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      03-15-2019 07:42 AM #1
      Been going to OBX for 30 years, so this is nothing new. Just still amazing what people take on the beach. Yeesh!

      https://pilotonline.com/news/local/a...ntent=headline

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      03-15-2019 08:16 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Cooper View Post
      Been going to OBX for 30 years, so this is nothing new. Just still amazing what people take on the beach. Yeesh!

      https://pilotonline.com/news/local/a...ntent=headline
      That 911 had the rally lights, wanted to do Baja 1000style on the dunes.

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      The sand is so soft out there that if you can’t keep a lot of momentum so you can get over the ruts and soft spots, you really need something with true 4wd and low range. When the traffic gets slow or thick the lower awd utes and such get stuck really quick.
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      03-15-2019 08:22 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Cooper View Post
      Been going to OBX for 30 years, so this is nothing new. Just still amazing what people take on the beach. Yeesh!

      https://pilotonline.com/news/local/a...ntent=headline
      Saw the same article last night.

      My buddy managed to sink his Ram from not airing down the tires. I pulled him out - and many, MANY others out of a hole they dug with my old Range Rover. The sand out there is so fine and soft!

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      03-15-2019 08:26 AM #4
      Back in the 80's my stepfather bought an old beat up 67 Chevy Impala, we put bald tires on it and about 15 lbs of air in the tires. Put it on the ferry in Davis and used it on Cape Lookout National Seashore for driving up and down the beach when surf fishing. Took the trunk lid off for easy access to the large coleman cooler, welded fishing rod holders on the sides of the car. It was a blast.

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      03-15-2019 09:15 AM #5
      Stupid article. Dodge Challengers aren't sports cars.

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      03-15-2019 09:23 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      Stupid article. Dodge Challengers aren't sports cars.
      The general public doesn't even know the difference. It the same people that only drive SUVs/CUVs.
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      03-15-2019 09:25 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by CruznMalibu View Post
      Back in the 80's my stepfather bought an old beat up 67 Chevy Impala, we put bald tires on it and about 15 lbs of air in the tires. Put it on the ferry in Davis and used it on Cape Lookout National Seashore for driving up and down the beach when surf fishing. Took the trunk lid off for easy access to the large coleman cooler, welded fishing rod holders on the sides of the car. It was a blast.
      that sounds like a blast! As much as I love pretty cars and those that are kept in immaculate condition, there is much to admire about a beater car that be used simply as a tool for enjoying the great outdoors. Driving around the Delmarva Peninsula I see lots of Jeeps and pickup trucks with surf fishing rod holders affixed to them. It's a lifestyle thing.

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      03-15-2019 09:30 AM #8
      posted in the DIW thread, where this belongs... unless you're planning to upkeep this thread with more car stuck on beach photos, that is.

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      03-15-2019 10:33 AM #9
      A good sunburn and some Captain Morgan, and Mike from accounting thinks hes in the Baja 500.

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      03-17-2019 10:44 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      A good sunburn and some Captain Morgan, and Mike from accounting thinks hes in the Baja 500.

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      03-17-2019 11:04 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      Stupid article. Dodge Challengers aren't sports cars.
      Sports car just means looks fast to the general population.

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      03-17-2019 01:11 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Sports car just means looks fast to the general population.
      sporty = 2 doors. Ask a used car salesman or an insurance agent.
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      03-18-2019 10:52 AM #13
      During my trip the only two vehicles I saw stuck were a Chevrolet Silverado that couldn't get 4x4 to engage (typical GM) which was pulled out by another early Bronco that was staying a few houses down from us. The other was a Subaru which I pulled out. I'm not sure if it lost traction or blew the engine because Subaru.

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