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Andy C

Stanford Hall Summertime Classics

First chance to use the new camera. Very Very impressive. The new autofocus is great and the camera is still very compact and nice to hold. The HD video setting is also very good (see videos)

The event was good, if not quite as good as last year (no silver Enzo this year), but the setting is stunning and there were still some great cars there as you can see:

ps, can anyone guess the car under the cover?

















































































































599 start up:


Ghibli:


We got chatting to the owner who used to have a Q7 4.2 diesel,  needless to say he's delighted with his new purchase. I really like the Ghibli, and just listen to the sound of the engine. It's a diesel, but it sounds like a V8 petrol!  I was shocked when he fired it up and started revving.  The video doesn't really do it justice as you can mainly hear the band, but it sounded great.
Andy C

Sorry..didn't realise the Swan shots were in there. I was just trying out my new camera with the  long lens!
Boxer6

Excellent quality pics Andy. Some very desirable cars there too.
Giant

Some great shots!

It's something Merc from the 70s under the cover.
gooner

Great pics Andy. See you caught Colin's good side! The wheel trims of the cover car make me think Peugeot, perhaps a 305 or 505 cabriolet.
Alf McQueef

Great! Looks like a nice relatively low-key event. I will try and do the Wilton Supercars this year, I think it will be a tad more busy....

I would like to take many of those home, especially that 355 spider!
Parm

Alf McQueef wrote:

I would like to take many of those home, especially that 355 spider!


Pretty sure that was a 348 rather than a 355, but nice all the same :-)

Great pictures Andy. Thanks for sharing.
Alf McQueef

Parm wrote:
Alf McQueef wrote:

I would like to take many of those home, especially that 355 spider!


Pretty sure that was a 348 rather than a 355, but nice all the same :-)

Great pictures Andy. Thanks for sharing.


You are right - I thought that was a 355 from the front then a 348 from the back! Must be a late 348, it has a nicer nose than some. In which case I'll take something else home as I would kill myself in a 348...
Tim

Lambo ruined the Countach with the Anniversary add-ons, well done Mr Pagani  

Maserati appear to make a habit of spoiling the rear light treatment at facelift time as well - the early QP is much nicer than the later one.

I really want a Lambo Silhouette.

No idea about the car under the cover.
Merc 450SLC?
Alf McQueef

Yes that Countach is a mess. Some models subsequent to the early ones were an improvement, but that is a big backward step.
Tim

If I were ever in the position to own a Countach it would have to be a 'normal' QV and it would be essential to have the rear wing.
It'd have to be black or red too.
JohnC

The one that I like best is the white Lancia Delta. I like the Ghibli too.
PhilD

Great pics. Don't think there is one car there I don't like, and the mighty Puntos are obviously my favourite...

Another Ghibli fan though it is colour/wheel sensitive (what isn't). The one I saw yesterday sounded very dull though (quiet) whereas every other Maserati I've heard has sounded epic. Think my money would go on a second hand QP.
JohnC

PhilD wrote:
Great pics. Don't think there is one car there I don't like, and the mighty Puntos are obviously my favourite...

Another Ghibli fan though it is colour/wheel sensitive (what isn't). The one I saw yesterday sounded very dull though (quiet) whereas every other Maserati I've heard has sounded epic. Think my money would go on a second hand QP.


An old boss of mine bought himself a QP when he retired. It was about 4 years old but very low mileage. When he took it for its MOT the next year, it failed due to rust on some important part of the structure. Maserati made a contribution towards the repair cost but he wasn't happy. I met him recently and the pain of the repair has been replaced by the euphoria of driving something that looks and sounds so special.

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