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  1. Prange

    Prange Jul 5, 2015

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    Anyone else like the Vincent?

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  2. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Jul 5, 2015

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    I do. My Dad bought a new Series D Rapide when he finished his national service and owned it for three years before selling it when he got married. He still talks about it (57 years after he sold it) as if it was sitting in his garage. I tried to locate it a few years back but with only the registration plate from the 1950s to go on, I came up with nothing.

    Back in the late 1980s, my uncle was involved with some sponsorship of John Renwick's Vincent project in historic racing which was an insanely low solo built using sidecar engineering theory. It was a rocket ship but twisty circuits were a challenge. I can remember watching it race at Thruxton which was probably its ideal circuit but it used to scare the proverbial out of the rider.

    For most of you who won't have heard of him, Renwick was one of the leading designers/builders of racing sidecar outfits back in the heyday of that sport.
     
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  3. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Jul 5, 2015

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    Love Vincents, glorious if somewhat eccentric machines. The most exotic I ever had was a BMW.

    and the damn thing only had one lung!

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  4. Pahawi

    Pahawi Jul 5, 2015

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    A classic at work :)



    Brave people those rally drivers……..
     
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  5. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Jul 5, 2015

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    Lets all pause and give thanks for the Ford Motor Company...... for providing cheap, stupidly fast cars to the general public for a lot of years.

    After all.... not everybody can afford the big dollar stuff.
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  6. SeanO

    SeanO Jul 5, 2015

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    it boggles the mind when you see the prices Escorts are reaching now.
     
  7. jw0n

    jw0n Jul 6, 2015

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    Did I miss the huge debate about how quick the M5 is? I mean the E60 M5 is fast, but easts Lambos and Ferraris for breakfast? I think they were likely just cruising after a heavy meal :p Maybe quick against the older F and L cars (e.g. 430, Gallardo), but certainly not by today's standards.

    And GTRs are monsters. I drove a Stage 2 tuned GTR putting out some 850hp on wheel; 0-100 in fast, and I hit a 330km/h on long bit of highway. Still the fastest car I've driven yet, and I've been lucky to have driven some pretty quick cars.
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  8. i20rider

    i20rider Jul 7, 2015

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    Fastest thing iv ever driven was my buddies grand sport c6 vette. I was last minute DD. Funny thing was I hadn't driven a standard in 5 year lol. But we didn't have a choice haha.

    The car has a YSI on a forged 376. It put down 1,102. OFF bottle on E85 Screenshot_2015-07-07-14-49-27-1.png
     
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  9. Paedipod

    Paedipod Aug 27, 2015

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    Walking around today..... ImageUploadedByTapatalk1440694843.027408.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1440694891.861901.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1440694924.580638.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1440694976.457014.jpg
     
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  10. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Aug 27, 2015

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  11. tpatta

    tpatta Happily spending my daughter’s inheritance Aug 27, 2015

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  12. kov

    kov Aug 28, 2015

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    I pic I took with my smartphone visiting a garage earlier in august. You liked La Ferrari : they have 11 of those in two showrooms :cool:

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  13. Hijak

    Hijak Aug 28, 2015

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  14. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Aug 28, 2015

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    First three sold for a combined total just shy of $35 million, before buyers premium!
     
  15. italy1861

    italy1861 Aug 28, 2015

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    My neighbor just picked this baby up.. C7 ZO6 Corvette convertible with 7-speed manual transmission... 650hp/650 ft.lbs torque.

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  16. Paedipod

    Paedipod Aug 28, 2015

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  17. italy1861

    italy1861 Aug 28, 2015

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    Your telling me! The two cars in the background are a 2007 Shelby GT500 coupe
    and a 2015 Shelby GT500 convertible.. The 2015 Shelby is rated at 662hp/631ft.lbs torque... The 2007 is a measly 500hp/480ft.lbs

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  18. Hijak

    Hijak Aug 29, 2015

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    :eek:One can dream though, right...
     
  19. erpin9

    erpin9 Sep 7, 2015

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    This is my 1992 Porsche 964 RSR 3.8. It has been upgraded with SpeedArt coil over shocks, Alcon 6-piston front disc brakes, roll cage and Lexan race glass.

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  20. Paedipod

    Paedipod Sep 7, 2015

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    unfortunately when you hit the LIKE button over a hundred times it still only registers once..........
    (makes the 991 GT3 that I saw this morning at the shops look like a toy......expensive and functional but not beautiful like this.)