Except with fender flares and a ground scraping air dam.
That's pretty close. Had an R5 type rear spoiler. I actually hunted the guy down at the race (no mean feat). He was over from Spain and brought it with as a personal possesion.
Looks terrible.......Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I accidentally missed a big British car show in the touristy retirement town of Fairhope last night, but on my way home from a bike ride in the afternoon I happened to drive by a motel at which a few of the out-of-town participants were staying. There were four MGBs, a Triumph TR4, and a Jaguar XJS in the parking lot, but what made me stop was something else entirely: the first MP4-12C I've seen out in the wild.
It's a bit smaller-looking in person than I thought it would look, but with the exception of a few 80's Ferraris that's usually how things go. You can see that it's not in any way a small automobile by comparing it to the Mini in the next space, but its looks are clean enough in person to make it seem almost diminutive.
While I'm at it, I think I'll post a few pictures from Cruisin' the Coast a few weeks back, like I promised and forgot to do. I was at the Bay St. Louis and Biloxi locations for the cruise.
This Studebaker had some really cool coachwork, reminiscent of a sporty Stutz Bearcat or a luxurious Cord L-29.
It must take a ton of love and dedication to fully restore an old motorhome like this, though it probably houses a modern commercial truck chassis and engine underneath.
I don't think I've ever seen a Rambler Ambassador in such good shape, and the black/white color combo suits its generic styling very well. The wheel choice makes for a surprisingly muscular-looking little coupe.
I've seen plenty of Evoras before, but man is it a looker every time. I absolutely love the sleek styling of the Evora; I think its design competes well above its price point. I just wish Lotus had made is a hardcore driver's car like their other offerings, though it's probably safe to say it wouldn't've sold as well.
As pre-1930 cars start to lose their audience and 30s masterpieces become increasingly pricy, the AACA and CCCA crowd is turning more and more to mass-market luxury cars of the late 30s and early 40s. This Oldsmobile was absolutely impeccable, and wouldn't look out of place at a major Concours event.
Another car I've never seen before in person was a Maxton Rollerskate, with RX7 mechanicals and a custom tube chassis. They aren't worth much, but they're great little 90s substitutes for a Caterham.
Far and away my favorite hot rod of the show, this light blue number was both a traditional salt-flats racer (a genuine member of the 200MPH club at Bonneville) and an artistic creation that wouldn't look out of place as an AMBR qualifier.
Hot Damn! I'm telling ya take molds and make a kit car system for the ME's.
They look in good shape, how are the mechanicals?