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Title: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: wolfnowl on September 04, 2012, 01:14:00 AM
For Rob... because someone had to start this thread!

A few to get started:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3221/2297201996_1bc0dfa028_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2156/2325610147_53c97bd282_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2038/2398817253_8845923ba8_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3081/2559574510_9b4cd8a854_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3009/2644472780_57a765820a_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3325/3623736491_391a59da28_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2479/3784376732_815448bbc4_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2469/3906361296_ede4452576_o.jpg)
(a quick grab from a bus window) - lousy image but amazing paint job)

Next!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 04, 2012, 04:36:52 AM
Hi Mike

Glad you kicked it off and set up a centre for such images!

The oldest car I can think of locally is one that used to sit inside an old, condemned factory on the outskirts of Pollensa. The place is now more overgrown with weeds and general rubbish than it used to be some years ago when I explored the outside with my first digi, the D200. Unlike Keith who trawls Greek ruins from the inside, too! I have a certain dislike for such places - I get spooked by my imagination and have this fear of falling through the surface into a well or cisterna from which I can't exit or scream my way out... let me be frank: I'm no hero to myself! Also, I have seen huge spiders in the house, never mind in the wilds of a ruin! Scorpions I don't mind; saw enough of them in India to have developed respect and not horror.

Anyway, that damned car's probably not worth the risk: a tiny Fiat 500 of many years ago; nope, definitely not worth the risk!

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: wolfnowl on September 04, 2012, 06:18:16 PM
Sounds like a more precarious adventure than this 1952 Humber Super Snipe:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5266/5618588090_12eecca3e6_o.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5264/5618588790_fd66abe2d7_o.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5228/5618589276_734d5ab323_o.jpg)

Mike.

Still, it was in better condition than this one:
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2575/3832190203_1df1e80888_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 04, 2012, 06:37:41 PM
Wow! My faher-in-law had a Humber Hawk in '54 (very close match in looks and colour) and my wife learned to drive in it. It had a stick on the side of the steering column (or was that his next one?) and I remember hitting reverse too many times for it to be funny.

In '74 I bought a Humber Sceptre and it was lovely inside: lots of wood, Jaeger instruments, overdrive in third and top, a beautiful car in its day. AND you could see the four corners! But there you are: they were lovely cars and far better furnished than Ford or Vauxhall (GM) at similar prices and yet they went down the tubes... It's a mad world.

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: WalterEG on September 04, 2012, 06:45:55 PM
Mr Moon was my teacher in third class and again for part of 5th class.  He had a big black Humber Super Snipe which I would gaze at when I arrived at school, convinced that one day the Queen was going to wave from it.  Such grand elegance!

Later I had a somewhat pneumatically blessed girl friend who had the words SUPER and SNIPE printed in psychedelic ovals over her scented orbs and the optical illusion was breathtaking.

Car interiors seemed somehow more hand-made back then.

Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 04, 2012, 06:58:25 PM
Mr Moon was my teacher in third class and again for part of 5th class.  He had a big black Humber Super Snipe which I would gaze at when I arrived at school, convinced that one day the Queen was going to wave from it.  Such grand elegance!

Later I had a somewhat pneumatically blessed girl friend who had the words SUPER and SNIPE printed in psychedelic ovals over her scented orbs and the optical illusion was breathtaking.

Car interiors seemed somehow more hand-made back then.



I'm not going to say a word about scented orbs. Car interiors were definitely more appealing in some of the old cars; I always found Jaguar to make the most glamorous cockpits of them all, and I still think that they do. Mercedes and BMW are just not up there with them, least of all BMW who seem to relish gloom.

But it was all in the wood and the leather.

They do an annual car show in the town of Pollensa, and all the dealers put up stands in the open air. One year there was a fantastic Jaguar XJ in a metallic red and with white upholstery. It was just the living end. I learnd the meaning of covet, that Sunday morning.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: WalterEG on September 04, 2012, 07:38:41 PM
\I learnd the meaning of covet, that Sunday morning.  Rob C


Rob, to quote the Mosaic Law:

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, ...... and perhaps most importantly in this case, ..... nor his ass
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 04, 2012, 08:01:38 PM
Three to start with, all Minis in some configuration or another.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6040/6226422709_07b4e3184f_o.jpg)

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6039/6226944590_f525ce539c_o.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8428/7759150432_41a7505f8c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: wolfnowl on September 04, 2012, 11:28:49 PM
Thanks for joining in, Chris!  Like the first one especially.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Steve Weldon on September 05, 2012, 03:10:07 AM
Nice cars.  Though, here in Thailand we have car shows too.  I just can't tell you how far in the past it was..


(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/carshow1.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 05, 2012, 04:50:23 AM
Chris -

I also liked the first one best, both for the shapes and the textures. They are all good, but that one seems to stand out for me. Guess you're definitely a Mini fan, then, apart from just buying into them for yourself and child...

Is that a Delorean I see up on a flight path¿ Turned out to have cost the UK government's taxpayers a stack of notes for nothing. That's the problem with governmental intervention: they did it in Scotland, too, introducing a car business into a region with no such history all in the name of fuller employment. Crazy, in this case, because the Hillman Imp factory was started from zero close to Glasgow, but the engines and pretty much the rest of it had to come up from hundreds of miles away down south in England. I also remember seeing the Volvo P1800(?), the Saint's car - unpainted bodies up on the backs of open trucks heading off elsewhere, bodies exposed to the rain etc. We had several Imps and the first one was very hot - untampered-with Coventry Climax engine, but later ones were all detuned to some extent. Actually, we ended up running the Humber and an Imp together - the wee Imp had a rear window that opened out and I used to transport 9' wide rolls of background paper in it, which was impossible in the larger vehicle.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Steve Weldon on September 05, 2012, 04:28:56 PM

Is that a Delorean I see up on a flight path¿ Turned out to have cost the UK government's taxpayers a stack of notes for nothing.

Rob C

Aye, tis a Delorean with a bit of modifications.   This is the newer model with the 'assisted park' feature.


The UK government isn't unique in thinking politicians know more about running a car company than the car company itself.  Or, who can be easily sold on the idea that after the car company pros who had control of all the money and policies that led then down the merry path of bankruptcy.. all they'll need now is to throw zillions more good after the bad and somehow all will be better.   About as believable imho as flying cars that take you back to the future...
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: WalterEG on September 05, 2012, 05:50:52 PM
In the sentiment of some of the earlier images:

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/39/87096483_36c8d7e7c9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/waltereg/87096483/)

Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: wolfnowl on September 06, 2012, 02:48:49 AM
Interesting car, Steve!  And Walter, I've been places where I could definitely relate to that sentiment.

Sometimes shiny is good, though...

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3120/2558750681_780f8e008c_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4020/4487733848_e1485c3b83_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3353/4553349553_f7617096df_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4088/4847214393_2257665977_o.jpg)

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 06, 2012, 03:50:28 AM
Never knew that a Ford Cyan had actually been made; lovely mood, Mike.

Walter, nothing that a little phosphoric acid, emery paper and elbow grease can't fix! Your project for next week.

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: WalterEG on September 06, 2012, 08:39:33 AM
Happened upon this Chrysler straight 8 a few years ago.  It was the car of Australia's war-time Prime Minister, Ben Chiffley.

Note that there is not chrome due to the war effort.



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/Sheetshooter/ChiffleysCar1.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/Sheetshooter/Chiffleyscar4.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/Sheetshooter/Chiffleyscar3.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/Sheetshooter/ChiffleysCar5.jpg)

Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 06, 2012, 09:03:43 AM
1931 Ford Grill. Note* This lower priced model did not have the signature Motometer radiator cap but was still a liquid filled gauge to determine radiator temps.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8462/7943193346_83d2427c13_o.jpg)

In this higher priced '31 model, the Boyce Motometer Radiator Cap is a prominent hood (bonnet) feature.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8321/7943193612_2584f35f75_o.jpg)

(Had the titles reversed- had to modify)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 06, 2012, 09:12:24 AM
I had a similar car to Walter's Chrysler though his is a few years older than mine was. I had a 1949 Chrysler New Yorker, straight 8 Fluid Drive transmission. This was a very unique transmission in that you used the column mounted, three speed manual transmission in the normal sense, shifting properly until you reached about 35 mph. At this point, upon stopping for a light or whatever, you no longer had to shift the transmission but instead, as you accelerated forward, you would listen for the hydraulics to "shift" the transmission up to the next gear, ease off the gas, allow the shift to take place then accelerate to the next shift point.
 
This was my first car and I was quite popular because we could stuff two couples in the trunk when heading to the Drive-In movie. Trust me, there was ample room for two couples in the back seat for whatever silliness they wanted to partake in.  ;D
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 06, 2012, 09:33:49 AM
I had a similar car to Walter's Chrysler though his is a few years older than mine was. I had a 1949 Chrysler New Yorker, straight 8 Fluid Drive transmission. This was a very unique transmission in that you used the column mounted, three speed manual transmission in the normal sense, shifting properly until you reached about 35 mph. At this point, upon stopping for a light or whatever, you no longer had to shift the transmission but instead, as you accelerated forward, you would listen for the hydraulics to "shift" the transmission up to the next gear, ease off the gas, allow the shift to take place then accelerate to the next shift point.
 
This was my first car and I was quite popular because we could stuff two couples in the trunk when heading to the Drive-In movie. Trust me, there was ample room for two couples in the back seat for whatever silliness they wanted to partake in.  ;D



Chris, for many of us, that was The American Dream.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 06, 2012, 10:20:25 AM
Two from Nassau in '79.

I think the blue one - Lincoln Continental? - could have belonged to the deposed Shah of Persia who spent time there before cancer took him hostage.

The other one might have been living as a taxi, but can't remember much about the place other than a boat trip to shoot on Rose Island.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 06, 2012, 10:21:37 AM
Two?
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 06, 2012, 10:52:53 AM
1921 Ford with blown radiator. They didn't call them Fix Or Repair Daily for nothing.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8443/7943736500_8af4f985f2_o.jpg)

American Hot Rod

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8438/7943760908_f5d645cecc_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on September 06, 2012, 07:15:22 PM
News item: Texas to open fastest US highway with 85 mph limit (http://autos.yahoo.com/news/texas-to-open-fastest-us-highway-with-85-mph-limit.html) (that would be 136 km/h, for the imperial-units challenged) Goes to prove that everything in Texas must be bigger, better, higher, faster...  ;D
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 06, 2012, 07:27:54 PM
It's 80 in Montana (except in residential areas) and no one goes much less than 90. Big difference between Texas and Montana is trees. Not many in Texas but a big bunch in Montana (at least on the west side. Trees that grow right up to the side of the road...big Douglas firs. Squish a car like a grape. Good population control.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 07, 2012, 03:21:25 AM
It's 80 in Montana (except in residential areas) and no one goes much less than 90. Big difference between Texas and Montana is trees. Not many in Texas but a big bunch in Montana (at least on the west side. Trees that grow right up to the side of the road...big Douglas firs. Squish a car like a grape. Good population control.


The US equivalent of the Fench plane tree, then.

By the way, seems a good idea to stay out of the woods in France if you drive a UK registered BMW.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: ripgriffith on September 07, 2012, 10:34:46 AM
Trust me, there was ample room for two couples in the back seat for whatever silliness they wanted to partake in.  ;D

For me, for that, it was a Nash Rambler, with a fully reclining front seat!
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 07, 2012, 01:54:19 PM
My dad had a '55 Nash Rambler - Robin's Egg Blue. It was a real POS and I was always embarassed to have to ride in it, especially when my friends saw me. I'll never know what possessed my dad to get that car but even he found it embarasssing becuase he immediately traded it in for a '56 Pontiac, white on top, Raspberry Red on the bottom.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: wolfnowl on September 08, 2012, 01:22:34 AM
Thanks for sharing your work, folks!  Walter, that Chrysler you posted looks a lot like the one at the top of the thread (2nd image).  My image was from a 1949 model, being used as a limo in Vancouver.

Chris - love the hot rod!!  Not a lot of people do flames anymore.

Mike.

P.S. Rob, in North America the closest we have to a plane tree is a sycamore.  They get pretty big too, but not the several-foot diameter of Douglas firs.  Back a couple of hundred years ago settlers used to burn out fir trees rather than trying to cut them down.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Richowens on September 08, 2012, 02:05:18 AM
Here are some flames for you Mikey. Around here they seem to be as popular as ever.

(http://richowens.smugmug.com/Cars/Car-Show/i-GSSwnKQ/0/L/DSC8618-Edit-L.jpg)


(http://richowens.smugmug.com/Cars/Car-Show/i-Zc8P3L3/0/L/DSC8601-L.jpg)


(http://richowens.smugmug.com/Cars/Car-Show/i-QTNJG26/0/L/DSC8619-L.jpg)


(http://richowens.smugmug.com/Cars/Car-Show/i-wphc3Sr/0/L/DSC4190-L.jpg)



Rich
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Richowens on September 08, 2012, 02:19:49 AM
And more.

(http://richowens.smugmug.com/Cars/Car-Show/i-Vk9x9Xm/0/L/DSC8628-L.jpg)


(http://richowens.smugmug.com/Cars/Car-Show/i-mfpWfWx/0/L/DSC4246-L.jpg)


(http://richowens.smugmug.com/Cars/Car-Show/i-hJt85PH/0/L/DSC4108-L.jpg)



Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 08, 2012, 04:05:05 AM
When I was still running both the old Escort and the new Fiesta I'd often thought - wished - to get the old one painted up à l'américain but there was nowhere to go to get it done. (I know my own limitations.) So I sold it...

But why stop at cars?

http://youtu.be/lwgyAuAdiL0

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: David Sutton on September 08, 2012, 04:33:33 AM
Hello Mike. A good thread to start. Here's three from a picnic a few years back. The photo with one of our modern cyclists hitching a lift is an early electric delivery vehicle.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: WalterEG on September 08, 2012, 05:23:14 AM
"ENFIELD — made like a gun

I wonder how a slogan like that would work these days?  (Elsewhere than the US of A, I suppose)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Richowens on September 08, 2012, 12:23:00 PM

But why stop at cars?






Why indeed!

The loo gets lit also.



Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Richowens on September 08, 2012, 12:28:50 PM
David,

  Nice shots, especially the Enfield.

Rch
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 08, 2012, 03:02:09 PM
Royal Enfield still makes motorbikes in India...

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: wolfnowl on September 09, 2012, 04:28:10 PM
Yes, the headlight reflection from the Enfield was well seen, and captured!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Steve Weldon on September 11, 2012, 03:00:13 AM
No works of art, but fun "doodlings" from the last few months.


(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/carshow2.jpg)

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/carshow3.jpg)

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/carshow4.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 11, 2012, 03:35:31 AM
Like the top one - inventive mood, but what is it? Seems to have the Blue Oval, might say Le Mans, but I've never seen one of those and the lights look Japanese.

?

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 11, 2012, 09:25:00 AM
Love that MINI!
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 11, 2012, 01:47:18 PM
Love that MINI!




Chris, for a happy, long relationship, you've got to be faithful to the one you're with, not to all of them!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Richowens on September 11, 2012, 02:53:54 PM
Rob C,

 That is a Ford Mustang  from around 2000-2002.

Rich
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Steve Weldon on September 11, 2012, 06:15:00 PM
Like the top one - inventive mood, but what is it? Seems to have the Blue Oval, might say Le Mans, but I've never seen one of those and the lights look Japanese.

?

Rob C

Thank you.  The top one is my baby.  A 1999 Ford Cobra Mustang.  They call it the "New Edge" style which is probably the most modern 'looking' Mustang to date.  After this style they went retro.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Steve Weldon on September 11, 2012, 06:18:02 PM
Love that MINI!
Thanks.  There is a large mini culture in Thailand.. wonderfully preserved and well loved.   I remember this one well.  It was monsoon season and it was raining hard and I conned my teenage son into getting out of the car and taking it for me.. :)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 13, 2012, 11:34:17 AM
Two Oldies but goodies...one with 36,000 original miles, all matching numbers 1963 Split Window Corvette (not many of those around these days) and a 65 empi modified bug.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8040/7982788450_88937cb8da_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8443/7982784337_60ed02c1cc_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 13, 2012, 02:24:06 PM
Nice pix, Chris; makes posting cellpix feel a bit silly, but I've got my PS computer back this afternnon, so I've stuck together two shots of a machine that sits in the town's marina as well as in the dirty backstreets... Seems apt, the latter, and the reason I also walk the backstreets is that they are all backstreets here when you leave the front! Unfortunately, many here chew gum and keep dogs that run free; makes for people walking with their eyes down - only tourists gaze at the sea that appears at the end of everywhere.

