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    Spent a crackin day with Gordon (WullieD20) yesterday, took the day off and went to Glasgow to see the Cars set off for Monte Carlo, from the RAC Club in Blythswood Square, met up with a 3 other friends and had some lunch, a walk to George Square to see the cars in concourse, then back to RAC Club to see them set off, followed by a nice dinner, all in all a crackin day out, great food, great event, and superb company, thanks again Gordon.

    Pictures here, i know some are blurry, it was deliberate besides all were shot without tripod or flash, i was travelling light

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pbird/s...96467645/show/

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    Cor,i bet it was brilliant. Nice openeing shot of the Beemer, that got my attention stradaway.
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    Yep, have to agree Paul, best day out for ages.

    As you said, great day out, great company and smashin grub........Absolutely knackered by the time I got home (especially as I was up before six the following morning!!)

    The photos are superb, especially in light of your explanation re NO flash and NO tripod.... (how the h.... were you still up after three in the morning AND go to work in the morning???)

    R has defo got the bug and discovered his XK is eligible for next year...... . .MMMMmmmmm

    Cheers to everyone who contributed to a memorable day,



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    I can function well on 3-4 hours sleep, just not repeatedly anymore

    that link has them in better order now, was backwards earlier.

    next year, he'll not let it go, but if you don;t go I'm sure he'll drag K along, or Mrs R

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    great pics.
    A few cars I could name, many I couldn't.
    I want the wee yellow Alfa.

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    Healy, or any of the Alpines, have a wee softspot for the Fulvias, the two that weren't in the rally that did it for me were the superbly turned out Morgan +8 and the little yellow 'seven, I
    Managed to name more than I expected.

    Can any one guess what the red open topped thing with the 2 stripes on the bonnet?

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    Couple of stunning shots of that big Healey Paul nice job.
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    Yeah, beauty isn't she. That was Louse Aitken-Walker driving the Heally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    Can any one guess what the red open topped thing with the 2 stripes on the bonnet?
    Toughie. Canny be a Ferrari, Lotus, Porche or Mazerati cos its front engine mount.
    Its not something silly like a Volvo is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roksoff View Post
    Toughie. Canny be a Ferrari, Lotus, Porche or Mazerati cos its front engine mount.
    Its not something silly like a Volvo is it?
    they aren't normally known for sports cars, but they do have a sporting heritage, and many class wins, the engine may be aircoooled. (the chassis is space frame with a plastic body, i'm really only looking for the engine maker)

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    VW?
    Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31)

    From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (Matthew 4:17)

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    took the red herring Umbro, not only VW who did air cooled.

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    Citroen ?
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    From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (Matthew 4:17)

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    SAAB?
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    nope

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post


    Can any one guess what the red open topped thing with the 2 stripes on the bonnet?
    Yep that would be a Skoda I reckon
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    well done that man, 1100cc skoda engine, bet it goes like stink!!

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    If I remember rightly Chops has had a dalliance with Skoda`s over the years, I seem to think he told me he still had a couple of air cooled estelles
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    I could not see the registration number on the Healey 3000 that Louise Aitken Walker was driving to see if it was a restored works replica or a genuine works car
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    Hi Andy

    looks like WFO 13 something, either 134 or 13A does that ring any bells, for what it's worth i think this was the lead car/pace car, number 0 it was not taking part as such iirc

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