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#1 VWV

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 21:57

A friend showed me this an eBay and thought it would be cool to find wraped under the x-mass tree :) http://cgi.ebay.co.u...5530699633&rd=1

along with nice shinny C & G C-Type.............

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#2 D-Type

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 22:02

Hmmm,

The words 'elephant' and 'white' come to mind.

I'd sooner have a Lynx XKSS.

(For the younger members - an XKSS is a road equipped D-Type Jaguar and Lynx do a the best replicas)

#3 Vitesse2

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 22:08

AIRCRAFT DE-COMMISSIONED BY R.A.F. NO ARMAMENTS. WILL NOT FLY.



Well, what bloody use is that then? :lol:

It'll never fit in my garden .... :rolleyes:

#4 dbalban

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 22:12

This is the only thing I want for Christmas:

DVD set

#5 2F-001

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 09:37

I'll settle for an evening with my dad, some chat, a drink or two and a couple of hours of "Motorfilms Quarterly".

#6 ian senior

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 09:46

Originally posted by D-Type
Hmmm,

The words 'elephant' and 'white' come to mind.

I'd sooner have a Lynx XKSS.

(For the younger members - an XKSS is a road equipped D-Type Jaguar and Lynx do a the best replicas)


Did you see that nice piece about Lynx in The Independent yesterday? They've just built their first left hand drive XK-SS for a Czech guy.

#7 BRG

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 10:31

Well, I'm not much of a Christmas fan myself, but the news of Schumacher's retirement would cheer me up - and he doesn't even need to wrap it up. Or the news of Bernie's retirement would go down equally well, if not even better.

Oh, and a nice shiny Bugatti 37 would be nice too.

#8 Gary C

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 10:43

I'd like the missing Lotus 72, but I somehow think that my girlfriends purse won't quite stretch to it !!

#9 petefenelon

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 11:06

"All I want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague away kit" ;)

#10 ensign14

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 11:48

Available here..

Personally, 3 points on 12 December will go down VERY nicely thanks.

On a Nostalgia theme - mm, dunno - maybe Phil Harms' data in book form? Or a really posh Palawan edition of something (anything)? Or a complete run of Autosport...and a new house to put them in...

#11 petefenelon

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 12:31

Originally posted by ensign14
Available here..


Indeed, as worn by many HMHB fans.;)

#12 Mallory Dan

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 14:08

Originally posted by ensign14
Available here..

Personally, 3 points on 12 December will go down VERY nicely thanks.

On a Nostalgia theme - mm, dunno - maybe Phil Harms' data in book form? Or a really posh Palawan edition of something (anything)? Or a complete run of Autosport...and a new house to put them in...


3 Points any time would be good....

#13 ian senior

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 14:29

Originally posted by Mallory Dan


3 Points any time would be good....


Yes, Norwich might have another 3 points by Christmas.

It's easy to gloat as a Luton supporter, even two divisions down......

For Christmas, I'll have a Chevron B16 and a Brabham BT30. No point in dreaming of Bugattis, I always try to remain realistic. Oh, and a Gordon Keeble too, please.

#14 dretceterini

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 15:18

An Alfa 8c2900B :stoned:

#15 Dave Wright

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 15:33

BRM Saga Vol 3? Probably just as far fetched as some of the other requests :)

#16 Macca

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 15:41

Or even the final volume of the BRM saga, whichever it turns out to be!


I'd be happy with Lotus 25/R3.;)


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#17 Rob Ryder

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 23:21

Nothing that isn't achievable... I'll settle for a week with Twinny's photo collection (and a scanner);)

Check out the Photos from the Paddock thread :love:

#18 dretceterini

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 01:27

A copy of every Mille Miglia photo in the Corrado Millanta collection. His wife owns the archive. I understand there are something like 300,000 photos in total !!!

OK, just access and the ability to get prints at a reasonable price will do....

#19 ensign14

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 17:15

Originally posted by ensign14

Personally, 3 points on 12 December will go down VERY nicely thanks.


deeR Santa

thank You very much for the three poynts and niew sig. they ar very nice.

yoors

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#20 David Birchall

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 17:50

I just got my Christmas present: A Honda VFR800 motorcycle! 0-60 in 3 seconds and 160 mph!!
And I don't even have a license :rotfl: :rotfl:

#21 Alan Lewis

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 17:50

Three points? Luxury.

Being able to watch the Harriers as a League Club next Christmas will do me.

APL

#22 Lotus23

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 18:01

I've been dropping thinly-veiled hints to my loved ones that Alex Zanardi's new book would be most welcomed on 25 December...

#23 Roger Clark

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 19:46

Originally posted by David Birchall
I just got my Christmas present: A Honda VFR800 motorcycle! 0-60 in 3 seconds and 160 mph!!
And I don't even have a license :rotfl: :rotfl:

I hope you enjoy the bike as much as I do.

#24 David Birchall

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 22:53

Hi Roger, are you a viffer owner too?

I gave my wife the choice that I either got a bike or a young lover....

I started out thinking I would get a $1000 Japanese crotch rocket to satisfy my mid-life twinges-ended up getting a a 2002 Vtech VFR with more bells and whistles than a Black Forest Nun's band!

#25 ensign14

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 23:18

Originally posted by David Birchall

I started out thinking I would get a $1000 Japanese crotch rocket to satisfy my mid-life twinges...

