Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday July 24, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Miscellaneous > Off-Topic

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-21-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
richde
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 79498
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: SCIC's trashy neighbor
Vehicle:
2013 XV Silver Slug
'84 Porsche 911-sorta red

Default Finally went to Stuttgart

Sadly, you'll never see the inside of the Porsche museum look as good as it did in the initial photos. The crowds kinda put a damper on the whole theme. Pretty damn neat though.

One pretty cool thing were three "cone of silence" type things that played various engine noises, one was race cars, another street cars, and the third played things like the tractor and V-Rod motor sounds. I've never been to a sports car race, but the RS Spyder sounded just like a motorcycle to my ears.

I just took photos of the really famous cars with pedigrees. There's countless versions of street cars running around and millions of photos of them, and I find the 959, which everybody gets such a woodrow over, to be visually boring.

Dan Gurney's race winning F1 car


Jacky Ickx's Le Mans winning 935


Is this what they call "patina?"


Mark Donahue's Can Am sledgehammer (the lighting killed my attempt to capture his name on it)


Bell, Stuck, and Holbert's 962


Ickx's 936


Lauda's McLaren


and of course, the two most famous liveries for 917s


It's still amazing how small the 907s were, but they were surrounded by people walking around because of how the display was set up. Pics are in another museum thread.


Sorry Lark, there weren't any tractor T-shirts. Not much paraphernalia for sale in general, just a few shirts, books, calendars, very small Minichamps models and a few other knick nacks that didn't look very interesting.

911 nerd tidbit: 21mpg going 80mph at the absolute minimum in a 25 year old car, friggin' impressive! I think I've suffered permanent hearing damage though, need to do something about that muffler and replacing the interior sound insulation on the rear deck/rear seat area.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
richde is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2009, 03:42 PM   #2
kgb4187
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 35824
Join Date: Apr 2003
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: FREE WAFFLES FROM THE SKY!
Default

What car is behind Lauda's McLaren?
kgb4187 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2009, 03:43 PM   #3
thesmokingman
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 17751
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: I want to believe...
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
944 Turbo track

Default

Damn you, I'm soooo uber jealous.
thesmokingman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2009, 03:46 PM   #4
richde
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 79498
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: SCIC's trashy neighbor
Vehicle:
2013 XV Silver Slug
'84 Porsche 911-sorta red

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kgb4187 View Post
What car is behind Lauda's McLaren?
It's an example that Porsche made for the Chinese market to show that they could make an inexpensive, reliable car. It never went anywhere.

Dammit, I did forget to take a photo of the Boxster prototype, it was hawt.
richde is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2009, 04:00 PM   #5
thesmokingman
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 17751
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: I want to believe...
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
944 Turbo track

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by richde View Post
Dammit, I did forget to take a photo of the Boxster prototype, it was hawt.



thesmokingman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2009, 04:09 PM   #6
richde
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 79498
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: SCIC's trashy neighbor
Vehicle:
2013 XV Silver Slug
'84 Porsche 911-sorta red

Default

It was a lot more like that than the Xeroxed drab 911 front end they have.
richde is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2009, 05:11 PM   #7
lark6
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2715
Join Date: Oct 2000
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: where GW crossed the Delaware
Vehicle:
70 911T

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by richde View Post
Sorry Lark, there weren't any tractor T-shirts. Not much paraphernalia for sale in general, just a few shirts, books, calendars, very small Minichamps models and a few other knick nacks that didn't look very interesting.

911 nerd tidbit: 21mpg going 80mph at the absolute minimum in a 25 year old car, friggin' impressive! I think I've suffered permanent hearing damage though, need to do something about that muffler and replacing the interior sound insulation on the rear deck/rear seat area.
Not a problem. It was a little over 4 years ago when I bought that one, not surprised that they're NLA. FYI this is the shirt I was referring to. I bought it in '04 when my son was just a year old; it wasn't until '07 that he was able to wear it and he's since outgrown it.



21mpg is great mileage; I wonder what I'll get giving up a liter of displacement to you?

Also I wonder how much it'd cost for you to import an M&K muffler.

Last edited by lark6; 03-21-2009 at 05:17 PM.
lark6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2009, 05:15 PM   #8
cnw
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 98395
Join Date: Oct 2005
Vehicle:
leg in one hand
brerb in the other

Default

z0mgsplosion
cnw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2009, 06:05 PM   #9
testify
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 196517
Join Date: Dec 2008
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Mcnoobsville
Vehicle:
2007 n00b rocket
urban grey metallic

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by richde View Post
Is this what they call "patina?"
I take one of those please, thanks, bye now.
testify is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2009, 06:59 PM   #10
Gcbinc
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 28459
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: I was over there
Vehicle:
But I'm over
here now.

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by richde View Post
911 nerd tidbit: 21mpg going 80mph at the absolute minimum in a 25 year old car, friggin' impressive! I think I've suffered permanent hearing damage though, need to do something about that muffler and replacing the interior sound insulation on the rear deck/rear seat area.

my 08 Cayman gets the same mpg - 22.4 right now, and that's with an 18hr road trip under her belt @ 4k miles.

Funny how every year car manufacturers say they offer better and better mpg, yet a 1/4 century old car gets ~the same mileage as an 08 model.

What's the displacement on your 911? I'm in the base Cayman, so I'm a 2.7l.

GeoB
Gcbinc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2009, 07:10 PM   #11
richde
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 79498
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: SCIC's trashy neighbor
Vehicle:
2013 XV Silver Slug
'84 Porsche 911-sorta red

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gcbinc View Post
my 08 Cayman gets the same mpg - 22.4 right now, and that's with an 18hr road trip under her belt @ 4k miles.

Funny how every year car manufacturers say they offer better and better mpg, yet a 1/4 century old car gets ~the same mileage as an 08 model.

What's the displacement on your 911? I'm in the base Cayman, so I'm a 2.7l.

GeoB
3.2 liters of 2-valve air cooled fury.
richde is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finally went to Stage 2, but have a question Vampyr AccessPort 5 04-16-2006 12:26 PM
finally went to a 1/4 mi track (190 miles away) riceburner22 Proven Power Bragging 12 12-14-2004 11:10 PM
So, I finally went to the track... aspect Vancouver Impreza Club Forum -- VIC 2 04-05-2004 08:09 PM
I finally went to church incorporeal Off-Topic 14 11-07-2003 02:51 PM
Finally went to the track after the tune Big Turkey Proven Power Bragging 14 09-19-2003 03:34 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.