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Old 10-03-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Thumb Four wheeled airhead. A big up for Moorespeed

Not quite what were used to on this site but it's certainly different.

BMW asked Richie Moore to tune their 700cc Airhead powered car for the Goodwood festival of speed. The car came third and has caused quite a stir giving the 3.8 Liter Jaguars a run for their money. (just google BMW 700 Goodwood)

Nice job Richie



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Old 10-03-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
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Would that be a Mk11 Ford Zephyr way in the background?
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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wish I had the wherewithal to own me a nice 700

seriously, they look like <1 ton of fun
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:18 PM   #4
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when I had my small repair shop in Fresno back in the mid 80s the BMW dealer around the corner used to send me a customer that had one of them, the BMW dealer wouldn't touch it because it had 2 too many wheels. strange car to drive but not bad.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:25 PM   #5
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I give .... what car is that?

It looks vaguely like a Sunbeam but not the hood
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:22 PM   #6
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Kleiner Traum

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Old 10-04-2012, 01:33 AM   #7
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Would that be a Mk11 Ford Zephyr way in the background?
Looks like it....

Here's how a Zephyr dealt to Jags at Pukekohe in the '60's - Rod Coppins Zephyr Corvette. Not my photo....but I'm probably there as a kid wearing short back and sides.

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Old 10-04-2012, 02:35 AM   #8
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Memories. I used to go to the Levin track and watch the `39 Chev coupes duke it out with a doctor in a Mk2 Jag. That Lotus Cortina was driven by a bloke named Kerry something, if I remember correctly.

I also remember the fastback Anglia`s and the Custaxie, Ford Customline bodywork (sort of) and Galaxie mechanicals; Morris minor bodies perched on top of a V8 powered chassis.

I zoomed in on the photo and noted a younger fellow as you described, but he was picking his nose, could that have been you? lol
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:10 AM   #9
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That was me...we had a Humber 80.

It was great racing here in the '60's - we couldn't get the fancy racing cars, so we made them. My favorite car of all time is Ralph Watson's Lycoming Special. My boss freighted an Evo down to Teretonga to race in a production car race last week. Jim Boyd used to toss a bag into the Lycoming Special, drive all the way down, race on the weekend and then drive home to Auckland for work the next day.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:27 AM   #10
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"Small Dream", a BMW 700 Coupe. How cute. Thanks for that link, Renner-- the comments are priceless.

Rear engine, rear wheel drive. Rather the Teutonic version of the Renault Dauphine, no?

I like the rendition of the headlamps in the image posted here!
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"Small Dream", a BMW 700 Coupe. How cute. Thanks for that link, Renner-- the comments are priceless.

Rear engine, rear wheel drive. Rather the Teutonic version of the Renault Dauphine, no?

I like the rendition of the headlamps in the image posted here!
I think a Dauphine would run circles around the 700......if you could get it started.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #12
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I think a Dauphine would run circles around the 700......if you could get it started.
Not if the 700 had the 850cc factory race kit with twin solex carbs.
In the '60s one ran SCCA road races and won overall against much
bigger cars. I had 2 Dauphines that I autocrossed back then. You
could make them handle but not much power.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:24 PM   #13
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if you could get it started
That's the kicker. But remember, the Dauphine had the plus of the Town and Country Horn so it could sound formidabile.

Remember the Honda 300 or 600 or whatever from '71? Cute.
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You could make them handle but not much power.
Yeah, rather like a MiniCooper sans steroids.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:41 PM   #15
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That little BMW is awesome. I'd love to have one. Also, further vindication that Mr Moore knows his shit.
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