Is that a bike or a young lover? If the latter, given the weak dollar...

#26 Roger Clark

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 23:35

Originally posted by David Birchall
Hi Roger, are you a viffer owner too?

Yes, but mine is a pre-VTEC model.

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#27 Phil Neville

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 23:40

Originally posted by petefenelon
"All I want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague away kit" ;)

I'm still on the look out for a proper transformer :)

#28 SEdward

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Posted 13 December 2004 - 09:18

A time machine...

Then I could return to April 24/25, 1967 and see the Ferrari P4s and the Chaparral on the Monza Banking.

Otherwise, I'll settle for some foie gras, a good Bordeaux, a log fire and a good book...

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#29 WDH74

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 20:26

I want my NHL back.

#30 Martin Roessler

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 20:39

...2.5 million $ in small notes ,thanks.
feel free to contact me for my bank details :wave:

#31 Richard Neale

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 20:49

A copy of Bernard Cowdrey's new book 'Formula 3' would satisfy me!

#32 Buford

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 21:33

I am getting Joe Fan's Masten Gregory book from my parents (after putting the order form in their hands). I intended to get it long ago but I was way too busy to read it until October and by then I figured I'd wait and scam a freebie under the Christmas/Birthday extortion plan.

#33 Dennis Hockenbury

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 21:53

Buford, an excellent choice. I enjoyed every page of Masten. As he was just before my time, I did not know all that much about him. This has been fully corrected after reading the book.

#34 Buford

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 23:45

Well he was my teenage hero and I did meet him on a few occasions, but most of what I know about him was the races I saw him drive, and press reports. I am looking forward to filling in all the gaps.

#35 Pils1989

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 23:50

We are going to pick-up our early Christmas gift at the dealer-ship tomorow.... :D

#36 David Beard

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 19:59

A valve spring from a 1956 Bugatti T251 would do me.... :)

#37 dretceterini

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 05:21

Someone to do a proper Targa Florio book with complete entry lists and LOTS of photos..

#38 Frank de Jong

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 08:17

It will be a strange sort of Christmas here.

My young cat died last wednesday, I'd sure like to have her back for Christmas :cry:
On the other hand, yesterday "Time and two seats" arrived, and I bought 4,5 years (1973-1977) of a Dutch car magazine last Tuesday, which will enable me to get some work done on the Dutch touring car championships.

On my wishlist, a 1971 lightweight Capri RS would do fine...

#39 Vicuna

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 08:32

Originally posted by Richard Neale
A copy of Bernard Cowdrey's new book 'Formula 3' would satisfy me!


Has he written something worth owning then?

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#40 Richard Neale

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 08:36

Vicuna ~ I think you'll have to buy or borrow a copy to find out! :up:

#41 ian senior

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 13:05

OK, I'll set my sights a little lower. But what I would really like is probably an inpossibility in this day and age.

I'd like a decent magazine. Not necessarily a motor racing magazine, just a general car-related one will do. One that doesn't cover what Basil Fawlty called "the bleeding obvious", but which is prepared to look outside the common or garden and give us some articles on the obscure, the unknown, the day to day stuff outside the UK market. One that will give us some proper technical descriptions of new cars, with decent cut-away drawings. One which doesn't seem obsessed with testing every conceivable variant of some German manufacturer's range of cars (what next - the colour options? "Yes - we would recommend the silver 3-series against the black one, it drives better"). And one which DOES NOT use sidebars. I never know what to read first - the main article, or should I be distracted by the other bits?

A waste of time wishing for such a thing, I know. But I can dream.

#42 d.emerson

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 13:51

A tenth helmet .... :drunk:

#43 dretceterini

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 17:05

Originally posted by Frank de Jong
It will be a strange sort of Christmas here.

My young cat died last wednesday, I'd sure like to have her back for Christmas :cry:
On the other hand, yesterday "Time and two seats" arrived, and I bought 4,5 years (1973-1977) of a Dutch car magazine last Tuesday, which will enable me to get some work done on the Dutch touring car championships.

On my wishlist, a 1971 lightweight Capri RS would do fine...


We have lost 5 cats in the last two years, so we know how you feel :(

#44 Lotus23

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 01:41

I was raised on a farm, and our cats and dogs were not really household pets. The half-wild cats stayed in the barn and kept the rodents in check, while the dogs were never really comfortable in the house: they preferred staying outside or, in cold weather, joined the cats in the barn.

With that background, I used to scoff at those who'd mourn the death of a pet. But shortly after I returned from VN tour #1, we acquired a toy poodle puppy -- my wife's idea, I must admit. When Cognac took her final trip to the vet, she was nearly 18, and I held her in my arms as he ran the phenobarb into her vein. I never scoffed thereafter. On a cold, rainy day, we buried Cognac in the back yard, and she has a small granite marker (1968-1985) over her grave.

Our current poodle is now 14, and we are not looking forward to the inevitable day when she'll join Cognac. Someone described a pet as a child which never grows up, and there's some truth in that.

#45 Mattthecat

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 00:53

I want her and you don't even have to wrap her :love:
http://img87.exs.cx/...nnude0921lp.jpg
Well you said it's off-topic...

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 07:10

I'd like a nice, original 356c coupe