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Postby Vassenor » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:42 am

OK, so I passed the practice test I had today.

I'm at least feeling confident about Tuesday after a screwup during yesterday's lesson kind of knocked me off my game.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:47 am

Vassenor wrote:OK, so I passed the practice test I had today.

I'm at least feeling confident about Tuesday after a screwup during yesterday's lesson kind of knocked me off my game.

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Postby The Two Jerseys » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:48 am

Vassenor wrote:OK, so I passed the practice test I had today.

I'm at least feeling confident about Tuesday after a screwup during yesterday's lesson kind of knocked me off my game.

You know what you need?

A training montage.

Cue the Rocky theme!
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Postby Vassenor » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:45 am

Also I can take solace that no matter how badly I screw up on the road, I will never screw up as badly as this person did.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:49 am

Vassenor wrote:Also I can take solace that no matter how badly I screw up on the road, I will never screw up as badly as this person did.

I'll just be balled up in the corner crying...
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Postby East Fredonia » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:24 pm

Vassenor wrote:Also I can take solace that no matter how badly I screw up on the road, I will never screw up as badly as this person did.

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Postby Dresderstan » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:31 pm

Vassenor wrote:Also I can take solace that no matter how badly I screw up on the road, I will never screw up as badly as this person did.

Anyone who crashes the DB5 deserves to have their license revoked permanently and forced to get around via public buses and other transportation.
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Postby Petrolheadia » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:04 pm

Dresderstan wrote:
Vassenor wrote:Also I can take solace that no matter how badly I screw up on the road, I will never screw up as badly as this person did.

Anyone who crashes the DB5 deserves to have their license revoked permanently and forced to get around via public buses and other transportation.

Anyone who crashes the DB5 deserves to be forgiven, given the fact that it's a classic car with relatively ancient handling.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:31 pm

Petrolheadia wrote:
Dresderstan wrote:Anyone who crashes the DB5 deserves to have their license revoked permanently and forced to get around via public buses and other transportation.

Anyone who crashes the DB5 deserves to be forgiven, given the fact that it's a classic car with relatively ancient handling.

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Postby Petrolheadia » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:34 pm

Cannot think of a name wrote:
Petrolheadia wrote:Anyone who crashes the DB5 deserves to be forgiven, given the fact that it's a classic car with relatively ancient handling.

Don't let Petrolheadia drive your car.

Well, it's 2019. Not everyone is used to 60s handling anymore.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:45 pm

Petrolheadia wrote:
Cannot think of a name wrote:Don't let Petrolheadia drive your car.

Well, it's 2019. Not everyone is used to 60s handling anymore.

I'm not letting some schlub who hasn't experienced life without ABS in my $400,000 vintage sports car.
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Postby Petrolheadia » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:49 pm

Cannot think of a name wrote:
Petrolheadia wrote:Well, it's 2019. Not everyone is used to 60s handling anymore.

I'm not letting some schlub who hasn't experienced life without ABS in my $400,000 vintage sports car.

Given the lack of safety, he's likely the one that's going to die if he fucks up.
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Postby The Two Jerseys » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:06 pm

Petrolheadia wrote:
Cannot think of a name wrote:I'm not letting some schlub who hasn't experienced life without ABS in my $400,000 vintage sports car.

Given the lack of safety, he's likely the one that's going to die if he fucks up.

Trust us: if the crash doesn't kill him, we most certainly will.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:19 pm

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Porsche 911 Targa, One Owner Car in very restorable condition. Started to restore it but ran out of time and I just have too many other projects right now. I drug it out of the barn to get some better pictures of it.

No low-ballers, tire-kickers, or time-wasters, I KNOW WHAT I HAVE! Also, don't bother contacting me unless you have CASH IN HAND.

Get this one before someone like Magnus Walker modifies it, this car deserves a full restoration! I just read online that a 1985 Porsche sold at auction for almost six million dollars, and it didn't even have a Targa option like this car.

Asking price: $100,000
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Postby Dresderstan » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:21 pm

Well why anyone wants to buy a Porsche for any reason I have no clue.
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Postby Auzkhia » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:16 pm

Dresderstan wrote:Well why anyone wants to buy a Porsche for any reason I have no clue.

The 911 is a pretty good sports car, however, I think people really overhype the old air cooled ones, it's rich hipsters mostly.
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Postby Elwher » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:58 pm

Auzkhia wrote:
Dresderstan wrote:Well why anyone wants to buy a Porsche for any reason I have no clue.

The 911 is a pretty good sports car, however, I think people really overhype the old air cooled ones, it's rich hipsters mostly.


I have to disagree, this one is a really cool car for example. No, it is not competative against the modern sports cars but for its time....
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:35 pm

Elwher wrote:
Auzkhia wrote:The 911 is a pretty good sports car, however, I think people really overhype the old air cooled ones, it's rich hipsters mostly.


I have to disagree, this one is a really cool car for example. No, it is not competative against the modern sports cars but for its time....
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Postby The Two Jerseys » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:57 pm

Elwher wrote:
Auzkhia wrote:The 911 is a pretty good sports car, however, I think people really overhype the old air cooled ones, it's rich hipsters mostly.


I have to disagree, this one is a really cool car for example. No, it is not competative against the modern sports cars but for its time....
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Something something James Dean.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:01 pm

The Two Jerseys wrote:
Elwher wrote:
I have to disagree, this one is a really cool car for example. No, it is not competative against the modern sports cars but for its time....
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Something something James Dean.

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Postby Dresderstan » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:05 pm

And it killed him.
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Postby Elwher » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:18 pm

Dresderstan wrote:And it killed him.


No, he died in it, Poor judgment and excessive speed killed him.
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Postby NeoOasis » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:19 pm

Elwher wrote:
Dresderstan wrote:And it killed him.


No, he died in it, Poor judgment and excessive speed killed him.


I imagine the less than stellar safety of the car didn't contribute much to him not dying.

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Postby The Two Jerseys » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:40 pm

Elwher wrote:
Dresderstan wrote:And it killed him.


No, he died in it, Poor judgment and excessive speed killed him.

Poor judgment and excessive speed on the part of the other driver maybe. One of the investigating officers estimated that Dean was only doing about 55 at the time of impact.
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Postby Vassenor » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:10 am

So, good news. I passed my test.

Tomorrow I need to actually sort out the form for my license.
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