It's not a personal attack when we gather information and opinions based on your actions and what you have chosen to share with us. I told you in the beginning to put down the shovel and stop digging your hole. You didn't listen.
Do yourself a favor and just stop.
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Also how everyone on here seems to taut VW as the best automaker of all time and it's fun to watch those people get their panties in a bunch whenever I post.
Last edited by C4 A6; 10-11-2012 at 12:11 AM.
I have a very low tolerance for doucebagery, but I like to try and give people the benefit of the doubt until they prove that they are in fact a douchebag.
PS, stretched tires aint gonna help you at the track. so you might as well start looking for a real car 'bro'
Fact is, the older we get, the fewer weekly or late night meets we can attend. By extension, you see, meet and hang out with your automotive friends with far less frequency. 7 years ago, I'd meet with people every Thursday night. That no longer happens - fact of life. So everyone I hung out with this weekend were people I may have see 3-4 times over as many months. And THAT is what this show is about, maybe right after the cars, maybe even more so. It is reconnecting with people you do not get to see on the regular, because life gets in the way.
It all boils down to who you hang out with. The house I rented had great people, people you Tom, would get along with. Sure, there was drinking involved, but all 12 of us stayed in the house, didn't drive and didn't disturb anyone.
Remember, much like you try to change the perceptions of Honda owners and drivers here, don't judge a show by a few knuckleheads.
Bsaint - awesome vid. I have always admired your pictures.
The Racing and High-Performance Tire, Using the tire to Tune for Grip and Balance, Paul Haney, 2003, co-published by SAE and TV Motorsports
Selected quotes from an interview with Jim Hall and Brian Redman. Racers from the '50s and '60s:
Jim: “We had started runnin' skid-pad tests, just going round and round on the skid pad. We got good at it and we found out we could balance the car this way. It was a little bit more technical than we could figure out. It would go up to 0.98 Gs one way and only 0.92 Gs the other way. So Firestone told us their tire was built to run on a 7-inch wide rim. I had built some modular wheels and we could vary the width by what mid-sections parts we used. We'd run the tires they gave us on a 7-inch rim and maybe an 8 and a 9 too. The wider rims made the sidewalls stiffer and instead of running a 0.95 average G you'd run a 0.99. So of course we put them on 9-inch rims. Well, we'd go to the next race and the Firestone guys would look and them and say, "We didn't design those tires to run on a 9-inch rim. We better build a new tire.‟ They'd add an inch to the tread. They'd do them quickly too. They can build prototype tires in a hurry. In a couple of weeks they'd have another tire. And we'd run on a 9-inch rim and a 10 and maybe an 11. And we'd find it was better on a wider rim, so it would happen all over again. In a matter of less than a year we went from those narrow little Dunlop Green Spots to a tire that was almost double the width. So that's what happened with me on tires. In the middle '60's, probably '64 or '65, Firestone took us from less than 6 inches of tread width up to 12 inches.”
Paul: “Just because you kept skidpad testing them on wider rims?”
Brian: “Speed on the skidpad is speed around the racetrack”
Jim: “Cornering speed is the key to everything. You can have more horsepower but you got to stop it at the other end. But if you can leave the corner just that much faster, you carry that speed all around the racetrack. The whole thing is cornering speed, basically.”
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Good video no doubt, it must be true, Euro guys trash each other, as a former Honda guy, only on Euro forums do I see so much trolling and ignorance. We all come here b/c we share a common hobby and love for our vehicles, not to slanger each other, I'm pretty sure there's a forum just for that, pretty sure this one isn't it,lol...
Video itself was good. I personally hated the song, but it's just not my type of music.
Missed H20 again this year. For me it was all about just sitting in a lawn chair on the strip and watching car after car roll by. That was 100% more fun than the show. As someone said, the sheer number of modified cars is astounding.
I will go again. In my OEM+ Mk2 16v
your life sucks, you have no social life, which is clear since you made a crying post asking for blue cars cause your life is so blue. just leave. sign out. no one gives your opinions any bit of legitimacy. i've been on here since i was 14 years old; i've seen it all. you're not a special star. no one likes your 'unique' opinions, it has nothing to do with what anyone drives or what brands they like.
nobody likes you, your posts, your dad's car, the fact that you're here so often, the fact that you know how to type, the fact that you ever found vwvortex, nothing.
okay, back to mid-terms.
past affairs - '05 s4 6mt, '03 20th gti (x2), '04 tt 3.2l dsg, '07 wrx, '05 sti, '07 & '08 gsx-r600s
98 wrangler build
the position being taken is not to be mistaken for attempted education or righteous accusation only a description just an observation of the pitiful condition of our degeneration
Who said it has anything to do with drinking the whole weekend?
There was like 30 or so meets each day. People cruised the strip all day and met up in various lots, saw cars and ideas they've never seen before, got to meet new people, see some cars in person that they've only seen online or in magazines and even talk to the people who built them.
Then at night, obviously some choose to go out and drink. It's a vacation. it's ocean city. It was more like 70% about the cars, 30% going out and having fun, and 100% about FUN.
And when you have tens of thousands in attendance, of course you get the occasional douchelords. But they don't make up the majority.
I'm sorry you can't understand that not everybody there was slugging beers 24/7.
You consistently sound like you always have a stick up your ass or something. Afraid that if you ever showed up to one of these events, people would recognize you and ridicule you or something?