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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:42 AM
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What I did Sunday (dial-up warning)
Went with my BIL and niece to the British sports car show in San Juan Bautista. :7



The parade of class winners rolls through town. (I once drove an MG about the same vintage as the one in front.)





Becca, my niece, thinks she's gonna steal a Morris Minor 1000.





I thought this was the coolest one there a Thames Freighter 800.





Becca called this one the Cruella DeVille car.





Me'n John hanging near a building at Mission San Juan Bautista.



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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:46 AM
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1. My dear Oeditpus Rex!
What cool cars!

Looks like you had a fabulous time.......

Good for you, and a beautiful day to boot!

Wowza!
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:16 AM
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8. I got tons more pics
But I didn't wanna suck up all of DU's bandwidth or bore a lotta folks with car shots. There was a lotta really sweet British iron there, though 172 cars were entered.

Oh afterward, we went to San Juan Bakery and I turned my niece on to baklava. :9

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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:58 AM
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2. Nice Morgan...
Plus Four or Plus Eight? Can't really tell from the picture.


Personally, I prefer the classic British sports cars to their Italian counterparts...my favourites:












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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:25 AM
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12. That what it is?
I dunno. They said there was one Morgan entered, but I couldn't tell which one it was without getting close. Mostly, I was looking at the old MGs, the TR-4s and the Sprites. There were also three or four Sunbeam Tigers that made me think, "Hey, Maxwell Smart!" :7

There was one car there I'd never heard of a Nash-Healey. Built in Britain with some Nash parts. A guy told me there were only 400-something made and only 90 left. It looked like a Nash from the front (that classic oval grille) and a skinny '49 Chevy from the back.

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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:39 AM
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23. Yeah, the Cruella de Ville-mobile is a Morgan...
probably a Plus Four (last car still being made that uses largely wooden framing for the body, I believe).

I've seen a Nash-Healey before; there was one at a car show here a few years back (I think my favourite American/British hybrid of the early '50's is probably the Allard J2, though).
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:01 AM
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3. Great pics!
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 02:01 AM by KC2
Don't you miss your MG? Did you have a forrest green one? That was the first car I ever fell in love with...I had a thing about the 3 windshield wipers! :-)
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:09 AM
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5. I didn't own the MG
I drove it onto the stage at the Christie's auction at the Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance in... 1997, I think. Lucked out and got in with the group that was hired to do that. It was a red '36 with right-hand drive, a bad clutch and no knob on the shifter. (Ow.)

I also drove a '48 Cadillac V-12, a '53 Mercedes sedan with German instrumentation and a '74 Ferrari GT-4. The Ferrari in front of me when I drove that one was the one driven by Raul Julia in "Gumball Rally." I dunno what it sold for, but "mine" went for $440,000.

That was a fun day, too. :7

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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:17 AM
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9. Wow, that does sound fun! n/t
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:08 AM
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4. *-*
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:11 AM
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6. *blush*
It's the purple shirt, innit? :blush:

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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:12 AM
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7. Nah.
It's the heart and mind. :)
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:27 AM
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13. Aw...
...hell. :hug:

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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:19 AM
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10. You are most definitely
swoonable in that pic! :hi:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:27 AM
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14. Then how come you're wavin'
and not swoonin'?

:rofl:

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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:29 AM
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15. I'm wavin to you
to come over quick so you can catch me fall. :D
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:30 AM
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17. Ah, okay
Nice save. :thumbsup:

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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:20 AM
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35. More than just the shirt.
:)
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:57 AM
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36. Indeed.
:D

And it ain't just the shirt, either. Though that shirt is cool. ;)
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:20 AM
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11. Great pics!
I want the Cruella DeVille car!! :bounce:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:30 AM
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16. I want the Thames
Wanna write stuff like "England for me!" all over it and drive it around singing "We are the self-preservation society..."

:rofl:

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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:31 AM
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18. I wanna wear
a scarf and goggles when I drive my Cruella car!! :bounce:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:33 AM
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19. And black leather driving gloves
:D
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:38 AM
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22. And a touring cap!


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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:51 AM
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30. That's only when I drive out
to see my ponies. :P
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:55 AM
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32. Yes, the polo ponies
Pronounced "poLAHpaneez."




If you're Ralph Kramden. :7

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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:36 AM
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20. And demand that gas station attendants vulcanize your tires...
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 02:36 AM by primate1
And fill it up with petriolium distillate, post haste!
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:39 AM
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24. Wouldn't that be 'Vulcanise'?
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:42 AM
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26. Ah, touch.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:59 AM
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34. Almost forgot
It'd be "tyres," too. :shrug:

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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:50 AM
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29. My driver can deal with the details...
I just want to look cool! :D
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:57 AM
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33. We've seen you
Cool shan't be a problem.

B-)

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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:37 AM
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21. Yeah!
And you starch the hell out of the scarf so it's always flyin' back, even when you're standing still. :rofl:

Seriously, you ever drive a little bitty car? I've driven my BIL's Spitfire, and when you're in traffic it's kind of intimidating. A freakin' Pinto's bigger'n you.

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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:41 AM
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25. Yeah, driving a Miata on the freeway can be a rather unnerving experience.
I always worry I'll be in some truck driver's blind spot when he decides to change lanes. Lot of fun on a twisty two-lane road, though.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:48 AM
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28. That's what they were made for
I hope my BIL gets his Spit running again soon. I wanna take that sucka over Hecker Pass Road. :bounce:

But, hey if you're any kind of driver, you just go under the truck. :rofl:

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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:48 AM
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27. I like the starched scarf idea!!
Brillo! :applause:


Have not all the Pintos of the world self imploded? :shrug:

I hope my Cruella car isn't that small!! It doesn't look it...
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:53 AM
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31. Well...
The top came up to about the middle of my rib cage. I'm 6' 2", so your mileage may vary.

I dunno what happened to all the Pintos. I still see a Vega once in awhile, but never a Pinto. So maybe they did all go floomph.

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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:11 PM
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40. Ah, try a La Cinquecento on the autostrada. I had to do that a number
of times :)
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:12 AM
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37. Very Nice
I've owned both a Spitfire and an AH 3000 in the past. When I owned the Healy my brother had a Spitfire, my best friend had a GT6(still has it), his brother had a AH Sprite and the guy down the street had a TR3. We spent every other weekend doing tuneups.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:45 AM
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38. great pics!! thanks for posting--looks like you had a FUN day
those are the best kind of Sun days :hi:
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:06 PM
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39. Those are great pics....
looks like y'all had a ball. Very cool.



:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

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