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Happy 6/12 Happy 6/12

Have a very oddly specced yellow/brown 612 Sessanta

Things rarely seen Things rarely seen

A stateside Toyota Sera! Spotted off of Montauk Highway in Water Mill, NY. The owner of the dealership was nice enough to open it up for me to see the butterfly doors in action.

I hate exams designed to make you fail: Rant I hate exams designed to make you fail: Rant

I’m studying for my architecture licensure exams, and am becoming infuriated at one specific type of recurring question: the “select all that apply” questions.

Are Caymans an Endangered Species??? Are Caymans an Endangered Species???

I’m considering replacing my base C6 Corvette with a 987 Cayman S sometime in the next year or so, but holy crap is it difficult to find an appropriate Cayman. Why are these things so rare???

Why is DOHC better than Pushrod? Why is DOHC better than Pushrod?

I’ve asked this before, and none of you gave me a good answer. Chevy’s smallblock V8's are ALWAYS the exception, without fail. There literally isn’t a single objective benefit to DOHC over a chevy smallblock. I’m not trying to be an asshole, I’m genuinely confused, and haven’t received a compelling answer in the past.

The new Ferrari F8 Tributo The new Ferrari F8 Tributo

I’m surprised to see another evolution of the 458’s chassis instead of an all new replacement. Ferrari usually gets two models out of a chassis, with the second receiving a new engine (360-F430, California-Cali T, FF-GTC4, F12-812, etc).

Found some old Top Gear clips glorifying the Confederate Flag Found some old Top Gear clips glorifying the Confederate Flag

I recently stumbled upon two old Top Gear clips glorifying the General Lee, complete with the obligatory Stars n’ Bars on the roof.

I'm not like other girls I'm not like other girls

Anyone else’s recommended feed feature three of the same article from different spheres of the Gawker universe?

How Dubai does supercars How Dubai does supercars

I did some dealerspotting at Al Ain Class Motors while I was in Dubai, and OMG do they have the single greatest collection I’ve ever seen. And that’s coming from someone who’s seen multiple Veneno’s and lost count of all the LaFerrari’s I’ve seen.

Can I take photos at the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix? Can I take photos at the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix?

Is anyone on Oppo familiar with the do’s/don’ts of visiting the UAE? I know pretty much nothing about the culture, customs, dress code, etc.

Why do people campaign outside of polling locations? Why do people campaign outside of polling locations?

Do they actually sway voters last minute? How would they know unless the people they speak to disclose how they just voted?  

What car design do you hate that everyone else loves? What car design do you hate that everyone else loves?

For me it’s the E39 5 Series (and every other BMW of that era).

Is that a new Z4 I spy? Is that a new Z4 I spy?

Also my first time seeing an M850i, and the CS versions of the M3 and M4.

I think USPS lost my package (and water is wet) I think USPS lost my package (and water is wet)

DHL handed it off to USPS 5 days ago, and and the USPS tracker still says “on its way to USPS.”

If Ford really making a baby Ranger?!? If Ford really making a baby Ranger?!?

The article comes from CarBuzz, which as sources go, is typically as reliable as a chocolate teapot. But apparently the original rumor comes from Automobole Magazine (yes, people still buy magazines in 2018), and thy say Ford is building a compact pickup based on the new Focus platform. And it’s coming to the US!

I drove my first diesel I drove my first diesel

It sucked. Europe can keep their stinkin’ diesels.

Does anyone know what kind of Lambo this is? Does anyone know what kind of Lambo this is?

Spotted outside the Lambo factory. I could be wrong, but I think it’s a Gallardo.

Happy 4th! Happy 4th!

Have some Italian fireworks:

Do you have to plug in a plug-in hybrid? Do you have to plug in a plug-in hybrid?

My Mom wants to replace her ES300h with a small hybrid SUV. Lexus makes two hybrid SUVs, but their infotainment system is literally the worst thing invented by humans since the bagpipes, so she’s never buying another Lexus. Unfortunately, all other manufacturers are switching to plug-in hybrids, which is a…

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