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Postal Jeep Rust Shipments, A New ‘Foreign Legion’ Tier, A Private Chatroom For Members, And A You-Pick-It Trivia Night: It’s A Great Time To Be An Autopian

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- O S G O -
- O S G O -
11 months ago

Trivia Night suggestion!

Mazda rotary’s are just weird. I love them all.

  • Differences between RX-2, RX-3, RX-4, RX-7’s, Mazda Cosmo, RX-8

A. Nice blurb on Jason’s RX-3SP review!!

  • What truck went rat-tat-tat-taaat and had lousy mileage?
  • NSU origins
  • Suzuki RE-5
  • What is an ‘apex seal’?
  • Rotary vapor lock/flooding as standard equipment!
  • Why do engines crater at less than 80K miles?

Subi’s: Flash grille/front pics and have ppl. ID what model/year. They’re remarkable. Just the way I like them. Bonus points for 80’s era strangeness.

Freelivin2713
Freelivin2713
11 months ago

I declare this…the summer of George!!!

Tim Cougar
Tim Cougar
11 months ago

Next trivia night scheduled, this is the excuse I need to buy a webcam.

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
11 months ago

I’m surprised the Foreign Legion ones aren’t called “USDM tier.”

Arrest-me Red
Arrest-me Red
11 months ago

Trivia ideas:

  1. Car generations. For a given car answer the model and generation: For example C3 Corvette.
  2. Difference between brake horse power and horse power.
  3. Foreign and domestic cars that share the same name but different makes.
  4. Name that tool.
  5. Name that part
  6. Name that taillight (either torch draws or shows the picture).
  7. What was the first car to…<insert item here>.

Bonus round, stump the Autopians, The Contestants get a chance ask the writers a question and if they can’t answer the win a fabulous prize

Arrest-me Red
Arrest-me Red
11 months ago
Reply to  Arrest-me Red

Prize ideas – Name a Jeep Kitten or win a Jeep Kitten 🙂

Amberturnsignalsarebetter
Amberturnsignalsarebetter
11 months ago
Reply to  Arrest-me Red

Given the rust shipping delay, I don’t know how happy the kitten winners will be when their ‘prize’ eventually arrives in the mail… they’re marginally more perishable than ferrous oxide!

Arrest-me Red
Arrest-me Red
11 months ago

I found out companies like Delta to pet shipping. Drop off, then pick up near home city. There is someone in the cargo area to make sure there are no issues. It would almost be worth the $600 to do it to save a kitten then write how they are doing in the new home.

Outofstep
Outofstep
11 months ago

Also, true story, this would have been shipped earlier except David lost the bag of rust he’d saved. Seriously, we all had to help David look around for his bag of rust. It was ridiculous.

God I love you wierdos!

1) You have a bag of rust
2) You lose said bag of rust
3) You are tasked with searching for rust
4) You ship it to people who paid $1000 to receive rust (I know that’s not the only reason but I’m choosing it as the only reason because this is absurd/hilarious)

Parsko
Parsko
11 months ago

I’m assuming David Tracy rust will soon become a form of automotive currency. At some point, bitcoin and gold may want to pay attention.

Where there does not seem to be any shortage of projects in David’s brain, there is absolutely a finite supply of HIS rust available in the world. And, the confusing irony is that is is still being produced on a daily basis, albeit in small quantities. I’m not sure how that supply gets placed into the value equation, 2nd, 3rd order contributor??

Last edited 11 months ago by Parsko
Boxing Pistons
Boxing Pistons
11 months ago
Reply to  Parsko

“David Tracy rust” sounds like a drug – called “DT” or just “rust” for short.

Mr Sarcastic
Mr Sarcastic
11 months ago
Reply to  Boxing Pistons

Well DTs are a reaction DT had after losing his bag of rust. How many people actually went full on $1,000, you could buy your own rusty car.

Amberturnsignalsarebetter
Amberturnsignalsarebetter
11 months ago
Reply to  Parsko

i3 rust is rarer than hens teeth.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
11 months ago

Holy crap, it had THAT much rust?!

Was there any vehicle actually left or did you secretly rebuild the damn thing from scratch?

Arrest-me Red
Arrest-me Red
11 months ago

Glad to see another trivia night, the last one was fun though I went duuuuuuhhhh alot.

Getting called a rude name by Torch for my background picture was worth it

Do you want topics of discussion via email or this chat?

Matt Hardigree
Matt Hardigree
11 months ago
Reply to  Arrest-me Red

Email, chat, Discord, we’ll take it all!

