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Posts Tagged ‘Opel

29
May
11

Berg Cup Round 1: 06-08-05-11 – Part #3

Finally: More Berg Pics!

Home-brew Lotus Sunbeam is de-stroked to 2.0l and revs to 10K!

We were chatting to the owner about it and he told us he’s currently building a M5 V10 Powered Ultima GTR!

DTM enough for ya?

Genuine Zakspeed MK2 was built and raced by Zakspeed until ’89 when the current owner bought it; he’s been racing it ever since!

Bosch mechanical injection pump for dyno tuning

And finally, my dream house overlooking the hill.

 

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15
May
11

Berg Cup Round 1: 06-08-05-11 – Part #2

Round two and I’m still on just the pics from the pits on Friday…Enjoy!

This was one of my favorite cars from the whole weekend: Clean GTE

Got Aero?

At the same time as Group H, the NSU trophy was running.  I’m pretty sure I’ve only ever seen one of these cars in the flesh, so to suddenly be in a field with 10s of them was amazing.

Drink?

12
May
11

Berg Cup Round 1: 06-08-05-11 – Part #1

It’s all about the words he said.  But how can I possibly put into words the epicness that was last weekend at the first round of the Berg Cup in Eschdorf: less than 36 hours, 1000 miles, 3 countries (well, 2 and a Principality), time travel, boat travel the best beer in the universe, great pizza, good times and amazing friends.  That sort of scratches the surface for now, but don’t worry there is going to be a lot of coverage…a lot.

It all started at a little after 2am on Thursday night.  The chariot of choice was and E39 BMW 530D Touring which was loaded up and pointed at Dover.

3 hours through the night later we hit the port, boarded up and left the white cliffs for dead.

Spotted: Brits on tour also making their way to Ze Berg.

By 3pm we were checked in, full of food and ready to rock.  What we found next blew us away.

The sleepy countryside village of Eschdorf was littered with racing cars; Literally dumped up kerbs in the street where people were busy spannering away.  It was totally open too and we were able to walk round and soak it all in.

After years of drooling over these cars on the net we could barely contain ourselves on seeing cars like this Polo:

There is a myth on the internet that the competitors are all very secretive about their cars, but nothing was further from the truth; everyone was happy to talk to us, open up the cars, let us shoot them and even sit in a few of them!

Right, enough chat, here’s some more of the first pics:

This guy was my hero: Record holding 750bhp AWD Porsche being set up in the street and the whole time he was wearing a Ralph Lauren Shirt and Brogues. PURE CLASS.

The attention to detail and level of prep on all the cars was amazing, I don’t usually post more than one or two pics of a car, but for this bunch I’m just going to go for it:

Nurbergring special run out of you garage?  If you ever wondered what living the dream looked like, I’m pretty sure this is it:

More soon…

25
Jul
10

Retro Show – Santa Pod – 18-07-10 – Part #2

Turns out I dodged a bullet by not taking the KP…more on that later, but first some more pics of the weekend!

I love this KP.  It’s everything a retro should be; no frills, no £1000 wheels, no showy scene bits, no untouchable paint job; just everything you need to enjoy hooning around in an old car.  I remmember when cars were simple and fun like this….

It’s a shame it was just bunged in the public car park.

Retro Much?  No, but at least the owner parked it well out of the way…unlike the Mondeo enthusiasts group who had a stand.  Yeah, that happened.

Hux Mania – 185s on 10″s

Drag car clutch rebuild?  Yep.

Viper Bus.

21
Jul
10

Retro Show – Santa Pod – 18-07-10 – Part #1

Wow, it’s literally that time of year already:  Retro Show at the Pod; basically the penultimate show in my summer of automotive fun.  Despite the blackest most overcast sky I have ever seen the rain held off all weekend.  Unfortunately, I wussed on taking the KP (show cars hey.  I’ll be trailoring it next – loser.),racked up the Mazbo and rolled out.  More camping, more beer, more half-cooked meat later and…it was Sunday: Show day.  Pics?  OK:

Daily driver club – we do pink!

News just in: Rat-look is not cool.

Star-Sharks on a Capri?  Hell yeah! Mike, SELL THEM TO ME!

320iS – immaculate is an understatement.

Seth-o-matic – best wheels (well, trims) and car combo of the day for me.

Hux-rox (more of this car soon!)

09
May
10

Curborough Sprint Course: A Day At The Races #2 – 07-05-10

I took the KP out for a spin this afternoon and, after rolling about a bit down some of my favourite roads, found myself in the vicinity of Curborough; being a Sunday, I thought  I’d take a gamble and see if anything was going on.  It was, so here’s some pics!