Our friends with whom we used to go on cruises owned a penthoue on Palma's Paseo Maritimo, which overlooks the marinas and yacht clubs etc. Their front aspect was super de luxe, and the rear of the building backed onto a slum. That's Mallorca!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: WalterEG on September 13, 2012, 06:45:57 PM
Curiously appropriate, Rob, that it is the rear-end that spots the epithet "My Bit Of Rough"!!

Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 13, 2012, 11:55:51 PM
another view of the 63 Split Window Vette

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8181/7984489481_29c4211864_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 14, 2012, 05:13:07 AM
Curiously appropriate, Rob, that it is the rear-end that spots the epithet "My Bit Of Rough"!!




Nothing, it seems, is left to chance in these matters!

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 14, 2012, 05:15:09 AM
That's a beautiful shot, Chris; I never had paintwork look like that on any car in my entire life so far... does that give me hope of better things to come? Certainly lends a good name to black/white.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Riaan van Wyk on September 14, 2012, 02:42:59 PM
Lovely shot Chris! Your picture of the VW brings back memories, I had three of the things in various guises at one time. One was a '69 that had a transplanted 2.1L Carravelle ( VW's bus) engine with twin downdraught Webers and dropped and tuned suspension with front discs. Scared the hell out of the local Golf GTI hotshots for quite some time.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: wolfnowl on September 15, 2012, 01:54:38 AM
Chris does have a thing for Minis!  Nicely done - thanks for sharing them!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Justan on September 15, 2012, 12:45:22 PM
Chebby

(http://justan-elk.com/Images/DevelopingIdeas/Chevy1.jpg)

Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 15, 2012, 06:12:20 PM
Clever shot; beautiful blue, too.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Steve Weldon on September 15, 2012, 10:33:59 PM
More remnants from the last few years:

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/carshow5.jpg)

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/carshow7.jpg)

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/carshow8.jpg)

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/carshow9.jpg)


Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: wolfnowl on September 16, 2012, 01:22:51 AM
Nice lines, Justan!   And Steve, that first one's pretty sweet too!  Seeing the girl in the tiger cage seems somewhat ironic, but probably safer overall.  Also I can't believe I missed those Corvette images...

Here are a few more:

Behind Bars
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3146/2398817509_252af0e39a_o.jpg)

1953 GMC
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3062/2559575198_d889df8469_o.jpg)

Firebird
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3114/2717471174_86396d5f0a_o.jpg)

'Dappled'
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3193/2883404550_4b23c866eb_o.jpg)

1930 Model A
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2503/3694850418_00e8a77959_z.jpg?zz=1)

End of the Road
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3497/3922363286_4100771137_z.jpg?zz=1)
What is it with people and cars and cliffs, anyway?

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 16, 2012, 03:35:20 AM
"What is it with people and cars and cliffs, anyway?"

Much the same as with guns and road s¡gns, I guess... the tall poppy from opposite directions.

Rob C

Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: tom b on September 16, 2012, 04:36:32 AM
One from Canberra…

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vLhhQKxOf0Y/UFWO7IVMeyI/AAAAAAAABHM/GOf6ERUmHh0/s1600/sports_car.jpg)

Cheers,

Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 16, 2012, 12:24:52 PM
Lovely shot Chris! Your picture of the VW brings back memories, I had three of the things in various guises at one time. One was a '69 that had a transplanted 2.1L Carravelle ( VW's bus) engine with twin downdraught Webers and dropped and tuned suspension with front discs. Scared the hell out of the local Golf GTI hotshots for quite some time.

Did it look anything like this?

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/7992399522_f423a38ec5_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: RSL on September 16, 2012, 12:38:36 PM
The blue bug reminds me of a story out of the sixties. Some students who owned bugs noticed that a professor owned one too. One of them knocked on the professor's door and asked him if he'd like to join the Volkswagen Bug club. The professor gave the kid a funny look and said, "And do you have a toothbrush club too?"
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Michael West on September 16, 2012, 01:03:02 PM
An Early Hybrid Vehicle. Lovely Prize for the first party who can identify the Hybrid Nature of this Vehicle

(http://westworldwide.businesscatalyst.com/EarlyHybrid.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 16, 2012, 01:07:22 PM
This has some of the earmarks of the 1949 Dodge Powerwagon though the steering wheel is all wrong. It also has a quite early version of the 4-wheel drive setup found in WWII jeeps...dunno, hard to tell.
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Post by: Riaan van Wyk on September 16, 2012, 01:16:13 PM
Chris yes, similar- it sems to be the about the same year too.

Russ, my dad told me a story that happened in the sixties; we had a huge flood and the security forces was commisioned to help vacate lowlying rural areas. They had nowhere to go but hills in the area that was, because of the rain, a bitch to get up the slopes. Land Rovers and Bedford 4x4 trucks had a tough time at it as it was bush and there were no roads.

One morning the chaps heard a strange sound coming up the very slippery slopes (by that time)and found it to be a bearded professor (an entomologist) in a powder blue Beetle, pipe hanging from the corner of the mouth coming to find out what all the fuss was about. When he found out he said "oh" and drove back down the mountain. The policemen thought they had too much to drink the previous night as it seemed like a dream.
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Post by: Riaan van Wyk on September 16, 2012, 01:22:25 PM
An Early Hybrid Vehicle. Lovely Prize for the first party who can identify the Hybrid Nature of this Vehicle

(http://westworldwide.businesscatalyst.com/EarlyHybrid.jpg)


By looking at the transfer case levers it could be CJ 2 Willys, then again the CJ3's and early 5's had something similar if I remember correctly. Steering wheel I have no clue.
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Post by: amolitor on September 16, 2012, 01:52:52 PM
Is that a DUKW or similar amphibious vehicle?
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Post by: Chris Calohan on September 16, 2012, 02:11:07 PM
Chris yes, similar- it sems to be the about the same year too.

Russ, my dad told me a story that happened in the sixties; we had a huge flood and the security forces was commisioned to help vacate lowlying rural areas. They had nowhere to go but hills in the area that was, because of the rain, a bitch to get up the slopes. Land Rovers and Bedford 4x4 trucks had a tough time at it as it was bush and there were no roads.

One morning the chaps heard a strange sound coming up the very slippery slopes (by that time)and found it to be a bearded professor (an entomologist) in a powder blue Beetle, pipe hanging from the corner of the mouth coming to find out what all the fuss was about. When he found out he said "oh" and drove back down the mountain. The policemen thought they had too much to drink the previous night as it seemed like a dream.

In reverse, there isn't anything I know that can match a VW on a hill. They're not too bad going forwardd, either.  ;D
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Post by: Chris Calohan on September 16, 2012, 02:12:11 PM
Is that a DUKW or similar amphibious vehicle?


I think you're on to something here. One lever to transfer to FWD and the other to engage the propeller...hmmmm
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Post by: Riaan van Wyk on September 16, 2012, 02:29:44 PM
I think you're on to something here. One lever to transfer to FWD and the other to engage the propeller...hmmmm

Or one to engage FWD and high range, the other to engage low range. The older Land Rover had a long yellow tipped lever for the high range with the low range ( or fondly called the donkey gear) having a red tip.

By the way, VW had an amphibious vehicle called the "Schwimwagen" a proper 4x4 with propellor and all. 
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Post by: Steve Weldon on September 16, 2012, 03:17:07 PM
Nice lines, Justan!   And Steve, that first one's pretty sweet too!  Seeing the girl in the tiger cage seems somewhat ironic, but probably safer overall.  A

I like your processing of that last set.  It fits.


That's not really a tiger cage.  That's the Tiger Toyota (Toyota Tiger P/U with a cage where the bed goes).  I've been to Safari World (a prime location for beginner workshops) hundreds of times but I've only seen the legendary tiger lady in go-go boots and hot pants once.  She's more of legend than anything, or rather I think she feeds the lions/tigers BEFORE the park opens and guests disobey the signs to keep the windows rolled up.  Get them nice and full and drugged too I'd bet.  This one time she's there all I had was my 300/2.8 because I was there by myself after a heavy monsoon rain looking how the hatchings of the Marabu Storks were going (ugliest bird in the world).. so I couldn't get a full view.  But there was the legend passing out giant chunks of raw meat to the nice animals.
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Post by: wolfnowl on September 16, 2012, 03:36:40 PM
Is that a DUKW or similar amphibious vehicle?


You mean like this one? (obviously a later model): http://camillc.com/terrawind.htm

Mike.
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Post by: Chris Calohan on September 16, 2012, 05:13:51 PM
You mean like this one? (obviously a later model): http://camillc.com/terrawind.htm

Mike.

Time to visit the Brinks folks...cause I WANT ONE!
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Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on September 16, 2012, 09:52:25 PM
Yep... that's my neighborhood... surrounded by losers!
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Post by: Michael West on September 16, 2012, 11:29:55 PM
By looking at the transfer case levers it could be CJ 2 Willys, then again the CJ3's and early 5's had something similar if I remember correctly. Steering wheel I have no clue.

Its a classic Jeep with a Modern Steering wheel
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Post by: Michael West on September 16, 2012, 11:31:11 PM
Yep... that's my neighborhood... surrounded by losers!

looks a tad like my neighborhood. the better part of my nieghborhood
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Post by: wolfnowl on September 17, 2012, 01:05:21 AM
You've obviously stumped us, Riaan... Any hints?

Mike.
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Post by: Rob C on September 17, 2012, 04:52:36 AM
Yep... that's my neighborhood... surrounded by losers!



If that's a loser, then by definition I must be a winner. How odd. My accountants must have been robbing me.

Rob C
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Post by: WalterEG on September 17, 2012, 05:02:59 AM
My accountants must have been robbing me.

Rob C

Don't they all?

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Post by: Rob C on September 17, 2012, 09:58:48 AM
Don't they all?




Actually, with mine, I realised early on that they simply don't understand the business styles in photography. They expect that it should follow the model for other professions such as their own, surveyors, architects etc. etc. and the cyclical ups and downs are too much for them. I didn't as much have seven fat followed by seven lean, as highly irregular ones from year to year.

I lived a life of confusion and uncertainty. I wouldn't have swapped it for the world; I'd never choose to do it all again.

Go figure!

Rob C
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Post by: Steve Weldon on September 17, 2012, 09:58:09 PM
I inherited the negatives and the camera that took them.

My grandfather promised my grandmother a new Cadillac Eldorado Convertible every two years.  He kept that promise through his life and arranged for a new one to be delivered every two years after.  If I were him I'd have thought twice after this one where she forgot to set the parking brake.

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/carshow11.jpg)

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/carshow12.jpg)

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/carshow13.jpg)


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Post by: wolfnowl on September 18, 2012, 02:05:30 AM
Oops.  ;D
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Post by: Steve Weldon on September 18, 2012, 02:22:48 AM
Well.. if you've gotta make the front page of the LA Times I suppose there's worse ways of doing it.. :)

I remember going over the car with my grandfather the day after they 'let it down' off it's water lift.  The entire fuel tank and under body floor pans, etc, etc.. were bowed in and the interior had filled with water.  The insurance company was quick to total it, but these days some collector would love to have this to restore.

My grandfather said to me I think in private.. "there is nothing to gain by arguing with your grandmother."   Wise wise man..  ;D
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Post by: Fips on September 18, 2012, 03:24:48 AM
The second image shows what seems to be the daily drive of some physician. Pretty bad-ass.
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Post by: francois on September 18, 2012, 05:11:22 AM
The second image shows what seems to be the daily drive of some physician. Pretty bad-ass.

The second Porsche is from the Paris-Dakar era, perhaps even before (1980). Wonderful car!
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Post by: WalterEG on September 18, 2012, 05:42:57 AM
My cousin was a champion rally driver and sponsored by Hamiltons (who were the importer of Porsche) and until now he owned the only 911 I had seen that you had to climb up into.

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Post by: Fips on September 18, 2012, 05:46:26 AM
It's great that there are people who actually drive those cars instead of hiding them in some privat, heated garage.

I'm a bit puzzled about this particular one though. I think it's not one of those Paris-Dakar ones as they all came in Rothman's livery. I've never seen a offroad Carrera RS with Martini livery before.

By the way, these photographs are from a recent trip to Hamburg, Germany. There's a new and absolutely brilliant car museum called Prototyp (http://www.prototyp-hamburg.de/). Smallish but really worth visit.

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Post by: Fips on September 18, 2012, 05:49:42 AM
Wow! Pics please!  :)
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Post by: francois on September 18, 2012, 06:12:54 AM

I'm a bit puzzled about this particular one though. I think it's not one of those Paris-Dakar ones as they all came in Rothman's livery. I've never seen a offroad Carrera RS with Martini livery before.


I think that the pictured Porsche was the 911 SC Safari (953?) and similar models competed in African rallies (link (http://origin.porsche.com/uk/articles/picture-week-911-sc-safari)). The Rothmans sponsored models came later and won the Paris-Dakar rally with Jacky Ickx in 1986.
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Post by: Fips on September 18, 2012, 07:54:12 AM
Interesting. Since the Paris-Dakar one (959) we the first all-wheel drive Porsches implies that this Safaris were only 2wd. I guess that explains the winch on the rear. Here are some more images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaeger-meister/galleries/72157623946667457 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaeger-meister/galleries/72157623946667457)
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Post by: francois on September 18, 2012, 08:24:29 AM
Interesting. Since the Paris-Dakar one (959) we the first all-wheel drive Porsches implies that this Safaris were only 2wd. I guess that explains the winch on the rear. Here are some more images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaeger-meister/galleries/72157623946667457 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaeger-meister/galleries/72157623946667457)

From wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_953), on the 953 that won Paris-Dakar with René Metge at the wheel:

The Porsche 953 was a heavily modified variant of the 911, designed and built specifically to compete in the 1984 Paris–Dakar Rally. It was a short lived model, as it was replaced in 1985 by the 959. It is sometimes referred to as the 911 4x4, as it used the developmental, manually controlled four-wheel drive system that was intended to be used on the 959.

The "Martini" Porsche from your photo is older than the 953 and is undoubtedly only rear-wheel drive.

Thanks for the additional photos!

Edit: also from wikipedia - Paris-Dakar 1984 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Paris–Dakar_Rally):

René Metge and Dominique Lemoyne won the car class with a Porsche 953, which was often called the 911 SC/RS 4x4

Have a look at the photo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Porsche_953_side.JPG) of the 953, it is a lot higher than the "Martini" Porsche, almost like a Porsche body bolted on a lifted Jeep frame!
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Post by: Riaan van Wyk on September 18, 2012, 02:46:48 PM
You've obviously stumped us, Riaan... Any hints?
Mike.

Hints regarding Micheal's picture I assume Mike?

If so, we had an original '47 military spec CJ2A for some time, I recognised the windscreen latch, the set of gauges on the dashboard and also the transfer case levers.
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Post by: Riaan van Wyk on September 18, 2012, 03:11:33 PM
Interesting. Since the Paris-Dakar one (959) we the first all-wheel drive Porsches implies that this Safaris were only 2wd. I guess that explains the winch on the rear. Here are some more images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaeger-meister/galleries/72157623946667457 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaeger-meister/galleries/72157623946667457)

Thanks for the link Fips- interesting stuff.
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Post by: amolitor on September 18, 2012, 07:17:15 PM
So the Hybrid could be a GAZ 46 or similar, the "Seep" amphibious vehicle, which was based on a Jeep platform.
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Post by: WalterEG on September 19, 2012, 08:39:38 AM
A rental car that comes complete with its own early morning surprise for the honey-mooning out-of-towner.

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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 19, 2012, 10:06:15 AM
Isn't that a Stegosaurusmobile?
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Post by: Rob C on September 19, 2012, 10:42:24 AM
Isn't that a Stegosaurusmobile?



