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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Witness » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:33 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:05 pm
Just to drive around the block a few times.

Pretty please? :)
Von mir aus kannst Du sie alle haben. :)


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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Witness » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:48 am

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The 1924 Hispano-Suiza H6C 'Tulipwood' Torpedo was commissioned by André Dubonnet who, at the age of 26, was an accomplished aviator and racing driver. The Dubonnets had amassed a fortune from the aperitifs and cognacs that continue to bear the family name.

Dubonnet contracted the Nieuport Aviation Company to build a lightweight body suitable for both racing and touring. Nieuport craftsmen formed a frame of wooden ribs measuring up to 3/4-inch thick which were covered with 1/8-inch wooden veneer. Strips of mahogany (earlier thought to be tulipwood) of uneven thickness and length were fastened to the veneer with thousands of brass rivets.

The body was then sealed, sanded and varnished; when fully equipped, the body was to have weighed approximately 160 pounds. The torpedo tail enclosed a 46-gallon gas tank for long distance racing. In 1924 Dubonnet entered the Hispano-Suiza in the Sicilian Targa Florio and he finished sixth; he also finished fifth in the Coppa Florio and first in the over-4.5-liter class.
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by sparks » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:12 am

Good for those motherfuckers.

Like no one else would have done it if they hadn't. Fucking snowflake cunts.

Kill them all and feed them to the dogs.
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Witness » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:16 am

sparks wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:12 am
Good for those motherfuckers.

Like no one else would have done it if they hadn't. Fucking snowflake cunts.

Kill them all and feed them to the dogs.
Now, now, sparks, the Grand soir isn't yet here, so let's not get carried away.

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:21 am

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The Sputnik is what really sells it.
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Original caption from April 12, 1958: "Working hard to recoup recent loses, Italy's Communists are resorting to super-sales techniques to get votes in the national elections, slated for May. One of the gimmicks of the Communist campaign is this auto float on which is mounted a model of the Soviet Sputnik, complete with dog occupant. The float is equipped with flashing lights, music and a microphone and public address system - plus, of course the slogan 'vote Communist.'
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Witness » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:28 am

As we're on the subject:

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:17 pm

Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:04 pm

I gotta say that is one sad boat. And by 'boat', I mean something that would 'fit' on a 'ship'. I wouldn't be caught dead suntanning on it.

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Re: Sweet rides

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by shemp » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:01 am

Obviously, little thought was given to safety.
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Witness » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:05 am

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Nicaragua, 1950s.

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Fid » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:00 pm

"Try SCE to AUX."
Yeah, me and an electrified atmosphere ain't friends.

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Witness » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:06 am

A sweet ride through the Cosmos? :)

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:30 am

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Witness » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:04 am

↑ I'm sure it's noisy too.


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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Fid » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:18 am

Witness wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:06 am
A sweet ride through the Cosmos? :)
Yup and it's fast too.
"Try SCE to AUX."
Yeah, me and an electrified atmosphere ain't friends.

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:20 am

Rob Lister wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:30 am
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It'll be the sweetest looking ride on the Long Island Expressway.

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0 to 60 in ... :lmao:
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Witness » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:28 am

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Ford Gyron, 1954. :mrgreen:

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Witness » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:05 am

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:51 am

That is an amusing ride, but by no means sweet. :P

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Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.