are not shaped like bullets...at least, not any that I've seen.
Did women used to have boobs shaped like bullets?

Posted by: wheatie at August 09, 2014 06:38 PM (N+P5M)

81 If you remember Mr. Horsepower stickers you are one old fucker.

http://tinyurl.com/q5nog57

Posted by: dumbartist at August 09, 2014 06:39 PM (ahBY0)

82
fuckit, then

Posted by: soothern man at August 09, 2014 06:39 PM (QxEzC)

83 My first car was a Corvair convertible. Naders Raider.

It was a lot of fun to drive until the maintenance cost flattened my wallet. The gasoline to oil volume ratio should always be a big number.

Today,I look for well-built cars that are low maintenance.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 09, 2014 06:40 PM (u82oZ)

84
Haulin' Ass mudflaps and Haulin Ass air fresheners. I miss them.

Posted by: soothern man at August 09, 2014 06:41 PM (QxEzC)

85 Questions:

1)How does liking cars make us racist?

2)Are Buick station wagons (Enclave) popular everywhere or did a fleet of them fall off a boat here? We started noticing them because there were 2 at church, in the same color, with the same school bumper sticker. And then we saw another, same color, same sticker, but with different people in it. Then I was at Walmart a couple months ago and there were two parked in the same aisle my van was in while another drove past. My neighbor had people visiting and two of the 3 vehicles were Enclaves. So...yeh. Lots of them.

Posted by: Mama AJ at August 09, 2014 06:41 PM (SUKHu)

86 I remember the woodpecker decal, but didn't realize they were selling cams.

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 06:41 PM (jiYEJ)

87 You know you're old if you remember putting the registration on the steering column

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 09, 2014 06:42 PM (zfY+H)

88 I used to have a corvair when I lived in CA. POS leaked oil like a sieve.

Posted by: Vic at August 09, 2014 06:42 PM (T2V/1)

89

BACK OFF Yosemite Sam mudflaps. Miss them, too.

Posted by: soothern man at August 09, 2014 06:43 PM (QxEzC)

90 Baby moons with skirts.

Posted by: dumbartist at August 09, 2014 06:43 PM (ahBY0)

91 She don't love me, she love my automobile

Posted by: Billy Gibbons at August 09, 2014 06:43 PM (xKIE3)

92 Haulin' Ass mudflaps and Haulin Ass air fresheners. I miss them.

I'm guessing that you have truck nutz.

Posted by: toby928(C) with a goatee at August 09, 2014 06:44 PM (QupBk)

93 Jinx The Cat @ 76-
I had a 64 Valiant in 10th grade (1964) with 273 V8/4spd. The 63 I have now is slant six with push button. 19.8 mpg in town, and will bark the tires. You can find them on the intertoobs occasionally. I let a good one get by this past week.

Posted by: Erowmero at August 09, 2014 06:46 PM (go5uR)

94 23
Wasn't Crocket's car a Corvette-based Daytona replica?
Posted by: Pecan Scandi at August 09, 2014 05:51 PM (xCEQt)

----
Yes, Ferrari North America turned down a request by the production company to use real Ferrari's in Miami Vice, so they bought two corvette based replica Ferrari Daytonas. The show made the Ferrari replicas so popular that Ferrari sued the replica car company and later provided two Testarosas to the show under the condition that the two Daytona replicas were destroyed (they blew up one in the show)

Related factoid-one of the writers for Miami Vice, Alan Weisbacher was a real life former major drug smuggler

Posted by: kilo6 at August 09, 2014 06:46 PM (IziAx)

95 True story. Has nothing to do with Harley Earl.

About a month ago mentioned to Golfboy about a silver M3 at Performance BMW in Chapel Hill. 2005 only 42K miles. Yeah that would work for me as the killer hobby car. Never followed through.

Moved him home Friday was a week ago (as some may remember from an earlier post) and had a M3 roll up behind me and beyond. 20 day tag. Dude bought my car. Hope he likes it.

Then moving GB back to the liberal bastion of Chapel Hill today passed what I am convinced is the same car headed northbound.

Dammit. Should've scratched off that check. Will regret that for some time.

42K miles. It had to be immaculate.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at August 09, 2014 06:49 PM (/djtm)

96 "Did women used to have boobs shaped like bullets?"

Sorta

http://tinyurl.com/p8o3ryz

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 09, 2014 06:49 PM (zfY+H)

97 Mama AJ @ 85-
Buricks. Colored folk in ETEX call them Buricks. See that Burick right there. That's my Burick. And yeah, they are all over the place.

Posted by: Erowmero at August 09, 2014 06:49 PM (go5uR)

98 Just upgraded my 2011 fit to a 2015 fit.

They have refreshed the line with major upgrades.

More powerful engine that gets better fuel economy.

Premium package that now has moonroof, leather, heated seats, rear camera, left turn camera, side mirror winkers and touch screen command center.

They have also improved the ride quality and reduced the road noise leakage.

All of those upgrades and they only raised the price of the vehicle $500 dollars.

All in all, I am pretty darn happy with the upgrade.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 09, 2014 06:51 PM (bKSy7)

99 Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 06:15 PM (0FSuD)

Worth every penny to have this available if you ever need it!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 09, 2014 06:51 PM (o3MSL)

100 Is that Katherine Bach on the hood of that jeep?

Posted by: Kreplach at August 09, 2014 06:53 PM (bKSy7)

101 With an Italian name: Scienza.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 09, 2014 06:32 PM (u82oZ)


During the Stalin Era, parents were encouraged to name their children:

Electrification
Barricade
Oncologist
Slide Rule
Metallurgist
Radiographer
Galvanizer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtoAvSlWxNE

So, there is a good chance that Scienza is a dirty commie. Do you want Ace to bang a commie??!!!