Or even vandalism, were it a van.

Rob C
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Post by: WalterEG on September 20, 2012, 05:59:58 PM
Is there a minimum number of wheels required to qualify as a vehicle?

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Post by: Chris Calohan on September 20, 2012, 06:03:06 PM
All three are nice scooters, but the second one is an exceptional ride...NICE!
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Post by: WalterEG on September 20, 2012, 06:17:29 PM
That second one was formed from billet aluminium Chris.

It did actually go (unlike a lot of show bikes) and was sold to a film company as a prop for the hero of a movie to ride about on for about quarter of a million bucks about 8 years ago.

It also had a matching billet aluminium helmet.

W
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Post by: Rob C on September 21, 2012, 05:49:01 PM
Is there a minimum number of wheels required to qualify as a vehicle?




Nope, but you're giving too much away!

Listen to your new agent.

On the other hand, you could always tart it up a bit...

;-)

Rob C
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Post by: francois on September 23, 2012, 11:21:00 AM
Is there a minimum number of wheels required to qualify as a vehicle?



I love the second one. It screams Speed!
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Post by: BernardLanguillier on September 24, 2012, 02:21:47 AM
Jan 1st Mini in Kamakura, Japan:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6627526225_2ccef8cf4a_o.jpg)

Cheers,
Bernard
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Post by: Chris Calohan on September 24, 2012, 07:46:08 AM
Ahso....do love the classic Mini! Thanks for posting this.
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Post by: Rob C on September 24, 2012, 10:39:42 AM
Ahso....do love the classic Mini! Thanks for posting this.


Chris, the original '59 Mini (might have been '60) was a bag of nails (in '59 I got my first new Ford for approximately the very same prìce). It, the Mini, had strings where it should have had handles and was so small as to be practically useless. Had it not been for some fashionable crazies and the vastly modified Monte Carlo rallying versions it would have died in no time at all. I suspect its raison d'être was to manufacture something that the red unions, doing their very best, couldn't find a way to eff up any further.

On the orther hand, the BMW versions are beautiful, if limited in boot/trunk capacity. I'd quite like one myself, except that here on Mallorca there's only one seller and Rex Motors live in Palma, as far from my base as you can get.

I still see an original one in the Port here, once in a while, and it looks like pale blue shit. Shiny shit, but shit nonetheless. To think people risked their lives taking such things into traffic!

;-)

Rob C
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Post by: Chris Calohan on September 24, 2012, 11:15:02 AM
My take on the risk of a Mini in traffic is that in the older ones, if you got hit it was your own bloody fault because you could turn one on a dime and spit out nine cents change. The newer, BMW versions are so safe in crashes, its sometimes becomes incredulous to believe. We lost one in a rally up in North Carolina last May who left the roadway at a decent rate of speed (45ish mph), over a clif hitting his top headlong into a tree then rolling some 200 feet down an embankment. His only injury other than restraint bruises and airbag burns was a cut he got from some shale as he attempted to crawl back up to the roadway. I saw one not long ago that was hit by a Hummer H2 broadside. The Mini was at a dead standstill and the hummer was going over 30mph. The Hummer driver had to be pried out of his vehicle and taken to the hospital with extensive leg injuries and the Mini driver had a bruised shoulder from the initial impact as the side airbag deployed. She walked.

Many people sniggle at the Mini as an underpowered, overpriced toy. Few are terribly underpowered as they have such great out of the box torque. Some, like mine are built to the hilt and would likely astound you in performance, mountainous or in a straight line. I boast 247 Wheel Horsepower and 235 pounds of Wheel Torque in a car weighing in at 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilos). I have a race cam, race head, alloy pistons and rods, a beefed up supercharger, adjustable front cambers, adjustable rear cambers, antisway bars, extra stiff springs, Brembo brakes, drilled rotors, torsion bars...yadda-yadda-yadda. You'll play hell catching me in the mountains and it is the rare car who can take me in a standing 1/4 mile (A Corvette will just barely nudge me but that's because I have all my torque as soon as I turn the key, and his doesn't catch on until 5,500 RPM). I love my Mini (s) - I have two.

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Post by: nemo295 on September 24, 2012, 12:09:04 PM
'56 Chevy Bel Air tailfin.
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Post by: Chris Calohan on September 24, 2012, 02:00:11 PM
I'll always have a soft spot in me for a '55-'56'57 Chevy, especially the Bel Aires and the '56-'57 Nomads. My most favorite of the early Chevy's is the '58 Vette.
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Post by: Rob C on September 24, 2012, 03:13:22 PM
I'll always have a soft spot in me for a '55-'56'57 Chevy, especially the Bel Aires and the '56-'57 Nomads. My most favorite of the early Chevy's is the '58 Vette.


I love the broad, cat's eyes backside of the earlier Impala.

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on September 24, 2012, 03:23:02 PM
I'd just finished the three cellpix of this Clio and was waking back to the carpark when the car's owner, a very young Arab lad, asked me if he'd been blocking my way out; I laughed and told him no, that I was shooting to wind up my son, an ex-hot Clio fan who'd gone through two, with a Scooby in between, only to return to a Scooby which, for him, is just impossible to do without because it has so much more useable room inside. I've sent him this join - hope it doesn't make him sell again!

I would definitely trade for my Fiesta, but unfortunately, I also find that I have to eat.

Damn.

I think it's nice to listen to this track whilst looking at the car. She's nice to listen to, period.

http://youtu.be/ceYjg1dy-h0

Rob C
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Post by: nemo295 on September 24, 2012, 04:54:48 PM
'56 Chevy Nomad, tailgate detail.
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Post by: nemo295 on September 24, 2012, 04:56:00 PM
'61 Chevy Impala, rear seat detail.
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Post by: Chris Calohan on September 24, 2012, 05:05:44 PM
Do you have a box of these in your garage? You keep pulling them out, one after the other... ;D
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Post by: nemo295 on September 24, 2012, 05:09:10 PM
Do you have a box of these in your garage? You keep pulling them out, one after the other... ;D

More like a memory card.   ;)
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Post by: Steve Weldon on September 24, 2012, 05:19:55 PM


Many people sniggle at the Mini as an underpowered, overpriced toy. Few are terribly underpowered as they have such great out of the box torque. Some, like mine are built to the hilt and would likely astound you in performance, mountainous or in a straight line. I boast 247 Wheel Horsepower and 235 pounds of Wheel Torque in a car weighing in at 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilos). I have a race cam, race head, alloy pistons and rods, a beefed up supercharger, adjustable front cambers, adjustable rear cambers, antisway bars, extra stiff springs, Brembo brakes, drilled rotors, torsion bars...yadda-yadda-yadda. You'll play hell catching me in the mountains and it is the rare car who can take me in a standing 1/4 mile (A Corvette will just barely nudge me but that's because I have all my torque as soon as I turn the key, and his doesn't catch on until 5,500 RPM). I love my Mini (s) - I have two.



1.  And this is exactly why they call them a "mini.."    ::)  

2.  Someone has been feeding you BS..   First.. a BMW Mini depending on model/year/config hovers around 2700 pounds.  Putting hydrogen in your tires really doesn't save you 500 pounds..  ::)     What's a "beefed up supercharger?"  Do you mean you went down a pulley size to make it spin faster and get a bit more boost?  

No such thing as a "race" cam or "race" head once you're older than 13.  How much air does the head flow?  Was it ported/polished to get there?  Valve size increased?  A different casting?   With your cams you want to specify lift and duration.  I remember back as a kid listening to my dad and uncle talk about "3/4 race cams"  "1/2 race cams", etc.. and even then knew someone was jerking their chain so I visited a library.  

As far as a supercharged car getting all it's torque from the time you turn it on.. nope.  The faster it spins (which is tied directly to the engine powering it by a rather stout belt) the more power it provides in the way of more air.. Once it passes the normal negative vacuum an engine operates in and goes positive.. this is "boost."  Depending on the tune/cam/head/SC/etc/etc this can be almost anywhere, but normally is at roughly 70% of max RPM for the boost to start and it will reach max boost (max power/torque) exactly where you want it.. max RPM.  Some call this your shift point.  You want to shift to a higher gear once you reach maximum power output.. assuming you want maximum performance.

Your 225hp claim at the wheels is certainly doable and would be a fast little Mini for sure.. but at 2700 pounds that puts it at the same power/weight ratio as.. say a 1965 Mustang with a 4 barrel V8.  12 pounds per horsepower.  Without modifications they turned roughly high 15's low 16's.  Your FWD Mini with modern tires has at least a full second advantage over that.. but we're still 3-4 seconds away from a Z06 Vette (middle of the pack performance wise) which is 505hp/3175 pounds, or 6.2 pounds per HP.   Almost double the horsepower per pound.. a significant "nudge."

The mini's in my area fall into a strange place.    They do well on the Autocross circuit but are far from the most bang for the buck so they're more popular with older drivers.. but the older drivers with big money run Porches, a bit less money Vettes/Vipers/, a bit less pony cars like the Mustangs and Camaros, down from there the Evo's/STI's, then the S2000's/Mini's/Miata's, and so on.. Younger drivers are mostly enamoured with the Evo's/STI's, S2000's/3000GT's/Zcars.. and depending on their available funds they can dump an easy 100k into any one of those..   The major issue with the mini's is a lack of physical room for modifications.  It's amazing how far you have to tear one down just to add a Supercharger for instance..    I've always felt the original mini's were a man's car.. while the new ones along with the Miata's and S2000's were women's cars.
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Post by: Chris Calohan on September 24, 2012, 08:28:35 PM
1.  And this is exactly why they call them a "mini.."    ::)  

2.  Someone has been feeding you BS..   First.. a BMW Mini depending on model/year/config hovers around 2700 pounds.  Putting hydrogen in your tires really doesn't save you 500 pounds..  ::)     What's a "beefed up supercharger?"  Do you mean you went down a pulley size to make it spin faster and get a bit more boost?

NO Backseat, stripped out a lot of the interior panels, non-stock exhaust, carbon fiber hood, rear deck..2270 lbs. 

No such thing as a "race" cam or "race" head once you're older than 13.  How much air does the head flow?  Was it ported/polished to get there?  Valve size increased?  A different casting?   With your cams you want to specify lift and duration.  I remember back as a kid listening to my dad and uncle talk about "3/4 race cams"  "1/2 race cams", etc.. and even then knew someone was jerking their chain so I visited a library.  

I'll get the duration specs from Jan Bruggerman (Revolution Mini Works) who built the fastest racing Mini in the USA and who coincidently also built mine. Ported and polished head, balanced and blueprinted motor.

As far as a supercharged car getting all it's torque from the time you turn it on.. nope.  The faster it spins (which is tied directly to the engine powering it by a rather stout belt) the more power it provides in the way of more air.. Once it passes the normal negative vacuum an engine operates in and goes positive.. this is "boost."  Depending on the tune/cam/head/SC/etc/etc this can be almost anywhere, but normally is at roughly 70% of max RPM for the boost to start and it will reach max boost (max power/torque) exactly where you want it.. max RPM.  Some call this your shift point.  You want to shift to a higher gear once you reach maximum power output.. assuming you want maximum performance.

Let's just say I'm on it long before most car quit spinning their wheels - the major fault of the Corvette. As the the beefed supercharger, it is on a 17% pulley with teflon coated blades. I went from an '04 SC to an '06 and gained almost 6 pounds of boost.

Your 225hp claim at the wheels is certainly doable and would be a fast little Mini for sure.. but at 2700 pounds that puts it at the same power/weight ratio as.. say a 1965 Mustang with a 4 barrel V8.  12 pounds per horsepower.  Without modifications they turned roughly high 15's low 16's.  Your FWD Mini with modern tires has at least a full second advantage over that.. but we're still 3-4 seconds away from a Z06 Vette (middle of the pack performance wise) which is 505hp/3175 pounds, or 6.2 pounds per HP.   Almost double the horsepower per pound.. a significant "nudge."

235 wheel torque into 2270 is 1:9.6 and that puts me in with a lot of the big boys. I have to admit I 've only raced one Corvette and it was not one of the newer ones, so I could be blowing a bit of smoke there, but I do have fun with Chargers, Camaros and Mustangs. Power to weight is everything.

The mini's in my area fall into a strange place.    They do well on the Autocross circuit but are far from the most bang for the buck so they're more popular with older drivers.. but the older drivers with big money run Porches, a bit less money Vettes/Vipers/, a bit less pony cars like the Mustangs and Camaros, down from there the Evo's/STI's, then the S2000's/Mini's/Miata's, and so on.. Younger drivers are mostly enamoured with the Evo's/STI's, S2000's/3000GT's/Zcars.. and depending on their available funds they can dump an easy 100k into any one of those..   The major issue with the mini's is a lack of physical room for modifications.  It's amazing how far you have to tear one down just to add a Supercharger for instance..    I've always felt the original mini's were a man's car.. while the new ones along with the Miata's and S2000's were women's cars.

Ian Stewart of Maitland Motors, the current world champion driver of Jan's Mini would love to argue that point with you...as would I...but it would fall on deaf ears.

They are a major pain in the butt to do anything to including a simple oil change. Nothing on one is cheap and there are a number of cars out there that will wreak havoc with me, EVO's being one - those are naughty little beasts. I cannot tell you everything Jan did to my motor. I handed him a check, he gave me a Mustang Dyno sheet and a car. I have over 40K in mine. It is a hobby.
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Post by: Steve Weldon on September 24, 2012, 10:09:32 PM

I'll get the duration specs from Jan Bruggerman (Revolution Mini Works) who built the fastest racing Mini in the USA and who coincidently also built mine. Ported and polished head, balanced and blueprinted motor.


Lift and duration.. I'm trying to get up to speed on 4-bangers.. it's always educational to hear how others did theirs.   So you did your lower end too?  Did you keep the stock bore and what compression did you decide on?   If you started with a factory supercharged motor (181) and only increased your power by 60  (increase of 30%) .. not at all sure why you would go through the expense of a new bottom end, but I'm interested to learn about why you did.. and especially how you then added the huge expense of balancing and blueprinting which is usually reserved for high output engines (where it makes a difference).


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Let's just say I'm on it long before most car quit spinning their wheels - the major fault of the Corvette. As the the beefed supercharger, it is on a 17% pulley with teflon coated blades. I went from an '04 SC to an '06 and gained almost 6 pounds of boost.



We can say it, but I'm not seeing it.   Your torque curve pretty much mimics that of most other supercharged motors) and is inferior to that of a normally aspirated Vette.  247hp (sorry for the mixup of torque/hp, but for the purposes of this discussion they're near enough a 1:1 where it doesn't much matter) for a 4-banger is considered mild for a performance car.. There are many Evo and STI's out there running 400+ with street tunes and reliable (full season builds) in the 800hp realm.  Anyway, with modern traction control units on most every performance car out there.. "spinning tires" is more a function of a bad driver (or a stupid bad driver who turns off their traction control) than your torque curve.  Unless you're making the argument that a lower powered car has more drivability than a high powered car.. which past a certain and modest power point is always true.   I'm running a 500+rwhp car and if my wheels spin when I don't want them to then it's my fault, not the car.  Plus the Vette's have a great reputation for being easy to drive on the track.


Interesting about your SC..  The stock unit must not have had the capacity for the needed boost.. 17% smaller.. 4-6 pounds is about right.  I say interesting because most supercharger installs have a lot more headroom than that.. but I can see them doing this because the space is so tight on a mini.


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235 wheel torque into 2270 is 1:9.6 and that puts me in with a lot of the big boys. I have to admit I 've only raced one Corvette and it was not one of the newer ones, so I could be blowing a bit of smoke there, but I do have fun with Chargers, Camaros and Mustangs. Power to weight is everything.



