Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thursday Twister: Hofmeister Kink

The Thursday Twister is back with another quiz set to expand your mind and drive you nuts at the same time.  This week we are looking for cars with the Hofmeister Kink, and we aren't talking about that viral video were the Hoff-meister gets kinky with a cheeseburger, we are talking about Wilhelm Hofmeister's signature forward bend of the C-pillar.

Image from flickr via creative commons

To start this party, I'm posting this BMW 3200 CS (1962-1965), but specifically I am looking for more coupes/sedans/wagons with the Hofmeister kink/kick/knick.


Standard contest rules are as follows: 

1. Only one car per comment (be sure to hit the refresh button on your browser before you post in case someone else has posted since you loaded the page).  Do not nest the replies, just reply to the main post -- if you reply to someone elses comment it should be in reference to his comment and not a pop-up headlight submission.

2. You can post again, but only after someone else posts another car.

3. The contest will end when K2 Mystery Car is happy with the size of the list.

4. One submission per generation of car.

5. Each car must be a running/driving car (no clay model prototypes) and at least two must have been built of that particular car (no one-offs). 

6. No anonymous submissions -- pick a name with the Name/URL dropdown.

Ready....Set...Post!

260 comments:

  1. 1951 Kaiser Deluxe Golden Dragon
    [img]http://s.hswstatic.com/gif/1951-1953-kaiser-dragon-8.jpg.jpg[/img]

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    1. Again, just for clarity, Vince has already claimed the BMW 3200 CS.

      [img]http://www.coachbuild.com/gallery/d/34864-2/Bertone_BMW_3200CS_Coupe_1962_06.jpg[/img]

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  2. I can only think of the J right now. Must think harder!
    [img]http://home.comcast.net/~ljfid/fids_hj_photos/0401redcar1.jpg[/img]

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  3. BMW 1600 GT
    [img]http://www.madle.org/bmwg1600cpe2.jpg[/img]

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  4. Here is a real beauty! Fiat (Fix It Again Tony)

    [img]http://www.carsonline.com.au/1955_FIAT_8V.jpg[/img]

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    1. Cisitalia, Siata, Fiat , Ferrari, we're all so beautiful in the early 50s when Farina did them....I wnder if this had the little Fiat 8V?

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  5. You knew to expect this from me... 1957 & 1958 Buick (Super/Roadmaster Only)
    Same body both years, only difference is chrome at front & rear
    [img]http://www.plan59.com/images/JPGs/bu57red.jpg[/img]

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  6. Fiat Dino Coupe

    [img]http://ir.ebaystatic.com/rs/v/ecpmrv1q5a1n5kj3kheekdsuoq5.jpg[/img]

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  7. 63 Olds Starfire

    [img]http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/1370/2341/3423670002_large.jpg[\img]

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  8. e28

    [img]http://www.carsbase.com/photo/BMW-M5_E28_mp2_pic_64045.jpg[/img]

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  9. http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Archive/Event/Item/1948-CADILLAC-SERIES-62-CUSTOM-2-DOOR-HARDTOP-43682.
    1948 Cadillac 62 custom coupe" fastback"

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    1. can admin open my link? I cannot get a photo to embed from this iPad.

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    2. Here you go.

      [img]http://www.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/43682/43682_Side_Profile_Web.jpg[/img]

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    3. Thanks...I think this is the oldest one!

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  10. [img]http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Studebaker/55-Studebaker-Commander_DV_11_SJ_01.jpg[/img]

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  11. And you expect this from me of course: Volvo 242.

    It's very small, but the Kink is there at the back corner of the rear quarter window.

    [img]http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx186/letsgobowling/Volvo%20242/242_with_5zigen_GN_a_zpsff8d962f.jpg[/img]

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    1. Here's a better close-up shot showing the babyknick. I just had to shamelessly promote my own 242 above ^.

      [img]http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s294/jonnyparolin/peeps_75volvo242dl-6.jpg[/img]

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    1. Ah sh*t! I am SOOOOOOOOOOO sorry!

      Welcome to "Invasion of the Giant Foci".

      And I even clicked "Preview" rather than "Publish", but it seems like it published anyway. If I knew the secret code to delete my own message, I would do so.

      DT, please remove that mess if you can.

      (hangs his head in shame, and writes on the blackboard 100 times "Don't be that guy. Don't be that guy"

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    2. Ok, deleted the original comment for you.

      To check image size before posting, just open it in a new browser tab (using only the url of the image itself). You'll see pretty clearly if it's bigger than our site can handle.

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    3. Thanks CFlo. I did open the image in a new window. However, I neglected to then "click" in the image. My Firefox window scales for display, but when you click on the image, it resizes to actual size.

