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(Top Gear)   Ever wonder which car would win in a drag race: the 903bhp McLaren P1 or the three-cylinder, 80bhp Caterham 160R? The result might surprise you   (topgear.com) divider line 39
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2014-07-08 11:26:29 AM
No, they won't.

But I wouldn't mind having something like the Caterham or a Lotus Seven.
 
2014-07-08 12:00:25 PM

dittybopper: No, they won't.

But I wouldn't mind having something like the Caterham or a Lotus Seven.


I would much rather have a classic Lotus Seven than a modern Caterham reproduction. It is however much more likely that I will build a Caterham long before I own a Lotus.

Also, bet on the Ariel Atom over the Hayabusa in any race with corners.
 
2014-07-08 12:11:28 PM

Tr0mBoNe: dittybopper: No, they won't.

But I wouldn't mind having something like the Caterham or a Lotus Seven.

I would much rather have a classic Lotus Seven than a modern Caterham reproduction. It is however much more likely that I will build a Caterham long before I own a Lotus.

Also, bet on the Ariel Atom over the Hayabusa in any race with corners.


Of course, you can *BUILD* a Lotus Seven if you are so inclined:

http://www.windingroad.com/articles/lists/ten-lotus-7-replica-kit-ca rs /
 
2014-07-08 12:12:37 PM
Duh *Smacks head*.

Didn't look closely enough.
 
2014-07-08 01:26:54 PM
dittybopper:

I understand... perfect drivers cars tends to make me weak in the knees as well. Especially when the kit costs a frighteningly reasonable amount for a 2nd or 3rd car.
 
2014-07-08 01:40:49 PM

Tr0mBoNe: dittybopper:

I understand... perfect drivers cars tends to make me weak in the knees as well. Especially when the kit costs a frighteningly reasonable amount for a 2nd or 3rd car.


I have a soft spot for British sports cars.  My first car was a Triumph Spitfire.
 
2014-07-08 01:56:07 PM

dittybopper: I have a soft spot for British sports cars.  My first car was a Triumph Spitfire.


Nice, my first car was a '90 Golf... I'm pretty tall and the last time I sat in an MG, the top of the windscreen was right in the middle of my vision. It's like when I found out I couldn't fit in a 1-Series no matter how much of my legs I want to cut off.

Screw it, F-Type.
 
2014-07-08 02:05:38 PM
img.fark.net

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.
 
2014-07-08 02:30:38 PM

dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.


Don't get me wrong but who's head are you stuff into your pants?
 
2014-07-08 03:24:07 PM
 
2014-07-08 03:53:06 PM

Tr0mBoNe: dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.

Don't get me wrong but who's head are you stuff into your pants?


That's my knee.

For perspective, that car was so friggin' low to the ground that I could literally lean a bit over with my ass still in the seat, reach over the door, and touch the road with my fingers.
 
2014-07-08 04:01:32 PM
dittybopper:
Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.

I had a 1969 Spitfire with the most reliable electrical system in any Triumph product.

Mostly because I replaced it all with US parts.

/differential blew out before I finished paying the guy for it, and I let him take it back
//fun car
 
2014-07-08 04:06:29 PM
I was hoping for a 'tortoise and the hare' thing. I waited for the sound of the crash and left disappointed.
 
2014-07-08 04:33:33 PM
No subby, it won't because it's pretty obvious from your headline.
 
2014-07-08 04:36:46 PM

dittybopper: Tr0mBoNe: dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.

Don't get me wrong but who's head are you stuff into your pants?

That's my knee.

For perspective, that car was so friggin' low to the ground that I could literally lean a bit over with my ass still in the seat, reach over the door, and touch the road with my fingers.


I knew a guy back in the day that was 6'9"( If I remember right, either way, easily pushing 7' tall). He had a '90 or so Firebird, had the seat all the way back, reclined most of the way back, and steered the friggin car with his hands between his knees. It was amazing watching the dude fold himself in and out of that damn car. Lucky those things have doors that are 5 feet long...
 
2014-07-08 04:38:21 PM
OK subby, you win...
 
2014-07-08 06:26:25 PM

Mikey1969: OK subby, you win...


Yep.... I just got the joke.
 
2014-07-08 07:42:22 PM

dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.


I thought you were a chick
 
2014-07-08 08:54:04 PM

AeAe: dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.

I thought you were a chick


Really? Never looked at my profile? Just assumed?
 
2014-07-08 09:31:15 PM

dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.


