Tuesday, March 3, 2015

We Are All Winners Here...Except The Real Winners

The recent Thursday Twister quizzes have actually broken the internet.  Not so much the entire interweb, but the DT net, and specifically the image embed feature after the 200th comment.  Broken image tags (and dreams) aside, the pop-up head lamp quiz received almost 400 comments and the forward hinged hood quiz is heading toward 500 comments as I write this...so...time to pay up with some prizes.  Click thru the jump to see the winners.


There were quite a few good entries to the pop-up head lamp competition, but when the smoke cleared the winner was K2 Mystery Car by a landslide.  His prize is the trophy on the left -- which is a constructed of an old piece of wood I had in the garage, a DT sticker, label-maker tag, and a C110 Skyline GTR hot-glued to the wood.  The entire thing was painted in clearcoat in an attempt to slow down the aging process of the sticker & label.  K2 will have to see how it holds up.


In the forward hinged hood contest, the winner was (this time by a nose) was TRDSmith (who admits that he isn't sure if his name is Toyota inspired or a poop joke -- I'm betting on number 2).  His prize is a similarly constructed amateur trophy with a racing inspired Chevelle glued in place.  I tried to find cars that had pop-up lights and forward hinged hoods for the trophies, but this was the best I could find at a nearby Vons at 1am. 

If you are a contest winner and want to take possession of your trophy, send us an e-mail ( tips@dailyturismo.com ) with a mailing address and you'll get it in the mail in a few days.  Congrats to the winners and perhaps I can get a few pictures of the trophies in their office, home, prison cell, or garage resting places in a few days.






33 comments:

  1. That is absolutely the coolest! Thanks, Vince. It really is awesome.

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  2. Waitaminute.......the pop-up contest rules said the winner was the last poster prior to you ending it, not the most prolific poster? Wasn't Zach the last to post when you called it?

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    1. Isn't true, though Zach can dream. I continued to play long after all other DTers lost interest. The list didn't end with the original post, but continued in two others. My last comment was on February 26, 2015 at 8:04 PM in the 15k: Osso di Seppia: 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider post.

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  3. Congrats K2 and TRDSmith!

    I just want to say that I think DT is a great place to hang out. Good people with great car knowledge and sense of humours . I feel like there is so much less bickering about stuff on here and more about just sharing the car culture.
    Thanks for the site

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    1. +1! It seems like most DTers really work hard at communicating in a positive way. I really appreciate that.

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  4. Thanks guys!!! Keep up the good work. Love the site!

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  5. Congrats on your two wins, K2MC. Vestri indoles est incompertus.

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    1. No worries, Bolo. Let the young 'uns have their fun. I think Vince thought the challenge was over or maybe he just randomly chose a moment in time and picked what he thought was the last post. There's no way he read the whole dang thing, not with the current 500 plus posts, which I'm about to blow out of the water. Or maybe he has an ancient Aztec formula for these things. But it doesn't matter. You know me, I only care about talking about cars!

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  6. WTF? How do you figure K2 didn't win the hood challenge? I've been reading the whole thing and even added a couple of cars. TRD didn't even show up until a day into it and K2 schooled him the entire time.

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    1. Are you a French Ninja?

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  7. Why can't people create a username? Is it too painful? But it got me curious, as usual. Here are the facts, Jack. The were easy to pull up.

    I don't care and I'm not complaining.

    The original post was posted by DailyTurismo at 10:30 AM on February 26, 2015. Eight minutes later, doctordel added the Volvo 1800es. I added my first comment - the Saab 900 at 10:56 AM. You didn't show up until February 27, 2015 at 7:26 AM, when you added the Lada 2101.

    It is indeed curious. But, again, I don't care!

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    1. I'm not picking on you TRDsmith, but you don't appear to have ever commented here on DT until that moment in time, on that date. It is mighty strange. Even you have to admit that it has every sign of you being a ringer sent in to challenge me. Which you did and I enjoyed immensely. I'm sad that Vince decided to pull the plug prematurely because there was more fun to be had there. But it's his site and he can do what he wants.

