Tanshanomi

Tanshanomi

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2 hours ago @ Hooniverse - The GM Firebird III- A... · 0 replies · +1 points

"This certainly IS the the future—your future."

It's easy for me to mock the Firebirds as being way off base, but given the technology they had to work with in 1958, they did a pretty good job of looking forward. We might not have joystick steering or turbine engines, but a lot of what they were working on have come to fruition. The "sonic key" was not too dissimmilar to today's keyless entry systems. The adaptive control computer foresaw today's variable EFI mapping and throttle-by-wire systems. The Firebird's "brake anti-skid device" sounds an awful lot like ABS. There aren't sensors embedded in the road, but we have environmentally-aware systems for lane departure, parallel parking, etc.

Although what we don't have is jet fighter vertical stabilizers, which sucks.
And I still would love to experience what that joystick steering felt like. Bet it was pretty unintuitive at first crack.

4 hours ago @ Hooniverse - Bikes You Should Know:... · 0 replies · +2 points

Still the bike I've attained my personal highest speed on. Now that I'm old and sane and married, a record that will probably remain unbroken.

4 hours ago @ Hooniverse - Classic Captions – T... · 0 replies · +3 points

Wait, that would be appropriate for this week's winner. For a comment about a gold-sided Firemite, I probably should have picked this:



AH, what the hell. I'm feeling generous, take both.

4 hours ago @ Hooniverse - Classic Captions – T... · 1 reply · +1 points

Since nobody else is stepping up to the plate, here's a bottle of Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale on me.

6 hours ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- What ... · 0 replies · +5 points

All of them.

6 hours ago @ Hooniverse - Encyclopedia Hoonatica... · 0 replies · +1 points

Damn, another car I hardly knew existed and now completely want!

6 hours ago @ Hooniverse - Last Call- The Gulf Th... · 0 replies · +1 points

I must be the only one in the world who thinks the Gulf livery is just plain ugly. Baby blue and bright orange? Some designer skipped class the day they covered complementary colors.

6 hours ago @ Hooniverse - Classic Captions – T... · 0 replies · +8 points

"See? I told you it was my parents' Skylark. But what are they doing way out h—...wait, THAT'S NOT MOM!"

22 hours ago @ Hooniverse - Encyclopedia Hoonatica... · 0 replies · +4 points

Borgward = cool.
2-door wagon = cool.

2-Door Borgward Wagon? Yeah...

23 hours ago @ Hooniverse - Encyclopedia Hoonatica... · 0 replies · +3 points

It's has a rear door...plus some awesome.