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glatt 06-07-2016 11:28 AM

I've been spending too much time looking for the source image, but I'm 99% sure it's a picture of a 1950s MG TD roadster. Some roadsters have wire spoke wheels, but most have those steel wheels with hub caps. And the shape of the bumper with that rivet in that spot. It's an MG TD.

xoxoxoBruce 06-07-2016 02:44 PM

I'm pretty sure it is a photoshop, no way he could drive a rig like that.

Clodfobble 06-07-2016 05:21 PM

How could you see out the front? It's taller than his head.

xoxoxoBruce 06-07-2016 10:29 PM

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That's why I said it's to be seen, not see. I'm sure he couldn't get plates in any state, and if he did he couldn't drive it. Got to be a photoshop. Even Mr Pig wouldn't want it.

Pamela 06-08-2016 05:54 PM

What a pretty car! After restoration that is.

xoxoxoBruce 06-08-2016 05:56 PM

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Why yes, I've got a couple old cars in the outbuilding. :lol2:

Pamela 06-08-2016 06:01 PM

Next time I overnight in Denver, I want to visit here.

xoxoxoBruce 06-08-2016 06:28 PM

That looks cool. I'd heard of it somewhere, probably in a blog. :thumb:

Pamela 06-10-2016 08:46 PM

Clive Cussler is a prolific writer of men's adventure books, notably the Dirk Pitt adventures. I have read all of his books, even the nonfiction.

xoxoxoBruce 06-11-2016 12:34 PM

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Hey Boss, I finished sweeping the shop and cleaning the toilet, eh. What do I do next?

Hold on sweetie
Well, uh, take that pile of sheet aluminium, and... uh... make me a Batmobile... and take your time, eh.
Now where were we baby

Carruthers 06-11-2016 01:19 PM

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Owner of classic E-type Jaguar crashed car just moments after having it restored

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The owner of a 100,000* classic Jaguar crashed his beloved motor just moments after starting the vehicle's engine - following years of work to restore it to its former glory.

Photos of red 1973 V12 Jaguar were uploaded onto social media after the crash after it crashed into a road lamp on Monday 6 June.

The images show the vehicle's front bonnet and head light crumpled around the metal pole, situated several metres from a busy commuter road in Ely, Cambridge.
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Cambridgeshire Police posted the images on social media in order to to raise road safety awareness.

PC Ali McKenzie, who dealt with the crash, said the car had only been on the road "briefly" before the crash - but that the owner escaped unscathed.

"The car had recently been fully restored with a painstaking attention to detail, and had only been out on the road briefly before the accident happened," he said.

"We've seen a lot of vehicles damaged on our roads recently, but I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything quite as nice as this one in a long time.
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Responding to the post on social media, local residents in Cambridge appeared less than sympathetic to the car's owner.

Jay Rodgers asked officers if the "lamp post was okay", warranting a similarly mocking response from Cambridgeshire Police, who said that the local council would be "very upset" about the damage caused to its "beautiful 1973 vintage" lamp post.

Rob Blair wrote: "Poor bugger. What a beautiful car. Still, his safety is a blessing. The car can be repaired."

Local Giles Saunders, 49, said: "What a real shame - to have spent all that time and money restoring a beautiful car only to have a prang as soon as you get behind the wheel. "The guy must be gutted, but at least it's repairable."

The cost of repairing the vehicle is expected to run into the tens of thousands of pounds.

"It's a great shame.We are having to deal with very unpredictable conditions on the roads at the moment, please do take care."
* $143,000!

What can you say?

Daily Telegraph

Gravdigr 06-11-2016 01:27 PM

It's beauty was somewhat limited anyway by the travesty of having to mount the licence plate on the hood, so...

xoxoxoBruce 06-11-2016 01:42 PM

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He's likely got more than sheet metal damage, because the V-12 E types have so much stuff packed into the tiny engine compartment. :(

Carruthers 06-11-2016 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 962097)
It's beauty was somewhat limited anyway by the travesty of having to mount the licence plate on the hood, so...

As I recall, on this side of the Atlantic at least, the plate was self-adhesive vinyl applied to the bonnet/hood which didn't spoil the lines of the car.
I get the impression that wasn't/isn't allowed in the US?

xoxoxoBruce 06-11-2016 01:52 PM

A ball-gag on the Mona Lisa? A brassiere on Venus de Milo? A jockstrap on Michelangelo's David? Savages!

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