I'd study your competition.  For instance, a box-stock Mustang GT puts out 420hp/380torque (on premium) on a 3600 pound chassis.  That's a 1:9.5 torque ratio.. so on any test of acceleration, torque, etc you're looking for near same performance.  This is a stock $28,000 car.  Where your advantages are is that 900 pounds less weight being braked into corners and otherwise fighting non-power dependent numbers.  Big advantages there, but not where you're saying.  A Vette performs must better than a Mustang GT in stock configurations (thank gawd for classifications).   But either one, Vette or Mustang is very inexpensive compared to a mini to up the performance.. A $3600 supercharger kit from Ford Racing now gets you 650hp..  I'd imagine an increase of that magnitude would cost you a small fortune on a mini.  Again, classifications make you ask yourself why if you actually race.. where for street use you might not be concerned with classes but the same question still applies .. why.

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It is a hobby.


You sound like a strong fan.   I've raced SCCA for a long time but recently started Autocross events because they're convenient and discovered they're a fair amount of fun.   If you don't already you might want to give them a try.
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Post by: Chris Calohan on September 24, 2012, 11:33:31 PM
I had the whole thing done, top to bottom, punched, sleeved and stroked, positraction dif, header, beefed clutch, intercoooler, pretty much everything. This was more a case of having more money than common sense and getting caught up in the early (new model Minis) craze...back when there weren't many on the road..anymore, they've become the VW's of the 60's - one on every corner. It's a fun car and I can get you all the specs when I get ahold of Jan later this week. I raced some in my much younger years but frankly, I've rebuilt this to give to my grandson for his 21st birthday (a while yet) because he's loved Minis since I think before he was born. I still like a good run with someone but I'm also getting to that point where the reflexes aren't what they used to be, nor the eyesight...best to leave autocross to the kids (anyone under 55).

I'll still eff around with someone on occasion and I rarely miss a shot at the Dragon each year, but with 145,000 miles on mine that's about the size of my outings anymore. By the time the kid hits 21, this will be in the same antique category as the last Mini posted on here...but still a heck of a lot of fun. For some reason, I've managed to leave my Clubman S alone. Maybe my brain got bigger than my wallet.  ;D

Just for the record, there's a Mini in So Cal that does a 9.6 1/4 mile. I think there is still a youtube video on it. I think he's running twin Rotrex Superchargers. It's a beast.
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Post by: Steve Weldon on September 25, 2012, 12:55:06 AM
I had the whole thing done, top to bottom, punched, sleeved and stroked, positraction dif, header, beefed clutch, intercoooler, pretty much everything. This was more a case of having more money than common sense and getting caught up in the early (new model Minis) craze...back when there weren't many on the road..anymore, they've become the VW's of the 60's - one on every corner. It's a fun car and I can get you all the specs when I get ahold of Jan later this week. I raced some in my much younger years but frankly, I've rebuilt this to give to my grandson for his 21st birthday (a while yet) because he's loved Minis since I think before he was born. I still like a good run with someone but I'm also getting to that point where the reflexes aren't what they used to be, nor the eyesight...best to leave autocross to the kids (anyone under 55).

I'll still eff around with someone on occasion and I rarely miss a shot at the Dragon each year, but with 145,000 miles on mine that's about the size of my outings anymore. By the time the kid hits 21, this will be in the same antique category as the last Mini posted on here...but still a heck of a lot of fun. For some reason, I've managed to leave my Clubman S alone. Maybe my brain got bigger than my wallet.  ;D

Just for the record, there's a Mini in So Cal that does a 9.6 1/4 mile. I think there is still a youtube video on it. I think he's running twin Rotrex Superchargers. It's a beast.

1.  I'm interested to see.. sounds like an awful lot of work but maybe the mini engine requires this much work for the gains.   It will be educational.

2.  I bought my recent car in 1999 as a 'happy divorce' gift to myself (highly recommend as therapy and probably cheaper than buying women drinks) with the hope my youngest would develop an interest and maybe even a love for the car during the years before he could drive.  He was eight when he saw it for the first time, barely tall enough to see in the windows.  He walked all around the car, did it again, opened the door and looked inside, and then came and stood in front of me with what I now know is his best bargaining face.. and asked "promise to not sell this and to save it for when I can drive?"   

I promised and through the years we worked on it together, some serious work, some maintenance work, ran it at the local drag strips, he watched me run the track at SCCA events.. and there were long periods it went into storage while I lived overseas.  This last year I returned from overseas to set up house where he could live while going to his university and I had the car all serviced, shined and ready for him.. he couldn't believe I kept my promise.  For insurance reasons its still in my name, but it's his when he wants it.  Until then we share it.  And we spend a lot of time discussing what I'll replace it with.  A Boss 302, a new 662hp GT500, maybe a GT-R.. It will be my "happy he's done with university" present..

3.  Hey I resemble that remark.. and I'll have you know my son and I were only a few hundreds of a second apart at the last Autocross.  It will still be a few more years before he beats me more than I beat him.. hopefully the downhill to that one isn't too steep.

4.   There was a Youtube of some kids in a local shop class who bought a $800 Rabbit.. bolted on a straight 3" exhaust pipe, tore out the extra weight, added a really huge turbo, and then with the stock trans and rear end and tires and all that.. proceeded to turn high 8's.  The funniest sight I ever saw.  Big slicks on the front, small tires on the rear.   Of  course drivability isn't there.. it idles at 3800 just to keep it running.

Which is the crux of a build.  You spent a bunch and got mild performance, and you drove it 140,000.. perfect.  I spent a bunch an have 500rwhp+, power seats, A/C, big stereo, leather with massage, and you can drive it all day without getting sore with the 8 way elec seats and pneumatic lumbar adjustability.  I already have 51,000 and I suspect we'll get 200,000 because we built it very strong and run a very mild 500+ tune instead of the 600+ tune we use at the track.   Now.. when I get that new GT500 and pump it's 662hp up to 950+ I'm sure it will have that same nice drivability.   

On the other hand I'm also looking at the new Subaru BRZ and thinking 450+ would be a nice finishing number.. of course with the chassis upgrades, suspension, brakes, and all that other stuff to handle the power.  This is why I'm interested in 4-bangers recently.  A 2600 hundred pound car with 450+ on what is reported to be an exceptional chassis is very hard to resist.  The BRZ comes with leather, heated seats/wipers/mirrors I need here, for 25,000.. There are two power upgrade paths.  Get an STI turbo 300hp engine and mildly modify it from the last 5 previous years WRZ/STI.. or massage their newest 200hp boxer that comes with it.  We might pick up a junkyard STI engine/tranny/complete wreck this winter and spend free time together building the engine ourselves.. and then when I get he BRZ it will be ready.. or if I decide to go the original engine route I can put the build STI engine in this really fun looking kit. (http://www.factoryfive.com/kits/project-818/). Factory Five makes really good kits and this is their newest.

(http://www.factoryfive.com/wp-content/themes/factoryfive/images/slideshows/project-818/project-818-1_thumb.jpg)

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Post by: Chris Calohan on September 25, 2012, 08:31:59 AM
Keep in mind when I made my original purchase and did most of the work on it, there wasn't much in the way of performance 4 bangers out there that got the same bang for the buck. The original price on mine in 2004 was 32,000. It was the Monte Carlo edition with all the fancy leather, carbon fiber dash, Harmon Kardon, sport suspension (all of which has been replaced with better stuff) etc. Between the suspension and the motor, I've got a bit more than $8K addtional in it. In today's Mini market, you can't even get the ne JCW GP for that price.

I haven't touched the car other than replacing the wiring harness and injectors in many-many miles. I fully expect to get 200K miles out of it and there are lads in our club who regularly get 300K out of stockers and there are a few who've seen that with modified.

The Mini was never touted much as a straight line racer but more for its performance on the track and up in them thar hills. Last year at the Dragon (Deal's Gap, NC) we had 753 Minis on tap for all kinds of legal and not as legal events. The Dragon is 318 turns in 11 miles and traverses 2 states. When I went to the first Dragon, I think there were only about 120 cars.

Yeah, I did spend a lot of money for less bang than I could have gotten with many other cars but was trying to bring back a part of my youth from the "66 Mini S I once owned...and because I could and not miss the money. Silly, but WTF.

That ride of yours looks like it could chew my little boy up and spit it out without so much as revving the motor. It's been fun but we've probably beat this part of the forum to death. But please do keep those Chevy pics coming.
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Post by: Rob C on September 25, 2012, 11:52:44 AM
That ride of yours looks like it could chew my little boy up and spit it out without so much as revving the motor. It's been fun but we've probably beat this part of the forum to death. But please do keep those Chevy pics coming.



Bullshit! That's what this part of the forum's for: cars, pix of cars and opinions about cars.

No point in photographs if the content remains a mystery. It's also reassuring to discover that other people can be as daft with their bread as I can be. Well, as daft as I perhaps used to be. Now, it all seems crazy, but what else is there if not ultimate madness? It's the only thing, in the last resort, that keeps you sane. Sometimes I think I do live in the last resort, and then I realise no, there are more and they are often worse.

Stumbled onto the final twenty minutes of one of the Beverly Hills Cops movies a few minutes ago, the one with the long raincoat? I've seen them both, but as they all merge in my mind, it's difficult to know which might have been which. They never did make a third, did they?

Rob C
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Post by: nemo295 on September 25, 2012, 01:17:28 PM
'74 Jensen Interceptor, center console detail.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Riaan van Wyk on September 26, 2012, 04:09:45 PM
Rob, I hear you but be advised that people will argue about cars just as much as they do about cameras, dynamic range, lenses etc. Don't even mention tyres to the off road crowd, or if petrol is better than diesel..

To add some water on the fire that Chris tried to extinguish, I'll post a pic of my vehicle, a 2009 Mitsubishi Triton. Standard as standard can be, except the addition of aftermarket tyres.   

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Post by: Steve Weldon on September 26, 2012, 05:54:23 PM
Rob, I hear you but be advised that people will argue about cars just as much as they do about cameras, dynamic range, lenses etc. Don't even mention tyres to the off road crowd, or if petrol is better than diesel..

To add some water on the fire that Chris tried to extinguish, I'll post a pic of my vehicle, a 2009 Mitsubishi Triton. Standard as standard can be, except the addition of aftermarket tyres.   


I never knew Mitsubishi made factory tires.. ::)   tires are about the only thing other than batteries on cars which aren't covered by your manufacturers warranty just so they can make clear liability is the tire manufacturers responsibility..  And of course the same model manufactured in the same year 'can' have 3-4 different tire brands mounted..

What some people call arguing (usually the people with no interest in the subject) others car sharing.. and cars do run the passions up high.  Higher in some countries than others.

One of the pleasant things I discovered living in Asia are the high-tech diesels which come on the majority of pickups and SUV's and even in many sedans.  I've had diesels in three of my last vehicles and I've learned to love them.  And.. they're not available in the US.  When it comes to cars you tend to think of the US as having a lot of variety and the lowest prices.. but because of US emission standards or geniuses in the marketing departments there are some really choice vehicles we don't have access to.   I'd love to have some of the JDM performance cars available in Japan, Holdens from Australia, or the wonderful diesels from everywhere but the states..

This is my Thailand car.. a Toyota 3.0 litre diesel with a 5 speed Auto, leather, 10 speaker stereo/nav/dvd.. and just about any luxury you might want in a truck.  It consistently gets the equiv of 25-27mpg around town and 30mpg on the highway and it's virtually the same truck as the US version of the Tacoma built on a 1 ton chassis vs. the more common 1/2 ton chassis of the Tacoma.j  This truck about 2 years ago cost 27k new..   I think I could sell them all day long in the states for 32-33k with that diesel and resulting mileage.

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/carshow15.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 26, 2012, 08:17:02 PM
I'd kill for that diesel version you have. I want to buy a small fifth wheel to toodle about in and the diesels available are all in the big trucks - super power strokers. I need a simple V-6...gads!
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Post by: Steve Weldon on September 26, 2012, 09:05:02 PM
I'd kill for that diesel version you have. I want to buy a small fifth wheel to toodle about in and the diesels available are all in the big trucks - super power strokers. I need a simple V-6...gads!
Ya, my last truck here in the states was an F350 with a turbocharged Powerstroke..  and it was a nice truck.  Yet, it was big and noisy and much more than I needed 95% of the time.  While this Toyota Vigo (Tacoma) built on the 1 ton chassis with a fairly stout 4-banger diesel is aligned with my needs 95% of the time.

Not sure what the towing capacity is.. I think the manual said 3500 kilograms (about 7715 pounds).  Not much, but there is also no extra coolers, the gears are pretty tall, and because towing is mostly limited to small trailers hauling small boats or jet skis it's not in demand.  Maybe someone from Europe who has the diesel version would know it's towing capacity?

There is good news on the horizon.. supposedly the EPA has seen the error of it's ways (requirements) and adjusted them, where along with the latest diesel technology opens the door to many new diesel models, virtually all smaller high-tech diesels.. Can't wait!
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Post by: Chris Calohan on September 26, 2012, 09:10:42 PM
I've got a gross weight of 3,000 lbs with the trailer I want, so that would be all I need. Silly EPA makes sure we can't get overseas diesels. Mini makes one that boasts 55-65mpg and I would have one of those in a New York second....but no, says the EPA. Arrrggghhh!
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 26, 2012, 09:34:50 PM
This is a Salt Print of my Mini shot with a pinhole box camera.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8455/8028379551_cd6482156b_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Steve Weldon on September 26, 2012, 11:06:38 PM
This is a Salt Print of my Mini shot with a pinhole box camera.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8455/8028379551_cd6482156b_o.jpg)

Now THAT is cool.    The crop works perfectly with the subject..
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Post by: WalterEG on September 27, 2012, 12:13:19 AM
Chris,

A joy to behold.  I do hope it really is a salt print and not a wretched Adobe plug-in.  LOL

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Post by: Chris Calohan on September 27, 2012, 12:22:44 AM
Definitely a Salt print. I just spent the better part of an hour looking for the platinum I did off the same neg so I could scan it to post..it's here somewhere and if not, I'll just make another.
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Post by: opgr on September 27, 2012, 03:58:12 AM
One of the pleasant things I discovered living in Asia are the high-tech diesels which come on the majority of pickups and SUV's and even in many sedans. 

 ;)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: WalterEG on October 01, 2012, 07:07:38 AM
A bit of good ol' rock 'n wheels

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Post by: Justan on October 01, 2012, 11:25:03 AM
^ That'll probably buff right out.  ::)
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Post by: Chris Calohan on October 01, 2012, 11:35:05 AM
Give it to Jackie Chan as a project car.
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Post by: Rob C on October 02, 2012, 04:00:34 AM
Makes a change from cars sticking out of the desert!

Nice touch of what I hope is regional council art appreciation for the masses.

Rob C
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Post by: Steve Weldon on October 07, 2012, 12:27:45 AM
Well, these aren't nice pictures by any means.. but I still think they fit.  These are snaps from a craigslist ad I responded to last night where I purchased this car.  A 1963 Ford Fairlane 500 Sport Coupe with a 260ci V8 and a C4 Auto.  All manual, manual steering, manual brakes, manual windows, manual seats.. exactly how I like my cameras. :)  This Fairlane is going to be my winter/spring and perhaps summer project if things go slow.  I'll spend the next 2-3 weeks sourcing and pricing parts, a couple weeks after that getting them in, and then the work begins.

I can visualize this car finished.  No one in my family can.  Can you?  The VIN tells me it's "Raven Black" with a red interior.  Visualize a perfectly straight body with a very deep dark black.. about a 12 inch shine.  Then the chrome all re-chromed and like new, all the badging and trim refinished like new.. and the deep red interior against the black.  The wheels will be simple.   Regular factory steel rims painted to match the car with moon hubs and chrome ring on the outside diameter.  The engine bay will be very clean, just a single fan built because there's no power anything.  I'll probably buidl a 347 Stroker with roughly 450rwhp running into a modern 5 speed and existing through 3" stainless pipes.  Quiet until you blow so much pressure, and then the banshee cries.  This drive train will be exceptionally smooth and powerful. 14" front Baer brakes with 6 piston calipers and 4 pots for the rear. The suspension will lower the car with a slight bias to the front end and will include coil overs and all the newest suspension tech.  It should stop and ride as well as it runs.  The interior will be new like it came from the factory, except leather.  And I'll put a nice stereo.  The trunk is huge, big enough for lots of camera bags.    Can you "see" it?  I can..  I might bend and make the brakes and steering power and add an AC.. but for the most part that's it.  Oh, the rear wheel wells will be tubbed to accept 315 tires..