      Kaboom! the Giant Focus appears!

      So, here is a more reasonable view (he says, with a quiver in his voice):

      [img]http://marlin-car.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/2010-ford-focus-ses-sedan.jpg[/img]

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  13. I just realized that most modern BMWs have this type of c-pillar. This morning I couldn't think of one off the top of my head and I there is one in my garage duh.

    [img]http://www.carriebv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/bmw-e46-tuning.jpg[/img]

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  14. Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato.

    [img]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-26E9eWAZzBs/TXadi5UCqoI/AAAAAAAAA3s/VbjCQlS4-MQ/s400/Alfa-Romeo-1600-Junior-Z-1973.jpg[/img]

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  15. Golden Hawk?
    [img]http://www.1956goldenhawk.com/58gh/58gh-joe%2520parsons.jpg[/img]

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  16. Saab Sonnet III
    [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/18/Sonett3.jpg[/img]

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  17. Is this enough C?

    [img]http://carinpicture.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Ford-Model-T-Delivery-Car-1912-Photo-02-800x600.jpg[/img]

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  18. Fantastic entries, everyone! Really brilliant. Here is our results thus far. Please feel free to argue your case if you feel I've listed your car incorrectly. We'll put it to the general vote and default to Vince, unless anybody has an objection.

    Results
    1. Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato (Gianni)
    2. BMW 1600 GT (Zach)
    3. BMW 3200 CS (Vince)
    4. BMW E46 3-series (Sean Scott)
    5. Buick Roadmaster (Hunsbloger)
    6. Cadillac Series 62 Custom (Tom Minch)
    7. Fiat 8V (Sean Scott)
    8. Fiat Dino Coupe (Gianni)
    9. Ford Focus (Bobinott)
    10. Henry J (Sean Scott)
    11. Infiniti G37 (Rod Salvador)
    12. Kaiser Deluxe Golden Dragon (Scooter)
    13. Oldsmobile Starfire (Sean T)
    14. Studebaker Commander (Sean Scott)
    15. Studebaker Golden Hawk (Zach)

    Leader Board
    4 – Sean Scott ***Current Leader***
    2 – Zach
    2 – Gianni
    1 – Vince
    1 – Scooter
    1 – Hunsbloger
    1 – Sean T
    1 – Tom Minch
    1 – Bobbinot
    1 – Rob Salvador

    Rule Benders
    1. Saab Sonnett (Hunsbloger)
    2. Volvo 242 (CFlo)

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  19. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 12, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    if e24 isn't the answer, I don't wanna know the question.

    [img]http://www.perillocollision.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/E24M6_17.jpg[/img]

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  20. [img]http://www.goodcarpicture.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Mercedes-Benz-C-Class-Coupe-Black-Color.jpg[/img]

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  21. I know it's not technically a car, but my transportation-appliance entry is:

    (hate to shamelessly promote half my own vehicles in one post)

    ... A Prius?

    [img]http://www.chargeandride.com/prius.png[/img]

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    1. Hybrids and electric cars are fair game as they aren't defined otherwise within the rules. I like the wheels! What do the "other half" consist of?

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    2. a dark grey 2014 Elantra SE and a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R 1000:

      [img]http://www.chargeandride.com/suz.jpg[/img]

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    3. Oh, man - GREAT bike! I used to have an early 90s GSXR1100. It was also a fantastic bike. I don't know about yours, but mine was clearly built with the intent on removing every tiny bit of weight possible. I overtightened -by hand- the oil drain once and cracked the pan. Never had a similar issue with the VFR I had concurrently. But then, the 1100 was oh so much more fun to ride. Unless I had a long ride, that is. Then it was definitely VFR time, which was as comfortable as the GSXR was fast.

      That Elantra is a surprisingly great deal for the money. The Koreans continue to bring it. Obviously, you don't drive them all (at once). Is one for your significant other?

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    4. I've had a few carburetor-fueled GSX-R's, and a few other bikes... Had a late 80s GSX-R 750, an early 90s 750, a 2003 1000 and a 2004 1000 before this bike, as far as GSX-R's go. Huge difference the fuel injection makes, even compared to the best flat-slide-equipped side drafts. I've got to say, the bikes have improved in comfort & ergonomics more than anything in the past 20 years. I rode mine on a 2000+ mile, 36-hour round-trip road trip to the southern states. Didn't hesitate to use the bike the very next day for running errands around town. I also had a similar problem with the oil drain plug, thanks to overzealous tightening by a previous owner. Besides the GSX-R's, I've also had a bunch of other great Japanese bikes like a 1985 VF700F Interceptor, '82 VF750S Sabre, and about two dozen UJM's of all shapes and sizes. The mid-1970's Kawasaki KZ900's have to be my favorites of those.

