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Roy you left out the Ferrari...

As usual, Roy had quite a few compliments on his 1.1 GT.

Next week we are planning on the show at Indian bend and the 101 and on the 7th we hope to get a few more Opel's for the "Cars and Coffee" at Gainey Ranch on Scottsdale Rd. Starts at 7am and is over by 10 Lots of Big $ cars, like original Gullwings' etc., if you like that sort of thing.
 

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Craig/Roy, Give me a call about the next couple of weekends! I'll either be driving my F-150 or the wife's Subaru, but would enjoy kicking tires (softly on the big $$ models). If you don't have my number, PM will work. Thanks! -- Doug
 

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Here is a shot, from last year, of the Audi we parked beside yesterday.
This one is a V8, a V10 was available.
Another pic of Jaguar that parked beside us. Yes I like old British cars, Had a '57 MGA.
I spent more time demonstrating GT headlamps than photographing cars so I didn't
get a photo of the newer Ferrari, but here are a few cars at location last summer.
The BLITZEN license plate gave me an excuse to talk OPEL.
And this is my all time Fantasy TestaRossa at Laguna Seca 2011.
 

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Another pic of Jaguar that parked beside us. Yes I like old British cars, Had a '57 MGA.
The SS100 Jaguar has to be one of the most beautiful cars ever made, of any time period. The dimensions and curves are just perfect from every angle

It's a bit weird though, in the 30's SS (now Jaguar) didn't have a suitable engine of their own so they bought engines from Standard (who later become Triumph) and 10 years later they launched what was arguably the best engine of the era and one of the best straight six engines of all times. Jaguar is still around are still making beautiful cars, Triumph as a car manufacturer has been gone for over 30 years
 

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Pontoon fendered TR, what is not to like?

Here is a shot, from last year, of the Audi we parked beside yesterday.
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And this is my all time Fantasy TestaRossa at Laguna Seca 2011.
Roy, I was at Laguna Seca about 20 years ago, during Pebble Beach Week, and was taking a close look at a TR like this one. I noticed something on the dash and started to laugh (people look at you as if you are weird when you laugh at $1+ million car), but the owner came over and said "I assume you saw it! Most people never do, or don't acknowledge it." We had a nice conversation and then I said "I'll be back as soon as I can!" This time he was a bit confused and asked where I was going. I told him I was going to get a couple rolls of nickels! Then he laughed! The cause of all of this: a small slot in the dash in front of the passenger with a smaller sign which read "To start game, deposit 5 cents." I didn't get a ride, but had a friend with a TR for a while!

Doug
 

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I will be in Scottsdale

February 11- 13th on business. I will have some time available to meet with fellow Opelers Wednesday afternoon and maybe Friday afternoon if you want. I'll be at the "Valley-Ho". PM me and maybe we can get together!

Allen Gage:cool:
 

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So Allen, going to see the "Valley Ho" again, eh? I'm surprised that Vickie still lets you do that.

I'll be in Mesa during that time frame. There's a nice cruise-in just down the road from me on Fridays at 4 p.m. if that works for you.
 

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Allen, either or both days OK for me. I'll pm my ph #.
Goy, as you know, but some may not, SS = Swallow Sidecar, then Standard Swallow,
possibly other variations along the way, finally Jaguar. ( SS sounded bad after WW2 ).
Early Swallow ornament was a bird, It flew before it leaped .
Chevrolet, GM US in the 60s popularized SS as Super Sport .
Doug and all, You won't need a nickle to ride around Laguna Seca in a different TR .
Run and play with # 12 D Type and # 15 Lister Jaguar, Pic here. And many more !
Google Monterey Motorsports Reunion composite 2011 Ferrari 625TRC

And let's not forget our own TINYVETTE, seen here leading the pack up the hill
at Sears Point, Sonoma in 2012. Lots of onboard & other video for tinyvette also.
 

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So as of today MY Opel schedule is
1) This Saturday late afternoon into evening the show In Scottsdale at the 101 and Indian bend.
2) Sat the 7th, The Early morning show at Gainey Ranch (a mall on Scottsdale Rd.) where Ferraris are more common than Corvettes.
3) Friday the 13th, Mel's 4pm Friday Mesa show
I expect Allen at the last 2 .... Paul from Yuma expressed an interest in coming in to town for the 7th.
I'll be heading back to NY on the nite of the 14th.
Saturday nite I went to the show at the Kmart on Bell around 57th ave.

PS Irfan .... we missed you on Saturday... We NEED your Manta (and you) at some of the above events.
PPS my cell is 516 410 5447 and email is [email protected]
 

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My plan arrives

in phoenix @ 10:15 am, so I'm sure I'll be at the hotel Valley Ho by 12:00 noon and have time for lunch on Wednesday Feb. 11th.

Mt plane departs Friday @ 4:15 so I probably won't have any time that day. This is just a short business trip (some training).

If we can get together for lunch Wednesday, that would be great! It's always fun to meet other Opelers!

Allen Gage :cool:
 

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Goy, as you know, but some may not, SS = Swallow Sidecar, then Standard Swallow,
possibly other variations along the way, finally Jaguar. ( SS sounded bad after WW2 ).
Early Swallow ornament was a bird, It flew before it leaped .
Chevrolet, GM US in the 60s popularized SS as Super Sport .
I've seen claims from various sources that SS also meant Standard Swallow but I've always leaned towards Swallow Sidecar myself. According to Wikipedia Sir John Black of Standard Triumph claimed the former was correct, he ought to know but then again he wouldn't be the most objective person would he .....

Either way, gorgeous car and I'm envious as heck
 

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Rainey Ranch Scottsdale Rd. Sat. 7am

Roy and I will definitely be at this show tomorrow morning. Due to reliability issues I will not be taking an Opel. Roy's very reliable 1.1 GT and hopefully Irfan's 2.4 Euro Manta were at the last one I attended, back in October. Hopefully Mel will be attending with his Opel and a Doug w/o an Opel I doubt that Paul from Yuma will be in town and Allen Gage won't be here 'til next week.
Did I miss anyone?
Craig 516 410 5447 cell
ps the show starts and ends early 7- 10am
 

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Lunch @ Valley Ho Wed.

Confirmed w/Allen that we are on for lunch Wednesday at Valley Ho, Main st. Scottsdale.
How's 12:30? Roy and I are confirmed. Mel are you in? Anyone else available?
Craig
 

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Lunch 2/11/15

The street address for the Valley Ho is 6850 E. main st. Scottsdale, Az. 2 blocks from Indian School and 69th street.
I will be there at 12:30
Craig
516 410 5447
 

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More Scottsdale Cars

Irfan with wife, Craig, Doug, and I met in Scottsdale 2/7/15.
At least 2 guys from Germany joined us after seeing Irfan's Manta.
Chris, who has a white Manta for sale, and his dad visited also.
I rolled my H/lamps and started ZoomsJustFine for 6-8 people at a time.
Once when I went back to the GT a big Jaguar sedan (XJ ?) parked beside me.
The driver said he always liked the lines of the GT. I said "You have a pretty
nice car yourself". His reply "This is my daily driver, I have a Bentley Brooklands".
 

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SO far a definite yes for Allen, Roy and I. Irfan is in if his wife can cover the phones for him and Mel is a definite maybe.
See you all tomorrow. Any other area Opeler's that wish to join us are welcome.
 
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