<VV> how do you "nader killed the corvair"
tonyu at roava.net
Wed Oct 19 14:04:14 EDT 2005
At 09:44 hours 10/18/2005, Padgett wrote:
>>after i say i have a corvair, most every person states that it was the "car
>>that nader killed"
>See J. Pat O'Malley's comment in the Gumball Rally (one of my
...was he the guy who said that in spite of his wife complaining to
him to get rid of his car, it outlasted her...? I liked that one
myself seeing as how that principle has proven to be true in my
instance a time or two as well. I don't know how many times I've
had people deliver disparaging remarks about my '60 4-door daily
driver/beater, 45 years old now and it's still here.
I also liked Raoul Julia's remark:
"Now, the first rule of Italian driving: What's behind me is not
important." ....as he snaps off the rear-view mirror and tosses it
over his shoulder.
Then there was Michael Sarrazan's comment about his "old" Cobra when
"Is that some sort of vintage car?"
"Some things get meaner when they get older."
...then there's the Jag team, trying to get their XK-E started...
"Magnificent design... wish it ran."
PS: Gumball was a low budget film. No fancy film visual effects,
or inserted "race car" tricked up sound effects, just what was taped
from the actual cars that were genuinely raced during this
film. The soundtrack really treats those cars right... you should
hear that Ferrari V-12 wailing at rpm, the Cobra roaring during the
high speed passes, the hysterically tweaked Camaro snarling...
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