      The Elantra was meant to replace my S.O.'s previous vehicle. She had a 2007 Corolla LE, and the Elantra serves admirably as a suitable replacement. Did a little research and found the Koreans to be a great value. My only complaint, the rear shocks being junk, was easily remedied with a set of KYB "Gas-A-Just" shocks.

      With heated electric clothing, the bikes once served as my year-round commuter transportation. In NYC - brutal - I know. Then, slowly the Hilux became the commuter/daily driver on rainy and snowy days. Now, a Prius. Gotta say that, as a hybrid-electric it's very fuel-efficient when it comes to sitting in traffic for two hours straight.

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    5. I hear your pain, brother. My VFR was the last of my bikes, replaced by sports cars. Not quite the same and I still look wistfully when a bike goes by. But the time period where riding is comfortable without a lot of fancy gear in the Northeast is just too short for me. I stowed my NA for two months and I'm out driving it again today. I would've been hesitant to do that on my motorcycle.

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  23. [img]http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Alfa%20Romeo/87-Alfa-Milano-Verde-DV-10-CI_0002.jpg[/img]

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  24. Peugeot 407 SW

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peugeot_407

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  25. Alfa Romeo 164

    [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/Alfa164_Quadrifoglio.jpg[/img]

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  26. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/Citroen_CX_Prestige_long_wheel_base_2347cc_March_1983.JPG[/img]

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  28. [img]http://onlycarspictures.com/uploads/volvo/volvo-263gl-prototype/volvo-263gl-prototype-08.jpg[/img]

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    1. Wasn't the 263 a one-off?

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    2. It was a kink-free prototype, according to my records. But I could be wrong!

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  29. Honda Accord

    [img]http://img2.sm360.ca/ir/w510h352/images/newcar/2014/honda/accord-berline/touring/sedan/main/2014_Honda_Accord_Touring_Main.png[/img]

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  30. [img]http://www.allpar.com/photos/dodge/charger/2015-z/side-profile.jpg[/img]

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    1. How many times do I have to remind you to flush your cache! ;-)

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  31. Subaru Legacy GT

    [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Ye4oI7B0I74/S8WxIzj2rwI/AAAAAAAAAx4/nRwQBlBnz-Y/s400/2010-subaru-legacy-2-5-gt-8_460x0w.jpg[/img]

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  32. [img]http://dgraves.smugmug.com/photos/368532155_k3gCc-L.jpg[/img]

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  33. BMW 1602
    [img]http://motoburg.com/images/bmw-1602-01.jpg[/img]

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    1. Point of order - would, say, a 67 Camaro be too far a stretch of the rules?

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    2. I believe so. Like the Sonnet, there's a distinction between the lower angle being part of the fender (a "haunch", if you will) and not part of the pillar, as it was designed by Wilhelm Hofmeister. If a majority disagree with me, speak up!

      [img]http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/06/28/19/46/1967_chevrolet_camaro-pic-21806.jpeg[/img]

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    3. I think it has to be part of the pillar or almost every car would qualify...

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    4. I haven't been commanded by El Jefe to police, only to indicate when I thought the Twister was all unraveled. But it occurs to me that it might be helpful to get feedback and potentially discuss/argue it out. Nobody wants negative feedback, but still; you can't learn from silence in this case. And, of course, it's not just my opinion that counts. What do you guys say, more feedback or just keep on trucking without comment?

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    5. Keep on truckin' seems to be the consensus. Just know that if I don't agree with your assessment, I'm putting the car in the Rule Benders list and not including that one in the Leader Board. I suppose you'll just have to argue your case at a later time.

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    6. By the way, there's a simple visual calculation to determine if it's a Hofmeister kink or not. Just saying, in case anybody was wondering... :-)

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    7. Wow, that Camaro is quite the rule bender, but I like it...so...yes!! More the merrier, right?

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    8. It went on the Rules Benders list.

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  34. VW Dasher/Passat
    [img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6160/6204964088_6d51fce031_z.jpg[/img]

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  35. Good morning! There were some fantastic new entries and here's our leader board top four. Sean Scott maintains the lead, but Gianni is slowly gaining ground. Keep on bringing those kinky cars!

    8 – Sean Scott ***Current Leader***
    5 – Gianni
    3 – Zach
    2 – Hunsbloger

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  36. Here's my first post ever: Jaguar XJ

    http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/2629/jaguarxj12j.jpg

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    1. Try again:

      [img]http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/2629/jaguarxj12j.jpg[/img]

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    2. Welcome, More Monkey! Congrats on your first post!

