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    These posts are grade AAA +++ incredible, love he read...love that it actually has depth, substance and purty pictures lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnzilla View Post
    These posts are grade AAA +++ incredible, love he read...love that it actually has depth, substance and purty pictures lol
    Thank you, Zilla. I'm you found it interesting! It's all for you!
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    Great post as usual and wonderful pics.

    Good choice of topics also- rep cars have come along the same way as rep watches. In a lot of aspects they are superior products to the original (250, 427 Cobra).

    You never fail to amaze Posh! We're glad you're here!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfa437 View Post
    Great post as usual and wonderful pics.

    Good choice of topics also- rep cars have come along the same way as rep watches. In a lot of aspects they are superior products to the original (250, 427 Cobra).

    You never fail to amaze Posh! We're glad you're here!!

    Thank you. I'm so glad that they offered me access to the most of their private high-resolution pictures. The details of both cars are amazing and should be seen in all their glory. I had to really sift through and select which pictures I wanted to include. I'm really sorry I couldn't put them all up for everyone.
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    Wow! I love these exotics...the Porsche 550 Spyder being my favorite. If they ever let those into Canada, I'll be all over that rep.

    Great post Posh. Your writing is a joy to read and gives a smile in the middle of the day when all I really want to do is crawl under my desk and nap (George Castanza style).

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    Oh hum!

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    We're LaTigre and Bunny and we like the cars.......LOL

    Nice Post Posh,

    Cal Spider Rep? ...OK

    Diablo Rep... I'm not that desperate yet.

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    She does it again.
    Posh is THE Repgeek's best contributor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff g View Post
    She does it again.
    Posh is THE Repgeek's best contributor.
    Thank you very much, Jeff. I appreciate the compliment. I'm one of many, I think. And everyone's support has influenced me to be better and give you all the level of compositional and content quality that I put into my other work.

    Quote Originally Posted by pchnewport View Post
    We're LaTigre and Bunny and we like the cars.......LOL

    Nice Post Posh,

    Cal Spider Rep? ...OK

    Diablo Rep... I'm not that desperate yet.

    My name is Tigra;
    I'm a funky, fly pleaser!
    My smile is big
    But my ego is bigger!

    My name is Bunny
    And this is not funny!
    If you come to my house,
    Then I will get your money!


    I heard some of their songs at this gallery showing about four weeks ago. Some hipster DJ was playing a mash-up with their lyrics to Grab it! the music and partial lyrics for Blitzkrieg Bop and it was AWESOME! I had him burn me a CD before I left with all these great tracks and mash-ups. He also had one with Cars That Go Boom on top of the music for Gary Numan's Cars and the chorus for The Beatle's Baby, You Can Drive My Car. It was just too good for words!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Posh View Post
    Thank you very much, Jeff. I appreciate the compliment. I'm one of many, I think. And everyone's support has influenced me to be better and give you all the level of compositional and content quality that I put into my other work.



    My name is Tigra;
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    But my ego is bigger!

    My name Bunny
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    I heard some of their songs at this gallery showing about four weeks ago. Some hipster DJ was playing a mash-up with their lyrics to Grab it! the music and partial lyrics for Blitzkrieg Bop and it was AWESOME! I had him burn me a CD before I left with all these great tracks and mash-ups. He also had one with Cars That Go Boom on top of the music for Gary Numan's Cars and the chorus for The Beatle's Baby, You Can Drive My Car. It was just too good for words!

    I need to hear that, how can you send it to me?
    With God as my witness...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pchnewport View Post
    I need to hear that, how can you send it to me?

    PM me your email and I'll send it to you. IT'S AWESOME!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris V. View Post
    I did read it too Posh.. ..
    you read that whole thing in 7 minutes (assuming you started *right* when she posted it?)

    I suppose its... possible...

    better than the other (unoffical) post whore who has been caught <2 minutes after a multi thousand word post was posted saying 'nice post'

    lol
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    PoshSpice ..

    You have totally neglected mention of the american sports auto ..

    the Corvette ...

    go here .... for elucidation of it's performance on a German track day

    http://jalopnik.com/398297/video-pro...urburgring-lap
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce sloane View Post
    PoshSpice ..