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at August 09, 2014 06:53 PM (8fS0t)

102 I've never seen anyone fix up a Valiant on a car show, and I've always wondered if it wasn't because of the push button shifter.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 09, 2014 06:53 PM (zfY+H)

103 96 "Did women used to have boobs shaped like bullets?"

Sorta

http://tinyurl.com/p8o3ryz
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 09, 2014 06:49 PM (zfY+H)



You'll shoot your eye out!


Posted by: EC at August 09, 2014 06:54 PM (doBIb)

104 I had a Dodge Coronet with typewriter selector. Reverse failed once in a while.

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 06:55 PM (jiYEJ)

105 Holy shit, the car thread and I'm actually here for a little bit of it.

Posted by: Countrysquire, pronounced Gor - Don at August 09, 2014 06:55 PM (8FyP4)

106 That's Catherine with a "C" for us Southern Boys.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at August 09, 2014 06:56 PM (VFtpe)

107
There was a movie where a trained assassin was a beautiful woman with a gun in her boob. It WOULD shoot your eye out!

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at August 09, 2014 06:56 PM (8fS0t)

108 I'm old enough that I actually owned a car that had a crank. (It also had an electric starter) It was not an antique - it was only five years old when I got it. Never tried to start it with the crank - I'm sure it would have broken my arm.

Posted by: An Observation at August 09, 2014 06:56 PM (ylhEn)

109 68 I don't think that enough has been said about the science of the Cadillac Bumper Bullet.

Posted by: toby928(C) with a goatee at August 09, 2014 06:30 PM (QupBk)

In the 50's those bumper bullets were nicknamed "Dagmars" after a tv personality of that time with big boobs held by the missile shaped bras of the time

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagmar_(American_actress)

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 06:57 PM (aTXUx)

110 I've had several Model As which had the crank along with the electric starter. Sometimes I would crank them by hand just for the hell of it. Not sure when the last Ford to offer the option of using a crank was built, but my '41 has it.

Posted by: Countrysquire, pronounced Gor - Don at August 09, 2014 07:00 PM (8FyP4)

111 100 Is that Katherine Bach on the hood of that jeep?

Posted by: Kreplach at August 09, 2014 06:53 PM (bKSy7)

Pretty close, it's Catherine Bach

She'll always be Daisy Duke to me, and she's immortalized skimpy cutoff denim shorts fitting snugly over asses you can bounce a quarter off of

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 07:01 PM (aTXUx)

112 "Did women used to have boobs shaped like bullets?"


I can remember a couple of early 1960's Playboy Playmates who did. (Before the era of silicone. So real boobies.)



Posted by: An Observation at August 09, 2014 07:02 PM (ylhEn)

113
Chrome bumpers.

Bumpers, for that matter.

Posted by: soothern man at August 09, 2014 07:03 PM (QxEzC)

114 "I can remember a couple of early 1960's Playboy Playmates who did. (Before the era of silicone. So real boobies.)"

Nope the first breast implant was 1895 and the first 'modern-modern' version was 1963 IIRC...

Posted by: President Choad-Load at August 09, 2014 07:05 PM (9TkYo)

115
As a kid, I thought it was the neatest thing to pull back a spring-loaded license plate to fill the gas tank.

It was, to me, Batman-esque.

Posted by: soothern man at August 09, 2014 07:06 PM (QxEzC)

116 Harley Earl was certainly the most famous of the designers and penned some incredible cars. His designs didn't age nearly as well as Bob Gregorie's though IMHO.

Posted by: Countrysquire, pronounced Gor - Don at August 09, 2014 07:07 PM (8FyP4)

117 Sort of like the midlevel luxury cars you pushed the crest on the trunk aside to reveal the key hole. Oooh, fancy!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 09, 2014 07:10 PM (zfY+H)

118
Hideaway lights were really cool to me, too. Mercurys and Lincolns.

Posted by: soothern man at August 09, 2014 07:12 PM (QxEzC)

119 I think you can still get a suicide knob if you want from the JC Whitney catalog

You can get just about anything from that catalog that will cause gasps of horror from people with actual taste, and it's also got anything in it the Ricer boys loves

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 07:13 PM (aTXUx)

120 Cadillacs in the 60's all used to have the hidden trunk lock. I remember my dad Caddy's always got their hood ornaments stolen. He used to replace those things almost every other month.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 09, 2014 07:13 PM (jucos)

121 On the early Porsche 356s, you had to raise the (front) hood to access the gas filler neck. Many of them now have kinked (and nearly unrepairable) hoods because the owners would forget to remove the prop rod before trying to lower it.

Posted by: Countrysquire, pronounced Gor - Don at August 09, 2014 07:13 PM (8FyP4)

122 Looking at that picture of Catherine Bach - color film sure had a different look than digital.

Posted by: An Observation at August 09, 2014 07:14 PM (ylhEn)

123 Damn, I can't remember the last time I looked through a J.C. Whitney catalog. I loved those things.

Posted by: Countrysquire, pronounced Gor - Don at August 09, 2014 07:14 PM (8FyP4)

124
Suicide knobs are no longer street legal. At least in MA.

Posted by: soothern man at August 09, 2014 07:15 PM (QxEzC)

125 I think it's been discussed before but there is an outfit that still sells the ding ding cables from gas stations. Fill the oil and check the gas.

Posted by: dumbartist at August 09, 2014 07:17 PM (ahBY0)

126 e first 'modern-modern' version was 1963 IIRC...

Carol Doda as I remember. The Playmates I was talking about were pre - 1963.

