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Spot of the Day Part 2

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15 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

A bring your own Goat campsite. Nice.

 

(The GTO was/is referred to as goat by it's fans)

If only I had my own to take down there too - sadly the Grand Prix went many years ago 😞

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Most stupid conversion ever made????? Probably a Renault Express van, fitted with an engine from an Alpine Turbo and the front end from a 5, and painted with some kind of metal flake wich actually looked more like hammerite to my eyes.  You could often see it in a town in the north of the island.....you wished God rooted your eyes out completely

Fortunately, it ended smashed against a stone wall.....

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I have memories of 'Supervan' at Brands Hatch at the 84 GP. A Transit with a Formula 1 Cosworth Turbo mounted amidships. Frank Williams went for a ride in it at 150 mph.

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On ‎7‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 8:26 AM, Artie said:

a friend of us fitted a Fiat Punto GT Turbo engine into Fiat X 1/9....

I remember seeing something on 'tweb where someone shoehorned a Honda Civic Type R engine into an X 1/9. I bet that was a bit crazy too...

I think they had a problem in that the Honda engine rotated in the opposite direction. I can't remember how they overcame that.

 

Alan.

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I think I've mentioned this before, but in the late 1960s and early '70s (the heyday of Sport Sedan racing in Australia) a bloke named Harry Lefoe dropped a 289 Ford with Hewland transaxle into where the back seat used to go in a Hillman Imp. Went like slag off a shiny shovel in a straight line;  going around corners and stopping were equally spectacular!

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On the A171 over Fylingdale Moor..... a lovely Triumph Dolomite in dark maroon with what looked like a black vinyl roof.

 

Regards

 

Steve

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Coming down the M5 last thursday, a Ford Classic Capri in a pale lemon and white. A car I have always hankered after, and missed on 3 occasions on buying.

Parts were hard to come by 50 years ago. They didn't make that many.

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Coming back from E Models on Saturday afternoon in the RS2 , I was passed on the Shavington bypass by a longnose Jaguar D Type in Ecurie Ecosse racing blue .  I checked the reg number & it turned out to be a replica of some sort based round a 1962 Jaguar Mk 2 , but it looked & sounded great anyway .   On Saturday evening , I saw 2 Mini pickups , both looking really tidy - one standard in dark green , the other in hearing aid beige with big arches & alloys .  Shortly afterwards , I encountered a 1966 Porsche 911 in red .

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This afternoon, A15 South side of Lincoln.

A red Daimler Dart. Not the prettiest of cars, but....

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Yesterday evening, when going over to Manchester pick my daughter up from airport, saw a Rover 90 and a glimpse of what looked like an early postwar Armstrong Siddeley drophead coming on to the motorway. 

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A goodly haul today. Must be a rally of some sort around Gt Yarmouth area. All on the A12 north.

On transporters, a Austin Healey 100/6 in red

A Studebaker of some sort also in red

On the road, a Buick Eight, and a C type Jaguar.

On a petrol forecourt a 1920's Bentley 3 litre.

On Hannants forecourt of all places, a Ford Edsel in 2 tone green.

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