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    Carlisle Import Show mentioned in Hemmings Blog

    Opel's were also mentioned:
    Also German, but of a decidedly different flavor, were these two Opel 1900 Sportwagons. The orange car belongs to Vicki Gage; the owner of the white car didn’t fill in the space for his name. So much modesty!
    Gene modest?

    At the Carlisle Import show | Hemmings Blog: Classic and collectible cars and parts

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    Look for more coverage of this show in the August issues of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car and Hemmings Motor News. In the meantime, check out Jay Ramey’s gallery of photos from Import Carlisle on Flickr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    Who me!?!??!?!?!?!?!?
    "Yes, I do have a rifle rack in my Sportwagon"

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    Nice article (hemmings) and some pics from the Carlisle import show.

    Last edited by Gary; 06-11-2012 at 11:11 AM. Reason: Threads merged

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    We already knew how great a show it is ... with THE BEST people in the hobby (Opelers)
    attending ! Thanks for posting this Gary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    Opel's were also mentioned:
    Gene modest?
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    Who me!?
    One day the Ga Opelers will pull Gene out of his "shy" shell.
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    what signature?

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    That picture was because of Gene. He was the one who insisted that we Sportwagons stick together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saxybiker View Post
    That picture was because of Gene. He was the one who insisted that we Sportwagons stick together!
    And I still do ....
    "Yes, I do have a rifle rack in my Sportwagon"

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    Question Just curious . . .

    . . . know it's not the right venue, but did any of the 1266 Solstice Coupes show?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tekenaar View Post
    . . . know it's not the right venue, but did any of the 1266 Solstice Coupes show?
    I didn't see one there, but there was one as the representative Solstice at the big shindig for Bob Lutz.

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    1975 Manta yellowOmaryellow The Bumblebee
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    1975 Ascona Sedan (1900) yellowOrlandoyellow
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    Quote Originally Posted by saxybiker View Post
    I didn't see one there, but there was one as the representative Solstice at the big shindig for Bob Lutz.
    Not to hijack this thread too much but here is a Bob Lutz story.... When I was at Ernhard Schnell's house, he showed us an original sketch he did in 1967 of an idea he had for T-Tops on the Opel GT. Bob Lutz told him no, you will not do that. The '68 Corvette came out with T-Tops.
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    Vickie;
    Seems that you and I are getting famous.... attached is the Carlisle shot but, in Rainer's current newsletter and on his site. == Manta-A Website ==
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    "Yes, I do have a rifle rack in my Sportwagon"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BQS4 View Post
    Vickie;
    Seems that you and I are getting famous....
    Gene, you JUST happened to park next to someone famous.

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    Last edited by hrcollinsjr; 06-12-2012 at 02:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tekenaar View Post
    . . . know it's not the right venue, but did any of the 1266 Solstice Coupes show?
    No, but one goes to my wife's church every Saturday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    Not to hijack this thread too much but here is a Bob Lutz story.... When I was at Ernhard Schnell's house, he showed us an original sketch he did in 1967 of an idea he had for T-Tops on the Opel GT. Bob Lutz told him no, you will not do that. The '68 Corvette came out with T-Tops.
    Hi Gary,
    If you could, for the rest of us, could you post a thread on your visit with Mr. Schnell? I think it would be most interesting to read of his thoughts on the GT, it's design, GM politics and anything else the man had to say. A bit of recorded history, of someone who was front and center responsible for these cherished designs!

    Take Care,
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNotigan View Post
    Hi Gary,
    If you could, for the rest of us, could you post a thread on your visit with Mr. Schnell? I think it would be most interesting to read of his thoughts on the GT, it's design, GM politics and anything else the man had to say. A bit of recorded history, of someone who was front and center responsible for these cherished designs!

    Take Care,
    Mike
    That is the plan Mike. I was very fortunate to be able to spend a lot of time with him and was able to take quite a few pics. Stay tuned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saxybiker View Post
    I didn't see one there, but there was one as the representative Solstice at the big shindig for Bob Lutz.
    Well, he was most certainly "The Main Man" behind the Solstice/Sky/GT trilogy design and production! I silently thank the man every time I get in my SSC - "Sly Solstice Coupe" - for a little drive!!!


    1960: '61 Rekord PII 1.7 3S 3.9 '69 Kadett LS 'sprint' 1.9 3A 3.18
    1970: '70 GT 1.9 4S 3.44 '72 GT 2.2SSD 5S 3.44 '72 GT 2.4FI 5S 3.44P
    1970: '73 GT 1.9FI 4S 3.44 '75 1900 1.9FI 4S 3.44
    1980: '85 Bitter SC 3.9FI 5S 3.44P
    2000: '09 Solstice GXP Coupe 2.0 SIDI VVT "Stage 2" Turbo 5S 3.73P


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