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Here we are at the Bluelake Park show in Portland Oregon USA. Its held around the first weekend in June, put on by the N.W. Datsun Owners?

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1200rallycar
Posted: 2002/9/26 14:25  Updated: 2002/9/26 14:25
No life (a.k.a. DattoMaster)
Joined: 2002/3/20
From: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 8221
 Re: Bluelake
dont mean to take attention away from your car its pretty nice and original looking with the chrome strips still attached

but what the hell has that car next to yours got holding its tyres, are they wheels or hubcaps, ahh who cares they are horrid

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dimlight65
Posted: 2002/9/26 18:22  Updated: 2002/9/26 18:22
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Joined: 2001/2/7
From: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Posts: 1003
 Re: Bluelake
The hubcaps (or to be more correct, wheelcovers) on the red car are called "Moon Discs." They were popular on Bonneville Speedsters in the fifties and sixties here in the states. They are supposed to be more aerodynamic than regular wheels and therefore good for top speed runs on the salt flats.
I agree though, they are horrible looking.

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1200rallycar
Posted: 2002/9/27 7:33  Updated: 2002/9/27 7:33
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 Re: Bluelake
well if you want to talk technical i bet they hold in a heap of hot air too, you know creating a stagnation point for air flow, but then again the lower pressure of the air rushing past the inside would suck some air out, but overall negative effect!

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dimlight65
Posted: 2002/9/27 14:49  Updated: 2002/9/27 14:49
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From: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Posts: 1003
 Re: Bluelake
I think I'm following you line of thinking that the brakes will overheat. The thing is, on top-speed salt-flat cars, they never use the brakes until the end of the run, and at that point they just have to stop the car once. Plus, they usually have a mile or more to do it. The aerodynamic advantage outweighs the need for brake cooling. In that situation.
On a street car or race car however, they are death on a stick. "Death on a stick?" What the hell does that mean? Oh, never mind.

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1200rallycar
Posted: 2002/11/1 11:53  Updated: 2002/11/1 11:53
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 8221
 Re: Bluelake
how did this person manage to get such a big high quality picture posted, everthing i post needs reduction in size and quality and turns out half as good as original

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Lobster
Posted: 2002/11/1 12:15  Updated: 2002/11/1 12:15
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Joined: 2002/8/25
From: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 1618
 Re: Bluelake
dunno...
It is only 77k big though... Not too huge...


Dude is that a 1200 ute in the backgroudn with the purple and the pink Z's on the side?

Or perhaps just an evil Deceptacon trying to destroy the Autobots?

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tens_and_twenties
Posted: 2002/11/1 17:27  Updated: 2002/11/1 17:27
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Joined: 2001/10/15
From: Arlington, TX, USA
Posts: 1305
 Re: Bluelake
It's a 620 pick-up...

... but that's really funny

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ddgonzal
Posted: 2002/11/2 4:12  Updated: 2002/11/2 4:12
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Joined: 2001/5/3
From: 48 North
Posts: 31594
 Re: Bluelake
Quote:
how did this person manage to get such a big high quality picture posted

Two things:
1) The picture is only about 2/3 height
2) Download a freeware jpeg-resizing program and play with the % quality as well as the image size (resolution). This can make a huge difference in file size.