"Although it was never officially the Caped Crusader’s car, a Batman comics-inspired vehicle – designed and built by a teenager in the early 1960s and left to rot for decades in the back of a Chicago warehouse – has been brought back to its original crime-fighting form.
Created on a whim by young Forrest Robinson of Westmoreland, N.H, its swoopy, triple-tailfin body was formed from fiberglass and mated to the chassis of a 1957 Oldsmobile years before George Barris sketched his iconic car for the Batman TV series."
"A 75-degree V-twin displacing 1,195 cc puts out 200 horsepower, powering the rear-wheel through a six-speed jaw-type transmission and hydraulic clutch. Electronic engine management with digital ignition adjustment ensures optimum performance. Inverted forks, twin suspension struts, a steel/carbon/titanium fame, twin front disc brake and single rear disc, and an aggressive frame/suspension geometry complete the high-performance package."
"Lotus plans to offer the C-01 in a range of liveries honoring the company's four-wheeled racing heritage, as well as a fully-customizable ordering process."
At least it would have if the picture hadn't fucked up. I reckon it's still a mystery.
New toy for those that live in the snow belt, you know from Altlanta north basically...
its super fun. Seriously!
Sit back and soak in all that is mediocrity and I hope you enjoy. Oh there is some Titanfall for your enjoyment this week. Oh squishy!
Volvo V8 Supercar ready...
"In Volvo’s case, that means a beefed-up S60 sedan and powered by a 5.0-liter competition version of the same Yamaha-designed V8 that’s under the hoods of all of the XC90 crossovers out in front of your kid’s school in the morning.
In the racecar, the engine pumps 650 hp to the rear wheels through six-speed transaxle and is good for a 0-60 mph sprint of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of over 180 mph."
For the hardcore among us...
Sorry for the hiatus from this site. I'd like to say that I've been overseas and without the internet doing important things.
But, that would be a huge lie. I've been working my ass off and then lazying around the house playing video games and wishing I was playing some that aren't out yet.
I seem to recall I was doing a Bill of Rights blog walk. I'll get back to it.
My little quiet town I intentionally moved to to get away from a large metro area has grown. It has grown a LOT. With that growth has come a lot of people and a lot of activity. Not much by ratio mind you, if I've learned anything its that no matter where you live, people are the same. All people are prone to make mistakes, most of really no consequence, some however can be very severe.
What has compounded our problems however is rapid development in only one area, real estate. They keep building more boxes to cram people into so that they can work and pay taxes. Other than that they aren't developing much in the way of diversion. The old adage, "Idle hands do the Devil's work" can be truly applied to our area. There is only one thing to do around here, go to a bar and drink alcohol.
For those with no creativity and a limited ability to reason past the next fuck-up I'm sure you have no problem with that. But, if you are creative and are looking for some variety in your off-time you will be severely bored here. Our city commisioners are okay with this apparently as the taxes probably look really good and as long as the numbers in their heads keep going the way they like they see no reason to make changes. But, they aren't the ones having to deal with the inevitable consequences of a growing population with a mean age of 25 that is drinking a LOT of booze.
People need things to do, give them variety and a lot of them will take advantage of it. Sure, there are always those that will always choose alcohol and clubbing as their only form of entertainment (for whatever moronic reason) but to provide the other groups with nothing but this lowest common denominator fare of diversion is stupid.
This saddens me. There was a real potential for growth and long term stability here. It's all being fettered away by the xenophobic mistrust of people "not born here" and the short sighted greed of those willing to make as much off of people as possible while doing as little for them in return as possible.
I technically have 12 years from full retirement. I don't think I'll make it. Unless something drastic changes my current plan is to wait until my daughter is finished with college and then run with whatever meager retirement I can supplement my next great adventure with (you know, new job with less people to have to deal with). Twnety years of this shit is getting to be damn well enough.
I wonder if the Air Force still runs those weather stations in the arctic? I hear there aren't many people around there.
I have 9500 unread e-mails...which I have no intention of reading.
The first full-length novel I ever read was The Shining...I was 10 at the time.
I hate R&B but I like rap.
I have an iTunes account but no iPod.
My favorite band is AC/DC.
One of my farts once caused a grown man to vomit.
I want to move to Seattle to get away from the oppressive heat and political climate of Texas.
I drive a Honda Civic...but I want to get a Leaf.
I Google myself at least once a week.
The proximity to a Taco Bell was the deciding factor in choosing an apartment in 1991.
Despite my addictive personality, I have been free of cigarettes since September.
I'm a caffeine abuser.
Whatever game you are currently playing I am better at it, unless you're playing an online shooter...in which case, fuck you.