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The absolutely delicious Lola GT MK6, designed by Eric Broadley.

For reasons unknown it never got much ink, despite it’s actual awesomeness.

Said awesomeness was such that this car became the basis for the legendary and iconic Ford GT40. Just so you know how good this car is…

I always loved it from the bottom of my heart and I still do.

How ’bout them Cortina taillights, eh what?! Heehee!

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This is the first ever Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 built, chassis number one and is the only RS500 to be built by Ford rather than Aston Martin Tickford. This car has the potential to achieve a record breaking sale price when it is sold by  Silverstone Auctions this May.Price estimate is between £90,000 and £120,000 for what is considered to be the RS500 ‘Holy Grail’.

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Years ago I had the fantastic opportunity to ride in the front passenger seat of an Americanized Merkur XR4TI as it was being driven by the inimitable Bob Bondurant … and I was duly impressed.

The Sierra Cosworth RS500, however, is an entirely different beast and would eat that thing for breakfast. This is a rally car.

Ahh, dreams, eh.

 

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Pontiac Banshee XP-833, 1964

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1966 Pontiac Banshee Concept.

via vintageclassiccars

I thought these were fab when I was a kid… still do. it Is unfortunate that the corporate mind of GM didn’t see what could have happened and they remained show cars … and we the people wound up with a restyled Camaro with a screaming chicken sticker on the hood. Sigh.

Aren’t these just fabulous?

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The 430bhp 4.7 Litre V8 Aston Martin Cygnet.. 1 of 1, Q commissioned exclusively for a customer via http://autofan.xyz

via derautofan

Can you imagine having enough money to be able to commission a unique custom car from Aston Martin?

Madonne.

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This is the wonderfully exciting Michelle Mouton.

Bruce MacInnes said I was really good… however… I swear I wish I could drive even a tenth as well as this lady.

A Hero and a Goddess all rolled into one.

Don’t get no better.

Nope.

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BlackFly – Flight

Opener
Published on Jul 12, 2018

For more information, visit https://opener.aero.

BlackFly – the newest flying car

BlackFly is latest attempt at flying car

Well now … maybe this one will become a viable vehicle. Time will tell, of course, but, oh man I can see myself in one of these. It would be exhilerating and maybe the thing that would stop me wanting to die so badly.

I am assuming, being that this is Western Greedland, that only the ludicrously wealthy will be able to afford one, but one never knows, do one?

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And I am lucky enough to know a couple. Amazingly lucky. This because I have not led a particularly good life. I have done such awful things.

And yet, the angels watch over me and help me get through the agony that is my life. That is because I can not stop the constant flow of memories, bad memories, of all those things I did. And it is quite literally constant, even while talking or working or typing this very sentence. It never, ever, stops.

Weird.

Here’s something different. For these parts. Well, maybe not that different.

Toyota Supra race car

Toyota Supra race car

They go pretty well, it seems.

Anyway, started this hours ago… distractions…

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All time record: Volkswagen has made history with the I.D. R Pikes Peak completing the climb in 7m 57.148s minutes to create a new record. Romain Dumas has bettered Sébastien Loeb’s time by 16 seconds (set in 2013). In doing so, he not only broke the previous record for electric vehicles, but defeated a field including cars with conventional drivetrains.

Sixteen seconds! Holy Moly!

Adi would be so proud… Bravo, lads!

enjoy.

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1954 Escher VW-Porsche Kleinbahn Prototype

Now this is an odd bird. Those windows look like theyre about as tall as the headlights are … which is seven inches.

Talk about a chop top… Nice tow ring up front. I dont think this went over too well, although Id have to research it. But, Germans are a practical lot… and this thing… looks far from practical.

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There is something that just feels right about getting even a little airborne. It’s a visceral thrill, let me assure you.

This 956 is doin’ it up nicely, especially considering it’s going uphill…

So powerful and dominant these were… a tradition carried on by the evolved 962 as well.

Power! Precision! A tough combination.

Awesome to watch.

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American Motors AMX/3. I wish this could have succeeded but the company was already tanking. Truly sad.

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Datsun 510. A serious contender back in the day.

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Another 510

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Die Käfer.

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Land Rover Lightweight. For serious offroading like none of the new owners ever dreamed.

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Morris Minor 1300

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Just way, way too cool.

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So glad the Corvette is nowadays a totally world-class ride.

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Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa “Red Head”

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‘Stang. Not Arnold!

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This is a 1967 Trident Clipper.

Of which I had never heard. I think thats very odd considering the year and my immersion, but, hey, there it is.

Ford 289 V8. Design and build by Carrozzeria Fissore. It’s the poor mans Aston Martin.

via vintageclassiccars, along with the basis for the copy.

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Jean Louis Lebreton
First Ferrari Boxer convertible by Coco Chinetti.
photo August 1993 Cos Cob CT.

An old pic from my dear friend Jean Louis taken at his shop down the road.

Jean was on the Chinetti roster from the year dot and was a member of N.A.R.T. for it’s entirety. He was at Le Mans working in pit and paddock when they won it all in 1965.

He is responsible for some fabulous memories…

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Maybach’s back … from the looks of this iteration, methinks Mercedes may have finally “gotten it” for this go ‘round.

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Which is good… it was an ultra luxury marque back in the day and an official supplier of high end veicoli to the upper echelons of the Reich.

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So yay, this is nice. It certainly does look like it will get the job done!

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Ferrari-GTC4Lusso

Lawd. Dat ass. This… is an automotive Goddess.

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

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Won’tcha, Lord?

AMG GTR

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Volvo TP-21 Hogster

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Track ready as standard.

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F50. Lovely fluidity.

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Bruce would be very proud.

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FIAT Abarth 1000 OTR (1965-68)

Very rare and peculiar model, sum of products were 35 pcs.

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They used to sell these FIATs around these parts and I assure you this model is pretty af from any angle. But never have I seen Carlo’s weaponization of same… nor likely will I ever, but hey, here it is!

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Motorsport division hood emblem…

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Proper SEV Marchal lighting. Nobody does lights better. And it’s owned by a Club member!

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Sweet bodywork and 3-piece BBS.

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Super sano.

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The look.

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Proper input!

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Gorgeous and thrilling.

Wunderbar und ausgeseichnet. Ja, ja.

Any fellow Clubbies know the owner?

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In response to this morning’s post…

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One of my favorite cars even in stock form… well, Carlo got to work on it to make it simply awesome.

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Also a favorite of the one who caused the vision. And therefore…

Mille grazie!

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Fiat Abarth X1/9 Prototipo, 1973. A racing version of Fiat’s mid-engined sports car.

But wait, Carlo would never leave us in the lurch…

Here’s a live one on the streets of Texas!

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Enjoy!

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Fiat Abarth Prototipo (1973)

The Fiat subsidiary Abarth, in 1973, developed the Abarth X1/9 Prototipo to replace the 124 Spider Abarth as Fiat’s main rally car, but another model was chosen. ‘Prototipo’ is a nice way of putting that nobody knows how many where produced. Parts where constantly swapped and changed during development process. It’s believed that a total of 5 where produced.

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Much peace.

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