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    Classic Adelaide

    What is Crisis doing in Classic cars?
    Just thought Id post this for my Classic mates.

    "Murray Walker, the voice of international motor sport was given a heroes welcome when he arrived at the BEA Classic Car Show in Adelaide's Victoria Square on Sunday (November 14)

    Walker was driven to the official opening in the 190SL Mercedes Benz that he is to co-drive in Classic Adelaide with South Australian competitor John Beasley."

    "Classic Adelaide

    Since it was first run in 1997, Classic Adelaide has become one of the world's great rallies.
    The 'Classic Adelaide' is actually four events in one.

    - The Competition
    for vehicles up to 1990
    - The Thoroughbred Sport
    for vehicles up to 1981
    - The Thoroughbred Touring
    for vehicles up to 1981
    - The Classic Tour
    for vehicles of any age

    The Competition Section
    The Classic Adelaide Rally is an international standard 'special stage' rally spanning four days, preceded by a field-seeding Prologue, with the classic rally cars and drivers racing the clock on almost 35 special stages on closed roads, with timing to the second.

    The Competition is open to cars built prior to 1982 and incorporates three separate contests, each sharing equal status. The contests are:
    Historic, for vehicles up to 1947
    Classic, for vehicles built between 1948 and 1971
    Late Classic, for vehicles built between 1972 and 1990
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    "A string is approximately nine long."
    Egg Nogg 02-04-2005, 05:07 AM

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    "A string is approximately nine long."
    Egg Nogg 02-04-2005, 05:07 AM

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    Great pics, Crisi, but is that it ??



    The pic of the Healey in the pass.
    Where is that ? it looks like the alps, I dind't realise you had roads like that over there.

    Hmm, anyone know what it costs to ship a car from the UK ( and back ) .
    1982 - could do it in the Bagheera
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
    Great pics, Crisi, but is that it ??



    The pic of the Healey in the pass.
    Where is that ? it looks like the alps, I dind't realise you had roads like that over there.

    Hmm, anyone know what it costs to ship a car from the UK ( and back ) .
    1982 - could do it in the Bagheera
    I liberated them from the web site. Your right, they may have aquired the Healey from elsewhere, I havent seen that place. The Commy wold love a flogging up that road.
    The Adelaide hills (not hills in a European sense) has some twisty bits and the country side close to Adelaide is probably a bit "English" I suppose.
    Come across, we got your crappy Scotch cast offs but great red (and white) wine and the track normally goes through the Barossa district.
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    Egg Nogg 02-04-2005, 05:07 AM

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    Yeh the wine from around Adelaide is particularly good, some of the best in the country (dads a wine taster for a living what a job!)

    Id love the go DOWNHILL on that track... err... i mean road You should see the Clyde and Brown Mountain (the great dividing range) 10kays (give or take) of savage downhill twisty hairpin roads, all very well looked after as theyre used a lot. great downhill drive, not so much uphill if you have no real power
    The Datto will rage again...

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    Blue you should bring the Stanza over to the Collinsgrove Hill climb its in the Barossa,very good little hillclimb track,Nephew just got his engine dynoed at Allan Engineering 350hp at 18psi boost,putting it back in the car this weekend,see if it holds together at the track
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    Quote Originally Posted by crisis
    I liberated them from the web site. Your right, they may have aquired the Healey from elsewhere, I havent seen that place. The Commy wold love a flogging up that road.
    The Adelaide hills (not hills in a European sense) has some twisty bits and the country side close to Adelaide is probably a bit "English" I suppose.
    Come across, we got your crappy Scotch cast offs but great red (and white) wine and the track normally goes through the Barossa district.
    This, once more is the famous Stelvio Pass in Italy, going up to 2700 metres. (Been there,done that).

    anyway, crisis I hope you did get the taste of it, and we are looking forward to more fascinating reports.
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    Couldnt find any pics this a.m. but lasts nights news showed a Ford GT40 going throught the paces.
    "A string is approximately nine long."
    Egg Nogg 02-04-2005, 05:07 AM

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisis
    Couldnt find any pics this a.m. but lasts nights news showed a Ford GT40 going throught the paces.
    Watching the news is not enough, the real classic car lover ventures out by himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    This, once more is the famous Stelvio Pass in Italy, going up to 2700 metres. (Been there,done that).
    In what type of car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfAdv
    In what type of car?
    a 50 BHP Citroen Visa Super E, it took a while
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    Watching the news is not enough, the real classic car lover ventures out by himself.
    Theres the rub I suppose. Not that I wouldnt like to be able to sit up in the hills somewhere sipping (hmmm lets look outside, ok) a juicy Cabernet and munching on some blue castello, idly watching cars race by. Rather busy time of year for me but a day next year with my octane sniffing mate dont sound that bad. Of course if I got him that far I might find myself navigating his 500hp 350 Torana. Not peaceful at all really.
    "A string is approximately nine long."
    Egg Nogg 02-04-2005, 05:07 AM

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisis
    Theres the rub I suppose. Not that I wouldnt like to be able to sit up in the hills somewhere sipping (hmmm lets look outside, ok) a juicy Cabernet and munching on some blue castello, idly watching cars race by. Rather busy time of year for me but a day next year with my octane sniffing mate dont sound that bad. Of course if I got him that far I might find myself navigating his 500hp 350 Torana. Not peaceful at all really.

    what's this about "idly watching" , you shoild be actively taking pictures and give UCP members their fair share of the deal. I would go for a Syrrah though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    a 50 BHP Citroen Visa Super E, it took a while
    That was the way to go. A newer or I should say more powerful car takes away from really feeling the challenge that mountains present. I remember on a road trip in West Texas. My brother needed to drop his 70s Corolla at his uni so we drove it to El Paso. There were inclines some of them were very long, a slight grade for many miles. In the Corolla we had to hit the climb doing atleast 80 MPH and keep it floored. Slowly it would loose speed, one such climb it slowed to about 45 and I shifted to 4th to keep it going at least that fast. It was kind of scary, as that freeway has very little traffic. Thinking back, it was an adventure!! More powerful cars just manage without any fuss, set the cruise control and they couldn't care less about grades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    what's this about "idly watching" , you shoild be actively taking pictures and give UCP members their fair share of the deal. I would go for a Syrrah though.
    Thats what I meant. Would that mean I would have to put down my wine glass?
    "A string is approximately nine long."
    Egg Nogg 02-04-2005, 05:07 AM

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