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Old 12th August 2017, 02:11
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Ah!
Spent the last 13 years of my railway career with a top, world wide, engineering company with some utterly brilliant engineers....
I used to quote Mr Heath-Robinson in relation to some of their projects - few and no one under 50 had ever heard of him.
Don't they teach reality in university these days?
Pity; they could have learned a lot.

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Old 12th August 2017, 20:45
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A 1991 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton,( a wolf in sheep's clothing, if ever there was,) was sold at Silverstone Auctions last month for 76,800.00. It had only 4500 miles on the clock, and had been in dry storage for many years.

Also, a 1977 Daimler Double Six Coupe sold for 32,063.00. This car had 33,000 miles on the clock, and had never been restored. The paint, bodywork and interior were all in excellent condition.

A 1996 Alfa Romeo RZ, in bright yellow with a 3.0 litre V6 engine was in the auction with an estimated value of 50,000,00. It fetched 127,500.00.

There are some desirable modern classics around.
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Old 12th August 2017, 22:31
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I don't think a calf-scour coloured Austin Ital commands that much.
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Old 17th August 2017, 14:13
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This is my idea of a 'fantasy/classic' car.
Audi 10/26 hp of 1911
4 cylinders 80 mm x 130 mm (B x S) , liquid cooled, 2,612 cc, 1,400 kg, 70 km/h (max)

Love the headlight covers

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Old 19th August 2017, 10:28
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Here is a proper "beastie" owned and driven by Keith Schellenberg many, many years ago racing around Croft Airfield. At least two of us on this site have helped to push start this car.
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Old 20th August 2017, 12:54
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Here are a few I took locally.
Nice little Austin drophead, Jowett Javelin, Armstrong Siddley, Chrysler, and a Gogo mobile. Also some others in the background.

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Old 27th July 2018, 11:38
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Beaulieu.

About 3 weeks ago there was a Jaguar meet at the Motor Museum. It was a bargain 10 to get in (Me cheapskate?) if you arrived in a Jag. There was (is) also a collection of custom cars on loan, built by Andy Saunders - no I'd never heard of him either! I read about his exhibition in Classic American mag.
At the event there must have been 500 or more Jags which, in the heat, took us ages to get round. Nothing much different than you can see on the road, with the exception of a fantastic MK5.
The actual museum for me was disappointing - many veteran cars/bikes etc. but, having grown up with the '50s - '70s cars, they were a bit 'old hat'. A good selection of classic 'bikes' though.
The Andy Saunders' customs consisted of only about half a dozen and not that well done.
The custom of an 810 Cord was perhaps the best.
All in all, a good weekend trip, if a long drive from Shropshire in such heat and thankful for the air con. Also 2 nights in the fantastic Cloud hotel - Mrs JJ booked the hotel for an undisclosed sum!!


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May be of interest....https://www.youtube.com/embed/AsKjPwRaA5Q

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The big silver Roller towards the end will do me ........
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Reminds me of John Dodd's 'The Beast' powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin engine.
In its original 1970s form it had a RR radiator, but he had to replace it.....
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Old 20th December 2018, 10:52
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Expensive!!

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold at auction this year.


$48,405,000..........!!


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Old 22nd December 2018, 12:29
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Amateur restoration

Little Elphie earlier this year:

Owner's small nephew "Did the little people do that to Jonathan's car".

Adult aside after indulgent laughter "No, but we might need their help to put her back together!"
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In the mid 60's my fathers boss had a Jensen Interceptor, one of the few in Northern Ireland, I imagine. It was the bees-knees and any time I got a spin in it I was made up.
Recently I saw a Top Gear programme on Discovery about the old Interceptor. Shock-Horror, it was made of bits from the parts bin and cheap accessories from Morris and Triumph and when bodywork was out a bit a panel beater was sent for. Another childhood dream shattered. I think I'll become an oul cynic.
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Old 28th December 2018, 10:22
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What yer mean "become' an oul cynic." ? (I think that ship sailed long ago .. )
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Old 28th December 2018, 10:26
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ES, I think you do the old beast a bit of a dishonour. The bodywork design was very elegant, the bits added in/taken out were to allow things like four wheel drive and anti-lock braking to be squadged into an extra 7" in the body. About 2 years ago as I walked down a small road near me, there was one parked on a layby, the twin louvres in the boddywork showing it to be an FF (Ferguson Formulae) model. Way out in the countryside, like finding a Coelcanth in the local brook. (Not many remember the old Isotta Fraschini Coelocanth, famed for having Caterpillar tracks for final drive and the only 16 track Stereo deck ever made.)

A friend had a Jensen CV8 in about 1970, the furious thirst both it and we had made it a car to be sold cheap. Either it or our beer had to go.
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David (Varley),
Yes, yes, the upside down Riley body.......but WTF is the religious painting in the background! Not the sort of thing to find in a run of the mill garage! Or are you working on the car in the living/dining room/loung????!!!!!
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Old 28th December 2018, 20:21
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And why does Jesus need a pair of ear muffs?
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Old 31st December 2018, 16:57
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Elphie's granny, in a dimly lit Jurby Junk, saw it in the closing down sale and thought it might be worth a punt (Elphie, she insists is the correct. i.e. Irish spelling). It wasn't, quite obviously so I dare say (as she will never read this). Therefore it is being punished by watching over her No.1 son and I while we do our Elphing.

It is a garage but car works in reception rooms are, so I am told, in keeping with the family tradition. One approaching my own when it comes to eccentricity. His father commandeered their library in London to dismantle a sports car of some description. We are only using Mother's garage as neither of us has a library.

Ear muffs? You have no idea how cold ancient piles can get in winter.
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Old 31st December 2018, 19:07
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All the best for the New Year, David V.! And to all members, from Mexico City.
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Old 31st December 2018, 22:50
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At 78 years of age I can relate to a few of the cars mentioned here. In my early days (60s) I had a Triumph Mayflower , a left hand drive Morris Isis, Morris Traveller, various Fords from a Corsair to a Mk 2 Cortina GT. However the one I preferred was a Humber Sceptre. It was the first car I had with overdrive! My age will give away my last two cars, I traded in a 2016 Renault Kadjar for a more dog friendly new Renault Megane estate! Oh forgot to mention, I also had a Hillman Imp which I drove from Falmouth (RFA Resurgent) to Greenock to join (RFA Resource) in 1967!
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Old 1st January 2019, 10:36
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Elphie's granny, in a dimly lit Jurby Junk, saw it in the closing down sale and thought it might be worth a punt (Elphie, she insists is the correct. i.e. Irish spelling). It wasn't, quite obviously so I dare say (as she will never read this). Therefore it is being punished by watching over her No.1 son and I while we do our Elphing.

It is a garage but car works in reception rooms are, so I am told, in keeping with the family tradition. One approaching my own when it comes to eccentricity. His father commandeered their library in London to dismantle a sports car of some description. We are only using Mother's garage as neither of us has a library.

Ear muffs? You have no idea how cold ancient piles can get in winter.
Delightful detail of eccentric use of domestic spaces. You reminded me of a father and son I knew in Torquay. The father was a school teacher with an ambition to sail across the Atlantic. So with his son's help he built a large sailing yacht. In his back garden. They had to hire a crane and lowloader to get it out of the garden, over the roof of the house, onto the lorry, and then with a police escort down to the harbour where they fitted her out. They named her "Imagine" ( after the John Lennon hit recording,) and duly sailed to the West Indies. They are probably still there.

All the best for the New Year V.

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Old 1st January 2019, 11:07
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Chuckle chuckle. All the best for you all and yours for 2019 (and for me and mine too, of course).

Now, back to the work bench!
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