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hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

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Posted: November 1, 2011, 7:00 am - IP Logged

I am a car nut so my favorites seems to fluctuate from this one to that one.

 

Top three (after I win Powerball)

 

2012 Audi R8 (6-speed manual)

2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

2012 Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black (6-speed manual)

nice set of accidents waiting to happen......Welcome to the LP LOL

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    Cost to run a NASCAR operation: 15-25 million (Some as high as 30 million).  Obviously, much less if you have a sponsor.

    Cost to run a full-time (23 event) top fuel operation: 3-6 million.

    Cost to run a part-time top fuel operation: 1.5-3 million.

     

    Of course, if you can get a sponsor you can drop that cost by a ton.  I would rather run a part time schedule because a full-time operation would seem too much like a job to me.  You wouldn't be able to run for a championship, but I'll leave that to the likes of Don Shumacher Racing etc....

    yes, keep it at the fun level.

    add to list 74 bricklin.

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      Posted: November 1, 2011, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

      nice set of accidents waiting to happen......Welcome to the LP LOL

      Thanks buddy! Good to be here

       

      I'm not a risk taker at all, be fun to just give them a little squeeze once in a while when the road is empty and clear. Nothing funner than executing perfect shifts and hearing that engine roar!

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        Posted: November 1, 2011, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

        Cost to run a NASCAR operation: 15-25 million (Some as high as 30 million).  Obviously, much less if you have a sponsor.

        Cost to run a full-time (23 event) top fuel operation: 3-6 million.

        Cost to run a part-time top fuel operation: 1.5-3 million.

         

        Of course, if you can get a sponsor you can drop that cost by a ton.  I would rather run a part time schedule because a full-time operation would seem too much like a job to me.  You wouldn't be able to run for a championship, but I'll leave that to the likes of Don Shumacher Racing etc....

        That is why Joe D went to the trucks.  3 mil to get started and 750K for the year.

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          Posted: November 1, 2011, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

          A new vehicle would rate at or near the top of most winners' first purchases after winning a big Jackpot.

          What would your first car or truck be?

          If there would be more than one, list them.

          I'd go tesla. Something fast and electric.

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            I'd go tesla. Something fast and electric.

            Sounds interesting. A few people have mentioned that name.

            Do you have a picture?


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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              Sounds interesting. A few people have mentioned that name.

              Do you have a picture?

              Here you go

              http://www.boston.com/cars/newsandreviews/overdrive/2010/07/2010_tesla_roadster_sport_bare.html:

              Tesla getting juiced

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                Posted: November 1, 2011, 11:38 pm - IP Logged

                 I dunno. I've seen some guys driving that thing. Personally, I wouldn't drive a Tesla because it's not designed for long-range drive. And the maintainance would be a big hassle.

                 I'd prefer a Prius C Concept and a Honda CR-Z. (yeah, I hate luxury cars. One big reason is the roadside debris.) Strangely, not a whole lot of info on C Concept is available although it will be released in the stateside next year.

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                  Posted: November 18, 2011, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

                  I would stick with the rududu I have now: a Volkswagen Jetta TDI.

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                    Posted: November 19, 2011, 6:22 am - IP Logged

                    rdgrnr, I  would look for an old Lincoln,the continentals were a great car. I have a calendar from a car agency where I buy my cars. The old 1957 Marks were beauties.Wink

                    Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

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                      Posted: November 19, 2011, 10:26 am - IP Logged

                      rdgrnr, I  would look for an old Lincoln,the continentals were a great car. I have a calendar from a car agency where I buy my cars. The old 1957 Marks were beauties.Wink

                      Razz

                       

                      now heres a nice certified classic

                       

                      http://bringatrailer.com/2011/11/16/twin-h-trailblazer-1951-hudson-hornet-sedan/

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                        Posted: November 19, 2011, 10:37 am - IP Logged

                        hearsetrax, now that's a beauty.. They dont make them anymore. I miss the old day cars when I was growing up.

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                          Posted: November 19, 2011, 11:16 am - IP Logged

                          hearsetrax, now that's a beauty.. They dont make them anymore. I miss the old day cars when I was growing up.

                          indeed all the golden classics died a premature death......

                          but as its been said cars/trucks with soul get restored ... the rest are left to rust on thar axles

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                            Posted: November 19, 2011, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

                            Thanks.

                            They need to get that cruising range up.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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                              Posted: November 19, 2011, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                              rdgrnr, I  would look for an old Lincoln,the continentals were a great car. I have a calendar from a car agency where I buy my cars. The old 1957 Marks were beauties.Wink

                              Yep, but then I like almost everything from the 50's.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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