Last Call: Reminder Edition


Oh yeah… and pick up milk too.
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  1. So I’m picking up new wheels this weekend. I decided to buy my cousin’s 2002 RSX Type S. 6 years younger and at $1,500, 3X the price of the 318ti it will eventually replace. Same 240K miles that the ti started at, though.
    First order of business will be a new timing chain, then strut bearings and then tires. Then the clutch on the ti so I can sell it.
    With an 8,200 RPM redline, it ought to be fun. Any of you hoons interested in my ti? 😀

      1. When the throwout bearing went on my ’93 Escort, I gave it to a mechanic friend rather than fix it. He had to send a wrecker for it, so I guess my hoon credentials are safe.

  2. Today I am watching videos of “dancing elephants” vehicles far more agile than their footprint would suggest.

      1. The heck sort of track is THAT~!!!
        I’m also officially sad that this post is buried as there is great stuff in these videos.

        1. The Wellington Street Races for Group A in the mid to late eighties. When we closed off the streets of our capital city and raced cars in the Nissan Mobil 500s.
          Not something that we would do today.

          1. Oh, I know a street circuit when I see one, but I mean – and please don’t take this as trans-Tasman ribbing (I have zero patience for the Aussie-Kiwi rubbish) – that track is so … half-arsed. I know things were different in motorsport in the 80s, but still, there’s bits of that which are like “I dunno, just drive over there for a while – there might be a cone or something.”
            In reading the wikipedia article on the event, it’s like they changed the track every year.

          2. Given the politics involved it’s a wonder it happened at all, even just once, let alone for all those years. It did make Wellington a magic place to visit when it was on. Everything everywhere was a bit more casual in those days thirty-ish years ago. Back before our latest Le Mans winners were even born!

  3. So Amazon has a mini-series documentary filmed before and during the 2015 24 hours of LeMans, titled “LeMans: Racing is Everything” that I’ve been watching tonight. 6 episodes, 23-26 minutes apiece. For an extra bit of realism they got some familiar Radio LeMans voices like John Hindhaugh and Shea Adams to do some of the narration.

  4. Every time I get on one of my bikes I think…wow, how is this even legal? The motorcycle really hasn’t changed in the last 115 years or so. Still has 2 wheels and an engine and brakes. Faster, more reliable and stops better. But some of the mtorcycles out there can go almost 200mph. When I ride I almost feel like I’m getting away with something, as if somebody forgot to ask law enforcement and the insurance industry “what are you thinking?” So I try not to die, but, man is this fun.

    1. Some forms of transportation are grandfathered in apparently. Who would allow a new form of transportation that is big and heavy, doesn’t slow down very well, cannot steer around obstacles in its path, yet traverses busy city centers at up to 30mph? Yet trolleys/trams are allowed because they’ve been around for so long.

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