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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ned Ludd, Jul 27, 2012.
A little like driving a slingshot dragster, with the diff in your crotch.
Here is another Riley special body I built. This car was a saloon (sedan) at one time but I was just given the rolling chassis and I designed and built the body. Here it is in bare aluminium.
That is beautiful.
I think I remember seeing an article on this in a magazine. Was the owner scandanavian?
Thanks guys. No the owner was English. I don't think this one made any mags.
I've been meaning to join in, but my arm is in a sling from elbow surgery for a pinched nerve, and 1 finger typing sucks. Since I'm more partial to 1950's American builds, and if you didn't see it yet, the Oct 2012 Hemmings has an 1 page article on Briggs Cunningham and references this nice link, Gary
Interesting article on Briggs Cunningham a name familiar even in the UK.
Here is another shot of the Riley above.
Any HAMBers going to the Glen for the vintage GP this weekend? I'd love to see pix of any American iron sports rods / specials if you happen to see some. Gary
Well no input to this for a while so I thought I would give it a bump and add another car I built a while back. This one is not so much a special as a recreation of a car that won the 1912 GP. This is based on the sister chassis to the winner. The original car has been modified to the point where it does not look like it did in 1912 so this car is closer to the proper thing than the original.
Your work is always so nice!
Got a chuckle when I saw your "tag" line.
So true of many of us!
Recently posted on the Roadrace cars thread:
didn't Briggs Cunningham own a Bugatti Royal for a while?
Yes! Cunningham's Royale was a huge and handsome 2-door sedan. It was in his collection for all the time his museum was in Costa Mesa, CA; I don't know if it stayed with the other cars when the collection was acquired by the Colliers in FL.
This came up in another thread, the Thatcher Darwin special:
Well i have been asked to share our special with you ...
it is a Liberty V12 in a 1933 rolls royce chassis ....we have based it very very losely on the 200 hp darraq ...
it has been in the makings for about 4 years
the engine was bought from colin crabb about 25 years ago..and not much happened until 5 years ago ....
will give more detail later ...
the first few test drives have been awsome ... and we are only on about 5mm throttle movment .....
Thanks Bruce: looking forward to updates.
Is that a 365GT4 in the background?
to dawie ..good eyes .. its a 400 manual with carbs ....
no it not the one john is building his has i rolls royce meteor engine in and he is making a 3 seater body .....
There is no body going on this car ... the two seats and some floor boards and a fir of a fire wall/bulkhead ... and that is all .....
There are videos of it running on youtube .. look under liberty v12 will post some more pics later ... work calls ...........
V12, Frame, firewall, and floorboards......what else would you need? What happens when you bury the throttle? The Rapture.
Man this is interesting. Im going to have to live forever to get all of the projects I would like to do completed.
There was a point in my life that I didn't like the styling of English cars or eat asparagus. Still don't eat that crap.
Lem Ladd working on OGM at Montauk, Long Island.
The Jalopy Journal post today:
"Built so close to the ground that it barely clears it’s own shadow, a sleek, speedy sport car is the pride of Mrs. Linda Plannette, who is a spare time Los Angeles mechanic. She and her husband put together the souped-up car, using a standard Mercury frame shortened 18-inches and a stock 1949 Mercury engine. Weighing 2340 pounds, the custom made car has a road clearance of only 6-inches and has hit 110 mph in tests. The Plannettes devoted three years of their spare time to collecting parts and building the car."
SR Alvis Special 1 from Sherwood Restorations.Photos...Adam Wragg.
Banjeaux Bob, your avatar is terrific. Would you tell us what the car is, and show us another view of it? Thx.
50 Fraud check out the thread called "The Hornet Special" .
Love the specials. Thanks Dawie.
SR Alvis Specials 1 AND 2 from Sherwood Restorations.Photo by Adam Wragg.
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