And yes I'm still pumped like a kid at Christmas.. :)   Mostly because it will be another project for my son and I.

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/f3.jpg)

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/f5.jpg)

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/f2.jpg)

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/f1.jpg)
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Post by: WalterEG on October 07, 2012, 12:33:21 AM
Is there a chance we might see progress shots Steve?
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Post by: Steve Weldon on October 07, 2012, 01:04:26 AM
Is there a chance we might see progress shots Steve?


Normally I wouldn't subject you guys to those kinds of horrors.. but since you asked sure. :)   I'll probably throw up a running blog as well.  I'm going to do a few fun things along the way like get the original engine running.. and running well.  I'm sure there's a collector out there who will be glad to take it off my hands and they pay twice as much for a engine running well than not running at all.  So I'll bring it back from the dead.   I might even use this original engine as a training aid.. let my son rebuild his first engine.  And this still has a generator.. it's so original no one has even converted.  Maybe I'll do a short piece on the differences in diagnosing and repairing a generator vs. alternator.  Currently I'm trying to explain to my wife why there's a 50 year old car taking up space in the garage.. once she calms down I'll get more into it as time permits.. :)
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Post by: IanBrowne on October 08, 2012, 12:48:27 AM
Rob, I hear you but be advised that people will argue about cars just as much as they do about cameras, dynamic range, lenses etc. Don't even mention tyres to the off road crowd, or if petrol is better than diesel..

To add some water on the fire that Chris tried to extinguish, I'll post a pic of my vehicle, a 2009 Mitsubishi Triton. Standard as standard can be, except the addition of aftermarket tyres.    



but that's not a truck

that's a truck!  ;D
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Post by: Richowens on October 08, 2012, 12:48:19 PM
But that's not a truck ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_sTG6mrQrg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_sTG6mrQrg)


hehehe!!!!
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Post by: kers on October 08, 2012, 01:55:41 PM
i am not a car lover, like cycling a lot better, still this car means something to me... RIP
This car you could push- jump in - and drive away.. as you had to do - more than you liked..
I remember doing it on the champs elysees...( frequent carburator overflow)
pentacon Six+ russian fisheye
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Post by: davidh202 on October 08, 2012, 10:35:58 PM
Mike,

A while back I printed a vintage Fire Engine reflection shot for a client that was absolutely stunning, and always wanted an excuse to try and duplicate the technique.
Just a quick take on your pic, hope you dont mind !?

David
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Post by: tom b on October 08, 2012, 11:49:53 PM
From Cooma… Lollys.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OwAGHbxZLJ4/UHOeAeK94qI/AAAAAAAABH8/JxWxquZhl4M/s1600/lollys.jpg)

Cheers,
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Post by: Rob C on October 09, 2012, 11:38:20 AM
Found this one today at the Yacht Club in Puerto Pollensa; I had a beautiful '74 Humber Sceptre, one of those honeys with the black vinyl roof on an aquamarine body - I think it was the model that followed this version, but anyway, mine was based on the Rootes Arrow body style. Loved the damned thing and never felt more "I've arrived" in anything else.

I kept it for four years from new, and by the end, the sills were rusting and I resorted to the old trick of paintig them black. Traded it for the Fiat X1/9... whish I had that now, in Spain, where it might have lasted longer.

Saw a tv programme last night on UK sports cars; today's writers have a different memory about those things than do I. The E-Type was said to be an 'affordable' sports car at two thousand quid; in those days, there were still very few who found that affordable - they were pretty rare, even then. As part of the nonsense about how wonderful UK sports machines were, they showed a very brief clip of La Dolce Vita where Marcello is in his TR2 (?) on the studio version of Rome's Via Veneto. That was touted as a great plug for the car, but they neglected to say that there were also some very cute Alfas as well as two (at least) gorgeous US convertibles featured. Selective quotations...

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on October 09, 2012, 11:53:30 AM
Looking at these pictures as I work on them, I realise just how difficult it is to use a cellphone camera and align it properly: the close-up shots of the front and rear all show a distortion as if shot from the side rather than from the centre-front/rear. I find it impossible to see the screen well enough to correct my position.

It has me wondering if other cameras without viewfinders, such as the Merrill, would involve a similar set of difficulties in framing.

Rob C
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Post by: WalterEG on October 09, 2012, 04:04:38 PM
A Hillman by any other name doth smell as sweet.

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Post by: Rob C on October 09, 2012, 06:37:35 PM
A Hillman by any other name doth smell as sweet.




Hillman Minx; Hillman Hunter; Sceptre: had the three (you could plot my photographic trajectory that way), and they shared probably the best (ergonomically speaking) sitting position I ever found, apart from the Fiat X1/9 and its rather rigid Recaros This evening I went to the weekly jazz fest and, for the very first time, tried using the cellphone (with flash!) in that scene and didn't really find it a pleasure. Why am I surprised? Flash, post D700, seems such an ancient tradition...

Not so oddly but for for some unforseen reason, they broke into a spirited Great Balls of Fire and managed the most rousing applause of the evening! But sadly, these jazz men never care about what the audience enjoys. It was Chuck Berry at the 1958 Newport Jazz festival all over again.

;-)

Rob C
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Post by: WalterEG on October 09, 2012, 06:51:30 PM
My father had a Hillman Minx about the time that I was 10.  We had such fun with it, especially going for Bar-B-Qs on isolated country beaches while on holidays.  For me, it was not as much fun as the Austin A-40 Tourer that preceded it by a couple of cars.  I was about 6 I guess and would extend my arms out the side as wings to make it my own Spitfire.  Such silliness was compensation for the absence of running boards to hitch rides to the local shops.

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Post by: Richowens on October 10, 2012, 01:04:39 AM
Spotted this one this morning.

  Rich
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Post by: wolfnowl on October 11, 2012, 01:40:14 AM
Mike,

A while back I printed a vintage Fire Engine reflection shot for a client that was absolutely stunning, and always wanted an excuse to try and duplicate the technique.
Just a quick take on your pic, hope you dont mind !?

David

Nicely done, David!

Mike.
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Post by: Rob C on October 13, 2012, 01:42:12 PM
This one, along with the change of weather, deepend my normal, healthy sense of depression a little bit.

Nope, not my car, but I still feel for the poor guy who bottomed the length of the sill trying to look small on a yellow line on a corner...
Would this be a form of street photography, I ask myself, but realise no, it's more a sort of gutter press. I switched the flash on to work, but I don't think it did. If it did, it's far too subtle for me - I didn't see even a tiny flash!

Oh well; goes with the weather.

Rob C
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Post by: Fips on October 13, 2012, 04:44:48 PM
A Jordan F1. Michael Schumacher did his very first F1 race in this car.
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Post by: louoates on October 13, 2012, 06:43:57 PM
Never know where or when you'll run into a neat classic car.
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Post by: wolfnowl on October 14, 2012, 02:28:22 AM
How did it get there w/o getting dusty?

Mike.
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Post by: louoates on October 14, 2012, 10:03:40 AM
A secret Navaho incantation.
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Post by: seamus finn on November 04, 2012, 01:01:43 PM

In Brisbane:



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Post by: WalterEG on November 04, 2012, 02:35:43 PM
Particular congratulations on the first shot Seamus.

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Post by: seamus finn on November 05, 2012, 06:01:05 AM
Thanks Walter - this was in Brisbane too - at the market opposite Queen St. Mall.



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Post by: Patricia Sheley on November 05, 2012, 07:50:47 AM
Seamus...this one's a great big smile as I imagine you did on catching it. Especially love the Reg Tag! (Any chance of recovering the highlights?)  

Aside: Wonder if there were any candy apples in the vicinity. We (Etats Unis), have an automotive/bike color "Candy apple red" which is about spot on.

Nice one on several levels...
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Post by: seamus finn on November 05, 2012, 11:18:53 AM

Good call, Patricia - forgot about the highglights!! Didn't see any candy apples.

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Post by: WalterEG on November 05, 2012, 02:26:18 PM
I have to say my preference is for the original version — the recovered highlights have taken the sparkle and zest from the image.  Just my $0.20¢

Patricia,  No shortage of candy apple red in Oz.  I recently shot a bike that was termed 'Candy Apple Gold'

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Post by: Patricia Sheley on November 05, 2012, 06:29:28 PM
— the recovered highlights have taken the sparkle and zest from the image. 



Keep in mind that the recovery need not have been globally, that the balance of how much and how much is too much could be addressed only in select areas. Had not intended it as a criticism but an observation...one of the beauties of those candy apples (and apple golds) is the depth and vivacity of their reflected light ....those areas need not have been dulled to accomplish the adjustment...

in any event the image was great for me just for the story told...Luff ;)
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Post by: tom b on November 08, 2012, 03:28:59 PM
Seductive?

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mwINUmyRhKs/UJwUENeJgwI/AAAAAAAABIs/2vXHVnyVARg/s1600/seductive.jpg)

Cheers,
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Post by: WalterEG on November 08, 2012, 05:15:04 PM
That Commodore certainly appears to have had a somewhat magnetic attraction to something that gave it a clout, Tom.
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Post by: Rob C on December 26, 2012, 03:57:19 AM
To revive: new post!

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on December 26, 2012, 03:58:12 AM
Here you are, Chris.

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on December 28, 2012, 04:49:58 PM
As mentioned in another thread here today, I caught a sleeping Ferrari in the yacht club parking lot as I was going for my daily 'medicinal' stroll. I took my standard establishing shot, and as I prepared to move to more and greater things (I say greater because they would have to be), the Samsung cellphone informed me that there wasn't any more juice in the tin.

I obviously couldn't argue, so I pocketed the sweet thing and continued on my pissed-off walk. On my way  back, I saw some kids all over the car, snapping away with their little cellphones (do non-Scots really do irony or not?).  One had the thing pressed hard against the glass, in best paparazzo style, as demonstrated on all jail-to-court tv news sequences. Kids learn fast these days.

;-(

Rob C
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Post by: pegelli on December 29, 2012, 05:04:49 AM
Another Italian one, less glamorous but a true old fashioned cinquecento.
The good thing is that when you put set belts in there it can double as a backpack  ;)
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Post by: Rob C on December 29, 2012, 05:41:54 AM
Only Italians could be so beautifully inventive! Naturalmente.

Ciao -

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on January 01, 2013, 10:57:14 AM
Okay: only one bummer here, the Nash Metropolitan.

http://youtu.be/4KAE1LaoT0o

Open question to Messrs Ford and GM: what the hell went wrong with your sense of exotica after this golden period? Who on Earth told you that jelly-moulds were the way to go? You could simply have scaled downwards if you felt obliged...

Rob C
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Post by: WalterEG on January 12, 2013, 06:53:25 AM
Junk Yard Dog of a Chevvy Ute

Cheers,

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Post by: Rob C on January 12, 2013, 12:16:04 PM
Junk Yard Dog of a Chevvy Ute

Cheers,




Really go for that sort of image; it's amazing how even so many distracting, random and disparate elements can still be made to produce a balanced whole!

Which camera format did you work that one from, Walter?

Rob C
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Post by: WalterEG on January 12, 2013, 01:42:50 PM
Thankjs Rob,

4x5 with a 210 mm lens and T-Max 100.

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Post by: Rob C on January 12, 2013, 05:02:30 PM
Thankjs Rob,

4x5 with a 210 mm lens and T-Max 100.





At great risk, I suggest that your foray into small cameras might be the equivalent of my own meanderings of late...?

God help us both!

;-)

Rob C
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Post by: WalterEG on January 13, 2013, 01:33:09 AM
Nothing smaller than 4x5 in the foreseeable for me Rob,

And, having just shunted the 8x10, nothing larger either.

The little Fuji does a more than commendable job of some commercial expectations, but it is no fun and no replacement for film.

Cheers,

W
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Post by: Rob C on January 13, 2013, 10:26:09 AM
What sort of 4x5 are you using? Those old MPP Mk6 folding things were very useful. My favourite enlarger for b/w was the equally old MPP autofocussing thing with a cold cathode head. Of course, that was in the industrial photo-unit where I first worked...

Rob C
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Post by: WalterEG on January 13, 2013, 02:37:07 PM
What sort of 4x5 are you using?

Rob,

This one was done with the Linhof Master Technika — not unlike the MPP folding thing.  It is my 'walking-around- camera and has its advantages, but I should be so lazy and should get back to toting the Sinar out and about.  It must be an age thing to settle for the easier option.

W
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Post by: Rob C on January 13, 2013, 04:40:51 PM
Rob,

This one was done with the Linhof Master Technika — not unlike the MPP folding thing.  It is my 'walking-around- camera and has its advantages, but I should be so lazy and should get back to toting the Sinar out and about.  It must be an age thing to settle for the easier option.

W


You don't know the half of it yet!

I often set out to buy something to make for lunch, buy it, and end up in the restaurant anyway...

Rob C
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Post by: Patricia Sheley on January 13, 2013, 05:39:04 PM
:

I often set out to buy something to make for lunch, buy it, and end up in the restaurant anyway...

Rob C
:D
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Post by: WalterEG on January 13, 2013, 05:54:53 PM
I often set out to buy something to make for lunch, buy it, and end up in the restaurant anyway..

A penny for your thoughts, or actions, Rob.  I do the same.

I justify it with the belief that restaurants are about much more than simply provision and consumption of nutrients.  Is that something which is obvious only to the solitary?  I wonder.
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Post by: Rob C on January 14, 2013, 10:28:47 AM
It's also economics. I think that a cheapish menu del dia works out less expensive than buying food, cooking it and then washing up, all of which is powered by electricity which is very expensive in Spain, and always too underpowered when you need it most. Boy, do they know how to invoice! Also, I'm no chef, despite loving good food - or perhaps because I love it I know how poor my cooking is.

Psychologically, eating out lets you know you're still alive. You see other humans and without any need to engage in pointless chat with them unless you really feel the desire. I usually don't, not because I don't like them, but because I know they have nothing to add to my life that I need or care about. It's been my misfortune to find sport, local gossip and communal booze of very little interest. In most relationships, it seems to be the lifeblood. Booze was okay when I was part of two people, one was always able to drive. Today it would kill me in no time because of heart. Drinking home alone is so, so sad. Anyway, it would still kill me doing it here.

Eating out was great as a couple - alone, I used to find it difficult at first, but now that bothers me not in the least - to be honest, I dread someone I know walking into the same place and joining me at the table.  Been through that, even changed restaurants to stop it. Can't say I ever feel particularly lonely, but I sure do feel empty, with a void nobody else can fill. Such is later life alone. I've seen it so often that I should have been prepared, but one never is.

Rob C
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Post by: tom b on February 05, 2013, 07:26:00 PM
Bump day…

Bugs, Siverton NSW, home of Mad Max.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EcXm2jyFCRc/URGiAjLCMuI/AAAAAAAABMg/Nq6R27MWLj0/s1600/bug.jpg)

Cheers,
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Post by: armand on February 05, 2013, 09:47:34 PM
Bump day…

Bugs, Siverton NSW, home of Mad Max.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EcXm2jyFCRc/URGiAjLCMuI/AAAAAAAABMg/Nq6R27MWLj0/s1600/bug.jpg)

Cheers,


This is a nice one!
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Post by: James Clark on February 07, 2013, 05:17:52 PM
To the top!


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Post by: RedwoodGuy on February 08, 2013, 09:23:36 AM
This is a nice one!
Yellow VW

Oddball cars make fun photographs often. And these are fun looking cars. The photograph is a good very good idea with the two cars. That's a good start. But there are some troubles here straight off. The sun is high noon and harsh, and it shows by burning out the yellow. With no side lighting, the whole photograph loses dimension. Try to imagine this at a couple hours after sunrise? One reason to avoid harsh sun is that you lose dimensionality.  And here, that really hurts. Finally, the photograph feels too tight for no good reason. The barn is squeezed to the left edge and the nose of the front car is cut off. The latter might be something to do if it makes the picture better, but I don't see that it does. I think this would work more effectively with a much wider angle coming in more askew to the f/g car, but leaving breathing room. Good idea, fun subject, not quite the right time of day.
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Post by: Rob C on February 13, 2013, 10:51:14 AM
This sits regularly in the local clinic's parking lot; medical clinic, I add.

