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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post
Years ago on my way to Mosport a slick little tricked up Innocenti came up behind me and gave me a run. That was a neat little critter. A mini that had been cleaned and pressed by Bertone.

For reference (not that it looks much different from a regular Mini):

 

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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post
 

For reference (not that it looks much different from a regular Mini):

 


More like

 


Except with fender flares and a ground scraping air dam.

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Here ya go...

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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Here ya go...


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.

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Have you seen the trailer for the upcoming "Need for Speed" movie starring "Jesse" from Breaking Bad? Looks like a fairly typical video game-based movie - lots of sound, flame and fictional cars.

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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Have you seen the trailer for the upcoming "Need for Speed" movie starring "Jesse" from Breaking Bad? Looks like a fairly typical video game-based movie - lots of sound, flame and fictional cars.

Looks terrible....... 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'd much rather watch this..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2_rzplq7Uw even though its a fanboy thingy
 

Edited by veyrongatti - 10/26/13 at 6:56pm
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Oops, I had the wrong generation of Innocenti. The later ones are also cool, but they just look too generic for my tastes.

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Just because...

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Thread Starter 
Why I never win arguments in this house:

Me: "Your reasons aren't even remotely logical."
Her: "Well, not all reasoning is based on logic."

Now my head hurts.
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Why I never win arguments in this house:

Me: "Your reasons aren't even remotely logical."
Her: "Well, not all reasoning is based on logic."

Now my head hurts.


Buy an Ouija board:D

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There is reason, as in: "Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.” (Victor Hugo)

And then there is "reason", as in: "The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live." (George Carlin)
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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.

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Back in the 80s, a guy that I worked with was an old-time SoCal Hot Rodder and Salt Rat. He and his buddies had been going to The Salt since the 50s. He was in his 60s, and they were STILL running their salt car every couple of years. I don't think they went all that fast compared to the more modern cars, but for them, it was all about the run and trying to go faster than their previous best. He had a scrapbook with GREAT pictures - the classic group shots of guys in white t-shirts and crew cuts crowded around their rod and grinning like fools!
Edited by billybob_jcv - 10/27/13 at 6:55pm
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Thread Starter 
I like the rod up there, nice ride. I've been getting into the hot rod culture a little, of late. That Hi-Boy from the KC auction is an amazingly well put together little car, fast too. 4 of us were running around town, 2 in the rumble seat, and it was a lot of fun. Handling isn't the best, because the weight distribution is off, but we're going to move the battery to the back and try a few other tricks to even it out.

We found the Holy Grail of micros for my wife's collection, a Messerschmitt FMR TG500 and a KR201 both from a collector in Birmingham (Alabama, not the UK). The condition isn't the best, but they both run and I couldn't believe the price ($85k). "Cash only, no check! I don't take no checks! And no bank wire service neither!" LOL! Funny guy. rolleyes.gif




I'm a little annoyed with her right now, so I've not told her yet.
Edited by Magick Man - 10/27/13 at 11:00pm
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I like the rod up there, nice ride. I've been getting into the hot rod culture a little, of late. That Hi-Boy from the KC auction is an amazingly well put together little car, fast too. 4 of us were running around town, 2 in the rumble seat, and it was a lot of fun. Handling isn't the best, because the weight distribution is off, but we're going to move the battery to the back and try a few other tricks to even it out.

We found the Holy Grail of micros for my wife's collection, a Messerschmitt FMR TG500 and a KR201 both from a collector in Birmingham (Alabama, not the UK). The condition isn't the best, but they both run and I couldn't believe the price ($85k). "Cash only, no check! I don't take no checks! And no bank wire service neither!" LOL! Funny guy. rolleyes.gif




I'm a little annoyed with her right now, so I've not told her yet.


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?

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