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Forum: Driver's Lounge   07-16-2015, 02:02 AM
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Views: 526
Posted By dpironi
Who killed the Cimarron? (^-^)

Looking at this comparison report with the BMW 325e and the Mercedes 190E, the little Caddy comes out not too bad. Even 30 years ago the German car buyer would never have considered a Caddy,...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   06-04-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By dpironi
Muscle Car Choices?

Which ones would you select from the past and the present, especially from an investment angle? Classic T/As had style, and the Chrysler SRT8 Core seems to represent modern muscle best.:cowboy:
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Forum: Driver's Lounge   11-02-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,289
Posted By dpironi
If you looked close, the Pentastar was visible on...

If you looked close, the Pentastar was visible on the nose.:thumbsup:

Having to line up a Subaru for the Porsche 928 to race in Risky Business (movie) was a pretty sad indication of the times!...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   07-25-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,289
Posted By dpironi
Not the best Bond movie, but had a great car...

Not the best Bond movie, but had a great car chase.:thumbsup:

Matador X...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   04-26-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 38,432
Posted By dpironi
Japanese pop...

Japanese pop music.http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/images/smilies/orangesmile.gif


Hidemi Aoki Toho Co. tunes (http://8bitblr.tumblr.com/)
Forum: Driver's Lounge   04-26-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 467
Posted By dpironi
Gremlin, the lil' hot rod, lol. :)

Due to its small size, rear drive and V8 option, I'm thinking it was the last car to replicate something like a flathead powered T bucket or '32 Highboy. Gremlin had a stronger body than Vega or ...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   12-27-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,289
Posted By dpironi
One really special gem is Used Cars (1980)...

One really special gem is Used Cars (1980) starring Kurt Russell. Columbia made the mistake of releasing it too close to Flying High (Leslie Nielsen). Everyone went to see Flying High and...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   06-12-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,289
Posted By dpironi
I remember that, stand up comedian Dice Clay...

I remember that, stand up comedian Dice Clay trying to break into movies back in 1990.

Debbie was a patriot!:thumbsup:

Debbie Does Dallas-1978Trailer...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   10-09-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,289
Posted By dpironi
James Garner got back into movies after The...

James Garner got back into movies after The Rockford Files, and Tank was one of them. Good action/comedy. Not as dated as Ferris Bueller, lol.

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Forum: Driver's Lounge   05-20-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,289
Posted By dpironi
In the '80s Stallone was synonymous with cheese,...

In the '80s Stallone was synonymous with cheese, lol.:thumbsup:

http://www.cannon.org.uk/cannonwarner/Cobra%20(1986)%20%5BUK%20VHS%5D.jpg
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Forum: Driver's Lounge   01-20-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,289
Posted By dpironi
I haven't thought about Prophecy since those...

I haven't thought about Prophecy since those times, lol. Piranha with Bradford Dillman (he was in the 1975 mutant cockroach movie Bug too) came out a year earlier, everyone got into those "creature...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   09-21-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,289
Posted By dpironi
Some little known trivia. Back in 1976 there was...

Some little known trivia. Back in 1976 there was a popular movie Grizzly, which was like Jaws in the woods. In 1983 a sequel Grizzly II was made starring a young George Clooney and Charlie Sheen, but...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   08-16-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,289
Posted By dpironi
For those that don't know I should say Mother...

For those that don't know I should say Mother (Bill Cosby) Jugs (Raquel Welch) & Speed (Harvey Keitel) was a 1976 comedy about an unorthodox ambulance service. The last time I saw that Reagan was in...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   08-06-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,289
Posted By dpironi
DVD and VHS treasures?

The demise of video rental seems to have encouraged people to build up a large collection of titles, but which ones do you particularly cherish? The Gumball Rally isn't as good as The Cannonball Run,...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   05-08-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,019
Posted By dpironi
From that I would say why are the banks getting...

From that I would say why are the banks getting so much help? The amount of money going their way is ridiculous and they have the audacity to want more? I say no to that, especially when they are one...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   04-17-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,019
Posted By dpironi
It's a question of choice and Obama has chosen to...

