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James Clark

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« Reply #80 on: July 10, 2018, 05:27:19 PM »

If Keith is reading this, he will be sure to agree with your last line, at the very least!

:-)

Is Keith an Aston or 911 fan?  Good taste if so  ;)

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« Reply #81 on: July 10, 2018, 05:29:43 PM »

Let's wait for him to leap in like Lester...

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« Reply #82 on: July 11, 2018, 07:32:09 AM »

If Keith is reading this, he will be sure to agree with your last line, at the very least!

:-)

He is and he does.

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« Reply #83 on: July 11, 2018, 08:31:29 AM »

He is and he does.

;-)

As I said, excellent taste ;)
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Re: Love Those Cars!
« Reply #84 on: July 12, 2018, 11:21:52 AM »

Here's one more from that same day, just for fun :)

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« Reply #85 on: July 12, 2018, 04:38:24 PM »

Here's one more from that same day, just for fun :)

Thatís pretty.
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« Reply #86 on: July 12, 2018, 09:38:36 PM »

Thatís pretty.

Much appreciated.  We had a fun time - empty track, great light, a few Porsches, a Ferrari and a BMW M2 to play with.  Not a bad way to spend a Sunday morning.
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« Reply #87 on: July 13, 2018, 01:43:43 PM »

Much appreciated.  We had a fun time - empty track, great light, a few Porsches, a Ferrari and a BMW M2 to play with.  Not a bad way to spend a Sunday morning.

I should say not!
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« Reply #88 on: July 27, 2018, 12:01:41 PM »

I thought this might be of interest for all of us who think today cars all look the same (bold mine):

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/designer-genes-how-regulations-dictate-the-look-of-new-cars

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Car design is far from a purely aesthetic pursuit. In addition to accommodating all manner of engineering needs, designers must work within tight regulatory constraints. In our hyperregulated modern world, the government dictates nearly every aspect of car design, from the size and color of the exterior lighting elements to how sharp the creases stamped into sheetmetal can be.


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« Reply #89 on: July 27, 2018, 08:16:50 PM »

C&D is overstating a bit, I think.  I'd agree that the EU pedestrian impact standards have had a massive effect on a couple aspects of design,  but much of the rest is largely detail-oriented.  The reason we don't see beautiful performance cars anymore is as much a product of an obsession with performance and Nurburgring times (and hence aero, both active and passive, and cooling) as it is any sort of regulatory requirement.

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« Reply #90 on: July 27, 2018, 08:54:50 PM »

It looks as if every auto maker was using the same design software with the same presets

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« Reply #91 on: August 01, 2018, 12:04:48 PM »

I came across this one last night on a real estate photo gig while looking for an "across the valley" kind of shot. I couldn't get that shot due to private property but I did find this beauty. 
Dodge Polara, probably mid-1960's. The third pair of lights appears to be an add-on.

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« Reply #92 on: August 02, 2018, 10:40:07 AM »

C&D is overstating a bit, I think.  I'd agree that the EU pedestrian impact standards have had a massive effect on a couple aspects of design,  but much of the rest is largely detail-oriented.  The reason we don't see beautiful performance cars anymore is as much a product of an obsession with performance and Nurburgring times (and hence aero, both active and passive, and cooling) as it is any sort of regulatory requirement.

And here I was, thinking it was US regulations that forced the MGB and Fiat X1/9 to adopt those ugly, overly large bumpers!

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« Reply #93 on: August 05, 2018, 02:51:41 PM »

Speaking of wind-tunnel influenced designs ... this classic seems to be an early attempt (I have no idea if it indeed had anything to do with wind tunnels).

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« Reply #94 on: August 05, 2018, 02:55:14 PM »

Americans are known for their love affair with the national flag. Seems that possibilities for display are as imaginative as they are endless:

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« Reply #95 on: August 06, 2018, 08:57:19 AM »

Speaking of wind-tunnel influenced designs ... this classic seems to be an early attempt (I have no idea if it indeed had anything to do with wind tunnels).


At last! A car more difficult to reverse accurately than my Fiesta! I guess that's the incentive that prompted Lambo to have uni-directional vision as a featured goodie.

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« Reply #96 on: August 06, 2018, 09:55:15 AM »

Thatís called progress, Rob. No looking back ;)

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« Reply #97 on: August 06, 2018, 11:09:40 AM »

 
Thatís called progress, Rob. No looking back ;)
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