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    Bubbles...:)

     
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    Now that's entertainment.
     
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    "Were in the pipe 5 by 5 ".
     
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    Animals getting drunk on fermented Marula fruit :)

     
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    I'm 11 inches shorter than that Dutch monster and can relate to some of that. I couldn't even begin to lever my ass into a Dodge Viper when they came out, or those little BMW Z3 roadsters. Probably just as well for my wallet. Never been in one of the newer 'vettes but the old ones you have to sort of slither into.
     
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    I think he could "beat them down" on their price as well. Vipers are very tight, had one,
    and Corvettes you have to slip in sideways, had three over the years. Another tight one
    is the Mitsubishi 3000 GT.
     
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    Ahhhh ! That's the good stuff! Do tell, please.
     
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    They make the steering wheel very strong, thankfully, because you will be using it.
    I actually had to take a drivers test in a Corvette. I lost my license for speeding again,
    imagine that, and it was the only one I had. I told the police lady that was giving the
    test to please hold on, and allow me to parallel park it my own way, since it has a really
    really shitty turn radius. So I got close, held the gas to the floor with the brake on,
    then released the brake and spun the wheel at the same time. It skipped, made horrible
    screaching noises, and popped into the space. She opened her door side, saw that I
    was close to the curb, and said "Ok we are done here." Those were fun days.
    I'm sorry that I sounded like bragging before. I have an ego the size of Texas
    and I must constantly work on shrinking it. I am now a poor owner of
    one very old pickup, and happier than I have ever been. I escaped the world
    of commerce and live a very simple life now, in a log cabin on top of a mountain.
     
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    I think I can, I think I can.
    I know I can't, I know I can't
     
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    Cracked me up mate - also laughed at this one.

     
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    Didn't think you were bragging, I just like old cars. Snoop through here and you'll see what I mean.

    Road tests. Took my motorcycle test in ..... 1991 ? Something like that. All I remember is the Nice Lady directed me to do a left hand circle. She then started chatting with my buddy who brought me there and on about the 8th loop when I was getting fairly dizzy I put my foot down. Points off.

    I have a commercial driver's license for straight trucks and trailers up to 5 tons. No problem driving the damned thing even through heavy traffic. But at one point I found myself in a giant parking lot full of cones and a young man with a ipad and a head full of hair gel being a loud obnoxious snot. I passed the test but had recurring visions of planting my foot on his chest and shoving him out of the cab ........
     
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    True story. First day I drove the Mitsubishi 3000 GT. Had four wheel turning, so the back wheels turned slightly in to make turns at high speed easier. I ordered it new out of the factory, and I had one of the
    first ones in the Tampa Bay area in Florida. I had speeding tickets on record but the car was owned
    by my business, technically, which was an Insurance Agency. So I got the companies to agree to insure
    me at a low cost if they wanted me to sell their deals, which they did.
    Anyway, I'm on I75 heading south, with about 40 miles on the odometer. I am doing close to
    130 MPH. And in my rearview? Lights from the bubble machine of a Highway Patrol officer.
    Asked me if I knew how fast I was going, and I said "shit loads" because he had me anyway, and
    not just on speeding. At those speeds they throw in reckless driving as well.
    He smiled and said, do you know why I pulled you over? I was puzzled, since I thought
    I knew why.

    He said, because I really want to see inside of this thing. I've heard all about
    them but never seen one up close. I popped the hood for him, and even offered to let him
    drive it, which he declined. But he said, keep it safe, and left. I almost crapped in joy.
     
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