Richard Bartrop

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  1. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Is it true???   

    Or even a low-rider version, if that would broaden the appeal.  I think donks look stupid, but there are people who like them.   Whether there are enough out there to justify catering to them is a question for the marketing folks.
  2. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Is it true???   

    If it means more sales, and there's a stock version, I can live with it.
  3. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Is it true???   

    I could definitely get behind one of these, and it deserves a kit with lots of detail.  My preference would be for a '71 or '72, because, let's face it, those '73  bumpers are not pretty.
  4. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    That's the other thing.  Sure, the carmakers don't like to take risks because they might fail (which is why it's called a risk), but when they do take a risk, and it succeeds, everyone else copies that winning idea, and before you know it, that bold new idea is now the new normal.
    Remember how radical the Taurus and Sable looked when they first came out?  They made all those square looking cars that were the norm look like antiques, and people bought them.  Then GM and Chrysler scrambled to make their versions of this radical new vision, and pretty soon the roads are full of these futuristic jellybeans, and people are complaining that all new cars look the same.
    So, even if we did do like some people have suggested, and go back to building multicolour pastel rocketships, and I would be okay with this, it wouldn't be long be before we get moans about how everything on the road looks like a multicolour pastel rocketship.
  5. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    And a little reminder that "distinctive" is not necessarily the same as "good"

  6. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Foose - Revell Partnership   

    I do like that Cadillac, and the more I see of Foose's handiwork, the more it grows on me.    It's like the work of some of the early custom builders, where you can't always tell that they did anything.
  7. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic bugatti type 35   

    No argument there.  It's not 100% accurate for how they came from the factory, but a perfect example of the sort of mods owners would do in later years.
     
  8. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    A young punk of 57 here.  Well said.
  9. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Danny Thompson on CNN   

    Thanks for the clarification.
  10. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic bentley blower   

    It's a great kit, and that turned out nice.
  11. Richard Bartrop added a topic in General   

    Danny Thompson on CNN
    A piece on Danny Thompson, son of Mickey Thompson, on his attempt to break his father's record.  They mentioned he officially broke a record, though they were vague about the official number, though they did mention one run of 402 MPH, and one of 411.  A check through Wikipedia lists the current piston driven record at 439 and change, so I'm not too sure which record they're talking about. Then again, we are talking CNN.   Still, not a bad run for a nearly 50 year old car.
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/14/us/bonneville-danny-thompson-speed-record/
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  12. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Awww C'mon!! Really??   

    And shipping that tiny part will all least double the price, just for that little extra squeeze.
  13. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic films & television shows with classic cars content   

    If the Godfather makes you sad, then you probably shouldn't watch the original The Italian Job.
  14. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    Says the guy who still plays with toy cars.
  15. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic films & television shows with classic cars content   

    I was watching "THX 1138" last night,  and the customized Lola T-70s in the film are already fairly well known. but this red number in the background looked awfully familliar

    It is Tom Meade's custom Ferrari, the Thomassima II.

    What looks like a Fiberfab Avenger in another scene