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    3. What you need...is a little more Monkey.
      [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fc/Walken-Cowbell.jpg[/img]

      Welcome to DT MoreMonkey, enjoy the ride!

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  37. [img]http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201409/lotus-evora-will-ret_600x0w.jpg[/img]

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  38. Lexus LS460:

    [img]http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/08/03_lexus_ls460_awd_live_450op.jpg[/img]

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  39. How's 'bout my '72 2002tii?

    [IMG]http://i61.tinypic.com/bhktv5.png[/IMG]

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    1. Awesome car, Brent. My wife has a '73 in Golf yellow (not a tii however). There's one article in the Project Car section which you can find at the top in the DT menu bar.

      We've mostly been driving it, doing minor fixes. But as a fellow '02 owner, what would you want to see from a project car series on one of these?

      I have some plans already - but let me know!

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    2. Not sure what you mean by "project car series"? I agree with your ownership philosophy of driving and doing minor fixes. The downside of owning a totally pristine collector car of whatever type, means you will be reluctant to ever drive it. I have one of those (not the tii) and its life consists of being a garage queen.

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    3. We have several project cars between us DT editors that we sometimes write about for the site (and many more we haven't yet written about, of course).

      Here's the link to all of the Project Car posts: Daily Turismo Project Cars

      And here's the intro to der Schmetterling (the 2002's name):

      http://www.dailyturismo.com/2014/06/project-cars-are-overrated-mrs-cflos.html

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    4. Brent- I disagree (only in a small part though). I like making them pristine and then driving them down to a # 2-3 condition. Still mechanically right, but with a 'restored patina' of daily use. Then, its up to the next guy to re-re-restore it back up to #1 and do it all over again. I think that has been a well stated philosophy of an ultimate car guru, swami Jay Leno. Who is probably (or should be) reading DT under some pseudonym that references some obscure steam engine part that the rest of us wouldn't notice

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    5. Okay, now I'm with you. I actually commented back in June on your der Schmetterling post. In terms of projects on an '02 you might want to profile as part of a series, I can suggest the following:

      - upgrade to 5 speed (a very popular upgrade than many '02 owners have completed or are contemplating)
      - relocation of battery to trunk
      - rebuilding and powder coating of rear subframe
      - suspension mods

      Hope that helps!

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  40. Alfa Romeo 155

    [img]http://put.edidomus.it/auto/guidaacquisto/auto_nuove/Foto/00000083.jpg[/img]

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  41. Lexus IS250/350:
    (I realize the coupe version, IS250C has it too)

    [img]http://www.lexus.hu/img/Lexus_IS250_editorialview_2_540x372_tcm903-1215192.jpg[/img]

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  42. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    BMW e28
    [img]https://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6to0xYOT61qc6svxo1_500.jpg[/img]

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  43. Alfa Romeo 166

    [img]http://img.auto.cozot.it/pics/it/2014/04/28/ALFA-ROMEO-166-20140428223151.jpg[/img]

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  44. GM's B-Body Impala SS:

    [img]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/Pyromaniac81988/Cars/1996ChevroletImpalaSS2.jpg[/img]

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  45. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    BMW e30
    [img]http://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images/news/ultimate-bmw-sleeper-for-sale-in-the-netherlands-e30-with-44-liter-v8-48044_1.jpg[/img]

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  46. Look out, sports fans, things are heating up on the leader board. Gianni's closing in on Sean Scott! Here are the current standings:

    8 – Sean Scott ***Current Leader***
    7 – Gianni
    4 - TRDsmith
    3 – Zach2 – Fleetwood T. Brougham
    2 – Hunsbloger
    1 – Vince
    1 – Scooter
    1 – Sean T
    1 – Tom Minch
    1 – Bobbinot
    1 – Rob Salvador
    1 – Brent Fullard

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    1. Updated!

