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OT - For Car Lovers: Some Recent Exotic Spottings

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  • BSR said:
    Not exactly an exotic but my job is engineering a few of these... I'll have to take some pictures around the paddock at the next race.


    This is exotic and then some. Please tell us more. 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,993
    Mick Schumacher and Formula One - dang you are running in extremely top-shelf company right there.  Good move to kick the political trash thread to the curb!
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • BSRBSR Posts: 160
    BSR said:
    Not exactly an exotic but my job is engineering a few of these... I'll have to take some pictures around the paddock at the next race.


    This is exotic and then some. Please tell us more. 

    They're LMP3 we run in IMSA Prototype Challenge and Weathertech. I'll take some pics at Watkins Glen later this month. I just broke my last phone so I actually had to pull that one from Google.
  • EoinEoin Posts: 4,127
    dbCooper said:
    I have a thing for old tractors and machinery, this Buffalo-Springfield got my attention today...

    Nice!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 39,098
    Very cool....reminds me of some of my early cars.  This tractor was invented before the tractor seat, it's so old.
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  • EoinEoin Posts: 4,127
    Very cool....reminds me of some of my early cars.  This tractor was invented before the tractor seat, it's so old.
    You have rust in NOLA? Wet, but no salt?
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 39,098
    Eoin said:
    Very cool....reminds me of some of my early cars.  This tractor was invented before the tractor seat, it's so old.
    You have rust in NOLA? Wet, but no salt?
    I've only been here 30 years.  No salt except from the sea.  Had some rusty old vehicles back when I lived in Texas.

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    Cancel culture is bad, m'kay!....cancel NOLA because he is mean to me! --Bob B !!!
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,295
    dbCooper said:
    I have a thing for old tractors and machinery, this Buffalo-Springfield got my attention today...

     
    Have you been to the Annual Threshing Bee in Madison, SD?  Most of their equipment is well kept up, and runs (some so old they burn coal!) You'll be covered in soot by the end of the day, but really cool.
     
    https://www.travelsouthdakota.com/madison/events/historical-events/prairie-village-annual-steam-threshing-jamboree
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  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,967
    @dbCooper almost a actual steam roller. Looks like maybe a gas engine.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 1,158
    Botch said:
    dbCooper said:
    I have a thing for old tractors and machinery, this Buffalo-Springfield got my attention today...

     
    Have you been to the Annual Threshing Bee in Madison, SD?  Most of their equipment is well kept up, and runs (some so old they burn coal!) You'll be covered in soot by the end of the day, but really cool.
     
    https://www.travelsouthdakota.com/madison/events/historical-events/prairie-village-annual-steam-threshing-jamboree

    @Botch I was not aware of that event, it looks like a good one, thanks for the info.
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  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 1,158
    @dbCooper almost a actual steam roller. Looks like maybe a gas engine.

    @alaskanassasin That is indeed a gas engine, with a updraft carburetor.
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  • One of the sweetest rides I’ve seen around here in a while (and I spotted but didn’t photograph a Maclaren last week).


  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 9,567
    I bet this bike would have a story or two if it could talk....


