Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:18 pm
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:19 pm
QueerRudie wrote:Incredible to see that thing up close (The TIV) after seeing it so often on TV and elsewhere.
A question about the spikes (the ones that 'hold' it into the ground)- are those mechanically lowered, or spring/fire-powered down? I'd imagine that would have to be something rather fast-acting to prevent 'issues' along the way.
Also: Does the vehicle go off-road often? (My memory of the series is rotten- as usual.)
PAL wrote:Sad, sad photos leading up to the TIV meet and greet. During the first two seasons I thought there was a disturbing disconnect between the excitement of the storm chasers and the devastating potentially killer nature of the storms. The past two seasons the chasers seem to have developed a conscience, but it feels forced. Only the academic team in their thin skinned trucks comes across as likable.
Sean comes across as whiny and mercurial,but I'm sure that's the producers' doing. In real life, no one could be as much a jerk as Reed, could they?
Whatever, it takes steel to deliberately run down those twisters. I'm sure Sean is an interesting character. It's cool you got to meet him.
Chrisrad wrote:As for the tornado damage, thank you for the Ford dealership shot.. I'm also digging the old Pontiac logo - my brother had a '55 Starchief so I recognize the logo.
Awesome pictures - I glanced at them for now because it's getting late, but I want to get back on here and take a better look at everything.
Did anyone else notice a Kennywood arrow in the tornado pictures? Ok, not Kennywood per se, but use your imaginations folks.
beatle11 wrote:Amazing! I've always been interested in severe weather and meeting someone like Sean Casey and seeing the TIV like that is something I'd love to be able to do. Thanks for sharing!
Shavethewhales wrote:So many great pics! Great to see all those footers already in place, and some inside shots of CC. I'm also thankful you grabbed those tornado shots - I haven't seen that much myself yet and I probably won't get down there until early summer.
Is the flying carpet still at CC?
I'm loving all the attention SDC is getting again with this new construction. Those footers seem to have popped up within the week before opening. At this rate they'll have bents going up next month. That station is really growing as well - it was just formwork a couple of weeks ago.
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ILoveRides wrote:Yep, you had to go and post it here too, just to further rub in that you saw the TIV and Sean Casey and I, well, didn't.
I hope another network picks up Storm Chasers. It was the ultimate reality show. You can't get much more real than driving through a tornado.
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:27 pm