Posted by: An Observation at August 09, 2014 07:17 PM (ylhEn)

127 Jerry had a Saab 900 not As 9000.
Different cars.

Posted by: Mr. Moo moo at August 09, 2014 07:18 PM (0LHZx)

128 Seinfeld has one the best collection of Porsches on the planet.

Posted by: Countrysquire, pronounced Gor - Don at August 09, 2014 07:20 PM (8FyP4)

129 Dammit. Should've scratched off that check. Will regret that for some time.



42K miles. It had to be immaculate.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at August 09, 2014 06:49 PM (/djtm)

OK to make you feel better. 42K? Off warranty and shit is going to start to blow up.

M3? right everyone that buys one just babys them and drives to church on Sunday.


People that buy M3's wreck them or abuse them. They are way too much motor in way to small a body. Sort of like the old 60's minis with the 12 inch wheels.

I think any of the M cars or the MB AMG cars push the limit of the equipment. After 20-30K it's all a crap shoot.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 07:25 PM (0FSuD)

130 If I owned a gas station I'd have the cables and guys that washed windows. Have to charge more but I wonder if you'd get customers just for the nostalgia and service? It beats having to pump and check out your own gas.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 09, 2014 07:26 PM (zfY+H)

131 123
Damn, I can't remember the last time I looked through a J.C. Whitney catalog. I loved those things.

Posted by: Countrysquire, pronounced Gor - Don at August 09, 2014 07:14 PM (8FyP4)

True dat. Only place for a guy from the South to find snow tires!

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 07:27 PM (0FSuD)

132 Last pic got my engine running!

Posted by: logprof at August 09, 2014 07:28 PM (Y6xQZ)

133 122 Looking at that picture of Catherine Bach - color film sure had a different look than digital.

Posted by: An Observation at August 09, 2014 07:14 PM (ylhEn)

I picked that image off of the Google image search so there was some loss of sharpness and some distortion

Here's some nice clear Daisy for you

http://tinyurl.com/n44hwsu

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 07:29 PM (aTXUx)

134 130 I bet it would be a goldmine. Nothing for sale inside but a 2 bay lift, a cigarette machine and one of those Sinclair dinosaur mold machines for two bits. Awesome.

Posted by: dumbartist at August 09, 2014 07:30 PM (ahBY0)

135 My son's '04 M3 has nearly 150,000 miles and a couple dozen track days and has been nearly bulletproof. They are wonderful cars, but if you decide to pursue one, do not buy one with the SMG transmission. It will break and it ain't cheap to fix.

Posted by: Countrysquire, pronounced Gor - Don at August 09, 2014 07:30 PM (8FyP4)

136 Got a suicide knob on the plow truck. Not street legal in NH either. Also, forget the hammer. Best way to break a side car window is with a spring loaded center punch (used to carry one in the pocket of my Fire Dept. bunker coat back in the day.)

Posted by: VnRedleg at August 09, 2014 07:31 PM (/kLBT)

137 Speaking of cars, I was able to do something today that my mother never could.

I helped my daughter by a car.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 09, 2014 07:31 PM (lIi4c)

138
okay,

Speed Buggy or Wheelie or Wonderbug?

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 07:31 PM (QxEzC)

139 NDH, what did you buy?

Posted by: Countrysquire, pronounced Gor - Don at August 09, 2014 07:32 PM (8FyP4)

140 Suicide knobs are no longer street legal. At least in MA.

Posted by: soothern man at August 09, 2014 07:15 PM (QxEzC)

Stop complaining, I'm still letting you have a car

For now ...

Posted by: Gov. Duval Patrick at August 09, 2014 07:32 PM (aTXUx)

141
Agree or Disagree?

The old Saab 900's look like band-aids.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 07:33 PM (QxEzC)

142 JC Whitney never disappoints, they of course have the horn kit that plays Dixie

http://tinyurl.com/luw2qfc

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 07:38 PM (aTXUx)

143 >103 96 "Did women used to have boobs shaped like bullets?"

>Sorta

Ah, yes. AKA: Missile Tits

Posted by: greasy hood with pack of cigs rolled in sleeve at August 09, 2014 07:39 PM (oJEYG)

144
Perfect Arch commercial is on!

Ever see this thing? It's a bristled scratch-post for cats! They think of everything today.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 07:41 PM (QxEzC)

145
Ann Margaret is a perfect example of bullet boobs.


Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 07:42 PM (QxEzC)

146 Have to put a coke machine that dispenses glass bottles ice cold, and a phone booth. To make a profit with the expenses of workers like that and the lack of other money makers, you'd have to charge more per gallon for gas but who knows, someone checking your oil and tires and washing the windows, filling gas for you and taking care of the payments might be enough of a draw, especially with the nostalgia feel. Stick it next to a drive in restaurant like Sonic.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 09, 2014 07:43 PM (zfY+H)

147 Cynthia Myers was a perfect example of missile boobs.

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 07:43 PM (jiYEJ)

148
Catwoman, too. All of them.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 07:44 PM (QxEzC)

149 47 35 I like most electronic goodies but I still have a problem with electronic door locks and electric windows.

Me too.
It would be nice to have 'manual windows and locks' as an option.
Posted by: wheatie at August 09, 2014 06:08 PM (N+P5M)


My new Mazda 5 has electronic windows and locks, but there is also a manual lock on the inside of each door that work when the power is off.

It's the first car I've had with electronic windows and door locks. I never particularly wanted them; cranks always worked fine for me. I always thought they were just more things to break, but I've been told that they're actually pretty reliable and that the electric motors don't cost that much.

Posted by: rickl at August 09, 2014 07:44 PM (sdi6R)

150
Crank windows?

You WANT crank windows! What if you have roll down the passenger side window?? Screw that.

