My rant on how 99% of this forum thinks!

Discussion in '1988 Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette' started by Scuderium, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. Re: My rant on how 99% of this forum thinks!

    Brilliant post, Steve.<!-- Signature -->
     
  2. After proof reading this I drifted subjects...Sorry I had alot on my mind. I also ment to put this in the "fraud" posting, but I couldnt reply to it...here it goes:

    Why the hell are we still playing these stupid domestic vs. import forums? There isn't a true american car, there isn't a true foriegn car. The shareholders of ALL nationalities own these companies. For example all these high quality import camry's in the US are made here, thats right AMERICAN BUILT and providing us with jobs. Alot our AMERICAN MUSCLE engines by GM are built in Mexico, and alot of the legendary F-bodies built up north in canada. Im sure you all have more examples to cover who owns and builds all these cars.

    One of the more popular posts lately is comparing the Ferrari 360 to the Z06 corvette with a few other ex. Numbers don't lie, the 360 is a better car overall but you pay for it too. I have a few points I want to address:

    1) You compare apples and oranges with big production vs. rare exotic. The corporations that built pure sports cars (eg Corvette, viper etc) are several times bigger, which makes investors their key target to impress to make profits. Business is business, do you really think big companies/corporations are really going to pay attention to every last detail to perfect their cars? It's not their top priority as they prioritize to the current hot vehicle (SUV for now). To summarize this, making the ultimate car is not on their prioity list. Ferrari, for example remains focused in the exotic car class (they dont have to worry about shifting their budget to design an suv or a luxary car etc.) They don't compete with GM, Ford, etc. They compete with Lambo, Lotus, Bugati and all the supercar specialists. You don't think these multi billion dollar corporations can make the greatest sports car ever if they wanted to? They can, but they won't turn a profit because it will take years to catch up with the companies who have decades of racing experience.

    2) Most of the people's posts that I read from like to compare stock vs. stock. You always here crap like "this exotic 3.0 litre puts out more horsepower than your yank 5.7." Who cares about stock? That 5.7 will go alot more than that 3.0 in mods. Hell, even this Sledge hammer is simply a twin-turbo'd L98 (yup! that whooping 250 hp V8)Get a damn 3.0 almost 900 HP on pump gas! (there's your 255 mph record) The LS1 is getting there or already got 1000 hp on pump gas.

    For that Callaway is a Fraud post:

    I don't know how this sledgehammer vette is considered production? I guess they called it street legal and put it on the list for that. It can't be production if they didnt sell it! I guess it was another woulda/coulda/shoulda

    For the Americans only know straight line post:
    Were doing just fine, and once the S7 matures and hopefully new GT40 coming out we'll give you and the "foreign" mid engine cars a run for your money (we already are fine against them in our front-engine/rear wheel drive C5-R.)

    For the record, the Bugatti will be the best production sports car ever built. But records break and legends die...




     
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    Nice post. This Vette isn't production, but could be made for 400g's. The import vs domestic will never stop, even though many countries hold power in the auto world. Going from history is how everyone, and I think. You are, however, correct in explaining the luxury cars to domestic sports cars. We just like to compare the "hot" American cars (Z06, Viper) to Ferrari's in terms of speed and handling.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    All I have to say is, very intelligent post. Have a nice day!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    You know.. I think your the first person here that is completely logical. Everything you said is completely right. Most of the people hear are jackasses that compare the dumbest things. They go to the 1900 2hp suck-a-cock mobile and say "The Viper owns this." I mean jeezus, why don't you compare a go kart to a skateboard. Anyway, thanks for the post.. I'm glad to know that some people don't have their heads up their asses.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from BugattiFan</i>
    <b>You know.. I think your the first person here that is completely logical. Everything you said is completely right. Most of the people hear are jackasses that compare the dumbest things. They go to the 1900 2hp suck-a-cock mobile and say "The Viper owns this." I mean jeezus, why don't you compare a go kart to a skateboard. Anyway, thanks for the post.. I'm glad to know that some people don't have their heads up their asses.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Totally<!-- Signature -->
     
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    See, Steve, the problem is you wandered into the indipendant car forums, where those of us moderating can't keep up with the idiocy constantly posted. The average IQ in this set of forums stands at a bit below 20. Even if there were a hundred of us that made perfect sense, like you just did, we'd only account for .25% of the total population, not enough to raise the average IQ any appreciable amount.

    Thanks for keeping my faith in the internet community from completely going under! <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"><!-- Signature -->
     
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    LOL. Do you have fun as a moderator?<!-- Signature -->
     
  9. STEVE RULES!

    Well done steve! I was doing something to the same effect when my computer froze up. I am so glad it did because yours was much more intelligent and based on frustration and not anger like mine. I am glad to be a human when I read something like that and I think that if the 98.542% of people on this website who have their heads up their asses read this, they will now realize that when they talk all we hear is SHIT!

    P.S. Steve should be in C/D to reply to all the Backfires from angry readers.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Well I'm damn glad to hear that at least one other person in the website thinks logical. Could we please stop the "My Ferrari is better than your tricycle" thing that everyone has been doing?
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from buvettei</i>
    <b>Well I'm damn glad to hear that at least one other person in the website thinks logical. Could we please stop the "My Ferrari is better than your tricycle" thing that everyone has been doing?</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->yes i think that gets on everybody's nerves so please evrybody keep cool!<!-- Signature -->
     
  12. Re: My rant on how 99% of this forum thinks!

    tru dat all
    people who compare major differs are dumb because its completely obvious info 99% of the time.


    "My other rides your girlfriend"
     
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    i dunno wot yall talkin bout but this car is fugly<!-- Signature -->
     
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    i don't think so.<!-- Signature -->
     
  15. WtF!

    The data for this car aren't true, there is no proof that it is.
    If this was really the fastest street car out there, why haven't I even heard of this car? I've heard of Callaway but not the Sledgehammer. Peace.
     
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    none has replied that seems strange!
     
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    when the hell u gonna make an intelligent post? mayb if u read the post when u aint stoned it would make sum sense 2 ya
     
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    I agree totally with most of the posts in this forum and it does make me angry at the people who are ignorant enough to believe wat constitues a sportscar!!!! Ive observed with some measure of disdain that wat most of these forums are about is the slagging off of the motor industry world wide.. I enter the argument knowing that i drive a European four cylinder (1982 Renault Turbo to be exact). To these people i would like to say that it doesnt matter what you drive!! i get into my little beast and every time i drive it it puts a smile on my face. Ive looked at upgrading it and someday i everntually will but why would i when it is such an enjoyable drive? To all those one eyed wankers out there id say just enjoy what you are driving in.. it might not be a supercar but isnt it the true meaning of motoring??
     
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    The Corvette is all American!
     
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    and who gives a pig's arse?

    Nobody
     
  21. Re: My rant on how 99% of this forum thinks!

    Proof that intelligent life does exist in the Indies...
     

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