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Last updated on August 6th, 2017 at 06:49 am
Australian Greens senator Bob Brown:
Our prime minister still thinks burning more coal, producing V12 cars and the burning of forests for woodchips is economic sense.
It should be obvious that burning forests isn’t a very effective means of producing woodchips; they’d tend to end up, well, burned. And Australian automakers build no V12 cars. Never have, sadly. Why do leftoid greendreamers struggle so on matters automotive? (Be aware, too, that Brown’s giddy mistakes came not during a hurried live interview but in a prepared statement.)
- I think it’s high time for someone to make a V-16 mid-engine two-passenger roadster that uses a gallon per mile.Posted by Hucbald on 2007 03 29 at 12:50 PM • permalink
- How a four-wheel drive with two v-6 motors powering each end?Posted by -keith in mtn. view on 2007 03 29 at 01:13 PM • permalink
- I can beat that, I drove an M1A1 Abrams main battle tank. I believe it got around 4 gallons to the mile…….Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 29 at 01:17 PM • permalink
- Key point of difference – Greens believe in cultivating forests for bushfires.Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 03 29 at 03:36 PM • permalink
- bought a book a while ago for a mate… consisted of 12 photo spreads detailing the cream of Nick Mason’s collection out at Goodwood or Brooklands or one of those old English tracks…. came with a CD recording of the noise they made as they did a curcuit… the noise the V12 powered BRM made was, well, we used to play it when we returned drunk from the pub…. team of mechanics required at all times, but when on song… as on this CD, just wow!
- Bob’s other car is a mardi gras float.Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 03 29 at 08:41 PM • permalink
- Put two Packard Merlins in your coupe, one for each axle. That should do it.Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 03 29 at 09:04 PM • permalink
- This behemoth, Big Lizzie, named after Ford’s Tin Lizzie, had a top speed of two miles an hour but travelled significantly slower than that, sometimes around a mile a day. Probably used several hundred gallons to the mile on its five hundred mile journey from Melbourne to Mildura.
- V-16?Posted by dean martin on 2007 03 30 at 02:46 AM • permalink
- #6 RebeccaH:
Tim, leftoid greendreamers can’t speak with any authority on cars because their experience is largely limited to bicycles and rusty old VW vans.
You might like to ask Brown what he drives. The last time I heard him answer that question, he had to admit it was the Ford Galaxy that we taxpayers buy for Senators.
- I think Jaguar was the only manufacturer to mass-produce a V12 engine. It was not with out problems, ( heat-soak causing valve seats to drop, etc,etc) however I did have the pleasure of seeing an twin turbo example that was alleged to have been able to put many tonnes of gaia killing goodness.
I used to own a much more sedate XJ6, to this day, it was the only car where you could watch the fuel gauge needle visible drop as you drive. I also used to love scaring the proles with the dual tank feature, by letting one tank run out, giving the impression of running out of fuel – of course it’s only actually funny as long as you remembered to fill *both* tanks :).
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