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Nah, that's when they step on a European track.
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It's fun to watch the NASCAR races at Road America and other curvy tracks, when it becomes apparent which drivers are good all-around and which are just adept at ovals.

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Does anyone remember a couple of comic magazines from the 70s: CARtoons and HOT ROD Cartoons? Man, I loved those magazines when I was a kid!

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I live in the UK and have spent my whole life watching and going to F1 races but for me you can't beat the purity of Oval racing, who needs right hand turns anyway :-) I have now pretty much given up on F1 and look forward to watching my weekly Nascar dose, hoping to get to go out to a few races next year and join the 'Good Ol Boys' :-)

 

Anyone else cheering on Jeff Gordon in this years chase?

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I find oval races boring...no matter what kind of cars they are racing.

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Does anyone remember a couple of comic magazines from the 70s: CARtoons and HOT ROD Cartoons? Man, I loved those magazines when I was a kid!

 

I remember CarToons. The gearhead version of MAD.

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I spent my entire grammar school years trying to learn how to draw hot rods that had big blown motors, headers & slicks that were poppin' wheelies. Those mags came after the Rat Fink craze in the 60s. I was a little too young, but my brother was a HUGE Rat Fink fan. He had several of the Ed Roth models, including these two:

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My cousin opened his new Cuban restaurant today, so we hung out there all afternoon. Great, great food, truly authentic Cuban cuisine for every menu item (and a full bar). I'm really glad I partnered with him on it, the whole thing; the menu, atmosphere (live music), and location, has worked out perfectly. It was so busy they started running out of food by 6pm and we were all in the back helping to cook more. eek.gif We had an awesome time, though I think my wife put a serious dent in their rum supply (drinking Mojitos). redface.gif
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I just make sure she doesn't get into too much trouble, then securely buckle her up in the car for the ride home (taking note is I need to pull over to the side so she can throw-up). rolleyes.gif

Well, it's back to PA for me, again, this deal is driving me a little crazy.
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I spent my entire grammar school years trying to learn how to draw hot rods that had big blown motors, headers & slicks that were poppin' wheelies. Those mags came after the Rat Fink craze in the 60s. I was a little too young, but my brother was a HUGE Rat Fink fan. He had several of the Ed Roth models, including these two:

Those models were still around in the 70's and in fact spawned a host of copycats even in the aviation genre.

 

http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/rm/kit_rm_1738.shtml

 

As an aside. The original Batmobile was still by fat the coolest ever.

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I'm starting to see more and more Chevy Volts around here. Granted, I'm in the middle of Tree-Hugger Central, but this area also has the highest gas prices in CONUS.
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I'm starting to see more and more Chevy Volts around here. Granted, I'm in the middle of Tree-Hugger Central, but this area also has the highest gas prices in CONUS.


We are infested with a spate of E Bikes of late. This in itself would not be a bad thing other than they have taken to riding on sidewalks and other areas marked as no motor vehicles allowed. Somewhere along the line someone did not get the memo an electric motor still makes it a motor vehicle.

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We are infested with a spate of E Bikes of late. This in itself would not be a bad thing other than they have taken to riding on sidewalks and other areas marked as no motor vehicles allowed. Somewhere along the line someone did not get the memo an electric motor still makes it a motor vehicle.

I'm guessing those can only be a fair weather phenomenon? I really can't see an e-bike working very well in a snowy Canadian winter?
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Yeah, we have the same issue with the bikes, being in a tourist town and all, but it could be worse, at least they aren't Segways. lol
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