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Sadly Gregg has passed away
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When I was a kid we all drove muscle cars with enormous hemis. The term "breakin' the ton" was popular slang. You broke the ton when 100 mph was significantly exceeded and sustained. I hope everyone with a wicked fast SLK can make use of this expression. Those who know it will definately smile when they hear it!R)
 

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Gregg, you r an old fart!!! but young at 52 u is! did they have cars when you were young? you were telling me about that horse and buggy you had. LOL!!!

and when u gonna post of picture of your baby?
 

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Well - as an old biker - in the UK, if you wore a white silk scarf whilst on yer bike, it meant you had done 'the ton' - my BM bike can cruise (in Germany, obviously, I wouldn't dream of breaking the 70mph speed limit in the UK:)) at 120mph without even trying - but, I've got an early '70's Triumph Bonnie - it can nearly crack the ton, but getting close is seriously scary :eek:
 

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Hemis and Scarves

Jeff...yes we did have cars that looked like boats and drank 20 cent gas like a camel drinks water and you could fix them with a hammer and some duct tape.....called mine the Grape (some called it the Boones Farm Special) Ha!

Woolly...I'm liking the white scarf thing a lot! How cool! Might help with the drool when I break the ton. I'm too much of a pansy to earn the white scarf on a bike....scary! Hats off to you sir!
 
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