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Location: Ottawa! Well, Manotick, actually...
All it REALLY needs now is one of Phil's fire breathing 600+ hp motors.
Imagine passing say, a 911tt at 130 or so, and watching him lose control in the rear view mirror... 8)

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Mike McCreight wrote:
Imagine passing say, a 911tt at 130 or so, and watching him lose control in the rear view mirror... 8)


Now imagine that, and what passed you has a camper top on it! :haha

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Location: Ottawa! Well, Manotick, actually...
That'd do it. I think it'd be enought to get your doors blown off by a car that he can't quite recognize, but LOOKS a bit like a Subaru that came with a 67 hp engine... :o

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Okay, I guess I can provide some pics here, now that they're all out there from this past weekend's festivities....

Here's a couple from the day I "punted" on trying to get a custom exhaust done, and just tossed the tired Borla setup in there....

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Later that day, I've got it to a drive-able state....
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A few days later, I make the inagural trip out to CT to fetch the camper top that's been stowed under my brother's deck for three years.
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Yep, it truly looks that bad, but it was the only choice for getting everything out to Carlisle.

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Here's a couple from the show that I'll borrow from Ian....

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That thing is just silly.

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Nice. Where in CT is your brother? Should have stopped by! :P

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Nice. Where in CT is your brother? Should have stopped by! :P


Wallingford. It was a pretty quick trip out and back that was as much about getting some shake-down miles on this thing as it was about picking up the cap.

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Ah, nice.

There are a few nice karting places there (On-Track and Willy D's).

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DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
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Suddenly I don't feel so bad about missing Carlisle... :shock:

Actually, it would have been a nice follow up to the Pontiac front end from 2006. Brad, did you do the Pontiac front end just to soften the blow of this vehicle a little bit?

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Brad, did you do the Pontiac front end just to soften the blow of this vehicle a little bit?


Considering my brake situation (or lack thereof), I really could have used some giant air-bags out on the front end this year! :lol:

Remember, function first, form second. I'm pretty sure a bunch of soggy goody bags and t-shirts would not have been a big hit.

I figure this year's edition was kinda like the human body exhibits - not terribly attractive, but fully exposed, revealing details which would otherwise never be seen. Next year, the emperor will have clothes. :lol:

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it may not look too good right now because it needs a little body work and some paint, but it still is 100x better executed than the pontiac nose.

i don't care what anybody says, the camper top rocks the casbah!

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but it still is 100x better executed than the pontiac nose.


That might be a conservative estimate Ian. :lol: The Pontiac nose was never meant to be well-executed or engineered.

It's been very rewarding and humbling to get positive feedback from people whom I respect for their knowledge and abilities. I think they're able to see through the unfinished state to recognize what's there.

That said, I don't know that I can agree with your assessment of the camper top Ian! :lol: But damn, if you don't mind the horrific look, it really is surprisingly roomy in there! :beats head

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You know Brad, as much as I've hated on your idea and as much as I currently hate your idea, I kinda like it at the same time for some reason. 8)

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I mentioned it to Brad, and maybe others had a similar reaction on seeing it up front and personal rather than through the photos here: I was struck by how much smaller it seemed in real life--looking at it in so many photos left an impression of something larger, El Camino or Ranchero-like. :shock:

YMMV 8)

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