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classic american cars #492406
05/01/18 05:23 PM
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when we were in tenerife recently trying to sort out my in laws house there, I came across a car show almost all of classic americans, with just one middle aged british car. have a look at https://postimg.org/gallery/j7jjbwzk/

Re: classic american cars [Re: howard] #492522
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DSC0097 is a Humber Hawk, my dad had one & I learned to drive in it. A Bobby family friend taught me & I failed my first test. He taught me to drive not pass a test not necessarily the same thing. The Hawk was first registered to the Chief Constable of Warrington.

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Howard, can you tell me where the car show was please, the Memsahib and I will be out there next week for a month and it would be nice to have a car fix.
Last year we caught up with the local MB club in Puerto de la Cruz the organiser was also the local Jag club link.


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The car gathering was in the hotel grounds opposite the English Church in Puerto. I dont know how regular it is. When SWMBO has been god bothering and I have been wandering about, I have seen several different events in that car park from folk dancing to the car show.

Likely just a chance event or maybe just the annual show / concours, because there was judging going on.

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There are several American cars that appeal to me but I've never had chance to drive any of them.

A chap attends shows in the North East with his immaculate 1960's Mustang.

I got talking to him last summer and diplomatically asked him if he'd owned other classics and how the Mustang compared to them.

It's bloody awful to drive was his reply !

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Isnt that the experience with most "classics" - after all we do make progress and things do get better year by year. Except for me of course.

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Originally Posted By howard
Isnt that the experience with most "classics" - after all we do make progress and things do get better year by year. Except for me of course.


I don't think I explained it very well - he meant it was awful compared to other classics he'd owned.

Re: classic american cars [Re: howard] #493294
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Your explanation was fine - my reading was careless. That said, every classic I have owned, car or bike, has been way worse than anything produced today. But it would be terrible if we didnt imporve year by year

Re: classic american cars [Re: howard] #493388
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I've owned a Mustang for some years, a 67 390 GT Fastback (like the bullet car) I've never driven it or one but I'd imagine they are shockingly bad.

When I stripped it down the welding and general build was diabolical compared with my Dodge Charger and the Sting Ray (which both drive spot on)

When the swede who has been dribbling along building my Mustang finally finishes it I'll be in a position to confirm or otherwise.


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Re: classic american cars [Re: howard] #493404
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If anyone is interested in American cars of the same era as those howard posted you may want to check out Rally of the Giants at Blenheim Palace on 8th July. http://www.pre50aac.com/rog.html


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