    You have totally neglected mention of the american sports auto ..

    the Corvette ...

    go here .... for elucidation of it's performance on a German track day

    http://jalopnik.com/398297/video-proof-of-the-2009-corvette-zr1-7264-nurburgring-lap
    Yes, I did. But while I was on the French Riviera and in Porto Vecchio at Via Notte, I didn't see any Corvettes. I saw many, many, MANY exclusive and ultra-expensive exotics; these are cars with names you've never heard of driven by people you're unlikely to meet. The Corvette, while being a good sports car whose dollar-to-performance ratio is almost unparalleled, is still a very pedestrian vehicle that can be seen in almost any Wal-Mart parking lot in America. It is neither exotic nor exclusive. It's drivers are as likely to be retired Marine Corps veterans as the local manager of The Home Depot, hardly captains of industry. It's uniquely American but hardly unique.

    The interior materials along with the fit and finish of said materials is sorely lacking. The Diablo built above by Mr. van Blokland has higher quality than any Corvette currently available for sale. Which brings me back to this point: there aren't really any from-the-ground-up Corvette replicas made unless you count clones or replicas of 1960s racing edition Grand Sports or James Garner's American International Racing Corvettes, both of which start off with a genuine Corvette as the genesis of the project. The cars I listed above are made, like the originals cars upon which they are based, almost entirely by hand over hundreds of hours; this includes complete fabrication of a chassis as well.

    The Corvette is good just not Lamborghini and Ferrari good.
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    Aaahh ....
    Corvettes are rare in the Riv, the European Union as a whole
    for instance, there are less than 50 in Sweden
    so, of course You saw none

    I hadn't had time to post this Replica of a very cool car, the
    AC Cobra
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce sloane View Post
    Aaahh ....
    Corvettes are rare in the Riv, the European Union as a whole
    for instance, there are less than 50 in Sweden
    so, of course You saw none

    I hadn't had time to post this Replica of a very cool car, the
    AC Cobra
    That car is pretty ubiquitous as well! I almost never think the ones I've seen (and there's a few to be seen on the way to the beach through the Eastern Shore) are the real deal. There's just that many. LOL

    But as far as the Corvette in Europe goes, it's definitely not seen everywhere. I'd sooner own one there than here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Posh View Post
    That car is pretty ubiquitous as well! I almost never think the ones I've seen (and there's a few to be seen on the way to the beach through the Eastern Shore) are the real deal.
    I'm ... well shocked, Poshy ...

    there were an incredibly small number of the Gen's made,

    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/AC_Cobra

    and the Rep Mfgrs, of which there are maybe 4....

    only sell about 40 - 60 kits a year ...
    on a good year

    perhaps You might be mistaking Aston-Martins for Cobra's ...

    anyways, lambos, and ferraris are kinda run of the mill at the local Cars 'n Coffee meet one Sunday a month
    Lambos take a lot of heat for the ghey, ricer verticle doors, too ...

    if ya wanna Exotic, think McLaren F1, or Ford GT 40


    http://www.mclarenautomotive.com/uk/...r/default.aspx

    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Ford_GT


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    Posh! Missed you these past years. Good to see your posts, again. I agree that the Corvette is not quality. I've always had an SL. Traded my 13 year old 500SL with 13k miles four years ago for my current SL550, which just went out of warranty with only 12k miles (at least I'm using it more). Guess now the out-of-warranty troubles begin. But, actually, the 500SL I had previtously to the last I put 130k miles on it with no significant problems. Doubt the Chevy engines would go that far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce sloane View Post
    I'm ... well shocked, Poshy ...

    there were an incredibly small number of the Gen's made,

    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/AC_Cobra

    and the Rep Mfgrs, of which there are maybe 4....

    only sell about 40 - 60 kits a year ...
    on a good year

    perhaps You might be mistaking Aston-Martins for Cobra's ...

    anyways, lambos, and ferraris are kinda run of the mill at the local Cars 'n Coffee meet one Sunday a month
    Lambos take a lot of heat for the ghey, ricer verticle doors, too ...

    if ya wanna Exotic, think McLaren F1, or Ford GT 40


    http://www.mclarenautomotive.com/uk/insider/default.aspx

    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Ford_GT


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    Do not believe all You read...the Corvette interior is not really that cheap
    here is mine
    I absolutely LOVE the scissor doors on the Lamborghini; they are a cut above. That's on a Lamborghini not on anything else. And the butterfly doors of an Aston make my heart flutter. LOL I'm sorry.

    I should have been more clear. I didn't mean that I've seen many genuine Cobras. I meant the incredible amount of replicas of it that are out there. I've seen a little over ten of them in this area. And, oddly enough, I've seen more Ferraris, Bentleys, Rolls-Royces and Lamborghinis than Corvettes. And I've only seen a real Cobra in the wild once at The Hurlingham Club in London. This wasn't a car show, this was just parked amongst all the other exotics. But it was real because my father spoke with owner in the dining room.

