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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

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Postby potownrob » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:49 am

Why are the roads out near Detroit rock city called 7 mile, 8 mile etc.?? It doesn't look to be the distance from the center of the city though it looks like it could correlate to that.
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Postby Squint » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:25 am

potownrob wrote:Why are the roads out near Detroit rock city called 7 mile, 8 mile etc.?? It doesn't look to be the distance from the center of the city though it looks like it could correlate to that.

Check out these two links:

http://detroitplanninghistory.weebly.com/1700-1900.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roads_and ... an_Detroit

The distance isn't to the city center but to "the direct east–west portion of Michigan Avenue, and M‑153 (Ford Road) west of Wyoming Avenue [which becomes] the "zero mile" baseline." <-- from the second link
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Postby potownrob » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:37 am

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potownrob wrote:Why are the roads out near Detroit rock city called 7 mile, 8 mile etc.?? It doesn't look to be the distance from the center of the city though it looks like it could correlate to that.

Check out these two links:

http://detroitplanninghistory.weebly.com/1700-1900.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roads_and ... an_Detroit

The distance isn't to the city center but to "the direct east–west portion of Michigan Avenue, and M‑153 (Ford Road) west of Wyoming Avenue [which becomes] the "zero mile" baseline." <-- from the second link
thanks for the info. that first link answered more about detroit in general but very good info.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Postby Squint » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:56 pm

Yeah, they are kind of linked because the history really does help give a better explanation as to the design.

But they were both interesting. So I linked them both. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Postby potownrob » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:34 am

Squint wrote:Yeah, they are kind of linked because the history really does help give a better explanation as to the design.

But they were both interesting. So I linked them both. :lol: :lol:

Kinda makes me wanna visit Detroit....kinda.......... :lol:
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Postby noob5,000,000 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:53 pm

I had an R35 GT-R get behind me yesterday. It was dark out but I could see the shape of the headlights in the rear view mirror. I was thinking, "Hey, those kind of look like GT-R headlights. It probably isn't one, though." Then I had to get in the right turn lane and I took a peek as it passed on my left and it totally was a GT-R. It's actually the 4th or 5th time I've seen a GT-R around here over the last year or so.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Postby AHTOXA » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:38 pm

noob5,000,000 wrote:I had an R35 GT-R get behind me yesterday. It was dark out but I could see the shape of the headlights in the rear view mirror. I was thinking, "Hey, those kind of look like GT-R headlights. It probably isn't one, though." Then I had to get in the right turn lane and I took a peek as it passed on my left and it totally was a GT-R. It's actually the 4th or 5th time I've seen a GT-R around here over the last year or so.


Not sure if these are a few of the same ones, but I see one at least every 2 weeks around here. Probably would be more often if I actually paid attention to them.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Postby noob5,000,000 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:17 am

I saw a new Corvette with a wing and front splitter with zebra camo on the front and rear ends. Must have been a ZR1 prototype.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Postby noob5,000,000 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:03 pm

Here's a bad photo of the Fisker Karma I saw in a Kroger parking lot:
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:31 pm

noob5,000,000 wrote:Here's a great photo of a VW Karman Ghia I saw in a Kroger parking lot:
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Postby noob5,000,000 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:18 am

I did see one of those in the same Kroger parking lot once.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

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noob5,000,000 wrote:I did see one of those in the same Kroger parking lot once.

I see a lahm yeller one every time I drive behind the corner shopping center when I look for people who are avoiding the traffic signal.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Postby noob5,000,000 » Mon May 07, 2018 7:21 pm

I saw another Fisker Karma yesterday, about a quarter mile from where I saw the first one. A light blue color this time.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Postby noob5,000,000 » Sun May 13, 2018 12:28 am

I saw yet another Fisker Karma two days ago :shock: . A red one this time.

I also found out that Fisker went bankrupt in 2013, a Chinese company bought "some of the assets of the company, the designs, rights to a plug-hybrid powertrain and a manufacturing facility in Delaware" in 2016 and re-commenced production (as the Karma Revero), and there is a dealer nearby that sells them.
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