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Any car passion guys out there?(11 posts)

Any car passion guys out there?Dog
Oct 29, 2001 5:57 PM
Check this out. You'll need a Shockwave player (just some software that Windows has) and some decent computer speakers.

Go to

Then, (skip the intro), click on the following:

English (version)
Engine (others, too, but this one is best)

It sends chills down my spine. Crank it up loud.

re: Any car passion guys out there?Andrew
Oct 29, 2001 8:05 PM
Not bad, but it can't beat the sound of a Ferrari V12 or V8.:)

Nice, but...PsyDoc
Oct 30, 2001 7:53 AM
I am partial to the 396 and 427 Chevy motors that were the vettes and the camaros. Actually, I owned a 1969 Camaro SuperSport with a 396 linked to a Muncie RockCrusher 4-speed tranny. The car was very fast and you could get "chirps" even in 4th gear. I also worked with my dad, who is a major gear-head, restoring a 1968 Corvette with T-tops and a 427 LT-1 engine. That car was the fastest car I have ever driven. You would punch it in 1st and you would be shoved back into the seat. I had it up to 145mph on the 57-freeway in Fullerton, CA when I was just a stupid kid and did not know better.
Nice, but...mickey-mac
Oct 30, 2001 8:43 AM
"I had it up to 145mph on the 57-freeway in Fullerton, CA when I was just a stupid kid and did not know better." Yep, and that stretch of the 57 is just crawling with CHP. I'm pretty sure there's a CHP station in the vicinity of CSUF. No arrests for display of speed?
Well, I did get...PsyDoc
Oct 30, 2001 9:42 AM ticket for exhibition of speed. After playing golf with four of my friends when I was 17, we decided to take in a movie at the Stadium Drive-In near Anaheim Stadium (is the drive-in still there?). My friend, Charlie Viggers, took his 1969 Pontiac TransAm Convertible and I took my 1972 Camaro RS. We were racing a bit, but nothing over 90-100mph. Charlie came up on some slower traffic and hit brakes a little too hard and his left front locked-up causing him to do two 360's across all four lanes of traffic and slam the passenger side front-end of his car into the concrete divider. Thankfully, there were no other cars involved and Charlie and his friend were o.k. The guy who was riding with me just knew we were screwed and begged me to get outta there, which I refused to do. About a 1 minute later, the CHP shows up, looks at the cars, and issues us both tickets for exhibition of speed. To this day, I am amazed that no one was arrested.
Drive-In theatersmickey-mac
Oct 30, 2001 9:54 AM
No, the Stadium is gone, as is the Hi-Way 39, the Buena Park, the Los Altos, and every other drive-in theater in or near Orange County. I think there are still two theaters in L.A. County that show movies during summer months. Most drive-ins in southern California have been relegated to swap-meet status or replaced by strip malls or tract houses.

P.S. I'm glad you all survived the car incident with only a ticket. The only time I was involved in a 360 was in the rain on the 405 in a friend's VW Squareback with bald back tires. That one was definitely not speed related.
Love your SS...Warren128
Nov 1, 2001 10:36 AM
the 1969 Camaro is one of my all time favorite cars. Prior to my current 1989 Corvette, I've owned a 76 Triumph TR6, a 1972 Corvette, and a 1983 Mazda RX7 GSL. Count me as another car nut.
Nov 1, 2001 11:03 AM
i thought I uploaded a picture of my Vette, but it didn't seem to work. I'll try it again, this time with a link...

re: Any car passion guys out there?brider
Oct 30, 2001 8:16 AM
I'm partial to vehicles that are a little more versatile. My fave is the Shelby Durango -- the only souped up SUV that's still 4WD. Imagine smoking off all 4 in an abandoned parking lot, the whole car jumping. My other car would be a midnight blue mid-60's Corvette Roadster. My wife wants a Hummer, a Ford F-350 4-door, and a Mercedes 600 S-calss. A buddy of mine got the Mercedes 600 S-clsss convertible a couple months ago -- sweet ride.
fast SUVDog
Oct 30, 2001 8:23 AM
How about this for a fast SUV? V-12, does 120 mph in sand.
600 S-class convertible???Quinn
Oct 30, 2001 10:43 PM
Your friend has the only one in existence!