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  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,983
    edited February 8

    @andys120, yep, fun youtube.com although more sliding in the dirt would have been even more fun - Desert Showdown: 2011 Nissan Juke vs. 1971 Datsun 510.

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,396
    edited February 8

    Weird but cool>

    It's a race car but it shouldn't be hard to figure what it's based on. The guy at the wheel is Max Hoffman who practically created the Euro Auto business in the US. How 'bout those wheels? They are apparently actual 1950s racing wheels.

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,554

    @andys120 said: Weird but cool>

    It's a race car but it shouldn't be hard to figure what it's based on. The guy at the wheel is Max Hoffman who practically created the Euro Auto business in the US. How 'bout those wheels? They are apparently actual 1950s racing wheels.

    It is Porsche 356 based. The wheels seem to predate that Porsche style which was still hanging around for the early 911s, drilling circular holes in a dished pressed steel wheel. However, they look more cartoon spaceship than anything else

    The marking around the cockpit seems to suggest a removed front screen and side curtains, rather than actual windows

    Anyone able to give a more accurate idea

    Cheers

    Graham

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,554

    G'day

    Now for something completely different

    Cheers

    Graham

  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,361

    @wgrafer said: Wouldn't it be nice if there was a "reply" button? Oh well.. the car looks like a '50 MG TD with Jack & Jackie. Sadly, brother Teddy's Chappaquadik brave moment involved a '69 Olds. RIP Mary Jo Kopechne.

    I agree with the sentiment, but that's a '67 Olds.

  • tmarttmart Posts: 998

    Looks like a Moke.

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,554
    edited February 9

    @tmart said: Looks like a Moke.

    G'day

    Yes a Mini Moke with a slightly odd history, driven 30,000km from London to Sydney in a Marathon across, Europe, Asia and Australia. It ultimately ran 35th in a highly competitive event which had more than its share of bizarre event.

    More "Wacky Races" than motor race, there were several candidates for the role of Dick Dastardly - but sadly, no Muttley!

    By the time that it reached Perth it was seven days late so the organizer decreed that the Australian leg would be run as a seven day continuous drive, rather than the fourteen days expected. The last finisher turned up about nine weeks late.

    Cheers

    Graham

  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,884

    @grahampeters said: Graham

    Did that Marathon start here from Covent Garden some time in about 1983 -6? I went to the start of that - I remember one car went down the road three hundred yards and got lost - they came back about ten minutes later. There were some really unusual cars in that event - especially from our perspective, as quite a few were models not made here....

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,554

    @magnette said: Did that Marathon start here from Covent Garden some time in about 1983 -6? I went to the start of that - I remember one car went down the road three hundred yards and got lost - they came back about ten minutes later. There were some really unusual cars in that event - especially from our perspective, as quite a few were models not made here....

    The London Sydney Marathon was in 1977, following an earlier one in 1968. I think there have been later ones in 1993 and more recently but these have been unable to go through Iraq.

    The route went from Covent Garden Opera House to Sydney Opera House, so the start point is right; you are just older than you thought!

    Cheers

    Graham

  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,884

    @grahampeters said: Graham

    Come to think of it I was at college when I went so it was 1977 - I remember the one in the sixties that the Hillman Hunter won (I saw the car at the subsequent Motor SHow in London) but was a kid in Wales then.

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,396
    edited February 9

    The weird Porsche-looking car I posted before (here it is again) is a 1952 Glockler-Porsche>

    This was the creation of a German VW dealer who was one of the first to race Porsches. Unlike the later Porsche 550 which it resembles, the Glocker cars used the standard rea-engine placement.

    More> img.gawkerassets.com/img/19eyizpe2d3rfjpg/ku-xlarge.jpghttp://

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,396
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,588
    edited February 10

    The next Benz short person special?

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,601

    2015 S Class Coupe.

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,396

    @robr2 said: 2015 S Class Coupe.

    Yup, pretty slick, me thinks

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,396
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,588

    VW Corrado. Mid 90s?

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,554

    @andys120 said: ![](http://bringatrailer.com/wpm com rent/plugins/PostviaEmail/images/1992_Volkswagen_Corrado_Front_resize.jpg "")

    G'day

    Funny but only a day or two ago was chatting with my boss who had a 92 Corrado which he swears is the asll time best car he owned.

    Cheers

    Graham

  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,912

    Those look like Audi wheels on the Corrado.. They should have just named it the Scirocco..

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,396

    @kyfdx@Edmunds said: Those look like Audi wheels on the Corrado.. They should have just named it the Scirocco..

    Yep, that's an early ('92) Volkswagen Corrado. This particular car has been customized with an Audi, TT Turbo drivetrain, hence the Audi wheels. That looks like the VR6 body, introduced in 1992.

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