My first car was a '75 Triumph Spitfire 1500 while at Fort Ord in 1980.  Loved that thing, but traded it in for a '79 Mazda RX7 while I back at DLI for intermediate Korean in 1981.  Loved that even more.
 
2014-07-08 10:10:21 PM

dittybopper: Tr0mBoNe: dittybopper: No, they won't.

But I wouldn't mind having something like the Caterham or a Lotus Seven.

I would much rather have a classic Lotus Seven than a modern Caterham reproduction. It is however much more likely that I will build a Caterham long before I own a Lotus.

Also, bet on the Ariel Atom over the Hayabusa in any race with corners.

Of course, you can *BUILD* a Lotus Seven if you are so inclined:

http://www.windingroad.com/articles/lists/ten-lotus-7-replica-kit-ca rs /


you...I like you.

Doing a kit 7 is on my bucket list.
 
2014-07-08 10:17:30 PM

Lost_in_Korea: dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.

My first car was a '75 Triumph Spitfire 1500 while at Fort Ord in 1980.  Loved that thing, but traded it in for a '79 Mazda RX7 while I back at DLI for intermediate Korean in 1981.  Loved that even more.


Sweet.  SIGINT weenie?
 
2014-07-08 10:49:24 PM

dittybopper: AeAe: dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.

I thought you were a chick

Really? Never looked at my profile? Just assumed?


Nah man. I don't look at every Tom Dick and Harry's profiles that post here. Assuming genders is so much easier.
 
2014-07-08 11:13:46 PM

AeAe: dittybopper: AeAe: dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.

I thought you were a chick

Really? Never looked at my profile? Just assumed?

Nah man. I don't look at every Tom Dick and Harry's profiles that post here. Assuming genders is so much easier.


Just in case you need further proof:

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-08 11:51:37 PM

dittybopper: AeAe: dittybopper: AeAe: dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.

I thought you were a chick

Really? Never looked at my profile? Just assumed?

Nah man. I don't look at every Tom Dick and Harry's profiles that post here. Assuming genders is so much easier.

Just in case you need further proof:


You're a coureur de bois? And a woman? With an odd haircut?
//I kid...
 
2014-07-09 12:02:07 AM

dittybopper: Lost_in_Korea: dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.

My first car was a '75 Triumph Spitfire 1500 while at Fort Ord in 1980.  Loved that thing, but traded it in for a '79 Mazda RX7 while I back at DLI for intermediate Korean in 1981.  Loved that even more.

Sweet.  SIGINT weenie?


Apparently that place effects you.  My dad had a TR3 before I was born (tons of pictures) and a Fiat Spider when I was a kid.  I've wanted a TR3 as a weekend cruiser for years and a tr5 as a summer commuter when I can/won't take the motorcycle.

/98G
 
2014-07-09 01:39:19 AM

dittybopper: AeAe: dittybopper: AeAe: dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.

I thought you were a chick

Really? Never looked at my profile? Just assumed?

Nah man. I don't look at every Tom Dick and Harry's profiles that post here. Assuming genders is so much easier.

Just in case you need further proof:

[img.fark.net image 640x480]


img.fark.net
 
2014-07-09 08:18:25 AM

dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.


I had a 71 Spitfire. My first British sports car was a early 60's MGA.

Thing is about British Leyland cars, they are pretty and fun to drive. Just don't expect to drive them much. Most of the time will be spent working on the electrical system, or synchronizing the carburetors.
 
2014-07-09 08:29:46 AM

dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.


lmao reminds me of Manolo from scarface. all your missing is tiger print seat covers.
and a tiger......a lady tiger, who knows
 
2014-07-09 08:31:59 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.

I had a 71 Spitfire. My first British sports car was a early 60's MGA.

Thing is about British Leyland cars, they are pretty and fun to drive. Just don't expect to drive them much. Most of the time will be spent working on the electrical system, or synchronizing the carburetors.


What does the MG driver say when they see dripping oil coming from their engine? Let's go for a drive!!
What does the MG driver say when they don't see oil dripping from their engine? Awesome! I'll get my tools!
 
2014-07-09 09:53:10 AM
Tr0mBoNe:

Also, bet on the Ariel Atom over the Hayabusa in any race with corners.

In general, I'll bet on any purpose-built race car over any purpose-built race bike. Hell, I love crawling all up the ass of hot-head sport bikers through a tight cloverleaf exit or something. "Wanna blow by me at 50mph over what I'm doing? Ok, how do you like my headlights just off your left elbow while you're trying not to tip that thing in the twisties?"
 
