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Any car fanatics here? (1 Viewer)

indianroads

Staff member
Global Moderator
Not cars - in Colorado, classic cars don't hold up well against the salt and gravel they put on the roads in winter. The MC in my WIP drives a 57 T-Bird, that's as close as I can get.

However... I do have two Indian motorcycles.
 

Bloggsworth

WF Veterans
Look at my avatar... Actually, I'm not a fanatic, I'll drive anything, ride-on lawnmower, tractor, whatever; if it has wheels and an engine, I'll have a go... My favorite car was my Lotus Elan.
 

Joker

Senior Member
Look at my avatar... Actually, I'm not a fanatic, I'll drive anything, ride-on lawnmower, tractor, whatever; if it has wheels and an engine, I'll have a go... My favorite car was my Lotus Elan.

Dude, I love Lotus. How'd you get it and what happened to it?
 

Bloggsworth

WF Veterans
Dude, I love Lotus. How'd you get it and what happened to it?

I worked for Lotus during my school holidays, then full time after I left school in 1963; after leaving Lotus I worked for Diva Cars building GT cars for drivers like the late John Miles, who later drove for Lotus in F1.

I saved up for My Elan, but a 30 year-old specialist car is not a practical proposition in a rented garage, 2 miles away, with no electricity or water, so I reluctantly sold it.

I raced a Mk11 Merlyn in '71 and a friend and I built the Nomad FF in my avatar which I raced in 1972.
 

Joker

Senior Member
I worked for Lotus during my school holidays, then full time after I left school in 1963; after leaving Lotus I worked for Diva Cars building GT cars for drivers like the late John Miles, who later drove for Lotus in F1.

I saved up for My Elan, but a 30 year-old specialist car is not a practical proposition in a rented garage, 2 miles away, with no electricity or water, so I reluctantly sold it.

I raced a Mk11 Merlyn in '71 and a friend and I built the Nomad FF in my avatar which I raced in 1972.

I see. What're you driving now?
 

indianroads

Staff member
Global Moderator
I'd like a Pantera - does that count.
I worked with a FCC compliance expert years ago that collected cars designed by De Tomaso.
 

Gofa

Friends of WF
Oh dear time to confess I like cars
cionfession is good for the soul they say
built a Lotus 7 4AGE turbo 300 hp at wheels 620 kg Sold it last year it was scary
since buying a BMW 335 twin turbo convertible with 400hp i could be scared with more style points
now down to 4 BMWs one VW Tiquan and mustang convertible
oh and a Suzuki RF900 i rebuilt from a wreck
 

Joker

Senior Member
Oh dear time to confess I like cars
cionfession is good for the soul they say
built a Lotus 7 4AGE turbo 300 hp at wheels 620 kg Sold it last year it was scary
since buying a BMW 335 twin turbo convertible with 400hp i could be scared with more style points
now down to 4 BMWs one VW Tiquan and mustang convertible
oh and a Suzuki RF900 i rebuilt from a wreck

Why so many Beemers?
 

Gofa

Friends of WF
X5 X3 323 335 323 1999 bought 2005 now being stripped out to be track car
i just dont sell them old friends and trade in not enough
a holiday home takes the X3 X5 335 daily driver
wife VW
the mustang is in US left with brother in law when we returned to NZ
before covid i flew to US and drove around
hope to start again May next year
i like driving
 

Jan

Senior Member
I like to drive, but I wouldn't call myself a fanatic. Revving my car and doing fast accelerations is about all I do.
 

Mark Twain't

Staff member
Board Moderator
I do like cars but, like Jan, I wouldn't call myself a fanatic. I certainly enjoyed driving until disability made it difficult but a couple of years ago, I had hand controls fitted and it gave me a new (driving) lease of life. Then the pandemic hit and my car didn't leave the drive for 4 months!
 

TL Murphy

Met3 Member
Staff member
Chief Mentor
I had a ‘52 Packard when I was 16 (1972). It was a tank. I got it for free. A neighbor was moving and called me up, said if I could get it out of his garage I could have it. I pushed it home, put a new battery in it and drove it for 2 years. No insurance, no registration. I just bombed around with expired plates, smoking pot. What an idiot. Never got pulled over. Apparently, it was the first production automatic transmission. But don’t quote me on that. I sold it for $500 when I went to college to a guy who was starting a Packard dealership. The last production Packard was built in Detroit in 1956.
 

Joker

Senior Member
I had a ‘52 Packard when I was 16 (1972). It was a tank. I got it for free. A neighbor was moving and called me up, said if I could get it out of his garage I could have it. I pushed it home, put a new battery in it and drove it for 2 years. No insurance, no registration. I just bombed around with expired plates, smoking pot. What an idiot. Never got pulled over. Apparently, it was the first production automatic transmission. But don’t quote me on that. I sold it for $500 when I went to college to a guy who was starting a Packard dealership. The last production Packard was built in Detroit in 1956.

Nah, automatics were coming out during the war. Still fairly early though.

And they say kids now are stupid, lol.
 
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