The conclusions you draw are your own!

Rob C
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Post by: RedwoodGuy on February 13, 2013, 12:24:27 PM
This sits regularly in the local clinic's parking lot; medical clinic, I add.

The conclusions you draw are your own!

Rob C
Always intriguing when the photog invites you to draw your own conclusions.

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Post by: Rob C on February 13, 2013, 12:36:50 PM
Always intriguing when the photog invites you to draw your own conclusions.




Always revealing when the viewer can't tell the difference between an invitation and a statement.

Rob C
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Post by: tom b on February 15, 2013, 02:48:26 PM
Pink, from the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BED39CmgNE8/UR16eEfmIhI/AAAAAAAABN0/tBiTE0S-WcY/s1600/car1.jpg)

Cheers,
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Post by: Tony Jay on February 15, 2013, 02:54:26 PM
You see a post box like that and there is only one place you can be - Australia!

Tony Jay
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Post by: Rob C on February 15, 2013, 03:12:52 PM
I like the humour in that shot; the mountains make me think eastern USA but the rest of it, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

This ambiguity has to stop; it's driving me crazy! Is track street?

Rob C
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Post by: ErikKaffehr on February 15, 2013, 03:23:40 PM
(http://echophoto.smugmug.com/Travel/US-NorthEast-National-Parks/i-tKBhg9m/4/XL/20080914-DSC05835-XL.jpg)
(http://echophoto.smugmug.com/Travel/US-NorthEast-National-Parks/i-hXsH6Qs/2/XL/20080914-DSC05844-XL.jpg)

Best regards
Erik
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Post by: RedwoodGuy on February 15, 2013, 03:55:08 PM
attached
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Post by: Jaffy on February 17, 2013, 08:16:33 AM
Racing Mini for Chrisc.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 17, 2013, 10:06:39 AM
I think this one needs a tune up, and maybe a paint job. Available real cheap!
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 17, 2013, 10:32:31 AM
For all you vehicle buffs, I recommend checking out the website http://spraguetrucks.com/ (http://spraguetrucks.com/) by my friend Jon Sachs.
Good shots of lots of old farm trucks, which he is making into a book.

If you are so inclined, I also urge you to support his Kickstarter program, which as of today (Feb. 17, 2013) has twelve days left to meet its quota. All info is on the site or linked from it.

Eric M.

P.S. the Kickstarter link is http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1473102837/daves-old-truck-rescue-the-book (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1473102837/daves-old-truck-rescue-the-book)
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Post by: Rob C on February 17, 2013, 12:57:16 PM
I think this one needs a tune up, and maybe a paint job. Available real cheap!





No tyre-kickers need apply?

Rob C
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Post by: Chris Calohan on March 02, 2013, 03:03:10 PM
Racing Mini for Chrisc.

Missed this, Jaffy...Schweeeeeet!
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Post by: Chris Calohan on March 02, 2013, 03:04:05 PM
Fuzzy Dice

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8232/8522452272_578aa7f74f_o.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8100/8521341043_57e042ef11_o.jpg)
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Post by: ErikKaffehr on March 02, 2013, 04:58:21 PM
(http://echophoto.smugmug.com/Travel/US-NorthEast-National-Parks/i-hXsH6Qs/2/X2/20080914-DSC05844-X2.jpg)
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Post by: nemo295 on March 02, 2013, 05:35:29 PM
Fuzzy Dice

I've always been a sucker for pictures of fuzzy dice dangling from rear view mirrors.
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Post by: nemo295 on March 02, 2013, 11:52:45 PM
Pink, from the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BED39CmgNE8/UR16eEfmIhI/AAAAAAAABN0/tBiTE0S-WcY/s1600/car1.jpg)

Cheers,

Great shot!
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Post by: Rocco Penny on March 03, 2013, 10:44:50 AM
1930's? flatbed
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Post by: Chris Calohan on March 03, 2013, 10:56:56 AM
1930's? flatbed

Was this taken in a state park in GA? I've seen that somewhere before.
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Post by: Rocco Penny on March 03, 2013, 11:31:34 AM
Was this taken in a state park in GA? I've seen that somewhere before.
Maybe I've shown similar exposures, I know many others have.
I'm sure this one is quite unique.
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Post by: pegelli on March 03, 2013, 11:53:22 AM
A 2 HP vehicle (not 2 horse power, but 2 human power  :D)

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Post by: David Eckels on March 03, 2013, 12:27:50 PM
End of the Road
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Post by: Rob C on March 04, 2013, 03:47:42 PM
Not much to add, really, but there's a lot of this brand about.

Rob C
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Post by: Michael West on March 04, 2013, 08:02:40 PM
 abstracted from a vehicle


(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2521/3852727822_17a6a59e79_z.jpg)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3852727822/in/photostream)
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Post by: Rob C on March 05, 2013, 04:39:35 AM
abstracted from a vehicle


(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2521/3852727822_17a6a59e79_z.jpg)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3852727822/in/photostream)


Is that the new Fiat?

Rob C
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Post by: John Lamb on March 05, 2013, 05:23:14 AM
Ready for when the oil runs out.
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Post by: Bryan Conner on March 05, 2013, 07:48:13 AM
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/7647/img0732qs.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/img0732qs.jpg/)

This was taken at a car show in Friedrichshafen, Germany 3 years ago.  They had a road course set up next to the Zeppelin Hangar and the driver was really putting this Mercedes SL300 through it's paces.  The passenger probably had sore face muscles the next day because he had the same grin on his face lap after lap.
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Post by: Rob C on March 05, 2013, 10:20:43 AM
So, having felt the need to remove the sea salt from the car, I washed it at the weekend.

This morning, thanks to a light shower of rain from the south during the silent secrecy of night, we got half the Sahara deposited on my wheels. Don't you just love Mother Nature at times? Here the moral lesson for the day: a pink '59 Cadillac Coupe de Ville would be a yet greater pain.

But I don't know... certainly rather have one than a new camera.

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on March 05, 2013, 10:24:15 AM
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/7647/img0732qs.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/img0732qs.jpg/)

This was taken at a car show in Friedrichshafen, Germany 3 years ago.  They had a road course set up next to the Zeppelin Hangar and the driver was really putting this Mercedes SL300 through it's paces.  The passenger probably had sore face muscles the next day because he had the same grin on his face lap after lap.



It was a rictus of death.

Rob C
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Post by: Michael West on March 06, 2013, 07:11:12 PM

Is that the new Fiat?

Rob C

how "retro" can they go and gain any "marketshare"?
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Post by: WalterEG on March 07, 2013, 06:24:27 PM
A few of the 5 wedding cars at a wedding a few weeks ago.  I left out the two Bentleys.

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Post by: cjogo on March 07, 2013, 08:10:16 PM
About midnight  >>   Ste Maxime  Cote de Zur -- 50 sec exposure --  150mm lens
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 08, 2013, 03:30:15 PM
About midnight  >>   Ste Maxime  Cote de Zur -- 50 sec exposure --  150mm lens
The enormous eyeball and the sign add a nice touch of whimsy to the strange vehicle (and provide a nice pun, in English!   ;D )
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Post by: WalterEG on March 08, 2013, 04:53:49 PM
add a nice touch of whimsy to the strange vehicle (and provide a nice pun, in English!   ;D )

Nothing strange about the Renault Floride sportster, Eric,

When I was 16 I was so enthusiastic to have one that I seriously lusted after a 25 year dancer; not because she was a tasty morsel, but because she had a Floride.

Cheers,

W

PS: We were all young once.
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Post by: cjogo on March 08, 2013, 10:36:11 PM
Thanks I will re~title  my image > never knew the exact model /year of the Renault ~!
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Post by: Rob C on March 09, 2013, 04:28:55 AM
Nothing strange about the Renault Floride sportster, Eric,

When I was 16 I was so enthusiastic to have one that I seriously lusted after a 25 year dancer; not because she was a tasty morsel, but because she had a Floride.

Cheers,

W

PS: We were all young once.



In a Bardot film where she plays the part of the Prime Minister's daughter, she drives around Paris in one... Okay, I had already fallen for her, Bardot, but the car added that certain je ne sais quoi!

In your own case, the dancer had the car, but did you have the 8" x 10"? That was possibly the problem, the reason you didn't get the car girl. Some 16-year-olds can be quite impressive, so it didn't have to have been an age thing. I wish like hell I'd known dancers at that age. I wish I knew some now!

Rob C

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Post by: francois on March 10, 2013, 06:30:32 AM
Just a a couple of snapshots… An old Fiat in Florence.
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Post by: Rocco Penny on March 11, 2013, 09:40:03 PM
1938 Buick- part of a fleet of toys that probably totaled 2+ million
out for a nice Sunday drive I guess
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Post by: WalterEG on March 12, 2013, 04:17:27 PM
A day in the studio with some bikes and a look-see at what the Fuji X-E 1 was capable of.

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Post by: Rob C on March 13, 2013, 06:30:11 AM
Hi Walter,

Looks good on the monitor, but only you know how it worked out at 100% etc. As you're clearly a very experienced photographer and we have a long history, you know I value your opinions; so what's the judgement:

a.  can it replace the Canon for a lot of work;

b.  is what you have shot here simply an additional use that might further justify the purchase of a lighter, 'fun' camera more convenient to cart around on non-work occasions?

Rob C
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Post by: WalterEG on March 13, 2013, 09:40:28 AM
a.  can it replace the Canon for a lot of work;

Rob,

There is no real reason for one or the other.  This is shooting under very controlled circumstances and nothing would be published without finessing tonally, in which case I doubt there need be any apparent difference at all at the end of the production line.

The camera interface was very different on the shoot itself.  The live view LCD screen does facilitate getting into awkward spots.  The native ISO of 200 does lend a bit to depth of field, as does the smaller image magnification.

With the 50mm lens on the Canon and the 35mm lens on the Fuji the focussing on the Fuji was appreciably slower.  The Canon Macro 100mm and the Fuji Macro 60mm both can be very slow searching for focus.  I dare say that the Canon wins in this regard.

Like many 'rangefinder' cameras the Fuji is less happy on a tripod but then the electronic level makes keeping straight a tad easier.  (I can't recall an instance in over 40 years that I did not have a spirit level on a camera when shooting.  And, by the way, the level in the iPhone is a splendid addition.)

b.  is what you have shot here simply an additional use that might further justify the purchase of a lighter, 'fun' camera more convenient to cart around on non-work occasions?

I have really had a lot of fun with the Fuji and justification isn't all that much of a consideration.  Having said that, it is a bit of an extravagance given that I loathe digital and only engage it for commercial pursuits.  The Fuji might go to the big Ebay in the sky and the funds upgrade the Canon system.  An 85mm and an EOS 5D MkIII would probably prove handier for me after Tuesday's experience.  The Live View is the clincher.

Having had the Fuji since before Christmas I haven't actually used it as a walk-around grab camera even once.  That is the sort of shooting I use my Linhof Technika for while the Sinar is wheeled out for more serious motifs.

Probably not the sort of answer you were hoping for, but .....

Walter
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Post by: amolitor on March 13, 2013, 11:43:47 AM
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Post by: eagleyepro on March 13, 2013, 11:44:51 AM
Some fun with an old Ford..
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Post by: Rob C on March 13, 2013, 04:25:42 PM
Probably not the sort of answer you were hoping for, but .....

Walter


Nope, but the best answer. I've just ordered a manual, used, 2/35mm Nikkor AIS. It (f2.8 version) used to be my most used lens for a while... I should have bitten this particular bullet some time ago.

Thanks for the direct indirect help!

;-)

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on March 27, 2013, 10:41:19 AM
Well, despite having bitten the above bullet, the reality is that the cellphone is still more 'fun' and changes work into pleasure and mild giggle. Woe is me that I thought I could buy happiness! A snap from lunchtime.

;-)

Rob C
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Post by: caspita on March 30, 2013, 01:50:36 PM
First post on this forum!! Here is a recent shoot/edit I finished for a client.

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/Caspita33/BlackSeries_0016web_zps16695e29.jpg)
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Post by: Rob C on March 30, 2013, 03:27:12 PM
Welcome to the club - remember to keep your sense of humour primed, and your hard hat on at all times!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: caspita on March 30, 2013, 04:18:06 PM
Welcome to the club - remember to keep your sense of humour primed, and your hard hat on at all times!

;-)

Rob C

Pretty much the standard when it comes to photography forums!!! Thanks for the welcome!
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: wolfnowl on March 31, 2013, 01:48:33 AM
Hi there, and welcome to the forums!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on March 31, 2013, 08:24:54 AM
"Out to Pasture"

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8392/8604352827_cd56a5750c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: David Eckels on March 31, 2013, 08:55:06 AM
"Out to Pasture"
Couldn't resist when I saw yours, so I'll show you mine ;)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: sdwilsonsct on April 03, 2013, 06:06:47 PM
Cry Havoc and let slip the tractors of yore.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: wolfnowl on April 05, 2013, 02:08:14 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8366/8596239564_c59243d42d_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/8596239564/)
Gotta Go - My Taxi's Here! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/8596239564/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on April 05, 2013, 03:57:12 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8366/8596239564_c59243d42d_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/8596239564/)
Gotta Go - My Taxi's Here! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/8596239564/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr

Mike.



Some cars just look 'rich'. It's that mixture of understatement, solidity and paintwork sans pareil. After some two years of experience I would definitively state that my Ford Fiesta need not apply.

Got a lump in the throat yestarday afternoon: was walking through the old town of Pollensa with my daughter, and there, parked with a ticket, stood Rusty, my old Escort XRi. Dirty, filthy wheels and unloved. I had to pat him and whisper an apology. Wish I'd kept him. Just like the 500 Series 'blads, then. Enjoy yours, Walter.

;-(

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: francois on April 05, 2013, 07:46:24 AM
Gotta Go - My Taxi's Here![/url] by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr

Mike.

Mike,
You didn't told us about your new car.  :D
Taking photos with those dark - big stopper - windows is probably not so easy…
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: francois on April 05, 2013, 07:50:40 AM
Oldtimer MG, in a dark underground parking lot…
Title: Different kind of vehicle!
Post by: gerafotografija on April 06, 2013, 02:43:50 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: ced on April 07, 2013, 03:57:29 PM
Here is one from today.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: wolfnowl on April 08, 2013, 03:04:14 AM
Nice kitty!
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on April 08, 2013, 03:50:27 AM
Nice kitty!


You're right! It just shows how much has been lost in modern car design, or at least in the non-exotic sports range. Just look at the bland Mercedes, Jaguar and Cadillac of today if you doubt my point. Lumps. Very expensive lumps, but lumps nonetheless.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on April 14, 2013, 01:40:39 PM
Cheer up; tomorrow's Monday and the world starts up again. Usually.

http://youtu.be/R4RUXrbLVYA

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Randy Carone on April 15, 2013, 04:25:08 PM
A rockin' good time. Love the Dakota Red Fender Stratocaster.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on April 15, 2013, 04:56:30 PM
A rockin' good time. Love the Dakota Red Fender Stratocaster.


What kind of freakin' car is that?

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on April 16, 2013, 08:53:11 AM

What kind of freakin' car is that?

;-)

Rob C

With the right "driver," a damn fast one!
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on April 16, 2013, 09:49:21 AM
With the right "driver," a damn fast one!


I flew in a Dakota once. It was my first civilian flight. Well, they have all been civilian flights, but you know what I mean.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on April 18, 2013, 03:24:03 AM
Cadillac, the brand.

I often wondered about its genesis, and now I think I know.

From Wiki, regarding that town on the Garonne:

"The name of the commune was adopted by Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, the founder of Detroit and Governor of Louisiana, on his arrival to what is now the United States. The Cadillac division of General Motors, and Cadillac, Michigan are named after him."

At the same time, my thoughts for the people of West, Texas. Maybe this disaster will cause changes to town/factory planning laws, depending on the nature of products being employed in manufacture. Let's hope there were no intended causes to this latest horror.

