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Old Aug 29, 2010, 6:35 PM   #11
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Those are just great .. the cars too ! I've never seen one of those Kaiser Darins .. looks very nice, but the Shelby and the Jag D look just the business !

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Ted, thanks for those shots. I'm one of those car enthusiasts, and really appreciated those shots. Was that a red Ferrari F-40 sitting beside the Cobra 289?? Surely you got a photo of that one. If so, please post it!
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Love those old car shots Ted, prolly 'cos I'm an old geezer myself. That D type looked brand new.
More memories about when I drove a 'Le Mans' D type on the sport car track at Aintree in the early 60's, the short version of the GP track. The Le Mans had the fin behind the drivers head.
Got a couple of laps in, respectable times and I didn't break it....

Like this one, (online photo)
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Hey Ted

Those are just great .. the cars too ! I've never seen one of those Kaiser Darins .. looks very nice, but the Shelby and the Jag D look just the business!

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Thanks, Harj
I'm a sucker for British cars - I drive a '67 MGB ragtop daily from 1971 to 1983, with only a minor engine overhaul during that time. That car was very reliable - it didn't have enough electrical circuits to draw the attention of the Prince of Darkness (Lucas). Once I learned how to tune and synchronize the two carbs it ran really well - it would do well over 100 mph (at least as indicated on the speedometer).

At this car show there was an example of what has always been to me the most beautiful car body style ever made (although this one has way too much chrome on it):



But you could never accuse the XKE of being reliable.

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Thanks, Steven.

Yes that's an F40. I didn't shoot that car because right after I shot the Cobra the F40's owner popped up the engine bay cover. That drew the guys over almost as effectively as a topless Angelina Jolie would have. So here's the F40's engine, which you can't actually see because of all the plumbing needed to feed it air through the twin turbos and remove the exhaust. But you do get a good sense of just how tiny the rear tires are.




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More memories about when I drove a 'Le Mans' D type on the sport car track at Aintree in the early 60's, the short version of the GP track. The Le Mans had the fin behind the drivers head.
Got a couple of laps in, respectable times and I didn't break it....
Ken, if you did respectable times and didn't break it, you did darned well. And I was a bit surprised the D-type didn't have the fin.

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Ooookaaaay, I guess I have to bow to public pressure and post another one.
Porsche's first production automobile, the 356. This one was built almost at the end of the production run (assuming it's a '64 as the license plate says; 1965 was the last year for them):



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TR4. All original. Paint has faded a bit.
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Ted, this is a wonderful series of classic or 'vintage' automobiles.
That F40 with the hood up is very impressive!!

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Frank, the TR4 was a nice car - thanks.

Zig, thanks for the comment. You will be happy to know that for $400 you can rent a portrait studio specifically set up to photograph a car. It comes complete with a $30K overhead lightbox, and is located (where else?) in California:

http://www.newbiestudios.com/home.html

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Frank, the TR4 was a nice car - thanks.

Zig, thanks for the comment. You will be happy to know that for $400 you can rent a portrait studio specifically set up to photograph a car. It comes complete with a $30K overhead lightbox, and is located (where else?) in California:

http://www.newbiestudios.com/home.html

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Thanks for the heads up Ted.
But for $400, I'd rather give the owner of the f40 the money to take me for a ride. I was thinking of Highway 1 around Big Sur

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