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Evinrude Rooney Lakester 1970
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It may have looked ok in the water with the wheels submerged, but when you drove it down the street, people would point and laugh and call you an idiot. And rightly so.
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↑ You'll trigger shemp. :|





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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:18 pm Image

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25548
My father steers our 1966 Rambler Classic station wagon through Sequoia National Park's Tunnel Log in this Kodachrome slide I took on our summer vacation in July 1967. ...
A sweet ride for the kids in the back.

The proper comparison is not with the Corvette, but with one of today's sport fertility vehicles. :)
Igotta tell ya, that really catches my eye. I'm glad they didn't spoil it with a Low Bridge warning.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:35 am What's so funny?

The Corvette was a sweet ride. :p
Not the car, the blather.





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Buick Flamingo with rotating front seat, 1961.
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Jean Bugatti standing next to his Bugatti Royale, one of seven built (1932).
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Paul Arzens' electric cabriolet, Paris, 1940 – 41.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Eclectic.
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Went down to the junkyard and welded everything he could find to it.
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Tumble machine!
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Goodyear molded the tires in specialized molds, then heated them to 250 degrees. The end result was a tire which was built more like a thick mesh net. They were tubeless tires even and performed well up to 65 MPH.

The problems turned up in rain or when braking hard. Any skateboarder can tell you what a hard sideways slide does to urethane wheels. You get a flat spot where it melts.

The tires also had one other negative effect. They were so distracting, other drivers stopped driving or worse, drove through stop lights when they debuted them.
Over the top. :P
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↑ Color & form of a soap bar. :mrgreen:





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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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But none of them fly!
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Freedom of choice
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I’d be worried that Mario would come and jump on it
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It's a computer rendering from a black original, I gather.
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The quintessential boat
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Needs more camber.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:51 pm 1959 Cadillac.

Peak tail fins. :coolspecs:

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My family had one, in purple. We called it the purple people eater. You could fit 12 people in it. 4 adults and 8 kids
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In an accident both the steering wheel and dash would literally kill you
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robinson wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:14 pm In an accident both the steering wheel and dash would literally kill you
But easy to clean, which enhanced the resale value.


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