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DrBoost
DrBoost MegaDork
9/15/23 10:04 a.m.
914Driver said:

I can't love the way the exhaust pipes terminate any more than I do. Man, its touches like this that make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/15/23 10:27 a.m.

Chris_V
Chris_V UberDork
9/15/23 2:58 p.m.

Gary
Gary UberDork
9/15/23 4:19 p.m.

Gary
Gary UberDork
9/15/23 7:04 p.m.

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
9/16/23 3:11 a.m.

EricM
EricM SuperDork
9/16/23 7:31 a.m.
fasted58 said:

$20,065 adjusted for inflation in Aug 2023.  Pretty reasonable I think.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/16/23 8:49 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/16/23 9:48 a.m.

spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
9/16/23 3:39 p.m.
Gary said:


For the youngsters in the audience, that's Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in the movie "The Thomas Crown Affair," from 1969. The scene was filmed (yes, filmed) at a beach on the "North Shore" in MA. The dune buggy is a mod'd Meyers Manx with a Corvair engine. That actual car recently sold for nearly a half million dollars at auction at Amelia.

The Thomas Crown Affair

IIRC, the Corvair engine gave it evil handling characteristics and caused Steve to drive into the surf once when he was hooning.   

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/16/23 4:58 p.m.

Avro Aero was canceled in 1959.

Here's more.

Gary
Gary UberDork
9/16/23 10:16 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

Very cool!

Gary
Gary UberDork
9/16/23 10:35 p.m.

In reply to spitfirebill :

I'm sure the added weight of the Corvair engine made it even more tail happy. But Steve seemed to be handling it pretty well in the video. I read somewhere that it was a braking issue that caused them to go straight into the water. Who knows. Anyway, the salt water excursion necessitated a full tear-down of the engine as well as other systems of the car. That was done at Ray Caldwell's Autodynamics in Marblehead, MA, builders of FV's, FF's, the Hustler kit car, Sam Posey's Can-Am car, and the Deserter dune buggies.

Obligitory pic. This time on the ice in St. Moritz:

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/17/23 8:03 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/17/23 8:04 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/17/23 12:12 p.m.

A few pictures from the Antique Truck Show this weekend.  It was less attended and with fewer trucks than in the past, I understand there's a big show in Pennsylvania.

This one's my favorite.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/17/23 12:14 p.m.

Car hauler out of Boston.

If you have to haul a trailer you might as well be comfortable.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/17/23 12:19 p.m.

GRM looking for a tow vehicle?

I see this one around town a lot, it on a Chevy one ton frame.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/17/23 12:21 p.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/17/23 12:22 p.m.

750 Honda powered lawn tractor.   Uh, Stampie?

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/17/23 12:24 p.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/18/23 8:14 a.m.

Song dog selfie.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/18/23 10:34 a.m.

Hope the guy across the way isn't  working in the garage!

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