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I drove a T-Rex!!

Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by Bmyth-FDC, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Bmyth-FDC

    Bmyth-FDC F1 Rookie

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    Hey everyone, I met up with Adam "Fastalk" last friday... we met up to take a spin in his T-Rex... woo-hoo! It was awesome! It was the end of a long day and a VERY long week... the sun was setting... YES. Mulholland, baby. :)

    We went for a jaunt through the canyons and then to some private estates in Calabasas... then guess what? He let me take it for a spin!!!

    It was totally fun, Adam - THANKS!!! That ride is totally awesome!

    Here are some pictures... enjoy!
     
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  3. WFO_Racer

    WFO_Racer Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
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    The helmet completes the look. I getting ready to sell my beater a S2000 and this was on my short list to replace it. The Lotus Elise is the other, quick question do you have to wear a helmet ? Is it considered a bike or car ? I heard that it corners hard , how are the brakes ?
     
  4. Bmyth-FDC

    Bmyth-FDC F1 Rookie

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    You have to wear a helmet, but not the seat belts. It is considered (and drives like) a bike. It corners very well, but doesn't seem like a "high-speed" vehicle to me... but it does remind me a bit of the radical sr3. The brakes could use a bit of upgrading, but overall, just a fun vehicle... this particular model has a different upgraded engine that made it sound more like a hot rod or harley!!

    The cool thing was the sequential manual gearbox (w/clutch)... took some getting used to for me... but was pretty straightforward to use once I kinda got into it...

    I would consider this for the weekend rides... but for some dual-purpose track use, I would heavily consider a new elise... that would be lots of fun.

    B.
     
  5. RyanZX6R

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    Sweet, Byron. I've always wanted to try one of those out. However, due to recent events I intend on shying away from any open top vehicle for a long time.
     
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  8. s4dustin

    s4dustin F1 Rookie

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    we have one that comes to bike night....everyone flipped out....looks like fun....
     
  9. RyanZX6R

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    Byron, who owns the red LM002 parked in one of the pics? They are sweet. Long before the Hummer.
     
  10. Chiaro_Slag

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    Nice Byron!

    I too am curious as to who's Lambo truck that is. Those things are beasts!
     
  11. clokey

    clokey Karting

    Feb 11, 2004
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    So.....if it's classified as a bike...does that allow it to be used in car pool lanes?

    ....asked by someone looking for an electric car for the sole purpose of being able to use the car pool lanes....I hate LA traffic!

    Cheers!

    Paul.
     
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  13. jordan747_400

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    Now thats awesome Byron! How did it handle in the curves? Just doesnt seem like it would be stable but somehow I know it is :)

    Is that a sequential gear box? clutch?

    Ryan, Jerry, if Im not mistaken, the LM002 is also Adam's.
     
  14. Bmyth-FDC

    Bmyth-FDC F1 Rookie

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    Jordan,
    yes, it is a Sequential gear box with clutch.

    Also....the LM002 is Adam's too... it's virtually brand new inside (can still smell the leather!)... neat car in its own right. haha... he calls it "a beast" :)

    B.
     
  15. FastTalk

    FastTalk Formula Junior

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    Nice photos Byron. I also had a lot of fun. If I sell the 360 I will have to bring the Trex on the next FDC drive.

    Adam
     
  16. FastTalk

    FastTalk Formula Junior

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    Paul,

    Yes you can legally drive in the carpool lane. It is also much safer to drive the carpool vs the other lanes as I do not have to worry about an 18 Wheeler rolling over me :)
     
  17. FastTalk

    FastTalk Formula Junior

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    What time and night is "bike night" I may bring it over as I only live around the corner. Is this the same one that used to meet on Ventura/Topanga parking lot?

    Adam
     
  18. s4dustin

    s4dustin F1 Rookie

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    8-10 pm wed night. then they head down to fatburger in LA. Same group from the *$ on ventura
    d
     
  19. LAfun2

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    Where would one buy this?
     
  20. Ferrari Boy

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    Awesome Byron, I really like that T-Rex.
     
  21. XJARGH!

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    Dudes, Byron looks like the modern day George Michael with the goatee and those glasses on!

    LOL
     
  22. s4dustin

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  23. costa

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    I bet that Jordan is going to drive it soon. He has been driving any car on earth lately!!!.

    Costa
     
  24. jordan747_400

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    So when does Ferrari hire me in F1? Well, after I learn to drive from you first :)
     
  25. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Hey Tim,

    Was that supposed to be a compliment???? :)



    DL
     
  26. Bmyth-FDC

    Bmyth-FDC F1 Rookie

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    ROTFLMAO!!
    My thoughts exactly, Dave! hahah....

    Byron
     
  27. XJARGH!

    XJARGH! Rookie

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    I'm on a slippery slope answering that question, huh...............

    Ok, since GM is a rock star, you look like a rock star in those pics.

    LOL






     

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