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The Car Enthusiasts Club

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-09-22 11:32:22


Hmm...
Have you ever seen 120 Ferraris?
There was a Testarossa there I belive. As well as a 250 GTO! Or 288... I can't never seem to remember?

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-09-22 20:38:46


At 9/22/09 11:32 AM, alexsmolik wrote: Hmm...
Have you ever seen 120 Ferraris?

Damn you! You always have a better story XD

There was a Testarossa there I belive. As well as a 250 GTO! Or 288... I can't never seem to remember?

I think i saw more than 1 Testarossa there. And yeah, i think i seen a few GTO's aswell. Nice vid!

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-09-23 05:58:09


Seeing as everybody is talking about Ferrari's, my fav is the F40. Hands down :]


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-09-23 10:05:23


At 9/23/09 05:58 AM, Officer wrote: Seeing as everybody is talking about Ferrari's, my fav is the F40. Hands down :]

Well, to be honest, it's funny you should mention the Ferrari F40 as your favorite car.
I just happen to have it on film! =D

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-09-23 13:08:15


At 9/23/09 05:58 AM, Officer wrote: Seeing as everybody is talking about Ferrari's, my fav is the F40. Hands down :]

yeah an amazing car,same year i was born to.

And this is when i went to the ferrari factory

Here are some more pictures from my visit::

F1

Ferrari 550 GT

360 GT

EVO.

Testarosa

F40

355

Those Gates

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-02 18:17:55


Oh. My. God. Dare I say the spot of my life?

Pearl white Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce (SV) being delivered.
Now if that doesn't make you LOVE the Raging bull ? I don't know what will.
Maybe this picture.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-06 13:53:22



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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-06 14:58:17


Love the lambo,cant wait to see the next model.

i was wondering what cars do people drive in this club??


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-06 20:51:34


At 10/6/09 02:58 PM, cronic-22 wrote: Love the lambo,cant wait to see the next model.

Damn, that is a nice lambo. I've always loved Lamborghini's, since i was like 8. The Countach was the one that made me like them so much.

i was wondering what cars do people drive in this club??

I'm not even gonna say what i drive after seeing all those supercars XD

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-07 07:06:54


At 10/6/09 08:51 PM, Life-Stream wrote:
At 10/6/09 02:58 PM, cronic-22 wrote: i was wondering what cars do people drive in this club??

I've got an 87' 300zx.

I'm not even gonna say what i drive after seeing all those supercars XD

Why not? So what if somebody has a nicer car? I'll bet that most of those cars... the owners probably don't even know how to open the hood. I don't respect "Super" cars, or their drivers for that matter, any more then any other car on the road. Usually they're owned by super rich jerks, with more money then knowledge, so they just went out and bought something that's supposed to be fast.

This isn't to say that I wouldn't want to own a 911 RUF, or an Aston, but there are honestly quite a few cars I would rather put that money into instead. The only super car I would ever buy though would be a Pagani Zonda C-12S.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-07 12:32:52


I don't even have my driving licence...
I'm french, and live in Paris. We have public transportations, therefore I don't see the direct use, yet.
I'll do that later! ^^


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-07 13:46:54


lol its not like anyone in this club is going to have supercars!!

87' 300zx :: sweet car, although i did have to look it up on google!! (i know the car just not the name!!)

I drive an Alfa Mito,great little car,i literally just upgraded from my 51 plate renault clio,great little car that was especially for a first timer.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-07 19:20:35


At 10/7/09 12:32 PM, alexsmolik wrote: I don't even have my driving licence...
I'm french, and live in Paris. We have public transportations, therefore I don't see the direct use, yet.
I'll do that later! ^^

Public transport is good if you live in big cities, like Paris or London, but it's good to have a nice drive every now and then.

At 10/7/09 01:46 PM, cronic-22 wrote: I drive an Alfa Mito,great little car,i literally just upgraded from my 51 plate renault clio,great little car that was especially for a first timer.

Nice. The Mito is brand new right? Cost alot?

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-08 06:13:56


At 10/7/09 01:46 PM, cronic-22 wrote: lol its not like anyone in this club is going to have supercars!!

