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Monterey Car Week 2019
« on: August 18, 2019, 07:07:48 PM »
There’s a sweet Bugatti to start with. Next up is my favorite, a hybrid Ferrari with 986 horsepower and the first with 4 wheel drive.

           
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Re: Monterey Car Week 2019
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 07:30:18 PM »
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Re: Monterey Car Week 2019
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2019, 07:45:13 PM »
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Re: Monterey Car Week 2019
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2019, 03:39:58 PM »
Confederate, Thank you for the postings of Monterey. Amazing wheels, in the auctions while I admire the pristine elegance of some of the Italian 'cars.' The car that is 'mine' is the Ford GT40. It is  exuberant and powerful, purely American.

The Corvette, I may just forget my disdain for GM. 
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Re: Monterey Car Week 2019
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2019, 05:03:54 PM »
Confederate, Thank you for the postings of Monterey. Amazing wheels, in the auctions while I admire the pristine elegance of some of the Italian 'cars.' The car that is 'mine' is the Ford GT40. It is  exuberant and powerful, purely American.

The Corvette, I may just forget my disdain for GM. 


You’re welcome  tiphat
and thanks for your contribution to this thread. I was surprised by how many regular Japanese cars were featured as now being collectibles, such as an early Acura.

The British (or English if you prefer) can be proud of their contributions. Such as the Aston Martin electric car, the Valhalla.

Yes I like both the Ford GT40 and the new Corvette. The new Corvette has very handsome styling, is mid engine and starts at just under 60K for performance costing much more in the European makes. As usual America excels at building a quality product at with value pricing.

As far as sports cars go I’m a purist, the Porsche 911 remains the standard for me.
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Re: Monterey Car Week 2019
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2019, 05:12:07 PM »
Live updates. About half way down 1980’s Japanese cars are featured. There’s definitely something for everyone at this Auto show!


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.caranddriver.com/news/amp28688485/pebble-beach-monterey-2019-car-week-live-updates/
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Re: Monterey Car Week 2019
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2019, 05:23:36 PM »
Check out number 9 (out of 12), the 1957 Chrysler 300 Boano Coupe!


https://www.caranddriver.com/news/g28739261/2019-pebble-beach-concours-favorites/?_gl=1*1cdnqvy*_ga*YW1wLVhQUXVTTWhneTdja3VaSVMxTG96U3NKaEZpaFpldC1pNllhNVVvN3hhTllibGREYmFXSXdhd0pzUU4zMm9RX1c.
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Re: Monterey Car Week 2019
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2019, 06:29:13 PM »
Confederate, Thank you for the postings of Monterey. Amazing wheels, in the auctions while I admire the pristine elegance of some of the Italian 'cars.' The car that is 'mine' is the Ford GT40. It is  exuberant and powerful, purely American.

The Corvette, I may just forget my disdain for GM. 


You’re welcome  tiphat
and thanks for your contribution to this thread. I was surprised by how many regular Japanese cars were featured as now being collectibles, such as an early Acura.

The British (or English if you prefer) can be proud of their contributions. Such as the Aston Martin electric car, the Valhalla.

Yes I like both the Ford GT40 and the new Corvette. The new Corvette has very handsome styling, is mid engine and starts at just under 60K for performance costing much more in the European makes. As usual America excels at building a quality product at with value pricing.

As far as sports cars go I’m a purist, the Porsche 911 remains the standard for me.

In a prior thread I dismissed Japanese cars, but they are becoming more recognized.

One Japanese car that is noteworthy from the mid-1960's for a number of years is the Toyota 2000GT. The front end of the Jaguar E-Type and the back end of the Ferrari Daytona. It looks good and reviews said it was a great drive.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_2000GT
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Monterey Car Week 2019
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2019, 06:55:42 AM »
When I was a kid I was really into sports cars, but then
I tried to get inside of one and realize that 99% of them
aren't made for guys my size.

I had a buddy with a Fiat X19 and I had to drive it to go on
a beer run (about two miles) I could barely get the door closed
with my leg trapped between the door and the steering wheel.

Luckily he had the top off, because my head stuck above
the windshield.

I must have looked like a monkey f#cking a bowling ball.

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Re: Monterey Car Week 2019
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2019, 07:51:43 PM »
When I was a kid I was really into sports cars, but then
I tried to get inside of one and realize that 99% of them
aren't made for guys my size.

I had a buddy with a Fiat X19 and I had to drive it to go on
a beer run (about two miles) I could barely get the door closed
with my leg trapped between the door and the steering wheel.

Luckily he had the top off, because my head stuck above
the windshield.

I must have looked like a monkey f#cking a bowling ball.

Thank you for making my day!  :ROFL:

A friend had an X19 the car on so many levels impressive (when it ran). As a passenger I sort of learned what a human accordion was.
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Re: Monterey Car Week 2019
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2019, 01:02:28 AM »
Quote from: AvHdB
while I admire the pristine elegance of some of the Italian 'cars.' The car that is 'mine' is the Ford GT40. It is  exuberant and powerful, purely American.



If a Mark I,II, III... the one's that WON tuff..they were BRITISH designed and built ..  :coffeeread:

@ Beel.. Seeing you sat in an X19...that would be priceless... :thumbsup:

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Re: Monterey Car Week 2019
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2019, 02:32:08 AM »
When I was a kid I was really into sports cars, but then
I tried to get inside of one and realize that 99% of them
aren't made for guys my size.

I had a buddy with a Fiat X19 and I had to drive it to go on
a beer run (about two miles) I could barely get the door closed
with my leg trapped between the door and the steering wheel.

Luckily he had the top off, because my head stuck above
the windshield.

I must have looked like a monkey f#cking a bowling ball.

 :ROFL:

And god help you if you got into a collision!!

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Re: Monterey Car Week 2019
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2019, 04:45:01 AM »
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while I admire the pristine elegance of some of the Italian 'cars.' The car that is 'mine' is the Ford GT40. It is  exuberant and powerful, purely American.



If a Mark I,II, III... the one's that WON tuff..they were BRITISH designed and built ..  :coffeeread:


Lotus & Lola were for a long time Ford partners.
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