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Old 11-08-2013, 06:19   #1
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Old Cars....Sailors Survey

I just completed the Peking to Paris Rally and was surprised at how many sailors participated....I would venture to say near a third of those I got close with were sailors...some very serious!...and pilots.

So I'm think-n must be quite a few classic car enthusiasts on CF...sort of stands to reason....right?

And if so...I'm looking for my next rally car...think-n a 38 ford Cabriolet if any of you may have one you're looking to sell.

Also try-n to remember the rules about whats allowed on the Off Topic threads....So think-n a casual survey of how many of you are old car enthusiasts may help keep this thread from getting nuked.....

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Old 11-08-2013, 06:26   #2
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Re: Old Cars....Sailors Survey

See here then.

Any Classic Car Enthusiasts on Board ?

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Why are you surprised...
Yachts and money go hand in hand....
What would surprise me is if any of them lived aboard a 20+yr old 27ftr instead of owning big power and sail boats... likely with a full time skipper/crew...
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:39   #4
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Thanks for the link Coops.
Well, you are mostly right Boatman...but at least one of them lives on a 34fter.....OK...its in Monti Carlo but still!
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I just completed the Peking to Paris Rally and was surprised at how many sailors participated....I would venture to say near a third of those I got close with were sailors...some very serious!...and pilots.

So I'm think-n must be quite a few classic car enthusiasts on CF...sort of stands to reason....right?

And if so...I'm looking for my next rally car...think-n a 38 ford Cabriolet if any of you may have one you're looking to sell.

Also try-n to remember the rules about whats allowed on the Off Topic threads....So think-n a casual survey of how many of you are old car enthusiasts may help keep this thread from getting nuked.....

Also I would like to take this opportunity to thank the moderators for the most excellence job they do.
+1 here with a 57 MGA and a 2002 911 in the garage. Been sailing for 30 years.
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+1 here with a 57 MGA and a 2002 911 in the garage. Been sailing for 30 years.
Cool....we went in a friends 36 MG SA....I had a 64 MGBGT a million years ago.....Love the 911...but I'm not allowed to have one!
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Maybe because sailors by their nature have an adventurous spirit and also like things that need constant maintenance and money spent!
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Maybe because sailors by their nature have an adventurous spirit and also like things that need constant maintenance and money spent!
+ 1.... its all about fix-n stuff....makes me wonder about the Pilots !!
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i have been into sports car racing and sporty cars and i love antiques...lol.....always been a car nut, and i love sailing as well--i guess i was just brung up rite.
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Former TR4A owner here too. I always wanted a TR3B and missed one by a few months.
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Re: Old Cars....Sailors Survey

standing under a tree, twisting one toe into the dirt, looking bashful..hakkoff.....

i had a buick gs 455 stage I .. they were known as the car that broke the brackets...awesome thing....just dont tromp em---blow head gasket as soon as you think about doing that, but ye get some wicked speed and torque under your hood and ass......0-90 in 1/4 block in suburbs aint bad for young mommy, now is it......how 'bout 15 mins from fremont, parked in carport, to oakland, parked for lunch, eh?
was kinda fun.....
my favorite thing, tho is making slow cars go fast--without any engine work--it is all about car control....

hay james--give yerself a hug and pet your leaky teaky from me, ok!?!
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standing under a tree, twisting one toe into the dirt, looking bashful..hakkoff.....


hay james--give yerself a hug and pet your leaky teaky from me, ok!?!
Your swell Zee...love the way you talk....

Pet her I'll sure do..the vision of you "twisting one toe into the dirt, looking bashful..hakkoff..
will hold my imagination for some time thats true!!!
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Rally car. 38 Ford. Hmmm....To mean rally means TSD rally and pounding the (ahem) out of something way more advanced than that. Or does a 38 Ford do better than most when it is airborne or slewing sideways? <G>
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