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theotherserge
18th May 08, 09:39 PM
Yes love, the old man sure could build him some beauties. Here's my current fave vid:

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also, for teh old school pwnage:

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"Please stay on the line, a customer care specialist will be with you shortly."

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Sun Wukong
18th May 08, 11:47 PM
Pro-racers are the shit. Also, there's more rubbing going on in that first lap of the first video than in a greek bath-house. Driving at those speeds while literally touching two other cars making corners like that takes a fucking nut.

Neildo
19th May 08, 02:48 AM
there's a guy in town who has one of those old esprits in white. beautiful.

my chinese neighbor has a new exige. and an AE86. i hate him.

Toby Christensen
19th May 08, 04:32 AM
I hear they made a lightweight one man helicopter, but that could be an urban myth.

(It was also deemed impossible by a Reader's Digest published in the sagacious Eighties)

theotherserge
19th May 08, 08:48 AM
there's a guy in town who has one of those old esprits in white. beautiful.

my chinese neighbor has a new exige. and an AE86. i hate him.

assholes wear white. irritating.

Tom Kagan
19th May 08, 04:12 PM
In the same way Frank Lloyd Wright - who, if to save his life, couldn't design a roof which wouldn't leak - was to architecture, this is what Colin Chapman was to automotive engineering.

theotherserge
19th May 08, 06:24 PM
In the same way Frank Lloyd Wright - who, if to save his life, couldn't design a roof which wouldn't leak - was to architecture, this is what Colin Chapman was to automotive engineering.


Frank is famous for this swell quote:
"Doctors have it easy, they can bury their mistakes; Architects have to plant vines."