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Here's more subtle:

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http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/18/nurburgring-for-sale-yours-for-only-165-million/ Magick You need to buy this and keep it open to the public...... You would be like Batman, with out the cloak and married with a child............ wink.gif

 

But seriously whoever bought this needs to keep it open or else I would never be able to drive in it frown.gif there goes my lifelong dream.

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Here's more subtle:

 

That's not bad.  But seriously, as long as you don't lose your mind and do stupid schiit like this we're good:

 

 


Edited by warrenpchi - 3/19/13 at 2:23am


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That's not bad.  But seriously, as long as you don't lose your mind and do stupid schiit like this we're good:

 

 

And no General Lee paint scheme either! lol

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Also, no.

 


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Out of context, their methods do seem draconian, however the amount of freedoms you're given with the facilities is unmatched with any other location I've seen (try going to VIR and just asking them if you can rent their track for a day). wink.gif You'd really have to meet them. I encounter a lot of d-bags at different "events" in the city (college boosters are some of the worst) and these guys just want to make sure you're going to be responsible and take a respectful attitude towards property ownership. While part of that is taken care of with the background and credit checks, and whatever else they looked up, getting to know me takes time (I still don't fully know my own business partner, or wife, for that matter), hence the 6 month probationary period. From what I've seen, these individuals are quite trusting, comparatively, swapping cars for the weekend, or just outright letting another member borrow a car for a while. It's not just the very wealthy who join, either, some are business professionals who make real financial sacrifices to be there because they have a deep passion for motorsport.

Sure, there's some GOB action going on, I won't deny that, however the benefits, and opportunity to get acquainted with other petrolheads, outweigh those, IMO. One reason I sort of give the board members the benefit of some doubt is because they're fellow Masons, and craft brothers do a good job of looking out for each other, as a rule.

Also, as I said, it's not just an oval, there's a really nice tarmac road course too, as well as the car events and the club lounge (also includes tennis courts and a complimentary membership to their local golf course).

That makes sense to an extent, and I'm sure a lot of their more outrageous seeming rules are the result of someone taking advantage in the past; more than any sort of intentional malice. Still...

Also, I've never said I have issues with the GOB system. wink.gif

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I am traveling and my rental car this time is a Chevy Impala. First the good: the engine makes a very satisfying growl. Now the bad: I *hate* the interior. I have never had so much trouble finding a comfortable driving position. The seat is horrible. No support, too soft and it has both manual and electric controls. Recline is manual, front to back is electric - and the rest are a confusing mixture. The steering wheel is too high on the lowest setting. The a/c is either too cold or anemic and if I set it to blow at the windshield, it disable the a/c. I hate it!

Remember like a few months ago when I was given a modern Chevy as a rental, and was hyper-scathing about it? Okay. Just as long as you remember.

And yes, they do suck. A lot. angry_face.gif

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What about moving it to the C pillar?

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Also, no.



I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.
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http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/18/nurburgring-for-sale-yours-for-only-165-million/ Magick You need to buy this and keep it open to the public...... You would be like Batman, with out the cloak and married with a child............ wink.gif

Sorry, I'm about $130M light for that, it's a little out of my ballpark.
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That's not bad.  But seriously, as long as you don't lose your mind and do stupid schiit like this we're good:

Nah, I'm still not sure, but I'll come up with something. Oh, the second image is a car actually painted by Lamborghini before the Aventador was released, to cover up cosmetic details of the car while they were testing it in public.
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What about moving it to the C pillar?

I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.

I'll try that too.

Somewhere, Barbie is filling out a stolen car report. biggrin.gif
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So - second day with the Impala and....

...I still hate it.

However, I do hate it less - but I think that has more to do with the two margaritas I had with dinner than the with the Impala. Olé!
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So - second day with the Impala and....

...I still hate it.

However, I do hate it less - but I think that has more to do with the two margaritas I had with dinner than the with the Impala. Olé!

Understandable, that's a horrible car. Really does scream "vanilla crap-mobile" more than just about anything else on the road. Tell me it isn't grey (beige would be worse).


Okay, Lambo stripe sample #3:


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Nah - the Impala is black. Here's my idea for a subtle bit of tri-color...



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Here's more subtle:


What about moving it to the C pillar?

 

I dunno, might be a bit too much...

 

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Also, no.


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I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.

 

Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post
 

Somewhere, Barbie is filling out a stolen car report. biggrin.gif

 

That car is begging to be a prop in a Sacha Baron Cohen movie.

 

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Sorry, I'm about $130M light for that, it's a little out of my ballpark.

 

What if the entire track club pitched in for it?

 

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So - second day with the Impala and... I still hate it.

 

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

 

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Okay, Lambo stripe sample #3:

 

Please don't do that.  frown.gif


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What if the entire track club pitched in for it?

 

 

 

Then normal people like us wont be able to drive it..... 

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What if the entire track club pitched in for it?

 

Then normal people like us wont be able to drive it..... 

 

And that would be different from now how?  biggrin.gif


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And that would be different from now how?  biggrin.gif

Everyone could go in the Nurburgring if you go to germany with a hired car.....

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