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Thom

Member Since 28 Dec 2009
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In Topic: Auto ID #100

22 November 2013 - 12:59 PM

So what differentiates the Willys from the Renault?

In Topic: Uncommon sight

08 November 2013 - 07:50 PM

Origin
After serving as a mechanic in the Italian Royal Air Force during World War II, Lamborghini went into business building tractors based on surplus WWII military hardware. By the mid-1950s, Lamborghini's tractor company, Lamborghini Trattori S.p.A., had become one of the largest agricultural equipment manufacturers in the country. He was also the owner of a successful gas heater and air conditioning manufacturer.

Lamborghini's wealth allowed him to cultivate a childhood interest in cars, owning a number of luxury automobiles including Alfa Romeos, Lancias, Maseratis, and a Mercedes-Benz. He purchased his first Ferrari, a 250GT, in 1958, and went on to own several more. Lamborghini was fond of the Ferraris, but considered them too noisy and rough to be proper road cars, likening them to repurposed track cars. When Lamborghini discovered that the clutch on his Ferrari was broken, and actually was the same clutch that he used on his tractors, Lamborghini went to Ferrari and asked for a better replacement. Ferrari responded, saying that he was just a tractor maker, and could not know anything about sports cars. Lamborghini decided to pursue an automobile manufacturing venture with the goal of bringing to life his vision of a perfect grand tourer.

In Topic: Cunningham C2r - Really OLD school

17 July 2013 - 05:42 AM

Wow, very nice. Now you need to do the C-type as a companion.  OH WAIT!!


In Topic: Real or Model #212 FINISHED!

12 April 2013 - 04:25 AM

Not that I'm bitter about my incorrect guess, but

 

Who works for  $3.17 an hour including materials ??


In Topic: This is gonna be AWESOME!

02 April 2013 - 03:16 AM

Sad! But on the other hand my 2 boxed kits and one glue bomb swap meet find are all I will need.