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A question for NASCAR fans
Tampa Bay Times ^ | 2/26/12 | GeorgiaDawg32

Posted on 02/26/2012 10:33:37 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32

In an article in the Tampa Bay Times, the UAW made a point that 31 of 43 cars in the race today are made in Detroit (Their intent is to mock Mittens, which, on its face, isn't difficult to do).

Here is the quote: "The union says 31 of 43 cars racing tomorrow are made by one America's big three auto makers."

Now, as stupid as this statement is, my question is this. Let's assume for one minute these race cars were made in Detroit, what, exactly, would they look like? If they were made to look like the existing cars, what would be wrong with them, I mean, besides missing motor mounts, loose bolts etc.

Let your imaginations run.....

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1 posted on 02/26/2012 10:33:39 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

As far as I know all the cars are hand built in shops throughout the south.


2 posted on 02/26/2012 10:35:44 AM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Of course, most of these cars are built in the shadow of the Charlotte Motor Speedway near Concord NC with non union highly motivated and highly skilled pit mechanic and pit teams.

The only thing Detroit could make today could race in the Berkeley 30: The Volt NASCAR race. Gentlemen, plug in your batteries. And will the crowd please shut up so we can hear if these damned things are even running yet?

That would be today’s Detroit race.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 10:37:58 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: omega4179

That’s correct, thus the stupidity of the unions’ statement.


4 posted on 02/26/2012 10:39:15 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (Obama 2011: "Let them eat peas")
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

The only similarity that any of the cars have to the crap that comes out of Detroit is the name badge, four wheels and tires, a hood and a trunk. Not to mention everything about them is now designed built and essentially manufactured in Moorseville, NC, or somewhere close to it.


5 posted on 02/26/2012 10:40:21 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

The only thing that’s standard - at least in the division I know - is the roof. Everything else is fabricated. Probably the same for these Cup guys...


6 posted on 02/26/2012 10:41:10 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I am still ticked at the Unions, Obama and the Democrats (I know, all synonymous) for closing down Saturn because Saturn was in a right to work state.

If you look around at plant closings, a disproportionate number are in “Right to Work” States. The Union is getting their revenge, before they finally die and take the nation with them.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 10:41:10 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
BS.There is no factory built race car. Since Ms Union, refers to the big 3, I assume the claim that Toyota is not built in the US is false. They are. Most parts in the big three aren't made in the US. More union lies.
8 posted on 02/26/2012 10:42:37 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

No pit stops. Long extension cord.

9 posted on 02/26/2012 10:42:49 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

The closest these race car will come to Detroit is when they haul them up to Michigan International Speedway in June and August in the back of some haulers.


10 posted on 02/26/2012 10:42:55 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Let's assume for one minute these race cars were made in Detroit, what, exactly, would they look like? If they were made to look like the existing cars, what would be wrong with them . . . . . .

Well, for starters, they wouldn't have the right engines in them capable of producing 80 bazillion horsepower, nor would they have ANY of the protective equipment such as the roll cage and the HANS device. They also wouldn't have the right tires, right seat, right fuel tank, right windshield, right paint color or the right cooling system.

However, on the bright side, they WOULD have the correct union labels adorning every piece of hardware in the car . . . . . . . . !



(And, they would have a sleeping union "worker" in the back of EVERY car shipped from Detroit!)

11 posted on 02/26/2012 10:44:55 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Only a Union thug would say something like that, he should do some research.


12 posted on 02/26/2012 10:45:46 AM PST by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

NASCAR is to “stock cars” as silicone is to actresses.


13 posted on 02/26/2012 10:48:55 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The only thing Detroit could make today could race in the Berkeley 30: The Volt NASCAR race. Gentlemen, plug in your batteries. And will the crowd please shut up so we can hear if these damned things are even running yet?

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I’m somewhat surprised that some Green group hasn’t yet organized an alternative fuels car race of some kind.


14 posted on 02/26/2012 10:58:11 AM PST by Eccl 10:2
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
It is a NASCAR rule that race cars have to be built in America. Toyotas qualify as American built. The media is naive, as always. The 31 cars they speak of are representatives of the big three auto makers headquartered in Detroit.

Most of what is built in Detroit, or southern Michigan by the big three are their pick up trucks. The cars seen on the track are medium and full sized models 'mostly' made in other parts of the US, Canada or Mexico.

15 posted on 02/26/2012 10:59:40 AM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Sense there is only one car company left in America that is American and not owned by the government then I guess they would look like fords. GM is government owned and Dodge is
as foreign as Toyota.


16 posted on 02/26/2012 11:01:43 AM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Eccl 10:2
I’m somewhat surprised that some Green group hasn’t yet organized an alternative fuels car race of some kind.

The Cup guys are using E15 now - (Ethanol 15%)- The Greenies are in NASCAR now

17 posted on 02/26/2012 11:03:12 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Btw, I’m pulling for the Fords. Doubt Obama is today.

1. Biffle #16
2. Kennseth #17
3. Edwards #99

Or any of the 13 Fords.


18 posted on 02/26/2012 11:17:32 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I do know that any of their union-made transmissions wouldn’t last for even half a race.


19 posted on 02/26/2012 11:31:40 AM PST by Bullish (12-22-2012)
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To: Eccl 10:2

“I’m somewhat surprised that some Green group hasn’t yet organized an alternative fuels car race of some kind.”

It’d have to be a real short distance (the Duracell 13.1) or a real long time one, what with eight-hour refueling stops to recharge the batteries.

That could make a good comedy film.


20 posted on 02/26/2012 11:42:22 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: libertarian27
The Cup guys are using E15 now - (Ethanol 15%)- The Greenies are in NASCAR now

High performance motors LOVE alcohol. It's got the equivalent of higher octane in gasoline, so you can run higher compression, greater spark advance, and greater valve overlap. The only problem is that you have to burn more alcohol to get the same power you would with gasoline.

Formula One cars, as well as alcohol class dragsters run alcohol. But they burn A LOT of alcohol, and it's highly caustic, not a very "green fuel."

Mark

21 posted on 02/26/2012 12:01:19 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Timing on this is perfect!
He said while sitting here waiting for Datona to get started.
22 posted on 02/26/2012 12:17:06 PM PST by norton
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To: MarkL

It’d be one thing if NASCAR went E15 because they wanted to or thought it was a good ‘racing’ idea - they put it in place because of their ‘Green Initiative” to “go green” crap.

This stuff is more expensive and requires adjustments to motors - the big-three divisions can afford this - the other lower classes will just have to pony-up and ‘go green’ when this stuff trickles down.

They want E15 across America, many older cars can’t handle it (many NASCAR fans drive older cars - it’s the demographic) So if Gordon and Stewart are going green it must be OK - time to buy another car....(NASCAR has become very lame these last few years - another feather in the cap)


23 posted on 02/26/2012 12:19:22 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: PLMerite; Eccl 10:2

See post 3.


24 posted on 02/26/2012 1:03:25 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Here’s your NASCAR:

NASCAR Bans The ‘General Lee’ From Phoenix Race Due To Confederate Flag

http://www.sbnation.com/nascar/2012/2/17/2804926/nascar-general-lee-phoenix-bubba-watson-2012

Wouldn’t want to offend either one of the two black NASCAR fans.


25 posted on 02/26/2012 1:40:04 PM PST by suthener
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