Well indeed, I just don't like seeing people get discouraged about their car is all. I go to a lot of car shows, and all of the stupid prejudice against different kinds of cars really pisses me off. The hierarchy usually goes:
Supercar>Vintage Sports>High End Sports>Muscle Car>Low End Sports>Hot Hatch>Sleeper
In case your wondering, here's an example of each.
Supercar- Ferrari, Lambo, Pagani, etc...

Vintage Sports- Basically the old versions of Ferrari, Lambo, Porsche, etc... Like the old Porsche Spider bath tubs.

High End Sports- Current Porsches, Corvette (ZR1, Callaway, Z06), R35 Skyline. Basically any "Sports car" that cost's $70,000+

Muscle Car- Chevelle's, Camaro's, Mustang's, Willy's, Toreno's.

Low End Sports- The retro sports cars from the eighties. 84-88 300ZX, Mk-3 Supra, FC Rx-7's.

Hot Hatch - Honda Ek/Eg Hatch, 240Sx's, Pulsars, Celica's, Celica Supra's.

Sleeper- The family sedans that look like a grocery getter, but make 600 lb/ft at the wheels. Those cars that you see at a car show, and say, "What the hell is this doing here?" Then you realize it's a Ford Taurus Sho, or something.

Another way to put it would be by the number of cylinders:
12+>10>8>6>4
Obviously there are exceptions, but that's just how it seems. Well around here anyways, but this is a city fueled by over indulgence, greed, and gluttony.

87' 300zx :: sweet car, although i did have to look it up on google!! (i know the car just not the name!!)

Thank you. There is lots of information about it in my blogs on my userpage.

I drive an Alfa Mito,great little car,i literally just upgraded from my 51 plate renault clio,great little car that was especially for a first timer.

Ooh, I really like the GTA model from what I see. The other one looks a lot like most hatches coming out of Europe, and being that I don't know much about the Euro scene, I really have no place to say. The GTA is right up my alley though.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-08 19:06:24


At 10/8/09 06:13 AM, TheFaces wrote: Ooh, I really like the GTA model from what I see. The other one looks a lot like most hatches coming out of Europe, and being that I don't know much about the Euro scene, I really have no place to say. The GTA is right up my alley though.

I like them both. I don't think the mito looks alot like most european hatches to be honest. I've seen a few of them driving around and they are aesthetically nicer than the majority.

That GTA does look hot though.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-09 05:31:50


At 10/8/09 07:06 PM, Life-Stream wrote:
At 10/8/09 06:13 AM, TheFaces wrote: Ooh, I really like the GTA model from what I see. The other one looks a lot like most hatches coming out of Europe, and being that I don't know much about the Euro scene, I really have no place to say. The GTA is right up my alley though.
I like them both. I don't think the mito looks alot like most european hatches to be honest. I've seen a few of them driving around and they are aesthetically nicer than the majority.

Well the Porsche Cayenne springs to mind. I guess it's just because it's a compact hot hatch. It's going to resemble most others, but I would probably like it more if I saw it in real life.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-09 06:13:13


At 10/9/09 05:31 AM, TheFaces wrote: Well the Porsche Cayenne springs to mind.

Porsche Cayanne? That's like a 4x4! The thing's huge. That's similar to the VW Toureg or the Audi Q7.

The Mito is really quite compact and small, more along the lines of the Renault Clio, Citroen C4, VW Golf etc...

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-09 07:37:43


How could you guys say you like ferraris yet fail to mention the '57 250 Testa rossa?!

btw, can I join?

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-10 07:05:40


At 10/9/09 07:37 AM, HighWayStar365 wrote: How could you guys say you like ferraris yet fail to mention the '57 250 Testa rossa?!
btw, can I join?

I like Ferrari's but it don't mean I know every Ferrari ever made. I've never even seen that testarossa o_o

Looks awesome though.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-10 07:47:44


At 10/10/09 07:05 AM, Life-Stream wrote: I like Ferrari's but it don't mean I know every Ferrari ever made. I've never even seen that testarossa o_o

Looks awesome though.

To bad it costs thirteen MILLION dollars. (u.s.)

