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Cincydawg

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Sporty Cars
« on: April 24, 2020, 06:32:50 PM »
Badge gets ornery when we diverge from threat topics, so this is this.  What "sporty" kind of car have you always aspired to have one day, or what would you buy if practicality was not a consideration?


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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2020, 07:01:28 PM »
Mine now.

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My next one, maybe silver, maybe white:

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2020, 07:05:44 PM »


We look at this one and test drove it.

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2020, 07:08:45 PM »
I'm going to try to cut and paste my last several posts from the coronavirus car thread.
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2020, 07:08:50 PM »
Too small. We want one car only, and a golf cart. Plans could evolve into a sporty SUV too.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2020, 07:09:12 PM »
I'm going to try to cut and paste my last several posts from the coronavirus car thread.
It's the weather car thread, dammit.
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2020, 07:10:10 PM »
It's the weather car thread, dammit.
Right.
I just discovered that when I went to the coronavirus car thread and didn't find the posts I was looking for.
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2020, 07:11:54 PM »
So here's my 2012 Boss 302.  It's not actually mine, but mine is Kona Blue with the factory wheels, just like this one.



I think it's a good-looking design, reminiscent of the pony-car era without being a copycat, but it has many of the early signs of what have become even more sore thumbs on more recent cars.

Those round objects flanking the running pony in the grille are non-functional air traps.  They are supposed to pay homage to the blanked-out headlight sockets on Parnelli Jones' Trans-Am Champion 1970 Boss 302 racecar.  But what they do is block air and add to drag.



Back to the blue 2012, down below the bumper, the "intake" area is split into 3 sections.  The middle one is functional--air flows through it to the radiator.  The smaller ones flanking it are totally non-functional.  They are for looks and trapping air, increasing drag.

Which is not in the spirit of the original Boss 302, which eschewed non-essential add-ons.
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2020, 07:12:52 PM »
Too small. We want one car only, and a golf cart. Plans could evolve into a sporty SUV too.
Yeah, it is too small, your choice is better I agree.  We might drop in on you next January, if this S blows over.

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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2020, 07:17:57 PM »
So here's a 1969 Mustang Mach 1.



Those high-up scoops right behind the doors--non-functional.  What would even be their function if they had one?  To ventilate the trunk?

That hood scoop for the 351 engine--also non-functional.

OTOH, here is a 1969 Boss 302.



No fake hood scoop, no fake air ducts.

As designed, the 1969 (and '70, I think) Mustang sheet metal had a hole for the fake air ducts, which all other 1969 Mustang models had.  Larry Shinoda, the designer for the Boss 302 was adamant that nothing non-functional would be on the car.  So each Boss 302 had to have a little sheet-steel panel welded into place to cover up the hole, and then blended into the rest of the rear-fender panel.
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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2020, 07:33:45 PM »
Nice-looking '68 Camaro, as '68 Camaros go.  My brother had one.  Not nearly as nice as that one.

I was never a fan of big-block (427 in this instance) pony cars.  Maybe because I drove one of these before I ever drove a pony car.



(Never had a roll-bar on mine.)

So I liked handling more than straight-line acceleration.  Late '60s pony cars didn't handle well in general, but they really had trouble going around corners with big-block cast-iron engines under the hood.
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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2020, 07:53:19 PM »
This is what I picked up Mrs. 847 in, for our first date. It's probably why she liked me.

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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2020, 08:51:53 PM »
924 or 944, Badge?
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