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#1 Ted Walker

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 11:16

Anyone going. Its starts on Friday and finishes Sunday.My stand is as always available as a meeting point. Hall 3A stand NoA121.

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#2 ensign14

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 11:51

Bloody hell. It's the Blues-Albion derby. Does no-one plan these things? :(

#3 LotusElise

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 21:07

I shall be there, Sunday probably.
Is anyone else exhibiting anything exciting?

#4 Ted Walker

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 08:28

Whats more exciting than 15000 photographs !!!!!!!!! {must get out more}

#5 Twin Window

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 09:52

Originally posted by ensign14

It's the Blues-Albion derby.

Is that a three-day game these days?

I'll be there tomorrow, Friday.

#6 David Beard

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 09:56

Originally posted by Ted Walker
Whats more exciting than 15000 photographs !!!!!!!!! {must get out more}


Certainly not a football match, Ted.

(assuming I have de-coded Ensign's post correctly : )

#7 ensign14

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:18

Originally posted by Twin Window
Is that a three-day game these days?

One day working to pay for it, one day at it (12pm kickoff so need to be at the ground for 10.30), one day either in euphoria at a glorious victory or kicking nearby cats in sheer disgruntlement.

Besides which I have a hearing to prepare for on Monday so there goes Sunday.

#8 LotusElise

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:22

Sorry Ted, I didn't mean to say that your pics are not exciting! I meant anything else exciting.

#9 Twin Window

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 23:09

Seen today - Friday, Oct 23rd - at the show in question...

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Aplolgies for the inconsistency in quality...

More tomorrow!

#10 sterling49

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 23:25

Originally posted by Twin Window
Seen today - Friday, Oct 23rd - at the show in question...

[Aplolgies for the inconsistency in quality...

More tomorrow!


Just love the Alpine.....memories of Jean Luc Therier, Ove Andersson and snowy R.A.C.'s and "From Harrogate It Started"..(I Can See For Miles) The cars from Dieppe were tiny and so fast. :up:

#11 RTH

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 06:47

All these years on the Stratos is still a great looking car. Thanks for the pictures.

#12 Twin Window

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 09:30

Couldn't agree more about the Stratos, Richard. Here's one with a little more pedigree;

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You have to ask yourself... 'why?'

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More Deloreans than you could shake a stick at! Five on this stand, plus another elsewhere;

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Tailpiece?  ;)

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Apologies again for the iffy quality; I'm still learning the strengths and weaknesses of my camera. Sorry, phone.

#13 sterling49

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 09:52

Brilliant photos Twinny :clap: so many memories, Alen's Statos, Waldegard brilliant BA RS1800 from '77 or '78? Saw Toivenen's Sunbeam on a Castrol Autosport Welsh event in October '80, he was just amazing with incredible car control over the fresh air bend that we watched :clap:

The JW GT40's what can one say, great photos just adore the one with the broad orange noseband (6). Anymore? :up:

#14 Twin Window

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 09:59

No more useable ones, I'm afraid (although I have just added a couple) apart from the ones going on the BMC thread in a mo.

The second 'GT40' is actually the original Mirage...

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:06

That camper conversion on the Rover is just soooo wrong!

#16 sterling49

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:11

Originally posted by Twin Window
No more useable ones, I'm afraid (although I have just added a couple) apart from the ones going on the BMC thread in a mo.

The second 'GT40' is actually the original Mirage...



Now that you have pointed it out, I can see and it's sooo obvious! Ickx(and Dick Thompson?) drove it at Spa I think in '67? It was more slippery in such a subtle way, I have the Ronnie Spain book that delves into each cars history, a must for Ford GT fans.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:35

I lied... :rolleyes:

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#18 sterling49

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:43

Originally posted by Twin Window
I lied... :rolleyes:



Just superb Twinny.....I am going to have a lie down now, too much excitement for one day, the big valve Elan and the Rally 105E..... :clap: , am thumbing through Classic Ford as I type this!Must buy the wife a Classic Car............

Love the Amazon 122.....remember Tom Trana?

The Mirage had a broad nose band to? Wyer used to differentiate the team cars by the noseband did they not..... :confused:


Go and find some more...no more lies!

