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Old 12-08-2004, 12:45 PM   #81
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Default Re: American-made MotoGP Contender?

The Chaparral was awesome; they shouldn't have outlawed its variable aerodynamics features. That would have been an interesting development path to see followed through to its logical conclusion.



I never saw Can Am live, because I wasn't born when it ended - but, to my thinking, it's the coolest racing series imaginable. IMSA GTP / Group C etc. were all pale shadows in comparison.



The only thing close (maybe) might have been F1 in its earlier incarnations, through about say the end of the (literally) rocket fuel / turbo era in '89 / '90, which was about the time when the cars got easier to drive and it turned into a fairly cool parade, but a parade nonetheless.



The problem with auto-racing today is that the safety-crats somehow got control, and the concept of unlimited has been thrown out the window in favor of garbage concepts like competitive balance and driver safety, as though driving a 1,500 pound car at 220 miles per hour can be considered safe.



I would be far more delighted to sit in the dangerous 917/30 (or a McLaren MP 4/4 with the flames firing out the exhaust when off-throttle) and crank up the boost than whatever the current Ferrari F1 entrant might be - partially because the 30 year-old CanAm car is somewhat faster, and partially because there's that little bit of doubt that you have (as when you ride a bike) that if things go wrong, they're really going to go disasterously wrong in an awful hurry, and that all makes it infinitely more awesome.



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Old 12-08-2004, 12:45 PM   #82
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Dude I'm on your side. Do you give lessons?



I would like to have your bike collection in my shop. And if I can claim my ill-gotten gains by fleecing glue-sniffing posers then that is a bonus.



As Earl Pitts would say: Pitts off, 'muerica



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Old 12-08-2004, 01:41 PM   #83
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fish and chips
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Old 12-08-2004, 05:56 PM   #84
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Default Re: We'll have to have a vote

How about KaPut?



Which means...



All bets off, all gone, all off, all over, all up, annihilated, bankrupt, blighted, broken, canceled, dead, defunct, deleted, desolated, destroyed, devastated, done, done for, done in, done with, down the drain, down-and-out, ended, expired, expunged, extinct, fallen, finished, FUBAR, gone, gone to hell, gone to pot, had it, in ruins, no more, over, perished, ravaged, ruined, ruinous, shot to hell, SOL, spoiled, terminated, through with, washed up, wasted, wiped out, wrecked, zapped
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Old 12-08-2004, 06:09 PM   #85
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Marshall Amps, though Jim Marshall based his designs on Leo Fender's early amps. Buddy of mine has a 200 watt Marshall that he could rent out for demolition work. Damn thing could sterilize a Sperm Whale at 50yds.
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Old 12-08-2004, 06:14 PM   #86
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I was wonderin about that.
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Old 12-08-2004, 06:28 PM   #87
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Why do I somtimes get the feeling that you're really a Psych-Major, doing a study on annoyance?
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Old 12-09-2004, 05:40 AM   #88
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I vote for:



"The Grate (as in, on my nerves) One".
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