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RossD
RossD PowerDork
8/14/13 8:04 a.m.

The show is free on Crackle, which is also free on PS3.

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler Dork
8/14/13 8:31 a.m.

It's entertainment. The cars are background pieces, props. I've watched a couple, and they are pretty decent. Interesting conversation between veteran comics, and some cool cars to look at. What's not to like?

pinchvalve
pinchvalve UltimaDork
8/14/13 8:40 a.m.

Love the show, but I think the first race car for the street is a bit older then even the OP thought...

Conquest351
Conquest351 UltraDork
8/14/13 10:55 a.m.

I know Seinfield was instrumental in getting the 959's over to the US. He and Bill Gates pretty much created a law or something for them if I remember hearing right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_959

Type Q
Type Q Dork
8/14/13 11:02 a.m.
Toyman01 wrote: Inaccuracy is the new normal for TV.

I guess I'll go the garage and adjust my power belts and exhaust steam.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/14/13 11:05 a.m.
yamaha wrote: In reply to Javelin: You realize that most of the world doesn't recognize muscle cars as "race cars" don't you?
novaderrik wrote: if it only goes fast for a few seconds and doesn't turn in either direction without almost coming to a complete stop first, then it isn't a "race car" to most of the rest of the world.

Don't fool yourself.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/14/13 11:10 a.m.
MCarp22 wrote: That being said, those comments by Jerry would likely be accurate if you replaced "car" with "Porsche"

Nope.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/14/13 11:14 a.m.

In reply to pinchvalve:

That's just a "race car". The Ferrari GTO was a race car that was produced in (relatively) large numbers of street versions specifically to homologate the race cars (hence, Gran Turismo Omolagato), thus a "race car for the street". I don't doubt that it wasn't the first though, just a strong example that even dipE36 M3 Jerry should have known. The Fuelie 57 Chevy Black Widows certainly come to mind. I'm practically illiterate in pre-war cars, but I imagine Bentley at least had some road & track models.

nocones
nocones SuperDork
8/14/13 11:32 a.m.

Congrats Javelin you're smarter about car history than Jerry Seinfeld. I'm absolutely sure he is gutted by this realization and his quality of life is now very very poor indeed.

bravenrace
bravenrace UltimaDork
8/14/13 11:33 a.m.

In reply to nocones:

He'll probably go buy another Porsche to make himself feel better.

turboswede
turboswede PowerDork
8/14/13 11:35 a.m.

Yep. Another Javelin, "I'm right and you're wrong and I'm ranting about it thread."

Maybe switch to decaf dude? Seriously, no one cares except to give you E36 M3 because you're taking it too damned seriously.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/14/13 11:38 a.m.
nocones wrote: Congrats Javelin you're smarter about car history than Jerry Seinfeld. I'm absolutely sure he is gutted by this realization and his quality of life is now very very poor indeed.

Science forbid someone is allowed to post a minor rant on a CAR board about something wrong involving cars. Guess we shouldn't talk about the dipE36 M3 reporter with steam belt turbos in F1 or bag of dicks dealers flushing trannies, either, now huh?

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/14/13 11:40 a.m.

In reply to turboswede:

Sure thing man, I'll be all unicorn rainbow farts and positive only E36 M3 from now on like poopy.

nderwater
nderwater UberDork
8/14/13 11:42 a.m.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
8/14/13 11:47 a.m.
Javelin wrote: In reply to pinchvalve: I imagine Bentley at least had some road & track models.

Bentley 4 1/2 litre

Bugatti Type 37

Etc.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/14/13 11:52 a.m.

In reply to 93EXCivic:

Gorgeous! I really need to brush-up on pre-war cars. They are so cool, I've just never had an interest in them (possibly because I can count the number of non-Ford's I've seen in real life on one hand).

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
8/14/13 12:05 p.m.
Javelin wrote: In reply to 93EXCivic: Gorgeous! I really need to brush-up on pre-war cars. They are so cool, I've just never had an interest in them (possibly because I can count the number of non-Ford's I've seen in real life on one hand).

My favorite.

MG R-Type Midget

http://www.mgownersclub.co.uk/mg-r-type.html

746cc 113bhp

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/14/13 12:09 p.m.

In reply to 93EXCivic:

Damn dude, keep them coming! (Especially with the links on the stories, because I don't know any of this stuff). 24psi blower and 4 wheel independent suspension in 1935?!? That'd be a sweet kit car to build...

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
8/14/13 12:36 p.m.

The datsun NL-76 and NL-75 these were pure race cars, though, and not produced in homologation-type numbers. (I'm not sure....they may even have been single copy, one-off creations) http://www.earlydatsun.com/datsunnl7576.html

They were both campaigned in 1936, and were derived from the datsun type 14; i.e. used the same chassis and engine

Grizz
Grizz SuperDork
8/14/13 2:50 p.m.

Wait, I did it wrong, that's a luxury car for a race track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yWMIcra40s

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
8/14/13 3:47 p.m.

Probably the most famous of the pre-war MG race cars.

MG Magnette K3

Held the lap record at the Ulster TT from 1934 (IIRC) to 1951 when driven by this man

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/car/3720/MG-Magnette-K3.html

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
8/14/13 3:53 p.m.

http://astonmartins.com/car-category/pre-war/

Lots of cool pre-war racing Astons here.

Max_Archer
Max_Archer Reader
8/14/13 3:55 p.m.

I think you guys underestimate editing. A lot of what he says may make more sense and be more accurate in the original context but chopped up in the edit bay it loses that.

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon MegaDork
8/14/13 4:01 p.m.

Race cars for the street- here's another one. Maybe it's not the first (produced 1949-1950) but certainly one of the better known examples, the Healey Silverstone. Total built 104.

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
8/14/13 4:03 p.m.
93EXCivic wrote: Held the lap record at the Ulster TT from 1934 (IIRC) to 1951 when driven by this man http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/car/3720/MG-Magnette-K3.html

"I did not win - I merely finished first. The just and deserving winner is Nuvolari, the greatest racing driver in the world." – Clemente Biondetti, quoted in Pritchard, Anthony. A Century of Grand Prix Motor Racing, pp. 63. ISBN 1-899870-38-5.

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