In a Eldorado I got wired, white-walled

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Is this what white-walled is.

Was his Eldorado white-walled?

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I guess you got it. Good find! I‘m sure our Eldo was aware of that.
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:eek: :lol: ... cool! That surely is a reference that so far had slipped our attention ... great find, Suleiman ... :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: ...
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Wait.

Did some folks not actually know "white-walled" referred to the white-walled tyres, as found on classic cars of yesteryear?

I just assumed that was a given :|
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Quiff Boy wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 10:20
I just assumed that was a given :|
There's an xkcd for that.
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oh yeah, totally :D

maybe it's a cultural thing - 50s cars and their aesthetic, rock and roll, stephen king's Christine, the stray cats, grease, etc etc - the idea of cars with white-walled tyres was just everywhere for me when i was growing up.

i kinda just assumed it was one of those things that was harder to not know than it was to know :lol:

like how in 2021 it's harder to have not ever seen Star Wars than otherwise :lol:
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QB, I think it's just another reminder of our increasing age. :lol:

Btw, I can't be the only one who thinks those 50's and 60's Yank tank gas guzzlers look awful to European eyes.
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Swinnow wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 14:02
QB, I think it's just another reminder of our increasing age. :lol:

Btw, I can't be the only one who thinks those 50's and 60's Yank tank gas guzzlers look awful to European eyes.
I must admit I love them. Yeah they might kill the planet but there's something ridiculously great about them. You have to admit a Ford Escort or a Hillman Hunter really doesn't compare. Kind of comparing a wet February night in Halifax to well, anything else. :wink:
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Quiff Boy wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 10:20
Wait.

Did some folks not actually know "white-walled" referred to the white-walled tyres, as found on classic cars of yesteryear?

I just assumed that was a given :|
Guilty as charged! :oops: :roll:
Didn't know that, glad to know it now ;D :notworthy: :innocent:
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iesus wrote:
01 Mar 2021, 09:44
Quiff Boy wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 10:20
Wait.

Did some folks not actually know "white-walled" referred to the white-walled tyres, as found on classic cars of yesteryear?

I just assumed that was a given :|
Guilty as charged! :oops: :roll:
Didn't know that, glad to know it now ;D :notworthy: :innocent:
Same here. It's an English expression.
I don't even know how they call that type of tyres in German ...
All I remember is they disappeared decades ago.
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quote=Being645 post_id=693191 time=1614610936

Same here. It's an English expression.
I don't even know how they call that type of tyres in German ...
All I remember is they disappeared decades ago.
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Actually I felt a little embarrassed that I didn‘t realise it before. In German I think they‘re called the same - „Weißwandreifen“ :oops:
And I love old cars too, really should have known. :innocent:
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