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  1. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

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  2. BillN

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    This thread should run and run

    here is my MGB which is now enjoying the sun of SW France

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  3. Christilou

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    It just so happens that I photographed my car's backside as we finished our walk on Sunday. I'm afraid it's rather grubby!

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  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

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  5. Boyzo

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    Very sexy Herman
    The best convertible for sensible peeps (other than the S2000) :biggrin:
     
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  6. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    vroom vroom Herman

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    A golfs view trying to catch up :rolleyes:
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  7. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

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    miata may be fine and have rwd... but my 9 year old barchetta turns little boys heads wherever i go

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  8. flipGTO

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    my buddy's 240sx with an LS1 swapped into it
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  10. ajramirez

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  11. chuckgoolsbee

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    This car is under my careā€¦ I can't really claim to "own" it because it is a family heirloom of sorts. It was my father's car and I plan to pass it along to my sons. It is a 1965 E-type Jaguar. My father bought it as a "junker" and as a retirement project restored it back to "driver" condition. He & I drove it in many vintage car events, most of them rallies where long distances were covered.

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    Cars must be driven, and this car is driven often, and driven as its designers intended: hard. The last chapter of the owner's manual is all about prepping the car for competition driving. A refreshing breeze from a past without excessive litigation!

    Last year I drove it from Seattle to LA and back with my sons (one southbound, the other north). This year I drove it all over the northern Rockies: Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, and Montana.

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    Many of the styling cues on the Mazda that started this thread were inspired by the E-type Jaguar. Malcolm Sayer, the E-type's designer referred to himself as an "aerodynamicist" rather than a designer, and based this on mathematical studies of ovoid shapes. He had worked at Bristol Aircraft during the war and was involved in many iconic aircraft and automobiles, including the C-type, D-type, and XJ-13.

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    It is wonderful to drive. It is visceral, yet refined. It is essentially a refinement of the D-type race car that dominated the 24 Hours at Le Mans throughout the 50s - with a monocoque chassis and a tube-frame forward of the firewall. It has four-wheel disc brakes, and a fully independent rear suspension, which makes for amazing handling, even at extreme speeds. It is very predictable with a slight bias toward oversteer. It never breaks away without plenty of prior warning.

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    It is powered by the iconic Jaguar XK inline-six engine. It is a big-bore, long-stroke, triple-carburetted, hemi-headed, twin-overhead cam work of art. The sound it makes has been called "Sir William's Sixth Symphony" after Sir William Lyon, Jaguar's founder. The sound is unique, and to a true gearhead it is a heavenly tune.
     
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  12. f6cvalkyrie

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  13. flipGTO

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    and a front profile taken with my E-30
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  14. Herman

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    Nice car, which make?
    I have had 3 turbocharged cars. I blew up one of them !
    I'm away, taking a look at a motorcycle: the Hayabusa from Suzuki...
    In need of speed on the german Autobahn...
     
  15. BillN

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    Herman - that's a Vauxhall or Opel or Holden - all the same - i.e. General Motors
     
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  16. walt_tbay

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    Here's a picture of my 2008 Altima Coupe taken with my Panasonic GF1 using the 14-140mm Lumix lens :thumbup:

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  17. BBW

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    MINI Cooper Clubman in the snow

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    An oldie but a goodie w/E-P2
     
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  18. flipGTO

    flipGTO Mu-43 Regular

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    Its actually a Pontiac GTO (I'm in the US) with a Holden Monaro (Australian) conversion.
     
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  19. f6cvalkyrie

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    Miniatures, but still cars :rolleyes:

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    G1 with 45-200mm kit lens

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  20. Herman

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    Good morning everyone.

    We got: Mazda, MGB, Mini (BLMW), Fiat, Honda, Lotus, Chevrolet, Jaguar, GM, Citroen.

    Which make is the SX240SX posted by flipGTO?

    Is Altima a Mercedes? (I guess it is, not sure about that)
     

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