Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/16/19 8:07 a.m.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
1/16/19 8:54 a.m.
ThurdFerguson said:
Appleseed said:

Beta format videotape players, yeah that was a good prize.

 

 

At the time, it was a pretty big deal.  $1345 for this one.  And the Beta VHS wars hadn't been settled yet.

ThurdFerguson
ThurdFerguson New Reader
1/16/19 9:03 a.m.
Streetwiseguy said:
 

At the time, it was a pretty big deal.  $1345 for this one.  And the Beta VHS wars hadn't been settled yet.

 

Point.  I was just a wee kid in the late 70's early 80's so I vaguely remember the beginning of video rental stores.  I do remember local stores carrying both formats though.  Seems like Beta was thought to be better?

 

 

bigdaddylee82
bigdaddylee82 UltraDork
1/16/19 9:18 a.m.

It's from a Netflix show, "Sense 8," but I hope there's a real one somewhere in the world.

 

 

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
1/16/19 9:33 a.m.

In reply to Ransom :

I get where you're coming from. I really like some of the old-school wheel patterns.

My favorite modern look are those similar to the BBS RS pattern.

chandler
chandler PowerDork
1/16/19 10:26 a.m.

Look like fun?

Ransom
Ransom PowerDork
1/16/19 11:07 a.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy :

Yeah. Those too. Dang. I've been eyeing MGBs like some kind of pervert lately, and having a lot of trouble with the search for 4 on 4 1/2" wheels in 15"... There are a few, but not many. There's a reason everybody and their mum runs Panasport/Minilite type wheels on those things...

 

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
1/16/19 11:46 a.m.
ThurdFerguson said:
Streetwiseguy said:
 

At the time, it was a pretty big deal.  $1345 for this one.  And the Beta VHS wars hadn't been settled yet.

 

Point.  I was just a wee kid in the late 70's early 80's so I vaguely remember the beginning of video rental stores.  I do remember local stores carrying both formats though.  Seems like Beta was thought to be better?

 

 

Beta was better picture quality, not as much time capacity, proprietary like so much Sony stuff was.  VHS just wore them out.

Gently related hotlink:

Mezzanine
Mezzanine Dork
1/16/19 12:08 p.m.
Brett_Murphy said:

The hotlink thread, now informally known as "Brett Murphy trolls internet comments sections and shares his results" laughwink

 

 

(kidding of course)

ultraclyde
ultraclyde PowerDork
1/16/19 12:15 p.m.
Ransom said:

In reply to Brett_Murphy :

I've been eyeing MGBs like some kind of pervert lately

 

There may have never been a more GRM quote....

 (hotlinked!)

STM317
STM317 SuperDork
1/16/19 12:42 p.m.
Ransom said:

Whatever the cost/availability misgivings, hng!

STARTING at $450/wheel can probably turn into $600/wheel pretty fast, but they do look nice. I think the matte bronze is my favorite

They're still like 1/3 the price of Forgelines. Le sigh...

 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/16/19 4:11 p.m.

Run_Away
Run_Away Dork
1/16/19 4:23 p.m.

I just took a 5 minute drive in this truck. I noted the pedal was soft but thought maybe I'd just find a sticky slider.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
1/16/19 10:32 p.m.
Mezzanine said:

The hotlink thread, now informally known as "Brett Murphy trolls internet comments sections and shares his results" laughwink

As trolls go, I'm fairly benign. 

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
1/17/19 7:51 a.m.

On this date in 1953, the first of 301 Corvettes arrived.  All were white with red interiors, all had straight six automatics, none had outside door handles.

Wally
Wally MegaDork
1/17/19 8:52 a.m.

In reply to Duke :

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/17/19 10:51 a.m.

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
1/17/19 11:31 a.m.
Ransom said:

In reply to Brett_Murphy :

Yeah. Those too. Dang. I've been eyeing MGBs like some kind of pervert lately, and having a lot of trouble with the search for 4 on 4 1/2" wheels in 15"... There are a few, but not many. There's a reason everybody and their mum runs Panasport/Minilite type wheels on those things...

 

Tr6 steelies. Problem solved! I have two sets for my gt. (This image is not my gt)

 

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
1/17/19 3:25 p.m.

Happy 97 Betty White.

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
1/17/19 3:29 p.m.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/17/19 3:30 p.m.
chandler said:

Look like fun?

Apparently that tree hates stock wheels spray bombed flat black more than I do.

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
1/17/19 7:02 p.m.

Fishing accidents are real. 

 

Wally
Wally MegaDork
1/17/19 7:40 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

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1/17/19 8:34 p.m.

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1/17/19 8:41 p.m.

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