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Cortina Mk3s are cool.

Also one of the old Toyotas - I think it's the '84 Corolla but couldn't swear on it - this one anyway, beneath the dog:


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Modern cars are just unsightly bubbles, what happened to edges?

Aren't Lamborghinis just a pile of shit that break down every 2 weeks, and you have to be shorter than 5 ft 9 to fit into them?

I don't actually hold a licence, by the way.
 

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"Recorded 2010-2011 in a Honda Civic."

 

woops

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Cortina Mk3s are cool.

Also one of the old Toyotas - I think it's the '84 Corolla but couldn't swear on it - this one anyway, beneath the dog:


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Modern cars are just unsightly bubbles, what happened to edges?

Aren't Lamborghinis just a pile of shit that break down every 2 weeks, and you have to be shorter than 5 ft 9 to fit into them?

I don't actually hold a licence, by the way.
all excellent points, very strong points.
 

Leo

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my third-grade teacher was into driving, got a Datsun 240Z when they first came out. she used to drive barefoot, said that way she could really feel the car.

hot.

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Leo

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Buick were the most consistent shit heaps I saw across nearly a decade in the US
rented a Buick Regal for a SoCal biz trip back in the day. for once, they made a sporty model, that fucker could move. picked it up in San Diego, tooled up the Pacific Coast Highway to LA and then Santa Barbara.

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Leo

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I hate the way car designs all became very rounded a number of years ago, makes them all look the same. compare to that Buick Regal I posted above, which has has nice angles. old Mercedes-benz models have the look too. and that Lincoln continental.
 

woops

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I hate the way car designs all became very rounded a number of years ago, makes them all look the same. compare to that Buick Regal I posted above, which has has nice angles. old Mercedes-benz models have the look too. and that Lincoln continental.
yes i'd always understood that the change came when cars started to be designed in a wind tunnel, for aerodynamic optimisation, but when i looked it up recently that goes back to 1920 or something.
 

woops

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anyway what i find with people i know who like or are into cars is that they don't talk much about the curves, lines, clean aesthetics of the chassis, they tend to talk more about the handling, the acceleration, etc. these are the aesthetic factors for them, i'd say, after all who really needs to go from 0 to 60 in 0.8 seconds
 
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woops

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nope, that was one of the french teachers, plus it was a lady latin teacher. the latin & classics teachers were by far the coolest in the whole school
by this i mean none of them were pervs, pedos, sadists, bullies, alkies, tragic broken-down failures of life, child-haters or general misanthropes, just quite relaxed people who were into greece and rome and were glad if you took an interest too.

don't mean to derail but i was reminiscing about schooldays the other day.
 

Leo

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anyway what i find with people i know who like or are into cars is that they don't talk much about the curves, lines, clean aesthetics of the chassis, they tend to talk more about the handling, the acceleration, etc. these are the aesthetic factors for them, i'd say, after all who really needs to go from 0 to 60 in 0.8 seconds

good point, motor heads do probably focus more on performance than design. whereas I know nothing about the mechanics and have little interest in performance (since I don't own a car), so design is my primary criteria.
 
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