The following are Must Haves for me:

-- auto trans
-- A/C
-- power windows, locks, and seats
-- cupholders
-- keyless entry
-- reverse sensors


Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 07:48 PM (QxEzC)

151 As outfits go, missile tits should be accompanied by stompy boots, n'ces pas?

Posted by: 'enri at August 09, 2014 07:48 PM (oJEYG)

152 146
Have to put a coke machine that dispenses glass bottles ice cold,

Those little bottles of coke were the perfect size for a kid, with a rack next to it for the empty bottles. Take it with you and pay 3 cents deposit. The phone booth might be a problem unless you put directions on it.

Posted by: dumbartist at August 09, 2014 07:50 PM (ahBY0)

153 Here's some nice clear Daisy for you



http://tinyurl.com/n44hwsu


Thank you!

Posted by: An Observation at August 09, 2014 07:50 PM (ylhEn)

154
oh, and

-- electric mirrors

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 07:50 PM (QxEzC)

155 I'm old enough that I actually owned a car that had a
crank. (It also had an electric starter) It was not an antique - it was
only five years old when I got it. Never tried to start it with the
crank - I'm sure it would have broken my arm.


Posted by: An Observation at August 09, 2014 06:56 PM (ylhEn)


I had a Morris Minor that I used to start with the crank, when it's weak old battery wasn't up to the job. A whole 800 cc's of surging raw horsepower it was, so not very hard to crank it up. Also had a VW kombi with a starter crank, and it was also easy to start that way. I also used to start VW's by putting a spark plug socket on a 3/8" ratchet, and put it on the generator pulley. Slowly crank the engine around until you feel one cylinder come up on compression, and then give it a fast flip. Usually it stated, and the ratchet would spin around for a while and finally fall off. Good times.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2014 07:51 PM (OsHiD)

156 142
JC Whitney never disappoints, they of course have the horn kit that plays Dixie



http://tinyurl.com/luw2qfc



Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 07:38 PM (aTXUx)

Yeah, and it sucks. I bought one for my son's FJ-40. Fucker never worked correctly. You have it install an air compressor, etc.
Total pain in the ass. Get a CB with a PA, but a speaker under the hood and sing it.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 07:52 PM (0FSuD)

157 Soothie, you also need lights that automatically turn themselves on and off when needed.

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 07:53 PM (jiYEJ)

158
Doesn't it work off vacuum lines?


Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 07:53 PM (QxEzC)

159 The following are Must Haves for me:

-- auto trans
-- A/C
-- power windows, locks, and seats
-- cupholders
-- keyless entry
-- reverse sensors




Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days
left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 07:48 PM (QxEzC)

Just axing for a friend. You're ghey right? Call me.

Posted by: Barney at August 09, 2014 07:54 PM (0FSuD)

160
Re: auto lights

I have that option and never use it. I also deactivate the auto-locks when I put the car in D.

Do Not Want.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 07:55 PM (QxEzC)

161
I also have power adjustable brake/gas pedals. Never use it; stupid option.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 07:56 PM (QxEzC)

162 good job NDH !

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2014 07:57 PM (3kZUM)

163
lulz! Lane Kincaid.

Anyone remember him?

Lane Kincaid is Leif Garret's character on Wonder Woman, which is on now.


Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 07:57 PM (QxEzC)

164 139 NDH, what did you buy?

....

A 2013 Nissan Altima. 15k miles. Exceptional condition. $16.5k out the door.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 09, 2014 08:01 PM (lIi4c)

165 I like the auto locking doors. I might forget and a booger man could carjack me.

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 08:01 PM (jiYEJ)

166 I also have power adjustable brake/gas pedals. Never use it; stupid option.
Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 07:56 PM (QxEzC)

******

My car has that too. My daughtrr borrowed the car once and adjusted without telling me. Almost wrecked the damn thing with the higher up pedals.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 09, 2014 08:02 PM (ojnk6)

167 The following are Must Haves for me:

-- auto trans
-- A/C
-- power windows, locks, and seats
-- cupholders
-- keyless entry
-- reverse sensors


I despise automatic transmissions - even in Houston traffic. (I have a six speed manual in my G35). But to each his own.


Yes I know modern auto trans accelerate faster and get better fuel economy on the road - but that is because the manuals intentionally don't have the gear ratio spread that modern auto transmissions do. The manufacturers don't want to have to repair missed shift damage on manual transmissions hence the intentional crippling.



Posted by: An Observation at August 09, 2014 08:04 PM (ylhEn)

168 I'm old, so I like auto trans. When younger, I preferred the standard.

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 08:06 PM (jiYEJ)

169 Here is a picture of Raymond Loewy, arguably the father of the entire discipline of industrial design, and one of the most famous products from his design studio.

http://www.oioidesign.com/paper/100years/1953-D.jpg


Now the actual design of this '53 Studebaker Starliner hardtop was the work of Robert Bourke, who worked in Loewy's studio, so he should get credit for the design. But Loewy needs to get credit for having convinced Studebaker to actually produce what was a very radical design for the year.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2014 08:06 PM (OsHiD)

170
I refuse to exert effort while I drive from Point A to Point B.

Shit, I LOVE my steering wheel controls for the radio/climate system. No need to reach for anything.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:06 PM (QxEzC)

171
Another thing I don't use: moonroof.


Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:07 PM (QxEzC)

172
I liked them better when we called them sunroofs.


Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:08 PM (QxEzC)

173
I'd love to have a Trans Am or Corvette with T-Tops, though.


Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:09 PM (QxEzC)

174 I dunno. One of my early high school girlfriends (this was back in the late 50's so both she and I are now older than dirt--if she's still alive out there somewhere) had a father who drove maybe 55-56 Oldsmobile 4 door hardtop. Well Harley Earl's stylists may have been fascinated by big boobs and bullets on their cars--but I was a normal horny teen age boy and I was fascinated by the big boobs on my girl friend.

