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#11 Armand

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 12:04 AM

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 12:18 AM

Armand,I looked up all the Peugeots you mentioned. They all seemed like pretty logical cars to me. If the 205 was a GTi, you probably had some fun involved......

The 205 was a dull four door (so called 5-door, by the 'short stationwagon -design) with a small 1.1 litre engine and plain 50 HP. But it brought us around, including my racing-years with a heavy trailer for the racebike; tools and stuff (and often a wet tent on the return trip)!
For the GTI-experience I've always had my motorbikes instead. At the time it was a 115hp Kawasaki GPZ900 wich managed to lure family fathers to flat-out their GTi's whereafter a downshifting putted things in place! Actually a double downshifting was possible, but by a single was the engine brought into rev's where it pulled serious away :-o
I thought about a rear window streamer with the text: "My GTi is a GPZ" ;-)

Trivia: Peugeot have always used a number with a zero in the middle as model designation, wich Porsche hadn't thought much about when they launched the Porsche 901, but as late as at the build up of the stand at the world exhibition Peugeot pointed out the troublesome zero in the naming - And Porsche had to brainstorm during the night - following a re-designation of their new car to 911 by double-use of the 1-digit :-o

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#13 Armand

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 12:34 AM

Drifting (since it's the OT forum):

Quizz: Wich person of the world history had his/her impact in the naming of the Jaguar automobile factory?

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 02:38 PM

Drifting (since it's the OT forum):

Quizz: Wich person of the world history had his/her impact in the naming of the Jaguar automobile factory?

S.S. Cars Limited became Jaguar Cars Limited 23 March 1945 when the shareholders in a general meeting agreed to change the name. Chairman of that meeting was William Lyons. So... I am going to go with Chairman William Lyons. Billy Lyons was also the one who named the new saloons (sedans) in 1935 SS Jaguar sport models SS90 and SS100. :)



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 03:26 PM

I forgot to add, that after years of dreaming about owning a Jaguar XKE, I would never...ever own an SSTata! And I don't care how fast or eliquent it is, PERIOD!



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 04:11 PM

Nice report Jeff.
I'll leave it to others to bring the (specific) answer ;-)

The SSTata -detail have to be explained to me!

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 04:19 PM

When Jaguar owned its own company they made Jaguar SSs. Tata owns the company now. You want to buy a Tata SKSS? You want to tell all your friends you own a Tata sport? It sounds like something you just flushed down the toilet. :lol:

 

I had 4 kids. I can still hear it loud and clear; Papa, I gotta go tata. :lol:  :lol:  


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#18 Armand

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 05:56 PM

........ I'm toying with the idea of getting a Moto Guzzi V7. Enough power for retirement without killing myself.


Then this picture is for Your treat:
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Posted 30 January 2016 - 07:53 PM

I believe the "enough power for retirement", it is the "without killing myself" that will be tricky.

 

I fell over twice that last time I was on a bicycle, Jeff :wacko: 
 



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 10:06 PM

Bicycles are inherently unstable. Motorcycles are far easier to stay on except when you get slippery stuff on the road or start thinking you're Giacomo Agostini.






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