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  1. The guy own the road from me seems to have a show on but given that midnight is only 29 minutes away and it's 10806.86 miles or : 17391.47 Kilometers from you guys you'll never make it now. Damn it I should have told you all earlier. I knew i'ld forgotten something.

    Happy new year to you all in the chilly North

    Cheers from jbee in sunny Tasmania :)

  2. Last raced her back in 84' and restored her over the last 7 years. Started the engine up at the Australian Historic Championships which were held here in Tassie in 2011 just to hear it run again after 27 years :)

    Got an offer for a display spot in the Museum here and so thats where she lives now, unless there's a local historics show on.

    Must have been fun dragging the Harley, was it a pure drag racer or street drag bike for week day fun too?

  3. Nice sounding Exhaust Scott :-)

    I'm the same as you, spent my youth lusting after Countach's, GT40's and 60's nd 70's F1 cars.

    When I decided it was time to buy myself a sports car this year, I looked at Mercedes, Porsche, and the others but what I wanted was something that gave me the feel of a race car the the small boy in me still dreamed about, not a two seat luxury taxi.

    My Elise delivers perfectly, with styling cues from some glorious sports cars like the GT40' and Dino, in BRG with racey stripes, I smile with satisfaction every time I look at it. Some people say "I couldn't live with something so awkward to get in and out of" WHAT!! I love it, every time I crouch down and fall into the drivers seat over the wide side rails its part of the magic.

    I look forward to the pictures and story.

  4. I like the Black and Orange, looks good.

    Certainly better than just plain Black, which I have always thought plain & boring on a sports car. Plain black is for hearses and limo's.

    A sports car should exude drama, it should look fast even when it's stopped. Colour is as much a part of that as the body styling, in fact colour can make or break the styling. How many times have you seen cars you think of as motoring porridge, then one day you see it in a paint scheme that really works for it and suddenly the porridge becomes Caviar.

    Who cares if another brand has previously used a similar scheme. Porsche used Gulf colours on LeMans cars for ages, does that make the McLarens using it now look like Porsche imitators? No, they look bloody great, because those colours look right on them and add drama.

    Keep going and refining

  5. Currently have an unregistered Peugeot Speedfight scooter and a restored 1974 Yamaha TZ350B GP racer that I raced in the 80's. given up riding on the road now as I figure you only get so many warnings and I don't bend anymore, I just break now.

    Have also had

    Honda CB250N

    Honda 900F2B

    Yamaha TZ250B - raced

    Suzuki 750 Katana -raced

    Honda CB750 -raced

    Suzuki DR250

    BSA M20 500

    BSA Bantam

    Kawasaki Z200

    Harley Davidson Sportster 880

    Yamaha XV1100S

    Ducati 750 Super Sport

    Ducati 620 Monster

    Piaggio 500 Scooter

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