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From that microcar museum tour a few pages back, did anyone else notice the yellow thing in the background that looked like a 90's reinterpretation of an XJ13? Can anyone identify it?

 

 


http://microcarmuseum.com/tourindex.html

 

There is the full site. Darned if I can find it on the tour. Some incredibly interesting stuff on there if you have the time to go through it though.At first glance I thought it was a Porsche 904:eek:

 

It says they were all sold at auction last Feb. Magick, how did the minion miss that? Some great stuff in there and you could have probably got the daughter started on a collecting career. Probably cheaper than collecting live Disney characters:)

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I think you are on the wrong site. The pics are from this museum in Australia: http://www.motormuseumofwa.asn.au/ but I'm not sure if the microcar exhibit was permanent.
http://heinkelscooter.blogspot.com/2010/05/microcar-collection-at-whiteman-park.html
post #5553 of 9493
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No no, we didn't miss that, but they were all pretty much going for 25-75% premiums and I'm not the one doing the buying for micros.

Billy, we have a lot of go carts and all those midget racers, some will do well over 100mph. I was thinking more about something tiny and fast, but also slick and refined. There's also this, a `66 Sports 800 for a cool 75 large:



That sounds terrible, but it's one of only 42 in LHD and the engine has been enlarged to 1200cc with larger Weber carbs, putting out 75hp. That sounds anemic but it only weighs 1250lbs, so it'll move briskly.

You don't think the Disney thing was neat? Guess you had to be there, but we thought it was very cute.
Edited by Magick Man - 1/19/14 at 10:44pm
post #5554 of 9493
Well, you have to remember that I'm only ~2 hours away from D-Land, and I've been there a million times in my life. We're so close and we've seen it so often that it's not a big deal - even though it really *is* a big deal! redface.gif

I've never been to D-World - I suppose I should see it at least once...
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Well, you have to remember that I'm only ~2 hours away from D-Land, and I've been there a million times in my life. We're so close and we've seen it so often that it's not a big deal - even though it really *is* a big deal! redface.gif

I've never been to D-World - I suppose I should see it at least once...

I meant Emma and the costume characters, not D-world itself. I like the place, but I've been there too often to be awestruck by it anymore. Sure, she thought they were real cats, dogs, and mice, but she's not even 2 yet so I cut her a little slack there. wink.gif
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I don't want to be a smart@ss, but wouldn't the ultimate microcar essentially be this?

I don't think driving people is legal.

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Some day, the cars will become smart enough to be legally classified as "people". I know I have already met some people that I would consider less intelligent than the BMW i-Drive system.
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I think you are on the wrong site. The pics are from this museum in Australia: http://www.motormuseumofwa.asn.au/ but I'm not sure if the microcar exhibit was permanent.
http://heinkelscooter.blogspot.com/2010/05/microcar-collection-at-whiteman-park.html

I was about to say that it didn't look like the Bruce Weiner museum to me. I've been to that collection before it was sold.

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Some day, the cars will become smart enough to be legally classified as "people". I know I have already met some people that I would consider less intelligent than the BMW i-Drive system.


You've been watching Knight Rider reruns now, haven't you?

 

 

Come on admit it:D

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I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.


Edited by billybob_jcv - 1/20/14 at 6:20pm
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Which of course leads to ...

 

 

post #5562 of 9493
Imagine your car refusing to drive to your exs at 3 am while you are dead drunk.
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You've been watching Knight Rider reruns now, haven't you?

 

 

Come on admit it:D

 

Just for bringing that show up, I sentence you to this.......

 

post #5564 of 9493
Jeez, every time I try to raise our IQ and culture by presenting a great piece of literature or filmography, someone has to drag us down to the level of Hasslehoff's crotch...

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No more gifs of the Hoff's crotch, please. rolleyes.gif


Spent today hanging out, relaxing while the ladies went shopping, it was nice (and quiet). We've been talking about muscle cars and I don't think we've ever discussed the first ones from England, the Aston V8 and before that the DBS V8:






I've really wanted one, they're gorgeous, but haven't found the right car yet (the one on the bottom is for sale, BTW). Despite being a whole lot more expensive at the time, I'd definitely call them a Pony car, a luxury Mustang. With all the talk about the Equus (not the Kia) this started to get me thinking about maybe taking a salvaged AM V8 (70s) and making a modern Pro Touring version with a lot more power, 6-spd M/T, updated interior, new electronics, modern brakes, etc, the whole thing. Give it the Singer and Outlaw treatment.
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