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Gimp
Gimp SuperDork
5/20/08 9:03 a.m.

Why are Buick Rivieras (sorry about the typo in the title) the new cool?

Everywhere I go, I see those stupid stick-on fender vents on cars/suvs.

Today I saw them on: a V6 charger, a Mark IV GTI, numerous SUVs...

I really want to hook up a hole saw to my cordless drill and help these morons make them functional.

Is this happening anywhere else?

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 New Reader
5/20/08 9:34 a.m.

Yeah... I see them on civics, Camaros with their rims sticking out 6 inches from their fenders.

Usually accompanied by old English style lettering stickers.

And huge park bench wings.

Are we seeing a trend here?

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
5/20/08 9:44 a.m.

It is the next generation of the bullet hole sticker. Get over it.

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
5/20/08 9:46 a.m.

Dude, they're speed holes. They make your car faster......and much more pimp.

I think the Eagle may need some!

Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter Online Editor
5/20/08 9:48 a.m.

Real speed holes come from the business end of a .38, of course.

BajaGringo
BajaGringo SuperDork
5/20/08 10:05 a.m.
Tim Baxter wrote: Real speed holes come from the business end of a .38, of course.

Yes, but any aerodynamic savings is usually negated from the added weight of the lead and possible lightheaded status from the blood loss. IMHO the most gain is from the business end of a Sawzall.... Adds lightness too (much faster than Mother Nature but slower than the .38!)

Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter Online Editor
5/20/08 10:11 a.m.

The origin of "speed holes": http://www.snpp.com/episodes/2F12.html

ProDarwin
ProDarwin Dork
5/20/08 5:24 p.m.

What's ironic is a friend of mine drives a '95 Supercharged Riviera... and it doesn't have those stupid holes.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
5/20/08 5:24 p.m.

why not.. at least the Z3 fender vents seem to be dead. I never liked those.. even on the Z3

Volksroddin
Volksroddin New Reader
5/21/08 6:26 p.m.

I think it was Bimmer that got crap really going. I like the M "fins" on the fenders. But when you put them on a SUV or some other peace of crap they just get tacky.

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
5/21/08 7:03 p.m.
Tim Baxter wrote: The origin of "speed holes":

Wasn't that a Jenna movie..

Ohh wait no.. that's built for speed.

gamby
gamby SuperDork
5/22/08 12:13 a.m.

"Old man cars" are now "scraypers"

http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f74/older-gm-cars-suddenly-hip-including-buick-31195/?t-31195.html=

Not quite a donk, not quite a lowrider. Ghetto fab on the cheap. :whatthe:

MitchellC
MitchellC New Reader
5/22/08 12:37 a.m.

Now that they are becoming a bit more scarce, I'm starting to appreciate the 80's luxo-box cars a lot more. Like everything, absence makes the heart grow fonder.

grtechguy
grtechguy Dork
5/22/08 5:45 a.m.

eh...the only Buick's I like are the old Boat-Tail wildcats.

Xceler8x
Xceler8x New Reader
5/22/08 9:50 a.m.

speed holes :grin:

You get a lot more per round if you use buckshot. The tend to whistle tho.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
5/22/08 7:27 p.m.

and they are harder to line up in a row.. use a slug.

As an aside, the Vents in a Z3 are fake too.. not even the vents in the M versions were real

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago
5/22/08 7:39 p.m.

I love all the import hate in that thread

jpod999
jpod999 Reader
5/22/08 8:12 p.m.
gamby wrote: "Old man cars" are now "scraypers" http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f74/older-gm-cars-suddenly-hip-including-buick-31195/?t-31195.html= Not quite a donk, not quite a lowrider. Ghetto fab on the cheap. :whatthe:

Ahem, that's scrappers. Yeah I know...

gamby
gamby SuperDork
5/22/08 11:49 p.m.
jpod999 wrote:
gamby wrote: "Old man cars" are now "scraypers" http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f74/older-gm-cars-suddenly-hip-including-buick-31195/?t-31195.html= Not quite a donk, not quite a lowrider. Ghetto fab on the cheap. :whatthe:

Ahem, that's scrappers. Yeah I know...

I guess it's spelled both ways. (assuming you read the article I posted). Here's another: http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060423/ENT/604230302/1002/ENT

The first time I heard about the trend, I saw it spelled "scrayper". RI is littered w. them. I think I first read about the trend in a local paper's automotive section.

ArtOfRuin
ArtOfRuin Reader
5/23/08 6:16 a.m.

Yet to see any scraypers/scrappers/scrap metal on bling rims where I live. All the old man cars where I live are owned by old men. Plus the moonscape roadways will taco a dub like it was paper. The "vented portholes" tend to appear on dubbed-SUVs and some of the ghetto rice though.

Chris_V
Chris_V SuperDork
5/23/08 6:42 p.m.
gamby wrote: "Old man cars" are now "scraypers" http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f74/older-gm-cars-suddenly-hip-including-buick-31195/?t-31195.html= Not quite a donk, not quite a lowrider. Ghetto fab on the cheap. :whatthe:

Man, that was painful to read that sort of idiocy. And it was a 2 year old thread, too. Stock is best, imports suck, and a car that nobody effin wants is "ruined" because someone saved it to mod? Hell, they were "ruined" in stock form. A mass produced, designed by committee, uncompetetive car that didnt' sell to anyone that really knew cars, cannot be ruined when they get old, cheap and unwanted by the masses.

curtis73
curtis73 New Reader
5/24/08 6:08 a.m.

The only TRUE Riviera:

Luke
Luke HalfDork
5/24/08 6:17 a.m.

Boat tails for the win!

jpod999
jpod999 Reader
5/24/08 11:32 p.m.
gamby wrote:
jpod999 wrote:
gamby wrote: "Old man cars" are now "scraypers" http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f74/older-gm-cars-suddenly-hip-including-buick-31195/?t-31195.html= Not quite a donk, not quite a lowrider. Ghetto fab on the cheap. :whatthe:

Ahem, that's scrappers. Yeah I know...

I guess it's spelled both ways. (assuming you read the article I posted). Here's another: http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060423/ENT/604230302/1002/ENT

The first time I heard about the trend, I saw it spelled "scrayper". RI is littered w. them. I think I first read about the trend in a local paper's automotive section.

LOL, on the sf bay area craigslist it's always listed as scrappers. Scrappa on dubbbs mayn!!

Carson
Carson Reader
5/25/08 12:34 a.m.

Wow, that's kind of like that saying, "if you polish a turd, it's still a turd."

On second look, that saying might hit most of us GRMers pretty hard. At least our turds can chase cones!

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