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Cars - for those who love them

 
 
ossobucotemp
 
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Fri 9 Dec, 2016 06:06 pm
@blatham,
sigh.

I was the one who hired him, despite being his being very over weight. People, oh, high, Gail, made fun of him. He eventually did well. He pushed me to be his godmother daughter.
ehBeth
 
  1  
Fri 9 Dec, 2016 06:32 pm
Great thread. I need to get my handheld scanner charged up - I've got some pix of beautiful cars my uncle had in the 1950's through the 1970's.

(now to convince my dad to come back here to tell stories about them)
ossobucotemp
 
  1  
Fri 9 Dec, 2016 08:25 pm
@ossobucotemp,
No on that Triumph pos.

I liked that family, they had been through a lot. When I say heavy, I mean over 400, yes I hired him. His wife was little. But, he did well with us when Gail wasn't snarling, and ran that unit after I did. His wife's son had been kept in a closet in France not long earlier.

We forgave ourselves re the Triumph.


glitterbag
 
  1  
Fri 9 Dec, 2016 10:18 pm
@blatham,
blatham wrote:

I expect you'll like this one
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/62/78/67/627867725763152c9326ee93079877db.jpg


Wow!!!!!!!!! Snazzy!!!!
blatham
 
  1  
Sat 10 Dec, 2016 07:24 am
@farmerman,
re the electric jag
I haven't read any coverage on the car. Just saw an image several days ago and thought that the designers had done a great job even if breaking with the long hood tradition of jags.
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blatham
 
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Sat 10 Dec, 2016 07:26 am
@ossobucotemp,
Quote:
His wife's son had been kept in a closet in France not long earlier.

Yikes
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blatham
 
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Sat 10 Dec, 2016 07:27 am
@ehBeth,
Quote:
I need to get my handheld scanner charged up - I've got some pix of beautiful cars my uncle had in the 1950's through the 1970's.

(now to convince my dad to come back here to tell stories about them)

Both would be wonderful.
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blatham
 
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Sat 10 Dec, 2016 07:30 am
@glitterbag,
Quote:
Wow!!!!!!!!! Snazzy!!!!


It is rather, isn't it. I confess that I still love candy apple red especially when the finish seems to be 1/8th of an inch deep.
blatham
 
  1  
Sat 10 Dec, 2016 07:48 am
Here's an example of the Triumph Spitefire the same vintage as mine. It's not really that pretty but it does maintain that classic curvature in the fenders and the long hood. Had to put a lot of time into it including my first and last experiment with bodywork (I surprised myself, it wasn't bad). Mine was a horribly boring blue that Triumph was using at the time and I had it repainted a nice color close to tea. Not a great car but a roadster so I didn't care.
http://www.motorstown.com/images/triumph-spitfire-mkiii-07.jpg
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glitterbag
 
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Sun 11 Dec, 2016 12:15 am
@blatham,
blatham wrote:

Quote:
Wow!!!!!!!!! Snazzy!!!!


It is rather, isn't it. I confess that I still love candy apple red especially when the finish seems to be 1/8th of an inch deep.


Candy Apple with baby moons.......but not on the car we are talking about. I'm thinking 1955 or 56 Chevy.
blatham
 
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Sun 11 Dec, 2016 04:27 am
@glitterbag,
Quote:
Candy Apple with baby moons.......but not on the car we are talking about. I'm thinking 1955 or 56 Chevy.

Well yes. Or on a rodded up model T or a DeSoto with frenched headlights and a bazillion louvers on the hood. And pin-striping, of course.

When I was about 13, I joined a local custom car club. But as none of us had a car, one evening, after a serious and depressing debate, we down-graded to a model car club. I can still taste the shame.

I mentioned earlier that before picking up the Z3, I'd been looking at a TT roadster on Craigslist but someone got to it before I could do a test drive. The coupe's design is surely much more pretty but I love roadsters. It was in that lovely dark teal green with the baseball glove interior

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7Me_T8jFYnM/Vatz14QRBOI/AAAAAAABDL8/JasTmtitMiA/s1600/interior-audi-tt-roadster.jpg

Not many do interiors (and exteriors) with the elegance that Audi usually manages. That said, the new TT has lost some of that elegance in body design, to my eye.
farmerman
 
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Sun 11 Dec, 2016 10:17 am
@blatham,
That tricked out pint job on tht Z i not to my liking. Since the damned car is , just Like the later Porsche Carreras, almost "hunchback looking" they coulda gone a wee bit wider but noooo, they made their boots look like a fat butt.

I was never a fan of any of the Beemers, they look like some Deutsche Designat got a hold of it and fucked up what coulda been a rather neat looking car.

Besides, most young BMW drivers are rude,inarticulate, hot rodders, who frequently get mopped up by Hispanic kids driving these monster Kit Hondas and KIAs with 650 HP. The really good racing BMWs was lost as a recipe back in the early 70s
glitterbag
 
  1  
Sun 11 Dec, 2016 12:13 pm
@blatham,
Damn, I completely forgot about pin striping. I'm pretty sure the 66 GTO I bought in 68 had pinstripes. What I don't remember is if that was considered nifty or very uncool.
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Leadfoot
 
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Sun 11 Dec, 2016 12:17 pm
@farmerman,
The term is 'Bangle Butt' after the BMW stylist who started the trend on the 7 series. There was a good aerodynamic reason for it but he took a lot of flack on it'.

PS: Among enthusiasts it's 'Bimmer', not 'Beemer'.

http://movementbureau.blogs.com/.a/6a00d8341e286453ef0105370976a3970b-pi
farmerman
 
  1  
Sun 11 Dec, 2016 04:19 pm
@Leadfoot,
I guess Id never qualify as BMW "enthusiast"(Well maybe the 2002). I still wish I had an RSK or a TVY Tuscan. those were my babies.
Leadfoot
 
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Mon 12 Dec, 2016 07:35 am
@farmerman,
The 2002 (E30 series) are the most rabid of Bimmer enthusiasts even today. I can't say I am any more but I'm going to give the M2 a chance to win me back. It looks a little stubby from outside but it's all about the driving experience.

The Z3 is a keeper though.
farmerman
 
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Mon 12 Dec, 2016 10:14 am
@Leadfoot,
M42 was a 2002 with a turbo. It really did prove relativity. It only needed the flux capacitor . Ours was so beat up nd duck taped up (but still ran until one day the safety committee at Pocono decided to reject it for a roqd race(I wasnt driving but I was helping in the pits where I could safely drink beer and change tires)
We had the back area with a huge dome top trunk full of beer
We sold it to a collector who spent years an a small fortune getting it back to almost new
tsarstepan
 
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Mon 12 Dec, 2016 01:44 pm
@farmerman,
http://i65.tinypic.com/2llg4yr.png
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe
Automobile Mag review of the 2015 version
farmerman
 
  1  
Mon 12 Dec, 2016 02:45 pm
@tsarstepan,
 http://i65.tinypic.com/2llg4yr.png

I had to adjust the size so I could see it. NIIICE!
Now thats lovely body
ossobucotemp
 
  1  
Mon 12 Dec, 2016 02:58 pm
@tsarstepan,
Sigh. Of course I wanted an Alfa, way back when.
That was even before I became Italy nutso.
The official nutso timing was 1988. But the cars I liked and the ital car show that I got to go to in Pasadena were before that. Gee, maybe the cars caused it.
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