The Thread about Nothing....

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Hitchy, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. cheetahmk7

    cheetahmk7 Well-Known Member

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    A mate of mine just mentioned that the Warny is on tomorrow which made feel really self centric.

    Go Steve. Those of the TAN are all barracking for you!
     


  2. cheetahmk7

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    My mum owns one of these. It's mint too.
     
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    That's some quality television right there.
    I tell you what
    General Motors Holden knew how to build a bloody car.
     
  4. classic1

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    I had an 82. It had an alarming propensity to want to do 360s in the wet
     
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    Nice to see wherrett not in women's clothes as well
     
  6. cheetahmk7

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  7. steve

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    Had a good ride for the most part guys. About 190km done and I felt like I hadn't touched the pedals, then a pretty high speed crash and bunch everywhere and I got diverted off into the grass at about 50-60kph. Somehow stayed upright, but my two full biddons popped out. The next hour or so to the last feed zone was pretty much survival mode. Couldn't really get back on top of the cramps and dehydration. Had to let the bunch go at about 2-3km to go. It's a shame because a top 20 was looking like a sure thing, the fast run in with some cross wind would have suited me under normal circumstances. Anyway that's bike racing ;)
     
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    See that's just more proof of Holden's winning design skills. Race winners do doughnuts. Ergo Gemini drivers are winners from the get go. I saw one once with a tree growing up through the engine bay. Holden drivers clearly get more roots too.
     
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    Well done Steve. How are the legs and back feeling today?
     
  10. steve

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    They've pulled up alright mate.
     
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    Yeah - good work Steve. Sounds like a damn fine effort to me.
     
  12. steve

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    Yeah thanks mate, I was pretty happy with the race. Also I didn't just follow wheels all day like most. It's amazing how on a knifes edge things are after 200km. Your legs can go from a 10 to a 2 in a matter of 10 or 15 minutes if something doesn't go right. Never raced anything that long before, will be back next year.
     
  13. cheetahmk7

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    Wasn't the driver was it?

    Mum's is a TD with RTS. It's bog standard and is an extremely predictable car to drive. Too bad it's got an auto in it.

    They are basically an Opel Kadett C. If you are ever bored; Google Opal Kadett Hillclimb.
     
  14. paulambry

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    Super effort Steve. I feel like a proud TAN dad.
     
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    Googled "Opel Kadett Hillclimb". Was not disappointed.

    First video hit:
     
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    Hey Cheetah (and Ma and Beepers and anyone else who has a view), I've been mulling over a project car for a while now. I now have a spacious garage which is being used to spoil two motorbikes which is a bit extravagant. I could easily do a long-term project as I have pretty much all the hand tools and welding equipment I need at my disposal.

    I was thinking along these lines...
    • small car
    • naturally aspirated
    • no engine swap - stick with the stock powerplant
    • handling and braking is more important than power
    • won't be a show pony - it'll be a workhorse
    • preferably a rear wheel drive
    • will completely strip and refurbish (with a view to longevity)
    I've always loved the Miata. My brother has one. But they're a bit, well, cliche. (Still love them but).

    So... thoughts?

    BTW - I used to own one of these, and I still have a mad crush on them...
    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Toyota-MR2-1987/SSE-AD-5874527/?Cr=0
    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Toyota-MR2-1987/SSE-AD-5668328/?Cr=23
     
  17. matagi

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    Bugger that list - go for an E-type! ;)
     
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    Workhorse - Series 1 Land Rover?
     
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    Ignore me. It has been a hellish week at work so far and I may have consumed a quantity of alcoholic beverage since getting home.
     
  20. steve

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    Cheers mate. It's been a long time coming. I reckon I need to thank Joel Pearson for a very motivating chat the day before he was trying to win his third back in 2012. I would have weighed 120Kg back then.

    Stoked to have got through it quite well for the most part, a good result is doable so i'll be back next year :cool:
     
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