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Old 10-20-2014, 08:26 AM   #1
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So you think your van is tough? Check out this one...

I was down in Virginia and North Carolina this weekend, and happened to drive by the home of the "Grave Digger" monster truck. They offer visitors rides on a test track next door, using this modified Ford E-van:

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Old 10-20-2014, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: So you think your van is tough? Check out this one...

Needs a set of Bushwackers!
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:31 PM   #3
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Needs a set of Bushwackers!
Yeah, DOT would be all over that, wouldn't they?
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We don't have DOT in the South.
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:21 PM   #5
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We don't have DOT in the South.
Well, NC does: http://www.ncdot.gov/

And, apparently, so does TN: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/

But, to your (pedantic :-) point, maybe "DMV" is more appropriate here on the east coast.
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Ummmm, is that a bull bar?

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Old 10-21-2014, 01:45 PM   #7
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We don't have DOT in the South.
Well, NC does: http://www.ncdot.gov/

And, apparently, so does TN: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/

But, to your (pedantic :-) point, maybe "DMV" is more appropriate here on the east coast.
Actually, I was just kidding about the fact that it's more or less nonexistent here. No inspection, and judging by the crap I see rolling down the road the authorities don't really care.
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:22 AM   #8
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I'm sure that roll cage is safe and engineered to support the weight of the whole chassis...
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I'm sure that roll cage is safe and engineered to support the weight of the whole chassis...
I used to pass one of these attractions on a work run I had. They didn't drive the thing over about 5 miles per hour. They have about a 2 acre lot with a few bumps, and by that I mean bumps. Maybe 3 foot hills they would drive over at 5 miles per hour. I don't get it. Probably $20 or more for a 5 minute ride. Who would pay for this and/or consider it entertaining? Your point is a good one but they are never gonna flip one of those things as slow as they go.

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Oh yeah?



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