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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #165 on: April 17, 2019, 08:35:50 PM »
Perhaps I could take daddy in law for a gentle ride around in his GT86  :))

I have even had the 4 round the track a few times   ;)
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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #166 on: April 17, 2019, 09:04:03 PM »
Looking around for pictures of the RX-4 I found a couple pictures of cars I have owned as well, including one people here have seen before. My first ever race in an Anglia 

Found the "arty" shot I was looking for that Mazda used in their Mazda mag.

p.s. 25 odd years ago I ended up with my own MK2 RS2000 replica Estate that a long term friend of mine built, shame I have no pic of it.
with its 3.5 ratio diff it used to go real well on Motorways and miff a lot of people when they came up behind me and I used to pull away  ;) 

I also owned a now super rare genuine MK2 Cortina 1600GT Estate "allegedly" Ford only built 400, at the time I just thought it was a good tow car, same as I did with the gorgeous MK2 3.8 Manual overdrive Jag I owned when I was 18 ( poor thing was a low mileage Chauffeur driven car all its life, till I got my hands on it!)

I could go on and on as I have owned a staggering amount of cars over the years.

Had all sorts over the years some of which can be seen below, plus the good one of the RX-4. :)

   
 
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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #167 on: April 17, 2019, 09:17:53 PM »
That jag is sublime!
I recognise the Anglia by the speedo, but heavily distracted by the wild hair lol
Mustangs are cool, not a fan of flame paint jobs, skill involved to do it, but.........
The Plymouth is an aircraft carrier......love it!!!!!
Not sure what the yellow yank tank is with the ladder bar rear suspension.

Mk2 cortinas are cool!

Seems you've been around the block a few times ole bean  :icon_thumleft:
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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #168 on: April 17, 2019, 09:31:50 PM »
Doh, you let me down, I thought you would have known about the famous once mythical Henri Hirise / the car that was on the first cover of Street Machine, now fully restored and out on the custom scene all over again. ( I had it when it was running a Pantera lump) The guy who owns it tuned down 55K for it a couple of years ago!

BTW it started life as a Ford Consul

Won a Drag Racing championship with the Mustang and don't forget flames were in then as it was 1980  ;)
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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #169 on: April 17, 2019, 09:34:46 PM »
Just thought, shame more people didn't post on Jamie's cars you have owned before thread, god I could have bored you all to death.
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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #170 on: April 17, 2019, 09:40:29 PM »
I love seeing old cars, so yeah feel free to post.

Nope sorry, not heard of Henry hirise, wow a ford consul!

https://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/whatever-happened/stu-vallance-consul-henry-hirise-42117

Flames? Ugh...... If ya want ya car to look like its on fire, well set it alight lol

Yup it is popular in the 80s still people painting them on today.
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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #171 on: April 17, 2019, 09:41:31 PM »
As for you driving the gt86, I'd love to see that, coz I'm not allowed to go on the insurance lol
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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #172 on: April 17, 2019, 10:02:37 PM »
Mind you at 70 something best he stays off the track lolll bless him

And what's wrong with 70 something track day drivers  ??? :)) :))
Finance dictated it had to go 13 months ago,  after 14 years in an RX8 regretted ever since.

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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #173 on: April 17, 2019, 10:40:42 PM »
Mind you at 70 something best he stays off the track lolll bless him

And what's wrong with 70 something track day drivers  ??? :)) :))

Nothing at all lol

Nothing ageist

Let's just say his responses are not as sharp as days gone by.......the only thing to improve is his road rage
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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #174 on: June 24, 2019, 10:40:23 AM »
Just to keep the thread up to date Belgravia Square 23/6/19

Huge thanks go to my old mate Andrew (Jinx) who designed the presentation display board for us  :great:
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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #175 on: June 26, 2019, 10:11:32 PM »
Now that's a beauty!

RX8 231 2008 Galaxy Gray

Kia-ora!
RR D585 Coils | RRP COFS | miniMelon Map |Powerflow Twin Exhaust | 245 40r18 Uniroyal Rainsport3
Engine 79k
050519 F: 4.38,4.72,4.78 R: 4.83,4.78,4.78
'08 231 PS, Galaxy Grey

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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #176 on: August 30, 2019, 12:41:57 PM »
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1128090

Go on Clive, treat yourself, Christmas is around the corner, you've earned it lol
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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #177 on: August 30, 2019, 07:53:33 PM »
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1128090

Go on Clive, treat yourself, Christmas is around the corner, you've earned it lol

Good heads up, but this is a different animal to mine.

It's a series 2 with a 13B fully smogged up plus by the bumpers its american, plus wow, did you see those seats  ;)

Seriously, thee more you look the more rust you see so you would need an extra £20K min to get this car back, interestingly no under bonnet pics.

Lota Lota work to bring that car back     
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