Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

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Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by Neal » Sat May 04, 2019 3:49 pm

Attended the Brooklands Autoitalia event today, good turn out of Italian supercars and some rare classics. Haven’t been to Brooklands for over 15 years, the Aviation museum was good as was the Concorde tour. Not sure I’ll go back to this particular event it was a bit too much Ferrari/Lambo modern bling for me. I much prefer the smaller classic car events. Anyhow pictures:

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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by Ali Tait » Sat May 04, 2019 6:00 pm

Thanks for sharing the pics Neal, looks great, would have loved to have been there. Petrolhead heaven! :mrgreen:
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Post by IslandPink » Sat May 04, 2019 6:05 pm

What a great venue too.
Almost perfect set of pictures, except ..no Montreal !
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Post by Ali Tait » Sat May 04, 2019 6:37 pm

Montreal, beautiful car.
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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by pre65 » Sat May 04, 2019 6:43 pm

Nice photos.

Brooklands is a good day out, I went last year.
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Post by Mike H » Sat May 04, 2019 8:00 pm

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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by thomas » Sat May 04, 2019 10:04 pm

Very nice.....

I had a little friendly duel with a Lancia identical to the pic 9 down, coming off a Brittany Ferry, at Caen, way back ooh about 1989, I was driving a Triumph Vitesse, hood down....happy days!

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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by Neal » Sun May 05, 2019 9:41 am

The Alfa club had their own paddock, good turn out of cars but no Montreal’s here’s one from 2017.....

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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by Nick » Sun May 05, 2019 10:28 am

Pah, its just a Capri with a better engine, suspension, chassis and bodywork. :-)
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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by pre65 » Sun May 05, 2019 10:45 am

Nick wrote:
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Pah, its just a Capri with a better engine, suspension, chassis and bodywork. :-)
Ah, you must mean the Datsun 240z/260z/280z ?

The 280z was USA only.

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Post by Nick » Sun May 05, 2019 10:50 am

Its not hard to fins a subject that fits "Capri with a better ..."
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Post by Greg » Sun May 05, 2019 11:31 am

Nick wrote:
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Its not hard to fins a subject that fits "Capri with a better ..."
Some Police Traffic Departments used Capris. They used to load several breeze blocks in the boot in an attempt to tame the rear end.

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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by pre65 » Sun May 05, 2019 11:36 am

While Ford marketed the car as "Ford Capri – The Car You Always Promised Yourself", "Car" magazine described the Capri as a "Cortina in drag".

What other comparable (price range) cars were there in the UK at the time ?
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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by ed » Sun May 05, 2019 12:59 pm

wowsa, that's brought back a memory.....

sometime in 1975(might have been 1976 or even 1977) I was coming back from a gig in Baldock in my capri when I was rear ended by a 240z at the A1 roundabout. He immediately reversed, overtook me and sped off towards Stotfold. I guess he thought he was being smart.....when I got out to find out what he'd done I found his front number plate lying in the road with all the debris....I can still remember the guys name from the court case..go figure!
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Re: Autoitalia 2019 Brooklands (pic heavy)

Post by Nick » Sun May 05, 2019 1:10 pm

Despite all that I have fond memories of the two Capri's I owned in my misspent youth 1.6 and 3.0 both Mk i's. Ed, I still have memories (and possibly scars) of getting a Marshal 4*12 into the back seat (and out again). And Greg, they were great at learning to steer into a skid :-)

Sorry Neal, off topic. But the next vehicle I owned after the 3,0 was a Ducati, does that count?
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