      8 – Sean Scott ***Current Leader***
      7 – Gianni
      4 - TRDsmith
      3 – Zach
      3 – Fleetwood T. Brougham
      2 – Hunsbloger
      1 – Vince
      1 – Scooter
      1 – Sean T
      1 – Tom Minch
      1 – Bobbinot
      1 – Rob Salvador
      1 – Brent Fullard

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  47. Alfa Romeo 156

    [img]http://imganuncios.mitula.net/alfa_romeo_156_2_490_eur_100016497819368800.jpg[/img]

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  48. Nash Healey Coupe:

    [img]http://www.autotraderclassics.com/images/b/2013/03/04/63912011/0_1954_nash_healey_lm_coupe_s.jpg[/img]

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  49. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    BMW e12
    [img]http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/1978_BMW_530i_E12_Front_1.jpg[/img]

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  50. Dodge Dart (Alfa Romeo Giulietta)

    [img]http://midtn.autoconx.com/images.aspx/id-528638812-w-492-h-369/2014-dodge-dart-812-p2.jpg[/img]

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  51. Chrysler 200:

    [img]http://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/chrysler/200/2015/ft/2015_chrysler_200_prf_ft_520141_600.jpg[/img]

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  52. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    BMW e23
    [img]http://www.bigarnie.co.za/cars/745i/images/745iR.jpg[/img]

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  53. Toyolla Camrolla:

    [img]http://static1.consumerreportscdn.org/content/dam/cro/news_articles/cars/2014-Toyota-Corolla-ATD-r.jpg[/img]

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  54. Subaru Crossdresser

    [img]http://o.aolcdn.com/commerce/images/USC40SUS081B021003_Large.jpg[/img]

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  57. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    BMW e32
    [img]http://www.bmw-klub-lodz.com.pl/grafika/model/e32/01/foto/bmw_e32_003.jpg[/img]

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  58. Chevy Malibu:

    [img]http://www.thetorquereport.com/assets_c/2011/09/2013_Chevy_Malibu_Eco_new_fr8-thumb-530x353-15262.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://www.ebaymotorsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/1968-Chevrolet-Malibu.jpeg[/img]

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  59. Really? No one has the E36 M3 like mine?

    [ img ]http://www.http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/E36a.jpg.com [ /img ]

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    1. [img]http://www.http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/E36a.jpg.com[/img]

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    2. I'll never figure out this archaic image imbed.. oh well

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    3. [img]http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/E36a.jpg.com[/img]

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    4. [img]http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/E36a.jpg[/img]

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    5. If at first you don't succeed, try until your cornea bleed.

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    6. Achman, the code had a bunch of spaces in it and the beginning and end of the link were somehow messed up. But don't worry; we got your back!

      This is clean code that needed to be bracketed with (no spaces) img tags:
      http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/E36a.jpg

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    7. That's why you guys rule over some of those OTHER car sites

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    8. That's right and thanks for the compliment!

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  60. Woohoo! The race for first place is ON! Gianni puts the hurt on Sean Scott!

    8 – Sean Scott ***TIE for Current Leader***
    8 – Gianni ***TIE for Current Leader***
    6 – Fleetwood T. Brougham
    5 - TRDsmith

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  61. Fiat 600

    [img]http://fotos.arcar.org/vehiculos/46887-fiat-600-1975.jpg[/img]

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  62. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    BMW e34
    [img]http://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images/news/gallery/jalopnik-helps-you-pick-a-bmw-e34-m5_7.png[/img]

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  63. Chevy Volt:

    [img]http://image.gmhightechperformance.com/f/12669415+w750+st0/0902gmhtp_03_z+chevrolet_corvette_ls9_engine_2011_chevy_volt+2011_chevy_volt.jpg[/img]

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  64. a well done "c"
    [img]http://datsun510.com/photopost/data/3326/2007-zcon-03-0068B.jpg[/img]

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  65. http://www.sportscarmarket.com/affordable-classic-signup

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  66. Alfa Romeo 146

    [img]https://b-a.d-cd.net/3e628v/480.jpg[/img]

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  67. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    BMW e9
    [img]http://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images/news/gallery/jalopnik-helps-you-pick-a-bmw-e34-m5_7.png[/img]

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    1. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 9:35 AM

      Darn it, that image url was left on my clipboard from the e34 above...nice catch. Here's the pic I meant to attach.
      [img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8235/8583013364_9800451747_z.jpg[/img]

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  68. Alfa Romeo 159

    [img]http://www.motoristi.cz/assets/clanky/2008-02/clanek00211/upload/photo/Alfa%20Romeo%20159.jpg[/img]

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    1. I'm not seeing any kinkiness.

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    2. Apply the formula... ;-)

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  69. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    BMW e38
    [img]https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2250/2060632563_e0a0e8714b.jpg[/img]

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  70. Lexus GS430:

    [img]http://www.clublexus.com/forums/attachments/lexus-vehicles-classifieds/222576d1316124772-fs-2006-lexus-gs430-p7240021.jpg[/img]

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  71. Volvo 343 - in brown!

    [img]http://www.parts-specs.nl/photos/0650318-Volvo-343-GL-1978.jpg[/img]

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  72. Honda Civic:

    [img]http://www.fisherhonda.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/2013_Civic_Hybrid_Sedan_5.jpg[/img]

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  73. BMW E39 Touring - it's a separate model from the E39 sedan - today BMW uses a distinct code for every one of the millionty body variations for each platform.

