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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Well I joined SA in 2007 so that makes me about 12.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Are all New Zealand AC fans as 'friendly' as the ones on this thread? They are doing Auckland a disservice. Supporters of other teams might worry that they will have the crap beaten out of them if they go to Auckland in 2021.
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    And cue one of my favourite jokes: "Sometimes the bull wins."
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    New 2020 Corvette

    Jay Leno in his video says it is going to have a double clutch whatever the hell that is.
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    2019 52 SUPER SERIES

    Seven different winners in a nine race series. Downwind speeds of up to 25 knots. Check the boats together at 0:46. I often think about why these boots are not been used for the America's Cup. The daily video reports though short are worth watching as well.
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    New 2020 Corvette

    And they're going to produce it in right hand drive for us Aussies (and others). Speculation is they will be AUS$150,000 down here. Naturally aspirated. Go America.
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    what is it?

    NTFM SYRA 18 launched during Foiling Week at Lake Garda last week, PS: I cheated.
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    Random PicThread

    Arden St Coogee in Sydney looking south from about no 143. By the look of the cars (on the left, a Datsun 1200 (red) and a Holden Torana SS (?) (yellow) I thinking early/mid 70s.The green spaces on the left at the bottom of the hill are the reserves surrounding Coogee Beach.
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    WTF Australia
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    Scotland Anarchy

    Did a similar thing last September, returning after 21 years. Re Islay, we caught the ferry from Kennecraig to Port Askaig but departed from Port Ellen back to Kennecraig. Not only did the ferry scedule suit it allowed us to mix it up a bit on Islay. At Port Ellen we stayed at the very nice Islay Hotel which has a great restaurant. Staying at Port Ellen allowed us to check out the distilleries close by. I know you've been before but there is now a near new dedicated cycle way (The Three Distilleries Pathway). Eliminates the driving problem! A visit to Portnahaven is a must and just south of of Port Charlotte. A classic Scottish fishing village complete with slightly suspicious residents who give you the up and down when you visit the pub. Away from Islay, I'd think about places in Argyll (eg Inverary, Lockawe). Anyway, as you know it is all beautiful. One thing you will notice is how much the food has improved in 20 years. We were very pleasantly surprised and can't recall having a bad meal. Some of the meals were quite special (eg, langoustines that were caught that day using the boat owned by the restaurant). The focus, as elsewhere in the world these days, is on local produce.
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    Who killed MR. CLEAN?

    Just what you need in ..... ahem ..... a chamois.
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    Random PicThread

    A paper on the history of Gary Beverages confirms the dodgy handling: During the late 1930s, another strange looking vehicle caught Fred Gary’s eye – he thought it was just the thing to catch the public eye as well. The Gary Beverage Company was advertised on the aluminum “fuselage” of a bus-car called the Dymaxion, one of just three invented by Buckminster Fuller. It had only three wheels – two in the front and one in the back – “and it was very tricky to drive,” Fred Gary remembered. “You steered it with the rear wheel. If you wanted to go to the right, the rear of the car would go slightly to the left; if you were going quickly to the right, it would force the car over (to the left) and probably hit an oncoming car.” But Fred survived in the vehicle “I think I paid $200 for. A friend drove it from D.C. to Raleigh and I drove it from there to Charlotte. I wanted it for advertising purposes.” Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (1895-1983) was an American visionary, designer, architect, poet, author and inventor. Fred Gary bought the vehicle from an employee at the U.S. Bureau of Standards where he had been employed before joining his father in the beverage business. He said that one day, after it was gassed up, the gas cap was accidentally left off, the thing caught fire and “melted right where it was.”
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    SailGP - Sydney Inaugural Regatta

    Sportsbet have a market. Aussies favourites at $2.50