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Eumundi Showgrounds 26 March

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#51 Ice

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 01:26 PM

So which Torana won best at show Dave

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 01:35 PM

Don't know mate. I don't think the awards happen until after the driving events today.



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Posted 27 March 2016 - 01:40 PM

Thanks for the pictures Dave. Some really nice looking Torana's there!!

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 02:07 PM

Unfortunately I spent too much time chatting and not enough time taking pics.



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Posted 27 March 2016 - 02:20 PM

Nice pictures, thanks for posting.

Cheers Dave

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 02:26 PM

Nice pictures, thanks for posting.

Cheers Dave

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 05:13 PM

Hi

 

i went as well, after being bustled around in the eumundi markets, lots of open space was quite enjoyable, but i am with you Skap, a tad disappointing, not at all from the competitors or quality, but just that so many other cars that could have been interesting were just not included..... heck if they said free parking on one side of the oval for anyone in a pre 80s holden, there were many other great cars.

 

Again just to point out , the competition and show cars were remarkable, and many thanks for all those people allowing people to come and gawk..  I liked the above GTR and the two four door support vehicles , the LJ Xss were incredible, but was a bit perplexed why relatively fewer LCs.  I gave a best of luck to some concourse judges as they were going around., wouldn't be a job i would envy.  I would have to say have been spoiled for eye candy recently, as at the Phillip Island Festival of speed, over a dozen XU1s and their brethren were in full glory.  4 orange LR  cars in a row in the car park was amusing.  Thanks again guys and gals for letting me drool (sorry about that) Darryl


Edited by FNQ, 27 March 2016 - 05:15 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2016 - 09:04 PM

Hey Adam, sorry we didn't catch up mate. You must have driven past as I was walking to the entry gate.

Nice work Dave ;)



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Posted 28 March 2016 - 02:08 AM

i enjoyed it, liked the space around cars, didn't have to wait for half the fr0cken day to get a pic. Pics don't seem to show the impact that Herringbone trim has. I also have a couple of pics. Now those LC race cars are they tributes or is one that had the bonnet shut the real one? I didn't think so many real ones would turn up. That Houndstooth trim is starting to want to be on the seats in my LC.

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 07:08 AM

That silver (sable) LJ GTR is a nice colour and trim combination. It may be even better if the wheels were the correct colours of silver with a blank centre for a LJ GTR. I think that would tie it all in nicely.

Atleast with the car's spread out you can get some decent photos of one car without others crammed in next to it. I find this a problem a most other events, that and there's always someone in the way ruining the photo.

The other problem with taking the photos is that everyone always has there bonnet open. I understand that they want to show off their engine bay but sometimes it's good to see the bonnet shut and see the car like that. By now we all know how an xu-1 engine bay looks. Oddly enough having the bonnet open would probably show more faults on this type of car than anything else.

I'm not saying that these aren't great cars, their a credit to their owners and the people who have worked on them.

Sorry if it sounds like I'm whining, it's not how it's intended to sound.

Thanks for sharing your photos Dave.

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:18 AM

Prob me talking to Ben Stewart. :) Was great to bump into Ben, haven't seen him for almost 30 years

Dave, was that you with Ben and Reg?


I should have introduced myself! I'm not as good at that as i am at butting in lol

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:19 AM

It was nice to catch up with some WA friends and it was really good to see some of them bring their cars such a long way.

I really thought there would have been a lot more cars considering it was the Nationals.

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:38 AM

I should have introduced myself! I'm not as good at that as i am at butting in lol

I believe we were introduced (and shook hands?)  Dave this is Dave.

I kick myself cause I should have recognised you from the pic of your dad sitting in his XU1 (assuming you resemble your father).

 

Cheers

Dave.


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Posted 29 March 2016 - 02:57 PM

Sum clown put photos up on facebook of vin and body tags at the national............but thanks for information.



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 06:48 PM

Share it round Rat ;)

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 08:35 PM

Nothing important just a couple of pictures of the car and the id tag , Facebook is safer than it used to be .



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 08:58 PM

 Facebook is safer than it used to be .

Just the same I'll stay away from Facebook. Never been on it and never will.



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 10:41 PM

That was just an attempt of humour Dave



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 10:45 PM

That was just an attempt of humour Dave

Oh :DOH: OK.

Cheers.



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Posted 30 March 2016 - 12:03 PM

I believe we were introduced (and shook hands?) Dave this is Dave.
I kick myself cause I should have recognised you from the pic of your dad sitting in his XU1 (assuming you resemble your father).

Cheers
Dave.


Lol yep and all of dad's old mates reckon i look exactly like him. Which i reckon is a bit unfair as dad had his face rearranged by an FJ Holden's A pillar while riding his motorbike in 1958.. Bugger.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 10:29 PM

Lol yep and all of dad's old mates reckon i look exactly like him. Which i reckon is a bit unfair as dad had his face rearranged by an FJ Holden's A pillar while riding his motorbike in 1958.. Bugger.

Ouch, that must have hurt. I imagine the accident would have put him out of action for a while.



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Posted 01 April 2016 - 01:02 AM

Yeah jaw broken in 13 places and 8 months in hospital and exited with one of those external cage thingies around his head. They did a pretty bloody good job for the time though, not a lot of difference in looks before and after. Apparently he made front page of the Sydney Morning Herald due to wearing a helmet while riding on the road, and surviving such a massive impact. He'd learnt to wear a lid from racing flat track. . Bloody lucky or i wouldn't be here!

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:45 PM

Some really nice photos here:

https://www.facebook...95567012&type=3

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 10:47 PM

Thanks for the link Rob.

 

Cheers



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:15 AM

Hmmmm .....  Looks good enough to eat ..    :spoton:

 

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