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  1. BlaRo

    Cancer Sucks

    That might be the case, though it's been too long since I've been to a Ringmeet... :(
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    What car(s) did you hate at launch but have grown to like as time has passed? Or vice versa

    I'm going to second/third/fourth the Bangle-era BMWs, especially the coupes, and give credit to Chris Bangle for singlehandedly shaking up ("disrupting") the world of automotive design to the extent that the entirety of the late-2000s aped the elements he introduced. Same goes for the...
  3. BlaRo

    Cancer Sucks

    I haven't logged in in forever, but I feel that it would be crass of me to continue being a part of this community without chiming in, no matter how pithy it might seem. I have attempted to pay tribute on Twitter, or in FB comments, where I've been fortunate enough to be friends with some of the...
  4. BlaRo

    Post Your Watches

    No worries. Nabster's been kind enough to rebuild a few inexpensive pieces I've acquired over the past year or so, and it was illuminating to pick his brain for this article I wrote for Worn & Wound last year: A Restoration Story: Breathing New Life Into a $45 Timex “Roulette" One of my...
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    Where we are going, there might not be roads... '99 Fiat Panda 4x4

    I will straight-up buy this off you and ship it to America in 2024 when it'll be legal to bring over.
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    Last of the hatchbacks: 2002 Saab 9-3 SE 5-door

    Hah, I made that keychain for him. Kept one for myself for the inevitable day when I get a Saab myself...
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    Ownership Verified: BlaRo's Moto Gutsy

    It's never been an issue. The saddlebags only get damaged if they actually touch the pipes. It's happened a few times, but these are cheap old saddlebags, and I've been impressed by how long they've held up.
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    Ownership Verified: BlaRo's Moto Gutsy

    So, I got it shipped up to Vermont, where I'll be for the next two years. Just a dude named Chadd (two Ds) and his wife, and a pickup truck full of vintage bikes. And a dog. Had to buy a new battery for it. $25 from Amazon. Fired right up. I went on some nice rides. Too damn cold...
  9. BlaRo

    Where In The World Is..?

    Fender eliminator is from here on eBay. Side bags were NOS scooter bags from the 70s also on eBay, they're harder to find now. I used Givi side frames to mount them to the V7, which you can find here.
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    Where In The World Is..?

    LOL everyone's on Instagram now, not just latte-drinking beard-grooming fixie-riding hipsters or whatever 2008 standup comedy bit you're stealing from. :yes: Yep, I recently rejoined for networking purposes (and to post cat pics). But I moved back to the East Coast now, starting grad school...
  11. BlaRo

    I'll have some off - 1990 Land Rover Discovery Bobtail

    How many of those hacky "ZOMBIE RESPONSE VEHICLE" stickers did you have to peel off the bodywork? ;)
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    2015 Fiat 500, Fifties Timewarp Edition: Meet "Basil"

    Took the Fiat on a road trip from Austin to Denver a few weeks ago. These photos are all from my phone and I've finally finished editing most of them. Those of you who follow me on Instagram probably saw some of these. All packed up Awesome unpretentious little BBQ place, two hours west of...
  13. BlaRo

    The great FG postcard swap!

    Just got mine, thanks mgkdk :happy: Here it is in front of my Christmas tree, my ever-growing assemblage of Legos, and my cowboy hat, of course
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    2015 Fiat 500, Fifties Timewarp Edition: Meet "Basil"

    Seeing as you own a car for mobsters, I wouldn't be surprised if it already smells like marinara sauce in there. :P - - - Updated - - -
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    2015 Fiat 500, Fifties Timewarp Edition: Meet "Basil"

    A cute car is a cute car, enough said.
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    2015 Fiat 500, Fifties Timewarp Edition: Meet "Basil"

    It works pretty well! It helps that the interior isn't pitch black like nearly ever car I've had, also. - - - Updated - - - Yes, I'm sure you'll be gloating on the sidelines: "I told you so."
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    2015 Fiat 500, Fifties Timewarp Edition: Meet "Basil"

    Obviously when the transmission explodes at 26,000 miles I'll say, "hell, it's under warranty" and attempt to sweet-talk my way into dropping an Abarth 5-speed drivetrain into it. :D
  18. BlaRo

    Ownership Verified: My American Japanese: 2003 Honda Odyssey

    That thing looks like it's in great shape, which is harder to find these days. Hope you enjoy it!