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    A guy driving a Reliant Robin pulls up at a stoplight next to a Rolls-Royce. The driver of the Reliant Robin rolls down his window and shouts to the driver of the Rolls, "Hey, buddy, that's a nice car. You got a phone in your Rolls? I've got one in my Robin!" The driver of Rolls looks over and says simply, "Yes I have a phone."

    The driver of the Reliant Robin says, "Cool! Hey, you got a fridge in there too? I've got a fridge in the back seat of my Robin!" The driver of the Rolls, looking annoyed, says, "Yes, I have a refrigerator." The driver of the Reliant Robin says, "That's great, man! Hey, you got a TV in there, too? You know, I got a TV in the back seat of my Robin!" The driver of the Rolls, looking very annoyed by now, says, "Of course I have a television. A Rolls-Royce is the finest luxury car in the world!"

    The driver of the Reliant Robin says, "Very cool car! Hey, you got a bed in there, too? I got a bed in the back of my Robin! Upset that he did not have a bed, the driver of the Rolls-Royce sped away, and went straight to the dealer, where he promptly ordered that a bed be installed in the back of the Rolls. The next morning, the driver of the Rolls picked up the car, and the bed looked superb, complete with silk sheets and brass trim. It was clearly a bed fit for a Rolls Royce.

    So the driver of the Rolls begins searching for the Robin, and he drove all day. Finally, late at night, he finds the Robin parked, with all the windows fogged up from the inside. The driver of the Rolls got out and knocked on the Robin. When there wasn't any answer, he knocked and knocked, and eventually the owner stuck his head out, soaking wet.

    "I now have a bed in the back of my Rolls-Royce," the driver of the Rolls stated arrogantly! The driver of the Robin looked at him and said, "You got me out of the shower for that!"

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    This is for real

    http://aftermathnews.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/flyingcarsolent.jpg

    The inventors of the PAL-V believe that the the one-seater car would cost little more than an executive saloon car

    Daily Mail | Dec 31, 2007

    Experts have designed the world’s first practical flying car aimed at frustrated commuters - and it looks like a Reliant Robin.

    The bizarre three-wheeled vehicle promises relief to motorists stuck in traffic jams by turning into an aircraft capable of soaring up to 4,000ft above congested roads.

    With a top speed of 125mph on land, the Personal Air and Land Vehicle, or PAL-V, corners like a motorbike by automatically tilting as it negotiates each bend.

    But hidden in its roof and rear are a foldable rotor, propeller and tail section which allow it to take off and fly at speeds up to 120mph.

    Its comical appearance betrays its rapid acceleration from 0 to 60 in just 5 seconds - a far cry from Del Boy Trotter’s yellow Robin Reliant in Only Fools and Horses.

    Its inventors believe that when the the one-seater cars go on sale to the public, they would cost little more than an executive saloon car.

    When airborne, the PAL-V is similar to the tiny autogyro aircraft Sean Connery flew in the 1967 James Bond movie ‘You Only Live Twice’.

    Called a gyrocopter, the design includes a rotor on the roof to lift it through the air, and a propeller at the rear to provide forward thrust.

    To fly the PAL-V you need a recreational pilot’s licence, which takes between 10 and 20 hours training to obtain, while a normal driver’s licence covers you for use on the road.

    Experts have spent six years developing concept versions and are now building the first commercial prototype with a view to begin manufacturing the vehicles soon.

    Their target audience are motorists who are fed up with traffic jams. John Bakker, who invented the PAL-V, said: “Since Henry Ford built the Model T Ford, people have been dreaming of a vehicle that could drive and fly.

    “It took almost 90 years before this dream could be realized. Now it will.

    “It’s fun, it drives like the most sporty solution on the road and it also flies. This will be a revolution in door to door mobility in the near future.

    “In countries with underdeveloped infrastructure it means safe and faster transportation but also in developed countries it will save people lots of time.

    “The PAL-V is a solution to the increasing levels of congestion in our cities, highways and skyways.

    “Soon private flying will no longer be the exclusive domain of executives and celebrities.

    “Driving and flying will be combined in one vehicle that could cost little more than an executive saloon car.”

    The vehicle needs 165ft to take off in and just 16ft to land, and it can fly for 340 miles under its fuel-efficient and environmentally certified car engine.

    The same engine works for both road and air travel and runs on normal unleaded petrol, which means you can refuel at any roadside service station.

    It can be driven and flown using the same controls by switching between two different modes.

    On the ground, the slim-line vehicle is as comfortable as a luxury car but has the agility of a motorbike, thanks to its patented “tilting” system.

    The single rotor and propeller are folded away until the PAL-V is ready to fly.

    In the air, the PAL-V flies under the 4,000 feet floor of commercial air space and can therefore take to the sky without having to file a flight plan.

    The autogyro technology means that it can be steered and landed safely even if the engine fails as it descends upright rather than nose-diving.

    Unlike a helicopter, the rotor of an autogyro is driven by aerodynamic forces alone once it is in flight.

    The PAL-V’s Dutch makers anticipate a time when such vehicles are so widely used that people will fly along sky highways, directed by GPS and using radar to prevent collisions.

    They also claim there are already plans to build up to 60 heli-sites across their home country to cope with a new era of air traffic.

    They believe it could also be used commercially for surveillance purpose and by emergency services.

    The project gathered momentum after new European rules made it cheaper and easier to obtain licenses and certification for aircraft under 600kg built using standard components.

    LOL. Great Robin Reliant joke.

    I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to all local robin reliant owners who woke up 17/18 years ago to find their robins facing the other direction to which they had parked them. (they are incredibly lightweight and can be picked up by 3/4 people with ease, hence the drunken pranks).

    harlzter;3181935

    I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to all local robin … I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to all local robin reliant owners who woke up 17/18 years ago to find their robins facing the other direction to which they had parked them. (they are incredibly lightweight and can be picked up by 3/4 people with ease, hence the drunken pranks).



    Me & 3 mates tried this way back around 1982. Went to pick up the front and pulled the bumper right off instead. :oops:

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    AyrshireBacon;3182354

    Me & 3 mates tried this way back around 1982. Went to pick up the front … Me & 3 mates tried this way back around 1982. Went to pick up the front and pulled the bumper right off instead. :oops:



    I leaned on the door of my mates Robin, that fell off too! :thumbsup:

    i dont get it :oops:

    o wait... he was having a showeer in the carrrrrrrrrr!!! i get it! haha
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