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Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Herman, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
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  2. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    This thread should run and run

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

    MGB.
     
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  3. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    657
    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    Mini

    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

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
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  5. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    784
    Mar 3, 2010
    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

    784
    Mar 3, 2010
    vroom vroom Herman

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

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    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

    flipGTO Mu-43 Regular

    117
    Feb 8, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    my buddy's 240sx with an LS1 swapped into it
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  9. qball

    qball Mu-43 Regular

    170
    Jun 19, 2010
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  10. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran

    212
    Jan 16, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Old Detroit iron.


    2130613.


    2130584.


    2130583.


    2130609.


    Regards,

    Antonio
     
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  11. chuckgoolsbee

    chuckgoolsbee Mu-43 Regular

    144
    Apr 6, 2010
    Bend, Oregon
    e-typewindmills.

    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.

    vp.

    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.

    moraineimpression.

    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.

    E-type.

    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.

    XKhead.

    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

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
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  13. flipGTO

    flipGTO Mu-43 Regular

    117
    Feb 8, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    My vehicle:
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    and a front profile taken with my E-30
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  14. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    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

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Herman - that's a Vauxhall or Opel or Holden - all the same - i.e. General Motors
     
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  16. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

    322
    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Here's a picture of my 2008 Altima Coupe taken with my Panasonic GF1 using the 14-140mm Lumix lens :thumbup:

    Altima.
     
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  17. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    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

    117
    Feb 8, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Its actually a Pontiac GTO (I'm in the US) with a Holden Monaro (Australian) conversion.
     
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  19. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Miniatures, but still cars :rolleyes:



    G1 with 45-200mm kit lens

    C U
    Rafael
     
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  20. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    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)