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Dink's Klassiekerrally 2007 blog

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dinkel

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24,345 posts

180 months

Monday 3rd September 2007
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As usual an excellent event: top weather, top entries, top atmosphere and a ride in a Diablo SV . . . More about that later, let's have a look at the cars:


Gorgeous line-up of Mog, Matra and a duo of early 911's.


Brilliant Cooper with all the bits, no rear seats!


Mog's spare.


Fine 2.4.

Yank beef:

C2 beautifull red Vette.


Look at the exhausts.


Classy 289 with a Cobra Ford in. No overstatement here.


Is this too much? I think not: XK120 coupe.


Owners drove 3 hours to get here. I want one.


Yours truly with the '26 Buescher.

Next: there's so much more. Expect a full months blog folks wink

I thought not much could top last years event, but never trust expectations: this one was even better.

Cheers, Dink.

dinkel

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24,345 posts

180 months

Monday 3rd September 2007
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Nice footage from our Dutch Autoblog.nl friends.

At 40 secs: GTRene's Hartge and Kewly / Dink (waving) passing by. GT40 rep, Messerschmidt 3-wheeler, Tiger Moths flying by and loads of classics in a massive crowd. Tom tells the story about his immaculate Lamborghini Espada, my pick of the bunch.

Edit to add: even more pics here.

Edited by dinkel on Monday 3rd September 12:26

grahambell

2,695 posts

197 months

Monday 3rd September 2007
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Looks like a good event dink.

But no Skodas? wink

GTRene

10,954 posts

146 months

Monday 3rd September 2007
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yeah it was a great day, thx all and great cars to watch here also a link with some pics of cars that showed up:

http://www.winterswijk.org/www/index.php?option=co...

eneuh Dink you played well on that Old Saxthumbup Also great picture's biggrin will follow this thread ofcorsebiggrin
GTRene

ow and Dink...its @36sec the moment we are in the movie, nice music toobiggrin

http://www.autojunk.nl/clips/view/132849

Edited by GTRene on Monday 3rd September 12:25

dinkel

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24,345 posts

180 months

Monday 3rd September 2007
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Thanx Rene, will you bring your rocketship Hartge over to the Nring October 8th?

That would be awesome. I'm sure some of the UK boys'd love to see that supercar killing piece of Beemer. Some effing torque!

Loved the ride as always. Damp roads meant tricky corners but hey: it really holds and is controleable.

The sound when floored is real dzjerman muscle. Respect . . . and don't sell it, they told me wink
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Klassiekerrally

2,543 posts

177 months

Monday 3rd September 2007
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Just got back from the meadows. Cleaning up...
My feet could use a massage smile

It was great. I have to go through hundreds of pics and update my website.

But first: diner! wink

GTRene

10,954 posts

146 months

Monday 3rd September 2007
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dinkel said:
Thanx Rene, will you bring your rocketship Hartge over to the Nring October 8th?

That would be awesome. I'm sure some of the UK boys'd love to see that supercar killing piece of Beemer. Some effing torque!

Loved the ride as always. Damp roads meant tricky corners but hey: it really holds and is controleable.

The sound when floored is real dzjerman muscle. Respect . . . and don't sell it, they told me wink
Thx mr Sax Dink, I've made a notice of that day and think I will be there too, maybe by that time we also can drop a line on driving-fun.com ringtopic and see if some others can come too, and hope it will be dry over-there cause a wet Ring with nick name "Green Hell" says enoughhehe

@klassiekerraly feet-massageyuck and your not a womanlaugh so I can't help you with that, and your wife also worked hard so don't think she can help you eighter? buy a tiny feet-massage tubbiggrin

GTRene

Edited by GTRene on Monday 3rd September 14:01

Klassiekerrally

2,543 posts

177 months

Monday 3rd September 2007
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We were very very lucky that it didn't rain like it rained last night: the meadow is so wet now, that I almost got stuck with the McCormick tractor!

GTRene

10,954 posts

146 months

Monday 3rd September 2007
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Klassiekerrally said:
We were very very lucky that it didn't rain like it rained last night: the meadow is so wet now, that I almost got stuck with the McCormick tractor!
I wonder whyhehe



Indeed Wim, we were very lucky indeed, one day longer without rain would be better for you guys though.

Edited by GTRene on Monday 3rd September 15:41

Klassiekerrally

2,543 posts

177 months

Monday 3rd September 2007
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Haha René! You should have seen the mud! (And smelled it! yuck )

GTRene

10,954 posts

146 months

Monday 3rd September 2007
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Klassiekerrally said:
Haha René! You should have seen the mud! (And smelled it! yuck )
are you sure it was mud then what stick-ed under your boots? hehe lol (I'm in a funny mood)



Sunday morning when its was raining a bit I saw some fast cars with big wide tires almost have no traction when they tried to get of the field, so I can imagine what will happen when its raining very hard! also the place around the apple tree smelled also by rotten apple's smashed on the fieldsmash
But you survivedbiggrin survival of the fittest

GTRene

dinkel

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24,345 posts

180 months

Monday 3rd September 2007
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There's that luverly '69 Southern Roadcraft 289 again (302 fitted BTW). IMO the best Cobra-shape. Those 427's are a bit too macho IYAM.


