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Old 12-31-2009, 12:58 PM   #371 (permalink)
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I keep reading comments are posting like "What happens when you get rear ended, it'll just fold like cardboard." I laugh everytime. Of course it will, but it still adds time/distance in a wreck.



Now this guy, this guy could learn some. He seems genuine.
I've had people ask me about being rear ended when I tell them about boat tails... I just ask "What happens if you get rear ended without a boat tail? And how is that any better?"

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I keep reading comments are posting like "What happens when you get rear ended, it'll just fold like cardboard." I laugh everytime. Of course it will, but it still adds time/distance in a wreck.



Now this guy, this guy could learn some. He seems genuine.
It is my opinion that the advertising campaign for the Triumph TR-7 has done more harm to the public's notion of aerodynamic efficiency than any other single event in history.
Their " The Shape of Things to Come" and wedge form, have almost single-handedly "created" the modern belief system about what is and what is not proper aerodynamic form,much to the destruction of .............................
To borrow a phrase from Preston Tucker,"If it were up to me,they'd all be tried and convicted of manslaughter."
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:43 PM   #373 (permalink)
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I've had people ask me about being r ear ended when I tell them about boat tails... I just ask "What happens if you get rear ended without a boat tail? And how is that any better?"
Well... people are stupid.

If I had a penny for every time I heard "Uhhh, woodnt wanna crash intuh uh semi in that lil crackerbox"... I'd have a lot of pennies.

After the Gravity Theorem, I got particular pleasure out of the rear-end-swinging-outside-of-a-previously-travelled-arc Theories, along with the imagery of innocent bystanders and street vendors on sidewalks being mowed down along with cascading bushels of goods by rogue Metro boattails.

...am reminded of this for some reason...

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Old 12-31-2009, 06:46 PM   #374 (permalink)
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...so, THAT's why there are two seats in a car...one for the DRIVER and one for the PARKER!
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BOT: Darin's prototype boattail has made Gas 2.0!

Ugly Aerodynamic Tail Makes For Good Fuel Efficiency : Gas 2.0
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Maybe you guys have brainwashed me, but I do not perceive a tail as ugly. I think it looks amazing.
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BOT: Darin's prototype boattail has made Gas 2.0!

Ugly Aerodynamic Tail Makes For Good Fuel Efficiency : Gas 2.0
Retarding the timing increases fe? Who knew!
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The Aptera 2e has a similar tail, though gas mileage isn’t so much a concern with an electric car, right?
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:13 PM   #379 (permalink)
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Great... another series of stupid comments followed by someone who might be willing to properly understand something, if only someone would teach him, followed by a bunch of people who are going to **** all over his comment with their comments, calling him stupid and blah blah blah because they feel like anonymity makes them intelligent as well.

I haven't even read the link yet, by the way.

Well, it's not that bad... yet.
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:14 PM   #380 (permalink)
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First impression: That article writer needs a few classes...

I've read sentences that start with "but" enough times to wanna slap the person.

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