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Ask them about the Mercedes SSK, my favourite classic racer after the Alfa 8.
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Hey Magick have you ever thought of starting your own supercar company? 

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I am not fond of red cars in general, especially the bright flaming red so common on sporting cars, but that shade on the Firebird is drool-inducing.  
And those post war cars, from what I have read, they are quite a handful.....be neat to see some contemporary race drivers try to hustle them around a track. I don't think I would dare push one very hard, I'd be too afraid of ruining a treasure. (or dying, now that I think about it) Then again, I've never received any proper instruction....I know in theory what heel and toeing is, but I wouldn't be able to hop in a car and do it....lol.
 
That Barchetta, can't see one or hear the name without making the leap to this....
 
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Achmed, that is actually the exact car the Rush song is based on, seriously.
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Hey Magick have you ever thought of starting your own supercar company?

God no, that's too much work.
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Heel-Toe driving is really much easier in a car that was actually made for drivers that can do it. Most non-sporting cars made in the last 30 years don't have the brake & gas pedal in the right positions to make it very easy. BRAKE hard into the turn, clutch, downshift, use your heel to blip the throttle to match revs, release clutch, GAS!

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God no, that's too much work.

All you need to do is hire a designer, spec some parts and spend money wink.gif I mean you already got the people who are fully capable of making the car 

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Ahh the P3/4, one of my favorite cars.

 

Congrats about the F7 Magick!

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Ahh the P3/4, one of my favorite cars.

Congrats about the F7 Magick!

Haven't done it yet, still thinking about it. I have until the end of the week.
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I used to hate the look of the 2nd gen F-bodies but now they're growing on me.

I'm the same way, but I'm still incredibly weary of the later ones. I think the Camaros and Firebirds up until '73 or so were fairly attractive, but the "Screaming Chicken" Firebird everyone has in their head when they imagine the generation is ugly as all heck.

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The NBC Sports cable channel is showing F1 practice from Monaco now.  Amazing the sound of these high-rpm screamers.....and man, this track looks incredibly brutal, especially given how much faster these guys are going compered to when the Top Gear guys went there.

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The NBC Sports cable channel is showing F1 practice from Monaco now.  Amazing the sound of these high-rpm screamers.....and man, this track looks incredibly brutal, especially given how much faster these guys are going compered to when the Top Gear guys went there.

I wonder if anyone is going to actually pass another car that doesn't wave them by? F1 seems to have become a follow the leader game and you just hope the guy in front of you breaks or makes a mistake and goes off.
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Europeans argue that Nascar is boring because of the oval tracks, but what's so exciting about 2-3 passes during an entire race? confused.gif
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The NBC Sports cable channel is showing F1 practice from Monaco now.  Amazing the sound of these high-rpm screamers.....and man, this track looks incredibly brutal, especially given how much faster these guys are going compered to when the Top Gear guys went there.

You should take a look at some of Senna's qualifying laps back in the 80's... THAT was brutal, especially with a manual gearbox and turbocharged engines!
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Europeans argue that Nascar is boring because of the oval tracks, but what's so exciting about 2-3 passes during an entire race? confused.gif

The last 3 F1 races have all been very interesting...
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