Of course they look the absolute nuts, but somehow they only make sense if there's really huge power up front. Beefy Rover V8 in this one.


So yes, a 275 hp V8 will make fine progress and sounds OK. Scare Rari's every now and then . . .


. . . but it doesn't have the 7 litre-badge just for looks. It effing needs a master-torque tire-eating axle-splitting piece of Yank steel in. This red baby can be seen in the vid posted on page 1. Great accelerating action there.


The 911 to have.

British steel:

MGA lump, if I'm correct.


Scimitar V6, never seen one of those.


More Healey's to come. Some imaculate and utter gorgeous 100s . . .


One of my favs of the meadow: Fiat 508 S Balilla Coppa d'oro, 1934
600 kgs, fourpot 1 litre, 30 hp, 115 kmh, 3 speed box.


This guy and his wife did the 2007 Mille Miglia in it and was Best on Show at Spa/Italia 2007.


The owner bought it in '64 and drives it . . . Fantastic!


"Hey, there's more over there!"

Tomorrow.

And check this for Heidi's pics. Great stuff there

Klassiekerrally

2,543 posts

177 months

Monday 3rd September 2007
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dinkel said:
British steel:
MGA lump, if I'm correct.
I think it's an MGB...

dinkel said:
Scimitar V6, never seen one of those.
I like that one very much. The owner bought it on Ebay. As it is a very unknown car over here, he didn't pay too much. It has a Ford V6 in it. I guess it is the Essex V6.

Church of Noise

1,004 posts

159 months

Monday 3rd September 2007
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Great pics Dinkel! Didn't know you 're into music too.

Tiny correction though: MGB lump wink

dinkel

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24,345 posts

180 months

Monday 3rd September 2007
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Church of Noise said:
Great pics Dinkel! Didn't know you 're into music too.
I WAS into music. Before my 2 girls I used to semi-pro altosax in bigbands, jamsessions, I had my kwintet, did festivals, sit-ins at bands, etc.

Since nightlife and babies don't really combine I quit and pick up the axe every now and then.

So thanx to my daughters I'm into cars now wink

dinkel

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24,345 posts

180 months

Tuesday 4th September 2007
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This year a record of 100 cars doing the rally and about 30 on the supercarpaddock area.


Early morning Opel Record. Meadow's ready to take huge crowd and a bit too much cars. But hey, we know now wink


This colour suits Aston DB6 just fine. It's 10ish and cars dropping in every minute now, guided by Tom and Wim to park tight.


Tom's gorgeous S1 Etype. Behind it two projects: cocooned XK120 almost done and barnfind XK150, both dropheads.


Typical allsorts of everything overview: nice S with 2.9 V6 was just ready after extensive restauration.


Wiesmann brought 2 cars for all day display: yellow Roadster and drop-dead gorgeous GT coupe with flappy padels. A primeur, I wonder if there were journo's to catch it though. Both drove along with the 100 rallycars: they loved it to bits.


W'mann enthusiast GTRene always attract crowds with his thundering 420 hp / 530 NM Hartge. Effing fast thingy and he might just drop by at the Ring oct 8th. The car's for sale but by God do I hope he still has it then.


Amazing in the early 70s both these cars drove side by side on our motorways: Big Healey and bigger Espada, as featured on the autoblogclip. More and more people seem to like the 4-seater.


Ex-ABBA drummer Countach has nearly 400 hp on the rearwheels. LP5000S sounds like nothing else.

Next: it's getting busy, rally's getting started. Will drop some this eve wink

M3John

5,974 posts

141 months

Tuesday 4th September 2007
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A, as always mate some cracking shots and great captions. thumbup .....oh and before i forget - i'll see you about this time next month ! bounce

shout Rene, you must bring that gorgeous car of yours to `The Ring` next month matey. Would love to have a closer look at that one !

M3J

Marki

15,763 posts

192 months

Tuesday 4th September 2007
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dinkel said:

Scimitar V6, never seen one of those.
They are quite rare as saloons i have never seen a saloon before in fact i did not know they made it as a saloon , most were made as estate versions

L100NYY

32,931 posts

165 months

Tuesday 4th September 2007
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I was looking at this the other day, I absolutely adore that Cooper S! cloud9

Edited by L100NYY on Tuesday 4th September 16:40

GTRene

10,954 posts

146 months

Tuesday 4th September 2007
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I also never seen such Scimitar till that day, and it was not bad at all, had to look twice though because my mind could not remember the model, so I guess I've also learned something that day hehe great picture's Albert, most picture's I even did not see you took them...sneaky dinkybiggrin

@M3John I think I will be there that Monday @ the Ring 08-10-2007 I will talk it through with Dink about what time you folks are there, sounds like a good idea and good to see some people behind the name's, and cars ofcorse.

GTRene