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« on: September 19, 2008, 11:33:48 pm »

Went on a company sponsored day out to the Goodwood Revival today.
What a fantastic event, as good as the Festival of Speed.

I'll post more pictures of other interesting cars later, but here is the only Matra I could find, despite the presence of Sir Jackie!






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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 09:10:53 pm »

Went on a company sponsored day out to the Goodwood Revival today.
I was there on Saturday, - didn't see the Djet, but I assume you got to get inside the "dress-code" area.

Pescarolo was driving a car there - but it wasn't a Matra. It looked a bit like a Cortina or Anglia, / but I have forgotten (and haven't got the programme at hand)  :/

There was also a lovely Daytona Coupe on the track, and one of the equally lovely Superformance Peter Brock replicas/newbuilt in the parkinglot.

I will also post pictures, as soon as I get them sorted and selected.

My weekend also saw me as passenger in an Ultima Can-Am, visiting the Ariel factory to pick up an Ariel Atom (no, not me, but a friend of mine :-) ) - pictures will follow.

/Lennart
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008, 09:34:40 pm »

My weekend also saw me as passenger in an Ultima Can-Am, visiting the Ariel factory to pick up an Ariel Atom (no, not me, but a friend of mine :-) ) - pictures will follow.

It must have been your hair after the Ultima experience that prevented you from entering any dress code areas!

Or did you forget to take off your vagabond costume? Grin

Must have been a great weekend Smiley I'm looking forward to your photos!

- Anders

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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2008, 12:43:27 am »

It must have been your hair after the Ultima experience that prevented you from entering any dress code areas!
I have a picture of my son in the Ultima, while they shot past us on the M3 - and its not just the hair which is affected, - his whole face is distorted from the kick in the back acceleration. Unfortunately the rearview mirror obscures the middle of his face, so the picture isn't very usable :-)

I thought my 3.0l V6  406 Coupe was rather nippy in mid accelerations, but having tried the Ultima (with half the weight and three times the power) it feels utterly dead Smiley


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Or did you forget to take off your vagabond costume? Grin
I'm known to live in my own times, with no (or very old) knowledge of fashion, so I should have fitted in nicely :-)

Pictures are being sorted - hope to get them uploaded later this evening. For now, here is a picture of Pescarolo racing.

/Lennart
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2008, 02:39:51 am »

ok, here are some of my pictures from Goodwood Revival 2008:

    http://www.sorth.dk/p/20080920/index.html

/Lennart
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2008, 11:57:55 am »

ok, here are some of my pictures from Goodwood Revival 2008:

Excellent photos, Lennart. You are an artist with that camera! Looks like it was an excellent event.

- Anders Cool
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2008, 03:38:46 pm »

Nice pictures. I won't bother to upload any of mine as they are much better.

I spent a looong time in the motor show area, with the cars of the future (from the perspective of 1966) as you really can't spend long enough looking at the Mclaren F1, Koeniggsegg, Veyron etc and my own particular favourite, Ferrari 288gto.

I see you too snapped some of the other lovely "bodies" on display...
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2008, 01:28:51 am »

Could it be a Singer Gazelle?  Definitely a Rootes Group car from the 60's and quite like a Sunbeam Rapier.
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2008, 08:29:57 am »

Definitely a Sunbeam Rapier.
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2008, 07:34:22 pm »

Right enough. I was looking for the big "Rapier" badge on the rear wing ut they were only fitted on the later mk IV version.
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2008, 10:10:21 pm »

Oh - I seem to have forgotten to announce the promised pictures of the Ultima and Ariel Atom factory visit:

    http://www.sorth.dk/p/20080919/index.html

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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2008, 10:09:38 am »

Oh - I seem to have forgotten to announce the promised pictures of the Ultima and Ariel Atom factory visit:

A word of warning to everyone thinking they like their job: Don't look at the Ariel Atom factory photos!!!
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2008, 10:00:44 am »

A word of warning to everyone thinking they like their job: Don't look at the Ariel Atom factory photos!!!
yeah nice eh?

I did tell the very friendly people that they must have the best jo in the world, to which they responded: "oh yes, we don't seem to have any problems turning up for work in the mornings :-)"

Most of the "dirty" production is done by subcontractors (chassis, suspensionarms etc) - the factory simply assembles the cars from nice clean, powder-coated parts.  It looked just like the pictures in a Haynes manual. Clean and inviting.

sigh, back to work.

/Lennart
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2008, 08:49:17 pm »

Definitely a Sunbeam Rapier.

OMG!! Shocked Shocked

The first car my parents bought was a Sunbeam Rapier when they lived some years in London... It was even sky blue in color. But if I understood them correctly, it was a cabriolet....

But none the less....
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2008, 09:48:28 pm »

Real class! They were sold as either a two-door saloon or a cabriolet, or, as we used to call them in the old days, a convertible.  Should have kept the name Sunbeam-Talbot though Grin
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