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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Stickyfinger » 29 Apr 2016, 12:29

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Does anybody remember the Dennis Weaver film "Duel"? Well, if you do, watch out on the M25. I was heading anti clockwise to the M3 yesterday (28/04) when I saw (fortunately going clockwise) what looked like the tanker from that film. I wonder how the drivers around it felt? I do hope they are not planning a sequel!
I rented a Mustang in LA and drove that very road thanks to that very film.....

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Apr 2016, 13:49

Alasdair, I remembered you posted up this picture on the "Interesting/Awful Rats thread"

Just read the article behind it from 10-4 Magazine which may be of interest

"Duel Lives on"

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Apr 2016, 23:48

My spot today was a garaged example of a replica of the Jaguar SS 100, built by Suffolk Sportscars like this one here.

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Subject to debate, the SS could stand for Standard Swallow or alternatively the Swallow Sidecar Company or Swallow Sport, forerunners of the Jaguar "brand".

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Post by Stickyfinger » 30 Apr 2016, 06:17

Subject to debate, the SS could stand for Standard Swallow or alternatively the Swallow Sidecar Company or Swallow Sport, forerunners of the Jaguar "brand".
Maybe Ken Livingstone could drive it :rofl2: :rofl2:

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Gibbo2286 » 30 Apr 2016, 09:03

This is close to home, next door's grandson in fact.

A few months ago it was an ugly dog with peeling paint and a home fitted body kit pop riveted on in a very haphazard way.

I introduced the guy to an old friend who took it in hand, repaired the mess and repainted it, this is the result.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 30 Apr 2016, 10:00

Love the colour :D

A very good job done!

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 30 Apr 2016, 10:24

It was originally yellow Jim but in a very pallid distressed state.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 30 Apr 2016, 19:06

Interesting story of how Jaguar came to be from the Suffolk Sportscar site Initial success in moving from sidecars to rebodied Austin Sevens in the early days helped.
In the years following the end of the First World War, the young William Lyons appeared to be a pushy young motorcycle sidecar manufacturer with delusions of grandeur. Ambitious to move up to cars, in 1927 he used his Swallow Sidecars workers' coachbuilding skills to make bodies for Austin Sevens, giving them a status they scarcely deserved. They were sold by his chums, the motor trade entrepreneurs Bertie Henly and Frank Hough, from their classy new premises at 91 Great Portland Street, London. Henly boldly ordered five hundred cars. To the Bright Young Things in the West End they were Just the Job, gleaming with bright colours and flashing with chrome when other cars were just plain green or staid black.
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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Zelandeth » 01 May 2016, 23:05

Going back to the Singer Gazelle with the outboard exhaust - it's quite common to see that on tuned cars with that layout (Skoda Estelles aren't unknown to be seen like that) for two reasons. Firstly to try to bring down the temperature in the engine bay, which is often a headache with these cars (especially the Imp/Gazelle/Stiletto with the radiator in there too!). Secondly is that it's really hard to get a properly tuned, length matched etc exhaust system with the right bend radii and such within the cramped engine bay - so cars heavily tuned for performance often just hang it out the back.

...I often wondered how they get through the MOT with a red hot bit of metal there that any passer by could touch I have to admit...

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 May 2016, 18:20

Saw one of these coming towards us today. I thought that looks a bit like an old SAAB, but we got the reg no and looked it up.

Not sure of the specific model, but would guess a 401, because it looked very much like this. Same colour as well.

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Did a U-ish turn but it had disappeared into the ether....must have sped through the town without so much as stopping off for a morning pie at the bakers!

Quite a distinctive rear which I did notice in my mirror.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 May 2016, 18:32

Stop Press :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

We've only gone and seen the actual exact wikipedia car from the rear end picture :!: Reg was KGA 753! :!:

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Post by bobins » 05 May 2016, 22:19

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Stop Press :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

We've only gone and seen the actual exact wikipedia car from the rear end picture :!: Reg was KGA 753! :!:

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How many points is that worth then ? Do you qualify for an extra pie from the bakers as well ? :)

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 May 2016, 23:02

bobins wrote:
NewcastleFalcon wrote:Stop Press :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

We've only gone and seen the actual exact wikipedia car from the rear end picture :!: Reg was KGA 753! :!:

Regards Neil

How many points is that worth then ? Do you qualify for an extra pie from the bakers as well ? :)
.....modest celebrations only....glass of "Scottish Lager" specially brewed for Marks and Spencer by Harviestoun Brewery Clackmannanshire, Scotland :)

and what are the Harviestoun Brewery Famous for?

.....Supplying the Pickled Egg with "Old Engine Oil"

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 May 2016, 23:31

..other spots today 2009 Corvette C6 2009, Mazda RX-8 192 PS 2006, Reliant Robin LX 1998 driven by an elderly gentleman in a cloth cap!, and seeing as it was a nice day, loads of SAAB convertibles with the top down.

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