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Vesontio Classic Cars club monthly meeting- picture-heavy!

Post by Oldconn » Sun May 15, 2016 5:28 pm

This is another club I have discovered at Besançon . This weekend's turnout was particularly good, being the Pentecost holiday - and a bright, sunny day.
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One of several Corvette Stingrays;
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A really nice MG TF 1250, and a Morgan Plus-4.
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Brits well represented.
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An Alfa 1750 ready for Classic rallying;
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The Lotus formation team;
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The smartest of the Elises;
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A pretty pair of Minis;
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A supercharged Corvette 6.2litre!
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Ferrari Modena and AH 100/6 which said it had been imported from Cuba! ?
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A Martin - (French Lotus lookalike)
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A very clean Caterham;
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"Candy" posing for pictures;
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An immaculate TR3A with appropriate accessories.


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun May 15, 2016 9:44 pm

Superb photo shoot Ian.
Interesting the first pic, early and last years of the Stingray side by side - 1970 (I think) and 1982 cars, the latter very rare with crossfire injection and NOT an anniversary edition.
The Martin is also rather neat, is that an all-alloy body?


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Post by Oldconn » Mon May 16, 2016 8:15 am

Yep! The Martin is (I was told) no longer made because the French authorities demanded too many mods to make it comply with French standards. So many of the components are so similar to the Caterham , it makes me wonder why Martin bothered at all!
EDIT: I did a bit more research, it turns out Martin is now selling the Caterham in France under licence. His original Super Seven replica(he also did a Cobra, a GT40 and a Morgan) had an aluminium body incorporating some moulded GRP pieces , so I guess the current offering is similar spec.


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon May 16, 2016 11:24 am

Why on earth would anyone make a Morgan replica?


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Post by Oldconn » Mon May 23, 2016 12:17 pm

My thoughts exactly! Why make replicas of the Seven , and why import a famous marque and give it another name? Methinks Martin must be an eccentric character to say the least.


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Post by scimjim » Mon May 23, 2016 9:09 pm

The Martin isn't an imported Westfield, it's another replica. Westfield France import the genuine copies :-)


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Post by scimjim » Mon May 23, 2016 9:10 pm

DARK STAR wrote:Why on earth would anyone make a Morgan replica?
(a) you can't build a Morgan, (b) cost and (c) cost :-)


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon May 23, 2016 9:17 pm

Ok Jim, since you have made a convincing case for the replica I'll re-phrase the question 8)
Why on earth would anyone want a Morgan, real or otherwise?


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Post by scimjim » Mon May 23, 2016 9:25 pm

I concur :-)


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Post by tanuki » Tue May 24, 2016 7:00 am

DARK STAR wrote:Why on earth would anyone want a Morgan, real or otherwise?
Personally I'd rather meet a MorganE - there is a lovely one working at the office :lol: -

Back to topics ... maybe the interest in woodcraft :roll: ?
A neighbor and club's friend is just starting the restoration of his '70 model ...
he reckons it will be a 2-year project ahead of him by the look of some of the woodframes :?

About the Caterharms and various Seven replicas, we could open a whole thread and :w :mrgreen:
The Seven is probably one or the most replicated models :D

Thanks Ian for the nice pics and reporting ... keep 'em coming !

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Post by DARK STAR » Tue May 24, 2016 11:17 am

If I wanted to practice my woodwork I'd rather have a Marcos :)


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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue May 24, 2016 2:25 pm

DARK STAR wrote:If I wanted to practice my woodwork I'd rather have a Marcos :)
But if Jim's going to worry about the price, there's something that would be costin too much..... :wink:

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Post by scimjim » Tue May 24, 2016 3:03 pm

He's a little Jem isn't he :mrgreen:


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Post by philhoward » Tue May 24, 2016 3:04 pm

Will you two stop barking at each other? Wodden it be nice if we got on nicely and stop worming out cheeky comments? Goes against the grain.. :mrgreen:


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Post by DARK STAR » Tue May 24, 2016 6:37 pm

Holidays did you good Phil ;)
It's a saw point, all these cutting comments.


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