Calypso-E34

Motormania - Grantown on Spey, Scotland

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Some awesome cars, some just ordinary ones from times gone by, which are more my thing.  The orange Mk1 Cavalier for example, was a local car from new, and still had the original dealer sticker on the back screen.  Almost 40 years old, living with salt covered roads in the winter, and here it is, in original paint.

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1 hour ago, Calypso-E34 said:

Some awesome cars, some just ordinary ones from times gone by, which are more my thing.  The orange Mk1 Cavalier for example, was a local car from new, and still had the original dealer sticker on the back screen.  Almost 40 years old, living with salt covered roads in the winter, and here it is, in original paint.

 

Indeed, that is impressive given the build quality and steel used back then.

 

I like the Ford Granada, my dad always wanted one of those 2.8 jobs, in the days when you aspired to drive big Fords instead of German stuff like today.

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5 minutes ago, 535i Andrew said:

I like the Ford Granada, my dad always wanted one of those 2.8 jobs, in the days when you aspired to drive big Fords instead of German stuff like today.

 

Jeremy Clarkson wrote an article for the Times many years ago, in which he argued that the most sought after car in Britain was not a Ferrari or Lamborghini, but was in fact the Ford Sierra 2.0i Ghia, his logic being that fancier stuff was out of reach for most people. However if they worked hard selling whatever it was that their firm made, they could be promoted to a higher position, which would inevitably bring with it a higher spec car.  I think he was right!

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Some great retro motors there and loving the clever plate on the Triumph Acclaim. ;)

 

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2 minutes ago, cableguy said:

Some great retro motors there and loving the clever plate on the Triumph Acclaim. ;)

 

C.

 

Indeed, one of the few acceptable examples of a private plate.

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Good to see some everyday cars in amongst the more exotic stuff. Nice to see the Saab 900 - quite rare on the roads now. A couple of nice VW buses that haven't been lowered or otherwise docked about with, and the TR4A - always wanted one if those (or a TR5 or 6).

They're all a tribute to their owners, and thanks for posting the pics.

 

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I went there with my (ex) Mrs on our first holiday up there years ago, the Ben Mhor hotel iirc.

 

Some nice cars there - the two Cavaliers, russet brown Mini 1000 and the Austin Seven, Aston V8 (hate DB7's!), the FE Victor and the MG1300.

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Christ... the suspension on that 78 Camaro is almost cartoon like!

 

MkII Jag is uber cool.

 

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I went there with my (ex) Mrs on our first holiday up there years ago, the Ben Mhor hotel iirc.

 

I know it. I ran a small hotel down by the golf club and tennis club in the town for a while, and had the catering operation at a nearby estate visitor centre. Cracking wee place, pretty unspoiled in comparison with neighbouring Aviemore, where we lived for many years.

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Ooh a Baur too ! Pity about the nasty chrome arches on it tho :) 

im biased obviously 

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Looked a good day out Mark. Is it on every year in Granton? The black 944 looks awesome. Would love a 944 with an LS engine out of a corvette like the one JR Garage have on YouTube. Sounds immense and is stupidly quick too. 

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Brilliant event! Does the whole town get cordoned off for this each year?

 

Good idea for a 5 forum outing next time?

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Great pics there Mark,thanks for sharing,wouldn,t mind the Mk1 Granada Ghia or the big Opel Commerdor in my garage.

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Some lovely cars :)

 

Know that Yellow V8 ZT well...

 

The green Datsun towards the top is lush IMO 8) Love the old Jap cars like that

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Fantastic days out like this.

 

Love the Lancia Fulvia - proper little sports car. Volvo P1800 is lovely too.

 

My dad had a few of the one's pictures: Interceptor, Opel Manta in same colour as the Cavalier Coupe, Jaguar Saloon.

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10 hours ago, GStarrr said:

Looked a good day out Mark. Is it on every year in Granton?  

It's Grantown on Spey Greig, and it has certainly been on for the last few years anyway.  Big event for the town.

 

1 hour ago, Loadmaster said:

Brilliant event! Does the whole town get cordoned off for this each year?

 

Good idea for a 5 forum outing next time?

The whole of the high street is reserved for exhibitors, and they operate a Park and Ride nearby.  It's only a 5 minute walk away in truth, but you can ride in a vintage bus, which is fun for kids.  Amazing venue for Forum 5 meet, and maybe we could get enough BMWs there to challenge the Ford and Triumph boys and girls, both of whom are very well represented!  Might be a bit far north for some people though, especially so soon after the annual Gaydon trip?

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20 minutes ago, d_a_n1979 said:

The green Datsun towards the top is lush IMO 8) Love the old Jap cars like that

 

Green Datsun?  You mean the Triumph Acclaim?  Yeah - not many of those left, and they were great wee cars in their day.  Number plate is genuine too!

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Lots of nice motors there Mark, looks like a great day out and thanks for sharing. 

Love the Escorts and especially the Cavalier Coupe as it reminds me of the one I had which was exactly the same. 

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39 minutes ago, Calypso-E34 said:

 

Green Datsun?  You mean the Triumph Acclaim?  Yeah - not many of those left, and they were great wee cars in their day.  Number plate is genuine too!

 

Car reg ACC 141M

 

Is that not a Datsun? Shows you what I know re old cars :lol: 

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8 minutes ago, d_a_n1979 said:

I had this in my head

:lol: 

 

I haven't seen a Datsun Sunny for a long, long time! They used to be everywhere too - at least they were in Ireland back in the day.  No import quotas or 'Gentlemen's Agreements' in Southern Ireland, and Jap cars were very popular.  We had lots of Toyotas, Datsun / Nissans, Daihatsus etc that the UK largely missed out on.  Lots were pretty boring though to be fair, but capable and reliable.

 

My Mother had a Datsun Stanza 1.6 SGL back in I think 1982.  Same size and basic shape as the contemporary Escort, but with a tape player, velour seats, and other niceties that Escort and Kadett (Astra) owners weren't offered.

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