I think the faux side vents are more a design cue now and do a relatively good job in breaking up the large slab sides.
But they are a carry over from the current Range Rover.
I like the rear lights much more than the current squared lights in the old aperture.
@huzer This is one of those things that I'm torn about. I'm 7 years away from a kid driving, but I think about it. Many of my friends and I had shitty late 60's and 70's beater classics as first cars in the mid-90's, because they were cool and dirt cheap. But now, for my daughters, I rethink that because everything on the road is so damn big now. My 90's Nissan truck is below the beltline of almost everything, and the headlights are in my mirror at stops. In the Porsche, I'm looking at bumpers through my rear window. Hopefully the kids will share the classic experience with me, but not daily. Fortunately, their definition of "classic" will be different than ours. A late Volvo 240 qualifies as such for someone their age, and I'd at least consider that for them.
As to your Mustang, there is one solution: tube frame with racing seat, harnesses and HANS device. Coolest kid in school.
The year was 1978. Jaws, the movie, was still popular, and the military found an excuse to turn the name into an acronym. Tactical tests of the A-10 and Army attack and observation helicopters became the “Joint Attack Weapons System.” During the tests, Air Force Aggressors reported that the A-10’s light celestial camouflage scheme made the A-10 easily visible from the air. The 57th Tactical Training Wing had 4 aircraft given an overall coat of tan, green, or gray, then sprayed and brushed with spots of three or four other earth tones. The scheme’s developers had plans for repaint kits to accompany deploying units, changing the spots on aircraft as geographical conditions required.
YA-10 in the "celestial" camo:
Of course, we've basically come full circle:
@glemon My dad always drove two door full size cars until GM stopped making them. That was in the 1980’s and 90’s though so they weren’t quite that big.
It was always fun sitting behind him because he was around 6’ 4”, and by the time he bought his last coupe I was probably just shy of 6’ myself.
@exage03040 There was also the helicopter crash killing the creator & organizer of the Dakar (Thierry Sabine) as well as a couple other passengers, but that's not technically a race accident.
That's correct, in 1986.
The Dakar '88 on it's own came under a lot of scrutiny at the time. It marked the deaths of 4 spectators which included a 10 year old girl. In addition to the passing of Kees van Loevezijn, Jean-Claude Huger on a BMW motorcycle and Patrick Canado Co-Driver of a Range Rover also passed away due to vehicle accidents.
It also marked the bizarre event in which '88 Dakar leader Ari Vatanen had his Peugeot 405 T16 (the same one in the .gif) stolen in Bamako, Mali and held for ransom at the sum of 25 million Francs. They didn't pay and found the car in a field but too late to start the next stage and were thus disqualified from the event.