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Old 02-04-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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The man who built himself a Lamborghini

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"Ken estimated it would take him five years, and wound up off by 11 years. Twelve if you include getting the car out of the basement. Still, he did meet his most recent goal – the last of many micro-goals that helped him get the project finished — of rolling it out in time for his 50th birthday."

http://jalopnik.com/5954486/the-man-...nts-to-sell-it
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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I've read about this before. He did an amazing job on this project and I can really appreciate what it took to complete this.

Frankly it's amazing it only took him 17 years.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:33 AM   #3
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So ? Did it sell ?
It was completed in 2007, plenty of time to sell if it's going to.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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Thought you might enjoy this story:



"Ken estimated it would take him five years, and wound up off by 11 years. Twelve if you include getting the car out of the basement. Still, he did meet his most recent goal – the last of many micro-goals that helped him get the project finished — of rolling it out in time for his 50th birthday."

http://jalopnik.com/5954486/the-man-...nts-to-sell-it
I wonder was his family that horrible he had to spend every free second away in the basement? What a dick.

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:21 PM   #5
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Some people have to create. Simple as that. He just happened to have that rare blend of drive, talent, and laser-like focus to create something that only a few people in the world could do. It must have not bothered his family too much or they would have bailed a long time ago.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:12 PM   #6
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It is probably better than an original lamborghini. That worked over 351c is a hell of an engine.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:39 PM   #7
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Well...looked at the link and they are sort of s....ing on him about the family neglect thing. Nothing better to do than assuming as to what went on in his house/basement. Sheeesh!

I wished I had met him with my dad. But my dad, also trained as an engineer only built an airplane in the basement and also only had to smash the foundation to get it out.

Family neglect...... Not for me or any of my siblings. I spent a lot of time working on that plane. I hope his kids got involved in some ways and learned something along the way.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:10 PM   #8
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Well...looked at the link and they are sort of s....ing on him about the family neglect thing. Nothing better to do than assuming as to what went on in his house/basement. Sheeesh!

I wished I had met him with my dad. But my dad, also trained as an engineer only built an airplane in the basement and also only had to smash the foundation to get it out.

Family neglect...... Not for me or any of my siblings. I spent a lot of time working on that plane. I hope his kids got involved in some ways and learned something along the way.

No the guy was hiding from something. Intimacy?

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:10 AM   #9
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If the guy was occupied with a progect in the basement,he only a few stepsfrom his family. He was at home,available if needed, what's th e problem?
Now he been out at the bar drinking and running around or planted in front of the TV zonked out on reality shows.Would that have been better? I think not.
He had a hobby and that's a good thing. He used his time doing something constructive. Another Good Thing.

Dad's in the basement ? At least his family knew where to find him.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:14 AM   #10
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:35 AM   #11
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I bet he learned alot about lamborghinis. I would rather have a Pantera.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:56 AM   #12
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When I had my motorcycle rental biz years ago, there was a Pantera for sale in another part of the building (it was an old Studebaker dealership).

I had a lot of time to look at it. Whew. Noise, vibration and mass confusion... but still, there was something about it.

I don't know what ever happened to it come to think of it.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:05 AM   #13
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When Top Gear tested a Countach they said it was pretty horrible to drive. Didn't handle well, very hot and noisy inside, hard to see out of, uncomfortable, etc. They referred to it as a good example of the old "don't meet your hero" saying.

So I gotta wonder if even after 17 years of all that work, he got in it, took it around the block, and said fuck this I'm selling it.
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