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Old 11-27-2007, 02:15 AM
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Closing on Duval Villa 12/03/07. VERY excited. Have visited TV twice recently. Have not seen that many sports cars! Where are you? I'm mmoving to TV from the frozen tundra, and it seems from first blush that there are more sports car lovers in the north than in the south, Am I missing something? How do I find you???
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:22 AM
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gotta be a sports car club, if not you and redwitch can start one, you can be president.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:36 AM
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I know that there is a Corvette club, but I have yet to see a sports car club that is open to all makes. Redwitch will you be president? What is your ride?
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:49 AM
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Any Jag owners there? I have a 1971 XKE V12 2+2 unfortunately it will be in NY not TV. I've been toying with the idea of having it shipped down next year once we get settled in our new house. We closed in Aug and are moving down as snowbirds in Dec. I haven't seen any XKEs in the Village Square Car shows when we have been there or even many Jags for that matter.


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Old 11-27-2007, 04:08 AM
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my brother had an xke probably that same vintage 25 years ago what a cool car. he belonged to a jag club and we used to compete in kitty crosses, closed course slalom runs, i came in third once. i have a 96 Z28 convertible, does that qualify??
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:50 AM
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As I was fueling my 1972 TR6 back in the early 70's, there was a beautiful XKE V12 in British Racing Green stopped at the intersection in front of the gas station. I called out to the driver, telling him how I admired his car...

He rewarded my attentions by putting down about 40 feet of rubber when the light turned to green. What a sight! A Jag doing a burnout! Then he caught 2ND!

golfnut me thinks that the spirit of your ride gets you in! Can it burn rubber?
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:37 AM
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Sadly, I have a "sports car" but not much of one thought I love it to death. It's an old, beat up Mazda Miata, great fun and on its last legs. So, don't think I would qualify for a sports car club.

Now, if I still had my old Porsche, that would be another story!
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:14 AM
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redwitch,
while the miata may not enjoy the panache or the capabilities of a porsche, it certainly qualifies! one of the most fun rides ever built. many will never have the pleasure of owning an expensive sports car such as a porsche. the miata has allowed many, many people to enjoy the experience of driving a great handeling car. for this fact alone the miata is my first nomination to the sports car hall of fame!
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:51 AM
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My wife has a 1978 Austin Healy Sprite that she has owned since 1970. The Sprite was originally British Racing Green but is now white, with a black interior and has 77,000 original miles on it. Because we are still in Maine (not moving to our house in the Villages until Oct of 2009, 677 days 16 hours and 8 minutes but who is counting) it is only taken out in the summer. When we take it out on the highway you really can feel how small it is when the tractor trailer trucks go by and you can look up at the bottom of the rig. ;D It has a huge 1275cc engine so burning rubber is really a piece of cake (riiiiiiight). The most fun we have with it is driving on the twisting back roads of Maine.
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everybody in my home town (warwick, ri) drove muscle cars, until one of the coolest guys,(wally gladue) bought an austin healey 3000. i think it was designated as a mark 2. white with a blue top and interior. real wire wheels. this thing was absolutely beautiful, fun to drive, and best of all, all the girls loved it!
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Larry, I bet the neighbors were impressed when your wife showed up at home in 1970 driving a 1978 car!
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:35 PM
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Porsche 944 (2 of them), Mazda Miata (when it first came out), loved them when we had them.

How about the new Mini-Coopers? Anyone have one of those? Where do you get one serviced near TV?
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:35 PM
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a friend bought the cooper when they first came out...loved the handeling, although the car seemed underpowered to him. traded it for a cooper s and claims that there is a world of difference. remember that coopers are fwd and cannot be directly compared with the miata or 944. if god had intended for cars to be fwd, he would not have invented the drive shaft!
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:45 PM
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Golf nut.... ooops... why didnt the spell check catch that.... it should have bee a 1968 Austin Healy Sprite... my bad :dontknow:
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I thought that peabody and sherman had snuck that sprite back to 1970 in the wayback machine...
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