Doomed, doomed, we're all doomed.

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rolymo35 wrote:

reply to Duesie   Yes the Mustang is a bit cruddy but barn finds don,t always come all spived up, polished and ready to go on show, someone has to get dirt and grease under their finger  nails  before the cars become habitable and enjoyable. The Mazda mx5 (miata) has an American made body kit  fitted which is not a copy of anything, because of copyright laws it has styling features that tend to suggest a Ferrari heritage but thats all. There are no manufacturers badges only the designers emblem (Simpson Design) If the lawyers get you for copyright infringment they send the sherriff or law enforcement officers with chain-saws to chop up your moulds,This  car has modified suspension and a stage 2 Jackson Supercharger kit fitted which produces 6-7lbs boost , which makes for quite an interesting car.The Thunder-Saloon Vauxhall Viva V8 photo's were taken right in centre of   B'ham  just across from the Bull-ring at the J F kennedy memorial by Snow- Hill train station.  there is quite a story with that car so I will do a feature on it in a week or so. 

 

Thanks for the info. I was only pulling your chain about the Mustang, I would take that off your hands anyday, an easy car to restore too with worldwide parts availability - sort of the American MGB in that regard. As for the copyright laws and kit cars I was well aware of such cases, I remember when the first rash of Cobra lookalikes caused trouble a long time ago, and I bet Ferrari are a lot more diligent in protecting their rights. However, it is obvious what 'look' that Mazda kit is aiming for. And thanks for the Brummy mosaic, now I remember. Looking forward to the gen on the Viva though.

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Someone might be interested in this info

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  Here is a British Racing Green version !

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Anyone care to identify the above quote? There's a couple of top Googlers on here who will get on the case pronto. But why doomed? Well C&SC is just coming up to it's thirtieth birthday and the esteemed James Elliott is mentioning Stags while the forum has questions about someone who wants his 1999 Jag S to be a classic, when all real Jag fans recognised it as a grasping at straws attempt by a company about to go under trying to recapture an imagined lost youth. At least we can hope that it does better under Tata than it did with Ford. Then, worse, there is someone who asks the value of a Nissan Primera. Last chance guys - bring back the classics. Anyone out there got a pre1930 Bentley? A Bugatti? Or more likely, a decent early Mustang? Cortina even, help!

Harking back to the original subject:

"Who do you think you are kidding Mr. Penguin, when you think the subjects done..."

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DUESIE wrote:

Anyone care to identify the above quote? There's a couple of top Googlers on here who will get on the case pronto. But why doomed? Well C&SC is just coming up to it's thirtieth birthday and the esteemed James Elliott is mentioning Stags while the forum has questions about someone who wants his 1999 Jag S to be a classic, when all real Jag fans recognised it as a grasping at straws attempt by a company about to go under trying to recapture an imagined lost youth. At least we can hope that it does better under Tata than it did with Ford. Then, worse, there is someone who asks the value of a Nissan Primera. Last chance guys - bring back the classics. Anyone out there got a pre1930 Bentley? A Bugatti? Or more likely, a decent early Mustang? Cortina even, help!

Harking back to the original subject:

"Who do you think you are kidding Mr. Penguin, when you think the subjects done..."

Aye Mr Penguin, 'twas Private James Frazer played by John Laurie.

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   Doomed, Doomed, We are all Doomed !! Speak for yourself !!  ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ we are doing great mate !! sounds like a cry for " HELP "So here goes, you ask for a Cortina in your original post , here comes a lifeline :-  My Ford LOTUS-CORTINA twin-cam, recovered from the ruins in the city of Vienna, transported back to my workshop for my son & myself to revive and race another  day.

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  Lots of broken finger nails and raw knuckles later things start to shape up with the LOTUS and race day figures in our future !!

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   Another sign of progress , when the oily bits get married to the body ?

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 And finally the great day arrives, up early ,load up the car and off we go to the track at last !! perfect day , climax to a long held dream, live that first day experience, sublime expectations,just hope I am not disappointed. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  conclusion:- Cortina's are fun ?

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Thanks for the Cortina story RolyMo. The Cortina probably was too common for too long to be taken seriously in classic circles. Lotus excepted of course, and they even get the occasional showing in C&SC, but the lesser models have always been confined to Practical Classics as a poor boys old car. Maybe now with enough time passed they will get some recognition. We (anyone over forty that is) all had one at one time, some of us maybe several, my faves are the two door Mk1, Mk1 Estate with fake woodie side panels (yes, I too had the Corgi model) or a MkIII 2000E auto in Roman Bronze. By the way, there is an excellent new book just published by Haynes called 'Ford Cortina The Complete History' by Russell Hayes.