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Wow... I've missed so much... took ages just to get caught up.  smile.gif   Did you get your little truck?

Indeed. It's great. smily_headphones1.gif I'm just having a bedliner put on it.

 

Like a spray on lining?  Or did you find someone to custom fab one for you?  BTW, I was thinking about what obobs said about it being too red.  What do you think about making the bonnet black?

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Like a spray on lining?  Or did you find someone to custom fab one for you?  BTW, I was thinking about what obobs said about it being too red.  What do you think about making the bonnet black?

I believe he was talking about the engine cover being too red (which I'm going to try to color match to the maroon of the truck). I love the whole thing, it even has an OD I wasn't aware of and wasn't listed in the description. It cruises along like a new truck, has plenty of power, only it handles better. lol There are companies that make bedliners for this truck, they really do, it might have even arrived already, I didn't go in on Wed as it was my day off and I had family matters to contend with.
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lol There are companies that make bedliners for this truck, they really do, it might have even arrived already, I didn't go in on Wed as it was my day off and I had family matters to contend with.

 

I would never have thought that!  I mean, if I were a bed liner mfg., I'd look at the size of the market and just think fuggedaboutit.  Not even worth the CAD time put into such a product.  But I guess someone out there thinks differently.

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So I've not been able to sleep at all, just feeling hyper and antsy, so I got up and have been milling about th' Net (dangerous for me, I know). Then I noticed a buddy of mine is on, he owns a car place in Knoxville and we've bought some cars from him before, specifically the Vanquish S and the 360. That wasn't the smoothest of deals, but it wasn't his fault, his sales manager (now sacked) was a vulture and scumbag. Anywho, he tells me that he has some new goodies, one a sweet little "vintage" Porsche, it isn't really, but it's rare (a 928 GTS), and an `09 Bentley Brooklands. He said, "you can just pick them up and check them out for a couple days". Bugger, that's always bad news. Heh.



Such Dick Tracy-style badassery, here:



http://www.carsite.co.uk/gallery/videos/id/1325-bentley-brooklands-top-gear-review
Edited by Magick Man - 4/18/13 at 4:28am
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That video of the Brooklands, for a second I thought it was a Chris Harris video with all that sideways action and smoke! I don't know how you could possibly resist that car....I sure couldn't...lol.  How great would it be to pull up alongside someone in a Camaro or a Honda with a coffee-can muffler and just utterly leave them behind when the light changed, while listening to some soothing music? biggrin.gif

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It has >1050 NMs of torque. Really. eek.gif 0-100mph in 7.5 secs, in something the size of the USS Missouri (it's literally 3 tons).

I told the guy that I couldn't come by today, and he said "oh, I'll just drop them by your shop". Cripes.
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He said, "you can just pick them up and check them out for a couple days". Bugger, that's always bad news. Heh.



Such Dick Tracy-style badassery, here:



http://www.carsite.co.uk/gallery/videos/id/1325-bentley-brooklands-top-gear-review

 

Hmm, would the 928 be from a collectible or enjoyment standpoint?  Just asking because I don't think you'd find the performance particularly thrilling, especially in relation to some others in the stable.  So if not for collectibility then...  Now the Bentley, that's more like a new suit.  And who couldn't use a new suit, even if it's just for the sake of having a new suit?

 

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How great would it be to pull up alongside someone in a Camaro or a Honda with a coffee-can muffler and just utterly leave them behind when the light changed, while listening to some soothing music? biggrin.gif

 

He wouldn't even notice that he smoked them as he'd be insulated from the noise of that massacre.

 

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I told the guy that I couldn't come by today, and he said "oh, I'll just drop them by your shop". Cripes.

 

The guy obviously knows what he's doing, because I think we all know that you'll never give him cause to come by and pick them back up (especially if he's going to be reasonable about them).  wink.gif

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The 928 would be a collectible, I'd drive it but not a lot. They only made 44 of the GTSs that year and only 12 in Midnight Blue (4 with a manual). So, it's really kind of a 1 of 4. The Brooklands is super sharp, and to me a lot more interesting than a Conti GT or Phantom coupe.
Edited by Magick Man - 4/18/13 at 4:35pm
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This looks like a great way to let off some steam....

 

 

I enjoyed watching it so I bet participating would be all the more fun!

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Just listening to the Boston Police/Fire channel on radio.

Absolutely unreal!
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They should bring back the Can-Am big banger sportscars without the politics...

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This looks like a great way to let off some steam....
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I enjoyed watching it so I bet participating would be all the more fun!

I love Leguna Seca, someday I want to drive it, it's such a beautifully designed course. VIR is my favorite "local" track, but my club track is really nice too. The road course has one stretch that's nearly .6 of a mile long, in it's normal configuration, and you can get up to some ridiculous speeds on it.
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I like the layout of Laguna Seca. Especiallly the corkscrew.

 

I remember the 500cc bikes racing there. On TV of course.

 

Bathurst is also a good track.

 

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LOL! biggrin.gif

Well, my wife's schooling is over! Her hooding isn't until May 10th, I believe, but today was the last day she is required to attend. They asked her if she wanted to come in next week to help with grading and reading papers and she told them, "Oh yeah, sure" then gave them the finger. tongue.gif I feel we both earned her degree, I know I put in hundreds of hours doing research and proofreading, and also two lectures, to apply to her credits. At times I had my doubts that she'd make it and several times she talked about quitting, but she gutted it out and I'm very proud of her.


One out of two ain't bad. I don't want the 928, or rather I don't want it for what he has in it ($65k), but the Brooklands is amazing. You don't turn off the TC on that car, ever. That only produces smoke, as your tires evaporate, almost instantly. Just leave it on, hit the Sport button, and enjoy the sensation of 775 ft/lbs of torque mashing you (not slamming, that would be crude) into its decadently comfortable seats. Mercy, what a car.
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