Arrest-me Red
Arrest-me Red
11 months ago
Reply to  Matt Hardigree

Thanks. Will post ideas hit my little brain.

David Tracy
David Tracy
11 months ago
Reply to  Arrest-me Red

Here works well!

Acrimonious Mofo
Acrimonious Mofo
11 months ago

So I just created a Discord account so I could check out the Autopian Discord, and I am quickly discovering that I have no idea what Discord is, or how it works. I tried searching for Autopian and got crickets. I clicked on the link the article and I get: NO TEXT CHANNELS You find yourself in a strange place. You don’t have access to text channels, or there are none on this server.” Is this worth trying to figure out, or should I quietly slouch off to my tech inept corner?

Matt Hardigree
Matt Hardigree
11 months ago

I have replaced the link to make sure it’s a non-expiring invite, so try this link now: https://discord.gg/9tGrhrkJ

Mr Sarcastic
Mr Sarcastic
11 months ago
Reply to  Matt Hardigree

Mu s t just be for him.

Mike Harrell
Mike Harrell
11 months ago

“…certified by the world’s foremost expert on automotive rust classification, a Dr. Travid ‘Rust’ Dracy.”

My undergraduate and master’s theses were both on the topic of iron oxidation but my doctoral dissertation was not, so I bow to Dr. Dracy’s superior commitment to the field.

A. Barth
A. Barth
11 months ago

It’s funny you used that particular screencap from the Discord member-party-room. We were discussing how many more comments were on the David-found-the-kitties article – 69 at the time – compared to the car-related articles. 🙂

Yeah, we’re a wild bunch over here… Who wouldn’t want to join??

Icouldntfindaclevername
Icouldntfindaclevername
11 months ago

What do you get with Autopian cloth?

Icouldntfindaclevername
Icouldntfindaclevername
11 months ago

never mind

Mike Harrell
Mike Harrell
11 months ago

My guess would be some sort of persistent rash.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago
Reply to  Mike Harrell

It’s not recommended for those with cat allergies.
Totally worth it to go with vinyl.

Last edited 11 months ago by Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Trust Doesn't Rust
Trust Doesn't Rust
11 months ago

Fuck. I’m going to be that guy.

“We’re also launching FOREIGN LEGION VINYL and FOREIGN LEGION VELOUR, which is for new members who live outside of the United States. Basically, we covered the extra shipping costs for people living in Guam or Israel who were new members, but it’s starting to get expensive.”

The fine people of Guam born after 1952 are U.S. citizens as Guam is a U.S. territory.

I’m so, so sorry.

Matt Hardigree
Matt Hardigree
11 months ago

Ah, you’re right! That’s extremely fair. I have changed it to Thailand. We have one member in Guam and they’re great. RULING: As of now, anyone who signs up in Guam or any other U.S. Territory doesn’t need to be FOREIGN LEGION. Just sign up for the normal Velour or Vinyl Annual.

Trust Doesn't Rust
Trust Doesn't Rust
11 months ago
Reply to  Matt Hardigree

Suddenly the hundreds of people who live in American Samoa and were on the fence about becoming members are going to sign up and bankrupt the site. And it’s all my fault.

Matt Hardigree
Matt Hardigree
11 months ago

lololol

Icouldntfindaclevername
Icouldntfindaclevername
11 months ago

What about Porta Rico?

Trust Doesn't Rust
Trust Doesn't Rust
11 months ago

Never heard of it.

Icouldntfindaclevername
Icouldntfindaclevername
11 months ago

yeah, I can’t speel either

David Tracy
David Tracy
11 months ago
A. Barth
A. Barth
11 months ago
Reply to  David Tracy

Rico?

Suave!

Drive By Commenter
Drive By Commenter
11 months ago

The number of people who don’t know that PR is a US territory and that PR residents are US citizens is staggering.

Matt Hardigree
Matt Hardigree
11 months ago

This has gone on long enough. We want to be a part of the solution, not part of the problem. Whether you’re in Saint Croix, PR, Rota, Samoa, or any US Territory you’re not a part of the foreign legion.

Mike Harrell
Mike Harrell
11 months ago
Reply to  Matt Hardigree

Samoa is a sovereign nation. The nearby, but distinct, US territory is American Samoa.

Boxing Pistons
Boxing Pistons
11 months ago

No kidding. I love PR. I used to travel there regularly for work, and have been back since for diving. If you haven’t been, I’d highly recommend it – great people, great food, great diving and beaches, and as mentioned it’s a US territory which makes things easier, too.

Matt Sexton
Matt Sexton
11 months ago

Either them or the Northern Mariana Islanders.

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