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Classic Car Run...

Postby Citroening » 14 Aug 2011, 20:17

Admittedly not really related to French Cars but there was a Citroen on the run - a chap in a Citroen Ami Estate who I have seen about at CCC Events:

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We always take part and have done for the past 7 years and dad's aim is to do it in a different car each year...we also realised that we've done it in all different makes of car too.

So, onto some pictures of the event, and our weapon of choice was this, a 1962 Triumph TR3B which is a fairly rare car.

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It really is a great event which covers an 80 mile trip with this year over 150 vehicles. :D

A small selection of photos:

Beauford:
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Mint Escort (chap's a mechanic and actually did the C6 Fluid Change!)
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Another awesome Ford - a 1600i
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A third lovely Ford - this time a Mexico
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Retro Escort
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How many?
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Must admit I am a lorry fan, and this is lovely
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WANT!
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Our mate Mick with his Beetle he just took in P/X
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Waiting for the railway gates to come up (allegro wasn't even on the run!)
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Mad fisheye shot
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Hope you enjoyed them.
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Postby bxzx16v » 14 Aug 2011, 20:37

Great pics and a fantastic selection

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Postby DickieG » 14 Aug 2011, 20:52

Those Beauforts make me laugh, fit the longest bonnet on the front of a Mini body then stick a 2.0 Pinto under the bonnet :roll:
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Postby Citroening » 14 Aug 2011, 21:23

Thanks Mark. :D

Them Beauford's are peculiar vehicles! :)
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Postby Dippy » 15 Aug 2011, 13:50

bxzx16v wrote:Great pics and a fantastic selection

Mark


Yep. Very nice pics , classics are normally accompanied by very nice folk too :D give or take the odd cheque - book poseuer .....
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Postby addo » 16 Aug 2011, 00:17

I've found Morgan owners among the funniest and most "grounded".

Like Citroëns, the cars' frailties seem to inevitably batter the owners to an extent, and it results in a kind of black humour and willingness to punish the vehicles somewhat - as, after all, they are going to rust/rot/break down no matter how hard or gently they are driven...

By comparison the most aloof here seem to be the Big Healey owners; a very cliquey group. Chequebook owners down here seem to be favouring the muscle cars, and it's a sad sight.
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Postby Dippy » 16 Aug 2011, 07:08

addo wrote:I've found Morgan owners among the funniest and most "grounded".

Like Citroëns, the cars' frailties seem to inevitably batter the owners to an extent, and it results in a kind of black humour and willingness to punish the vehicles somewhat - as, after all, they are going to rust/rot/break down no matter how hard or gently they are driven...

By comparison the most aloof here seem to be the Big Healey owners; a very cliquey group. Chequebook owners down here seem to be favouring the muscle cars, and it's a sad sight.


Hmmm know what you mean. In the early 70's fuel crisis we were picking up Healeys and E - types for @ £150.00
possibly buy a set of hub caps now ?

We used to get quite a few rot - free S - Types ( real Jag - not modern pseudo crap) imported from Oz , brought back home to mamma if yer like.

If a car is too valuable to use apart from shows , whats the point :wink:
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Postby DickieG » 16 Aug 2011, 07:50

Dippy wrote:We used to get quite a few rot - free S - Types ( real Jag - not modern pseudo crap) imported from Oz , brought back home to mamma if yer like.

The prices of classic Jags have dropped dramatically in recent years, I never could quite see the appeal of Mk2's.

Dippy wrote:If a car is too valuable to use apart from shows , whats the point :wink:

Exactly.
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Postby Dippy » 16 Aug 2011, 08:16

DickieG wrote:The prices of classic Jags have dropped dramatically in recent years, I never could quite see the appeal of Mk2's.


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The unique noise of that 3.8 twin cam 6, The brill auto/overdrive with switch on the dash , the often sub - 16 mpg. The pinking on less than 5 star petrol , the understeer / oversteer wrestling match , knowing that you WILL take the scenic route at some point in time due to inexperience / lack of driving skill on crossply tyres ( Mich X's cost dough).

The Dunlop disc brakes - The I.R.S ( S - Type) ride quality - The lanquid aroma of wee wee soaked Conolly leather as you lanquished thoughfully in an by - now 180 degree inverted seat having been bitten by that ditch that leapt out and grabbed you ! :shock:

Watching episodes of the Sweeny and seeing yet another Barnsley registration S - Type get crunched when chased by the Consul GT's .those were the days .... 8-)
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Postby Citroening » 16 Aug 2011, 21:45

Must say I love MK2s and dad's had a number quite recently. Must say I am a Jag fan...

Daimler V8 250s are nice too but don't sell too well. There's one here ATM - a beautiful engine noise they have. Glorious. 8-)
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Postby red_dwarfers » 16 Aug 2011, 22:16

Good photos Franklin.

Me and father went down to the Crash Box and Classic Car Club Rally down at Powderham Castle this year, very good show of cars but the thing that had me cracking up were the Bentley Owners Club. The only section that had a large gazebo type setup containing a buffet (triangle sandwiches and all) and then outside, a long row of decent tables and chairs (all matching, none of these picnic tables at different nonsense)!
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Postby Citroening » 16 Aug 2011, 22:22

Thanks Kev.

...well we use CX Prestige seats for the CX Rally - much better than their tables and chairs. Large buffett? Pickled eggs, Jam Tarts, Mini Rolls (I forgot that we had them last year Robert!) and popcorn. :lol:

Looking forward to the CX Rally this year...can't wait.
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Re: Classic Car Run...

Postby Citroening » 12 Aug 2012, 22:15

Well today was the day this run was on again and it was the 20th anniversary run too! This ensured a fabulous turnout of over 240 vehicles! :shock: :shock:

Had a great time and amazingly we didn't take any Citroens! :shock: It's nice to have a break ever so often...

Our weapons of choice this year were these two red 'mobiles:

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Dad in the 2.8 Capri and me in the Mini...

Was a great run as per usual with some excellent cars to drive with and fantastic weather. The turnout was fantastic and I can still hear the Capri now... I briefly mentioned it in Vince's Blog, so I'll just copy it here: Must agree with you on this - went on a Classic Car Run today and there were some oh so mint Fords on the run. Big money's worth Mexicos, Sports etc in pristine condition. Some of these fen roads are terribly bouncy and with me being in a Classic Mini with fat wheels didn't help matters however these grandad's in their Ford's were carefully nursing them at snails pace not to cause any damage!

One chap in a Mark 1 Cortina GT went into the distance of my rear view mirror along that road as he was nursing it so slowly down there. Flat out is the only way to drive a Mini... :twisted: :wink:

Another owner totally refused to take his Escort down one road and went the other way!

They're fabulous condition cars but when you've got a car that is as clean underneath as on the top it must seriously take the enjoyment out of driving it...

Who cares if you pick up a stone chip? I managed to loose a numberplate screw on the Mini today which made me laugh... :lol:

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Re: Classic Car Run...

Postby Xantianut » 26 Aug 2012, 13:24

Ay up!

Two vehicles caught my eye here. The big Kenworth truck [-o< is my kind of truck. Gorgeous.

T'other one is the Morris 1800 beside the TR2 - much rarer than the TR2, and a very practical car. Used a certain DS for its inspiration, as did the Rover P6.

I can bore for England.... :mrgreen:
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Re: Classic Car Run...

Postby Deanxm » 26 Aug 2012, 15:34

I can bore for England.... :mrgreen:


Your in good company here :lol:

A lot of cars there i see at the IOWICC show. certainly some interesting stuff.

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