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Discussion in 'YachtForums Yacht Club' started by zeeshan66, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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  2. revdcs

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    Rwanden Grand Prix

    Just a reminder to us petrol (or diesel) heads, that there those who have to make do with what they have ... :)

    http://www.wimp.com/grandprix/
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    That's funny.
    The Matt Harding cameo got a laugh out of me.
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    Hear, Hear.

    I have big respect for Matt.
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    I am sure Lars must be pleased with the Koenigsegg from his turf!
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    Maybe, but it is an irony that the fastest car in the world is produced in the country with the lowest speed limits in the universe...

    Personally, I would rather drive something classy like this one.. :)

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  8. Yacht News

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    Benz' from all kinda eras there Lars! I guess that is irony there truthfully but what is the speed limit there?
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    Why are all my passions expensive? I've gotta get my garage cleaned out. These are both taking up space, but I just can't part with either. One shot was taken during Speed Week at Bonneville back in the '70s, the other vintage racing more recently. I suspect they both qualify as exotic.

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  10. AMG

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    As an example, my 30 km trip to Stockholm is limited like this in Km/h: 30, 50, 60, 80, 70, 90, 70, 90, 70, 90, 70, 100, 90, 70, 50, 30. When I took my driving license we did not have any speed limits at all outside urban areas.

    Last week they put up six new speed cameras on the six kilometer stretch where it is 60-80-70...! Then we have to pay a tax to get in to Stockholm, and another to get out again. On top of the carbon tax on cars and on fuel...

    So, where should I use a top speed of 388 km/h...? :rolleyes:
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    That sounds like hideous frustration! 'Slow' driving does not mean accident won't happen. Here in small Barbados for the majority it is women that drive slowly and all over the place, they get into the accidents. Here is not a exotic car land per se. You wont see Lambs, Ferraris, Bugattis etc on a regular basis so that kind of high-speed isn't here. High speed is often from modified engines. The faster you go here the less accident we have? '

    So Lars, are they lots of accidents as a result of this 'slow'-speed. I am trying to see if there is a distant correlation. This is good education for me though, prior to you talking about this I never knew this kind of thing existed in Sweeden.
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    It is actually hard to know what effect all the speed limits have. What is certain is that the slower you drive when you crash, the less injuries. But it is not a correlation between slow speed and less accidents, rather the opposite. People are talking in their phones and doesn´t follow the traffic at all any longer. So eventually we will probably have automatic cars where we just put in the address in the navigator and lean back...
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    Today's cars are engineered to be very safe at high speeds, the problem is with the driver more so than the car's capabilities.
    The government legislations are there to save us from ourselves.
    My car is governed at 237km, and it feels like going 100km.
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    Porsche 951, black.
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    This Carrera "2 S" is one of my top 5 in terms of Porsche of legend (a little bit more beautiful than 993 "4 S" for its exclusive double wing. What a pity there isn't red-painted brakes like 4S).

    I got a 997 S cabrio, with "exotic" license plates (one letter, three numbers) with the sticker MC that are also my first and last name initials.
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  16. Fishtigua

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    Ah, the old license plate game.

    Over here in Guernsey, we only have numbers and no letters. It is the only country with this system today.

    I used to have '555' on my VW trike and '511' on my Moto Morini 500cc V twin. The Queen's Governor has just No.'1' on his official car..

    The No.'1' bike plate is available to anyone. As a teenager it was changing hands for about £900. Today its a little more expensive. Numbers like '911' and '599' go for good money too.

    It is a silly game, now when I go to the Traffic Dept. I choose the least memorable one going.

    Keep it random. Keep'em guessing.

    Fish
  17. brian eiland

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    When I was trying to buy some decent looking aero kits for me old 450SLC, I couldn't find much good design in Germany...much of it was too square-ish or brute-tish. I told a friend they ought to let the Italians design them and then the Germans build them.

    Of course they got much better at it later on. I thought Lorinser did a better job than AMG early on.
  18. brian eiland

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    Mercedes Gullwing

    Here's the car that always inspired me. I almost bought this one, but I was a half day late to the auction

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    New Style Gullwing

    Saw this the other day..in photos, not in person

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  20. Fishtigua

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    The best body-kit for a Merc is a bright yellow paint job and a 'For Hire' sign on the roof.

    My Grandpa always had Mercs or Jags, old men's cars. As kids we always went in Grandma's car, an Alfa Bertone 1750 GTV

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX1im9J1W3c

    Just as I posted this, Brian put up some pics of the Gullwing. A real leap forward for German design.