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(Jalopnik)   Members of your car club are displeased with you. Do you A) acknowledge their issues and pledge to work with them to solve them, B) realize you're the wrong man for the job and resign, C) suspend everyone working against you, or D) B, then C?   (jalopnik.com) divider line 17
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2013-09-10 09:20:18 AM
Go home moderator.  You're drunk.
 
2013-09-10 09:36:53 AM
Car clubs get some strange power trips.  I once watch a 25 year old NSRA club desolve from a dispute about kicking out one original member for not having windshield wipers.
 
2013-09-10 09:47:46 AM
Old, white guy drama.

I'm surprised anybody still buys a Viper. The only thing that ever set it apart was how "hardcore" it was (i.e. it can perform with anything else in the price range but you have to work 25x as hard as anything else to make it happen). With it actually having an interior now and proper handling you'd think the enthusiasts would have moved on to hyper-modified shortbuses on slicks by now or something.
 
2013-09-10 09:52:30 AM
first rule of power:
When you get it, don't give it up.
second rule of power:
Use it.

/was in a car club that actually banned members from attending business meetings so they could not see how it all worked.  Basically it worked for the benefit of the Board members, everyone else got scraps if they were lucky.
 
2013-09-10 10:25:58 AM
Maybe I just don't understand the clubs, but if this guy is being that much of a dick-whistle, then why not let him keep his club, and start a new one?  I'm sure with the right members and right board of directors, the car company would do a little bit of sponsorship.  It sounds like this Viper club thing is boiling over to fukishima levels...  weird.
 
2013-09-10 10:30:39 AM
How about all the members of the club kill themselves in protest? That would really be the best solution for everyone.

/who the fark cares?
 
2013-09-10 10:44:18 AM

metallion: Maybe I just don't understand the clubs, but if this guy is being that much of a dick-whistle, then why not let him keep his club, and start a new one?


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2013-09-10 11:02:03 AM
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2013-09-10 11:02:48 AM

skozlaw: Old, white guy drama.

I'm surprised anybody still buys a Viper. The only thing that ever set it apart was how "hardcore" it was (i.e. it can perform with anything else in the price range but you have to work 25x as hard as anything else to make it happen). With it actually having an interior now and proper handling you'd think the enthusiasts would have moved on to hyper-modified shortbuses on slicks by now or something.


Subby here.

I love the Viper. As things go, it's one of the few remaining recognizable cars out there that still come with a stick (Corvettes and 911sthe being two others). I also like the fact that it's evolving without completely changing.

With all that in mind, though, when I do get a Viper of my own, I won't be joining the VCA. Ever since the Gen V debuted last year, half the people on the message boards there have found all sorts of stupid things to biatch about. Like gap spaces on the panels. I'm on my phone, so no link for now, but yeah, they took a look at some photos of preproduction test mules and threw a fit because it didn't look exactly like the show car that introduced it.
 
2013-09-10 11:11:46 AM
It's the end of their Car Club world as they know it. And I feel fine.
 
2013-09-10 11:12:39 AM

Clutch2013: Like gap spaces on the panels. I'm on my phone, so no link for now, but yeah, they took a look at some photos of preproduction test mules and threw a fit because it didn't look exactly like the show car that introduced it.


I don't really understand that complaint. Build quality has never been a selling point of any American "budget supercar". That's kind of what makes them... you know... budget. You buy the performance, fark the rest.
 
2013-09-10 11:15:59 AM

metallion: Maybe I just don't understand the clubs, but if this guy is being that much of a dick-whistle, then why not let him keep his club, and start a new one?  I'm sure with the right members and right board of directors, the car company would do a little bit of sponsorship.  It sounds like this Viper club thing is boiling over to fukishima levels...  weird.


The issue with the Viper Club is they have all the tooling to make replacement parts for early Vipers.  They got them when Chrysler went bankrupt to keep the Vipers on the road.
 
2013-09-10 12:24:15 PM

skozlaw: Clutch2013: Like gap spaces on the panels. I'm on my phone, so no link for now, but yeah, they took a look at some photos of preproduction test mules and threw a fit because it didn't look exactly like the show car that introduced it.

I don't really understand that complaint. Build quality has never been a selling point of any American "budget supercar". That's kind of what makes them... you know... budget. You buy the performance, fark the rest.


I get where they're coming from...just.  The Viper and Corvette (C6 ZR1), even with their statuses as so called "budget supercars", are still a cool 100 grand, easy.

But the VCA was complaining about that stuff while the Gen V, essentially, was still in Beta.  This is a picture of a preproduction Gen V that SRT released as part of a promo campaign in September 2012, while the car was still a few months out of production and SRT was still finalizing everything:

farm9.staticflickr.com

Now, the GTS-spec show car that was at the New York Auto Show in April of that year:

farm8.staticflickr.com

Yes, this debate was as stupid as it sounds.  They also complained about the ride height on the car and performance figures at a time when no one outside of SRT had actually given the car a proper shakedown.  Now that it has been in various tests, when they're not outright accusing the magazines of being incompetent, they're fretting that the new car is not as fast as the previous generation's ACR.  That car, mind you, was the track-day model that came with a metric ton of downforce to make the car stick that much better to the road (something the Viper has been steadily improving on for the last couple of generations now).

The VCA is a mess.
 
2013-09-10 01:02:13 PM
Who would have guessed that a club based around people with money owning an expensive, fast car would fall apart due to douchiness?

A fun way to troll a Viper owner is to compliment them on their pretty "Corvette". Just be prepared to hear a passionate lecture on the differences between the two and why the Viper is better.
 
2013-09-10 02:27:34 PM
Rich people problems.
 
2013-09-10 03:04:33 PM
Sounds like buying an overpriced, pointless car may not help you with your penis size issues.
 
2013-09-10 07:57:39 PM

MrEricSir: Sounds like buying an overpriced, pointless car may not help you with your penis size issues.


I wondered how many posts it would take to come to this.
 
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