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Old 01-02-2012, 20:04   #61
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"Budweiser Balcony" - That would be Willow Springs? Only trekked out there once. For the first time in history I had pole position in both my classes. Blew a seal, oiled the rear tire, high sided and broke my arm. In practice. Didn't get to race. A very expensive scenic drive across country.
Yes, that's Willow Springs, my favorite track. Sorry you had a bad time.
I always liked it because a lot of people got scared because it was such a fast track and they'd lift going into turn 8. I loved it!
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Old 01-02-2012, 20:32   #62
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No body rust issues, but termites could hurt resale.

And don't wreck it- just think of the splinters-ouch...
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Old 01-02-2012, 20:33   #63
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My 1967 Cougar sits in mothballs while I'm sailing south. Had her since I was 17 (21yrs now)
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Old 01-02-2012, 22:13   #64
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53-54 Corvette

I saw one of these a few years ago from a distance at first, and thought it might have been a restored original vehicle. On closer inspection I found it to be this new commemorative edition that I was unaware they were building.

I thought they did a pretty nice job of combining the original design into a more modern package.



1953 Commemorative Edition
http://www.50thcommemorative.com/

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Old 01-02-2012, 22:16   #65
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62 Corvette

only photo I can find at the moment of my 62
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Old 01-02-2012, 22:19   #66
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Bug Eye Sprite

old 'bug eye' AH Sprite just as I started to prep it for racing HP
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Old 01-02-2012, 22:23   #67
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73 SLC Mercedes

Since I couldn't get the 300, I had to settle for one of these

Drove that car for 30 years
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Re: 300 Gullwing Mercedes, 1954-55

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Here is the car I always lusted for...almost got a near perfect one many years ago at an auction.

Mercedes 300 gullwing coupe...marvelous lines
Here is the brochure on that one I almost got at the auction
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Replica 300 Gullwing with Alternative Power

Mercedes 300SL
BTW, I went out to that auction to look at a replica that was being built in North Dakota. The gentleman was to being showing it there. That was long ago when I come to think about it.

Somewhere in this past two years I looked at a couple of other replica projects on this model. I'm afraid with this current economy they will likely fail by way of cash flow.

I even entertained the idea of convincing one of these failed attempts and maybe we put together an 'alternative fueled' model SL300 over in Thailand. The MB brand in Asia is a BIG status symbol, and a slick looking gullwing might just be a real eye catcher to launch a new alternative fueled vehicle in those SE Asian countries.

In Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore you don't want a convertible, but rather a closed vehicle with GOOD air con.

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Gullwing replica (not exactly)

...maybe something like this frame, etc?
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Re: Replica 300 Gullwing with Alternative Power

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Mercedes 300SL

I even entertained the idea of convincing one of these failed attempts and maybe we put together an 'alternative fueled' model SL300 over in Thailand. The MB brand in Asia is a BIG status symbol, and a slick looking gullwing might just be a real eye catcher to launch a new alternative fueled vehicle in those SE Asian countries.

In Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore you don't want a convertible, but rather a closed vehicle with GOOD air con.
You mean a car like this concept S Class with gullwing doors and hydrogen fuel cell technology?

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2011/09...des-f-125.html
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By the way, putting in some years keeping English cars running is excellent preparation for cruising - learning to coax function out of cantankerous, poorly engineered, poorly made, and expensive machinery is an invaluable skill for a cruiser ......

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There is indeed no other car (not even a Russian) that fits the above as the several British cars I have had. Jaguar from the '50's and 60's on top of all.
One night we had to entice a girl to pull down her nylons because of a broken fanbelt ......... ..
You're right, and it's still true today.

I actually had a Russian car -- a Volga sedan -- as a daily driver for nearly three years. It was built like a tank -- seemed to have some components from heavy trucks. I had various minor problems with it, but it never once left me stranded, unlike my present daily driver, a Range Rover, which has an immobilizing incident (invariably costing thousands to fix) at least once a year. Last week I had two completely independent immobilizing incidents on consecutive days! It seems to me you would have to try really hard to come up with such unreliable cars -- I don't know how the Brits do it!
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Man, she looks really good for 62. How old is the car?

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Man, she looks really good for 62. How old is the car?

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That's a car I owned years ago...65 to 74 when it was stolen from me not long after that photo. What I got back was a pile of junk after the thieves took hammers to it...all for the rims and tires.
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You mean a car like this concept S Class with gullwing doors and hydrogen fuel cell technology?

Official Video of New Mercedes F-125! Gullwing Concept Car - Carscoop
I was unaware of this vehicle.

I was just writting an extensive reply to this posting about my original objective to build a flywheel powered 300 replica when somehow I lost it all by hitting the wrong key...or some power surg here in Thailand, I will likely not try to retype it because I'll just get pissssted. Here is part of a link:
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