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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,741
    How about two big gas powered SUVs parked in electric vehicle parking places and blocking the chargers?
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 39,098
    The story might just be "my law firm is doing great and finally I have some leisure time so I can join the non-conformists group of like minded non-conformists"
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,993
    While on car charging systems, the whole infrastructure (charging devices/availability) is a complete new world order from oil powered vehicles.  The oil industry companies sponsored their branded stations but the consumers had a choice as all the vehicles could use any company's fuel.
    With the electrics the manufacturers are doing the installing and since the charging stations and vehicles are not interchangeable it becomes a different way to manage travel.  At least that's how I see it.  FWIW-
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,967
    How about two big gas powered SUVs parked in electric vehicle parking places and blocking the chargers?
     I saw that in a small down town area. First I thought dvck… then I thought why would they put a charge port in a premium parking area. Maybe put the charger somewhere out of the way.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • EoinEoin Posts: 4,127
    How about two big gas powered SUVs parked in electric vehicle parking places and blocking the chargers?
    Unfortunately, that's something you get used to when you drive an EV. No enforcement and the selfish f*&$£#@s don't care. EV charging spots should always be at the far side of the car park, so lazy fat people don't take the spaces because they won't walk 50 yards.
  • EoinEoin Posts: 4,127
    How about two big gas powered SUVs parked in electric vehicle parking places and blocking the chargers?
     I saw that in a small down town area. First I thought dvck… then I thought why would they put a charge port in a premium parking area. Maybe put the charger somewhere out of the way.
    Exacty, but the problem is that they don't want to run a long cable from the building, so nearer is easier to install.
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,741
    lousubcap said:
    While on car charging systems, the whole infrastructure (charging devices/availability) is a complete new world order from oil powered vehicles.  The oil industry companies sponsored their branded stations but the consumers had a choice as all the vehicles could use any company's fuel.
    With the electrics the manufacturers are doing the installing and since the charging stations and vehicles are not interchangeable it becomes a different way to manage travel.  At least that's how I see it.  FWIW-
    In this case they blocked two of the non Tesla level 2 chargers. The Tesla’s places were all unoccupied. 
  • EoinEoin Posts: 4,127
    lousubcap said:
    While on car charging systems, the whole infrastructure (charging devices/availability) is a complete new world order from oil powered vehicles.  The oil industry companies sponsored their branded stations but the consumers had a choice as all the vehicles could use any company's fuel.
    With the electrics the manufacturers are doing the installing and since the charging stations and vehicles are not interchangeable it becomes a different way to manage travel.  At least that's how I see it.  FWIW-
    There is a standard socket and commercial chargers are available to all. Tesla is the only 'exclusive' network.
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,741
    edited July 2021
    As to premium parking places so far I go to 3 locations. The local ElectrifyAmerica fast chargers are locate the greatest distance possible from the stores in the outlet mall though the nearest to the interstate paralling transmission line. The nearest EA station in Alabama is located 10 miles north of Mobile, in the back corner of Walmart parking lot but closer to the road. These level two chargers are located on the first floor of a parking garage but on the backside of the mall and closest only to a Belkes that is going out of business Also there were 10 vacant parking places closer to the store. In all cases access to the local power supply seems to determine the location. 
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,741
    Eoin said:
    lousubcap said:
    While on car charging systems, the whole infrastructure (charging devices/availability) is a complete new world order from oil powered vehicles.  The oil industry companies sponsored their branded stations but the consumers had a choice as all the vehicles could use any company's fuel.
    With the electrics the manufacturers are doing the installing and since the charging stations and vehicles are not interchangeable it becomes a different way to manage travel.  At least that's how I see it.  FWIW-
    There is a standard socket and commercial chargers are available to all. Tesla is the only 'exclusive' network.
    Agreed though Nissan Leafs still use Chademo connectors for fast charging. Plus my local Shell station has : 87 octane unleaded, a mid grade unleaded gasoline, premium gasoline, alcohol free gasoline, and diesel. By my count that is 6 different fuels.
  • BSRBSR Posts: 160
    Snuck my egg and cooler in with my wiring tools for this weekends LMP3 race at Watkins Glen.



    Despite grilling some amazing pork belly and a bunch of other stuff this was the only thing I had time to take a picture of. Fortunately a bunch of people pitched in to cook. We did manage to feed 12 hungry people plus some randoms off a mini max, it did involve a fan but hey still counts.


    Between grilling and working I only managed to take one pic of the actual cars. This was during driver change practice.

  • EoinEoin Posts: 4,127
    Eoin said:
    lousubcap said:
    While on car charging systems, the whole infrastructure (charging devices/availability) is a complete new world order from oil powered vehicles.  The oil industry companies sponsored their branded stations but the consumers had a choice as all the vehicles could use any company's fuel.
    With the electrics the manufacturers are doing the installing and since the charging stations and vehicles are not interchangeable it becomes a different way to manage travel.  At least that's how I see it.  FWIW-
    There is a standard socket and commercial chargers are available to all. Tesla is the only 'exclusive' network.
    Agreed though Nissan Leafs still use Chademo connectors for fast charging. Plus my local Shell station has : 87 octane unleaded, a mid grade unleaded gasoline, premium gasoline, alcohol free gasoline, and diesel. By my count that is 6 different fuels.
    I thought you had CCS2 standardised now?
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,741
    Eoin said:
    Eoin said:
    lousubcap said:
    While on car charging systems, the whole infrastructure (charging devices/availability) is a complete new world order from oil powered vehicles.  The oil industry companies sponsored their branded stations but the consumers had a choice as all the vehicles could use any company's fuel.
    With the electrics the manufacturers are doing the installing and since the charging stations and vehicles are not interchangeable it becomes a different way to manage travel.  At least that's how I see it.  FWIW-
    There is a standard socket and commercial chargers are available to all. Tesla is the only 'exclusive' network.
    Agreed though Nissan Leafs still use Chademo connectors for fast charging. Plus my local Shell station has : 87 octane unleaded, a mid grade unleaded gasoline, premium gasoline, alcohol free gasoline, and diesel. By my count that is 6 different fuels.
    I thought you had CCS2 standardised now?
    CCS except for Tesla’s and Nissan Leafs are still in production using Chademo connectors. Leafs are the last production cars using Chad, the upcoming Ariya uses CCS. Meanwhile all ElectrifyAmerica stations are required to have one Chademo EVSE for use by the older models and also for Teslas that use an adapter plug. Also thousands of older EVSEs remain as Chademo. 
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,967
    has anyone received their Bronco yet? I am still hell bent on getting one, when do you think they will be in stock at the local dealers?
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
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