    [img]http://home.comcast.net/~mikec_mail/540it15.jpg[/img]

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    1. Wouldn't that be the 'D' pillar? ;)

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    2. Yes but still allowed per Vince's rules up at the top...he said "I am looking for more coupes/sedans/wagons with the Hofmeister kink/kick/knick."

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    3. Pillar is not defined by the rules. It goes, in my opinion.

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  74. Hyundai Genesis:

    [img]http://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/hyundai/genesis/2010/oem/2010_hyundai_genesis_sedan_46_fq_oem_4_500.jpg[/img]

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  75. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    BMW e39
    [img]http://i.ytimg.com/vi/DBEHJx7tET0/hqdefault.jpg[/img]

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  76. 2nd gen Honda Prelude:

    [img]http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/2/3612/1381/21528190002_large.jpg[/img]

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  77. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    As a brand purist, this one pains me, but............BMW e65.
    [img]http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/imagecache/file/width/640/media/7223021/BMW%207%20Series%20(2).jpg[/img]

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  78. Toyota Corolla Liftback (TE51)

    [img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2319/2485482808_23bc0cce0f.jpg[/img]

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  79. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    BMW e31
    [img]http://www.movitcars.com/images/bmw8b12.jpg[/img]

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  80. Buick Lacrosse:

    [img]http://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/buick/lacrosse/2012/oem/2012_buick_lacrosse_sedan_leather-group_rq_oem_1_500.jpg[/img]

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  81. Toyota Corolla Liftback (AE82)

    [img]http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/VM_Toyota_Corolla_E80_5-door-640x480.jpg[/img]

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  82. Nissan Maxima:

    [img]http://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/nissan/maxima/2010/oem/2010_nissan_maxima_sedan_35-sv_rq_oem_3_500.jpg[/img]

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  83. Alfa Romeo GTV-6 (and Alfetta GT)

    [img]http://www.carlustblog.com/images/2008/09/16/gtv61.jpg[/img]

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  84. Jaguar X-Type:

    [img]http://images.thecarconnection.com/med/2002_jaguar_x_type_100004027_m.jpg[/img]

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  85. Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.6

    [img]http://www.parts-specs.nl/photos/0109375-Alfa-Romeo-Giulietta-1.6-1978.jpg[/img]

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  86. Nissan Sentra:

    [img]http://media.dealerfire.com/websites/1314/content/CLP/2014-nissan-sentra-C.jpg?s=20664[/img]

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  87. BMW E46 Touring - stanced out for maximum effect

    [img]http://bmw.fuxxo.sk/bmw48.jpg[/img]

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Is the E46 Touring also considered another model distinct from the sedan? Because Sean Scott already submitted the E46...

      Delete
  88. Mk1 VW Rabbit GTI

    [img]http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/eL7lZWt2uw8/0.jpg[/img]

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  89. Ford Fusion:
    asking you to put your hands where it could see them - for maximum effect

    [img]https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7341/9587884093_49e07586b9.jpg[/img]

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  90. Toyota Celica Liftback (RA60)

    [img]http://images.carsales.com.au/private/1177296.jpg[/img]

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  91. Hyundai Elantra:
    Shame that it took so long to recognize that one in my own stable has got the kink.

    [img]https://pictures.dealer.com/j/jdpower/1595/ccc4ace675d33322e27cadfb9dbfc7d1x.jpg[/img]

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  92. Toyota Celica Supra MkII (MA60)

    [img]http://www.celicasupra.ru/images/1983_Toyota_Celica_Supra_BTCC_Race_Rally_Car_For_Sale_Rear_resize.jpg[/img]

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  93. First gen Prius:

    [img]http://images.thecarconnection.com/med/2001_toyota_prius_100003549_m.jpg[/img]

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  94. Alfa Romeo Alfetta Sedan

    [img]http://media.collectorcarpricetracker.com/auction_data/2012/7/25/280922626715/3.jpg[/img]

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  95. Honda CR-V:

    [img]http://file.kelleybluebookimages.com/kbb//vehicleimage/evoxseo/cj/l/9041/2014-honda-cr-v-side_9041_001_640x480_bm.jpg[/img]

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  96. VW Scirocco

    [img]http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2006/05/VWScirocc.JPG[/img]

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  97. 1975 Chevy Nova:

    [img]http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2653/141/6630070003_large.jpg[/img]

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  98. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    BMW e53
    [img]http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/bmw/bmw_x5_e_05.jpg[/img]

