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Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 11, 2013 - 11:28am PT
Back when I was Bitchen' and doing some world traveling, hanging in the Dolis, my gal and I came down off of a Via Ferrata into a vintage rally!
I think this is a Ferrari California:
(note the cobblestones)

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 11, 2013 - 11:31am PT
Coolest Jaguar known to man, a rare XKD; no doubt purpose built for racing, from the Ralph Lauren collection:



Check those knockoffs on the wheels: straight out of Ben Hur!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 11, 2013 - 11:49am PT
Hey Reilly, does your buddy have one of these knocking around in the garage:



A Gullwing Merc!
Would be fun to go tooling around in Sierra Madre or Upper Monrovia in one of these no?
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Apr 11, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Credit: TMJesse
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 11, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
That is not a trad car.... that is a classic!!!!

20 M is a bargain....... Last I heard a 62 GTO went for 39 M!!!

And Tar... that is a California in that photo. Biggest mistake of my life, and this is no lie, I had a chance to buy one of those for $7,000 in like 1985... and I had the CASH. It was in OK shape except for the little hole in cylinder #1....that would not have been to hard to fix.
When Enzo passed away, every one of his cars went up in value by 400%.

Anyway... love old 30's French cars, they are works of art.

Rilley TFPU
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 11, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
Had my Buicks mixed up. early 70s Riviera was what I ws thinking (not the wildcat)



And the Vette got on the "boat tail" design even earlier, a '63 Stingray seen here:



goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Apr 11, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
Those boat tails date back to '34 Packard's.

goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Apr 11, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
Ksolem

Apr 10, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
A 911 on an icy road... Yikes!!

Hell yeah!

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Hey Reilly, does your buddy have one of these knocking around in the garage:

No, Tar, he's all about Frogland: Voisin, Bugatti, Talbot-Lago, Hispano-Suiza,
and Delahaye. He has one of the three Bugatti EB 110SS produced after
Artioli resurrected Bugatti in '87. I'm still lobbying for a ride in that
or his new Veyron. ;-)
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Apr 11, 2013 - 06:09pm PT
Hey Goatboy, the vid is pretty cool, but why did they call it "ice racing"??? It is SNOW racing.

You need spikes for ice.

goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Apr 11, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
Or forget the cars and build a track like this down Boulder Canyon doubles as a mtb ride in summer.

moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Apr 11, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
The face clips are hilarious. Go-Pro go!

Was it a French-Trad?

Canadians are French, right?

;)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
Mr Drool, mon dieu, talk like that will get yer face rearranged in much of Canada.
Now you boys behave or I'll pull le plug on this thread; it's about Trad and
class, remember? Froggie Canucks doing kinky stuff on ice ain't in it!
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Apr 11, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
I stay corrected Mr. Reilly!

Can I post a pic of my VERY TRAD Yaris '2007?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2013 - 07:45pm PT
Bien sur mon ami! Laissez les bon temps rouler!

OOps! Konyechno, tovarish! :-)
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Apr 11, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
традиционный

traditionnel

tradycyjny

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MisterE

Social climber
Apr 11, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
Classy doesn't have to be fancy:

Credit: MisterE
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 11, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
Austin Healey 3000 or some such?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 11, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
A trad car is versatile in some regard,
Here the turbo Saab as beast of burden
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro

All to keep the home fires burning

Credit: Jaybro
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 11, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
Reilly said, about the guy who owns the car in the OP:
Tar, he's all about Frogland: Voisin, Bugatti, Talbot-Lago, Hispano-Suiza,
and Delahaye. He has one of the three Bugatti EB 110SS produced after
Artioli resurrected Bugatti in '87. I'm still lobbying for a ride in that
or his new Veyron. ;-)

I remember when Bugatti was resurrected: it's fantastic he has one of those!
Most of those cars don't even turn a head in the average enthusiast' s lexicon; but even punky boy tuners know what a Veyron is.

Frog land: I guess it helps to specialize in a specific and categorical engineering vernacular so you can get a handle on the recurring challenges?

Isn't the French stuff particularly difficult from a mechanical/wrenching/assessment/purchasing standpoint? I'm guessing he shops out any restoration, or does he just buy stuff that's already frame-up restored?

This guy's net worth must be equivalent to that of a small country !!!
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