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#391 of 440 Re: Shoot... [lemko]
Aug 26, 2008 (8:16 am)
First I'm delighted to hear that Gore is driving a Hybrid. Not only diminishes his hyprocrisy somewhat, but frees up my car to reflect my image better. Now, if he would just sell that mansion of his and buy 8 smaller houses like McCain......
Anyway, I'm not sure you are a Jeckyll/Hyde personality - as much as you are a new suit, and an old suit kind of guy. Now, if you had a different KIND of vehicle, rather than justs a new and an old Luxury car, THAT may make you schitzophrenic, like me....
#392 of 440 Re: Shoot... [lemko]
Aug 26, 2008 (8:26 am)
If the Buick gets dirty, maybe you are just the odd couple
The E55 makes me a failed dot-commer who hasn't made any real money since 2002.
The fintail makes me some kind of Nazi war criminal, trying to remain incognito...in 1964. Maybe some kind of lower level European mafia type too.
#393 of 440 Re: Shoot... [fintail]
Aug 26, 2008 (10:31 am)
The fintail makes you one of the bad guys in a James Bond movie.
#394 of 440 Re: Shoot... [lemko]
Aug 26, 2008 (10:39 am)
Or a mean old German lady who wants to push Ashton Kutcher's rental car into a ravine because he threw a snowball at you.
#395 of 440 Re: Shoot... [lemko]
Aug 26, 2008 (10:51 am)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service, where Telly Savalas's gang has a red one for their car, until they roll it on an ice racing track, and it promptly bursts into flames.
Now that I think of it, I can't think of any movie where a fintail plays a role greater than a background scene where it isn't associated with bad guys. Maybe that means I need to be more evil.
#396 of 440 Two of my cars...
Aug 26, 2008 (12:22 pm)
actually show up on this movie poster. So I guess I could be a wanna-be street thug one day in the Catalina, and if I still had the Gran Fury I could be a wanna-be-cop the next day.
#397 of 440 Re: Shoot... [fintail]
Aug 26, 2008 (2:59 pm)
Here's a famous fintail movie appearance: Marathon Man Road Rage
I don't remember the movie well enough to say what kind of person the driver may have been, although I suspect that he was fintail's "Nazi war criminal, trying to remain incognito".
#398 of 440 Re: Shoot... [oregonboy]
Aug 26, 2008 (3:15 pm)
Yep, that's a great scene. I think the fintail driver was the brother of an old criminal who had stolen some kind of treasure during the war, or something like that. Probably one of the typical fintail demographics....maybe along with retired doctors (my car was originally owned by a doctor), old pilots, maybe some professors or scientists, etc.
Hit a heating oil truck at 30mph and it explodes ....but you get to see the crumple zones at work anyway.
#399 of 440 Re: Shoot... [fintail]
Aug 27, 2008 (4:31 am)
Hit a heating oil truck at 30mph and it explodes
I guess British physics are the same as Hollywood physics when it comes to car crashes...ANYTHING can explode!
I think there's also a Hollywood law, at least with lower-budget movies, to film the same explosion from three different angles. Dunno if there's a British equivalent of that law.
**Edit: oops, brain lapse. I got mixed up and was had James Bond on the brain when I typed that above, and not "Marathon Man".
#400 of 440 Re: Shoot... [lemko]
Aug 27, 2008 (8:41 am)
I'm not sure what my cars say about me. My daily driver is a loaded 2006 Impala 3LT. One of my classics is a 1969 Chevelle Malibu convertible-red on red, with a black roof. It has rally wheels and white letter tires, but it's a bench seat, has an automatic on the column, and powered by a 350 2-barrel w/single exhaust. A nice, smooth cruiser, but not a "muscle car" by any means. My other classic is a 1972 Chevelle (base model, not Malibu) 4-door post sedan. 250 straight-6, powerglide, no power steering, no power brakes, rubber floor mats w/o carpet, dog dish hubcaps, and probably came with radio delete.
The 1968-72 GM A-bodies are my favorite vehicles of all time, especially the convertibles, but I think they're all awesome. My other "fetish" as far as classics go are the "strippo" models from the 60's-70's-Biscayne, Ford Custom 500, base level Novas, Chevelles, Valiants, etc. I just like seeing how basic you could order a car back in the day, and how a la carte the options were-like how you could get a basic Biscayne but still get the hot big-block powertrain.