Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/you_like_fast_cars_you_like_ar.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/you_like_fast_cars_you_like_ar.shtml en-gb 30 Sun 02 Aug 2015 21:39:18 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/you_like_fast_cars_you_like_ar.shtml Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/you_like_fast_cars_you_like_ar.shtml?page=90#comment10 I have just noticed that among all the umpteen cries of 'get a life' that have suddenly invaded the blog, I haven't seen a single '... then so be it!'(As in 'and if we have to cut off the right hand of every thief to reduce crime statistics then so be it!')These can't be from proper 'Disgusted of Penge' people: they aren't in the proper form. Thu 30 Oct 2008 22:01:02 GMT+1 kourgath http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/you_like_fast_cars_you_like_ar.shtml?page=81#comment9 What is Art?Modern art, function is to challenge, maybe just make us ask WTF?Why can't cars etc be Art? the visual language of cars is just as important as that of sculpture, OK some modern cars lack that sculptural feel but just look at the Mazda Furai.The Range Rover was the first car displayed at the Luvre back in 1970.These snotty people who feel something with a use cannot therefore be art need to get a life - some design classics make a greater effect on our lives than a Hurst or Emmin could ever do and most of us have a chance of owning one or two and almost every single one of us has used one or two. (eg Robin Day chairs)I'll stick with my old Land Rovers thanks... Wed 29 Oct 2008 18:00:55 GMT+1 valiantkate http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/you_like_fast_cars_you_like_ar.shtml?page=72#comment8 Hello Marcus- must agree that lots of modern art would do better recycled in my dear cat's litter tray- however,some art makes my spirit soar and makes the impossible almost a reality (oh, deary me- I'm going off one one!!)David, I don't think I know the name of the car I'd like, it's got to be a bit of a classic (just like me ha ha) but hey everyone needs a dream! Byeeeee for now chums.Oh, and David- definitely not rusty, and not with 100 K on the clock Wed 29 Oct 2008 12:26:09 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/you_like_fast_cars_you_like_ar.shtml?page=63#comment7 David (6):Well, I learned to drive on a VW Golf, which seemed fairly well built, stable and a decent size. These days Smart cars seem economical and polite, but I don't know about their stability or safety.Personally, if I ever start driving again (unlikely given the attitudes on the roads these days) I'd like to get an old Rover 3.5 Litre - quiet, understated class. Wed 29 Oct 2008 11:45:04 GMT+1 MarcusAureliusII http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/you_like_fast_cars_you_like_ar.shtml?page=54#comment6 I have a fast car. You'd never guess it to look at it unless you knew. It can actually go 140 miles per hour. But driving over 90, I fell more like I'm aiming it than steering it. If a tire blows out while I'm traveling that fast, I'm as good as dead. This might have been exciting when I was 20 years old but not any more. All that power is useful for passing slower traffic on a highway or picking up speed quickly in the acceleration approach lane when traffic is heavy and closely spaced so I can merge into it but that's about all. Still occasionally it is fun to push the throttle and go from about 40 to 80 in a couple of seconds.Art is in the eye of the beholder. IMO the last artist died about a hundred years ago. Most of what has passed for art since would be put to better use lining cat litter boxes or bird cages than being framed and hung. So who should be hung, the artist, the art dealer, the museum curator, or the buyer who tries to convince us that the emperor really does have clothes on? Maybe all of them although I can't really fault the untalented painter who tries to make a buck. It's better than selling drugs or running guns even if it is more offensive. Wed 29 Oct 2008 11:25:51 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/you_like_fast_cars_you_like_ar.shtml?page=45#comment5 SSC 3, I'll second that. What Brand of car do you like? Wed 29 Oct 2008 11:21:59 GMT+1 valiantkate http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/you_like_fast_cars_you_like_ar.shtml?page=36#comment4 My car goes really fast if I put my foot down- hmh- nearly 70 without the wheels falling off!! Gosh, I'd love a silly little car that my shopping and Mum can't fit into, maybe a little classic runaround- soft top (not me silly) maybe racing green with lots of chrome- Ah, I remember them well. I'm afraid my beloved T reg Almera will; have to do.. back to reality again.. Byeee. Oh - and Art's as vital as breathing.Oh, Bond- there's only one isn't there!!?Anyway, must go......... Wed 29 Oct 2008 11:15:44 GMT+1 hazifantasi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/you_like_fast_cars_you_like_ar.shtml?page=27#comment3 Hmm.. Fast cars..in Bond films yes.. Art is the veins of the worlds imagination.. Wed 29 Oct 2008 10:27:36 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/you_like_fast_cars_you_like_ar.shtml?page=18#comment2 No, and not really.I like efficient, quiet, well-driven cars and I like the kind of art that actually looks like the thing it's meant to depict.Anything for me in the item? Wed 29 Oct 2008 10:17:21 GMT+1 Steve http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/you_like_fast_cars_you_like_ar.shtml?page=9#comment1 This post has been Removed Wed 29 Oct 2008 09:33:04 GMT+1 Frankfi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/you_like_fast_cars_you_like_ar.shtml?page=0#comment0 The BBC has been handed a great opportunity to restore it's reputation. Sack the notorious Radio 2 presenters. I fear however they will be admonished with a slap on the wrist and will be as arrogant as ever in a few days.Shame. Wed 29 Oct 2008 07:45:52 GMT+1