On an unrelated note, who likes those Lancia Stratos?

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-11 05:36:58


At 10/9/09 06:13 AM, Life-Stream wrote:
At 10/9/09 05:31 AM, TheFaces wrote: Well the Porsche Cayenne springs to mind.
Porsche Cayanne? That's like a 4x4! The thing's huge. That's similar to the VW Toureg or the Audi Q7.

The Mito is really quite compact and small, more along the lines of the Renault Clio, Citroen C4, VW Golf etc...

I didn't mean as far as size itself. I was speaking more of the lines.
Just look at this picture, and then scroll up to the other one.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-11 05:38:33


At 10/9/09 07:37 AM, HighWayStar365 wrote: How could you guys say you like ferraris yet fail to mention the '57 250 Testa rossa?!
btw, can I join?

Probably because it looks like a red Batmobile. : P

Sure, why not?

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-11 07:44:30


At 10/10/09 07:47 AM, HighWayStar365 wrote: On an unrelated note, who likes those Lancia Stratos?

I always used to love the Lancia Delta. As square as they are they can look pretty nice.

At 10/11/09 05:36 AM, TheFaces wrote: I didn't mean as far as size itself. I was speaking more of the lines.
Just look at this picture, and then scroll up to the other one.

I suppose it does a little bit. Is that a new model Cayanne?

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-11 08:05:45


So, how about that internal combustion engine then? Pretty nifty contraption if you ask me.

I really should come here more often, seeing as I was one of the first here. *sigh*

And I want Top Gear back on the telly, NOW.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-16 12:51:23


At 10/10/09 07:47 AM, HighWayStar365 wrote:
At 10/10/09 07:05 AM, Life-Stream wrote: I like Ferrari's but it don't mean I know every Ferrari ever made. I've never even seen that testarossa o_o

Looks awesome though.
To bad it costs thirteen MILLION dollars. (u.s.)

On an unrelated note, who likes those Lancia Stratos?

that is also one of my fav cars of all time, a supercar for the dirt, and that paint job is one of the best of all time.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-16 12:52:34


Oh and heres my car ; )

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-22 23:06:10


At 10/16/09 12:52 PM, cronic-22 wrote: Oh and heres my car ; )

Man, there is SOOOO much I would love to do to that car.
The looks just grow on you. After I got used to it I couldn't help but think of all the body/paint work I would like to do.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-10-23 07:55:06


At 10/22/09 11:06 PM, TheFaces wrote: Man, there is SOOOO much I would love to do to that car.
The looks just grow on you. After I got used to it I couldn't help but think of all the body/paint work I would like to do.

lol. It is a sexy little thing. I would personally change the alloys though. I've never been a big fan of 3 spokes.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-11-30 21:17:49


Imma throw something out there. Doesn't it make sense to put the drive where the engine (nearly all of the cars weight) is? E.G. Fwd in a front engine car, Rwd in a rear/mid engine car, and of corse all wheel drive is nice in any case.

What I want to focus on though is Fwd (Front engine obviously as well). I have been noticing that a fair amount of people criticize moding a Fwd, and argue that putting more power into a Rwd (Engine in front) would be better. Lets look at the advantages of Fwd cars: higher traction, faster acceleration, stronger gripping on turns, lighter (due less metal being extended to turn the wheels), and over a more efficient car. The disadvantage is a "pull" while accelerating instead of the "push" provided by Rwd. You see it all the time in 1/4 mile races, the Hot Hatch beats the mustang almost every time.

Oh and so far I'm liking how my Integra is coming out. I'm working on the aesthetics and upkeep first. I got 4 new sony explodes, Xenon Yellow after-market headlights, a Zinc-crested stainless steel cut-out grille (From Grillecraft), new wiring, new belts, and high-traction tires, doing all except the tires and belts myself. I plan on putting in some interior lighting (yellow of corse), cleaning under the bonnet entirely and painting the engine block yellow, painting the brakes yellow, do a little bit of gutting (took out the spare tire already and riped out rusty metal from the trunk), either installing a short-ram or a cold air intake, and Apexi-N1 exhaust. I'm keeping the rims stock (they are heavy enough and provide excellent acceleration and grip) and I am not making any more engine modifications, as I do not want to spend the dough nor lose the mpgs.

