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#1 OFFLINE   mercrocker

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 09:21 PM

Had a run up to Luton on Saturday for a mate's 60th.   A rocking night was had by all, we stayed up overnight and called in at Hedsor, near Bourne End, Bucks on the way home where there was a car show going on.   Cracking weather, cracking weekend and 250 miles with the Cowley which coped admirably with the heat on the short stretches of M1, M25, M40 and M3 in between pleasant country meandering. 

  

I would have taken lots more pictures at Hedsor but it was too hot to wait around for mongs who were playing human statue near anything interesting or arseing about having their own photo taken gurning in front of various vehicles.   Honestly.   Either my already truncated tether is rapidly running out or people are simply becoming more gormlessly ego-centric in their endeavours to force their grim countenance onto all and sundry.   

 

  

 

Right, rant over....What did I bother my arse  manage to point my camera at?   

 

Right, there was this....Rather nice Mk3 non-full capacity engined Capri.

 

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And another in Mk1 flavour.   Rong bonnet on a four pot of this age, I think.   Colour isn't original either.   No matter, I just photographed this to share on here as it is still rather Noice.   XLR should come with black rear panel and (flat) bonnet but these were delete options. 

 

 

 

 

 

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These don't pull a classic car tag in my mental library, but they are certainly seldom seen nowadays.   Always quite liked the look of them, though....

 

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Bite-size Yank......

 

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Baur loveliness....

 

 

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Caught this one as it escaped.   I tried a couple of times to get it when it was parked up but it was continually accompanied by Wankers spouting Wank about Wankels.  

 

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This was bloody lovely and filed under "Shite Which I Should Have Bought When They Were a Tenner"   or something....

 

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Do Not Paint, American style....Actually I found it a bit contrived with its conspicuously over-done Klear Kote so maybe I Would Paint. 

 

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This lovely Wolseley followed us for a bit as we left.  I wanted it to have had a Winkworth bell on it so I could have driven comically through the village in the Cowley like some Ealing film...

 

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This needed a few Embassy packets and a Daily Mirror folded up on the dashtop.   Strike that, nobody needs a Daily Mirror.

 

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This looked interesting and sounded nice coming in...

 

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Wonder what was under the bonnet?

 

 

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Oh.  OK.  One of those.   

 

 

 

Charlie Hungerford turned up in his Shadow....

 

 

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Looks good enough to eat, that, Charlie.   What's it like inside?   

 

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Mmmmm, Werthers....

 

 

Do Not Paint.  UK version. 

 

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Really rather liked this, dents and all.   Smelled nice inside, too.   Can't show you the smell, but you can have a look...

 

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And if I ever have an MGA, its going to look like this...

 

 

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Speaking of MG, MGBs seemed conspicuous by their absence.  Or maybe I have just stopped seeing them.   There was, however, more than one but less than three MGCs.   Including this appropriately registered roadster...

 

 

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Sharing the MGC honours as well as the inexplicable fetish for Minilites was this GT.... 

 

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It had this badge.....

 

 

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My ageing memory databank tells me that this was some kind of run-out special on the part of University Motors to shift what had quickly become a bit of a floor-sitter in the BMC sports car range.  The non-standard paint finish - and possibly those Minilites - was probably part of the package which no doubt included things like a wooden gear knob, map light and a matching umbrella or some such tosh.  

 

Lastly, the car that I would most like to have pottered across to Henley in and partaken of a cream tea.   If only because it would have matched the colour scheme..... 

 

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The weekend's jaunt was completed with a fine sighting of the Battle of Britain Flight passing over the Flywheel event at Bicester which we passed on the way up and the magnificent spottage (un-camera ready unfortunately) of an enthusiastically-driven BMW 3.0CS just outside Marlow on the way home.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 24 June 2018 - 09:36 PM

If I could take one home it would be the Velox without a doubt.


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Posted 24 June 2018 - 09:47 PM

That Velox wouldn't look out of place on an Australian farm, which is probably where it came from rather than being a UK survivor.  One of the best looking cars of its era and one of the best looking Vauxhalls ever built.


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Posted 24 June 2018 - 09:54 PM

I'd have the Ro80, especially if it had a V4 rather than whirring triangles.


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Posted 24 June 2018 - 10:59 PM

That Transit......phoaaar


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 06:41 AM

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Why are so many classics customised with big wheels and the contents of Halfords circa 1962?  Is it a thing now?  I'm no originality fetishist (obviously...) but what's wrong with factory wheels, etc. etc. (contd p.94)

 

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PS: +eleventybillion on the Velox  B)


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:15 AM

Great pictures and commentary!

