Factory Tour around ProDrive at Banbury

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Re: Factory Tour around ProDrive at Banbury

Post by John Scherrer » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:32 pm

It would be good, I'll see what I can do ..

Vids were great, we forget how video technology has matured!

For me the sound of the Lancia Stratos bouncing off the trees on approach is pretty unbeatable.

I bought a Chevette HS 2300 and fitted a full roll cage, bilstein gas suspension, uprated top mounts, sump guard, Cibie and did club road rallies in it. Then sold it to a friend as I was going to Kuwait on a 2 year contract.

He swapped out the cams and fitted dual twin choke dellortos to replace the pair of weak-looking Strombergs (fancy SU copies). Whilst out there, I nearly ordered an XR3 (for UK use), but swapped it for a Sunbeam Lotus (black/silver). The joys of a tax-free income!
phew!

Sold that on my return along with my left hand drive Datsun 280Z targa top which I shipped back from Kuwait, to get married!

Ah nostalgia - aint what it used to be ..!
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Post by fb.george » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:22 pm

One of the best sights ever. Michelle Mouton in the SWB 80 Quattro, 1984, Manx International giving it large through Tholt y Will. Never forget it.
Isle of Man - now there is a destination for an Atom tour?
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Re: Factory Tour around ProDrive at Banbury

Post by John Scherrer » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:43 am

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Re: Factory Tour around ProDrive at Banbury

Post by John Scherrer » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:45 am

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Re: Factory Tour around ProDrive at Banbury

Post by John Scherrer » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:48 am

.. engine of
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Re: Factory Tour around ProDrive at Banbury

Post by Bruce Fielding » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:43 pm

It would have been pretty amazing for a Jag too...
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Re: Factory Tour around ProDrive at Banbury

Post by John Scherrer » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:51 pm

Had some replies from ProDrive about free dates available for our Atom Owners Factory Tour ..

Saturday August 4th is a tentative possible date, still to be confirmed ...
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Re: Factory Tour around ProDrive at Banbury

Post by Kezzie » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:42 pm

[quote="John Scherrer"]
Saturday August 4th is a tentative possible date, still to be confirmed ...
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AHH FUTTOCKS! I fly out to Toronto on 4th :(

Anyone considered looking at wandering around Honda at Swindon?
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Re: Factory Tour around ProDrive at Banbury

Post by Trigger » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:20 pm

4th works for me !
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