Sorry I wrote so much, but if ya got the time tell me what you think. Its a 1999 Acura Integra Ls 1.8L DOHC Non-Vtec automatic. I'll update with pictures after the grille arrives and I put it on.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-11-30 22:46:43


At 10/11/09 08:05 AM, BobbaQ wrote:
So, how about that internal combustion engine then? Pretty nifty contraption if you ask me.

Yeah, a bit too intricate. Lets compare it to an electric car motor. For starters, only 35% of the energy produced by a combustion engine is actually put into moving the wheels, the rest is given off as heat. An electric car motor puts 85% of the power generated towards the wheels (It also requires a smaller liquid cooling system, which reduces weight). When you want to increase the horse power to weight ratio of a normal combustion engine, you either have to buy expensive and gas gulping superchargers, attach turbos which takes higher gears and revs to produce more power, increase engine liters, or replace heavy engine parts with expensive and lighter aluminum or alloy metals. All you have to do to an electric car is increase the size of the motor, or increase the amps flown out of the batteries. With Combustion engines take up a much larger amount of space than a electric motor and generator, requiring more car, reducing acceleration and efficiency. Electric motors produce 100% torque before you even touch the accelerator, combustion engines have to build up torque over switching gears. An electric motor revs almost twice as much as a gasoline engine, up to 14,000 rpm (more in electric dragsters). The are over 100 moving parts in a combustion engine, under the hood in an electric car there are only two, the motor and generator; 4 if you count the wheels and A/C fans. In countries like Switzerland, you can even recharge a battery faster than you can fill up a gas tank. There are companies that have set up charging stations that mechanically swap out an empty battery pack for a charged one, and you pay only a few dollars (around $3 U.S.). Electric motors are indisputably more reliable than a combustion engine, only requiring service every 100,000 miles (usually only to wind and lubricate the motor). When you purchase an electric car, some governments (Including the U.S.) may give you incentives or grants. These grants may be in excess of $5,000, depending on the type of vehicle you purchase. On average with gas around $2.50/gal, It costs $35 to fill a 14-gal tank, it costs only a little over $3 to fully charge a battery pack of the average electric car. Charging electric cars over night makes use of the wasted electricity provided by power plants, producing virtually no extra greenhouse gases. An electric car usually only has 3 settings with one gear (some with 2 gears for some reason), park, reverse (except for racing motors), and drive. There isn't any time-consuming gear-shifting in an electric car, nor any extra weight provided by a transmission (its all digital).

Now I know electricity has three setbacks (two of which are solved already in certain cases), miles on a charge, charge time, and lack of noise for some is a drawback. If you are loaded enough to buy a highly superb electric car ($108k before tax benefits and grants) , then the Tesla Roadster blows two of the setback out of the water. It gets 244 miles to the charge, and can be charged to 75% power in less than 3 hours, or in 8 with a normal charge. The average american worker puts in 8 hours of labor a day, so that settles nicely, just charge your car while your at work. Also, the average individual car trip in America is only composed of just 10 miles. This car travels 0-60mph in 3.7 sec (2010 Tesla Roadster Sport, it doesn't cost any more than the hard top) with only 248 horse power. That is impossible for a mass-produced gasoline car. As for the noise, electric cars do produce a sound, much like a power-drill hooked up to batteries that draw out enough amps to produce 14,000 Rpm. It sounds very intense, too intense for the majority of the population, and the noise is dampened a little under the bonnet (as there is no exhaust flow). Instead, why not turn up the radio instead? If that doesn't work for you, then you can always purchase a sound box that produces sounds similar to a Lambo or a Ferrari, and you'll have the speed to show for it. There, all cliche' electric car setbacks solved. Also keep this in mind, as technology advances, strides in electric automotive engineering will too. Battery technology grows rapidly every, along with computer processing power. All electronics are getting smaller, more powerful, more capable, and more efficient, with each passing year. Electric cars will in return, follow the same growth, as they are powered by batteries and motors, which are in every electronic device.

Once again, sorry for writing alot, just want to make my point.