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Old 05-13-2008, 08:02 PM
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[QUOTE=ZeeOSix;1565413500]Huh?, what do you mean "no drilled holes"? I see plenty of holes in those carbon brake discs.

I stand corrected! And to think that I took the photos too!
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:13 PM
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man that makes me miss living out west, i remember when i lived in chandler, i saw the GT500 before it came out, and the latest M3 out in the desert being beat on! all the manufacturers do a lot of testing in the valley.
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:22 PM
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man that makes me miss living out west, i remember when i lived in chandler, i saw the GT500 before it came out, and the latest M3 out in the desert being beat on! all the manufacturers do a lot of testing in the valley.
Yeah..I sorry GM sold the Mesa Desert Proving Grounds. I'm going to miss seeing the test mules around.
GM was moving the Proving Grounds to somewhere down in Mexico. I understand that deal fell through and they purchased some land for the new test site out near Yuma, AZ. ???
Anyway some real estate developers bought the existing Desert Proving Grounds and it will soon be homes .
I'm not sure of the validity of this but from hearsay, for EPA reasons, GM has some cleanup to do here on this site. I'm told there are an untold number of cars and stuff buried at this location and need to be cleaned up prior to the closing the deal with the developers.
I'd sure like to be on site to see what they might dig up down there
Again I'm not sure how true how all this is but I don't doubt it, interesting stuff.....
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:08 PM
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MAN! how could anybody let that happen to a car like that
It's a mule, headed for the crusher.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by bcseitz View Post
Yeah..I sorry GM sold the Mesa Desert Proving Grounds. I'm going to miss seeing the test mules around.
GM was moving the Proving Grounds to somewhere down in Mexico. I understand that deal fell through and they purchased some land for the new test site out near Yuma, AZ. ???
Anyway some real estate developers bought the existing Desert Proving Grounds and it will soon be homes .
I'm not sure of the validity of this but from hearsay, for EPA reasons, GM has some cleanup to do here on this site. I'm told there are an untold number of cars and stuff buried at this location and need to be cleaned up prior to the closing the deal with the developers.
I'd sure like to be on site to see what they might dig up down there
Again I'm not sure how true how all this is but I don't doubt it, interesting stuff.....
won't be homes that soon the real estate market is dead! i wonder if they could reverse the deal? that land has dropped 40% in value since the sale! GM could buy it back cheaper than they sold it!
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:15 PM
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ah how many times r u gonna post thia old picture? I think we kinda got the idea a few months ago
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by 10U 99 View Post
would that be a dream job or what?!?!?!?
Seriously
"Jimmy, take the JSB ZR-1 mule and go drive around the western U.S. for a week or three."
"I have to drive the JSB one? I wanted to drive the cyber gray. This job sucks. I'll show you guys, I'm going to find the migratory flight path of some constipated bird species and follow them."

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Old 06-15-2008, 04:24 PM
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Do those birds know what their pooping on? I mean, jeez!

What a fantastic car, I can't wait to see one myself. It's gorgeous in JSB, matches the calipers.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:05 AM
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Nice shots,I'm sorry but the person driving that car should have never let it look like that.That car has water spots that will take buffing to get rid of.No excuse for any Vette to look like that.You can't tell me any GM dealer anywhere wouldn't be happy to detail that car at anytime.Just my thoughts.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:28 PM
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isn't that the only one in blue?,probuly will end up in the meusem in bowling green
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:55 PM
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Very nice photos. Thanks for sharing
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:48 PM
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I second that!!!!!!!!!!! Such a beautiful car!!! Wow!!!
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:35 AM
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definetly awesome.
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted by bcseitz View Post
The driver said they were a "hookup" used to pump the fuel out of the tanks at various times.
Since these cars will be driven in many different areas of the country and at different altitudes ect., there is a wide variety of fuel types out there. There is a need to flush out the tanks from time to time. It's just one of many aspects of the testing process.
It's also used to flush out the tanks when you go into the buildings to check things out. GM doesn't allow the cars into almost all of the areas with gas in them. Safety, Safety, and Safety! We have a purge area in our building just for this very thing, Just thought that you would like to know more GM trivia.........
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:53 AM
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Camouflage! Ford uses Zebra stripes and GM uses bird crap.
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:55 PM
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looks like a pelican took a dump on it. Other the the bird crap it is a awesome car
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:54 PM
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I hope thats not a factory hood. If it is it tacky. Its a sign of not being able to make a car look bad enough so "we need to show the engine through a transparent piece of glass" and then put a ZR1 emblem on the side
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:56 PM
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That is THE hood.

I sure would have loved to see an "extractor style" hood on the ZR1 instead.

Probably would have been some sort of an issue in adverse weather though, especially in other areas of the country???

But I can't imagine someone making this car a daily driver in rain, sleet or snow. That would be criminal!
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:11 PM
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I hope thats not a factory hood. If it is it tacky.
Are you serious? Welcome to 2007.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:11 PM
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zomg look at those brakes!
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