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Lew Barrett
05-31-2017, 07:01 PM
Actually, the article uses another Anglo Saxon term for "messes."

LINK (http://jalopnik.com/how-a-rolls-royce-fucks-with-your-brain-1794233861)

Paul Pless
05-31-2017, 07:05 PM
hillarious, wonder if he's driven a bentley. . .

bamamick
05-31-2017, 07:20 PM
I have never even seen but a few Rolls. My niece's dad left her a Silver Shadow in his will. Right hand driver and everything. The grill had been damaged at some point and to replace it was over 5k US years ago. She wound up selling it to a guy in North Carolina.

In the late 1970's a friend of mine asked me to drive his Burt Reynolds-like Trans Am home from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. This is usually about a three, three and a half hour drive that I made in a little over two hours. I have never been an aggressive driver or one to take unnecessary chances, yet I was driving 100 mph on dark two lane roads and loving every minute of it. I only wish the trip had lasted longer.

A bad-arsed car can change your personality, this I know. That being the case driving a 350k Rolls can probably turn you into a snob, and a 1974 Toyota Carolla with a hole in the exhaust and a leaky windshield can probably give you a pretty crummy outlook on life. I don't imagine any of us would want to admit we let our lives be messed up by driving a crummy car, but I expect that it happens.

Mickey Lake

skuthorp
05-31-2017, 07:24 PM
When I was a kid a local man had a silver ghost chassied WW1 armoured car.
Registered and all but minus the turret and gun.

Paul Pless
05-31-2017, 07:28 PM
driving a 350k Rolls can probably turn you into a snobRR's are for being driven around in; Bentley's are for the 'gentleman' who drives himself.

bamamick
05-31-2017, 07:39 PM
Paul, you know what it's like down here. I have seen all kinds of sporty cars around Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, etc., but around here? We have tons of German cars and half the guys that work for me have $40K in their trucks, but Maseratis and such we do not have.

I don't remember seeing a Bentley around town. I did see a beautiful older Jag in the employee parking lot as l left today.

Mickey Lake

Garret
05-31-2017, 07:54 PM
Paul, you know what it's like down here. I have seen all kinds of sporty cars around Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, etc., but around here? We have tons of German cars and half the guys that work for me have $40K in their trucks, but Maseratis and such we do not have.

I don't remember seeing a Bentley around town. I did see a beautiful older Jag in the employee parking lot as l left today.

Mickey Lake

Only 40K in their trucks??? Pikers! Cheapskates! Or maybe you're misunderestimating the amount... One can easily (if not intelligently) put 60-70K into a truck straight from the dealer - no aftermarket stuff added at all.

bamamick
05-31-2017, 08:04 PM
Being honest, I don't how much they cost, I just keep hearing them say that they refuse to pay $60-70K but they are all driving trucks a heck of a lot nicer than my 1999 F-250 or my 2002 Explorer Sport-Trac. :)

Mickey Lake

Phillip Allen
05-31-2017, 08:52 PM
I drive the speed limit... fast cars don't do anything for me... if my identity is tied up in a car then I don't have an identity...

Paul Pless
05-31-2017, 08:53 PM
aw shucks

Phillip Allen
05-31-2017, 08:57 PM
who?... :)

Breakaway
05-31-2017, 09:17 PM
I drive my trucks into the ground, then, after 250-275K miles, I start with a new three-year old used truck.

Still, I do appreciate fine cars for the fine machinery that they are. I just have no desire to own one, not even a "fine" truck.

Kevin

Lew Barrett
05-31-2017, 09:25 PM
I drive the speed limit... fast cars don't do anything for me... if my identity is tied up in a car then I don't have an identity...


Did you follow the link, Phillip? Cause it's got nothing to do with fast cars.

Phillip Allen
05-31-2017, 09:26 PM
He never even followed the link or he wouldn't have said that.

yes I did... you should give more credit for holding my own thoughts

Lew Barrett
05-31-2017, 09:34 PM
I drive my trucks into the ground, then, after 250-275K miles, I start with a new three-year old used truck.

Still, I do appreciate fine cars for the fine machinery that they are. I just have no desire to own one, not even a "fine" truck.

Kevin

If you haven't followed the link.......


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w28ckJX1uBk

C. Ross
05-31-2017, 10:06 PM
You had me at attendez la crème.

Breakaway
05-31-2017, 10:16 PM
If you haven't followed the link.......

Ya lost me.

Kevin

Jimmy W
05-31-2017, 10:35 PM
The most impressive luxury car that I have seen was the Maybach 62.

https://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/900x600/268643.jpg

L.W. Baxter
05-31-2017, 10:47 PM
The most impressive luxury car that I have seen was the Maybach 62.

https://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/900x600/268643.jpg

For some reason made me think of Burn After Reading. "That's fantastic."

The Bigfella
06-01-2017, 12:03 AM
RR's are for being driven around in; Bentley's are for the 'gentleman' who drives himself.

My former boss traded her XKR convertible in on a Bentley. She is no gentleman.

pipefitter
06-01-2017, 12:58 AM
Only 40K in their trucks??? Pikers! Cheapskates! Or maybe you're misunderestimating the amount... One can easily (if not intelligently) put 60-70K into a truck straight from the dealer - no aftermarket stuff added at all.