I dated her on occasion into my early college years and somewhere along the way her Dad bought a 1962 Ford sedan--which had big tail lights--and well, you morons know the rest of the story. That Ford was a comfortable car.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at August 09, 2014 08:09 PM (wdHk6)

175 I took My pickup in for a detail job. The lady accidentally changed a bunch of controls while cleaning the dash. It took me about 2 weeks to figure out my pickup wasn't really broke.

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 08:11 PM (jiYEJ)

176 150
The following are Must Haves for me:

-- auto trans
-- A/C
-- power windows, locks, and seats
-- cupholders
-- keyless entry
-- reverse sensors


Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 07:48 PM (QxEzC)


The only "must haves" for me on that list are A/C and cupholders.

My Mazda 5 is the base model without any options, and it has everything except power seats and backup sensors.

No automatic transmission, either, but that was by choice. When I went to take a look at it, the dealer had 10 Mazda 5s on the lot, and only one of them had a manual transmission. Guess which one I bought?

When I was researching cars prior to buying, I was really shocked how many SUVs are automatic-only. I would have thought that they would at least have offered manuals as an option, but no.

I do like the keyless entry, though. It's nice being able to lock and unlock the doors just by pressing a button on the key fob. This is the first time I've ever had that.

(Yes, I realize that the Mazda 5 is not a sexy performance car, but you'll just have to get used to me talking about it. Humor me. It's only the fifth car I've ever owned, and the first new car I've ever bought.)

Posted by: rickl at August 09, 2014 08:11 PM (sdi6R)

177
What I value the most about keyless entry is never worrying about locking keys in car. In fact, I leave my key in the car at all times. Either in the ignition or under the seat.

Keys are pain in the ass.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:14 PM (QxEzC)

178 Shit, I LOVE my steering wheel controls for the radio/climate system. No need to reach for anything.


Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days
left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:06 PM (QxEzC)

Rented a 2014 Ford Fusion last week, and it had all that shit on the steering wheel. Did not like! Also had a goofy turn signal switch with electronic cancel on it, and a flasher that did not click. Result: I spent too much time driving down the freeway like an old fart with the turn signal blinking. And it had a pretty punk radio in it, too. Good features? Plenty of zip, and good gas mileage. Would never buy one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2014 08:14 PM (OsHiD)

179 She's hot. And she knows it.

Posted by: The Fabulous Thunderbirds at August 09, 2014 08:14 PM (JdEZJ)

180 The Panamera is one ugly car.

Posted by: freaked at August 09, 2014 08:15 PM (JdEZJ)

181 178. I drive a 2013 fusion hybrid and love it!!
Hate the signal though
Takes a while to get used to it

Posted by: Ncj is about to get a hell of a blowjob at August 09, 2014 08:16 PM (Cd9p1)

182 Hurricane nick off

Posted by: Ncj at August 09, 2014 08:18 PM (Cd9p1)

183 177
What I value the most about keyless entry is never worrying about locking keys in car. In fact, I leave my key in the car at all times. Either in the ignition or under the seat.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:14 PM (QxEzC)


How does keyless entry work if you leave your key in the car?

Posted by: rickl at August 09, 2014 08:20 PM (sdi6R)

184 177. I thought you can't lock the doors if they are in the ignition

Posted by: Ncj at August 09, 2014 08:20 PM (Cd9p1)

185
Oh, with a keypad on the door.

Yeah, I have the fob, too. But also a keypad and a code.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:21 PM (QxEzC)

186 My pickup is equipped with fog lights. I had an occasion to use them so turned on what I thought was fog lights. Said to myself these don't do shit. Later realized I had turned on the cargo light.

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 08:21 PM (jiYEJ)

187 178. I drive a 2013 fusion hybrid and love it!!

Hate the signal though

Takes a while to get used to it

Posted by: Ncj is about to get a hell of a blowjob at August 09, 2014 08:16 PM (Cd9p1)

Well, I did begin to get used to it. More to the point, got used to checking that it had in fact canceled. Also the cruise control buttons, which are legitimately on the steering wheel, had the "resume" button inboard of not one, but two "set" buttons, so it was hard to hit "resume" without hitting "set". And you use "resume" probably the most of all the cruise buttons. Also don't like the fact that you have to turn cruise on every time. My older cars with cruise, if it's on, it's on, regardless of how many times the car has been shut down. Probably some cockamamie safety issue....

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2014 08:22 PM (OsHiD)

188 177 -

I had a car that, if you had the key in the ignition, with the motor running, the remote keyless did not work.

I know because I made what I thought was a perfectly reasonable decision one time to start the car (cold cold day), run back inside and wait for it to warm up. And in my neighborhood back then, you didn't leave running cars unattended.

Can you say locksmith? I know you can.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 09, 2014 08:22 PM (Dj0WE)

189
In case my battery is dead and the doors are locked, I hide a spare key under the frame.

I refuse to be locked out of my own car. That's dumb.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:23 PM (QxEzC)

190 171

Another thing I don't use: moonroof.




Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days
left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:07 PM (QxEzC)

Worthless. You get noise and sun in your eyes, they are WORTHLESS.
I have grown to love keyless entry. I have an Equus and it has every fucking thing you can put on a car, including a front seat massage. My only complaint? The stupid TV screen does not dim when you dim the rest of the interior lights. Dumb.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 08:24 PM (0FSuD)

191 I certainly prefer a manual transmission and most of my cars are manual. I'll probably buy a new 2015 F-150 when the come out later this year and a manual is not even offered. That said, I do like an auto in a full sized truck, so it's not an issue.

Posted by: Countrysquire, pronounced Gor - Don at August 09, 2014 08:24 PM (8FyP4)

192 185
Oh, with a keypad on the door.

