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DJHay

41 posts

57 months

Wednesday 13th July 2022
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renmure said:
How great does that look. Absolutely fantastic.

DJHay

41 posts

57 months

Wednesday 13th July 2022
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renmure said:
Dazdot said:
My brothers and myself were certain we saw two of these today, you weren't anywhere near Uttoxeter this morning around 10am were you?
As an update... the jungle drums tell me that you were likely to have seen these two LB STRs heading to The Really Retro Show near Stafford cool

Lots of love for both of these also.

I think the round lower fog lights look more in keeping with the look of the car than the rectangular ones. Did any of the rally cars compete with rectangular fog lights? I don't remember seeing any photos earlier in the thread with that combination.

nismo48

4,003 posts

210 months

Wednesday 13th July 2022
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biglaugh Gorgeous
DJHay said:
renmure said:
How great does that look. Absolutely fantastic.

Dazdot

157 posts

36 months

Wednesday 13th July 2022
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renmure said:
Dazdot said:
My brothers and myself were certain we saw two of these today, you weren't anywhere near Uttoxeter this morning around 10am were you?
As an update... the jungle drums tell me that you were likely to have seen these two LB STRs heading to The Really Retro Show near Stafford cool

Brilliant, thanks for confirming that I wasn't dreaming.

Mefistofele

71 posts

50 months

Wednesday 13th July 2022
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DJHay said:
Lots of love for both of these also.

I think the round lower fog lights look more in keeping with the look of the car than the rectangular ones. Did any of the rally cars compete with rectangular fog lights? I don't remember seeing any photos earlier in the thread with that combination.
Certainly they did in the early years.

This is Munari in the first ever outing of the Stratos (Costa del Sol rally in 1972):




Note the tall and narrow "periscope", which I suspect was an air intake for the carburettors. The X1/9 Abarth rally prototypes sported a similar arrangement.

Munari again, Tour de Corse '72

https://marzorace.tumblr.com/post/124919707945/mun...

I've seen also pictures of Stratos in the Giro with rectangular auxiliary lights, likely to be foglights. I suppose that because part of the Giro was run in racetracks they used smaller, integrated ones so as not to increase drag.






renmure

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4,319 posts

227 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2022
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A bit of fun yesterday with a proper photographer who was doing what proper photographers do and lying in the boot of a chase car while I was ducking and weaving around behind along some of the nearby estate roads.



A few teasers....











Edited by renmure on Wednesday 3rd August 22:29

GTRene

17,183 posts

227 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2022
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wow, great and cool pictures, magazine worthy.

BrettMRC

4,265 posts

163 months

Thursday 4th August 2022
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My heart goes out to you, clearly having such an awful time with the car!

Chin up!

hehe
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Pflanzgarten

4,377 posts

28 months

Thursday 4th August 2022
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Any plans to use it in anger? Sprints, hillclimbs or regularity rally's or such?

renmure

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4,319 posts

227 months

Thursday 4th August 2022
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No. I’ll just potter round in it. I might head over to Knockhill if there’s a quiet track session one evening just to push it a bit but other than that no real plans.

DJHay

41 posts

57 months

Thursday 4th August 2022
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renmure said:
I love when I see a new post on this thread.

Great photos. You just need some sideways ones next biggrin

renmure

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4,319 posts

227 months

Saturday 13th August 2022
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DJHay said:
Great photos. You just need some sideways ones next biggrin
Sort of sideways wink













GTRene

17,183 posts

227 months

Saturday 13th August 2022
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that last one, a magazine topper :-)

200Plus Club

10,876 posts

281 months

Saturday 13th August 2022
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Fabulous pictures.

Mikebentley

6,313 posts

143 months

Sunday 14th August 2022
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OP just wanted to say caught up with thread today, the PH Video was superb and for a self described shy person you come across brilliantly. I got filmed years ago when they did PH TV a at the Sunday Service at Morgan and thought I sounded awful and a bit of a dick. You didn’t and they filmed and edited it perfectly. I send you a virtual 🍺

pingu393

8,348 posts

208 months

Sunday 14th August 2022
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Wow. Mr VBOT has a real talent.

renmure

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4,319 posts

227 months

Sunday 14th August 2022
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Mikebentley said:
OP just wanted to say caught up with thread today, the PH Video was superb and for a self described shy person you come across brilliantly. I got filmed years ago when they did PH TV a at the Sunday Service at Morgan and thought I sounded awful and a bit of a dick. You didn’t and they filmed and edited it perfectly. I send you a virtual ??
Thanks. I'm waiting for the Director's Cut edition containing the other 6hrs of edited material to come out... or more likely a 6hr Bloopers Reel. biggrin

My mates said I came across like a dick-head but not a total dick-head. I'll take that as a win, smile

Ben let me know it had been short listed for an award at the International Motor Film Awards in the Best Documentary Shorts category so I'm sitting at home by the phone waiting on the call from Hollywood. biggrinbiggrin


renmure

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4,319 posts

227 months

Sunday 14th August 2022
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pingu393 said:
Wow. Mr VBOT has a real talent.
Miss VBOT.
Yes, she does. We're going to try some rig shots next and maybe some moody, grungy underground carpark pics.

DJHay

41 posts

57 months

Monday 23rd January 2023
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No winter updates or photos of the car going sideways on the snow?

renmure

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4,319 posts

227 months

Sunday 21st May 2023
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I've been shockingly bad and only driven the car twice this year. Too many distractions.

Today I pushed the boat out and drove nearly, err, 2 miles from home to a great car meet and 2 miles home again afterwards. Only 10 mins total drive time but I did stay for a couple of hours then spent nearly just as long washing the car again when I got home. Planning on doing better in summer tho.