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by jglarkin » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:21 pm

I’m intrigued to know more about that Jaguar electric conversion :shock:
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by Kirbsogs » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:00 pm

Hi Jon

Lunaz Design, based at Silverstone. I followed it down the A43 to Brackley. Looked superb.

https://lunaz.design
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by felixkk » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:53 pm

UFO sighting...
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by VFK44 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:36 am

I know Germany sometimes runs out of supplies of Umlauts, but it appears that the Swiss sign manufacturers have also run out of all the German words.
"BeautySpace", "Go big with Mini Mac", "It's your time to shine", "Sunrise". Why the obsession with English?
I would offer you some of our unwanted foreign words, but all we have is a big pile of pretentious French words left over from our Christmas perfume adverts.

Also, more to the point, Espada! Phwoar!
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by felixkk » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:07 am

Funny you should notice that. I was thinking the same thing yesterday when I was sitting next to a couple of youths. They kept saying CV (Cee Vee), and then it occurred to me that it was an abbreviation for a latin? term... but you're right, the english language is everywhere.
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by Kirbsogs » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:52 pm

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The Future of commercial transport?
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by Pymmie » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:56 am

This was spotted a few times yesterday on social media

Was seen on M4 then M3/M27

Possibly left Wales ? Anyone know the car

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by KaranMK2 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:22 pm

Friend of mine had his car out on Saturday outside some old gaffs!!
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by colin7673 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:40 pm

Here a few I saw on holiday over Christmas, some I know some I don't. And I didn't see many other French cars while away.
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by VFK44 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:24 pm

That '58 Chevy Impala made me think of American Graffiti and Ron Howard's car, driven by nerd hero Terry the Toad. He pulled the lovely Debbie and gave hope of all of us spectacle wearers!

However, there is something different doing on with the side windows. Any one an expert? Could it be a removable hard top?

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by Dion » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:53 pm

I am not an expert but it seems just the difference between a hardtop coupe and non-hardtop coupe,
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by felixkk » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:27 pm

V8 meet today at the Ace Cafe Lucerne

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Parking took a good 10 minutes
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Is this car faster than our Jensen? Only barely
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Not a V8 written all over the car
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Then there were also some of these
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by felixkk » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:08 pm

My parents had a Pacer when I was a kid, the coupe not the station wagon. I was somewhat ambivalent about the car, and I don't think we had it for a very long time.
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by Dion » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:40 pm

The Pacer is a wonderful car. Back when even a small motor company (AMC) had the guts trying something new on the market. Seems it was designed to house a turbine engine, fascinating history.
Nice example, I quite like it, even more than the Coupe. Seems to have it all - “wooden” sides, chrome wheels, roof rack, tinted glass, RH door mirror. I once tried to build myself a “business case” to own one. Failed of course because it is more about emotional arguments than economics - as is usually the case with classic cars.
Still, good to see one. An out-of-the-ordinary classic.
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by Barrie » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:27 am

Moody shot of Bristol 405 DHC parked outside local Chinese.
Nice to see cars like this in the street rather than in someone’s collection.
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