Rob C



Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: WalterEG on April 20, 2013, 05:30:43 AM
I wonder if this link will work:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/Sheetshooter/Hudson.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Sheetshooter/media/Hudson.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on April 20, 2013, 06:21:57 AM
Indeed it did, Walter; found therein a shot called Car Insurance that I think is from an advertising series shot by the late Bob Carlos Clarke: it shows a Porche half-way through a railing with a pretty lady showing off her rear curves the while - the presumed villain of the piece, the perpetrator of distractions

Those were the days of ideas...

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on April 25, 2013, 09:37:45 AM
Another brilliant spring day in the Baleares.

Cold, windy, cloudy and the gales from the Sahara have brought mud in place of cleansing rain.

This guy would have been better off staying at home. I tell all the tourists that, but still they persist...

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: francois on April 25, 2013, 10:24:06 AM
Another brilliant spring day in the Baleares.

Cold, windy, cloudy and the gales from the Sahara have brought mud in place of cleansing rain.

This guy would have been better off staying at home. I tell all the tourists that, but still they persist...

;-)

Rob C

Very nice BMW! Nowadays, BMWs are more likely to wear a dark gray or anthracite and without the racing stripes…
Title: Triumph and Rider
Post by: Michael West on April 27, 2013, 12:40:57 PM
 
(http://i43.tinypic.com/mixzo.jpg)

Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on April 30, 2013, 10:16:49 AM
Just caught this one as the top was comimg down...

Long aquaplane from California to the Balearics!

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 02, 2013, 06:59:02 PM
Saw this one just the other day in Western Massachusetts. I wasn't sure whether to post here or in the "For Sale" thread.

May need a tune-up and a few other minor details, but it comes with snow-chains already installed.

Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on May 03, 2013, 05:19:20 AM
Saw this one just the other day in Western Massachusetts. I wasn't sure whether to post here or in the "For Sale" thread.

May need a tune-up and a few other minor details, but it comes with snow-chains already installed.





That's exactly what Fred is looking for: he can spend a week/ten days tops restoring that basic mobile and end up with a classical edition that would be perfect for cruising down the streets of Madrid. Assigments and stardom would come knocking, with wheels like that! Dinos are dime-a-dozen.

If he passes, let me make an offer.

After which, I promise to learn how to sing. And play guitar and/or piano.

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 03, 2013, 09:05:09 AM
Make an offer, Fred?   ;D
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: woodrowcampbell on May 04, 2013, 11:38:03 AM
Leica S + 35mm.

(http://www.woodycampbell.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/20130504-L1000886-1335.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Steve Weldon on June 05, 2013, 11:36:11 PM
An Iphone pic my sister took of my son and his new car, a 1991 BMW 328is (s I'm told is for lightweight sport version) mechanically and outside restored, we only have o finish the interior.  I''m not sure what makes a kid desire an old 150hp car when there are plenty of much more powerful V8's in the same or cheaper price category.  He's grinning ear to ear our entire drive back (we flew out from Illinois to LA to get a rust free version) and I must say it's smooth and runs very well.  So far were getting 31-33mpg.. not sure if that' good for this car.  The police are attracted to this car like white on rice.. so far I've been issued 2 warnings and him 3..  No tickets yet.

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/car4.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: MattNQ on June 06, 2013, 02:35:20 AM
Does this count as a vehicle?

Steampunk display in Oamaru, NZ
Apologies for the HDR-ish processing in advance - seemed to suit the unusual subject at the time....In hindsight, I am not sure ;D

(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/Landscapes/South-Island-Perspectives/i-NgPbcGm/0/XL/P9117329mod1-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on June 06, 2013, 05:03:47 AM
An Iphone pic my sister took of my son and his new car, a 1991 BMW 328is (s I'm told is for lightweight sport version) mechanically and outside restored, we only have o finish the interior.  I''m not sure what makes a kid desire an old 150hp car when there are plenty of much more powerful V8's in the same or cheaper price category.  He's grinning ear to ear our entire drive back (we flew out from Illinois to LA to get a rust free version) and I must say it's smooth and runs very well.  So far were getting 31-33mpg.. not sure if that' good for this car.  The police are attracted to this car like white on rice.. so far I've been issued 2 warnings and him 3..  No tickets yet.

(http://www.bangkokdigitalimaging.com/photos/car4.jpg)


It's a reversed manifestation of the American Dream, Steve: you guys fancy European rust and I drool over the idea of a '59 Coupe de Ville.

Beware the rear suspension of that Beemer; I'm told it's not the more stable sort found on later models... in other words, you can lose the tail quite easily, especially if it rains. Or so they say. Either way, take care, both of you. But it certainly looks very cool.

However, it isn't only BMW: I know a lawyer who sold a 911 because it was impossible in the wet. My bro'n'lo and his wife are both Merc fans - they have now dumped her SLK for a new A-Class because neither his Brabus nor her sports job were any good on ice or snow and the daughter wanted her FWD Corsa back! They should have learned to drive.

Thank goodness relative poverty has made me careful and I have a Fiesta. (Well, that's my face-saving story and I better stick to it.)

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Riaan van Wyk on June 06, 2013, 02:16:37 PM
An Iphone pic my sister took of my son and his new car, a 1991 BMW 328is (s I'm told is for lightweight sport version) mechanically and outside restored..

Steve, we only got the 328 motor in the later E36, not the E30 as pictured. BUT, we had a homegrown 155 kw 325iS called the "Shadowline" and later a homegrown 333i. I used to drool ( and still do) over a henna red one that lived in my street. That straight six's howl sends shivers down one's spine when at full tilt...

http://www.alpina-archive.com/?page_id=7678

http://www.alpina-archive.com/?page_id=7671&nmt=333i
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Steve Weldon on June 07, 2013, 06:17:22 PM

It's a reversed manifestation of the American Dream, Steve: you guys fancy European rust and I drool over the idea of a '59 Coupe de Ville.

Beware the rear suspension of that Beemer; I'm told it's not the more stable sort found on later models... in other words, you can lose the tail quite easily, especially if it rains. Or so they say. Either way, take care, both of you. But it certainly looks very cool.

However, it isn't only BMW: I know a lawyer who sold a 911 because it was impossible in the wet. My bro'n'lo and his wife are both Merc fans - they have now dumped her SLK for a new A-Class because neither his Brabus nor her sports job were any good on ice or snow and the daughter wanted her FWD Corsa back! They should have learned to drive.

Thank goodness relative poverty has made me careful and I have a Fiesta. (Well, that's my face-saving story and I better stick to it.)

;-)

Rob C

1.  We just like cars.  All of them.   We just returned home after a 2300 mile return trip and the car  ran like a top the entire time.  It also revealed it's personality in the form of a few rough edges we'll sort out as time goes on.

2.  I've heard of this..  Hopefully with the new springs, shocks, poly bushings, and lowering.. it will be a better performer.  The guy even added an M3 steering rack.  It handles somewhere between a car and a go kart.. :)

3.  After this trip I hope you don't mind sliding over and sharing your seat with me. :)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Steve Weldon on June 07, 2013, 06:22:05 PM
Steve, we only got the 328 motor in the later E36, not the E30 as pictured. BUT, we had a homegrown 155 kw 325iS called the "Shadowline" and later a homegrown 333i. I used to drool ( and still do) over a henna red one that lived in my street. That straight six's howl sends shivers down one's spine when at full tilt...

http://www.alpina-archive.com/?page_id=7678

http://www.alpina-archive.com/?page_id=7671&nmt=333i


I'm surprised how smooth this engine is all the way and past redline.   It has one of those tuner car mufflers and tips that totally destroy the sound.. the drone on the highway is terrible.. exactly like a Cessna..
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on June 07, 2013, 06:58:22 PM
1.  We just like cars.  All of them.   We just returned home after a 2300 mile return trip and the car  ran like a top the entire time.  It also revealed it's personality in the form of a few rough edges we'll sort out as time goes on.

2.  I've heard of this..  Hopefully with the new springs, shocks, poly bushings, and lowering.. it will be a better performer.  The guy even added an M3 steering rack.  It handles somewhere between a car and a go kart.. :)

3.  After this trip I hope you don't mind sliding over and sharing your seat with me. :)



No trouble at all, but in the meantime, try one of those air cushions for folks with medical conditions!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Sanggay on June 08, 2013, 12:27:02 AM
A junk car.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on June 08, 2013, 04:19:46 AM
Steve, we only got the 328 motor in the later E36, not the E30 as pictured. BUT, we had a homegrown 155 kw 325iS called the "Shadowline" and later a homegrown 333i. I used to drool ( and still do) over a henna red one that lived in my street. That straight six's howl sends shivers down one's spine when at full tilt...

http://www.alpina-archive.com/?page_id=7678

http://www.alpina-archive.com/?page_id=7671&nmt=333i




The BMW that most captured my lust was the 850. Saw very few of them, and the single review I remember claimed that it steamed up badly inside and make vision pretty poor (which was one way in which my Escorts were similar to a Beemer early in the morning). Who cares? Who needs to drive it? Just dry-drool over it!

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on June 08, 2013, 10:12:07 AM
The BMW that most captured my lust was the 850...

Funny taste you have, Rob. That was the car of choice for Russian mafia in the 90s.  ;)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on June 08, 2013, 10:23:05 AM
Funny taste you have, Rob. That was the car of choice for Russian mafia in the 90s.  ;)


Maybe it was too cold in Russia for the mist to be able to form inside?

Being an honourable man never meant you had no taste; being a capo dei capi meant you could indulge it. Whether you had it or not.

That makes a sort of natural sense, in a way.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on June 08, 2013, 10:29:49 AM
Maybe it was too cold in Russia for the mist to be able to form inside?...

No, it meant you had to scrap the ice from inside too :)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on June 10, 2013, 11:22:34 AM
http://youtu.be/4KAE1LaoT0o

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: WalterEG on July 07, 2013, 06:41:49 PM
Not sure if these should be here or in the CellPhone thread.  Distracted on the way to lunch and out with the iPhone5:

Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: IndyFab on July 19, 2013, 03:32:42 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7053/8691661606_3704336d5c_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/settntrenz/8691661606/)
IMG_5948 (C) All Rights Reserved (http://www.flickr.com/photos/settntrenz/8691661606/) by Sett N trenZ (http://www.flickr.com/people/settntrenz/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/8691683968_dd4a6c92d1_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/settntrenz/8691683968/)
IMG_5929  (C) All Rights Reserved (http://www.flickr.com/photos/settntrenz/8691683968/) by Sett N trenZ (http://www.flickr.com/people/settntrenz/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/8690426881_3f2492cd09_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/settntrenz/8690426881/)
IMG_5932  (C) All Rights Reserved (http://www.flickr.com/photos/settntrenz/8690426881/) by Sett N trenZ (http://www.flickr.com/people/settntrenz/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8546/8690721425_cf615a6961_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/settntrenz/8690721425/)
IMG_5977  (C) All Rights Reserved (http://www.flickr.com/photos/settntrenz/8690721425/) by Sett N trenZ (http://www.flickr.com/people/settntrenz/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: wolfnowl on July 19, 2013, 03:37:36 PM
Northwest Deuce Days show is this Sunday here in Victoria.  The last one was in 2010, IIRC.  Should be fun!

Here's a shot from the last one...

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4088/4847214393_254665d854_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/4847214393/)
1939 Chev Coupe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/4847214393/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on July 19, 2013, 05:53:16 PM
Not sure if these should be here or in the CellPhone thread.  Distracted on the way to lunch and out with the iPhone5:




How come I missed this thread recently?

I saw a Ferrari sitting beside the boats yesterday and also today. Unfortunately, it's black and looks nothing. I didn't even withdraw the cellphone from my pocket.

Why the hell do people do this? If you want to be flamboyant, just friggin' do it! I don't know what's worse - yellow or black. Maybe a black body with a yellow roof?

;-(

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: WalterEG on July 19, 2013, 06:37:30 PM
How come I missed this thread recently?

Rob,

You might also have missed one a little closer to your heart on the "Without Prejudice 2" thread.

W
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on July 20, 2013, 03:28:35 AM
Rob,

You might also have missed one a little closer to your heart on the "Without Prejudice 2" thread.

W



Aha, a little Southern Hemisphere horticulture, then!

The complications of the blood rushing from one's head are too complex to contemplate! Reverse principles obviously apply to many unexpected events where expectations (and applications) might prove quite different to northern reality.

How do I get this person out of bed? The contrasts, attractions and possibilities of the southern life grow by the day!

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: -Tom- on July 20, 2013, 03:43:31 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/9322124189_e3e258a0e3_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: wolfnowl on July 25, 2013, 02:28:09 AM
Some images from the show on Sunday last:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2809/9360836375_d613f3d36c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9360836375/)
1932 Ford Roadster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9360836375/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3784/9360837483_22077f12e0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9360837483/)
1940 Ford Tudor (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9360837483/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/9360838743_8be187c83d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9360838743/)
1940 Ford Tudor (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9360838743/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2809/9360839597_f779e325f6_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9360839597/)
1932 Ford Roadster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9360839597/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2887/9360840307_77e2cdfa01_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9360840307/)
1932 Ford Roadster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9360840307/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3668/9360841427_ff45234249_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9360841427/)
1941 Chevy Tudor (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9360841427/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5465/9363620406_bb8c5b9387_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9363620406/)
1935 Ford Tudor Pickup (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9363620406/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr

The yellow Chevy took me a couple of days to work on... Started with 16 images, shot handheld from about 3 feet away (to avoid the crowds), and combined those into two (overlapping) panoramas, then joined those two into one.  Could have used fewer images, but I wanted lots of overlap because of the angle/distortion.  Some overlay/masking and some healing to deal with stitching errors then a walk through Lightroom.

The last one's my favourite.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on August 18, 2013, 09:47:45 PM
For Rob:

Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on August 19, 2013, 04:34:55 AM
Funny how you can miss these threads once they drop below the immediate visual radar.

Mike, great Ford shots, and whilst I like your last one (your favourite) I think I prefer either the first of the fourth, probably the fourth (the c/up of the red light) because of the darkness surrounding the bright colour... interesting mood, mystery!

Slobodan: I can tell you something that is an amazing condemnation of the modern: my tiny Fiesta is but a fraction of the size of the Galaxie, but I would park the Galaxie any day in preference to the Fiesta. Reversing it is done by sound: scrape, bang or twang. You can see zilch lookiing out of the rear or rear side-windows. Well, you can see branches where there are high trees.

The last car that I owned that permitted easy reversing was my Humber Sceptre, bought in '74 and traded for the Fiat X1/9 in '79 - you could see all four corners. Reversing? On my later cars you couldn't/can't even see the front corners! Yet another example of the lost Golden Age! With the Fiat, if you flipped up the folding/disappearing headlights, you could get an indication of the front, sort of. The later Alfasud was certifiably blind going backwards. But it had a smashing Boxer engine!

Speaking of such Ages, I remember watching a music docu. of the Stones with Chuck Berry, where the camera goes to his motor museum... seems he clung onto all his wheels because he didn't like getting creamed by dealer trades, which you can deduce from his own songs.

http://youtu.be/BK_ZP6dN6sU

Sad end for a beautiful Caddy!

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 24, 2013, 11:51:38 AM
Some more blasts from the past.

Nope, no musical link: you obviously already know it already.

Rob C

Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: John Lamb on September 24, 2013, 10:50:41 PM
Built for comfort, not speed.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 25, 2013, 04:05:16 AM
Built for comfort, not speed.


John, what on Earth was that when it was a car?

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 25, 2013, 09:27:49 AM

John, what on Earth was that when it was a car?

Rob C
Obviously a Buick. Note the signature "Buick holes" on the side of the hood.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on September 25, 2013, 11:08:08 AM
Obviously a Buick. Note the signature "Buick holes" on the side of the hood.




May well be - though I thought the 'holes', from the 50s onwards, lived on the side of the wings.

Are these modified bodies street-legal in the States or just made for shows? Other than for driving on frozen lakes, I can't imagine a street where they wouldn't get beached! I'm led to believe that in today's Britain they wouldn't even manage ten feet. Here, they couldn't even move off the carpark. For the past thirty-two years the local council comes around every two or three years and dumps tar into the holes (road holes, not Buick); they have never surfaced the local road properly, but they do nonetheless collect the council rates for it in full every year...

