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Old 11-29-2019, 09:03 PM   #3331 (permalink)
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Mercedes were silver too because it's Germany's official racing color.
Yea I caught that too.

Some people tell me white is the color of German racing, others say silver.

It can be both?

A Colorful History of Racing Hues: Deutsche Weiss und Silber (3 of 4)
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The vagaries of time have swallowed up many stories from our collective pasts and the meandering tale of Germany’s racing color is just such a lost legend. Completely unique amongst the ranks of nations, Germany is the only country to have two international racing colors it’s racers can choose from. It is the story to which we now turn in our exploration of national racing colors.

When the racing colors for the every country were first decided with the advent of the Gordon Bennett Cup, Germany was among the first four to be assigned. White was their chosen hue and so it remained for 32 years of racing and victories. Then something happened that is disputed and today verges on legend.

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Old 11-30-2019, 04:05 AM   #3332 (permalink)
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I scoff at anything more than a ten-second quarter, unless it's pulling a 7,500lb trailer.
Gotcha. Yeah, pretty well gigs me. The New Yorker hardtop wagon.

(Same giveaway as my single Spotify playlist: 1949-1963. Back when we were going to go somewhere. Music, not the electricity unneeded nor wanted as intermediary).

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I don't have the provenance for that pic, but from memory, it was a New Yorker/300H(-ish) frankenstein. Just based on the wheels and ghost flames.

I celebrated Gobble-til-you-wobble day by rewatching Alice's Restaurant Massacree (Live at Farm Aid 2005) and Arlo Guthrie/I Can't Help Falling In Love With You

If that aluminum Type II body-in-white were 3mm thick and dipped in liquid Nitrogen and retempered, it might be a stout as the stainless steel.
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The Peugeot RCZ is a sports coupé designed and marketed by Peugeot and assembled by Magna Steyr, a subsidiary of Magna International for model years 2009–2015................

The Peugeot RCZ received five successive 'Best Sports Car' awards from Diesel Car magazine[6] and the Top Gear '2010 Coupe of the Year award'.[7]
Looks to be possible Coanda Effect lift at the rear, but not as bad as the Audi TT without rear spoiler.

The original 2009 model prior to restyling in 2013 (double bubble roof etc..).

Peugeot RCZ 156 THP (2009)

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I don't have the provenance for that pic, but from memory, it was a New Yorker/300H(-ish) frankenstein. Just based on the wheels and ghost flames.

I celebrated Gobble-til-you-wobble day by rewatching Alice's Restaurant Massacree (Live at Farm Aid 2005) and Arlo Guthrie/I Can't Help Falling In Love With You

If that aluminum Type II body-in-white were 3mm thick and dipped in liquid Nitrogen and retempered, it might be a stout as the stainless steel.
I remember the wagon you posted. Correct as to hot rod.

But let’s go farther. Cognitive Dissonance re cars circa 1970 and all newer is that the 1961 Chrysler was emblematic of, we were going somewhere . . . and it was lost. Erased. Memory-holed. JFK murder was the systemic shock from which recovery wasn’t possible. 300-years of enthusiasm trashed.

Invention (not just in cars; everywhere) comes to a dead halt same period. Beatles, Vatican II, so called Civil Rights Movement. Same moment. (Anyone for a pre-1964 Winchester 70?). SAT scores fell off a cliff.

The Astra-Dome steering wheel cluster pic. I use that as a screen saver on the phone.

We were taught to make fun of the “excesses” of the late 1950s car styling by those whose verbal intelligence is above average, but whose creativity lags mid-pack. Can’t see or hear, in comparison. Are frightened by. Have to steal to remain relevant.

Them who can, pay attention.

(So, FB, your Turkey Day was a CIA/MK-Ultra Music Fest, eh?)
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Anyone know what this is?

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It's like a late 1960's Toyota 2000GT had sex with a 1980's Renault Alpine A310 and this is it's love child.
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"I cannot tell a lie. I put that envelope under that garbage."
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It's like a late 1960's Toyota 2000GT had sex with a 1980's Renault Alpine A310 and this is it's love child.
From that page, the interior:



All controls in a center display... Must be an early British Tesla.

Note the headlight unit covers integrated in the hood!
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I want it to be a Colani VW minus the engine. The best evidence is the center tunnel, shifter and hand brake. The only thing I [maybe] don't see is the emergency brake cables that straddle the lever.

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No proof just yet, but I did find this:


https://www.autoblog.nl/nieuws/1-van...-edition-91194

Unfortunately those Fod Ka wheels have a PCD of 4x98, so they won't fit a VW.

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