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LeMans Classic 2018. #597270
29/09/19 03:14 PM
29/09/19 03:14 PM
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LeMans Classic 2018.

I took quite a few pics when I visited the event and thought to share some with an attached possible subject for conversation, if not in this section perhaps elsewhere on the forum..? I posted a pic or two of the many I took at LM in an article for the JockMoggers in their mag a while back, apologies for any repeats.. hide

As a youngster I would spend quite a bit of time polishing, be that the external or internal surfaces of my m/cycle engines, and in time when four wheels took over as my primary transport, there was far more metal available for me to polish.. (-: As I aged, I began to value more older machinery, than the latest versions of iconic sports cars, and with the passage of a tad more time I began to lean towards vintage machinery that..err..wore it`s age to some degree.

I posted a pic of the Riley MPH recently, which definitely wore it`s age at the time that photograph was taken a few years back, and remembered the discussion with it`s driver who like me had no definite views on what might be the best way to run and enjoy such wonderful old vehicles, and he certainly was using and enjoying his wonderful and no doubt very valuable Riley... (-:

The obvious question would seem to arise in terms of asking what other enthusiasts with a mix of interests might think..

As an ideal......Perfectly polished Vs preservation of patination..?

Have to admit I am perhaps just as confused today as I was when I discussed the subject with the Riley driver all those years ago as I do look in wonder at the wonderful restoration craftsmanship involved in restoring/recreating vintage machinery to look as they might have when new, but then using modern paints and engineering to make the machines more reliable/safer must come into play too, it all seems a bit of a tightrope walk were I to stumble into a barn find situation.... With a bit of luck either good or bad it seems unlikely to ever become a real life a conundrum for me... oldgit

If you look at the pic of the Bugatti you might note it`s rear wheel is a tad polished... It was taken to the tyre fitting support folks where it seems possible that one of the fitters may have thought how well that wonderful wheel might polish up...??
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Re: LeMans Classic 2018. [Re: Luddite] #597272
29/09/19 03:30 PM
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Nice mix of cars. I think it's natural to appreciate more what was around in your youth as oldgit takes over. The now classic cars I dismissed as old wrecks in favour of state of the art at the time - ho hum!!

Downdraught SU's (assuming that's what they are) on the Lagonda. Could never understand how they work given it would mess up the oil filled damper confused2


Richard

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Re: LeMans Classic 2018. [Re: Richard Wood] #597341
30/09/19 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Richard Wood
Nice mix of cars. I think it's natural to appreciate more what was around in your youth as oldgit takes over. The now classic cars I dismissed as old wrecks in favour of state of the art at the time - ho hum!!

Downdraught SU's (assuming that's what they are) on the Lagonda. Could never understand how they work given it would mess up the oil filled damper confused2


I don't think early SU's had oil filled dampers, the piston rod was solid not hollow.


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Re: LeMans Classic 2018. [Re: Luddite] #597411
30/09/19 11:37 AM
30/09/19 11:37 AM
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Very nice pics!

Re: LeMans Classic 2018. [Re: Luddite] #597523
30/09/19 08:19 PM
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I like that Riley, that's a real sorts car.


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Re: LeMans Classic 2018. [Re: Luddite] #597527
30/09/19 08:34 PM
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Just love that Lagonda engine bay George, thanks for sharing.


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