Yeah, I have the fob, too. But also a keypad and a code.
Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:21 PM (QxEzC)


Oh, OK. I just have the fob, not the keypad.

Posted by: rickl at August 09, 2014 08:26 PM (sdi6R)

193 For the 'ettes.

http://tinyurl.com/pnnpl3z

Posted by: Jen at August 09, 2014 08:26 PM (vMNDp)

194
I'll probably buy a new 2015 F-150 when the come out later this year and a manual is not even offered.

As of 2015, Lincoln will no longer offer any 8 cylinders, not even in the Navigator!


Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:26 PM (QxEzC)

195 How does keyless entry work if you leave your key in the car?

Posted by: rickl at August 09, 2014 08:20 PM (sdi6R)

My car won't lock and makes all sorts of noises. You got to take the key away from the transmission area of the key.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 08:27 PM (0FSuD)

196 Get an extra key and put it behind your licence plate on one of the screws that hold the plate on. You may have to drill the hole out some. Then all you need is a dime, pocket knife or something to get the screw out.

Saved me several times.

Posted by: freaked at August 09, 2014 08:27 PM (JdEZJ)

197 When did they stop calling them sunroofs and start calling them moonroofs?

I never owned one, but I remember that Volkswagens back in the 60s had fabric-covered sunroofs that were retracted manually.

Posted by: rickl at August 09, 2014 08:28 PM (sdi6R)

198 My pickup is equipped with fog lights. I had an
occasion to use them so turned on what I thought was fog lights. Said
to myself these don't do shit. Later realized I had turned on the cargo
light.

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 08:21 PM (jiYEJ)


Now, there's a pet peeve of mine. Those idiots who habitually drive with both their fog lights and headlights on. Tends to blind oncoming drivers, and it's also bad policy for the driver of the offending vehicle, because his pupils contract in response to the huge pool of bright light close to his car, and make him blind to dim objects near the limit of his headlights' range. Stuff that could kill him, like railway trains in level crossings.

Fog lights should be wired so that they cannot be turned on if the headlamps are on. Because in real fog (or in blowing snow), you can see better with your fog lamps if the headlamps are off. Less back-scatter from the low-mounted fog lamps. Headlamps on too, and the back-scatter from them renders you blind.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2014 08:28 PM (OsHiD)

199 @196

Great idea, try that with the new keys. My battery goes dead, I can't get in. You can not leave a keyless key on the car. It won't lock.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 08:29 PM (0FSuD)

200
I think 'sunroofs' pop up, and moonroofs slide back.

Really, I think it's something dumb like that.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:29 PM (QxEzC)

201 Oh, I have keys taped to my Landcruiser's, not under the tag, too obvious, under the winch cover.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 08:30 PM (0FSuD)

202
I had a BMW 320i with a crank sunroof. It would slide back and pop up. German engineering.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:30 PM (QxEzC)

203 197 When did they stop calling them sunroofs and start calling them moonroofs?


I remember Lincoln calling them that when they went to a glass panel in '77 or '78. Don't know if that was the start of the term moonroof or not.

Posted by: Countrysquire, pronounced Gor - Don at August 09, 2014 08:30 PM (8FyP4)

204 Another thing I don't use: moonroof.


When buying new it was quite a search to find an Infiniti without one of those and with a manual transmission. Imho the main thing moonroofs do is weaken the strength of the car's roof - woo hoo.

Posted by: An Observation at August 09, 2014 08:31 PM (ylhEn)

205
You can not leave a keyless key on the car.

That blows. Are you sure you can't deactivate that feature?

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:31 PM (QxEzC)

206 I've had manual transmissions in several trucks including Power Wagons, F100s, and F150s. The auto and 5.4 in my 2010 is far better than anything else I have driven. Too much work to shift a truck.

My car however is a 5 speed manual and I would have it no other way.

Posted by: freaked at August 09, 2014 08:31 PM (JdEZJ)

207 I just looked, there IS a key slot on the door. Damn never saw that.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 08:33 PM (0FSuD)

208 No automatic transmission, either, but that was by
choice. When I went to take a look at it, the dealer had 10 Mazda 5s on
the lot, and only one of them had a manual transmission. Guess which
one I bought?



When I was researching cars prior to buying, I was really shocked
how many SUVs are automatic-only. I would have thought that they would
at least have offered manuals as an option, but no.




Posted by: rickl at August 09, 2014 08:11 PM (sdi6R)


My 6 is a manual trans. It was a bitch getting a 2014 in soul red with a stick so I had to get a 2015. The mazda dude said a manual trans is only like 20% of the market. I had to move up to the touring version because the sport model didn't have the touch screen with the manual. The manual in the 6 shifts like a dream, super smooth, the shifter throw is short, and the ratio is great. The wife also got a 6, but with an auto, and hers feels like a completely different car. The whole attitude of the car is different. Its night and day. The stick makes mine feel like twice the car. Her's may get 1 mpg more than mine on paper, but mine gets 450 miles to a tank of gas, so fuck that extra 1 mpg. The grand touring version isn't even available with a stick. That's plain out retarded.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 09, 2014 08:34 PM (FMbng)

209
My car however is a 5 speed manual and I would have it no other way.
Posted by: freaked

_________________________________

That's the way I see it. Manuals for my cars, autos for a big truck.

