Only in Holland!
« on: April 16, 2008, 03:37:36 PM »
Prepare yourself. You are about to become the voice of Interplanetary Parliament.


Only in Holland!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 03:46:12 PM »
:shock:

I'm not sure I get it.  But I KNOW I'm digging those raced prepped Mk1 GTI's.   :thumb:

SSLtech

Only in Holland!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 03:59:47 PM »
Note that the DAF has a variomatic transmission which goes as fast in reverse as it does going forward...

Keith
"A waist is a terrible thing to mind"
Quote from: PRR
Ah, but that was 1999; we don't party like that any more.

Only in Holland!
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 04:07:30 PM »
Quote from: "SSLtech"
Note that the DAF has a variomatic transmission which goes as fast in reverse as it does going forward...

Keith


 :grin: Is it a coincidence that the DAF was designed in Holland?

There used to be a DAF specialist around the corner from me. Sadly, he disappeared a few years back, but I've always had a soft spot for a DAF.

I cadged the link from another forum btw. They were debating whether the DAF could beat some of the specially prepared BMWs that could do 80mph in reverse! Apparently, the series started to get dangerous with the advent of the beemers and the end was nigh.

Give me a bunch of nutters racing DAF variomatics backwards than Alonso and Hamilton anyday!

BTW - I assume you've seen the various CVT transmission systems that were banned in F1? Williams had one IIRC, and there've been a few other manufacturers. As with anything cool in F1 (turbos, ground effect, Lotus 88) it got banned.

Anyone got any good Max Mosley jokes?   :grin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3UpBKXMRto

J
Prepare yourself. You are about to become the voice of Interplanetary Parliament.

Ptownkid

Only in Holland!
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 06:17:36 PM »
Awesome, and to a canadian, that totally sounds like the swedish chef, hahaha.

clintrubber

Re: Only in Holland!
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 06:19:20 PM »
Quote from: "thermionic"
Only in Holland!

Ahh, 'Dutch culture': André van Duin & the various weird TROS summerTV-programs  :grin:  :roll:

Everybody in the Netherlands more or less living around that time will have seen these, thanks for posting  :thumb:

Quote
The Swedish Chef is on commentary duties :-)

It's Dik Voormekaar, the alter-ego of sa(i)d André van Duin, the guy with the orange hair - but indeed, sounds not unlike the Chef !  :grin:

Ptownkid

Only in Holland!
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 06:34:39 PM »
yeah, but that's how it is with languages you're unfamiliar with...I'm sure us Canadians all sound like Bob and Doug Mackenzie

CroatianSensation

Only in Holland!
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 10:17:20 PM »
WHat's up with the psychedelic freak-out around 22:10! :shock:
DAMN!
Not that I'm against it...I just didn't expect it.


I'm from the Midwest and the 1st thing that popped into my head was the Swedish Chef so I don't think it's just a Canadian thing though that being said most things in my life lead back to the Muppets in some way.

=j
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it's not open. -FZ

Ptownkid

Only in Holland!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2008, 10:29:28 PM »
I just meant that to mean anyone not dutch...

CroatianSensation

Only in Holland!
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2008, 10:32:31 PM »
Who said I'm not Dutch?

 :grin:
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it's not open. -FZ


clintrubber

Only in Holland!
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2008, 06:45:18 AM »
Quote from: "Ptownkid"
yeah, but that's how it is with languages you're unfamiliar with...

A while ago I was standing in an elevator with a colleague. He's from Iran,
so when he talks Farsi with relatives, we Dutch don't understand #&%* of it.

Then two talking Russians entered the elevator, upon which my colleague said to me: sounds like random noise to me!  :shock:  :roll:  Now I ask you...   :cool:

Ptownkid

Only in Holland!
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2008, 07:57:32 AM »
Exactly, any language you don't know sounds odd and stereotypical.  It's just like how all Caucasians look the same to Asians...lol


 

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