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Last Call: Chalk Talk Edition

Peter Tanshanomi October 2, 2018 Last Call, Two-Wheel Tuesday 10 Comments

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Ad men are notorious for selling the sizzle and not the steak. Every once in a while, though, the actual technical merits of the product are showcased. The tech-talk in this Suzuki magazine spread from 1976 isn’t really as in-depth as it appears to be at first blush, but the cool graphics sure make it feel as though you’re getting a heady hit of gearhead-worthy data. The chalkboard motif would go on to be used in a whole series of ads in 1976 and ’77.

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  • fede

    Has anyone tried to use a dash cam on a 6v electrical system car?
    I’m not finding anyone that is battery powered (I don’t want to modify the electrical system on the car) besides using a gopro.

  • Batshitbox

    “500 has Pointless Electronic Ignition”

    • anonymic

      So, its British?

  • Sjalabais

    Our local BBC-ish broadcaster has a nicely illustrated article about using Snapchat when driving:
    It’s a typical example of showing what you’re not supposed to do, and hence possibly achieving the opposite effect of what the article is about (snapping while driving is irresponsible and stupid). I have to admit I have taken driving pictures, too, though never in dense traffic and never to send them to someone right away.

    • In that tunnel is a speed limit of 80km/h, enforced by two speed cameras at the entrances and by calculating the average. See how well it’s working, the driver sticking at 79 all day?

      • Sjalabais

        I so strongly dislike average speed measurements. Lærdalstunnelen has that, too – 23km of continous tunnel in a car without cruise control…this is mental punishment before anything else. And then you’re stuck behind someone only doing 78.5.

        • See the benefit: 78.5 instead of 80.0 is 20 seconds longer on that distance – that’s four more snap videos you can post!

    • Maymar

      I will fully admit to taking pictures while driving, but it’s always just pointing my phone in the approximate direction of what I want to shoot while keeping my eyes on the road, and hoping it turns out.