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PostPost by: dunclentdr » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:12 pm

Classic early 70s advert - roar away, you beast you.

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PostPost by: prezoom » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:26 pm

A good friend dropped off (dumped?) boxes of old Road & Tracks, Sports Car Graphics and Car & Drivers some time ago. While taking a break from working on the Plus 2, I grabbed one of the boxes and started going through the magazines.

The Road & Tracks from 1964 had a series of ads for the Elan, each one different for the years months. The same sort of ads in 1963 seem to cover the Elite. My son-in-law had given me a mounted copy of the ad, which had the Elan with a leash attached for a Christmas present a couple of years ago. So, out came the razor blade and the ads will be mounted and framed for more stuff to hang on the walls.
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PostPost by: woodcock » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:37 pm

Now that's a really good friend, recycling to your garage/attic. Pictures on the wall!! I have a few from old MotorSport covers and my pride & joy is the July 9, 1965 cover of Time magazine.
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:11 pm

What happened to GKN's Europa with the Rover (Buick) 3.5 litre V8 in it? That must have been a BEAST.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:27 am

Quart Meg Miles wrote:What happened to GKN's Europa with the Rover (Buick) 3.5 litre V8 in it? That must have been a BEAST.


It was restored and living in Connecticut USA I think last I heard

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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:29 am

That was registered GKN 47D.
I think Rohan is right. I also understand that replicas have been built, on replica type47 chassis as well as other, modified Europa chassis.
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:35 pm

rgh0 wrote:It was restored and living in Connecticut USA I think last I heard


Actually a few miles to the north in Massachusetts, this photo taken at KTR Motorsports in Ayer, Massachusetts where the bulk of the restoration was performed. My apologies for the dubious quality of the image.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:08 pm

CBUEB1771 wrote:
rgh0 wrote:It was restored and living in Connecticut USA I think last I heard


Actually a few miles to the north in Massachusetts, this photo taken at KTR Motorsports in Ayer, Massachusetts where the bulk of the restoration was performed. My apologies for the dubious quality of the image.



I was close :lol:
All those mini states in the Northeast are the same :D . When I lived in Texas they were all just "damm yankees" :evil:

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:48 pm

Rohan,
Yes, you are certainly close. Having been born in New England and living here for most of my life I take umbrage to the notion that our six states are homogeneous in character. :D However I have also been in Texas often enough to appreciate that there, New England is thought to be about the size of certain suburbs of Dallas, and a suburb that no right-minded Texan would visit at that. :twisted: When in Texas I have always enjoyed the bumper stickers reading "US Out of Texas".
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PostPost by: jimj » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:22 pm

Texit?
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:40 pm

jimj wrote:Texit?


Very clever!
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:06 am

For a true Texican the only one of the six flags that have claimed sovereignty over Texas that they recognize is the "Republic of Texas" which is the current state flag.

All the other 5:
Spanish
French
Mexican
Confederate
USA.

They are mere interlopers :twisted:
Texit forever :lol:
At least that is what I learned in the bars after work with the good old boys I worked with :D

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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:26 pm

As an ex-pat Texas resident of 20 years or so, I agree with Rohan.
A lot of them fiddly New England states are like a good sized Texas county.
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PostPost by: prezoom » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:51 pm

I think there is a small spread (read ranch) in North West Texas that covers something like 5 counties.
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PostPost by: prezoom » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:11 pm

That said, San Bernardino County in the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia is larger than all the states in New England other than the state of Maine, or New York, if you count that as a New England state. And bigger than any of the two others combined.
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