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Mjollnir on September 25, 2013, 01:39:04 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5462/9933523693_56b75b721e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9933523693/)
Bodie, Blue Ford, Detail (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9933523693/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 25, 2013, 01:42:25 PM


May well be - though I thought the 'holes', from the 50s onwards, lived on the side of the wings.

Are these modified bodies street-legal in the States or just made for shows? Other than for driving on frozen lakes, I can't imagine a street where they wouldn't get beached! I'm led to believe that in today's Britain they wouldn't even manage ten feet. Here, they couldn't even move off the carpark. For the past thirty-two years the local council comes around every two or three years and dumps tar into the holes (road holes, not Buick); they have never surfaced the local road properly, but they do nonetheless collect the council rates for it in full every year...

Rob C
I stopped paying much attention to American cars after the fifties, but just about a week ago I was parked beside a quite new-looking car that I didn't recognize at all until I saw the old familiar holes on the side of the hood.

As for the car in John Lamb's photo, I certainly wouldn't try driving it to the Racetrack in Death Valley.

Eric
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Post by: John Lamb on September 25, 2013, 06:19:15 PM
Rob, it is a 1950 Buick Special Sedanette. According to NZ vehicle registration.
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Post by: John Lamb on September 25, 2013, 06:22:59 PM
A Ford V8 in Oamaru, NZ. Used every day.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 25, 2013, 07:59:32 PM
A Ford V8 in Oamaru, NZ. Used every day.
That's a beauty!
I wonder if it has a rumble seat, or just a "trunk" in the rear.
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Post by: John Lamb on September 25, 2013, 09:10:39 PM
Quote
That's a beauty!
I wonder if it has a rumble seat, or just a "trunk" in the rear.

Thanks Eric. I have seen this around town a few times, but never found the owner to ask.
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Post by: John Lamb on September 27, 2013, 05:57:33 PM
1954 MG TF1250
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Post by: WalterEG on September 27, 2013, 06:55:06 PM
I had an infants school teacher who had a brand spanking new one of these in about 1957.

I was far too young and innocent to appreciate what astriking woman she was, but I did save my pocket money and buy a Dinky Toys model of it to try and impress her ..... at age 8.

Cheers for the memories,

Walter
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Post by: John Lamb on September 27, 2013, 07:54:06 PM
Happy days Walter.
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Post by: wolfnowl on September 28, 2013, 01:33:00 AM
Thanks, folks!  I've missed this thread.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: John Lamb on September 28, 2013, 09:01:14 PM
1936 Triumph Gloria Southern Cross. Anyone have any info on the Triumph Southern Cross?
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Post by: WalterEG on September 29, 2013, 01:52:58 AM
I know nothing of that model but I do know that is is an exquisite image.

Cheers,

W
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 29, 2013, 09:23:39 AM
Why did they leave such a gorgeous machine out in the rain?
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Post by: francois on September 30, 2013, 06:44:44 AM
Why did they leave such a gorgeous machine out in the rain?


It's a British car… engineered for rain!  :D
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 30, 2013, 09:20:28 AM
It's a British car… engineered for rain!  :D
Got it. I should have realized that it was just English sunshine I was seeing, not "rain."  :D
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Chris Calohan on November 03, 2013, 02:29:44 PM
Hey Little Cobra, don't ya know you're going to shut 'em down

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/10653317586_ac8fe6bf29_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on November 03, 2013, 04:56:14 PM
Hey Little Cobra, don't ya know you're going to shut 'em down

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/10653317586_ac8fe6bf29_b.jpg)


Rip Chords.

http://youtu.be/zPOqvkmSAU8

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: wolfnowl on November 04, 2013, 01:53:38 AM
An old friend of a friend in Toronto has one.  Said he's been pulled over doing the speed limit just because it 'looks fast'.

Mike.

Well done, BTW!
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Post by: Chris Calohan on November 04, 2013, 04:33:12 PM
Thanks...so has the guy who drives this. He had a Highway Patrolman pull up next to him at a light and tell him to slow down...dead serious.
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Post by: Rob C on November 04, 2013, 04:35:10 PM
Funny taste you have, Rob. That was the car of choice for Russian mafia in the 90s.  ;)


Slobodan a terrible thought: maybe those accidental ears in the Directors' Suite were not accidental, but a touch of the Dorian Gray's?

Rob C
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Post by: James Clark on November 05, 2013, 05:53:23 PM
Haven't posted in awhile, but I recently got the chance to shoot the United States Vintage Racing Championships at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tx.  Came away with mostly action shots, but a few static shots that framed up nicely :)

(http://www.jclarkgallery.com/photos/formulalotus.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: wmchauncey on November 05, 2013, 07:37:39 PM
A couple from a recent car show

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/Callaway-copy-2.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/Callaway-copy-2.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/auto-reflection-side-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/auto-reflection-side-copy.jpg.html)
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Post by: wolfnowl on November 07, 2013, 01:23:02 AM
The first one's very nice.  The third one's a little over the top for me.  :)

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Seoonmie on November 09, 2013, 12:10:03 PM
When on the road, follow the local regulations;)

Ullapool, Scotland, June 2nd, 2013

(http://jjuntunen.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Skotlanti_2013/0206_Ullapool-9078.jpg/_smaller.jpg)
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Post by: cunim on November 09, 2013, 01:11:34 PM
Lots of wear, but I should move so well at 80.
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Post by: John Lamb on November 09, 2013, 01:32:03 PM
1930 Marmon Rossevelt. Believed to be only 2 in New Zealand.
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Post by: RobbieV on November 11, 2013, 07:12:20 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8555/10252721893_63ea4bfc01_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vizereveals/10252721893/)
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Post by: wolfnowl on November 12, 2013, 01:29:06 AM
Moved into classics, I see.  Thanks for sharing them!

Mike.
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Post by: Rob C on November 12, 2013, 04:34:03 AM
One thing about Harley Earl: he did more for my visual pleasure than did anybody at Jaguar or Rolls-Royce!

Rob C
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Post by: WalterEG on January 12, 2014, 05:38:43 PM
Primarily for Rob,

A bygone English chariot parked at a bygone Art Deco service station in a light industrial area.

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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 12, 2014, 11:26:21 PM
I just ran across a print of a vehicle I owned some fifty years ago.
Can anyone guess what kind of engine it has in it?
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Post by: Bryan Conner on January 13, 2014, 12:20:11 AM
Looks like a VW.
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Post by: degrub on January 13, 2014, 12:59:17 AM
http://youtu.be/tbFu1r_erw0
Yeah, doesn't quite appear to match this one.
Frank
Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: WalterEG on January 13, 2014, 01:12:44 AM
Well, wasn't the Volkswagen the poor man's Porsche?
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Post by: Rob C on January 13, 2014, 03:40:14 AM
I just ran across a print of a vehicle I owned some fifty years ago.
Can anyone guess what kind of engine it has in it?





Air-cooled?

Rob C

Title: Re: Love those Vehicles!!
Post by: Rob C on January 13, 2014, 03:46:05 AM
Primarily for Rob,

A bygone English chariot parked at a bygone Art Deco service station in a light industrial area.






Hi Walter,

I remember those well; they stick in my mind as being early examples of silver paint, though I might just as easily be confused. Confused, as I also recall early pissing contests between twelve-year-olds too, where gravity played no apparent part in the proceedings. Must be all in the mind, if not on the top of the head...

That was most certainly not a Golden Age.

Rob C
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 13, 2014, 10:54:15 AM
Looks like a VW.
Bryan wins the Kewpie Doll!

And yes, this was from the famous "356" series. The Carrera was Porsche's top of the line model at the time (the speedometer read up to 160 MPH or 260 KPH), and this one had been used exclusively for racing about 10,000 miles. By then the engine was shot and someone replaced it with a Porsche Super engine which for a year or two had roller bearings instead of plain bearings. My brother and I bought it with the Super engine and enjoyed it for a while until the bearings burnt out. My repair guy had a VW engine available which he plugged in as a loaner to keep me driving until he could replace the Porsche bearings.

This was during the winter, and it was soon enough after Porsche split off from Volkswagen that the VW engine just popped right in and everything connected perfectly --- except the heater ducts. So I went that winter without heat in a Porsche with a VW engine and no heater.

One of my finest moments in that car was when I was waiting at a red traffic light when a Triumph came roaring up behind me, sounding as if he wanted to drag. As soon as he got close enough to read "Carrera" he calmed down and became very sedate, never realizing how slow my zero-to-sixty time would have been.

Ah, the good old days!
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Post by: Rob C on January 13, 2014, 12:02:55 PM
Bryan wins the Kewpie Doll!

And yes, this was from the famous "356" series. The Carrera was Porsche's top of the line model at the time (the speedometer read up to 160 MPH or 260 KPH), and this one had been used exclusively for racing about 10,000 miles. By then the engine was shot and someone replaced it with a Porsche Super engine which for a year or two had roller bearings instead of plain bearings. My brother and I bought it with the Super engine and enjoyed it for a while until the bearings burnt out. My repair guy had a VW engine available which he plugged in as a loaner to keep me driving until he could replace the Porsche bearings.

This was during the winter, and it was soon enough after Porsche split off from Volkswagen that the VW engine just popped right in and everything connected perfectly --- except the heater ducts. So I went that winter without heat in a Porsche with a VW engine and no heater.

One of my finest moments in that car was when I was waiting at a red traffic light when a Triumph came roaring up behind me, sounding as if he wanted to drag. As soon as he got close enough to read "Carrera" he calmed down and became very sedate, never realizing how slow my zero-to-sixty time would have been.

Ah, the good old days!




That is a wonderful introduction to the mind arts of the photographic firmament!

Rob C
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 13, 2014, 12:53:51 PM


That is a wonderful introduction to the mind arts of the photographic firmament!

Rob C
Visuals can be effective. I'm considering putting a "Carrera" label on the back of my bicycle, but somehow I don't think that would work as well.
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Post by: Rob C on January 13, 2014, 02:31:20 PM
Visuals can be effective. I'm considering putting a "Carrera" label on the back of my bicycle, but somehow I don't think that would work as well.



You never know! I've seen old white vans claiming to be recycled Ferrari. They get treated with respect.

Rob C
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 13, 2014, 04:20:57 PM

You never know! I've seen old white vans claiming to be recycled Ferrari. They get treated with respect.

Rob C
I might try that. Or maybe Bugatti. I believe it was old man Bugatti who once famously said, "Cars were made to go, not stop."
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Post by: Steve Weldon on January 13, 2014, 04:38:00 PM
I might try that. Or maybe Bugatti. I believe it was old man Bugatti who once famously said, "Cars were made to go, not stop."


I'm pretty sure that was the year his first hydraulic brakes failed.   


I'm just sayin...

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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 13, 2014, 06:32:22 PM
I'm pretty sure that was the year his first hydraulic brakes failed.   


I'm just sayin...


I think you're right. And I suspect that's what prompted his comment.
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Post by: MattNQ on January 13, 2014, 10:41:16 PM
Does this count as a vehicle if it is missing a few bits....?? ;D

(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/Travel-/Mount-Mulligan-and-surrounds/i-Gts2GJF/0/L/P9261186mod2-L.jpg)
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 13, 2014, 11:48:00 PM
Sure it does.
It's a good companion for Mike's post #55, Rocco's #201, or my #256 in this thread.
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Post by: wolfnowl on January 14, 2014, 02:02:23 AM
Sure it does.
It's a good companion for Mike's post #55, Rocco's #201, or my #256 in this thread.


Indeed!

Mike.
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Post by: Riaan van Wyk on January 15, 2014, 01:28:52 PM
I have fond "young man"  memories of VW's, one of them was the reliability. I can't ever remember breaking down in one. And the smell of a Beetle's interior- why do they all smell the same? Maybe it was the stuffing they used in the seats, who knows.

After lusting after the " SO CAL" look of the Beetles with dropped suspensions as seen in the imported US magazines  I eventualy got one of them, a 1969 model but sporting a 2.1L liquid cooled flat four from the Microbus line. I eventualy fitted it with two 38IDA Webers and scared the crap out of the local hot shots in their Golf GTI's.

But then I grew up and bought a 4x4.
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Post by: Rob C on January 15, 2014, 04:01:13 PM
I have fond "young man"  memories of VW's, one of them was the reliability. I can't ever remember breaking down in one. And the smell of a Beetle's interior- why do they all smell the same? Maybe it was the stuffing they used in the seats, who knows.

After lusting after the " SO CAL" look of the Beetles with dropped suspensions as seen in the imported US magazines  I eventualy got one of them, a 1969 model but sporting a 2.1L liquid cooled flat four from the Microbus line. I eventualy fitted it with two 38IDA Webers and scared the crap out of the local hot shots in their Golf GTI's.

But then I grew up and bought a 4x4.


That was your big mistake: you should have bought a Hasselblad and moved to SoCal instead. And so should I, but probably wouldn't have been allowed in.

;-)

Rob C

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Post by: wolfnowl on January 17, 2014, 02:58:11 AM
I can think of worse jobs: http://eastonchang.com/

Mike.
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Post by: Chris Calohan on January 20, 2014, 08:38:37 PM
I know this Volkswagon is at least 20 yeas old but have no clue as to year or model. Wish I could have gotten better shots, but he was dodging seagull poop and there were lots of objects between him and the camera...surely someone out there knows this car.

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Post by: degrub on January 20, 2014, 10:58:06 PM
Type 3 Fastback, i reckon.

Frank
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Post by: Riaan van Wyk on January 21, 2014, 01:40:25 PM
Type 3 Fastback, i reckon.

Frank

I think you are right Frank. Can't remember them being available here in South Africa though.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 21, 2014, 03:35:16 PM
You're probably right.

I was going to say, "It's not a real VW; only the original Bug is the Real Thing," but I think I won't.
That was a fine machine, with its double rear windows, the reserve fuel tank lever, and those charming "flipper" turn signals!
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Post by: Chris Calohan on January 26, 2014, 01:00:37 PM
57 Dodge (under restoration - and may be for awhile)

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Post by: francois on January 27, 2014, 11:43:37 AM
Another one taken in Paris…
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Post by: Rob C on January 27, 2014, 12:21:16 PM
Another one taken in Paris…


Ideas of that type had filled my mind whilst I still had the Escort. Unfortunately, in later life it seemed to need new panels painted every year, so doing a total paint job would have been more than it was worth at twelve years of age, and anyhow, I don't know of a single place here that could do that sort of artwork. A straight, lasting paint replacement on a wing or roof seemed to be asking the impossible. I must have dropped about €2000 on paint in the last two years of having that car... with the official Ford garage, too.

That's why I sold it and got the new Fiesta.

It had only done about 60,000 miles (the Escort) as far as I can remember, nothing at all for an 1800cc engine that was well-serviced.

I really envy those places where there is this ethos of car-art, and the means of doing it properly.

Rob C
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Post by: francois on January 29, 2014, 04:46:01 AM
Well, if you can't have your brand new Fiesta painted in Mallorca then you can acquire the car with the splendid paint job. It was in an auction sale on Champs Elysées. I didn't bother to ask the starting price.
 :D
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Post by: wmchauncey on January 29, 2014, 12:05:50 PM
Just a couple...three

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/Callaway-copy-1.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/Callaway-copy-1.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/auto-reflection-side-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/auto-reflection-side-copy.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/old-car-in-mtns-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/old-car-in-mtns-copy.jpg.html)
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Post by: wolfnowl on August 12, 2014, 07:44:41 PM
This thread needs to be reactivated...

The Blethering Place Collector Car Festival, last Sunday:

1955 Chevy
1967 Corvette
1932 Ford Model A Delux
1955 Thunderbird and Oak Bay 'Heritage' sign
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Post by: wolfnowl on August 12, 2014, 07:45:40 PM
A few more from the same show:

1955 Ford Thunderbird
1965 Factory Five HC Cobra
1937 Packard 115-C
1950 Studebaker Champion
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Post by: wolfnowl on August 12, 2014, 07:47:14 PM
Last ones. I was fairly selective this year as I still have car show images from the last 5(?) years I've yet to look at.

1934 Ford Tudor
1950 Studebaker Champion
(didn't catch the year of the last one)