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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by ScimmyMike » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:15 am

Oaksey wrote:I really like Sciroccos... :oops:
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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by badger » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:25 am

The Mk I Sciricco was a truly great car. It was sleek, graceful, had that 'sporty' look and was most definitely of it's time with it's paper sharp angles - it is obvious from just about any angle that it was styled by a man that knew how a car should look. The Mk II however ticks none of those boxes for me, the great unwashed didn't like it too much either - it's production run was 50% longer than the Mk I yet it only sold 60% the number of units. If only the Mk II had looked as good as the later more expensive Corrado.....


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by tanuki » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:57 am

I know it's far too late for the challenge 'Looking up' ... but just for the fun, this is the photo I would have sent
way back in April - if only I had the Purple at that time :roll: :roll: -
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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by toomanysabres » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:59 am

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By the way this is where the folk on the International will be parking next Sunday


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by tanuki » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:44 pm

Wow ... there's a fair number of english cars in there ... but tick them out and you're still with a large
number of french/italian/german cars :lol: You've raised the level rather high, didn't you ? :mrgreen:
Looking forward to parking on this place next week-end 8)
I might have a quick run to Laon tomorrow ... just checking how long it takes to drive up there ...
I don't want to be late on Saturday morning :roll:
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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by toomanysabres » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:29 pm

No came back on Tuesday. Laon Classic was sat & sun did a final recce on mon. Had to do a final bit on tue morning as there was a route barre monday pm due to a cycling race. How can they shut a main road on a Monday. Hope we don't get similar next weekend. It really messes things up.


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by toomanysabres » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:41 pm

tanuki wrote: I don't want to be late on Saturday morning :roll:
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Aim for at least 8:30. March in as if you own the place and go in the restaurant on the left you will most likely be able to nick a cup of coffee without being seen. Toilets are left left opposite reception. Paperwork will be in red folders on a table in the lobby. I may be out initially as I have to go out very early to check something.

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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by scimjim » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:41 pm

badger wrote:The Mk I Sciricco was a truly great car. It was sleek, graceful, had that 'sporty' look and was most definitely of it's time with it's paper sharp angles - it is obvious from just about any angle that it was styled by a man that knew how a car should look. The Mk II however ticks none of those boxes for me, the great unwashed didn't like it too much either - it's production run was 50% longer than the Mk I yet it only sold 60% the number of units. If only the Mk II had looked as good as the later more expensive Corrado.....
I liked the Scirroco too - and the Corrado (particularly mit kompressor :D ) I always thought the new car should have been called the Corrado as it had much more in common with it.


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by philhoward » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:44 pm

In that case, my previous car was the right choice -Scirocco Mk3 mit doppel kompressor :)

Tom Karen mentioned the Mk3 Scirocco as having the same lines as the GTE - rising waistline, falling roofline..


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by reliant-reviver » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:33 am

Don't think I can quite top Geoffs pic, but hey ho. Presuming this hasn't closed yet -

I give you 3 German vehicles pre 1990 parked up near me.

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Taken on the way to work this morning. The blue Beetle isn't always there, despite the running boards and presence of much rust and grime, it is in use! For that I love it.

Can't see your club sticker btw Geoff :P


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by toomanysabres » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:02 am

reliant-reviver wrote: Can't see your club sticker btw Geoff :P
OK hands up - It doesn't have one. Pic doesn't qualify I just posted it as one of my wobblers as I had just got back from Laon.
I will try properly over the coming weekend if I can find one.


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by reliant-reviver » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:41 am

When's the closing date on this?
I'm now noticing photo opportunity's everywhere!


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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by Oaksey » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:12 am

Sorry, thought I'd put it.

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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by ScimmyMike » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:13 pm

Might have missed the closing date but thought I'd bung this up from the supermarket carpark in Calais, not quite where you's expect to come across an Alfa of this vintage but I think it might just be pre 1990 :lol: :lol:
Anyone (Roger :?: ) identify the model then.
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Re: 2014 Photo Challenge

Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:58 pm

I think you're right that it's a '50s Alfa Romeo - probably a 1900 "Disco Volante" (one of the later, more conventionally bodied versions). I should be able to easily tell exactly, as it's got a Goodwood Festival of Speed sticker on the side (the silver/grey elipse), though it may not relate to this year, as I can't find it in the programme. :)


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