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Chit Chat / Re: Gran Turismo 5
« on: April 01, 2011, 02:20:10 AM »
Wait a minute! Back it up a bit. does this mean we have to find some other driver to take your place?

Hmm, maybe.  It's time for bed now but the short version is I won the national finals in Florida and earned a trip to Silverstone Circuit in England for a week-long racing school and boot-camp where I'll be competing with 15 others from the US for a drive with a pro race team.  I have 2 months to get in awesome physical shape and I haven't done any exercise in 12 years.  Oh boy. :) 

What I end up doing after that will depend on how well I do and what other opportunities might present themselves.  The future is uncertain...

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Chit Chat / Re: Epic Fail
« on: April 01, 2011, 02:17:12 AM »
That's a GMC Sierra!

Or, it was...

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Chit Chat / Re: Gran Turismo 5
« on: March 21, 2011, 01:18:49 AM »
Been playing it off and on.  I did the GT Academy time trials, placed 11th or something like that in the country and I'm waking up in 4 hours to fly to Florida for the live national finals.  This is my opportunity to make it in the racing business.  Wish me luck. :)

PSN ID is GTXf_CudaMan

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Tires & Wheels / Re: Wheels
« on: February 12, 2011, 05:14:33 PM »
Hmm, I think they are 14".... tough to be sure.  They could be 15s with really fat bubbly tires on them.  But I had to bet I'd say 14.

Definitely go for some black ones Mike. :)  Awesome wheels.  Let's see, 15x7 comes in 35mm offset?  Or 38mm?  I wouldn't go higher than 40mm if possible.  +45 wheels get sucked inside the fenders too much IMO.

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Chit Chat / Re: The stig's true identity
« on: February 12, 2011, 05:09:23 PM »
Or was.  TG UK had a new Stig "born" between last season and this season (Stigs grow up fast, it seems).  Funny episode, that Middle Eastern Special.    Ben Collins has moved to Fifth Gear as himself, not the Stig.  New Stig on Top Gear is a mystery man once again.


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Cars / Hey Mike, what is this?
« on: January 17, 2011, 05:03:05 AM »
http://www.gizmodo.jp/2011/01/tas2011kp611300cc_fr.html

Need a translator. ;)  It says "FT-86" in the text but they must simply be referencing that car, since this thing is definitely different.  It looks like a miniature S2000 in its proportions.  The styling is very strange though.

More pics:
http://www.gizmodo.jp/upload_files/110114-tas-DSC-8688.html
http://www.gizmodo.jp/upload_files/110114-tas-DSC-8693.html
http://www.gizmodo.jp/upload_files/110114-tas-DSC-8694.html

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Cars / Re: Toyota Musuem, Dec 25, 2005, Odaiba, Japan
« on: January 14, 2011, 12:46:44 AM »
That's awesome that they let people sit in the ESSO GT500 Supra! 

*Goes to Autotrader to drool over Supra TTs*

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Aero and Fluid Theory / Swan neck wing mounts.
« on: January 08, 2011, 12:13:49 AM »




Always wondered what the advantage was to these things.   :headscratch: Now I know.  :yesnod:

Here's a braniac CFD analysis page for BigMike: http://www.racecaraerodynamics.com/pages/2009%20LeMans%20LMP%20wing%20mounts.html

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Chit Chat / Re: Gran Turismo 5
« on: January 07, 2011, 05:18:41 PM »
I'm looking at a List of Top Gear Episodes and I can't figure out which one you are referring to. Which one is it? I'd like to check it out!

It's a challenge in Gran Turismo 5.  Elise 111R on the Top Gear Test Track at high noon.  With no grip.  :greengrin: Oodles of fun. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2cSdGmrBYY&hd=1


BryanH, is the picture of your IS from actual gameplay? If so, ummm then, WOW I gotta try something newer than Gran Turismo 2 LOL!

Um, yeah, you do. ;)  I've got it set up on a cheap wheel here, let me know if you want to come over for a test drive some time. :)  That IS picture is from Photo Mode, which is basically just a way to take a screen shot in game and get wheel blur effects, for example, if you want them.  The graphics are insane.  I've got lots more Photomode pictures here:  http://www.pbase.com/bryanh/gtphoto

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Chit Chat / Re: Gran Turismo 5
« on: January 05, 2011, 04:15:05 PM »
The car in the top pick? Corolla? TC? I like the exhaust out the side!
It's the Lexus IS, or whatever they call it in Japan now.  Apparently in SuperGT this car is converted to mid-engine.  Crazy huh?  Those ports on the rear door are fuel fillers - the exhaust comes out the back like a normal car.  :yesnod:

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Chit Chat / Re: Gran Turismo 5
« on: January 05, 2011, 12:57:15 AM »
I'm trying to get to the GT Academy finals but finding the physics at the absolute limit are getting a bit weird. 

Finally found an AW11 (NA!) in the used dealer the other night.  Haven't driven it yet.  I do have this mid-engined Toyota though:





Bill how did you like that Top Gear Elise test?  It's a hoot with no aids! :applaus:

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Chit Chat / Re: Gran Turismo 5
« on: January 03, 2011, 03:21:05 PM »
Um.. Gran Turismo?  :shhh:

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Chit Chat / Re: Gran Turismo 5
« on: January 03, 2011, 01:40:03 AM »
Is that one of those games you can't play with a wheel?  :huh:

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Projects and Build-Ups / Re: Bevin's MGB Motivational Thread
« on: December 24, 2010, 03:45:54 PM »

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Cars / Oh Miiike... BigMike to the white courtesy phone!
« on: December 22, 2010, 07:25:36 PM »
Would you like more valves with that?  :willynilly:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/2124295538.html

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