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Old 16th July 2019, 12:04
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TinyPic will be ending its image hosting service in 2019 because we can no longer support a free service that derives 100% of its revenue from ever declining on-site ad revenues. "
Oh oh, all of the pics on my thread are tinypic hosted, that is a lot of relinks.
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Old 16th July 2019, 12:24
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Very nice - Jeremy Phillips certainly knows how to design a car!
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Old 16th July 2019, 14:37
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Looking good for 9 years under a cover! A nice alternative to all the Lotus 7 lookalikes. Enjoy while the sun shines.
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Old 16th July 2019, 21:35
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That is a very nice looking car.

Looks more roomy than a seven style. Is it though ?

Asking for a fat friend ...
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Old 17th July 2019, 08:55
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That is a very nice looking car.
Looks more roomy than a seven style. Is it though ?
Asking for a fat friend ...
Yes, unencumbered by the scoops and bulges required for bike engines which came later.
The Phoenix, which is a Fury without doors is based on the chassis of the Striker which is his Seven-style car. Lets just say that I tried one of those before I settled on a Fury. The passenger seat was comfortable but the driver side was narrower.
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Old 17th July 2019, 09:15
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Looking good for 9 years under a cover! A nice alternative to all the Lotus 7 lookalikes. Enjoy while the sun shines.
Needed tyres, battery, starter solenoid, column switches, fan belt, all fluids, water pump, heater matrix, exhaust manifold gaskets, rocker cover gasket and carbs overhaul. Waxoyl and Hammerite too.
To be enjoyed anytime- no hood but it has a tonneau cover.

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Old 22nd July 2019, 08:42
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I went to the Old Ford Rally at the British Heritage Motor Museum at Gaydon yesterday.

This year I was very impressed by the site itself- no more parking on gravel, lots of tarmac parking areas nicely landscaped and marked out. There are 24hour toilets and showers for the over-nighters as well. The camping area is still on a windy ridge but it has a good view of the show. I gift-aided my entry fee so have free entrance to the museum for a year.
I had a quick look around the ground floor of the Jaguar museum building but the only other person there was a lady polishing the fingermarks off of some of the cars. The upstairs area is still rammed having seen it through the windows whilst driving past to the new car park. A shame as there are some interesting cars up there but too close together. The Sunbeam Alpine Club also had a gathering in one of the car parks- they got 78 cars there...
I saw this on one of them- it had a set of stainless wires with "reverse ear" spinners. Never seen ones like that before.
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Old 5th October 2019, 17:20
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There was a car show in our village last weekend. Held as part of an activities weekend, it also included the chance to climb the church tower hence the view from the top.
Full list:
Alvis 1952 Tourer
Aston Martin DB7 Vantage
Caterham Seven
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
Frontline Abingdon (modernised MGB Roadster)
Honda 750 F2 4-cyl
Land Rover Defender V8 6 wheeler
Land Rover S1
Maserati GranTurismo Stradale
Massey Ferguson tractor 1949
McLaren 720S
MG Midget 1930
MGB GT
Morris Minor Traveller
My Z300S Barchetta
Porsche Carrera
Subaru Impreza Estate STT
Subaru Impreza STI
Westfield Seight
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Old 5th October 2019, 17:24
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If you use twitter, that's one of those new-fangled interweb thingies; check out "Belles Italiennes". They tweet some great pics of classic Italian cars.

Like this one:

https://t.co/y4LCILPcBX

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Old 9th February 2020, 11:11
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Just returned from Retromobile 2020 in Paris. A very good show- it gets larger each year but didn't feel so crowded. Felt really at home (being from Abingdon) because it was over-run with MGBs. At least two Aston Zagatos and a fair few Jaguar XKs from SS to Es.
Of course the gem of the show for me was the little jewel pictured from the Fisken stand. I'm guessing that Bruce Male has put it up for sale. I wasn't sure it was his and didn't think to ask but comparing pics it probably is.
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Old 9th February 2020, 11:14
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The Fisken's site says:

Ex Jean Estager Tour de France class winner
Subsequently raced extensively in France and Spain
Modified in period to longnose with headrest
Comprehensively researched history and still complete with the original engine
One of the most recognised and loved participants on the Mille Miglia, initially in the 1980’s in the hands of Stirling Moss and 15 times with its current owners family!



The A6GCS/53 was a triumph from its dazzling debut in the 1947 season. The Maserati 2-Litre, 1,985cc inline six was updated with a cast aluminium block and overhead twin cam with dual plug ignition to produce 170bhp - gaining 50bhp on the A6GCM Grand Prix car from whence the engine came. Combined with the lightweight tubular chassis from Gilco, vast hydraulic drum brakes and drivers such as Ascari at the wheel, these spartan sports racers seemed unstoppable. Indeed, the successes of the A6GCS/53 provided such an economic bolster to Maserati, that it was able to make the transition from building purely racing machines to producing some of the most beautiful road-going cars of the era.

#2071 has led a rich sporting life across several continents. Its engine blasted on to the competition scene when it powered Luigi Musso’s car to fourth place in the 1954 Mille Miglia before being united with its matching chassis upon its completion in May 1954, the same year in which Jean Estager drover the motor car to a class victory in the Tour de France. Fitted with its distinctive ‘slipper nose’ later that year, the car then passed between private enthusiasts in South America, California and Europe and undergoing an extensive restoration in Holland. Following its restoration, it was entered by its German owner in to the 1986 Mille Miglia with none other than Sir Stirling Moss at the wheel.

The recent entry list is vast and varied, encompassing Tour Auto, Laguna Seca and no fewer than fifteen Mille Miglia entries with its current custodian. The Maserati is accompanied by an extensively researched history and retains its original engine. This immensely eligible and capable Maserati is one of the finest of its kind.

Price on Application of course...
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Old 18th May 2020, 20:39
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If you use twitter, that's one of those new-fangled interweb thingies; check out "Belles Italiennes". They tweet some great pics of classic Italian cars.
Like this one: 1961 #Ferrari 250 GTO Prototipo

https://twitter.com/ItaliAuto/status...801681920?s=09
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