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Old 26 Jan 2021, 12:44 (Ref:4031274)   #16
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Not sure what lalique has to do with competitive Pre War motor sport?
There is an expensive world wide market for them thatís an art thing rather than motorsport.
Bugatti Ďs are interesting! Either need an engine rebuild,having one or just had one.
Pretty cars!
Bentleyís are really tractors that seem to give the British, Dutch and Germans
A real macho feeling!
Seems I am involved with this thread so see which way it goes as I can then inform the gang that the best all round cars are Talbot 105ís but I could be biased!
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Old 26 Jan 2021, 13:17 (Ref:4031282)   #17
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Lol, I hope you still have the Talbot, didn't Robs Lamplugh race one?
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Old 26 Jan 2021, 13:33 (Ref:4031289)   #18
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Not aware Robs had one to go with Lotus 25 and Spitfire
I am down to seven Talbots including the three works cars .
We have won most things with them racing and rallies
Along with the Talbots have the unique 2 litre non blown Alta and the 1928 Leaf Hyper S
Ideal set for an old man
Question where do we race this year as question marks over most meeting although they are asking for entries for Donington and selling tickets for Goodwood.
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Old 26 Jan 2021, 13:58 (Ref:4031292)   #19
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MGDavid is going for a new lap record!MGDavid is going for a new lap record!MGDavid is going for a new lap record!MGDavid is going for a new lap record!MGDavid is going for a new lap record!MGDavid is going for a new lap record!
Goodwood has to be in doubt but I see no reason why UK racing can't happen behind closed doors as we did back in August - November last year. Just need the lockdown out of the way.
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Old 26 Jan 2021, 14:03 (Ref:4031295)   #20
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Pre War @ the Revival? or MM? . . . . both ? maybe they'll have to recallibrate teir expectations given travel restrictions.

Presume the new tiddler is about the same size as the old Rileys JR? Do you need to be a smoker from childhood and malnourished to get in one ?
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Old 26 Jan 2021, 14:12 (Ref:4031296)   #21
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The Leaf is bigger in cockpit than Rileyís and probably quicker but we will only find that out when Patch and Gareth have completed the rebuild
I can get in it !
Although the Rileyís were real Le Man cars from 30ís I couldnít warm to them so they were sold. Not smartest of my moves as have been sold on for three times what I got for them. Not going to make a dealer( nor would want to be one!)
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Old 26 Jan 2021, 14:22 (Ref:4031297)   #22
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Me neither, I'm sure we could write a good Aston Advert though.

Whilst I was squeezing into the Marcos a few years ago I questioned the cockpit size. Apparently Gem MArsh was well over 6' . . . . whilst servicing the car I dug deeper, to find the pedal box mounted 6" closer to the nut behind ther wheel and enough fresh air ahgead of them for another pair of size 10's.
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Old 26 Jan 2021, 19:10 (Ref:4031337)   #23
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Old 26 Jan 2021, 19:14 (Ref:4031339)   #24
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Thatís the leaf but mine has wings!
Now a photo of Talbot BGH21 or GO52 along with Alta 2 litre!
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Old 26 Jan 2021, 20:27 (Ref:4031365)   #25
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Now a photo of Talbot BGH21 or GO52 along with Alta 2 litre!
I hope this is the correct Alta!
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Old 26 Jan 2021, 20:46 (Ref:4031367)   #26
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Nearly Bob!
One replica Talbot and GO54 Talbot thatís the 1931 Le Mans Car.
The Alta is the supercharged 2 litre that was exported to Germany in 1938 and then taken to the States in 1946.
It stayed there until I bought it back in 2000. We won the Pre War race at the Ring in 2001 when I sold it to a Spanish friend of mine and he had Sam Stretton drive it for many years until it was recently sold to Belgium.
Only LHD car Alta built. Pity was the car didnít show its potential in my friends ownership as he just prepared it to chug round so Sam did pretty well with it winning a couple of races and top tens and many.
Have asked Joe to send some pics
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Old 26 Jan 2021, 21:38 (Ref:4031374)   #27
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Old 26 Jan 2021, 22:07 (Ref:4031379)   #28
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Not sure who owns that Leaf

The GO cars were 51/52/53/54
51 spent most of early thirties as single seater.

BGH 23 lapped Brooklands at 130 mph
In 2018 GO 52 lapped Le Mans in 5 min 48 Sec
If only I knew how to post pics
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Thanks for this and for the historical insights.
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