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  99. Kia Optima:

    [img]http://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/kia/optima/2012/oem/2012_kia_optima_sedan_ex_fq_oem_2_500.jpg[/img]

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  100. BMW F80 M3 - the current one

    [img]http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/b05ff6441a6d34fd3fb92e60fae6c410/200137400/lead5-2015-bmw-m3-sedan-fd.jpg[/img]

    ReplyDelete
  101. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    BMW E90/92
    [img]http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/imagecache/file/fit/730x700/media/3170879/P1100399.JPG[/img]

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  102. Honda Ridgeline:

    [img]http://www.yourhondaparts.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/Review-2015-Maserati-Levante2.jpg[/img]

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  103. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 12:31 PM

    BMW i8
    [img]https://www.bmw.co.uk/dam/brandBM/common/newvehicles/i-series/i8/2014/introduction/visions-03.jpg.resource.1392049446889.jpg[/img]

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  104. VW Jetta:

    [img]http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2006/04/IMG_4925.jpg[/img]

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    1. Looks like almost every Jetta generation - except arguably the Mk2 & Mk3 (prior to the one above) - has the Kink. Muy interesante.

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    2. I guess it's a German styling cue sort of thing. Just like how the rounded trailing edge of the rear door is arguably a Japanese one:

      [img]http://images.dealer.com/evox/color_0640_001/7821/7821_cc0640_001_1F7.jpg[/img]

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  105. Volvo S40

    [img]http://www.nuuts.mn/userfiles/1(674).jpg[/img]

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  106. BMW X3:

    [img]http://1-photos4.ebizautos.com/new-2015-bmw-x3-xdrive28i-8522-13144113-5-400.jpg[/img]

    ReplyDelete
  107. Porsche Cayman

    [img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-G5BmvvLw9p4/Tip9p3LMkgI/AAAAAAAADAQ/snirygz-aMI/s1600/2011+Porsche+Cayman+Is+The+Best+Automobile+Of+The+World-1.jpg[/img]

    ReplyDelete
  108. Lexus RX 350:

    [img]http://images-2.drive.com.au/2012/10/05/3690081/rx350_600-600x400.jpg[/img]

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  109. Mazda 3

    [img]http://www.oopscars.com/wp-content/uploads/MAZDA_3_SEDAN_pic-3.jpg[/img]

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  110. The generation after your Mazda 3 :)

    [img]http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2014-Mazda3-4D-i-GT-72.jpg[/img]

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    Replies
    1. I parked my MINI next to one of the new 3's the other day. I can't believe how large they have gotten.

      Delete
    2. All the little cars have moved upmarket. They might have to bring back the Mazda Carol nameplate to make a car the size the Mazda3 or 323/Familia/121/Protege used to be years ago. Would you drive an Autozam?

      Delete
  111. Chevrolet Impala

    [img]https://myfavoritecars.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/2001-chevrolet-impala-01123201990003-8x6.jpg[/img]

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  112. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 13, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    BMW e60
    [img]http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/imagecache/file/fit/730x700/media/3264363/BMW%205%20Series_E60%20(7).jpg[/img]

    ReplyDelete
  113. Dodge Neon

    [img]http://www.tamparacing.com/forums/attachments/chrysler-dodge-plymouth-eagle/87204d1179195123-2000-dodge-neon-sale-neon-pictures-100.jpg[/img]

    ReplyDelete
  114. BMW F01

    [img]http://www.bmwdrives.com/gallery/BMWcars/f01/f01_1.jpg[/img]

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  115. Sebring Coupe:

    [img]http://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/chrysler/sebring/2003/oem/2003_chrysler_sebring_coupe_lxi_fq_oem_1_500.jpg[/img]

    ReplyDelete
  116. Mitsubishi Galant

    [img]http://forum.pclayer.com/userspix/2013/03/16/mitsubishi-galant-2013-2014-price-in-pakistan-pclayer.jpg[/img]

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  117. Something a little more, umm...aesthetically pleasing:

    BMW F31 (3 Series Touring)

    [img]http://www.autoindustryinsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/BMW-3-series-Touring-F31-rear-three-quarter-e1337245014458.jpg[/img]

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  118. Saturn Aura

    [img]http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/Automotive/Entity/Chrome/v2/10960._V192202573_.jpg[/img]

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  119. Pontiac G8:

    [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2f/2009_Pontiac_G8_GXP_01.jpg[/img]

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  120. Subaru Imprezza

    [img]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_vL1zPRG1U7M/TS-OKp3HV-I/AAAAAAAAALA/RnfIbV4LW2Y/s320/subaru+impreza.jpg[/img]

