Picture of the month competition

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Martin Port
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Summer's here and it's time to get your cameras out. Post pictures of your classic here and we will pick what we think to be the best each month. There are no prizes (at the moment), but you will have the kudos of being selected as the 'winner' and there's always a chance that your photograph will end up in the magazine as well. Seeing as the site has only just launched, we'll kick the June POM competition off a little early. Over to you...

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Coxy
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here's a few I took at the Historic Donington festival the other week

 

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http://www.aircooledclassicsmagazine.com/

Coxy
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www.midlandsbreakfastclub.co.uk

http://www.aircooledclassicsmagazine.com/

V-8 Woodie
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Being a classic American fan, I ventured down to the annual 'Wheels Day' meet in Aldershot, Hants recently, here's a couple of images en route and at the show.

Classic Chevy collection 'gassing up' in Redhill.

1946 Ford Coupe and 1930 Ford Model A Hot Rod Pick Up.

GBt
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Darn my camera just went capoot , some scanned old'uns,from pre digital days 

Nuno Granja
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I dont know if it's on-topic or off-topic but anyway, some of my pics I select every month...

Since January 2010, i post a monthly running report on the portuguese biggest classic car forum about driving my two Sciroccos MkII GTI and the Audi Coupe GT (with a litle help from my wife's Golf 4). Its a big sucess there and one of the bit hit topics.

 

A selection of the photos of the  Running Reports from the last months ....

The oppening image of September..

The running out (last one) Sptember image...

The making of  those images taken in a semi abandoned road...

 

Some times i use real photos taken in business ou joy trips as this first images from recent RR...

 

Some times i make spoofs...

The first image of June RR

The last on from the same RR

A few more...

Sometimes I build them on photoshop...

 

Now the  images  illustrating the daily driving with  those cars....

 

 

The repairs and the maintenance....

(the Karmann Ghia on the photo is the oldest know in the world and have interesting competition past in portugal. One of this days i will post the story of this barn find)

 

Business trips...

 

Surf trips...

 

 

Garage scenes...

 

The meeetings with other entusiasts...

Trips across the country...

..even boring highway trips

 

And some car spottiing...

Sometimes i take a pic just because some funny detail catch my attention......

 

Every month i post  one or two pics from the Golf...

 

Hope you have enjoied my monthly selection of photos

nuno granja

GBt
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Yes i did Nuno and 2 coincidences, i was listening to a musical rendition of some Beatles stuff including some instrumentals off Abbey Road, after a taxing afternoon, going back to Ipswich to register my latest bike, and coming back slowly through Friday afternoon traffic, saw a brief glimpse of either an Audi Quattro or black GT, albeit crossing a junction, seen through my rearview mirror.

I did however go into Alfadelta in Ipswich opposite the DVLA offices, beforehand, but there wasnt too much of interest, an Alfasud, 75 which was there last time a few Brera and 156/9s but not my favourite Alfa, the 2600 Sprint-over to you Nuno, therr is bound to be one lurking around Portugal, your dangerous mission (hopefully not inpossible is, to seek one out...)

The garage next to the Alfa one sells Audis incidentally...

Nuno Granja
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Thank for the coment GBt.

 

Audis Coupés are very rare here and maybe ther too. I like Alfas, but  I'ma affraid of their unreliaibility, as i drive a lot and fast.

Never see an Alfa 2600 sprint here as dont even know exactly what that car looks like.

 

 

nuno granja

GBt
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I think the Audi Coupe is rare here now. Also I do not remeber seeing very many Mk 2 Sciroccos either, both your ones look very clean immaculate examples. I borrowed a Mk1 1600 GLS once, and it was very nice to drive, however I believe as the bodies were not made by VW- but Karmen Ghia, they were quite rust prone. As was the 2600 Sprint Alfa designed by Bertone. 

Thank you for your reply Nuno and here links to the Alfas 

http://www.google.com/search?q=alfa+2600+sprint&hl=en&rls=com

Nuno Granja
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GBt,

 

The MKw Sciroccos are not commun here too, even if sometimes I spoot other examples on the road...

... but not to often.

 

Audis Coupé are even more rare here...

 

My cars are in good shape but not 100% original or councours condition.

In 2008 portuguese VW branch contact the VW Ar Clube asking for one Scirocco Mk I and an MK II to show during the official presentation of the new model.

I have loaned (no money paid)  the blue one, here at the official presentation on the new model at the portuguese VW factory...

 

About tHE Alfa...

Well after see these links (thank you) , i realise that i know what Alfa is. But never see one alive. I only have read about,in magazines.

 

nuno granja

Chris Martin
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Not sure if it qualifies as Picture Of The Month, but I'll vote it as Car Of The Month anyway.

A Schacht 'High Wheeler'. In the early days of car manufacturing in the USA there was a market, particularly in rural areas, for old style buggies with high wheels - hence ground clearance - and wide track to match the ruts in the dirt roads made by horse-drawn buggies. There were many other makes, International, aka International Harvester being one of the most prolific. Looks cool hanging out with a Lotus Cortina!

Chris M.