Bamamick has it about right. $40k worth of bolt-ons and crate motors. The savings comes from the fact that rednecks work on their own trucks. I know a lot of rednecks with money. They all know somebody who knows somebody who knows. They have airboats, swamp buggies, bass boats, quads, mostly all traded for and borrowed back and forth.

Once you're in the good ol' boy network, you're in. My car recently messed up and I didn't have time to figure out what was wrong with it. I fit in because I can weld anything and they find me indispensable for these custom trucks at times.

Anyhow, one redneck I know, dropped the keys to this in my hands and said to drive it as long as I need to. I built the aluminum deck frames for his daughter's boat.
https://scontent.ftpa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18738664_10210887832645963_7265594785029167235_o.j pg?oh=77a9993feccc7c2be5199a295277b180&oe=59A5823C

Word of my dilemma got around the 'good ol' boy' network and I ended up with this for a grand and a couple jet ski cooler racks! It's spotless inside, underneath and throughout. They set it up with a new, professionally installed, manual trans, new front and rear suspension, rims and tires and even the spare is new! Doesn't leak a drop of oil and the AC blows frosty cold.
https://scontent.ftpa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18739225_10210880299057628_8869765974991640089_o.j pg?oh=c3127faf44f9846ae7d64dac5b0981bc&oe=59AAE35F

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
06-01-2017, 01:50 AM
RR's are for being driven around in; Bentley's are for the 'gentleman' who drives himself.

Rolls - Custom bodied Beemer
Bently - Custom bodied Audi.

Garret
06-01-2017, 06:54 AM
Nice Tacoma! They are great little trucks. Sounds like "what goes around comes around" - which is a very good thing.

John Meachen
06-01-2017, 03:31 PM
What the more discreet gentleman might drive.

https://s14-eu5.ixquick.com/cgi-bin/serveimage?url=https:%2F%2Fspct2000.files.wordpres s.com%2F2015%2F02%2F1976-bristol-411-1.jpg&sp=6039d0eb8611ff6def9189cce675d5d1

Some don't even have a maker's badge.

Rum_Pirate
06-01-2017, 03:45 PM
This is the Rolls Royce I'd love to have for a while, better even to be chauffeured around in it.

http://www.classicandsportscar.ltd.uk/images_catalogue/large/rolls-royce-20-25_11377.jpg

Lew Barrett
06-01-2017, 06:40 PM
Ya lost me.

Kevin

He tells her to wait for the cream, but it's not just a suggestion. Gotta read the link, and that's an order!

Lew Barrett
06-01-2017, 07:57 PM
I could and should have predicted this would turn into a "Victorian era Rolls Royces I can find online" thread. But I never would have come up with "how Cowboy Cadillac non-truck trucks rule." Have at it but you really need to read the link! It's hilarious.

Paul Pless
06-01-2017, 08:10 PM
I read it

LeeG
06-01-2017, 09:14 PM
I have never even seen but a few Rolls. My niece's dad left her a Silver Shadow in his will. Right hand driver and everything. The grill had been damaged at some point and to replace it was over 5k US years ago. She wound up selling it to a guy in North Carolina.

In the late 1970's a friend of mine asked me to drive his Burt Reynolds-like Trans Am home from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. This is usually about a three, three and a half hour drive that I made in a little over two hours. I have never been an aggressive driver or one to take unnecessary chances, yet I was driving 100 mph on dark two lane roads and loving every minute of it. I only wish the trip had lasted longer.

A bad-arsed car can change your personality, this I know. That being the case driving a 350k Rolls can probably turn you into a snob, and a 1974 Toyota Carolla with a hole in the exhaust and a leaky windshield can probably give you a pretty crummy outlook on life. I don't imagine any of us would want to admit we let our lives be messed up by driving a crummy car, but I expect that it happens.

Mickey Lake

Not unless that Corolla was where you made out w an exciting young woman.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
06-02-2017, 03:59 AM
What the more discreet gentleman might drive.

https://s14-eu5.ixquick.com/cgi-bin/serveimage?url=https:%2F%2Fspct2000.files.wordpres s.com%2F2015%2F02%2F1976-bristol-411-1.jpg&sp=6039d0eb8611ff6def9189cce675d5d1

Some don't even have a maker's badge.

The Chairman of my former employers, a British family firm, drives one. He has owned it since he passed his driving test, and his parents allowed him to have it on condition that he did all the work on it himself. He's a bit too busy to do that, now. These cars are like Saville Row suits; they don't need a "brand".

John of Phoenix
06-02-2017, 11:28 AM
From the (hilarious) comments section -






https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fill,fl_progressive,g_center,h_80,q_80,w_80/sisxzarnemk4ry5lyyyb.png (http://kinja.com/14fortyone)VinRaphael Orlove4/12/17 12:04pm


"It’s hard to tell if the car turns you into an asshole, or if it just brings out the asshole in you."



I sat in one for like a minute, and I felt my nose involuntarily going up in the air with disdain at having to deal with the peons around me - before realizing that I actually sniffed and said “peons” out loud. No one actually says “peons” outside of writing. No one.

The car turns you into an asshole and makes you hate everything good in your life, can confirm.






https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fill,fl_progressive,g_center,h_80,q_80,w_80/17jcxm3lnjqwmpng.png (http://kinja.com/richardmcolejr84)RMCjrVin4/12/17 1:13pm

+1 I have never heard anybody say “peon” out loud. We tend to use “plebe” or “prole” most often.