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Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Herman, Sep 7, 2010.
This thread should run and run
here is my MGB which is now enjoying the sun of SW France
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!
don't get me started ;-)
my fiat barchetta
backyard barchetta by kevinparis, on Flickr
barchetta box by kevinparis, on Flickr
anxious yellow face by kevinparis, on Flickr
Very sexy Herman
The best convertible for sensible peeps (other than the S2000)
vroom vroom Herman
A golfs view trying to catch up
miata may be fine and have rwd... but my 9 year old barchetta turns little boys heads wherever i go
my buddy's 240sx with an LS1 swapped into it
Old Detroit iron.
This car is under my care… 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some car shots (not my cars, unfortunately) are posted here :
and a front profile taken with my E-30
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...
Herman - that's a Vauxhall or Opel or Holden - all the same - i.e. General Motors
Here's a picture of my 2008 Altima Coupe taken with my Panasonic GF1 using the 14-140mm Lumix lens
MINI Cooper Clubman in the snow
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An oldie but a goodie w/E-P2
Its actually a Pontiac GTO (I'm in the US) with a Holden Monaro (Australian) conversion.
Miniatures, but still cars
G1 with 45-200mm kit lens
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)