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There’s No Such Thing As Too Many Pop-Up Headlights: COTD

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Pop-up headlights are largely dead and gone from the automotive world. Aside from the odd supercar or maybe the Volvo EX90, headlights are pretty much a solid affair. This morning, the Bishop proposed the idea that there could be a thing as too many pop-up headlights. His example is the Cizeta-Moroder V16T, a supercar with two columns of pop-up headlights in addition to other lights. Some of you think the Bishop is wrong, and there should be even more pop-up headlights on this car. Be careful what you wish for!

Before I continue, you should check out the Volvo EX90’s lights. Sure, they aren’t pop-up lights in a traditional sense, but they’re quite elaborate!

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Pupmeow planted this terrible idea in my head:

Why stop at 4? Why not cover the entire car in pop-up headlights?

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Uncle Cholmondeley only made things worse:

A fifth pop-up, right in the middle!

As did StillNotATony:

Yo dawg!! I heard you like pop-up headlights, so we put pop-ups on yo pop-ups!

Now, don’t look too close at this image. I’m terrible at Photoshop, but I try to do things without the help of our excellent topshot guy, Pete. Just enjoy, don’t zoom in.

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Finally, we have a heartwarming comment from Mr. Asa. Sometimes, reading about an old truck with a big engine causes memories to well up:

My first enlistment a good friend of mine bought one of these. Absolutely loved that truck.
He threw on longtube headers and Quick Time Performance electrically operated cutouts, then would only close the cutouts when he was going through a drive through or the gate to get on base (even then, not always.) He lowered it. He threw Impala SS wheels on it and the combo was just absolutely superb.

He was about to throw a supercharger on it but he was going too fast on an off ramp and slid into a curb, bending the frame.

He kept it for a while, turning over whether he should keep it or not, but he eventually sold it when he got out of the military. Instead he kept his Dodge turbo van. Lost contact with each other after he got out and he moved back up north.

I didn’t realize how many good memories and how many laughs I had with him in that truck.
Keith, if you’re reading this, hope you’re doing well.

Indeed, Keith, I hope you’re doing well. As for the rest of you, have a great weekend!

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Taylor Marshall-Green
Taylor Marshall-Green
2 months ago

Is that real or is Torch getting the itch?

VanGuy
VanGuy
2 months ago

Well-done visual.

Pop-up headlights are aesthetically pleasing when they’re down, sure…but I’m sure they impact fuel economy when deployed, right?

Kind of a bummer for people like me who (especially considering it’s not legally mandated) always have their headlights on for safety.

Spartanjohn113
Spartanjohn113
2 months ago

With that many headlight eyes, it looks like a car for Spider-Man!

Pupmeow
Pupmeow
2 months ago

Omggggg I missed this on Friday. Thank you, Mercedes!

MrLM002
MrLM002
2 months ago

Question: Is there such a thing as “pop-down” headlights? If so are they considered “pop-up” headlights or are they both just part of a “pop-out” headlights category?

Newcarpetsmell
Newcarpetsmell
2 months ago
Reply to  MrLM002

Pop-down fog lights under the bumper would be cool.

Ward William
Ward William
2 months ago

All I can say is that the 80s were good to me as a young big city yuppie. After a hot dinner date, and after holding the door open to my Honda Prelude open for her, when I not so discreetly flipped those headlights up, she knew it was game on. For any man to deny that these have a phallic element to them is madness. Cars with pop up lights were the ducks’ nuts and my younger self is forever grateful for whoever came up with them.

MaximillianMeen
MaximillianMeen
2 months ago

For the record, the Aston Martin Bulldog does too many pop-up (down?) headlights right.

D M
D M
2 months ago

Jeep bros seeing those Volvo lights:

“Is there any way to leave just the top ‘eyelid’ down so it looks angrier?”

PaysOutAllNight
PaysOutAllNight
2 months ago

That Volvo EX90 is tempting fate with those lights. Such needless frippery will eventually lead to Mercedes-Benz level quality, especially for their third and fourth owners.

FuzzyPlushroom
FuzzyPlushroom
2 months ago

Some Volvo fans will argue that it’s long since happened, though they’d (okay, we’d) disagree on exactly when.

Space
Space
2 months ago

What does Pete drive?

Timbuck2
Timbuck2
2 months ago

Idk. Pop ups can be tacky depending on what vehicle they’re on. For example, I’ve seen a few boomers who live in those trailer park beach communities put pop ups on their golf carts.

Pupmeow
Pupmeow
2 months ago
Reply to  Timbuck2

Yeah, but aren’t they delightfully tacky?

D-dub
D-dub
2 months ago

The EX90’s headlights look like they’re going to jump out and bite something like Alien’s second set of jaws.
https://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Kzp8Rg.gif

Vee
Vee
2 months ago

Well now you’ve just made it a rally car.

MrLM002
MrLM002
2 months ago

BE NOT AFRAID!

Matthew Skwarczek
Matthew Skwarczek
2 months ago
Reply to  MrLM002

Ah yes, the biblically accurate Cizeta-Moroder

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
2 months ago

People have phobias about this kind of thing, you know.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
2 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

I have it on good authority that jumping spiders eat ants.
So…. They aren’t all bad.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
2 months ago

Oh, I was thinking of the hole one: trypophobia.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
2 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

So… no scented pine cones cut in half for you this Christmas?

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
2 months ago

I don’t have trypophobia myself. Cut away.

Lokki
Lokki
2 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

How about drill away?

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
2 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

Late season sunflowers are not your thing?

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
2 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

I bet you hate poppy seed flowers.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
2 months ago

counterpoint: those produce one of my favorite kolache fillings

MaximillianMeen
MaximillianMeen
2 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

Mmmmm! Heroin kolaches!

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
2 months ago

Not to be confused with heroine galoshes. The preferred footwear of chief female characters in a novel.

Last edited 2 months ago by Phantom Pedal Syndrome
FuzzyPlushroom
FuzzyPlushroom
2 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

For what it’s worth, neither gridlike patterns nor rectangular holes usually set off the silly primitive alarm bell in my brain the way something like (as Phantom mentioned) a lotus pod does. I like this version, even the center light – I hope that detail was Subaru-inspired.

Mr Sarcastic
Mr Sarcastic
2 months ago

Unless you’re an Aunt.

Mr Sarcastic
Mr Sarcastic
2 months ago

This, just wrong.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
2 months ago

Spider-car spider-car…

Toecutter
Toecutter
2 months ago

The new Morgan needs 8 lights.

SegaF355Fan
SegaF355Fan
2 months ago
Reply to  Toecutter

“I see 4 lights!”

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