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WIWIWD (What I Wish I Was Driving) today

  1. stogie530

    stogie530 May 19, 2019

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    Woke up this morning and took the dog for a walk thru town and came across a Ferrari Fest. Ran home and grabbed my camera to get some shots, was hoping to get some nice watch shots too, but amazingly, not too many people were wearing them. Took over 500 pics, uploaded a few. IMG_20190519_095950_505.jpg IMG_20190519_122154_613.jpg IMG_20190519_122015_999.jpg IMG_20190519_121707_258.jpg IMG_20190519_120811_217.jpg IMG_20190519_121313_074.jpg IMG_20190519_103609_334.jpg IMG_20190519_122309_530.jpg IMG_20190519_103315_366.jpg IMG_20190519_103348_580.jpg IMG_20190519_103535_305.jpg IMG_20190519_103248_744.jpg IMG_20190519_102907_860.jpg IMG_20190519_102749_541.jpg IMG_20190519_102417_208.jpg IMG_20190519_102310_621.jpg IMG_20190519_102227_820.jpg IMG_20190519_101851_722.jpg IMG_20190519_101716_018.jpg IMG_20190519_100425_609.jpg IMG_20190519_095950_505.jpg IMG_20190519_101320_474.jpg IMG_20190519_095918_547.jpg IMG_20190519_101545_993.jpg IMG_20190519_142530_111.jpg
    Had to include at least one watch pic.
     
  2. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon May 19, 2019

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    Very cool! What part of PA? Looks like it's probably an annual event.
     
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  3. stogie530

    stogie530 May 19, 2019

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    Skippack, Pa. It's about 35 miles Northwest of Philadelphia.
     
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  4. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon May 19, 2019

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    Looks like it's within about 10 miles of where my sister and brother-in-law live. Might be a good excuse to go visit next year.
     
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  5. stogie530

    stogie530 May 19, 2019

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    Definitely worth it
     
  6. mjb

    mjb May 29, 2019

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    Great pictures there Stogie! Nice job.

    I do love those older cars, such style, elegance and character. The Ferrari was always on my bucket list until I drove one (F355 I believe) and it felt and looked like an underpowered kit car. The old classics are of course, out of my price range.
     
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  7. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Jun 1, 2019

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    Easy . . . the ' 62 Saab 96 Two-Stroke I bought when it was just ten years old. Just to hear that high revving little engine and get a whiff of petroil again would be invigorating. I'd be 47 years younger too!
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  8. stogie530

    stogie530 Jun 1, 2019

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    Always had a penchant for Saabs, would love to find and restore a 1983 Saab 99
     
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  9. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Jun 1, 2019

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    My missis liked them too and asked me to find her one following a Beetle and early Scirocco. Unfortunately, my attention became diverted and I got her this 900, which was a thoroughly nasty piece of work! Glad I'm not driving that today!

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    With post-TS 96 Saabs I'd recommend a swift, merciful coup de grace rather than restoration!
     
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  10. Swissmister

    Swissmister Jun 1, 2019

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    That's easy.
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  11. stogie530

    stogie530 Jun 1, 2019

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    That is my nephew, who happens to be in Rolex school, favorite car.
     
  12. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Jun 1, 2019

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    No offence intended Stogie - I've had many passions for models that most people consider bonkers - jeez, I even thought the Arna ti not too bad when I was working at Alfa Romeo, (though I never said it out loud in sentient company, of course). But to me the 900 was bigger, heavier, more ponderous and expensive to maintain than it needed to be, and I've always liked small, lightweight, nimble cars best of all, hence currently driving a Lupo Gti.
     
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  13. stogie530

    stogie530 Jun 1, 2019

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    Maybe it's my Swedish heritage or maybe I just have a love of odd cars, but I have always loved Saabs and Volvos. The very 1st car I bought myself was a 1983 Volvo 244 turbo, I loved that car, passed it down to my little sis
     
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  14. Flintlock

    Flintlock Jun 2, 2019

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    Skippack was a motocross track location for me some 50 years ago, Flying Dutchman club. Of course only a Swedish motorcycle would do, Husqvarna. Sadly no longer made in Sweden. Whatever happened to those two stroke Saabs--lifetime warranty.
     
  15. Flintlock

    Flintlock Jun 2, 2019

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    That's a nice looking AC Bristol. Did someone shoehorn a 289 into it? It was pretty common to replace the heavy under-powered Brit engines with small block V-8s. Austin Healey 100-6/3000 bodies were adaptable. The Jensen with a Mopar 440 was a ripper. But popping a small block Chevy into a Healey doesn't mean you have a whole new car with your name on it. Shelby did do a good job of it, but it's still an AC Bristol with a Ford engine in it. It's like naming a watch after yourself and neither case or movement are in house.
     
  16. alam

    alam Jun 10, 2019

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    I’d like to be driving -or better yet, owning this one! this past Sunday as we enjoyed a nice Riesling wine along one of many small German towns by the Rhine river, this Mercedes in immaculate conditions parked in front of us. I was unable to talk to its owner as he quickly walked away from it...but his car sure caught the attention of everyone that walked by...

    ::love::
     
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  17. stogie530

    stogie530 Jun 10, 2019

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  18. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Jun 10, 2019

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    It was the Ace and shoe-horning in a 289 from Ford is exactly what happened ... until they got the 428 cu in.
     
  19. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jun 10, 2019

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    May I counter with this?

    Also enjoy the question....
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  20. Swissmister

    Swissmister Jun 10, 2019

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    Regardless of how you feel about it, Carroll Shelby is a legend in automotive history, and he is best known for taking existing automobiles and making them MUCH better and then putting his name on them. I have no problem with that. You should to start a petition to remove Shelby's accomplishments from the books, since you know the REAL truth. :rolleyes: Have a great day.