Re: "I do wish he wasn't coming to Germany"

On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 17:28:22 -0700, "Phxbrd"


Well obviously, why would the krauts pollute their fine cars with some old pushrod engine from the 1950s?
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wrote:

I think you better read this:
http://www.thehemi.com/news.php?id 040813-1
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On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 18:26:00 -0700, "Phxbrd"

"the Chrysler HEMI was born in the 1950s"
See, some old pushrod engine from the '50s.
Lets hope the krauts let you have one of their castoff engines to power the re-badged Merkin Mercs.
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It is?
Didn't look like it in the bits that came across to me. Just talking about cars, so who cares about drag racing? It's not even directly comparable to the Traffic Lights Grand Prix, which is the nearest thing to racing of any sort most people come to.
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We even took a handful of dragsters there to show you lot how its done. It turned out to be well above your abilities and skills to replicate, so you're forced to watch us push speed records higher every year....

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The funny thing is that, while the Brits seem hopeless at building 'mass' cars (the best British sports car ever built is a Mazda MX5/Miata...) they are very good at constructing racing cars... F1 is dominated by a cottage industry in southern England, as you may know.
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Waiving the right to remain silent, the guvner
Try mph instead of kph...
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said:

Come on, now, Larry. I was just there and I saw a lot of Mercedes, Porsches, BMWs. No Corvette C6s, tho.
James
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said:

Porsches,
Notice please that not one of those mentioned was built in Blighted, the land of slogger autos....

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On Tue, 1 Mar 2005 15:34:13 -0700, "Phxbrd"

"Of all the new features of the Speed Twelve, the most significant is TVR's own all-new, 7.7 litre V12 which gives the car its name. In unrestricted form this engine gives 800 bhp"
http://www.supercars.net/cars/2000 @$TVR@$Cerbera%20Speed%2012x.html
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800 horse engines are seen on our streets every saturday night, many driven by sixteen year old kids stoned out of their minds.
Your comprehension needs a severe tune-up. Start by visiting:
http://www.ehow.com/how_13506_watch-nhra-drag.html
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On Tue, 1 Mar 2005 16:14:57 -0700, "Phxbrd"

Your nose is getting bigger again...

Some sort of "sport" for rednecks?
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Yup, that's why we win only bamtam-weight boxing championships...
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Because its better than anything they build in Germany? Because with sintered connecting rods, eutectic pistons, and about a million other innovations its FAR from an "engine from the 1950s."
But don't let facts stand in your way....
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Ever wondered why only Americans buy American cars?

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Waiving the right to remain silent, the guvner

Because you protectionist socialists double the price with import duties.
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the guvner wrote:

If that were true, I might wonder. I wouldn't really care, but I might wonder.
But since American cars sell fairly well worldwide (and Chrysler "50s pushrod" engines have been used several successful British cars, plus Ford and GM now own most of the European car builders), I neither wonder nor care.

No retort for that, I see....
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Well it is so wonder away...

Like VW, BMW, Mercedes, Renault, Fiat, Peugeot etc?
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It's interesting to note that the sequence of marques you list are in exact order of 'popularity' here, ranging from frequent beetles seen to almost never a Peugeot seen. Of course Morrises aren't seen here AT ALL....
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On Tue, 1 Mar 2005 14:55:37 -0700, "Phxbrd"

Because they stopped making them in 1982?
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