#19 Twin Window

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:03

There's a few more are on the BMC thread, otherwise that really is it. Honest!

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#20 RTH

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:55

That Wyer Mirage is even better looking than the original GT 40.

Another great photographic report from our classic motor show reporter !

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 14:16

Originally posted by Vitesse2
That camper conversion on the Rover is just soooo wrong!

Why not? That way, there's enough room at the back to put all the spares you're going to need during a trip, as the thing will assuredly break down 15 times along the way...;)

#22 sterling49

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 14:29

Originally posted by FLB

Why not? That way, there's enough room at the back to put all the spares you're going to need during a trip, as the thing will assuredly break down 15 times along the way...;)


Maggie Thatcher's Ministerial Fleet seemed to be ok back in the day, what Canadian cars do the Government use there Steve? ;)

#23 Barry Boor

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 20:05

Funny thing, Twinny, your pictures are taking an absolute age to load up - even on broadband. :confused:

#24 Twin Window

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 20:09

I've also noticed some anomalies during the past couple of days, Barry, and I've come to the conclusion that it's an ImageShack thing. Some of my pics weren't appearing, full-stop! It seemed to be affected by the time of day too...

My apologies, regardless!

#25 Alan Cox

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 20:15

Agreed. I've noticed the same delay in loading Twinny's shots as Barry

#26 Twin Window

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 20:24

I don't think it has anything to do with my pics as such, because - as I've said - I've experienced the same thing myself on occasion.

But right now, for example, they're there straight away - whereas ealier today, they were slow and some appeared as little red crosses.

Hence my supposition that it's either an ImageShack or an individual's SP problem...

#27 Rob Ryder

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 08:05

Great pics Twinny,
I have noticed that ImageShack has been very 'fickle' for the past two or three days. Even on uploads it can sometimes grind to a halt (broadband).

One thing I did notice.. all of your photos are over 300Kb. :confused:
An image of 650x480 (with medium Photoshop compression) would only be 50-60kb. Maybe it is the overall size and many images to be loaded that is making the problem worse (over 8mb on page 1 of this thread)?
Thumbnails?
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 08:21

Just lately ImageShack has crashed my browser - whether uploading or viewing the linked images from a posting - every time. Haven't yet sussed out what's going on. I don't imagine this is directly related to the problem discussed here though.

#29 Barry Boor

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 10:27

Sunday morning and no change in the Twinny picture situation hereabouts.

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 12:59

No downloading issues here – the photos come up in a jiffy.

That Mirage certainly looks more modern than dates would suggest.

As previously commented, the Stratos design has stood the test of time well, and you can’t say that for too many cars with wedge noses…a select club… That side-on shot of Alen’s Stratos captures the line perfectly, as rakish as ever!

How pretty is that Aprillia?

The Europa in the background looks a little different; is it a rare V8 or racing model?

Thanks for sharing the lovely shots :clap:

Justin

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 13:12

Same problem with some (not all) pictures not loading (red cross) however if I right click and select "Show Picture" - it appears!

No idea what might be causing this however .....

#32 sterling49

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 15:57

Originally posted by Barry Boor
Sunday morning and no change in the Twinny picture situation hereabouts.


mine are loading up fine and fast luckily :up:

#33 Alan Cox

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 17:01

I visited today - pretty staid from a pure racing point of view, I thought, but then again, it is the "Classic Motor Show" so can't really be disappointed. Roll on Stoneliegh next March.

I noted that the Mirage is an acknowledged replica, stating that the genuine article is still in the US - looked pretty good, nonetheless.

Ferret confirmed that TNF representation had been thin on the ground.

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 01:21

Originally posted by Twin Window
I lied... :rolleyes:

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Thank you for your posting.

This Mirage M1 is interesting for me.
There is a Mirage M1 at BlackHawk Museum in US.
They said that their Mirage M1 is only existing Mirage M1.
Does anyone know detail ?



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#35 hipperson

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 21:30

This is the one & only Mirage....

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As the above poster so rightly says...in the Blackhawk Museum..

I believe the show Mirage kit is by Chris Melia but I stand to be corrected.