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Old 22nd November 2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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As it's quiet

Hi all.
As it's been so quiet lately, I thought I'd post up a couple of piccys. Taken at Bruntingthorpe in Sept of a 3b we had just finished rebuilding, this was a shake down before the Spa 6 hour meet. Car ran great there, got pole and fastest lap and was leading until we had a gear linkage prob and lost 4 laps.
Hope you like, oh and I took them on my phone incase anyone is wondering.....

Have a good christmas y'all.

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Old 24th December 2008, 09:59 AM   #2
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Very nicely set out pics, Darren - if you have access to a digital camera next time, I would love some high resolution shots of this kind!
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Old 25th December 2008, 03:45 PM   #3
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She looks rarin' to go don't she...
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Old 25th December 2008, 03:46 PM   #4
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Is that Martin Birrane's car (previous car ?)?
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Old 25th December 2008, 03:47 PM   #5
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What is the process for doing the black around the headllight covers ? Tape ?
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Old 25th December 2008, 04:45 PM   #6
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probably 1/4 inch black foam weatherstripping
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Old 28th December 2008, 08:20 AM   #7
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Re: As it's quiet

Hi guys, and a Merry Christmas to you all.
Sorry for the delay in replying but not been online over the hols and I'm suddenly up at the top of the posts. Right, I'll try and answer in order. I did have my Digital with me, so will try and find the pics I took. Johan, it's not Martins old, car it's actually 141. came back to the UK last year from the states and we've just finished a full rebuild on it. And yup, it's just good old insulation tape around the headlight covers. The continuation car have the covers held on with Hook and eye, or Velcro. They have used the same on the door windows too, but we are a little dubious as to how it will act in a spin when he air gets behind it

Well thanks for the comments and hope you all have a great New Year.

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Old 28th December 2008, 10:26 AM   #8
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My pm box was full, can you try again ?
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Old 28th December 2008, 04:34 PM   #9
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OK. sent
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Old 29th December 2008, 07:38 AM   #10
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Yeah, I know what you mean Johan, but Martins old car is a much darker blue.
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Old 29th December 2008, 10:29 AM   #11
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And to really confuse matters, Martin used to own the red 141 I believe which is now white and the white 141 is now blue...
It would be a lot of fun to race in Europe more often, meaning not the Goodwood events but the smaller events as there are T70s all over the place. We only get a handfull here racing in any given year and the USA is a big place with so many events that Lolas get spread thin.
You guys do really nice work.
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Old 29th December 2008, 04:57 PM   #12
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It does get a bit crowded on the grid sometimes. Best we had this year was 9 3b's in one race at Donnington. Hoped we might get into double figures later in the year but as always, things never work out to get all the cars at the same meeting. A lot of people moan about the number of T70's racing, and it only fuels the "why do we need continuation cars" argument, but for public spectacle, and crowd pulling you can't beat 9 small blocks all heading for that first turn But then perhaps I'm just biased as T70's are what I do for a living, both original and continuation.
So, here's to '09....

Darren

Oh, we've got a T280 to play with now too.....
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Old 7th January 2009, 04:35 AM   #13
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Old 31st January 2009, 04:06 AM   #14
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hallo hier einige fotos von meiner lola
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Old 31st January 2009, 02:05 PM   #15
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Reeeesssppeekt

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Old 9th February 2009, 02:11 AM   #16
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Re: As it's quiet

Thought I would also post a few pictures of my RCR replica.

Hope to have completed work to make her street legal by this summer.

So you may see me cruising around if you are near to Yosemite this year.
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Old 9th February 2009, 02:35 AM   #17
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Sure looks nice
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Old 9th February 2009, 02:41 AM   #18
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Hello John !!

That is an awesome looking ride. Is that the one, in Michigan, that was for sale on ebay a year or so ago?? If you have any more pictures, I sure would like to see them either here, or you could email them to me directly. Again congrats on a excellent looking ride. Where are you located at ??

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Old 9th February 2009, 03:31 AM   #19
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Hi Brian

Yes it is the car from e-bay.
The sale to a buyer in Germany did not work out and I had been talking with the the seller for several weeks before this.

Thanks to Fran at RCR who was a tremendous help I was finally able to agree on a sale price and complete the deal.

Ive spent most of the last year going through every item on the car and hope to have it on the road later this year if all goes to plan.

I live in California close to Mariposa, that's just outside Yosemite National Park.

I hope to be at the Knotts Car Show later this year with the car.

I will post some more shots of the car for you in another post.

Thanks for your interest and if you are ever in the area I would be glad to let you look the car over.

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Old 11th February 2009, 08:59 PM   #20
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OK here are the other pictures. Sorry for the delay but we got hit with a snow storm up here and lost all our power for a couple of days.
Back to normal now, just part of the fun of living in the mountains.
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