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Addiction LXXIX

Old 09-21-20, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
you probably need 25 million @LAJ probably has a better estimate. That's for one car. 50 million for two. Sponsorships offset the cost.
About right, but once you're a two car team you can cut costs a bit. R&D, wind tunnel time, buy a team plane so charters don't kill the pocketbook, stuff like that.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
About right, but once you're a two car team you can cut costs a bit. R&D, wind tunnel time, buy a team plane so charters don't kill the pocketbook, stuff like that.
so @Velo Vol should just send a million to me and you and call it a day.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
your old neighbor is here for you to offer encouragement. Thank me later.
Can you play some Sinatra on the piano? That would cheer me up. You have all week free to come up with a video.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
so @Velo Vol should just send a million to me and you and call it a day.
Deal. I'll send him a diecast car of his choice. He just needs to tell me what number he wants.
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Old 09-21-20, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Can you play some Sinatra on the piano? That would cheer me up. You have all week free to come up with a video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz6jEv4IzSs
no dice.
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I want my car to be quiet. Loud vehicles are annoying.
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Old 09-21-20, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I want my car to be quiet. Loud vehicles are annoying.
Don't tell anyone, but diecast cars don't have a real engine.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
...

Apparently they imported the turf from Arizona. Why are they exporting lawns from the middle of the desert?
...
Maricopa County AZ has the most golf courses per capita, so it would stand to reason that AZ would have some primo sod farms.
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Old 09-21-20, 08:20 PM
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In less shocking news, but still relevant... NASCAR will also be racing at COTA.
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In less shocking news, but still relevant... NASCAR will also be racing at COTA.
Seems like a tight track for them.
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Not actively raining, but very wet. More fake miles.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I want my car to be quiet. Loud vehicles are annoying.
reported . Stop the hate vv. Loud cars save lives.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I want my car to be quiet. Loud vehicles are annoying.
My cycling friend who has a new electric Porsche tells me it is so quiet that it has a noise-generator.

You may want to look into getting one of these cars if you want it quiet.
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You may want to look into getting one of these cars if you want it quiet.
My NASCAR car.
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Good morning mvnsnd.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
In less shocking news, but still relevant... NASCAR will also be racing at COTA.
But there's no banking.
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Good morning mvnsnd.
Good Morning. I do look in here once in a while.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
My NASCAR car.
eNASCAR should be happening any day now

https://www.thedrive.com/accelerator...ord-fiesta-erx
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
eNASCAR should be happening any day now

https://www.thedrive.com/accelerator...ord-fiesta-erx
Are they going to have giant plug-ins for pit stops?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Are they going to have giant plug-ins for pit stops?
E-F1 just swapped cars at the halfway point. It's been a bit since I've watched it though, so that may have changed.
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E-F1 just swapped cars at the halfway point. It's been a bit since I've watched it though, so that may have changed.
Is that like swapping bikes on a TT from a TT bike on the flat to a road bike for the climb?? I saw that the other day.
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Just saw an email that an outside counsel of ours from Detroit is very ill with Legionnaires' Disease. Really nice guy. He's on a ventilator and needs dialysis, although eh recently produced some urine, which is a good sign.
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Is that like swapping bikes on a TT from a TT bike on the flat to a road bike for the climb?? I saw that the other day.
It's more like swapping a car that's out of gas for one with a full tank.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
My cycling friend who has a new electric Porsche tells me it is so quiet that it has a noise-generator.

You may want to look into getting one of these cars if you want it quiet.
but then you'll have to deal with your passenger...

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