I've seen enough Bentlys, Porsches, Lambos, and Ferraris running through Geneva and St. Charles that they don't call out to me any more. Now a couple times in the past month, I've seen what should be an early FWD, late 80's (possibly '89) Olds's 98 sedan in way to good a shape to be a local car as well as being driven by a young lady with a couple other young female passengers, all of which were young enough that I almost wonder if this car had belonged to a great grandmother or aunt that lived far enough south that is hasn't seen much salt in the last 25 plus years.
I did a little reading on that car, for what is was capable of, it was stil frighteningly stock at the same time! Most of the suspension mods were big front bar, more than doubled up the front spring rate, bumped the rear rate by 30%, Camaro rear disks with some cooling ducts for the OEM brakes up front, big sticky Gatorbacks on 16×8 rims, then they bumped the power by around 25% and then the ground effects and spoiler package. I kinda wonder if the covers for the lights makes a difference in the handling, but .90g from a G-Body from tricks that would work on most, if not all G-Bodies, is pretty dang impressive!
I don't know Nick, I stopped to fill up the 200 after work tonight and the way the precipitation was coming down and as cold as it is tonight, I wasn't sure if we weren't getting a little snow or just some rain.
Believe it or not, under federal law, that is a stop sign and has been since the 1800's, even though it hasn't been enforced in any of our lifetimes. Something else too, if somebody were to find themselves on the tracks as a train is coming, that is considering trespassing on federally protected land and should come with an arrest related as such too. One of the towns my parents used to live in (pre Lil' Sis and myself) had a suicide that happened like that right about the time they were buying the house there. They went to go have dinner with their realtor and her farmer husband (who are still family friends today) but needed to stop by the local funeral home on way there so she could talk to the owner (who, along with his family, also ended up friends of theirs') and when the realtor came out, she was ghost white............apparently he was working on the woman that did that and she wasn't in one piece when this friend of ours walked in and found him, she was not ready for that.......................
BTW, did you see the video of one specific street corner in Chilliwack that recently hit YouTube? Don't know what was going on there during 2015, but I wouldn't want to be any of the critters were wandering around that neighborhood in it!
Sadly Mike, people like my Lil' Sister, Mom, or myself (immediate family of a railroader) would likely be seen as "biased" against the person suing and any ambulance chaser worth his billable hours would make dang sure we wouldn't be allowed to serve on a jury for that law suit and even though he is retired, there's no way Dad or other railroaders would be allowed to be near the jury, let lone serve on it!
You know Tom, by the time Dad retired, he had come to suspect that some (if not many) of the alcohol related train deaths he worked as a Maintenence of Way Supervisor were also suicides, but alcohol was being used as a form of liquid courage to make the deed easier while the railroad was being used as additional insurance policy for the family for the reason we both mentioned.
Honestly, one of the things I like about my 200 is that it does look different than other midsized appliances, those (shudders) Camrys, in particular. It has chrome but isn't at '58 Buick levels of obnoxious, the roofline is different that anything other than the Charger, Avenger (it's twin) and the Chevy Cruze......oddly enough......... I also like the "Light Tube" LED headlight strip over the LED strips other cars have where the LED's are pointed straight forward since it lights up like an neon tube vs shooting light straight into traffic.
That problem proceeds portable phones (even the hardwired car type) by decades Harry, usually it's ignorance, alcohol, suicide, stupidity, impatience, ect than just smartphones, they're just a new thing to blame as well as to record the incident with.