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Old 05-03-2019, 06:44 PM   #1
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Default Photo Contest: Saturn Stand-Out!

Ok Saturnfans, time for a new photo contest. Prize is a weather resistant SCCNA 4” round sticker. Submit your photos here based upon your best interpretation the ‘Saturn Stand-Out’ theme. (Inspired by Pitcher’s recent post of his shined up red coupe among a backdrop of monotone motorcar monotony.)
When we get enough entries to my liking the judging/voting will begin. So post away!

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Old 05-03-2019, 07:45 PM   #2
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Awesome!!

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Old 05-03-2019, 10:59 PM   #3
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Very nice, Pitcher!

(Note to self: Take a current photo of my baby)

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Old 05-05-2019, 10:47 AM   #4
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Very nice, Pitcher!

(Note to self: Take a current photo of my baby)
If your car is still looking good, you should have a huge advantage in the background choices now.


But with my beater commuter, I wouldn't even think about comparing it to some of the really well maintained cars here on the site. And even if the clear coat wasn't going, an SL1 isn't much for looks compared to Red Hot editions and pop up headlight SC's.

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Old 05-06-2019, 09:28 PM   #5
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I know it isn't what you want, but I can't resist entering this because it really does stand out... It's been a couple of years since I posted it anyway.


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Old 05-07-2019, 09:17 AM   #6
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^^^^ Only a Saturn can stand out like that! The voters will decide as with all entries. Keep 'em coming!

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Old 05-08-2019, 01:18 AM   #7
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Don't exactly have a car that stands out, but I was able to snag a pic.
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:37 AM   #8
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Someone is going to a Rolls Royce dealership and back their Saturn into an open space then get out and take a pic before security shows up with their mag-light skull-cracker batons.

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Old 05-11-2019, 09:57 AM   #9
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Someone is going to a Rolls Royce dealership and back their Saturn into an open space then get out and take a pic before security shows up with their mag-light skull-cracker batons.
What are they going to do when I am in my car with DENT RESISTANT PANELS

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Old 05-12-2019, 12:06 AM   #10
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If your car is still looking good, you should have a huge advantage in the background choices now.


But with my beater commuter, I wouldn't even think about comparing it to some of the really well maintained cars here on the site. And even if the clear coat wasn't going, an SL1 isn't much for looks compared to Red Hot editions and pop up headlight SC's.
Hi, Signmaster. Good to see you around.
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Old 05-12-2019, 12:23 PM   #11
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Good call. Lots of times, the Saturn is the one that gets blown up for the show

Though some folks make decent money renting their older cars for shows

Just make sure they are paying 200x what what your car was worth new if it is damaged, 1,000 x if it is destroyed

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Old 05-12-2019, 03:03 PM   #12
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^^^^True about it getting wrecked. Most of the Saturns I see in movies and TV are treated like Bic Lighters. War of the Worlds, Spiderman 2, CSI Miami, etc...
Probably wanted to purchase it and not rent it for that exact reason.

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Old 05-13-2019, 05:29 AM   #13
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I did suggest that I could rent it to them for a couple of days, but he didn't seem interested in that, and reaffirmed that they would be interested in buying it outright. I wasn't interested in doing that. Still, he gave me his contact info in case I changed my mind.
No way I'm parting with my baby. Well... maybe if I get a six or seven-digit offer...

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I did suggest that I could rent it to them for a couple of days, but he didn't seem interested in that, and reaffirmed that they would be interested in buying it outright. I wasn't interested in doing that. Still, he gave me his contact info in case I changed my mind.
No way I'm parting with my baby. Well... maybe if I get a six or seven-digit offer...
How much did he offer??

I would have parted with any of my Saturns for the right offer (enough to buy a new Kia or something similar...)

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Old 05-14-2019, 08:18 PM   #15
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Awesome!!

1st Entry -- the inspiration of "The Stand-Out" .....

Close-ups of the driver's door "Standing Out" after I buffed:





Does it Stand out, Black Badge & all?

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Old 05-22-2019, 04:12 PM   #16
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some inspiration - took the years ago

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The building in the background sits on the campus of the GM Tech Center in Warren, Michigan where a January 8, 1985 press conference announced the creation of the Saturn Division.
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Very good!
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Concerning the above mentioned bridge in post #19....This was me earning the money to purchase my fine sporty-yet-economical Saturn Coupe


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