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Old 09-09-2022, 06:35 AM   #1071 (permalink)
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That's an Argentinian Ford Falcon. A similar approach was tried in Brazil when the Chevrolet Opala was the model used in the Brazilian Stock Car championship, but that was a short-lived initiative.

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Old 09-10-2022, 02:42 AM   #1072 (permalink)
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FYI: 3-part series on Hulu isn't bad. Focuses a bit on the personality of automotive pioneers. In the 3rd episode of "The cars that made America" there was a still shot that caught my eye, found it online.

https://www.9news.com.au/world/delor...6-d4ce7cddfb25





That clay model looks a lot better than the brick they made.
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What I always wonder is less about the design talents and more about how they got the investors to gamble on them. Regarding NASA rockets as a qualification and recommendation for NASCAR work, I have to laugh, but it might impress some managers I've met.
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Other than required stability to go in an upwards direction somewhat effectively, rockets aren't particularly aerodynamic since after a while there's no atmosphere to deal with. As an example, look to some of the orbital boosters with that hideous bulbous nosecone.
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The Russian rockets at least looked sleek, but a gently accelerating rocket is like a broomstick balanced on a finger. It needs vectored thrust. The very first liquid fuelled rocket tried using pendulum stability, with the motor at the top, and it went badly off course.
A rocket starts off with great sound and fury at exactly zero efficiency, and the first stage never gets to 10%. If it were my job, I'd stack jumbo jets vertically, joined by elevator cables, and snatch the other stages from a fast truck.
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What?

No comments on the car audio company choosing a convertible as their showcase vehicle of the future?

It's like saying; don't worry about the wind noise, just crank up the volume.

Lots of other interesting cars in that link FYI.
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Some car audio customers like to alert everyone in the vicinity about their taste in music. This is certainly no weirder than all the car ads without traffic in sight.
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What?

No comments on the car audio company choosing a convertible as their showcase vehicle of the future?

It's like saying; don't worry about the wind noise, just crank up the volume.

Lots of other interesting cars in that link FYI.
Perhaps they had things figured out in the same way Honda did with the Del Sol. With near zero turbulence inside, it really is an amazing car to ride in with the targa top off, but still, wind noise was not absent, and nothing can be done about road noise.

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