Books. Bikes. Boomsticks.
"The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." -A.E. van Vogt
The voice change at 0:51 is my favorite part.I have a high res version of this someplace...
I did a double-take when the attendant grabbed the green pump handle (which is diesel in the US).
while I don't watch F1, the engineering beauty of those cars, and the sound of the engines is a thing to behold.
Ah yes, Ferrari at full song... Can't beat it! And I 'think' it won an award or three...
Love seeing and hearing those classic Ferraris, but the modern F1 cars just leave me cold. The way they look and sound only makes the impression of a Byzantine rule book that the designers are engineering around.And to further quibble with something that's 99% cool, they left out my favorite F1 Ferrari: the 312 T2.AlathCarmel IN
NEEDS... MORE... SLO-MO...
Love the Appian Way old-school ride, Monaco is a bit of a weird city, but walking the track from the casino tunnel down to the harbor curve - when they're not racing - that's neat.
Listening to that commercial on our Bose sound system is a spiritual experience.
That gave me the tingles!
I thought that statue of Jesus was in Rio De Janeiro.But in any event, about the car, "it's red, Italian, and makes all the right noises."
Windy, you're not losing it. It is in Rio.
On a business trip to California a decade ago, I visited a 76 Products station in Redondo Beach, California, south of LAX. That station had a pump dedicated to dispensing Racing Fuel because of customer demand. It was fun watching the customers who purchased the fuel at a much higher cost than Premium Grade for vehicles that did not require it. It was like watching "Spinal Tap" with amplifiers that went to "11".
If you listen very carefully to the background noise, you can hear Al Gore scream in vain.Gerry
Hmm. That puts a new meaning to the term "touring car" I suppose. -- Lyle
Ed,"On a business trip to California a decade ago, I visited a 76 Products station in Redondo Beach, California, south of LAX. That station had a pump dedicated to dispensing Racing Fuel because of customer demand."Once a week I used to take my daily driver over to a certain Sunoco station in the ATL near Perimeter Mall to get the high-test that my solid-lifter 10.25:1 single-plane 4-barrel street motor required. More than once I sat in line for the pump with my car's radio antenna (not connected to anything in the gutted interior) whipping back and forth to my car's loping idle, while waiting for some kid to gas up his bone-stock '84 F-body...
Why oh why have we not taken a spin in our little 10.5:1 compression ratio Spev-V with a 6 speed when we've been in the same zip code?The commercial is very nicely done
One of my favorite commercials ever. And you gotta love gas stations that sell race gas at the pump. Phoenix had several that sold Trick 101, but now that I have migrated to the PNW I'm happy that I can still find 92 sans ethanol.
"I did a double-take when the attendant grabbed the green pump handle (which is diesel in the US)."Yeah, I did a double-take on that too. :)Green handles for diesel here in Australia as well.
And now I have the idea "Diesel Ferrari" stuck in my head and it hurts.
Tam,would that have been Sunoco grade 260? Advertised as the highest octane available for the street. 108 octane!As for race gas available at a street station in CA, I'm guessing that they were charging for the road tax it normally didn't have added. In the early 80's, at Sears Point, I took my race bike over to the fuel tanker to fill up, instead of a gas can. The pump jockey sent the bike ahead of me away without gas. When I asked why, he pointed to the CHP cruiser parked near by, and told me that if he put fuel into a vehicle with road plates, it was a $25k fine on him.It wasn't uncommon to see racing number plates on a bike in the pits, and notice they forgot to remove the license plate. Tech inspection would usually catch that.(Oh, and standard race gas? 108 octane)
Those gloriously convoluted V-12 headers on the 60's cars are welding made art.
Two short videos of them making it in NYChttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8x4LAey2lAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6BU9hH86CALove this ad.
More upshifts than a Steve McQueen car chase!
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