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Forum: Classic cars 08-15-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,690
Posted By LandQuail
Two new updates on the 'Quail/Europa topic: ...

Two new updates on the 'Quail/Europa topic:

1. Quail's going to have to sell old Subaru before I can feasibly buy the Lotus.
2. That child's not quite so hypothetical as he was two months ago.
...
Forum: General Automotive 07-30-2008, 02:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,625
Posted By LandQuail
The European press is much more scathing than the...

The European press is much more scathing than the American press. There, I've said it, and as a member of the American press I hope it's understood.

Michael Schumacher crashed a Ferrari on a...
Forum: Classic cars 07-23-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,147
Posted By LandQuail
Exquisite

Exquisite
Forum: General Automotive 07-23-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,110
Posted By LandQuail
I'm always happy to see a musclecar/sportscar...

I'm always happy to see a musclecar/sportscar debate. It's like talking about religion, but you're not as likely to get stabbed and/or be sent to hell.

Fourth gen. Camaro? Kitdy's right: it's a...
Forum: General Automotive 07-22-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,541
Posted By LandQuail
Ferrari sure showed them.

Ferrari sure showed them.
Forum: Racing forums 07-22-2008, 02:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,974
Posted By LandQuail
'Quail admits, as much as he was pulling for...

'Quail admits, as much as he was pulling for Hamilton, it did seem rather too easy for him to walk away with the big trophy.

However, it's worth noting that Hamilton earned and duly deserved every...
Forum: General Automotive 07-22-2008, 01:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,541
Posted By LandQuail
I'm with you in some ways. That Nissan...

I'm with you in some ways. That Nissan straight-six is a wonderful engine but, on paper, the Ford-sourced 383 "stroker" is too.

Terry Oxandale's never put it on a dyno (though there was a mobile...
Forum: General Automotive 07-22-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,694
Posted By LandQuail
They had some sort of competition where carmakers...

They had some sort of competition where carmakers designed Hotwheels cars, but I don't think it swung the other way.

I'm with the rest of you. This car looks like something Peugeot would wrench...
Forum: Classic cars 07-19-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,690
Posted By LandQuail
Still waiting on those brake parts. I've...

Still waiting on those brake parts. I've convinced the wife that we can put up one of those tiny metal buildings beside the house to keep it in. At 1,600 pounds, it wouldn't be a problem to drive it...
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-19-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,195
Posted By LandQuail
Quite good. In the early e-buzz, a few said it...

Quite good. In the early e-buzz, a few said it rose to Godfather II levels. I'd not go that far, but it was an utterly superb superhero movie.

My only complaint would be that the audience was...
Forum: General Automotive 07-17-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,204
Posted By LandQuail
Happily, most of the prewar Buggatis are in good...

Happily, most of the prewar Buggatis are in good hands — even the Royales, strangely enough.

However, what other prewar racers suffered the indignity of wide "gumball" tires and other boy-racer...
Forum: General Automotive 07-14-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,328
Posted By LandQuail
No. Neither the Zonda FXX rival and supercharged...

No. Neither the Zonda FXX rival and supercharged Atom make the viper both pointless and sensible at least not in the way I was thinking about them and I'll tell you why:



The Atom isn't a...
Forum: General Automotive 07-14-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,328
Posted By LandQuail
As Socrates said — usefully as well as famously —...

As Socrates said — usefully as well as famously — 'what shall we call it?:'

over-kill
Pronunciation: \ˈō-vər-ˌkil\
Function: noun
Date: 1958

1 : a destructive capacity greatly exceeding...
Forum: Car comparison 07-08-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,931
Posted By LandQuail
I'll take that as admission that Billy Bob...

I'll take that as admission that Billy Bob Thornton's great accolade is the highest modern achievement, then.
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-08-2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,400
Posted By LandQuail
Funny Old Post

(Apologies in advance to all who say old posts should lie forever in the UCP Hell ((or Heaven, depending in perspective)) that awaits unresponded threads, but 'Quail feels justified in bringing this...
Forum: General Automotive 07-08-2008, 12:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,541
Posted By LandQuail
He chopped a 240Z. To the bone.

He chopped a 240Z.

To the bone.
Forum: General Automotive 07-07-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,298
Posted By LandQuail
P4g4nite, I'd recommend you clean the sand out of...

P4g4nite, I'd recommend you clean the sand out of your v4g4na, because that minnow-tail Duetto Spider made Dustin Hoffman into something more that cool. Hoffman, in The Graduate, ITQHO, played one of...
Forum: General Automotive 07-07-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,003
Posted By LandQuail
www.ubiquitoussupercar.com/tiredandobsequious ...

www.ubiquitoussupercar.com/tiredandobsequious

(don't click — not a real website — get a dictionary)
Forum: General Automotive 07-07-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,459
Posted By LandQuail
Oh, that's nice.

Oh, that's nice.
Forum: General Automotive 07-07-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,196
Posted By LandQuail
What doesn't quite make sense though is the...

What doesn't quite make sense though is the 3.5-litre V6, which just seems a little too un-Honda-ish for a car that has traditionally been powered by high-revving four-pots.[/QUOTE]

I'll disagree...
Forum: Classic cars 07-04-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,690
Posted By LandQuail
A very, very valid point, Wouter. But my wife has...

A very, very valid point, Wouter. But my wife has grown bored of our two cats, and she likes babies even more than I like sportscars, and almost as much as my folks like grandkids.

How does a...
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-03-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,462
Posted By LandQuail
You're a great American, Rock, but our...

You're a great American, Rock, but our forefathers didn't give their lives so you could drink a 12-er of Newcastle. Get yourself a proper case of Milwaukee's Best and then:

• Drink as much as you...
Forum: Classic cars 07-03-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,690
Posted By LandQuail
The Europa's brake master cylinder was hopelessly...

The Europa's brake master cylinder was hopelessly pitted, and a new one is on order. As being able to slow down is an important part of the Lotus experience, I'm waiting until the new parts are...
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-03-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,462
Posted By LandQuail
'Quail is celebrating a rare two days off work in...

'Quail is celebrating a rare two days off work in a row in customary fashion. I had a good chat with my editor the other day about whether or not the inevitable minor injuries/burns associated with...
Forum: Classic cars 06-24-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,690
Posted By LandQuail
It's a stromberg head, and I'm doing it. I've got...

It's a stromberg head, and I'm doing it. I've got a good chance at getting a better job working with the city government (I've paid my dues as a city beat journalist — it's sell-out time) and my...
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