Post by surprisingskoda on Jun 8, 2018 21:34:29 GMT
Long have I thought that the games that pop up from time to time are great, but lacking something. So are "picture threads". There are several of both in the first few pages of the General board at all times. Especially unfortunate is the Consecutive Numbers thread which is just signposts and licence plates now. So thinking about how can that trend be improved upon (rather than needlessly berated), and maybe help to spark off good tangent threads, open someone's eyes to something new, and actually propagate knowledge rather than just recirculate shiny pictures... I bring to you:
"This Car Is Related To The One Above because..."
and the deal is, you have to find a link. Same designer or engine builder, or Lena Ludhgens* was in the advertising brochure for both cars in 1971 (*made that name up, but believable, right?). Maybe they actually used the same chassis despite being 24 years apart or they were both fitted with triangular steering wheels or something else weird and wacky. Let's try to keep it above "this car also had a dual exit exhaust" or "they're both blue". Be creative, release some of your anorakism!
I'll kick off with two or three links and hopefully the idea will become clear.
I'ma gonna arbitrarily start the post off with a DMC-12, because Norn Iron.
Post by surprisingskoda on Jun 8, 2018 21:43:28 GMT
Now I could go down the route off "this car is related because" it also has gullwing doors, and give you a Mercedes 300SL. Or I could go down the John D. route and the other cars he had a hand in. But I wan't to find some new info, so...
In 1934, Allegheny Ludlum, the first mass-producer of stainless steel, went to FoMoCo and in 1936 they made 6 cars as a showpiece for Allegheny Ludlum Steel. So this 1936 Ford is related to the car above by being one of very few cars ever made in stainless steel.
Post by surprisingskoda on Jun 8, 2018 22:01:56 GMT
This car is related to the one above because, like it, it's housed at the Senator John Heinz History Centre in PA, USA.
"[Chip Ganassi's] open wheel teams have amassed nine championships and 86 wins (including three in the Indianapolis 500), while his NASCAR teams have racked up 16 wins with first-place finishes in the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400."
This is the car that won them their first Indy500, in the hands of JP Montoya.
ahhhh, now the above car is related to the below because they both came from Matra - and the one below was a car I always wanted my parents to buy when i was a kid (don't ask) - but i wish they had as they are as rare as hens teeth now
Now let's see if I'm getting this game of tenuous links correct... Here's Johnny English blowing up a Gatso camera that just photographed him as he passed it in his Aston Martin swinging from the side of a recovery lorry.