Posted by: Countrysquire, pronounced Gor - Don at August 09, 2014 08:34 PM (8FyP4)

210 That blows. Are you sure you can't deactivate that feature?


Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days
left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:31 PM (QxEzC)

You can leave the key in the car, you just can not lock the car. I've tried using another key fob. Won't lock.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 08:34 PM (0FSuD)

211 The new fits all feature keyless entry and push to start, which really takes a sometime to get used to as you reflexively reach into your pocket for your keys.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 09, 2014 08:36 PM (bKSy7)

212 What is a fit?

Posted by: Ronster at August 09, 2014 08:37 PM (jiYEJ)

213
Honda fit?

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 08:38 PM (QxEzC)

214 TCM showing the greatest crime comedy ever - The Thin Man.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 09, 2014 08:38 PM (3Hui+)

215 198. That's me
I run both and I switched to 80K HIDs just to be a dick
My high beams are 100ks

Posted by: Ncj at August 09, 2014 08:39 PM (Cd9p1)

216 Can't stay. Gotta plug in.
I miss the sound of a door closing on a sixties era, body by Fisher Pontiac.
Also the sound of the late sixties muscle cars.
"Built" 1969, 350 Camero with glass packs anyone?

Posted by: teej at August 09, 2014 08:39 PM (ppsG8)

217 AOP

are you back home?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2014 08:42 PM (u8GsB)

218
Richard II and Robert De Vere, Earl of Oxford and Marchess of Ireland. Ghey.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at August 09, 2014 08:43 PM (8fS0t)

219 Speaking of 356s I have been intimately familiar with one of those inverted bathtubs. What a sweet little car.

Posted by: freaked at August 09, 2014 08:43 PM (JdEZJ)

220 208
The grand touring version isn't even available with a stick. That's plain out retarded.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 09, 2014 08:34 PM (FMbng)


With the Mazda 5, only the low-end Sport version is available with a manual. So I don't have any bells and whistles. Not that I really needed them, since I never had them in my old car.

Car & Driver says that the Mazda 5 is the only sliding-door minivan-type vehicle sold in North America that is available with a stick, and only about 5% of buyers opt for it.

Of course, you'd expect that a stick would be more popular with sedan buyers than with minivan buyers.

Posted by: rickl at August 09, 2014 08:43 PM (sdi6R)

221 Age, lifestyle, and where you live play a big part in appreciation for the technology in your car

I have a bad back and numbing in my left leg. When I lived in L.A. I very much appreciated an automatic transmission when stuck in traffic or stopped on a hill. Here in Florida you have to have A/C or you end up on the next news item that starts with "Florida man...."

Parking a car or turning on residential streets gives one an appreciation for power steering, they were godsends to women in the 50's when it became more commonplace.

But there's another item which isn't integral to the function of the car but it's one few of us would want to do without, and that's the radio/stereo/sound system/whatever. How else would us Morons have gotten our daily brainwashing from Rush and H8 radio if not for that feature

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 08:43 PM (aTXUx)

222 198. That's me

I run both and I switched to 80K HIDs just to be a dick

My high beams are 100ks

Posted by: Ncj at August 09, 2014 08:39 PM (Cd9p1)

Well, you are only fooling yourself. It's been quite conclusively proven that the "pool of light" phenomenon basically fucks your distance vision. You will see everything close, including roosting owls and dogs fucking in the ditch, but potential hazards half a mile down the road? Fugeddaboudit.

We have moose here. They weigh half a ton, and their body mass is right at windshield level, and they have very dark coats. You have to keep your night vision sharp to see those fuckers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2014 08:47 PM (OsHiD)

223 AOP



are you back home?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2014 08:42 PM (u8GsB)

Sure am! Got home Wednesday night. Nice to have seen you and the rest of the crowd on Saturday.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2014 08:48 PM (OsHiD)

224
16 people were shot in the ass during the month of July in Chicago. I was hoping they would beat the June record of 24 ass shots.

Keep trying, Chicago! I know you can break your record!

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at August 09, 2014 08:48 PM (8fS0t)

225 Every car I own has a manual transmission. Never liked automatics. That goes double in the snow.

Posted by: Garrett at August 09, 2014 08:49 PM (Q7pX9)

226 Keep trying, Chicago! I know you can break your record!

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at August 09, 2014 08:48 PM (8fS0t)

Apple needs to introduce the iGun, so that Chicago trend-setters can shoot themselves in the ass, while taking a selfie of the act.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2014 08:51 PM (OsHiD)

227 215 198. That's me

I run both and I switched to 80K HIDs just to be a dick

My high beams are 100ks

Posted by: Ncj at August 09, 2014 08:39 PM (Cd9p1)

Better to see those dogs at night so you can shoot them in the dark. That'll teach 'em not to respect your authoritah!

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 08:51 PM (aTXUx)

228 Countrysquire lift and then lower. No hood prop on the 356s. Same with the engine cover.

Folks would try to force them down and mess em up.

Posted by: freaked at August 09, 2014 08:52 PM (JdEZJ)

229 214
TCM showing the greatest crime comedy ever - The Thin Man.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 09, 2014 08:38 PM (3Hui+)

AND the sequel is next, "After the Thin man"

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 08:54 PM (0FSuD)

230 221
I have a bad back and numbing in my left leg. When I lived in L.A. I very much appreciated an automatic transmission when stuck in traffic or stopped on a hill.

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 08:43 PM (aTXUx)


I'm sorry to hear that, but sure. In that case an automatic would definitely be preferable.

Posted by: rickl at August 09, 2014 08:56 PM (sdi6R)

231 AOP

oh good...it was great seeing you too.....let me know when you are out again!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2014 08:58 PM (u8GsB)

232 little dog Asta! Aster?

Love how he always has a martini in his hand

Posted by: ginaswo at August 09, 2014 08:59 PM (+X1qa)

233 Nick charles not the dog
Heh

Posted by: ginaswo at August 09, 2014 09:00 PM (+X1qa)

234 asta

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2014 09:07 PM (u8GsB)

235 "I was just a gleam in my father's eyes."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 09, 2014 09:18 PM (3Hui+)

236 Was watching thin man. Now watching football.



There is a new film coming out. Camp X-ray. About Gitmo. Starring Kristin Stewart. Written by some guy who says it interesting from a female officers point of view. Like he would know. Writer/ director consulted with Muslim public affairs. Which is a branch of CAIR. Wanted to tell both sides of the story. Of course, she is a guard and makes friends with an inmate cause her fellow guards are so coarse, or something. Gag

Posted by: Thunderb at August 09, 2014 09:19 PM (AxaCn)

237 235
"I was just a gleam in my father's eyes."


