|OT: Hawk Hill justice||Daniel Chao||10/2/12 8:29 PM|
This guy almost killed me and a couple of siteseers on Conzelman. Misjudged the road when Conzelman turns goes to a single lane and this is what happened. Glad nobody was hurt. This guy got away easy in my book. Could have been much worse had he missed left instead of right.
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||Daniel Chao||10/2/12 10:19 PM|
Sounds like the photo is not viewable by all. Here it is again.
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||Eric A||10/2/12 11:50 PM|
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||Daniel Chao||10/3/12 11:00 AM|
eric - i wondered the same thing and glanced over the car as i passed on my bike. couldn't find anything recognizable (emblem, make, model, etc). my car buff friend thinks it could be a mangusta. if so, OUCH! http://www.qvaleauto.com/car.htm
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||nadavis||10/3/12 11:04 AM|
With any luck the car is totalled and they guy actually learned a lesson... probably not though.
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||thorpej||10/3/12 1:18 PM|
Never really figured out the whole "put a Ford V8 into an Italian sports car" thing... (see also the Pantera...)
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||impunity||10/3/12 1:23 PM|
But it's ok with British cars? AC cobra, Sunbeam Tiger, etc. I'm down with the practice (and Panteras are cool imo).
Was also wondering what that thing is, weird looking.
On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, wrote:
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||thorpej||10/3/12 1:41 PM|
Ok, you got me there. Few cars are more awesome than the Sunbeam Tiger. And, yes, the Pantera is very cool. I'm pretty sure, among the saved bits of my youth stashed at my parents' house in Oregon, is a Matchbox De Tomaso Pantera.
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||steve||10/3/12 1:45 PM|
In the case of British cars 'merican motors are fine, better they take
the non-Lucas electrical systems. of course anything annointed by
Carol Shelby is just fine. interesting the Pantera/Mangusta
connection might explain the power plant decision.
i was also thinking it might be a Jag of some sort but I'm not that
familiar with their butts.
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||Judd||10/3/12 1:56 PM|
"I'm terribly sorry, I almost ran over a bunch of peds and cyclists...in my Jaaaagggg": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eWIrBOc3zE
But yeah, this is definitely a Qvale Mangusta - check out the badges to the left/right of the plate above the lights and the little lip holding the brake indicator light - it's also got the retractable hardtop: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Qvale_Mangusta_rear.jpg
Only 284 of those babies made...ouch.
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||Eric A||10/3/12 1:59 PM|
Wow that's a hideous car (from the back, at least).
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||murphstahoe||10/3/12 4:24 PM|
This begs to be on SFist !!!
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|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||StStein||10/3/12 4:41 PM|
Damn - Judd FTW. Concours judging next? ISO and Bizarrini also shoved American iron into much sleeker and lighter bodies than imagined by the pocket protector crowd in Detroit.
A Limerita on Friday's party car to anyone who can name the French car that came with a Chrysler V8?
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||Peter Chang||10/3/12 4:46 PM|
2012/10/3 StStein <steven...@gmail.com>:
> A Limerita on Friday's party car to anyone who can name the French car thatle car!
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||Lina Martensson||10/3/12 4:48 PM|
On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 4:41 PM, StStein <steven...@gmail.com> wrote:Damn - Judd FTW. Concours judging next? ISO and Bizarrini also shoved American iron into much sleeker and lighter bodies than imagined by the pocket protector crowd in Detroit.
it probably wasn't a cv2.
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||Jonathan Hunt||10/3/12 5:10 PM|
Facel Vega. Made famous by being driven my the asshole protagonist of Godard's "Weekend." (cabriolet version) (the Facel, not the Weekend).
To bad I will never see the party car again....
And, regarding Mr. Mangusta: How fast would you have to be going to leave those skidmarks? Perhaps the engineers out there can figure this out.
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||StStein||10/3/12 5:16 PM|
Nice! Too bad you can't claim your prize. In truth you probably don't want a Limerita anyway.
|Re: OT: Hawk Hill justice||impunity||10/7/12 11:56 AM|
the other sweet Brit/US hybrid was the '60s TVR Griffith, again powered by Ford V8 power:
and since Lina mentioned Citroën, there's of course the unusual French/Italian combo of the early 70s, the SM, the "M" meaning Maserati. some souped up examples have exceeded 200mph.