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Old 07-12-2016, 12:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Roof rack load brings slight aero penalty



Needs to draft horse trailers.

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Old 07-12-2016, 03:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is this some kind of Mr. Bean contraption?
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oh man yes, that episode was funny
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It's from the Motorhome Challenge, episode 15:4
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Nice bug.

Someone is gently mocking the roof rack craze. I'm a Top Gear fan too but the first thing I thought of was Shakey Jake's 'Worst of show" car from the 1980s.


http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/shakey-jake-man-or-myth.382154/

This was before he added the '59 Cadillac tail fins.
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my share is a little more conservative!
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It's going to be hard to top Frank Lee's.

But here's a thesamba thread were they are counting the Jim Dandy roof racks in existence, and calling out the imposters. Real:


very high quality reproduction, notice the drip rail fittings:


Imposter; cleaner, with wood slats.
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Notice that the green Bug has two coolers that are relatively the same color as the car. The owner has style!
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Roof rack load brings slight aero penalty
It's not the Cd, it's the CG!

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