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The _ALLPAR_ biggest blunder contest

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by Dave Z, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    This is the official “Allpar Biggest Blunder Contest” kickoff page.

    Blunders will be rated by a panel of judges, yet to be selected, on the basis of:
    • Damn, that’s a big screwup!
    • Wow, how long has that been there?
    • Really, nobody noticed that!??
    We will have honorable mentions for:
    • Unfinished pages
    • Repeating urban legends
    • Technical foul-ups
    • Odd illustrations/photo choices (usually these are the result of desperation, not errors)
    • Pages with lots and lots of mis-spellings
    • Using future tense for cars that have not only made it into production, but also left production
    • Bad links
    After we have blunders ranked and rated, the big winner will get a choice of one item from each category of prize. The prizes are, I admit, mostly symbolic. I might go so far as to order a trophy if someone really goes above-and-beyond.

    After that, each person can choose their favorite prize until they are gone, with one exception: people with really high shipping costs may be asked to take lighter-weight prizes. (Australia and New Zealand, I’m looking at you!)

    The prize list so far:

    Allpar gear: There is one jacket (L), one nice embroidered-Allpar-logo polo shirt in XXL, and one in 5XL.

    Chrysler memorabilia:
    • Jeep ashtray (obviously used but cleaned)
    • Used copy of Common Sense Not Required
    • New, sealed, pricey copy of The Diesel Odyssey of Clessie Cummins
    • 2015 Ram Laramie Limited press kit (leather-ish case, color booklet)
    • Fiat 500X press kit (booklet in neat binding with foam rubber X)
    • 2015 Dodge Charger presentation notes with some blank pages (press handout)
    Miscellaneous (books are used)
    • Ad-free membership status for one year
    • Motivation Through the Work Itself: how Volvo’s quality was transformed in the 1960s by changing the way they made cars. I highly recommend this book.
    • Why trade it in? and How to get along with your car, amusing period pieces from 1974 and 1976
    • The practical handbook of car care and repair, 1971
    • On a clear day you can see General Motors: John DeLorean’s ghost-written autobiography, quite a tell-all about GM’s internal management with some comments on Ford and Chrysler
    CONTEST RULES. Allpar has the final say on what we consider to be a blunder, a valid entry, etc. Winners must provide mailing addresses to get prizes; we will provide a GPG protected email address for that. We will obey all state and Federal laws governing such contests. Blunders cannot be in the forums, news or news archives, or 200,000 Mile Club. Purchases, upgrades, and subscriptions do not increase chances of winning. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Contest begins today and ends on February 24, 2017. Winners will be notified from February through March 30, 2017. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. If we are unable to contact a winner within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected.
     
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  2. Dave Z

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    DarkSky, I know you deleted your post, but... good catches.
     
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  3. CivoLee

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    Remember how I said I could name a lot of mistakes Chrysler made but not really anything related to Allpar itself?

    Well, I stumbled across this:

    Here

    I'm no grammar expert, but that doesn't read quite right...
     
  4. Mopartial

    Mopartial Fits and Finishes
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    It's a rare pleasure to encounter a guy with a PhD and a humble heart. (Dave, we're looking at you.)
     
  5. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    I found one myself earlier today - one of the specs for the Concorde was wrong.
     
  6. DarkSky

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  7. AHBGuru

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    This is a great way to raise the bar with accuracy AND credibility (vs other Mopar-oriented websites).

    Rather than create a laundry list of errors/omissions, how about we get a few members together and rewrite the M-body (Diplomat) page, and use that result to rewrite the M-body police page.
     
  8. KrisW

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    Any points for the spelling "Chrylser"? ;)

    No, I haven't read it anywhere, but dammit I keep typing it!
     
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  9. superduckie5000

    superduckie5000 THE MAD DUCK
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    Have Fun !
    Is Someone going to Go Thru all My Dyslexic Posting ?
    Cool !
     
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  10. 1999 White C5 Coupe

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    Shouldn't mis-spellings be: misspellings?
     
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  11. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    Anyone else?
     
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    2009 Chrysler 200C Concept Car

    This page has some references to the "upcoming" Sebring replacement.

    I gotta say, this isn't what I'd call a blunder. Just an outdated article.
     
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  15. Dave Z

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    It’s a blunder if it hasn’t been removed — that counts as “
    • Wow, how long has that been there?
    • and “Using future tense for cars that have not only made it into production, but also left production”
     
  16. Dave Z

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    Good catch. I fixed that one!
     
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  17. Tomguy

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    I still see the typo of "outweight" vs "outweigh"
     
  18. Ruptured Duck

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    I'm with you brother...... !
     
  19. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
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    The Cordoba page:
    "The standard engine was the 400 cid V-8 (with two or four barrel carburetors) until 1978. Like the Charger SE, the Cordoba could also be ordered with a 360 (depending on year, both two and four barrels could be available)."
    Then later says:
    "In 1978, the Chrysler Cordoba saw many weight-saving changes under the skin, and a power sunroof was made optional; it was now a two door hardtop only. The base engine was now the 318 (with two barrel carb, four barrel in California) with Lean Burn; the 360 was optional in both two and four barrel carb versions, along with the 400 V8."
    There are a few errors here.
    In 1975 the 360-2 was the standard federal engine, 360-4 in CA. 318 and 400 were optional.
    The 400 was standard for 1976 and 1977. 318 and 360 were optional.
    The 400 was also standard for 1978 for federal cars. 318 and 360 were optional. CA and high altitude had the 360-4 standard. The 318 was optional and 400 was not available in CA.
    For 1979 the 318 was standard, the 360 optional.
     
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    The Magnum page:
    "All Magnums came with an AM radio, whitewalls, remote-control driver’s mirror, air conditioning, tinted glass, undercoating and hood pad (except with 318), and vinyl roof."
    This is not true. These items were optional, and included in the "Basic Group". Basic Group included A/C, tinted glass, AM radio, standard size WSW tires, remote control left mirror, light package, landau roof and undercoating with hood pad (except 318).
     

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