 

Liking those mid 60s Sceptres/Minx even more since Barratt's recent thread.  And of course any American car from 50s to early 60s is delicious.

 

The bonnet bulge on Mk I Capris was fitted on the 3 litre version I seem to recall.


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:17 AM

<GOM>

 

Why are so many classics customised with big wheels and the contents of Halfords circa 1962?  Is it a thing now?  I'm no originality fetishist (obviously...) but what's wrong with factory wheels, etc. etc. (contd p.94)

 

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PS: +eleventybillion on the Velox  B)

 

 

There was a Varitone Magnette there on gloss black wire wheels.    Totally out of keeping and when the ZA/ZB came with those lovely vented rims which are so much a part of the car it just makes me wonder....


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:17 AM

 

The bonnet bulge on Mk I Capris was fitted on the 3 litre version I seem to recall.

  

That's how I remember it, then I think the whole range got it on the first facelift.   


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:40 AM

There was a Varitone Magnette there on gloss black wire wheels.    Totally out of keeping and when the ZA/ZB came with those lovely vented rims which are so much a part of the car it just makes me wonder....

Great car the Magnette - killed off in a BMC rationalisation before its time - was still selling quite well and replaced by a Farina derivative which was just an Austin Cambridge under the skin with lever dampers etc. Enthusiasts must have cried.



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:32 AM

. Enthusiasts must have cried.

  

They did.


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:46 AM

Looks a good little show. I'm with you on the mong activity. There was the usual "bring your car into the ring and we'll have a chat with the driver" at a recent show I went to. I actually find these really interesting (though there was the usual issue with the mike not really picking up the driver's comments). One mong to another standing next to me: "This is borin. Can't they do a bit of driftin". Also annoying when one of these types starts verbally abusing someone's pride'n'joy.
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Posted 25 June 2018 - 09:30 AM

Looks a good little show. I'm with you on the mong activity. There was the usual "bring your car into the ring and we'll have a chat with the driver" at a recent show I went to. I actually find these really interesting (though there was the usual issue with the mike not really picking up the driver's comments). One mong to another standing next to me: "This is borin. Can't they do a bit of driftin". Also annoying when one of these types starts verbally abusing someone's pride'n'joy.

A bit far to go but I find the many French car shows very civilised. They are all listed in La Vie de L'Auto magazine. Nice people no yobs about usually. 



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:25 AM

I'd have the Ro80, especially if it had a V4 rather than whirring triangles.

OK, (that is my favourite colour for an Ro80) but I'll take that NSU Wankel in the green Transit please, just to keep the Universe in harmony.

 

(Not a V4 hater, always fancied an Essex V4 in my Minor)


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:28 AM

Great car the Magnette - killed off in a BMC rationalisation before its time - was still selling quite well and replaced by a Farina derivative which was just an Austin Cambridge under the skin with lever dampers etc. Enthusiasts must have cried.

 

I once had a Farina Magnette. Every bad thing said about them is True.


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:53 AM

A bit far to go but I find the many French car shows very civilised. They are all listed in La Vie de L'Auto magazine. Nice people no yobs about usually. 

 

Yeah, I have done a few in my rambling days and found them to be nice affairs full of enthusiastic owners....Like to be back home for tea nowadays! 

 

I  suppose it didn't help yesterday that the social club bar had some sort of ball game on one of those television things.


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 12:18 PM

I'd have the Ro80, especially if it had a V4 rather than whirring triangles.

 

Reminds me of a show some years ago where I was stood in earshot of this jack-off grandstanding away with wisdom about Wankel engines while admiring the Ro80 which was idling away. 

 

His engrossing speech expounding the joys of the rotary engine was only interrupted by the NSU's owner dryly replying:

 

"It's running a Ford V4 conversion mate, the original Wankel unit shat itself years ago"

 

Exit expert - stage right, hat, coat, door. 

 

Laugh?............ Yes, everyone in earshot did actually. 

 

 

Also: I too find the whole clear-coated/'Do-not-paint'/Patina innit mate thing has recently been getting a bit contrived/hipster/faux-cool and all somewhat too Try-Hard for my tastes. Loved the MGA though.


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 06:02 PM

Also: I too find the whole clear-coated/'Do-not-paint'/Patina innit mate thing has recently been getting a bit contrived/hipster/faux-cool and all somewhat too Try-Hard for my tastes. Loved the MGA though.

 

The MGA and the Velox each told a story.  The Plymouth was merely vandalised...


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