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Forum: SLC 17 July 2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 181
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Posted By Meka
Was at a car event over the weekend. Among the...

Was at a car event over the weekend. Among the more noteworthy cars there were an early 4th generation (late 70s-early 80s) Pontiac Grand Prix, a Maserati Ghibli, a Porsche 944, a Porsche Cayman, a...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 July 2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 263,814
Posted By Meka
I would call this one less a commercial I hate...

I would call this one less a commercial I hate and more one that makes me raise an eyebrow.

For some strange reason, YouTube periodically shows me ads from Boeing.* The one I saw yesterday touted...
Forum: SLC 12 July 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,062
Posted By Meka
Within the space of an hour yesterday I saw a...

Within the space of an hour yesterday I saw a Jaguar F-Type and a decidedly worse for wear '50s era Ford Fairlane 500. The latter smelled of gasoline and the rear suspension seemed to have collapsed.
Forum: SLC 07 July 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,062
Posted By Meka
Saw some type of bullet nose-style Studebaker...

Saw some type of bullet nose-style Studebaker while running this morning. Sadly, it was not driven by Fozzie Bear, despite it being his natural habitat.
Forum: SLC 07 July 2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,062
Posted By Meka
Seaboe Muffinchucker something like this? ...

Seaboe Muffinchucker something like this?

http://automuseumonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/IMG_4465.jpg
http://automuseumonline.com/a-finely-restored-1948-ford-super-deluxe-convertible.html
Forum: SLC 02 July 2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,062
Posted By Meka
Yesterday I passed a small, somewhat...

Yesterday I passed a small, somewhat sketchy-looking used car lot. Most of the cars on offer seemed to be domestic pickups and SUVs, and every car in the back row seemed to have fender rust... which...
Forum: Police Blotter 30 June 2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By Meka
It looks as though 23andMe offers a broader range...

It looks as though 23andMe offers a broader range of services, i.e. providing reports on a customer's genetic predisposition to certain traits or diseases in addition to genealogical matching,...
Forum: SLC 30 June 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,062
Posted By Meka
Saw a (I'm pretty sure) different GTO from the...

Saw a (I'm pretty sure) different GTO from the same model year range this morning. Definitely a more... well... blue shade of blue than the other one, and the chrome trim pieces around the...
Forum: SLC 30 June 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,062
Posted By Meka
I saw a C3 myself not long after you posted, this...

I saw a C3 myself not long after you posted, this one in a wine red color. Not sure of the model year.

Since then...

Thursday: A late '60s Pontiac GTO in teal blue and a '70-73 Camaro Z28 in...
Forum: SLC 30 June 2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 54,216
Posted By Meka
Yesterday I saw a turkey on someone's lawn in the...

Yesterday I saw a turkey on someone's lawn in the middle of suburbia. Bonus oddity points for it being almost exactly a month since my last suburban turkey sighting.
Forum: SLC 27 June 2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,062
Posted By Meka
This one may double as an odd thing. I saw a...

This one may double as an odd thing. I saw a white New Beetle with Herbie stripes, a 53 on the rear hatch, and what even seemed to be a vinyl decal mimicking the cloth "sunroof" on the original...
Forum: Techno-Babble 26 June 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,122
Posted By Meka
I've heard persistent rumors that any time the...

I've heard persistent rumors that any time the Air Force talks about retiring the A-10, the Army immediately offers to take them off their hands, at which point the Air Force backs down. Nothing...
Forum: Techno-Babble 25 June 2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,122
Posted By Meka
True. Perhaps the purpose of the rings of...

True. Perhaps the purpose of the rings of lighter colored material is to expand to seal any gaps? In any case, the impression I've gotten is that it was deemed to be the least complex and/or...
Forum: Techno-Babble 25 June 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,122
Posted By Meka
The MOL article includes a picture of the...

The MOL article includes a picture of the modified heat shield:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c8/Gemini-B_Heat_Shield.jpg/518px-Gemini-B_Heat_Shield.jpg

The hatch looks...
Forum: SLC 25 June 2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,062
Posted By Meka
Saw a Tesla Model S followed seconds later by a...

Saw a Tesla Model S followed seconds later by a Lotus Elise.
Forum: SLC 24 June 2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 54,216
Posted By Meka
A few months ago, the toll plazas for entering...

A few months ago, the toll plazas for entering Grand Island were torn down and replaced with a cashless toll system. While I've driven through the plazas a few times since the changeover, this...
Forum: SLC 20 June 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,062
Posted By Meka
Saw a 70s era Nissan/Datsun Z car in a nice shade...

Saw a 70s era Nissan/Datsun Z car in a nice shade of green. Couldn't tell the exact model.
Forum: SLC 20 June 2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 54,216
Posted By Meka
Yesterday while driving I saw two parked cars...

Yesterday while driving I saw two parked cars with carpets draped over the top of them. (My guess is they'd just been cleaned and were being left out to dry.)
Forum: SLC 17 June 2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,062
Posted By Meka
A classic/air cooled 911, followed a few hours...

A classic/air cooled 911, followed a few hours later by one of its modern day descendants.
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,062
Posted By Meka
That may well be it, though I seem to remember it...

That may well be it, though I seem to remember it being less sporty looking and more of a hatchback in the "compact wagon" sense. I was 7 or 8 when he got rid of it, so it's certainly possible I'm...
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,062
Posted By Meka
The Buick Special seems to be the body size that...

The Buick Special seems to be the body size that slotted in below the Skylark. There's a walkaround video of one here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xTevNNnj0w).



A 2000GT...
Forum: SLC 12 June 2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,062
Posted By Meka
I seem to be on something of a rare BMW spotting...

I seem to be on something of a rare BMW spotting streak. Over the weekend I saw an i8 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_i8) (surprisingly understated in black) and today I spotted an even rarer Z8...
Forum: SLC 11 June 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 54,216
Posted By Meka
It's not uncommon to see deer wandering through...

It's not uncommon to see deer wandering through suburban neighborhoods here, however today I was treated to the sight of a fawn apparently chasing a maintenance van through the lot of a townhouse...
Forum: SLC 07 June 2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 85,374
Posted By Meka
Yes. Or how Porsche (still?) put the ignition on...

Yes. Or how Porsche (still?) put the ignition on the left side of the steering wheel.



The impetus for this question was the thought that Aston Martin should put the button under a flip-up...
Forum: SLC 06 June 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 85,374
Posted By Meka
Since the advent of keyless ignitions, have there...

Since the advent of keyless ignitions, have there been any cars with their Start/Stop buttons in quirky or otherwise unusual locations?
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