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BillA1947

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There was only one Edsel that ran in NASCAR's top division-called Grand National. In the 1959 Daytona 500 Paul Bass ran a 1958 Edsel convertible in the race, DNF with engine issues . He did manage to finish ahead of Richard Petty. Only one blurry image of this car seems to exist.

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Cybertruck | Tesla Australia​


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https://www.tesla.com › en_au › cybertruck






With up to 3,500 pounds of payload capacity and adjustable air suspension, Cybertruck is the most powerful tool we have ever built, engineered with 100 cubic feet

- Tesla Motors, 11/11/2023

I live in Australia.

We left the British Imperial System for actual freedom units (
the French were America's allies, yo) in 1974.

Why does Tesla think that Australians know what what a pound or a cubic foot is?

Elmo and his daft Cyberchonk have no idea.
 
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Rollo75

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"We acknowledge the past failures of Cadillac and its parent company General Motors in Australia."
- Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac CEO, 17th Nov 2023

Expected list price for the Cadillac Lyriq? $202,000

Holy Cash Register Nightmare!

Yeah, nah, 'bro. You're going to sell 5 a year.
 

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This is not a hobby. This is a disease and an addiction.

#9 is tuned EBE and sounds bigger and more mellow than any plastic chocolate box has a right to.
 
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TIL that the Dodge Phoenix for Australia was an almost unrelated vehicle to what was in America. This is a case of retooling the aging Dart/Fury forever.
Evidently, the '64 Phoenix in Australia was based on leaked sketches for the '65 Ford Galaxie and got the jump on them.

Every car was a Friday car though... oops.
 
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How come nobody throws laterals in the NFL like they do in Rugby League?

A full wrap around with six or seven passes would totally mess with defensive teams.
 
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It might nice, it might be nice,
To get Hamilton on your side.

It might nice, it might be nice,
To get Hamilton on your side.
 

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There was only one Edsel that ran in NASCAR's top division-called Grand National. In the 1959 Daytona 500 Paul Bass ran a 1958 Edsel convertible in the race, DNF with engine issues . He did manage to finish ahead of Richard Petty. Only one blurry image of this car seems to exist.

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Scott Sandman ran the 1958 Edsel #26 at Heidelberg Speedway in the NASCAR Grand National race on July 22, 1959.
Mike Saathoff ran a 1959 Edsel #38 at Marchbanks Stadium in the NASCAR Grand National/Pacific Coast race on March 12, 1961.
At RacersReunion it's mentioned that Danny Byrd also ran an Edsel but I can't find him and an Edsel in any of his races listed at the Ultimate Racing History site.


Just for S&G's...

Bill Stroppe built an Edsel to compete at Baja with Phil Torres at the wheel - 1706829855141.png - 1706830440800.png
(Not sure who the navigator was. Another side note, my uncle, Ron Graham won his class, 2 seater 1600cc buggy, as the navigator in the 1979 500 with Ron Brandt at the wheel)
The Edsel ran in the 1970s and also ran in the Vintage Class starting as late as 2012.
My grandfather, uncle and cousin ran Baja in buggies but it was the Edsel along with James Garner's AMC and Oldsmobile in the 'sedan' division that floated my boated at Baja. And inspired me to run the Dirt55 cars at off road tracks!!

A lot of people claim the Edsel is ugly but I think it's a fine looking automobile.

Have fun!!
 

DaleTona

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A lot of people claim the Edsel is ugly but I think it's a fine looking automobile.
To me the biggest flaw in the Edsel design is that the horizontal headlights contrast the vertical grill. I think if the headlights were vertical, the grill wouldn't have looked so out of place. Because as seen on cars such as old Alfa's of the era, vertical grills can work, and vertical headlights along with the Edsel's infamous grill could make a cool "3 pronged pontoon" style that I think would work well.

An Edsel without the vertical grill looks generic, so I can see what they were going for. Who knows, I might have to cook up a photoshop to see if my idea holds any water.
 
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DaleTona

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I've had the cockamamie idea to make "hand drawn NR2003 textures." Basically the idea is to take mips from the game, export them, print them, redraw them via pen and paper, scan them, then re-import them as mip files.

It is daft? Yes it is. But I think it would be something uniquely me, and I'm curious on how it would look.
 
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Rollo75

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I've had the cockamamie idea to make "hand drawn NR2003 textures." Basically the idea is to take mips from the game, export them, print them, redraw them via pen and paper, scan them, then re-import them as mip files.

It is daft? Yes it is. But I think it would be something uniquely me, and I'm curious on how it would look.

Is it daft? No.

You'll end up with something organic looking.

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I personally like the look of lo-fi.

One of the brushes in GIMP has a kind of oily crayon look about it.

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Play with the transparency too. That'll give you a smudgy kind of look.

And remember....

Perfect is the enemy of good. Good is the cousin of Fun.
 

DaleTona

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A person on Discord informed me of a unknown fictional car from Days of Thunder.
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This car appeared in the "Give Me Some Lovin" scene, and I've never seen anybody paint this, or hell, didn't even know it even existed until today.
 

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A person on Discord informed me of a unknown fictional car from Days of Thunder.
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This car appeared in the "Give Me Some Lovin" scene, and I've never seen anybody paint this, or hell, didn't even know it even existed until today.
There were actually a handful of these that were just used as extras in scenes that weren't filmed during the actual races. I'm pretty sure there are a couple others but I don't remember them. When I first got into this back in the N4 days the first group I joined was the Days of Thunder Project and they had all this stuff figured out and were working on these cars for N4, but that group died a long time ago.
 
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When I first got into this back in the N4 days the first group I joined was the Days of Thunder Project and they had all this stuff figured out and were working on these cars for N4, but that group died a long time ago.
WOW... I was part of that group also. I worked on the #28. That's where my username comes from, one of the first things I signed up for and I've used it on forums ever since.
 
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HA! That's funny. I worked on the 46 City car but was brand new to painting so it kept getting rejected. That's probably why I am such a stickler about the DoT cars now lol. I'm surprised anyone from that group is still around!
 

DaleTona

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There were actually a handful of these that were just used as extras in scenes that weren't filmed during the actual races. I'm pretty sure there are a couple others but I don't remember them. When I first got into this back in the N4 days the first group I joined was the Days of Thunder Project and they had all this stuff figured out and were working on these cars for N4, but that group died a long time ago.
It would be cool to have them all represented in NR2003. I would take a stab but my knowledge of what cars actually raced in the period is pretty spotty.
 

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