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Old 01-07-2009, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Video: hillbilly active aerodynamics

This application completely unrelated to reducing fuel consumption, but hilarious. Full points for creativity!



Source: 24 Hours Of Lemons: What Does A Race Belvedere Need Most? Bowling Ball-Actuated Active Aerodynamics!

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Old 01-07-2009, 04:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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( 10 Points for creativity.)

I guess he was either bored or drunk ... or bored and drunk.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hillbilly

Does it's origins begin with some issue about in-laws?( pre-James Bond 'ejection-seat?)
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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AHHH I want to join the 24 hours of lemons one day! I was actually looking into it this year (at the end) but financial stuff didn't allow me to...

Maybe next year
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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And when you rear end someone ... it puts you out of your misery ... LOL
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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They ruined a perfectly good Columbia 300 ball for what. Sigh.

Now what are they gonna do on Thursday nights??? That's what I thought...

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Old 01-08-2009, 06:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Never mind the bowling ball, they're all going to have wrinkly shirts! Oh, wait...
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I was thinking it was just another lame redneck Youtubing until he popped the trunk. Then I knew we were experiencing a brush with sheer genius! LOL!
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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*sigh* I miss my Thursday nights...

That actually is pretty ingenuous.
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We actually did LeMons South in an 86 CRX. We'll be back at CMP in Kershaw SC for the next event April 4-5 (Details here: The 24 Hours of LeMons: cmpsouthspring)

For giggles, I'll keep a closer eye on fuel consumption this go'round. Pit stops were an unorganized frenzy last year.

We also do the Grassroots Motorsports $200X Challenge every year.

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