2014-07-09 09:53:18 AM

fst_creeper: dittybopper: Lost_in_Korea: dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.

My first car was a '75 Triumph Spitfire 1500 while at Fort Ord in 1980.  Loved that thing, but traded it in for a '79 Mazda RX7 while I back at DLI for intermediate Korean in 1981.  Loved that even more.

Sweet.  SIGINT weenie?

Apparently that place effects you.  My dad had a TR3 before I was born (tons of pictures) and a Fiat Spider when I was a kid.  I've wanted a TR3 as a weekend cruiser for years and a tr5 as a summer commuter when I can/won't take the motorcycle.

/98G


05H.

We chewed up some of the same spectrum.
 
2014-07-09 10:02:23 AM
Whaar video?
 
2014-07-09 10:28:16 AM

dittybopper: fst_creeper: dittybopper: Lost_in_Korea: dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.

My first car was a '75 Triumph Spitfire 1500 while at Fort Ord in 1980.  Loved that thing, but traded it in for a '79 Mazda RX7 while I back at DLI for intermediate Korean in 1981.  Loved that even more.

Sweet.  SIGINT weenie?

Apparently that place effects you.  My dad had a TR3 before I was born (tons of pictures) and a Fiat Spider when I was a kid.  I've wanted a TR3 as a weekend cruiser for years and a tr5 as a summer commuter when I can/won't take the motorcycle.

/98G

05H.

We chewed up some of the same spectrum.


Indeed although hogs were rare in my day, many having cross trained to 98c after a return visit to DLI. I was a special k for most of my time as a golf. Were you ever at Augsburg? If so you probably knew my last platoon Sgt. The man spent 18 years strategic only to be dumped into a tactical rule just before retirement when the reduced Russian strategic assets, something I believe they've come to regret.

/spinning-grinning
 
2014-07-09 02:06:47 PM

fst_creeper: Indeed although hogs were rare in my day, many having cross trained to 98c after a return visit to DLI. I was a special k for most of my time as a golf. Were you ever at Augsburg? If so you probably knew my last platoon Sgt. The man spent 18 years strategic only to be dumped into a tactical rule just before retirement when the reduced Russian strategic assets, something I believe they've come to regret.

/spinning-grinning


Nope, spent my time at USA FS Kunia, which was subsequently renamed RSOC Kunia, and I believe is now closed and the functions transferred over to the Hawaii RSOC which is near Whitmore Village, just on the other side of Wahiawa from the Kunia tunnel.
 
2014-07-09 02:28:28 PM
Kunia, nice.  I was mostly tactical.  Ft Carson.  The place NCO's go to end their careers (Did mine a treat).
And my strategic time was also at Carson.  Which was a little odd.
 
2014-07-09 03:42:07 PM

fst_creeper: Kunia, nice.  I was mostly tactical.  Ft Carson.  The place NCO's go to end their careers (Did mine a treat).
And my strategic time was also at Carson.  Which was a little odd.


I was never tactical.  Always strategic.  *VERY* strategic.
 
2014-07-10 02:17:10 AM

dittybopper: Me in my 1972 Spitfire Mark IV, circa 1987 in A Quad on Schofield Barracks, HI.


A convertible at Schofield. You had the top up more than you had it down, I bet.

Had an Austin Healy bug-eye Sprite, in Eureka. Seemed I always had the top up too.
 
2014-07-10 02:53:12 AM

dittybopper: fst_creeper: Kunia, nice.  I was mostly tactical.  Ft Carson.  The place NCO's go to end their careers (Did mine a treat).
And my strategic time was also at Carson.  Which was a little odd.

I was never tactical.  Always strategic.  *VERY* strategic.


That is a far better life. Of my last two years I spent 13 months in the field, and that same period included 1 month in the hospital, a month on convalescent leave and two months on status for physical therapy. One of the two months on status was a big part of my strategic time. I knew NTC well enough at the end that I'd look at my next TZ on the map to confirm it's location and then put the map away.

The six months prior to Carson was "strategically tactical" tdy as it was JTF, but beside being on "ready" status I was inside concrete almost constantly. And to anyone outside the circle that might sound exciting but was mostly exceedingly boring. Damn so much chair parade with "nothing" to do as I was "ready". After the first couple hours each day it was just seeing how much of the rec library I could read. I always wondered why I was there and not some tabbed golf. Guess cause I was prior service.
 
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