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Old 02-02-2012, 02:31   #76
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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.
That truly sucks. The 100" that i posted about cost me four times more than it's worth and i can insure it for a third of that. So if anyone decides to damage it, i am stuffed. They will never steal it, it has a four switch(out of a choice of 11) sequential start with no key. They will die of boredom before they hit the right sequence.

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And this one, (definite classic). Bought it in LA and brought it up to BC.

Hard to tell if it is a gen1 or gen 2 viper rt10 awesome car.

I had a 1994 Red RT10 with HRE 547 on it, I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooved that car.
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"How Long Have You Owned a Car?"

Can you imagine having the same car for 82 years?!!!
I guess it was no longer under warranty...

Mr. Allen Swift ( Springfield , MA.) received this 1928 Rolls-Royce Picadilly P1 Roadster from his father, brand new - as a graduation gift in 1928.
He drove it up until his death last year.....at the age of 102 !!!
He was the oldest living owner of a car from new. Just thought you'd like to see it.

It was donated it to a Springfield museum after his death. It has 170,000 miles on it, still runs like a Swiss watch, dead silent at any speed and is in perfect cosmetic condition. (82 years)
That's approximately 2000 miles per year...



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Old 02-02-2012, 21:13   #79
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Toy's for boys
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Great thread...
Yeah, I felt like the gear heads needed to air it out.
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Seen some pretty cool rides yesterday at the beach
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Re: Any classic car enthusiasts on board ?

Another gearhead here!

daily driver BMW E46 330 coupe

weekend cruiser 66 GT350 replica w/393 stroker

FFR 1965 Cobra w/289 Ran 10.44@127 at the drags (all motor)


racecars 1967 Mustang (mid 10 sec car) 351C
" 1963 Fairlane (high 9 sec car) 514ci tube chassis

All for sale to fund my "sailing" habits.

Too many toys....not enuf time...

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Another gearhead here!

daily driver BMW E46 330 coupe

weekend cruiser 66 GT350 replica w/393 stroker

FFR 1965 Cobra w/289 Ran 10.44@127 at the drags (all motor)


racecars 1967 Mustang (mid 10 sec car) 351C
" 1963 Fairlane (high 9 sec car) 514ci tube chassis

All for sale to fund my "sailing" habits.

Too many toys....not enuf time...

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Brian,

You have managed to get a lot of different rides to hook and book. My best, in a 1790 lb Track-T was a 10.8 @ 132, you bettered this on a couple of rides, all of them heavier than mine. I'm trying to decide if it was skill as a builder or driver to have such good times???
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I,still rid MY 36 yr old Triumph Tiger 750 Around,Special Occasions
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Re: Any classic car enthusiasts on board ?

Found this video of a 2 seat F1 ride. Maybe not a classic car, but sure looks like quite an experience.... you get the idea why F1 drivers have big neck muscles - those things have good brakes..

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Found this video of a 2 seat F1 ride. Maybe not a classic car, but sure looks like quite an experience.... you get the idea why F1 drivers have big neck muscles - those things have good brakes..

Yas Marina F1 Formula 1 Racing Experience and bad whiplash! - YouTube[/URL]
She was a trooper, but watching her made me think of a bag of potatoes strapped in. That engine was a high winding, temperamental little sucker. After light off, I don't think the driver ever let it drop below 3000 rpm.
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Re: Any classic car enthusiasts on board ?

I don't have a photo of my first car, a 1958 MGA coupe, but this is what it looked like:

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She was a trooper, but watching her made me think of a bag of potatoes strapped in. That engine was a high winding, temperamental little sucker. After light off, I don't think the driver ever let it drop below 3000 rpm.
Probably more than that. They're limited to 18,000 rpm, and it seemed to sit on the limiter for a fair while on the straights. But with infinitely variable valve timing (pneumatic valves) they're a lot less temperamental than they used to be.

In races they can generate 3.5 G lateral and up to 5 G under brakes, so no wonder she looked like a sack of spuds.
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