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    new book

    Just finished Burt Levy's new novel, "Red Reign". This is a fictionalized adaptation of the era in GT racing we all know and love- the sixties, and has as a main plot thread the Ford efforts to win international motor races in order to 1) sell cars 2) have fun 3) boost their name 4) have fun 5)...
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    Any other Packard enthusiasts on this forum? Just curious. Several months ago I bought a '41 160 coupe in CA- it has spent several months in Michigan getting necessaries seen to, and is supposed to get on the way here in the next week or two. I wondered if there were any other Packard...
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    Tom Magliozzi, the older brother of the two hosts of "Car Talk", died yesterday. There is a fine obituary for him on These guys were wonderful- knowledgeable, funny, and down to earth. They stopped doing new shows in 2012 (now we know why) but re runs of the old ones are still on...
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    tourist guide to Australia

    Where is this? I recall reading it recently, but I can't find it now. Can anyone help out? Thanks in advance.
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    250 GTO sale

    It only sold for 38 million $ or something like that. I don't know whether to be relieved, surprised, or sorry. Lots of folks (inc me) thought this car would sell for 60 million $ or more. Interesting. Any comments here?
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    ruining your day

    There is a long piece in today's NYTimes by Carlotta Gall, about the Pakistani ISI sheltering OBL inside Pakistan all those years. Fuckers. It's good thing we didn't tell them when we were going to go in and rub him out. The SEALS would have arrived and gotten blown up in the empty house...
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    No thread on Russia invading Crimea? If you ask me, this is positive proof that Vladimir Putin is off his rocker.
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    alright, nothing to do with cars, even

    This is a shoutout on behalf of an English clothiers named Charles Tyrwhitt. For not only finding a set of the boots I wanted to buy, remaindered down to 1/3 their initial price, but ALSO sending me a second set a half-size smaller, and offering to pay the freight costs not only to send the...
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    Posts from Tom Shaughnessy of California, who has evidently bought 1067 out of a garage there. (former Salt Walther car, if I have this right) I don't know how to move images from FB to here, but they show the car coming out of a very cluttered garage. Has a four-light tail, and body is several...
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    thanks Keith

    I realize you probably had nothing to do with it, but fifty years ago tonight was the American debut of the greatest rock band ever, and if I am not mistaken, they were Englishmen. Or at least Liverpudlians :) If I had written just ONE of those tunes I would die happy. And they wrote and...
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    January 11th Simeone museum

    Note that the Simeone museum in Philly is having a GT40 event on January 11th, see their web site for details. We will attend this event if weather permits. They have two original Ford race cars from the era, a Mark II and a Mark IV. They also have the first Daytona coupe, the one that was...
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    4 Suspects Held in Fatal Carjacking at Mall

    This in NJ; a thirty year old man shot in the head in front of his wife by four men who then stole the couple's SUV (a Range Rover) Story in the NYTimes. Ok. I am no more bloodthirsty than the next fellow, but will someone please seriously explain to me why these people should not be...
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    Pebble Beach winner?

    Text tonight from a friend at PB saying that 1040 won its class at 2013, PB Concours. Any details, anyone?
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    somewhat GT40 related, sort of

    Kirkham Motor Sports in Provo, UT, are now doing a Cobra Daytona coupe. They have built four or five of them, according to them. It is not on their website, but it IS on their FB page. Even if you hate FB (and there's good reason to hate FB) it is worth putting up with it to see this car. It...
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    fresh idiocy

    Does anyone out there have a 1975 or later Triumph T160 Trident that they want to sell? I keep missing them on eBay- the last one was a real sweetheart, but it was sold privately before I could bid on it. Preferably maroon. As long as I'm a beggar, why not be choosy as well? Keith or...
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    leaving public service

    I, for one, am sick and tired of hearing about politicians who leave public life "to spend more time with their family" etc. If I ever read about someone who is running for office on the platform that they want to spend less time with their family, I don't care what their party is, I'm...
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    we'll miss you......

    ... bye, bye, Michele Bachmann. We'll miss you. Can't wait to see your next chapter.
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    Amelia Island 2013

    As much as I wanted to attend this, I got done out of my travel arrangements by a combination of airline screwups and bad luck. So I will not be there, in spite of having the weekend off (no hotels left and no airline seats left either) I hope that fellow GT40 enthusiasts and members here...
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    whatever happened to....

    ... the Dilemma thread, which was one of my favorites?
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    another article in OCTANE

    Long article in this month's OCTANE on one of the Gulf GT40s for sale, unfortunately a good deal of misinformation identifying 1076 as the double LM winner etc. A bit spoiling an otherwise decent effort. Don't mean to be an anorak or trainspotter but if you're going to identify ONE GT40...