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    2. Je suis TRDSmith

      Also: You are not eligible to be a contestant if you have appeared on a nationally broadcast game show/dating show/relationship show/reality show in the last year or three game shows/dating shows/relationship shows/reality shows in the last 10 years. In stroke play, except where a serious breach resulting in disqualification is involved, a player in breach of Rule 1-2 in relation to the movement of his own ball must play the ball from where it was stopped, or, if the ball was deflected, from where it came to rest. Someone says "stop" or goes limp, taps out the fight is over.

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    3. This is ridiculous....it's a matchbox car.

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    4. I'm just in it to have fun and talk cars. Anything above and beyond that is just icing on the cake.

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    5. I have been a reader of the site for years. Same with some other car blog sites. You are correct, however, that I haven't commented. I guess I didn't have anything to say prior. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt, I guess.

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    6. Haven't you guys ever seen a Mamet movie? Con games are fun and interesting!

      In addition to what the man said his ownself (above), here's more fuel for the fire;
      - Told me he was young.
      - Idolizes the Hilux.
      - Claimed he'd driven and worked on a fair number of the cars listed in the hood challenge. His response; "2nd gen prelude, W113 benz, and a majority of the Soviets". Sure, the Soviets. And I have a bridge to sell you.
      - The ultimate clue; he drives a Prius; the sign of every true hardcore enthusiast.

      How does a young guy who drives a Prius have such a huge array of car knowledge, far outpacing every other DTer? It is mysterious indeed, my dear Watson. This gets more fishy and more hilarious by the minute!

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    7. Oh and BTW, I'm pretty sure I'm not going to send Vince my address. If I give up my anonymity then I can't pick on mrkwong mercilessly. Sorry Vince. Go ahead and send it to TRD...if there is a TRD...!

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    8. Wrapped in a DT teeshirt!! How very fitting that I get the Skyline, as a lover of all that is J-tin.

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    9. Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean that someone isn't out to get you.

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    10. +1 for Kurt Cobain

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    11. Look behind you!

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    12. The title of this post is getting more ironic by the minute.

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  8. So, am I fake or am I real? The suspense is killing me!

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    1. Hal Holbrook used to do a bit as Mark Twain commenting that he had a twin brother who died in infancy. With his incredible cadence he'd intone; "we were bathing together in a tub and one of us drowned. They said it was my brother" (puff on the cigar, long pause) "but I'm not so sure that it wasn't me". I may not have that quoted perfectly, but its close. Either way, good luck, but stay away from mirrors for awhile

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    2. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 4, 2015 at 9:24 AM

      As a fan of SNL's celebrity jeopardy, can I just point out that TRDferguson would have been a great name? thanks.

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    3. reality is what refuses to go away when i stop believing in it ~pkd

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    4. "Look, Geppetto, I'm A Real Live Boy!"

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    5. That's between you and your robot masters.

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  9. DO NOT READ THIS if you’re squeamish or wear pink frilly things often.

    One last salvo, sports fans! I wrapped up the master list for the Hood Challenge and came up with some fascinating numbers. I believe I’ve removed all of the repeats, ineligible entries and those wretched mid-engine cars that got included by that idiot. That would be me – bad K2 Mystery Car, bad! Can’t you read Vince’s mind or something? Sheesh.

    TRDsmith submitted a total of 90 cars.

    K2 Mystery Car submitted a total of…wait for it…126 cars.

    Interestingly, that means the rest of the DTers submitted 112 cars; that’s awesome!

    We now return to our regularly scheduled navel contemplation and sad rocking in the corner. Here’s a picture of me after an official K2 Mystery Car Fan Club (of which all of you are card carrying members, I’m sure).

    [img] http://siff.bg/archive/2013/images/news/news_main_572_5.jpg[/img]

    PS: DT has never been so lively. Is that such a bad thing?

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