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Wall-e
Wall-e MegaDork
3/11/15 9:00 p.m.
TR8owner wrote: In reply to Rupert: But it wasn't her Ferrari photo that made her famous.

Her appearance on The Muppet Show changed my childhood.

stroker
stroker SuperDork
3/11/15 9:31 p.m.

I liked her best in "Fathom"...

TR8owner
TR8owner HalfDork
3/11/15 10:53 p.m.

Just to keep this thread going, here's another one of my favorite shows. Also really liked those cars as well. My brother has an Europa TC, but I much prefer Mrs. Peel's version.

Rupert
Rupert Dork
3/12/15 9:16 a.m.

In reply to TR8owner:Ah yes, Ms. Peel! And lest we forget people didn't always take themselves too seriously back then. Barbara Feldon of Get Smart is 82 today.

Don't tell me that doesn't make you feel old!

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette UltraDork
3/12/15 10:22 a.m.

TR8owner
TR8owner HalfDork
3/12/15 8:45 p.m.

In reply to Rupert:

82? Wow. Dianna Rigg is 77 this year and Raquel Welch is 75. It does make me feel old but at turning 64 this summer, still younger than them.

Rupert
Rupert Dork
3/13/15 11:06 a.m.

In reply to TR8owner: Well you gotta give them credit. I think the shoe phone concept has started to take off.

stan_d
stan_d Dork
3/14/15 7:32 p.m.

Here is my classic 900 also 2002 challenge car.

Rupert
Rupert Dork
3/14/15 7:48 p.m.

In reply to stan_d: Nice Pit Crew! Any good at tire changing? Do you care?

t25torx
t25torx HalfDork
3/21/15 12:57 p.m.

B. Choate
B. Choate GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/21/15 1:29 p.m.

Rupert
Rupert Dork
3/21/15 7:02 p.m.

After Ms. Peel I have to vote for the El Camino! I owned '70 model but it didn't come with that accessory package!

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA Dork
3/23/15 12:37 a.m.
Rupert wrote: In reply to TR8owner:Ah yes, Ms. Peel! And lest we forget people didn't always take themselves too seriously back then. Barbara Feldon of Get Smart is 82 today. Don't tell me that doesn't make you feel old!

I could've done without knowing that.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/24/15 8:07 a.m.

Rupert
Rupert Dork
3/27/15 9:48 a.m.

In reply to 914Driver: Two nice rear fenders! And a good hefty front bumper as well.

TR8owner
TR8owner HalfDork
3/27/15 11:21 a.m.

Whoever said that Triumph wedges aren't sexy?

Gary
Gary HalfDork
3/27/15 12:19 p.m.

Reminds me, I used to have a "joke" with a long-ago girl friend back in the seventies about The Shape of Things to Come, which the geezers among us should remember as the Triumph ad campaign for the TR7. It was sort of an inside joke between us that I won't get into here, but it popped up regularly.

TR8owner
TR8owner HalfDork
3/27/15 1:55 p.m.

In reply to Gary:

Did you know that when Group 44 initially tested their TR8 in a wind tunnel it was giving 400 lbs of upward force on the rear end at 180 mph. Hence the addition of the honking big spoiler on their SCCA/IMSA race cars. The wind would bounce off the rear window and back to give uplift. The "shape of things to come" may have looked aero but was anything but.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/27/15 2:21 p.m.
Gary wrote: ..... but it popped up regularly.

And all those comedians out of work.

Gary
Gary HalfDork
3/27/15 6:34 p.m.

TR8owner
TR8owner HalfDork
3/27/15 9:28 p.m.

In reply to Gary:

Went over my head for a bit. But now I get it.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
3/31/15 6:53 a.m.

That Consulier picture brings back memories. We did all the advertising for them in the early years. I think I saved a box of ads and brochures.

Rupert
Rupert Dork
3/31/15 2:07 p.m.
TR8owner wrote: In reply to Gary: Went over my head for a bit. But now I get it.

Wow, what a nice car! And he even has symbols underneath it to indicate his IQ!

JohnnyBquick
JohnnyBquick Reader
3/31/15 10:02 p.m.
Tim said: That Consulier picture brings back memories. We did all the advertising for them in the early years. I think I saved a box of ads and brochures.

If you see any with my car in it can I have a copy?

TR8owner
TR8owner HalfDork
4/2/15 9:51 p.m.

So are we going to keep this thread going?

BTW - My dad had what might have been the first VW convertible brought into North American in 1956. Bought it in Germany when stationed there with the RCAF and brought back to Canada. I think VW didn't officially sell convertibles in N.A. until 1958?

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