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  • in reply to: Lamborghini Egoista concept car #4220
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    I have read the SS blog and in my view Lambo have a “heritage” of ugly cars as well as beautiful. The lovely Urraco degenerated into the awful Jalpa and I never liked the Jarama.

  • in reply to: Real Men Racing #3648
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    I just watched it again and the big Chevy goes straight on at the first corner, listen carefully and you can hear the crunch, very embarrassing. I am trying to remember the name of the tune at the beginning.

  • in reply to: Vettel vs. Webber at Red Bull Racing #3578
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    I read extracts from Christian Horner,s interview/press conference today and to me he comes across as the sort of guy I’d like to work for. Some might say you need to rule big egos with a rod of iron but you can’t argue with his track record.

  • in reply to: Favourite Racing Driver #3577
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    I was always a fan of Gerry Marshall. Usually a dramatic, entertaining driving style made you slower, but not in his case. It was helped by the fact that my dad usually had Vauxhalls, which Marshall usually raced. He succumbed to heart problems and went to the big paddock in the sky while in his racing overalls too. Also he was a beer-drinking fatty, not a highly groomed style icon.

    Also admire, in hindsight, Olivier Gendebien. Tremendous record and last of the gentlemen drivers. Truly a class act.

  • in reply to: Maserati Ghibli #3387
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    I think if you took off the trident it could be anything, but I have a Maserati sounds much better than I have an Audi or BMW.

  • in reply to: Pub talk #3378
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    Oops, by “him” I meant Richard Banks.

  • in reply to: Pub talk #3377
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    Stu glad to see you are an Alfaholics fan. In 1990 I bought a 1974 1600 GT Junior from him, an absolute honey of car which I had to sell back to him in 1995 because of my move to the US. He shuffled me between his house and the station a couple of times in a BX and a CX diesel estate. Boy did he drive fa-ast but so smooth. Glad to see his little boys have grown up into the business.

  • in reply to: Advice re E36/E46 #3358
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    I will check the roof mechanism though roofs here are normally down permanently so that we can see the beautiful people within. Would I be right in thinking that these cars never came with the dreaded runflats, so the suspension is tuned for normal tyres?

    PS to Rich I went onto the PH website to check it out (it was an undercover operation) and read a post on TBH’s Autocar thread stating that someone on Autocar had been impersonating a policeman for years. I think that’s an offense, so you had better arrest yourself.

  • in reply to: Advice re E36/E46 #3337
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    Rich, do you need a lesson in photo-cropping?

  • in reply to: Advice re E36/E46 #3336
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    Thanks for the heads up re tyres/suspension. I will be taking my time over this and will try not to buy the first one I see in blue with beige interior.

    Have to side with PHIR re the Z3. My ex-neighbour bought one for his wife as a 50th wedding anniversary present, but to keep it a surprise I did the leg work and hid it on my property until the big day. Soft chassis, hard suspension, big tyres = OK on smooth roads, crap elsewhere.

  • in reply to: Introduce Yourself #3288
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    275not599, late of the Autocar forums, is dead. He was eliminated after failure to score the very last post on Autocar. To be fair, he was on a plane all day Thursday, returning to his home in California after a family visit to England, but there is no excuse for failure.

    His place has been taken by a new guy whose other car is a horse. Alas, horses are like people, not cars, in that their value peaks then depreciates eventually to nothing, and they become not classics but bittersweet memories.

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