It's a question of choice and Obama has chosen to save a bank instead. Chrysler were bailed out previously, by the Carter administration, they went on to make K cars and minivans in the '80s, which...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   04-11-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,019
Posted By dpironi
The CTS recently picked up the Motor Trend car of...

The CTS recently picked up the Motor Trend car of the year title, and even though that accolade doesn't mean as much as it used to, it does at least mean the CTS isn't a dog like the Caddy Cimarron...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   03-20-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,019
Posted By dpironi
The original comment was from Car & Driver not...

The original comment was from Car & Driver not me, they have had an anti Big 3 mentality for years so I'm not surprised by that. Yes it's all about the legacy costs, which is the reason companies...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   03-14-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,019
Posted By dpironi
Car & Driver declares end of GM :)

"Ahh GM you gave us so many great motoring memories from the Chevette Scooter to the X car, and not forgetting the Corvette parked down the street with the paint runs, but alas, sadly you are no more...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   12-08-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,779
Posted By dpironi
In the 70s Chrysler Corp used carb rubber seals...

In the 70s Chrysler Corp used carb rubber seals and rubber hoses on the Dodge Aspen & Plymouth Roadrunner that actually dissolved when they touched gasoline...true story.

M5 burnout!

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Forum: Driver's Lounge   11-11-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,779
Posted By dpironi
And at the drag strip you see cars like...

And at the drag strip you see cars like supercharged Grand Ams that have big tires on the front, and skinny ones on the rear, which is logical, if odd. Here's an all wheel drive burnout, lol.

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Forum: Driver's Lounge   10-23-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,779
Posted By dpironi
Burnout fever!

Burnouts seem to have a strange appeal, no doubt enhanced by the mind altering toxic fumes coming from the tire smoke, lol.

Firechicken 400 (http://www.er3.com/firebird/67firebirdT.htm)

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Forum: Driver's Lounge   07-12-2005, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By dpironi
The industry got hung up on the idea of annual...

The industry got hung up on the idea of annual model changes back when they wanted buyers to rush back soon because of the latest new thing, like a radio with power antenna or reprofiled tailfin....
Forum: Driver's Lounge   07-10-2005, 02:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By dpironi
The Japanese manufacturers made, make mostly fuel...

The Japanese manufacturers made, make mostly fuel efficient front drivers and by concentrating on this type of car, which most people want, were able to redesign their main models completely every...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   07-08-2005, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By dpironi
I don't know why GM put so much publicity effort...

I don't know why GM put so much publicity effort and money towards the Corvette, and to a lesser extent the GTO, for car shows and model development, showing them off in magazines. :-? Regardless of...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   07-07-2005, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By dpironi
End of GM & Ford?

It's been in the news for months about the lost jobs, closed plants for both GM & Ford.

Shareholders want the blood of GM CEO Rick Wagoner, with market capitalisation of GM dropping from 66 to...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   01-04-2005, 12:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,497
Posted By dpironi
That's a cool looking Mustang you have there. In...

That's a cool looking Mustang you have there. In a perfect world you could have the 308 and keep the Mustang as well. :(
I would say the 1974 Camaro Z/28 is a pretty decent car. Not as quick as...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   11-29-2004, 04:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,497
Posted By dpironi
This car is really far out, a 6.6 liter Gremlin!...

This car is really far out, a 6.6 liter Gremlin! :o

401-XR Gremlin (http://www.gremlinx.com/images/wpe6.gif)

Something always special about those big motors. 8)

455 HO Grand Prix...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   11-17-2004, 05:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,497
Posted By dpironi
If you notice the raised hood induction molding...

If you notice the raised hood induction molding is a bit higher on the driver's side facing the windscreen, that's because there is a hood mounted tach built in there. Those little touches are so...
Forum: Driver's Lounge   11-16-2004, 02:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,497
Posted By dpironi
There are muscle cars,...and then there's the...

There are muscle cars,...and then there's the "Machine"! :o

AMC Rebel "Machine" (http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/classicamx/RebMachArticle/RebMachineArticle.html)
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