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VE press drive day 2 pics (gm media)

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by ucwepn, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. ucwepn

    ucwepn America just kicked in yo

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    VE press drive day 2 pics (gm media) **EDIT- UPDATED**

    Ok I am throttled with my adsl at the moment so here are the first 10. They basically show the VE going through its paces.

    Will add the rest soon so check back :)

    (these are resized smaller because I am out of attachment space, original sizes are between 1.5mb-5mb)

    enjoy.

    **edit** Here are some new ones, I have a large attachment limit now so these pics are a little bigger but still not the full file size because they are massive.
     
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    from the amount of mud on them, looks like they had a great time :p :D
     
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    Love the look of that VE Calais V..... I might have to get one!!!
     
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    It could be, thats where they did the very first VB commodore press drive day all those years ago. Its actually a funny story, there was a few VB drivers who were racing and trying to outbreak each other and acting like tools, someone called the cops and the copper caught up with them at the cafe they had stopped at. The cop was red in the face and proceeded questioning everyone on who was driving the offending vehicles, The journo's then proceeded with a "who's on first" routine. The cop got angry and left but before that swore that if he caught anyone doing anything wrong that he would throw the book at them.
     
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    jules we like the bun

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    journos like to push the boundaries a bit on press drives.

    there is a good story someone who knows told me of a release a while back held in the middle of nowhere, you can guess why. the local copper got wind of it and actually camped out overnight with his blow dryer. somehow, the only journo he caught had a clean license for many years and was doing only 10 km/h over the limit. beggars can't be choosers so he wrote the ticket.

    and cops wonder why they don't get a good rap.
     
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    good pics thanks ucwepn

    does anyone else think the ve is too cute? its the omega in particular that annoys me. it looks a way too much like a girl's car. at this point in time i think the vz looks much tougher, although i still havent actually seen a ve

    i have read quite a bit about the ve and all the changes are awesome, but the look is a bit on the crap side.....just have a look at this pic - it looks like those retarded vivas
     

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    I have to agree, I dont particularly like the Omega model, looks like an over sized Astra Sedan
     
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    Scotty_Doesn't_Know Don't Tell Scotty...

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    Which ones? lol

    Mate the law is the law... SIMPLE! People shouldn't endlessly bad mouth cops for enforcing it.

    For instance tonight at work, a guy in a VK 308, locked diff, pulls out of our driveway and does an awesome double legger all the way to the intersection with the white smoke billowing... Looked fantastic! Cops were accross the road in the McDonalds car park and chased him, came back later to measure the lines. BAM! Confiscated car (it's the law in the ACT). Do the crime, do the time... Stupid moron! PRIVATE ROADS, RACE TRACKS!!! Have fun in a safe environment...
     
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    Scotty_Doesn't_Know Don't Tell Scotty...

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    Blasphemer!!!!

    I have seen the VE in the flesh and the pics really don't do the car justice...
     
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    Yeah have seen them in the flesh as well but they were in disguise about 3 months ago. You will have to see it in the flesh before you make full judgement, At the moment having not seen the car in real life you have nothing in your mind to connect the photos to. Dealers would be getting their first demonstrator models soon if not already.

    Those viva's still look like the little daewoo hatch bomb that its based on, For the price they sell them for I can't see them having put much engineering work into the car to improve it.

    I think the VE looks more like the older model astra in a few ways. But with the big pumped guards it looks like the DTM astra touring car.
     
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    I agree it looks totally disgusting from the front, and the rest of it is fairly average.
     
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    Scotty_Doesn't_Know Don't Tell Scotty...

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    STOP PASSING JUDGEMENT UNTIL YOU'VE SEEN ONE IN THE FLESH!!!
     
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    And... You've NEVER done a burnout!?
    I almost claim my left testicle you have. Stop flaming others.
     
  16. Full Spectrum

    Full Spectrum Bro it's a VW your Audi!

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    You might need that one day give the other off:p
     
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    Full Spectrum Bro it's a VW your Audi!

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    Not in person it doesn't trust me have a look at it and see;).
    You need to see the car in person it's no disappointment it's very classy for a base model, Years gone by you needed to ad so much to make a base look good when you got it home and wanted to hot it up.
    Now Wheels lower it sports system done, them guards make the car something much better over all previous base models.
     
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    No. I'm almost willing to donate both Testicles, I want SOME manhood though.
     
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    Full Spectrum Bro it's a VW your Audi!

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    Better not to have them both then no-one can kick them:p
     
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