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Discussion in 'The OT' started by Herdfan, May 1, 2014.
Saw this one today :rolling:
Tony Blake used to use one when he was on a stake out in Baretta so when anyone checked out his car, he would start making out with it.
WA has started letting single-occupant cars use the HOV lames for a fee, as much as $10 per use (based on time-of-day).
At least the dummy is wearing a seat belt!
Fine is pretty cheap -- it would be at least double that in California.
And while I'm riding, I always drink Dos Equis . . .
It's funny and all... but that's the same kind of person violating the HOV lanes that would be saying speed limits don't apply to him. Seems like part of the same problem to me... people who want to abuse loopholes because they don't feel the laws apply to them. I bet while he has his strapped in cardboard cutout he rages about how people should be fined for not driving 10 mph over the posted limit too.
I use to have a Plymouth Duster which I once got up to 100, which to this day is the fastest I ever driven. Next day I got a flat tire and. To this I remember the person changing my tires asking me if I always driven on tollet paper tin tires. It was a wake up call which I have never forgotten.
I've done 200 kph, which sounds faster than its mph equivalent....
I've never raged about other drivers while I have my blow-up passenger strapped beside me.
My '60 T-Bird would bury the needle easily. I think the speedometer went to 145 MPH. Don't have any idea how fast I was really going, (I've always doubted that speed) but the Porsche I kept trying to outrun was much faster. I wasn't riding on the best tires either...stupid thing to do. :nono2:
Still pretty fast. Why did we do those things? Death wishes...nah, visions of immortality. If one of those tires had blown...
One of my many brothers-in-law picked up a mannequin someplace that was going out of business. He used to dress it up and drive around in his Corvette with it in the passenger seat. Didn't have much luck with the ladies. When he wasn't driving around with it, it lived, fully dressed with a wig, in his apartment. Kinda scary...
I once got up over 85 MPH while towing a big U-Haul trailer. I would have been in deep doo-doo if I had a blowout at that speed.
We were reckless when we were young, but we always made sure that the least drunk among us drove us home.
I knew a guy who was pretty car savvy [ aka "motorhead"] who also didn't worry about blowouts until his supped-up [ not sure on spelling] 442 had one.
He got a little more carefull. :righton:
I had a tire come off my spitfire as I was driving down the street [ younger years] when it passed me by I knew I had a problem :rotfl:
We use to toss dice to see who was the least drunk.
I have never had a true blowout (knock on wood), but I did have the front left wheel of my '93 Ford Expedition burn a bearing and lock completely up. Of course the resulting skid mark pretty much flat spotted the tire. I was on a 2-lane road doing 50+ when it happened. I was jerked over about half a lane before I could muscle it over to the right and off the road. If someone had been then at that exact moment, it would have been ugly.
I had a rear axle break apart on I-95 about ten years ago. I had been hearing a faint, metal-on-metal scratching sound when the vehicle was moving, but whenever I jacked and blocked the vehicle, I couldn't replicate it to enable me to find it. Apparently, some bearing was shot and it eventually failed completely. It turned my van into a toboggan. I was in the middle of three lanes and had no trouble steering it off the road.
i never found the wheel, tire and axle section. A replacement, installed cost me about $1,000.
I had a CV joint on a VW come apart once. A couple of the steel balls rolled down the street but the wheel and half-axle stayed in place.