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  1. YachtForums

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    While looking at old race boat pics on Google, I came across someone else with the need for speed...

    That's me. :)

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  2. Fishtigua

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    If anybody else has photos of old race boats like Carl's 2 shots, I would very much welcome them. We are trying to build a collection of them for a Facebook page called Classic Offshore Boat Restoration.

    There are one or two familiar faces on there too!
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    The end of a business trip.

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    The new Honda NSX V6 Hybrid (erlking prototype) during trails on the Nürburgring Nordschleife (famous race track in Germany). Nobody got hurt. Sorry Carl, could not resist :).
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    I just finished painting my car hopefully getting into a show on October 1st
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    I wonder why I like the color... :)

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    Not sure, but one of these car's is offering me a glass of fizz while the other wants to meet with their lawyer. I know which way the club is. :cool:

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    I met the couple that own this last week in Cape Breton.

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    Not exactly "exotic" in the usual sense of the word... but extremely rare around here. Call me mad, but I'd give up almost any conventional exotic to own one of these. I think Lars would approve... it's a Mercedes, after all.

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    While hiking in the Highlands National Park I saw this parked on a beach about a kilometer away and immediately turned to my wife and said "we've got to get down there". Oddly, she wasn't as excited as I was. In any case, after we finished our hike we got down there, drove the 4R length of the beach and pulled up next to this Merc. I thought it would be a little rude to just start taking pictures of someones "home" so I knocked on the door and asked permission first.

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    The owners were a very friendly couple from Switzerland who just happened to be in the final week of a 4 year journey that has spanned the length and width of the Americas. From as far South as one can drive in Argentina, to as far North as one can go in Alaska and the Canadian territories, they've done it all.

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    It's impossible not to admire an undertaking such as theirs... seeing the world, 100% on their own terms. Whether it's exotic and remote locations like Tierra del Fuego or the Dempster Highway, or simply overlooking the Gulf of St-Lawrence - they can just get behind the wheel and drive to wherever they want to park next.

    If I had the means to follow in the wheel tracks I would do it in a heartbeat.

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    In a world of $250k Icon FJ trucks, ok they are very desirable, it's nice to know you can still cross continents in a $55k classic Toy.



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    Last year I was thinking of this Scania truck, with an A-Class MB in a garage.... Would have been nice, but I couldn't make up my mind...

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    I'm pretty sure my buddy bought your boat, possibly from you around 12 years ago.
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    Those tyres look too small Lars. :p
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    Or the truck is too big...35 foot...15 tonnes...:) Tyres are 315/80R 22,5...
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    Finished my car finally ,anyone want to trade for a yacht? IMG_0870.JPG IMG_0865.JPG IMG_0869.JPG IMG_0866.JPG IMG_0548.JPG
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    Love these cars. The xke really is one of the most beautiful cars ever built
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    Matt, that looks stunning. How original is it?
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    That's a fair bit longer, yes. The Unicat would probably be 23 or 24 feet long... I didn't measure. The tires, however, are 395/85R20.
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    Thank you , it was time consuming project The car is a replica , it's a highly modified " Modena spyder" ferries beullers day off car..lots of genuine and duplicated Ferrari parts,most people believe it's real, actually all 105 of the real California spyder were different ....if it was reall I could trade for a new 130' yacht lol
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    It is gorgeous... what engine?

    I ve always loved that dark gray exterior with red interior combo! Back in the late 80s we repainted our Piper Aztec dark silver with a red interior :) beautiful...

    But after all these year, i went to a biscuit interior for the E-type... i ll post pic in this thread when its installed in a month or so.
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    I'm guessing there's a story behind this car that needs to be told...
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    No story, just love playing with cars and boats and when I get looking really good I move on to the next one, it's time for the 46' post to go too, need a new yacht project also

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