General Prescott Drivers' School Wed 24 Sept

Discussion in '8th Generation (2006-2011)' started by vzh7gk, Thursday 25th Sep, 2014.

  1. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    Rather nice 07 plate Civic Type-R at yesterday's drivers' school... :Smile:
     
  2. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    Oooops, guess this should have been in the Type-R variants section. Sorry!!
     
  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    No problem @vzh7gk.
    Did you get any photos?
     
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  4. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    :Need Pics: :Whistle:
     
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  5. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    I was marshalling, so no photos from trackside. The only paddock photos I got (and they were all pretty poor) was a Bugatti Type 51, Wolesley Hornet (1930s vintage I think) and a Riley Type 9.
    I think I need to reset my digital camera to factory default and then make adjustments to settings to suit my use... If that doesn't work then maybe I know why the last owner sold it...
     
  6. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I'd like to see that Bugatti :king:

    Is it an SLR mate? We have a bunch of photography enthusiasts on the site.
     
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  7. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    See what I captured on film, otherwise I'll edit the digital photo and try to recover some contrast.
    Camera - a Fuji X100, not an SLR. Been pretty good up until some weeks ago but now it seems easily confused by light levels and adjusting the EV control 1/3 stop can change the results several stops. Probably like all these da*n computer thingies- requires a reset every so often.
    I know what I'm doing with (and love) film, be that 35mm, Nikon F3, Leica M6, through to medium format 6x4.5 up to 6 x 17. Been using film for near 45 years and am perfectly happy not to bother with various forays into digital - digitals main use is to take photos for eBay sales... :Smile:
     
  8. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Forgive my ignorance on that one mate. It's hard to defeat the built-in metering on many consumer/entry-level digital cameras, you'd think with manual F/Stop adjustment it would play ball...

    I learnt the world of photography on a digital SLR, I hate it to how I faired in the world of film.
     
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  9. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    What a beauty :Drool:
     
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  11. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    A beauty indeed !

    Type 54 Bugatti ?
     
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  12. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    Sorry, still a bit on the dark side (black car :Smile: ).
    Made a glorious sound throttle wide open running up the Hill!

    Fuji X100 - when new nearly £1k. Fixed lens, giving equivalent of near 35mm on full sensor / film. Got rid of cheaper x-over camera as I hated having to scroll through menus to change settings. So, manual shutter speed / aperture / EV compensation, can also be set to aperture or shutter speed priority. Just gets confused on metering more often nowadays than it used to. Think I'll use the old Bronica SQA more instead...
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    Type 51.
    Just back from a full rebuild/ restoration...
    Not sure it was fully run in before the day.
     
  13. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Cool !


    Year of manufacture1931–34
    Units built40
    Engine8-cylinder in-line engine, 2 valve/cylinder, 2 overhead camshafts
    Cubic capacity/bore [cm³/mm]2262/60 x 100
    Compressoryes
    CarburetorZenith
    Power [HP at revolutions/min]160
    Forward gears4
    Driveshaft-driven
    Front wheel suspensionlive axle, semi-elliptical springs
    Back wheel suspensionlive axle, inverted quarter-elliptical springs
    BrakesCable drum brakes
    Wheelbase [meters]2.4
    Wheel track [meters]1.25
    Tire size28 x 5
    Weight [kilograms]approx. 780
     
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  14. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    Just to stand close to one is an experience! :Smile:
     
  15. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    You're a lucky man indeed @vzh7gk
     
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  16. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    Marshalling can have its compensations! :Smile:
     
  17. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    wow how did I miss this thread ? what a beauty that car is easily in the 6 digit figure.
     
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  18. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    No idea what they fetch now. I know the 'poor' end - T13 / Brescia in need of fettling and probably more would go for around £80k a few years ago. Bit out of my league, errr, no, a LOT out of my league! :Smile:
     
  19. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Bugatti's are rare mate over the pond they are mad about them and they sell for silly money at Bonham's auction, that what I saw on Chasing Classic Cars on Turbo.

    Yanks will pay anything for European stuff :party:
     
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  20. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    Don't I know!
    One of my Morgan acquaintances over in the USA (formerly from the W. Mids) used to spend a lot of time at Prescott. His father was Clerk of Course here (many years ago) and also owned a Bugatti Atalante (I think it was) a 57SC. Sold it back in the 50s for relative peanuts. As Mike says, if we still had it now, I could buy a small ranch, barns and every model of Mog going and still have change!!