80s poster cars for CPOP parade - 14th June

80s poster cars for CPOP parade - 14th June

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niik1988

Original Poster:

71 posts

156 months

Tuesday 28th April 2015
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Do you own the car of the 80s that was on your bedroom wall? If you do and want to show it off at the Pageant of Power, upload a pic of your car with the details at the bottom and then get voting. Simple as that.
The chosen lot will be given four complimentary day tickets for the event and the drivers will also be invited to the racing club for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea courtesy of the Marquess of Cholmondeley.
Voting will close on 15th May.



Details for CPOP 80s poster cars parade:
Name:
Make and Model:
Why it should be included (Keep to 100 words or less):

Edited by niik1988 on Thursday 30th April 15:19

Richair

1,021 posts

170 months

Friday 1st May 2015
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Name: Richard Harman
Car: 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo aka 951, burgundy sport interior, M474 and LSD

My beloved 80's icon and one that is often considered to be a bit of a curio, my 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo. A metaphor for the aspirational era; a lusty sports GT that featured a luxury, comfortable environment yet unlike the 928 it could really attack a road and genuinely flatter the driver on track due to near perfect 50:50 weight distribution. More expensive than a contemporary 911 Carrera, but if the group tests of the day are to be believed, faster than a 930 on track; the thinking man’s Porsche of the 1980’s.













Edited by Richair on Friday 1st May 13:28


Edited by Richair on Saturday 2nd May 14:10

Pat H

7,817 posts

229 months

Friday 1st May 2015
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Where do you start?

Well, you can't see out of it, the gear change is crap, it sounds like an Escort, the turbo lag is interminable, the wastegate gurgles like a badly plumbed bog, it smells like a canoe full of petrol, the door handles are off a Marina, the steering column was nicked off a Princess and the upholstery was nicked from a tart's bedroom.

But it makes lots of people smile, especially me.

It is also the very last Giugiaro Turbo to be made in James Bond white.

There must be something about it, because I have owned the damn thing three times.














myhandle

970 posts

147 months

Friday 1st May 2015
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That Esprit is in super condition!

Dazza M

49 posts

80 months

Saturday 2nd May 2015
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Here's my 1985 Renault Turbo 2, totally original apart from wheels & tyres (but will have originals back on soon)

Not many cars from the 80's are so distinctive & well known, everyone remembers these cars & it attracts an amazing amount of attention when out on the road, it's just undergone a 16 month recommissioning and is one of the best unrestored examples around

Dazza M

49 posts

80 months

Saturday 2nd May 2015
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Dazza M

49 posts

80 months

Saturday 2nd May 2015
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Dazza M

49 posts

80 months

Saturday 2nd May 2015
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Hufty

2 posts

80 months

Saturday 2nd May 2015
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Hi heres my offering 1986 rs cosworth would love to be part of this great event









Thanks

Edited by Hufty on Saturday 2nd May 18:14

Richair

1,021 posts

170 months

Sunday 3rd May 2015
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Dazza M said:


Here's my 1985 Renault Turbo 2, totally original apart from wheels & tyres (but will have originals back on soon)

Not many cars from the 80's are so distinctive & well known, everyone remembers these cars & it attracts an amazing amount of attention when out on the road, it's just undergone a 16 month recommissioning and is one of the best unrestored examples around
Wow, just wow... She's a beaut!

Kateg28

1,328 posts

136 months

Tuesday 5th May 2015
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Name: Kate Garlick
Make and Model: Mk1 MR2 Supercharged
Why it should be included (Keep to 100 words or less): This was an iconic 1980’s car that brought cheap fun sports cars to the masses. It was affordable, reliable and bags of fun to drive and spawned two more generations.












(if I were to vote, I would probably pick the Renault 5 above as it is lovely)

PageantofPower

13 posts

118 months

Wednesday 6th May 2015
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There are some amazing cars being put forward!
Keep them coming, how about a...

AndrewD

7,266 posts

257 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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How about my 84 LP5000S?
Just back from a recommissioning service at the hands of Valentino Balboni, less than 3000 miles, Mr B describes the car as perfect.




flamingjo

8 posts

138 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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An icon of the 80's I spent years looking at it on my wall. Took me til 2002 to get hold of one and never looked back. I've had every M3 and have a couple still but nothing compares to the handling of this car. Definitely one to pass on to my son!!

flamingjo

8 posts

138 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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An icon of the 80's I spent years looking at it on my wall. Took me til 2002 to get hold of one and never looked back. I've had every M3 and have a couple still but nothing compares to the handling of this car. Definitely one to pass on to my son!!

andy-integrale

358 posts

164 months

Monday 25th May 2015
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Andy McFarlane

Lancia Delta integrale Evolution

Bit of hopeful late entry...... and go on then it's an early 90's version of an 80's icon I submit my integrale for considertation.

Remains the most successful world rally car of all time and homologation spun off an iconic road car. I bought the magazines, Fast Lane, Performance Car, Car and read as it was tested against all manner of exotica from Testarossa to 911 where it usually came out on top being one of the quickest point to point cars of its time. 25 years on and they still generate a smile and a thumbs up from petrolheads. Despite the relatively low build numbers it seems everyone had a mate who had a 'Grale.

It's probably the driver thats more deserving than the car (and i'm definitely pre 80's) having supported CPOP for the last 5 years including some very early wet early ones (See the James Martin Photo). I've manned the Club Lancia sport stand from Thursday to Sunday the last three years but starting a new business means I haven't the time to do it this year.

It's a great event for the North West.

The Car (Photo courtesy of Classic and Sportscar Magazine)



With James Martin at a wet 2010 Cpop



A very damp time in 2012 - we managed to get to the top of the field on the Thursday. Just.




Sunnier in 2013 - Fabulous weekend.



And another cracker in 2014....



Fingers crossed.




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Edited by andy-integrale on Monday 25th May 18:24

Nik Attard

Original Poster:

71 posts

156 months

Friday 29th May 2015
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for posting your amazing cars.
Winners have been chosen for CPoP and should have been contacted by the organisers.

We will keep you updated when we have more details.

Cheers,

Nik

droopsnoot

9,215 posts

215 months

Friday 29th May 2015
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andy-integrale said:
Sunnier in 2013 - Fabulous weekend.

Ooh, my car in the background.

Richair

1,021 posts

170 months

Tuesday 2nd June 2015
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Really pleased I've been picked for this, thanks PH! I'm now very busy with the car as I'm just completing a major suspension and drivetrain overhaul; when I heard the news the car had been picked much of it was in various pieces across my garage floor!... It's all going back together well now and the car will be fighting fit for CPoP! After speaking with the organisers I should be running the sprint course too which is really exciting biggrin (I'm a clubman racer).

As long as the British weather sorts itself out, as ever this should be a great event!

R