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Mike Maloney's roadster totalled

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by goyogi, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. wycolo

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    >That roadster is totalled, as the frame is bent. Even with a good mechanic and a full set of heating and repair tools, don't expect to see this one back on the road... at least any time soon. [W.Petefish]

    But its got 'everything your Uncle John needs' for his dream Subaru Forester/Tesla conversion.
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  2. sp4rk

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    Despite the car crash, (glad he survived) I am more interested in his "rhetoric".

    Sounds like he and the author of After shock both believe that the end is near. (Not the 2012 Maya calendar kind of "end".)

    I am interested that, given that many forum members here must be of above average incomes, independently wealthy or both; especially those who live off interest ... is anyone concerned?
     
  3. Dragonfly

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    Anyone have an idea of where this crash happened?
     
  4. Doug_G

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    Now that will take the thread off-topic in a hurry. I'll just observe that it's odd to be extolling how Tesla is the future, and yet at the same time he predicts a massive economic collapse that will surely destroy most companies including Tesla. There's some kind of clanging disconnect there.
     
  5. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    And here we go...
    There are ways to rectify these seemingly disjoint ideas. One simple approach is "Tesla is the future, along the path we're on now; but I think the path we're on now is at risk given highly probable economic collapse worldwide".
     
  6. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    Concerned? Yes.... I'm turning my financial assets into hard goods, and attempting to reduce running costs. Like, replacing $100K in the bank with an electric car, which I think will be more valuable than numbers in a bank after a major economic collapse. :)

    So, what disconnect? :) It's all consistent.
     
  7. Equus

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    #27 Equus, Sep 6, 2012
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    #963 Bites the dust

    It will probably come up for auction soon.
     
  8. vfx

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    He says Santa Monica Mountains. Probably lives there.
     
  9. TEG

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    I resisted the urge, this time, to go virtual driving in street-view looking for background match...
     
  10. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I'm disappointed.
     
  11. Lloyd

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    That may be Mandeville Canyon Road if you want to look!
     
  12. vfx

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    Could be Topanga, Mulholland or Cornell.
     
  13. TEG

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    #33 TEG, Sep 6, 2012
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    Sigh... OK, I found it... Looks like a bad corner with signs that someone else left a memorial there for a previous accident.
    found1.jpg

    Search object of reference:
    found2.jpg

    Google maps LINK
     
  14. smorgasbord

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    From http://www.buysilver.org/online-dealers/goldsilver-com-review/

     
  15. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    So where's the Google Maps link?
     
  16. TEG

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    #36 TEG, Sep 6, 2012
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    I just added one at the bottom...


    By the way, I think his car may have been one of the last (or even the last) of the 2.0s before they switched to 2.5 body style.
     
  17. vfx

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    Unbelievable.

    I recognized the Coast and Canyon Real Estate building in the background and I still could not find it.

    TEG is a phenom.
     
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    The only websites I browse nowadays are macroeconomics sites and TMC. So yes, I'm extremely concerned. In book form, this is coloring my current thinking: Amazon.com: Endgame: The End of the Debt Supercycle and How It Changes Everything (9781118004579): John Mauldin, Jonathan Tepper: Books
     
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    Nice sleuth work. Don't know why it mattered to me.
    On a side note, this near miss heralded an unfortunate loss. Bob Odegaard, a pilot and WWII aircraft restorer, crashed practicing for an airshow in ND on Friday. We lost Bob and one of 2 flying Super Corsairs. There were only 5 Super Corsairs ever built, of course there was only one Bob.
    I've been involved with the aircraft restoration community for a few years and Bob's knowledge and personality will be greatly missed by everyone.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodyear_F2G_Corsair
     

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