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#1 Joe Handley

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:59 PM

http://www.mercuryne...ars-around-city

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:39 PM

Sounds like a Group that Need to Sit in a Prison Cell for a Few years to GROW UP!!!!

 

Lucky none of them have been Shot yet!!!

Bet that don't last as owners begin to sit and Watch their cars!!!!

 

Or even have a Neighbor/passerby see it and run a few of them over!!



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:03 PM

Well, it is Caifornia, doubt they would have been shot...........however, there are plenty of other "self defence mechanisms" available ;) The police are treating these as felony cases at least, and I'll bet at least one of the perps ain't going to be smart enough to keep his mouth shut or was dumb enough to record things on a camera or phone.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:10 PM

:lol:

 

Not nice at all, but hilarious just the same!

 

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:13 PM

I don't know Charlie, I would be PISSED if one of those Smarts were mine, espcially the '09 since it has the potential to be a total loss because some group of idiots though tipping was a good idea.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:29 PM

I saw that on the news. Some of the cars was standing up on the rear hatch...



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:35 PM

Poor lil' things.  I feel sorry for the owners.

Hope they catch these guys.



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:59 PM

I don't know Charlie, I would be PISSED if one of those Smarts were mine, espcially the '09 since it has the potential to be a total loss because some group of idiots though tipping was a good idea.

Believe me, Joe, I understand what you're saying, and if it were my car, I'd probably be less-than-happy, too.

 

But, at least in this part of the world, so many of the people that drive these so-called "Earth-friendly cars" are such nasty, arrogant jerks, that watching horrible things happen to Priuses, Insights, Smarts and similar cars is something I revel in- perhaps a bit much.

 

About the only group that seems immune to this stupidity are the folks with Minis. Generally, they're very courteous drivers.

 

Say...on the subject of dioramas, is someone making a kit of these things?

 

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:05 PM

Revell/Momogram Use to

It came with at least 4 different body sets in different colors.

It was in the Pro-Finished series.

 

I remember seeing it once at a Family Toy Warehouse at the

same time AMT's Modern Tool 57 Chevy Bel Air debuted

 

Got the New bel Air, But Not the Smart.

 

Hopefully Revell re-issues it soon!!



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:06 PM

Well, it is Caifornia, doubt they would have been shot...........however, there are plenty of other "self defence mechanisms" available ;) The police are treating these as felony cases at least, and I'll bet at least one of the perps ain't going to be smart enough to keep his mouth shut or was dumb enough to record things on a camera or phone.

 

You obviously have no idea what it's really like in California.  I've seen people shot for a lot less than car tipping.  Oh yeah, do that to my car and I'll do a lot worse than shoot you.  California born and raised.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 11:47 PM

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They look so cute when they're sleeping...



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 02:33 AM

Believe me, Joe, I understand what you're saying, and if it were my car, I'd probably be less-than-happy, too.
 
But, at least in this part of the world, so many of the people that drive these so-called "Earth-friendly cars" are such nasty, arrogant jerks, that watching horrible things happen to Priuses, Insights, Smarts and similar cars is something I revel in- perhaps a bit much.
 
About the only group that seems immune to this stupidity are the folks with Minis. Generally, they're very courteous drivers.
 
Say...on the subject of dioramas, is someone making a kit of these things?
 
Charlie Larkin


Problem is, these guys are probably just as bad as some of the owners of these cars are, in their own douchy way. I doubt we would have much to worry about though, my Jeep my be respected enough for them to leave alone then much like your Buick, my 200 (3600lbs) is low enough and heavy enough that they might hurt themselves trying to roll it.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 03:51 PM

I would hate to get in an accident in a smart car. Sooner or later if it continues someone will get caught or worse...



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 04:01 PM

There's a little bit of humor there but it's still too far. And Carl surprisingly enough Smart cars are pretty strong,they were engineered to protect the occupants if a crash occurs.



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 04:55 PM

It is amazing how strong these little things actually are, I've joked how I would hate to drive one in the winter through an icy intersection, mainly because if I were to get hit by a large SUV, pick up, or big truck, it would probably bounce around the intersection like a pin ball :P

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 05:42 PM

>You obviously have no idea what it's really like in California.  I've seen people shot for a lot less than car tipping. 

>Oh yeah, do that to my car and I'll do a lot worse than shoot you.  California born and raised.

 

kool another internet bad man! the problem is, those people you refer to end up doing long terms in prison which is where you would be if you did what you talk. there is zero defense for shooting someone screwing with your car. a car is not a life and death situation. maybe you should look into the actual law before posting nonsense like this. and, im just guessing, quit listening to ted nugent.

 

believe me, if that were my car I would want to shoot someone too but the reality is you will end up paying dearly for the privilege. that's what its "really like in California"

 

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 06:20 PM

When I was in high school back in the early 70s, I saw something like this on a couple of occasions.

Some jocks from the football team picked up a Honda Civic and placed it on the sidewalk. For you younger folks, FYI the Civic was tiny back then and only had 12" tires.

Also saw a similar group move a teacher's dinky Triumph sports car into someone's front yard near our high school. This was in a small town that had the old-fashioned yards with an approx 12" high stone berm around the perimeter of yard, and the old decorative wire "fencing" (looks kinda like croquet hoops). They removed the fencing, lifted the car in place, and then neatly replaced the fencing. Never did hear how the owner got the car outta there. Might have been a challenge due to the Triumph's low ground clearance. ;-)

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 06:42 PM

My folks talked of stuff like that back in the 50's and 60's (early Beetles and post war Jeeps), but that involved putting them in school buildings upright and in one piece.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 06:58 PM

>You obviously have no idea what it's really like in California.  I've seen people shot for a lot less than car tipping. 

>Oh yeah, do that to my car and I'll do a lot worse than shoot you.  California born and raised.

 

kool another internet bad man! the problem is, those people you refer to end up doing long terms in prison which is where you would be if you did what you talk. there is zero defense for shooting someone screwing with your car. a car is not a life and death situation. maybe you should look into the actual law before posting nonsense like this. and, im just guessing, quit listening to ted nugent.

 

believe me, if that were my car I would want to shoot someone too but the reality is you will end up paying dearly for the privilege. that's what its "really like in California"

 

jb

I know Carpenteria. It's a small beach community north of Ventura. The non profit I worked for had a store on Linden street then. not a place where you worried about getting shot. Used to ride motorcycles on the bluff overlooking the beach.