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 09, 2014 09:18 PM (3Hui+)

I think Vic walked your father to school?

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 09, 2014 09:22 PM (0FSuD)

238 They make alcoholism seem like so much fun!

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at August 09, 2014 09:23 PM (8fS0t)

239 238 They make alcoholism seem like so much fun!
Posted by: Pug the Boneless at August 09, 2014 09:23 PM (8fS0t)

yes they did.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2014 09:25 PM (u8GsB)

240
Star Trek is on. It's the episode with the immortal Mr. Flint, who I suspect is the inspiration for Q.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 09:25 PM (QxEzC)

241 @213

Yes, a Honda Fit.

Nice little car.

Good gas mileage, good interior room, I can get get 8' long 2x4's into it and still be able to close the rear hatch.

I have had people with pickup trucks look on in astonishment with the things that will fit.

You can actually get a ten speed bike into the thing.

It's a freaking amazing car.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 09, 2014 09:27 PM (bKSy7)

242
Speaking of SF, what happened to that guy up there they were accusing of making some bio warfare chemical and plotting to commit terrorist acts?

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at August 09, 2014 09:27 PM (8fS0t)

243 They make alcoholism seem like so much fun!>>>

Alcoholism is a lot more fun if you don't have to worry about a paycheck and have servants.

Posted by: Zombie Ted Kenedy at August 09, 2014 09:28 PM (XFT89)

244 About a year after my first wife died I went a bit nuts and bought a BMW 750i. Fun to drive, but the novelty wears off after a couple of months of those payments. New wife and I traded in for VW Passats a while back and both together are less than the BMW payment. Got the luxury car thing out of my system for good.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 09, 2014 09:31 PM (3W1WP)

245
Speaking of SF, what happened to that guy up there they were accusing of
making some bio warfare chemical and plotting to commit terrorist acts?


obama?

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 09:31 PM (QxEzC)

246
You got two Passats?

Is there a big difference between it and the Jetta?

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 09:33 PM (QxEzC)

247 I liked the Passat when I test drove one several years ago.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at August 09, 2014 09:34 PM (zDsvJ)

248 Star Trek is on. It's the episode with the immortal Mr. Flint, who I suspect is the inspiration for Q.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 09:25 PM (QxEzC)

Actually Trelane from "The Squire of Gothos" was the inspiration for Q according to the writers

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 09:38 PM (aTXUx)

249
Actually Trelane from "The Squire of Gothos" was the inspiration for Q according to the writers

Heh. That makes more sense.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-419 days left until climate chaos) at August 09, 2014 09:41 PM (QxEzC)

250 Just one more and you can make this a gun thread

Or a car with guns thread

http://tinyurl.com/nb62knl

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 09:41 PM (aTXUx)

251 Passat is bigger and more refined. And I thinkit is made in Germany, while Jetta is made in Mexico.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at August 09, 2014 09:41 PM (zDsvJ)

252 Y-not,
Did you see my link to the battery chain-saw on the garden-thread?

Posted by: ChrisP at August 09, 2014 09:42 PM (diHls)

253 "Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes. But when it comes to the challenges working families are facing, all we get from Democrats is 10,000 excuses."

Posted by: Islamic Rage Dude at August 09, 2014 09:44 PM (e8kgV)

254 got a topped out budget of 13k to buy a family wagon. thinking of a 2006 outback at 68k going for 12. any thoughts?

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 09, 2014 09:56 PM (Cq0oW)

255 Is the thread up on blocks?

Posted by: fluffy at August 09, 2014 09:57 PM (Ua6T/)

256 i think so

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 09, 2014 09:58 PM (Cq0oW)

257 254 got a topped out budget of 13k to buy a family wagon. thinking of a 2006 outback at 68k going for 12. any thoughts?

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 09, 2014 09:56 PM (Cq0oW)

Solid car, but shop some more because you might be able to get the same car for less

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 09:59 PM (aTXUx)

258 Oh En Tee up....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 09, 2014 09:59 PM (ojnk6)

259 255 Is the thread up on blocks?

Posted by: fluffy at August 09, 2014 09:57 PM (Ua6T/)

Wait until there's a British car thread leaking oil all over the blog

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2014 10:00 PM (aTXUx)

260 I have a 1972 Pontiac LaMans Sport convertable....rasberry metalic, white interior with a white roof.....hubby gave it to me.... I love it and take it to car shows in Long Island....



Posted by: cathymv at August 09, 2014 10:48 PM (bWA0C)

261 241 @213

Yes, a Honda Fit.

Nice little car.

Good gas mileage, good interior room, I can get get 8' long 2x4's into it and still be able to close the rear hatch.

I have had people with pickup trucks look on in astonishment with the things that will fit.

You can actually get a ten speed bike into the thing.

It's a freaking amazing car.
Posted by: Kreplach at August 09, 2014 09:27 PM (bKSy7)


I've seen those around and thought they looked interesting. Is the cargo bed flush with the hatch opening, or is there a "lip"?

The name is a bit off-putting, though. It sounds like it should come with a health club membership.

Posted by: rickl at August 09, 2014 11:57 PM (sdi6R)

262 Getting our 57 Chevy Belair back on the road just in time for the end of summer. But, hopefully, many cruises in the nice fall weather.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at August 10, 2014 08:20 AM (TPimP)

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