    I didn't read about the Corvette's interior. I've been in the latest Corvette (really weird story) and I must say that it's about one would expect from GM. But I say this as a Mercedes-Benz driver and having been surrounded by some exceptionally opulent automobile cabins. For example, two years ago, I had the distinct pleasure to spend the day riding in the back of this:




    The back of this vehicle is outfitted like this:



    I was in the back, drinking champagne. Now, this was only a short while before Overfinch went into receivership. This collaboration between Holland & Holland and Overfinch was the best expression of Overfinch's aesthetic and their abilities to take a vehicle to the next level. I will miss them so much!!! No one wants true luxury like this, British luxury done in only the way Brits can. They want gaudy Gemballa or Pebble beach Edition Toyotas, er, I mean Lexuses (Lexi?). This type of luxury is irreplicable, I think.






    Quote Originally Posted by crackberry View Post
    Posh! Missed you these past years. Good to see your posts, again. I agree that the Corvette is not quality. I've always had an SL. Traded my 13 year old 500SL with 13k miles four years ago for my current SL550, which just went out of warranty with only 12k miles (at least I'm using it more). Guess now the out-of-warranty troubles begin. But, actually, the 500SL I had previtously to the last I put 130k miles on it with no significant problems. Doubt the Chevy engines would go that far.

    Hi, Berry! I'm a Mercedes girl through and through. An SL, of any year, is just beautiful. The SL550, up until about 2007, was lovely. But that new nose they tacked on . . . let's just say it'll take me a decade to warm up to it. When I had my E350 coupe in for an oil change, they had one in Mars Red, pre-owned, and and I couldn't get past that pointy nose. I guess they HAD to do something. And don't get me started on the CLS!

    I don't know a great deal about mainstream car brands but I always heard good things in regards to Chevy engines. It's the stuff around the engines that always seemed to be problematic! I'm out of my element with anything domestic since I haven't owned one since around and college. I don't know what I was thinking with the Camaro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Posh View Post
    s. For example, two years ago, I had the distinct pleasure to spend the day riding in the back of this:

    :[/COLOR][/SIZE]

    OMG ..

    a (Ford )(Leyland Motors) Rover product ...

    Lucky for You it didn't break down, seeing as it was driven all weekend

    Bwaaaaahahaha ...!!!

    car should come with a free mechanic

    different cars for different people...
    I'm not missing my SL 'vert

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    Hey ....

    Lets post up our Daily Drivers ...

    I'll go First ...

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    Posh knows her stuff! I've had 7 Corvettes and they were all great cars in one respect or another, but the fit & finish on them was not nearly up to the level of even a base Mercedez, let alone a Ferrari, Lambo, Austin, etc.. Absolutely no comparison. Plastic has no place in the interior of a world-class auto.

    I've been fortunate enough to have owned some really great cars other than the vettes, such as a Maserati Mistral, Austin Healey 100/4, Mk4 Cobra, Porsche 930 Euro, Jag XKE, and lots of antique American ones (hot rods, brass cars, 50's sedans,etc.) and have a deep appreciation for all of them. But the Euro cars are in a league of their own, and definately my favorite. Few American cars since the Deusenbergs and early Cadillacs can match them as far as fit, finish, and engineering. I think it's just the American attitude; horsepower for the masses, & disposable cheapness. We Americans tend to stride into every battle with a broadaxe and a club. Generally, it works and it's fun, but it's not very elegant.

    (And in defense of American iron (I know, I'm going both ways), there's very little that can match the dependability of Chevy. 100K is absolutely nothing to a duramax diesel, and there are quite a few with 400K+ that are still running hard. )

    But back to the clasics: an XKE doesn't have the "grunt" and neck-snapping horsepower of a 'vette, but it has a screaming howl that sends shivers down your spine. And it has the lovely engine-turned instrument panel, chrome trim, and wonderful metal toggle switches. I'd take it any day over a new ZR1. As for a depreciating asset... it's better than money in the bank (or market)!

    There are some replica Corvettes other than the Grand Sport. I think someone makes a nice '57 and I've seen a '53 rep. Both decent quality that matches the original's poor fit & finish. Still, a vintage '57 vette is very cool! I'd definately rather have a gen vintage vette than a high-quality rep Lambo. (we're talking about the same price level here ~ $50-70K)

    Great post & great follow-up comments! Watches are a fun distraction for me, but autos are my passion! I squirm at the thought of spending $800 on a highly modded rep, but was seriously considering a nice all-steel '33 Ford earlier today! haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenB100 View Post
    Posh knows her stuff! I've had 7 Corvettes and they were all great cars in one respect or another, but the fit & finish on them was not nearly up to the level of even a base Mercedez, let alone a Ferrari, Lambo, Austin, etc.. Absolutely no comparison. Plastic has no place in the interior of a world-class auto.

