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Barry Hufker

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Re: For those who appreciate a FAST car
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2007, 11:15:35 am »

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"British artist Benedict Radcliffe created this amazing, full-scale sculpture of a Subaru Impreza. It looks like a computer model overlayed on a street photo, but it's real, complete with Yokohama wire frame tires.

Apparently local traffic cops weren't pleased that the art was parked outside of the gallery on the street, as over the course of a few days, it was issued a few parking tickets!"
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compasspnt

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Re: For those who appreciate a FAST car
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2007, 12:51:40 pm »

WRX Coupe.
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Re: For those who appreciate a FAST car
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2007, 03:35:48 pm »

compasspnt wrote on Tue, 13 March 2007 12:51

WRX Coupe.



I love 'em.

I still dig my GTI...
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Re: For those who appreciate a FAST car
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2007, 04:11:35 pm »

Barry Hufker wrote on Fri, 09 March 2007 21:02

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NOT what i meant when i asked you to make it quieter.
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Re: For those who appreciate a FAST car
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2007, 08:05:36 pm »

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Am I the only one who's noticed that guy has one giant black ball? Wait a minute.... Dad?!
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Re: For those who appreciate a FAST car
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2007, 05:37:49 am »

I love that they gave the wire frame parking tickets.  Like a dog humping my leg.  Useless act, but makes them feel better.
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Re: For those who appreciate a FAST car
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2007, 09:42:07 am »

They would have ticketed a motorcycle, or a refrigerator, if it was parked in the wrong space.  Doesn't matter what it was.  It was parked there improperly.
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Barry Hufker

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Re: For those who appreciate a FAST car
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2007, 10:32:43 am »

If I remember my law training, it depends upon what the definition of "parked" is (or "is" is).

Caption: this is not what I meant when I asked for a BJ...


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Re: For those who appreciate a FAST car
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2007, 12:40:52 pm »

andsonic wrote on Mon, 12 March 2007 14:04

Check out this car of the future: http://www.teslamotors.com

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Can anyone say: "Downloadable engine tone?"

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A steal at $100,000.00



Thats a beautiful machine.
Back in the 80's I designed and built my own exotic car. I did it for fun and it took 4 years to make the prototype. At first my neighbors were laughing at me because the plug was made from wood, screen and clay. I then used this as the mother mold to make the female mold. I ended up making 9 of them and it was not fun any more trying to meet the demands. I sold one to Mohammed Ali's wife (Veronica) I videotaped the entire process of making the molds to various shows, to delivery to Veronica. Her kids Lala and the other girl all took rides and the inside of her home was magnificient. I have been transferring all these video tapes to DVD, and it brought back some neat memories. The machine weighed 1700 pounds and the Offenhauser/Ford 60 degree V6 put out 230 HP. The faster I went with it the smoother it felt. I was just transferring video where 2 of my cars drove to Vegas to a show and we had the camera poised on the Speedo. About 6 years ago I needed the room and sold the molds/design (deemed a sculpture) to some business in Canada Wow it seems like yesterday, time sure does fly by
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Re: For those who appreciate a FAST car
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2007, 10:58:05 pm »

very cool chance.  tell the whole story please!

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Re: For those who appreciate a FAST car
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2007, 11:47:38 pm »

with pix
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Re: For those who appreciate a FAST car
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2007, 12:09:19 am »

Like this, but more.

This? Yes.

Very too cool. I remember reading the article when it was first out.


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CHANCE

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Re: For those who appreciate a FAST car
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2007, 07:58:11 am »

OK I'll go thru the hundreds of pictures and find different stages of construction and several machines. The machine that went to Veronica had a Porche 930 turbo. I teamed up with 2 guys from the midwest and changed the name from "Cimbria" to "Viper 2000" (This is long before Dodge came out with their Viper. In the 70's we tried getting into the kit car business and sell kits to put on different frames like the Fierp, VW, and Porche, that started a trend, but it wasn't fun any more. A google search might find some info too.
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Re: For those who appreciate a FAST car
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2007, 09:36:29 am »

Chance,
I'd like to see those pix as well....

also,

although not a 911 beater yet, the Audi R8 is
soon to be production available in the US @~$115K.

and speaking of fast, F1 in Melbourne this weekend!
Lots of changes about.

Can Ferrari live in a post-schumi world?

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Re: For those who appreciate a FAST car
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2007, 10:00:42 am »

Sometimes I have a slight issue with the word "FAST" in the thread title, because I do believe in driving safety, especially after the crash a week ago.  For me, it's more of a "GOOD" car, and those best ones are often also the fastest.

Having said that, one of my vehicles is a '94 Lincoln Mk VIII.

Last year, we decided to test the 0-60 speed of that car on a long, unused, safe, empty road.

Even though I forgot there was luggage in the trunk, and there were two people in the car, we did 0-60 mph in 5.0 seconds.
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