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    Thread: Racecars + Hipsters = TCL Explodes?

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      08-21-2012 09:57 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post
      Off topic, somewhat: But, what kind of porsche is that in the pic? I know it's a 996, but is it a GT3 or GT2 or something?
      996 GT3 RSR, built purely as a racing car.

    2. 08-21-2012 10:02 AM #27
      You would think if they were going to hold a press conference for this, they could clean up the graffiti in the background for the photo ops.

    3. 08-21-2012 10:07 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Gates311 View Post
      996 GT3 RSR, built purely as a racing car.
      TY

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      08-21-2012 10:12 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Gates311 View Post
      996 GT3 RSR, built purely as a racing car.
      Also a really old race car by category standard....

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      08-21-2012 10:34 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      Also a really old race car by category standard....
      Nevertheless an awesome car


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      08-21-2012 10:50 AM #31
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      I told him the car wasn't going to win any races, to which he responded was "chill".

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      08-21-2012 10:56 AM #32
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      08-21-2012 11:01 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Gates311 View Post
      Nevertheless an awesome car
      Yes, but makes me wonder what level of "race car" they are planning to be involved in. I don't know if there are that much money to be made in grassroot level and having a shop within NYC seems expensive...

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      08-21-2012 11:34 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      Yes, but makes me wonder what level of "race car" they are planning to be involved in. I don't know if there are that much money to be made in grassroot level and having a shop within NYC seems expensive...
      Oh I see where you were going with that, my bad. Yea a 996 GT3 RSR isn't very relevant anymore. But it can be had for relatively cheap and it's more than reliable when taken care of. Maybe it will be used as their training tool, on and off track. Who knows.

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      08-21-2012 11:41 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      Yes, but makes me wonder what level of "race car" they are planning to be involved in. I don't know if there are that much money to be made in grassroot level and having a shop within NYC seems expensive...

      The Brownfield Cleanup Program encourages development of polluted or contaminated sites and offers complete environmental liability release as an incentive. Bregman received $85,000 in grants and bonuses for participating in the program. The hope is to instill confidence in investors or, as Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz put it, create "jobs, jobs, jobs that are Brooklyn tough, pumping our Brooklyn swag!"
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    11. 08-21-2012 12:03 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkEnergist View Post
      From the article.
      Yea I wonder how long something like this can last. In today's day in age $85,000 does not go a long way especially if those Grants have a specific purpose which they might not.

      Either way unless he has a solid project that creates a product or service that will appeal to a mass he is going to have a tough time keeping this business afloat without some other type of funding....especially in a shop where you need expensive equipment.

      It said in the article something about building race motors I'm sorry but you ain't doing that with a drill press from sears but I am sure he is well aware of that.

      Interesting to see how this thing ends up.

      Also I would love for NYC to have a road course......

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      08-21-2012 01:12 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkEnergist View Post
      From the article.

      $85k cannot possibly cover that much cost for a place in NYC...on top of the stuff you need to buy for an engine shop...

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      08-21-2012 01:22 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      $85k cannot possibly cover that much cost for a place in NYC...on top of the stuff you need to buy for an engine shop...
      It's enough to get started. I'm not saying the dude is going to become the premier racing shop in the Northeast, but there's a growing initiative to get more and more businesses and jobs back into NYC and NYS.
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      08-21-2012 01:37 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      $85k cannot possibly cover that much cost for a place in NYC...on top of the stuff you need to buy for an engine shop...
      First you need to invest it in cocaine... ask this fella...



      His money came from the Irish IIRC.

      If you're a "system" bank you can turn it into about $850k with a finger snap claiming future interest profits without actually earning them. But you'd need some kind of piece of paper and a fancy office to indicate that you are in fact a systemic banker.

      The bonus might just be a gift to make sure he doesn't go somewhere else with his private funds. If I were Mr. Government I'd demand some job securities in return.

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      08-21-2012 04:34 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by VikingVR6GTI View Post
      You would think if they were going to hold a press conference for this, they could clean up the graffiti in the background for the photo ops.
      They would have to clean off the graffiti hours before the shoot. Clean walls don't last long in Brooklyn. Especially industrial type buildings. They'd be smart to pay a few local talents to mural their walls first.

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