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  121. Pfft, Hofmeister Kink indeed... should have been called the Bertone Kink. In any case, my thoughts on the dog-leg kinked C-pillar, as I call it:

    In my opinion, BMW and Lexus have perfected it. Subaru and Nissan are trailing not too far behind. The perfect size is about 4 or 5 inches, hehe. The BMW's kink seems to be usually at a 45-60 degree angle, as seen on the E39. The Lexus usually has it at a 30- to 45-degree angle to the ground. Some have the kink completely made up of plastic garnish or sail panel, such as the 2001-07 Impreza/WRX and 2002-06 Altima. Some have the size formula wrong; the current Honda CR-V has a kink that is much larger. Likewise, some examples of cars that have a kink that's too small include the current Acura MDX, 2007-12 Lexus ES, and the Mercedes-Benz W204:

    [img]http://mbworld.org/forums/attachments/c-class-w204/140137d1222295409-official-w204-lowering-spring-thread-post-pics-eibach-pro-kit-h-r-sport-ss-dsc01208s.jpg[/img]

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  122. FIAT 124 Sport Coupe

    [img]http://www.simoncars.co.uk/fiat/slides/s_Fiat%20124%20Sport%20Coupe%20CC%20side.jpg[/img]

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  123. 2015 Camry:

    [img]http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/c91c8f91fe104bf55f267756a93ef115/200793542/lead9-2015-toyota-camry-fd.jpg[/img]

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    Replies
    1. The bold new Camry

      [img]http://blogs.independent.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/americas-favorite-grilled-cheese-sandwich-2526-300x199.jpg[/img]

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    2. Breakfast of Champions.

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    3. Yeah, I kinda insulted cheese sandwiches, didn't I...

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    4. As boring of a product as the Camry is, they really did improve the design with this current generation. From some angles it looks like a junior Lexus, but with less of an angry Lemonsucker face (a good thing).

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  124. Mazda RX-8

    [img]http://www.auto123.com/ArtImages/114255/2010-mazda-rx-8-i1.jpg[/img]

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  125. Lincoln LSC:

    [img]https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3603/3340181917_38be59e79d.jpg[/img]

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  126. Acura TL

    [img]http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/09/09tl_sh-awd_450.jpg[/img]

    Thankfully the nose-beak is pointing away from the picture.

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  127. B12 Sentra:

    [img]http://www.quierouncarro.com/vehiculos/f6147-nissan-sentra-b12-1990-1.jpg[/img]

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  128. Acura Integra

    [img]http://archive.pennysaverusa.com/storage/aadpsusaprod/2012/01/05/03/39/advert-35043670-1-400x400.jpg[/img]

    ReplyDelete
  129. Lexus ES 350:

    [img]http://www.drivearabia.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2013-Lexus-ES-350-450x337.jpg[/img]

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  130. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

    [img]http://img2.sm360.ca/ir/w490h250c/images/newcar/2014/mitsubishi/lancer-evolution/mr/sedan/main/2014_Mitsubishi_Lancer_Evolution_MR_Main.png[/img]

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  131. Previous generation of Lancer:

    [img]http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2009/06/01/12/29/2005-mitsubishi-lancer-ralliart-pic-24962.jpeg[/img]

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  132. Acura TSX

    [img]http://www.dickhannahacuraofportland.com/files/2012/09/2013_Acura_TSX.jpg[/img]

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  133. Previous Gen Chevrillac Land Crusher XL-6500HD:
    (with the start-it-up-and-a-tree-dies-someplace (poor smog-) performance package)
    EPA rated in gallons-per-mile, of course!

    [img]http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/200710/2008-cadillac-escalade-sp-1_600x0w.jpg[/img]

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    Replies
    1. Can I sing the Canyonero song now?

      Can you name the truck with four wheel drive, smells like a steak and seats thirty-five..

      Canyonero! Canyonero!

      Well, it goes real slow with the hammer down, It's the country-fried truck endorsed by a clown!

      Canyonero! (Yah!) Canyonero!
      [Krusty:] Hey Hey

      The Federal Highway comission has ruled the Canyonero unsafe for highway or city driving.

      Canyonero!

      12 yards long, 2 lanes wide, 65 tons of American Pride!

      Canyonero! Canyonero!

      Top of the line in utility sports, Unexplained fires are a matter for the courts!

      Canyonero! Canyonero! (Yah!)

      She blinds everybody with her super high beams, She's a squirrel crushing, deer smacking, driving machine!

      Canyonero!-oh woah, Canyonero! (Yah!)

      Drive Canyonero!

      Woah Canyonero!

      Woah!

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