    I've been fortunate enough to have owned some really great cars other than the vettes, such as a Maserati Mistral, Austin Healey 100/4, Mk4 Cobra, Porsche 930 Euro, Jag XKE, and lots of antique American ones (hot rods, brass cars, 50's sedans,etc.) and have a deep appreciation for all of them. But the Euro cars are in a league of their own, and definately my favorite. Few American cars since the Deusenbergs and early Cadillacs can match them as far as fit, finish, and engineering. I think it's just the American attitude; horsepower for the masses, & disposable cheapness. We Americans tend to stride into every battle with a broadaxe and a club. Generally, it works and it's fun, but it's not very elegant.

    (And in defense of American iron (I know, I'm going both ways), there's very little that can match the dependability of Chevy. 100K is absolutely nothing to a duramax diesel, and there are quite a few with 400K+ that are still running hard. )

    But back to the clasics: an XKE doesn't have the "grunt" and neck-snapping horsepower of a 'vette, but it has a screaming howl that sends shivers down your spine. And it has the lovely engine-turned instrument panel, chrome trim, and wonderful metal toggle switches. I'd take it any day over a new ZR1. As for a depreciating asset... it's better than money in the bank (or market)!

    There are some replica Corvettes other than the Grand Sport. I think someone makes a nice '57 and I've seen a '53 rep. Both decent quality that matches the original's poor fit & finish. Still, a vintage '57 vette is very cool! I'd definately rather have a gen vintage vette than a high-quality rep Lambo. (we're talking about the same price level here ~ $50-70K)

    Great post & great follow-up comments! Watches are a fun distraction for me, but autos are my passion! I squirm at the thought of spending $800 on a highly modded rep, but was seriously considering a nice all-steel '33 Ford earlier today! haha!
    Ben, thanks for commenting. I know the Corvette is revered for its high levels of performance at a price that emphasizes value but there are other reasons, which you touched on, people opt for other cars if they can afford to do so. It's about the fine details, the things you interact within the cabin. The Corvette lacks this refinement which is impossible to impart because the money is spent where some think it counts: the engine and the suspension. I understand that and appreciate that. But being the sybarite I am, I need the coddling as well. I want all my senses to be delighted and that can't be had $50,000!

    When I was last in the Diablo, it was a very tactile and almost sensual experience being inside it. You feel like someone put together every nut and bolt with sheer will and not just an impact wrench. And the smell of all that leather! It blankets everything not adorned with carbon fiber. It's a love letter to everything that makes Italy grand: bold, brash and fast. The engine is very loud though. That part is not so nice, to me anyway. But I guess that's the point of a Lamborghini, isn't it? To overwhelm every sense.

    I definitely agree that things tend to be built to be discarded. I hate that attitude. It makes things like the Diablo or Duesenberg all the more amazing. It's nice to have access to something that is a monument to doing things slowly, deliberately. I think that's another reason I love my house.

    And I hope you get the Ford. We can both live out our Bonnie & Clyde fantasy then. You get the car and I'll get a Tommy gun, deal? LOL
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    The Corvette may be known for, on paper, to deliver blistering performance at a budget. On the road though it's a bit different. The money goes into the engine, but the suspension? Not at all. Which is why it handles as poorly as it does. They don't put any money into the interior either...

    The Diablo is a special piece of kit, but as every other older Italian car it breaks down every 500 yards and costs a fortune to keep in order. Naturally, the same can be said for Ferraris and Alfas. Porsche owners that have a bit of a "rainy day" often visit Ferrari 348 or 355 forums, read about the endless list of problems and suddenly get in a much better mood. Newer Lambos like the Murcielago and the Gallardo are built after Audi bought the company and are much better. Even if it's a letdown to find interior parts that you also find in an A4.

    No, give me something German every day of the week. I'm currently in a new-ish Porsche 911 and love it to death. I can use it every day, even in snow. I can drive to the track, drive it hard all day, and then drive it home again when the tires are almost used up. Try that in a Ferrari... Or try to find a Ferrari like this:






    Now you may argue that Ferraris or Lambos have more "soul", but for me, excellent engineering always wins my heart in the end. Just like a very fine piece of hand-made precision engineering in an exclusive timepiece.

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