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Hmm, I seem to recall that picture was in Playboy with a dozen others as she slowly popped one of those hooters out of that dress, I bet that's a collector's item now.

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You mean Sophia Loren checkin out Jane Mansfield?

Yes, I think so.
I thought that was Jayne but I wasn't sure, but I admit I didn't recognize Sophia Loren.
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I thought that was Jayne but I wasn't sure, but I admit I didn't recognize Sophia Loren.
No wander James Dawson, though divorced as he was, died so young. Mother's milk can be so addictive and harsh on delicate stomachs, that's why Mother's products are better for cars. Sophia must have thought "with those Xenons I could have gotten away from my tax bill debt in Italy".

Back to the thread: Hope GM sell the heck of these self-propelled rickshaws in large metro areas. I'll enjoy seeing them dodging taxis in NYC, and Chicago. I don't make predictions but I don't see the fad lasting, IF it catches.

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And what happens when someone in a 7,500 lb Ford Excursion, texting on their cell phone, plows into this thing sitting at a red light?
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Back to the thread: Hope GM sell the heck of these self-propelled rickshaws in large metro areas. I'll enjoy seeing them dodging taxis in NYC, and Chicago. I don't make predictions but I don't see the fad lasting, IF it catches.
I would think they would be more useful in suburban settings than in the very urban settings. Sure you launch in NYC but the usefullness is in towns where you go 25-40MPH through the burbs to the store or restaurant or school or work. THAT makes good sense. Michigan Ave in Chicago or Broadway and 47th, not so much.

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And what happens when someone in a 7,500 lb Ford Excursion, texting on their cell phone, plows into this thing sitting at a red light?
Same thing that happens when they hit a pedestrian or bicyclist or Lotus Esprit. They hire a lawyer to get out of deep shit.

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I would think they would be more useful in suburban settings than in the very urban settings. Sure you launch in NYC but the usefullness is in towns where you go 25-40MPH through the burbs to the store or restaurant or school or work. THAT makes good sense. Michigan Ave in Chicago or Broadway and 47th, not so much.
I agree with you, but sophisticated golf carts for the suburbs are now used in some areas and do well (I think better than these contraptions).

However it would be funnier to watch them my way, and a hell in insurance premiums.

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GM needs to get out of the car business and take up making bicycles.
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I agree with you, but sophisticated golf carts for the suburbs are now used in some areas and do well (I think better than these contraptions).

However it would be funnier to watch them my way, and a hell in insurance premiums.

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I kinda like the electric cars that are popping up on ebay. They can go for 40-50 miles on a charge and can go 35MPH and can be tuned to around 45MPH I think. Excellent IMO for cities like NY or even small towns.
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I am working to get golf carts legal for suburban streets here in Lexington. It would allow folks to shop or commute or even go to the country club without having to fire up the car/truck. The state has opened the door, now it is up to the towns/cities to follow.


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