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The Lounge / Re: EU ends speeding
« on: July 17, 2022, 04:11:06 PM »
^^ Good info, thanks.

Great commercial!  Had not seen it before. Thanks for posting.

1.  Too bad it required water on the ground to spin the tires out of the parking space. (Jeez. At least photoshop it out of there.)

2. Bitchin action footage, but would this have proven the minimum (or maximum) level of what's considered by Hertz as "abuse?"
"Hello, legal...20 guys claiming to be from somewhere called SAAC just returned 20 of these car with bald tires. They claim they drove exactly as Hertz advertised."

3. I wonder how long that commercial aired.

The Lounge / Re: EU ends speeding
« on: July 16, 2022, 11:23:59 PM »
^^. A buddy of mine works at a major SoCal TV News station. Following one of the latest high-speed police chases, where the perp drives and drives and drives, putting innocent people at risk, I asked my friend if he's ever seen an occurrence where the cops called On Star (for example) and asked for the ignition to be turned off.

He said "never." 

He surmised that it's probably due to the liability of what damage the out-of-commission vehicle, traveling on a highway with no driver control, may do. 

So, apparently they can watch you, spay on you, and clock you ...but they can't shut you off. Even in an emergency like a high speed chase with the kidnapped victim in the vehicle.


Legal thoughts? Richard?

The Lounge / Re: Dodge release 2025 E Muscle Car
« on: July 14, 2022, 08:20:04 PM »
How many of these will end up crashed on their first day, after the new owner tries a four-wheel-burnout and the front-drive part of that equation promptly steers him into the nearest ditch?

At least they're coming up with a piped-in muscle car sound track to make you think you're driving a vintage Charger.   Well...not quite.   It's time to play pretend!

PS: I do like the '66-67 Charger grille and the '60s Dodge logo. But, yeah other than that, it's a Camaro knockoff with giant fender flares.

Lord help us.

Thanks for posting. I've forwarded it to a pro-EV/SUV guy I know. 

It's 9000 pounds at curb weight?  So what's the GVWR?  It's not "Save the Planet"'s "Pound the Planet Into Submission!"

i find it funny that 45 years ago, we scoffed at corvette owners for being so picky over such things. look at us now.. i always kept all original parts off my car, still got em. scoops

That's a really good observation.

The Lounge / Re: The Monaco purple dial
« on: July 09, 2022, 02:50:20 PM »
That fuel gauge graphic is cool.

Very enjoyable read.  Thanks, Richard, for posting.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Red Hertz
« on: July 08, 2022, 04:59:59 PM »
Interesting topic to muse.   

I wonder how many were totaled during their time at Hertz?  5-10%?

Then, when they were resold as used cars in '67 and/or early '68 they were (as has been reported here many times) mostly seen as thrashed out rentals and were at the bottom of the used car rung in terms of a Shelby.  So, that leads me to suspect that a higher number of those might have been purchased by younger-than-normal Shelby buyers...and then were treated to an even harder life of driving abuse. 

Another % thing to ponder:  What percentage of shiny new GT350Hs went to rust belt airports?  25-35%?   
Deduct another 25-40% from the possibility of a long life right there. 

Crashes, thefts, stripped, turned into race cars, sent to Mexico, etc.

Plus the unknown amount that might be owned by secretive humans, and don't let ANYONE know about it.

I hope that others with better Hertz knowledge can further this thread.

I did the math my head (but don't ask me to do anything harder than simple cypherin') and I instructed my computer to write in cursive but it apparently failed third grade penmanship.

Even the numerals on it look wonky.  Thanks for posting, Bob.

GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« on: July 07, 2022, 11:24:44 PM »
In the LeMans '65 paddock photo: 
Were those two white & blue travel-trailers part of the S-A racing team?

If so, did they go with the crew to all the races? 

Or, were these rattle can sprayed the S-A colors after renting?

Any insight/details?

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: My Sincere Appology
« on: June 27, 2022, 10:36:40 PM »
"Bonehead move" or just an honest mistake by a newcomer?   I vote for the latter. 

We were all newbies once.   

Up For Auction / Re: Hey does anyone know if...
« on: June 27, 2022, 10:28:19 PM »
^^^ Just a rebody.

CSX 2000 Series / Re: Red Cobra with unusual Taillight at SAAC 47
« on: June 27, 2022, 11:37:19 AM »
Anyone considered it might have been a British Ford part?

CSX 2000 Series / Re: Cobra sighting
« on: June 27, 2022, 11:35:24 AM »
Man, that's cool.  Hank ought to put the number 98 on his car!!  Double meaning.

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