The Uberbird Has Landed!

Yep, it’s that time of year again where we get to live vicariously through the eyes of our Grand Imperial Poobah as he bashes his knuckles and spend most of his weekend swapping out broken car parts races ‘ol one-fo-three around the track in an attempt to take home all the cash nickels.  Check back throughout the weekend for more updates.  Good luck Tim!
thanks to Nick Gregson for the photo

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21 responses to “The Uberbird Has Landed!”

  1. tiberiuswise Avatar

    Eine vier drei!

  2. OA5599 Avatar

    Uberbird + nickels = Petty cash.

  3. RichardKopf Avatar

    Deutschland über alles!

  4. Charles_Barrett Avatar

    Just how embarrassed should I be that I only just watched Pixar's Cars on DVD last week for the first time, and noticed that one of the principal characters was obviously the inspiration for the Überbird, even down to the powder-blue paint scheme…?
    "Hey, wow, that looks like the Überbird…"

    1. Mr_Biggles Avatar

      I'd say you're still in the clear. I just assumed my kids would eventually get to the age where they would subject me to it. Are you saying I should get it myself?

      1. longrooffan Avatar

        Mr_Biggles….you need to see this movie….the graphics alone make it a must see!

      2. Charles_Barrett Avatar

        It's cute and visually fun to watch, looking for various auto-related memes embedded within, but it is, after all, a kid's film, so the storytelling and dialog are totally forgettable. Still, I requested it for my b-day last week, and Randy delivered, plus a bonus DVD of short features of Cars characters.

        1. Mr_Biggles Avatar

          Will do. Thanks (and to you too Longrooffan). My older daughter is 6 and shows little interest in cars despite my best efforts. The younger one is 3 and can't get enough of the Hot Wheels garage so far. I'll sit them both down for it.
          I have to say I thought the trailer for Cars 2 looked pretty keen after reading Blake's writeup on it, especially with all the AMC product. We'll make sure to watch them in order.

          1. Charles_Barrett Avatar

            Actually, Blake's write-up of the sequel's trailer served to motivate me to get ahold of Cars also.

          2. bzr Avatar

            Hooray! I influenced somebody!

        2. Jo Schmo Avatar
          Jo Schmo

          my favorite meme from the movie is the backdrop:
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          1. Jo Schmo Avatar
            Jo Schmo

            mmmm cadillac asses….

    2. longrooffan Avatar

      Charles…You have heard of Richard Petty, yes?

      1. Charles_Barrett Avatar

        I have heard of Mr. Petty, but have never been one to watch auto racing, so there's another pop-culture demerit.
        Is #43 his? Or is it the powder-blue livery that's the tie-in?

        1. tonyola Avatar

          From the NASCAR Hall of Fame. "43" was always Petty's number.
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          1. Charles_Barrett Avatar

            Thanks for the education. I learn somethin' new every day hangin' around with you folks!

    3. Syrax Avatar

      "Hey man, it's the King!"
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    4. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      Actually, Cars was never the inspiration to be honest… it was all about Petty and the Superbird, who inspired the Cars character. However, lots of kids who attend the LeMons races LOVED the car because of Cars.. which is cool by us

  5. vwminispeedster Avatar

    I am going into withdrawls missing out on this race. Gone in 60 Laps Eleanor 1985 Mustang GT is now My Little Pony. It still has #60 but is now a similar uber-blue. Drive Fast and Take Chances!!

    1. ZomBee Racer Avatar

      Wait, that was YOU?!? Shoot, I'd have brought you a dang beer. I mistakenly thought you were racing a unicorn, and I generally avoid eye contact with unicorns…
      How did you do?

      1. vwminispeedster Avatar

        I stayed at home but according to the rest of the guys things were up and down in typical lemons fashion. They got to do the Bob Ross penalty for spinning off (usually spinning off is what I do). I am still waiting on the full debrief.

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