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2018 Stan Woods Memorial - A GGG Climate Improvement Appeal (CIA)

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#151 ONLINE   Junkman

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 03:25 PM

We had a chat with the guy who raced it.

He initially bought it for resto, but it turned out to be too far gone.

He meanwhile found a better one and is persisting with that one.


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 04:13 PM

 

KJH 574L was on the road as late as 2005

 

This was it six years ago.  Can't be many pre-facelift round-headlight XL Automatics left.  Apparently it's just 8 of the lot.

 

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Then ended up in Dumfries, three years ago

 

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#153 OFFLINE   Amishtat

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 04:20 PM

Fair enough really, most of the bottom six inches was filler and rust. I had a feeling it was headed for the oval when I sold it, later confirmed when I saw it a couple of months ago on the guy's driveway next to a stripped Micra and R8 Rover. I don't know him, I was just using his road to turn round after leaving an unsuccessful bid on a Lada Samara

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 07:52 PM

We had a chat with the guy who raced it.
He initially bought it for resto, but it turned out to be too far gone.
He meanwhile found a better one and is persisting with that one.


At least it's likely be used for it's parts.
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Posted 02 May 2018 - 08:48 PM

How come Lada Rivas are allowed in a ‘classic’ race?
Does the 1966 introduction of the Fiat 124 give them sort of ‘classic’ legitimacy?

I’m also surprised to see a second generation Renault 5 in there....

Mostly I’m amazed anyone would want to go out in a Austin A35, even in the ‘unders’ class I wouldn’t want to be hit by an Maxi/Marina/Avenger/Cortina/Minx etc.

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 08:54 PM

How come Lada Rivas are allowed in a ‘classic’ race?
Does the 1966 introduction of the Fiat 124 give them sort of ‘classic’ legitimacy?

I’m also surprised to see a second generation Renault 5 in there....


That's how relaxed the meeting is.



Mostly I’m amazed anyone would want to go out in a Austin A35, even in the ‘unders’ class I wouldn’t want to be hit by an Maxi/Marina/Avenger/Cortina/Minx etc.


Why not?

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 02:58 PM

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Mostly I’m amazed anyone would want to go out in a Austin A35, even in the ‘unders’ class I wouldn’t want to be hit by an Maxi/Marina/Avenger/Cortina/Minx etc.

Getting hit by anything is the least of your problems. These things fall over if you lift your leg and fart. They are great if there is a prize for rollovers but nothing else. Having said that the prize for best rollover on Saturday went (I think) to the 249 Hillman Avenger for his sterling effort.


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 09:47 PM

Grand pictures, especially the interior shots.

Sadly I dont think there are any proper events like this in Scotland which is a shame as I'd love to go.

Whats the story with that big green Humber, it looks like the panels are hiding a completely different car!
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Posted 03 May 2018 - 09:50 PM

Quite a few of these ‘vintage’ ones seem to be more or less rear-drive Transits underneath.

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 02:39 AM

Whats the story with that big green Humber, it looks like the panels are hiding a completely different car!

 

Some kind of space frame affair going on with that! 

 

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(this is the pre-race view through the passenger window towards the front)


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#161 ONLINE   Junkman

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 04:14 AM

It was wonderful, especially considering you could have legally driven it to the event.


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 05:06 AM

Thats incredible!
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