Matt Bacon

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  • Location Ilkley, West Yorkshire
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  1. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Racing action; Donington Historic Meeting 2016   

    There's a story behind that Cobra, it seems. The chassis number is HEM-6, and although it's classed as a true Cobra, it was built on a Thames Ditton chassis by an engineering company associated with it's first racing team. At the time, though, it looked more or less normal, although it had the rear arch vents. It's been modified over the years, and now belongs to the Bryant family, raced by Oliver Bryant.

    http://oliverbryant.com
    bestest,
    M.
  2. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Racing action; Donington Historic Meeting 2016   

    Forgot to mention, there are quite a few more here:
     
    https://cmatthewbacon.smugmug.com/Donington-2016
     
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    M.
  3. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Racing action; Donington Historic Meeting 2016   

    ...and a few "arty" efforts!






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    M.
  4. Matt Bacon added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    Racing action; Donington Historic Meeting 2016

    The epitome of classic racing: lightweight E-type in hot pursuit of Aston Martin DP214 "project car"

    Lola T70 starts heading downhill

    I think we know the outcome of this challenge, but you can't fault the style

    You don't see many of these around -- lightweight Morgan Plus 4 SLR

    March 712


    The racing line...

    I think we know where those Capris are going!

    Whereas these guys are playing "follow the leader"...

    BTCC nostalgia turned up to 11...
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    M.
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  5. Matt Bacon added a topic in Real or Model? / Auto ID Quiz   

    Auto ID #205
    Usual rules apply... PM me with make, model and year.. and no reverse image lookup!

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    M.
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  6. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Will we ever see their like again?   

    These days, a "platform" is even more flexible. If you look at what VW, JLR and Aston Martin are doing (and to a certain extent, McLaren), their "platforms" underpin a wide rage of cars. None more so than VWs "MQB" which runs the gamut in size from Polo to Passat, and in style from Audi TT to VW Touran. Add in the MLB, which covers everything from the A4 to the Bentayga, and just two platforms cover nearly every car across VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda...
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    M.
  7. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Will we ever see their like again?   

    I think it's pretty much in the eye of he beholder... For example, I certainly wouldn't regard that limited number of years as the "pinnacle", at all. I suspect what you're talking about is a particular style of American car, maybe... But for me, there are beautiful cars in the 30s, from the Jaguar SS100 to the Saoutchik and Figoni & Falaschi Art Deco masterpieces and the Bugatti Atlantique. There ARE plenty of beautiful cars from the 40s to mid-Sixties, including the XK120, 250SWB Califonia, Aston Martin DB4 Zagato, E-Type and Alfa 33 Stradale. Equally, I'd make a case that the Lambo Miura is the most beautiful car ever built, and that's the late 60s. Then you get the Countach and Esprit, epitomising the "Origami" style -- whether you personally like it or not, they have style, personality, creativity and flair. Coming up to more or less the present day, the Alfa 8C is achingly beautiful, the Huayra is a technological marvel that's also a steampunk symphony of style inside, and the BMW i8 is bleeding edge...
    Average daily drivers are more influenced by aerodynamics and safety than they are by "art", but I think there's still plenty of extremely expressive auto design going on. And I don't think for the vast majority of the people on the roads tha cars have EVER been more than a way of getting from A to B. Between the late 40s and the mid-60s, the auto marketing guys were selling you the DREAM that a car was a statement, and Exner and his ilk were piling on chrome and fins as part of the con that made you want to buy a new car every two years, but for most people across most of the world it WAS just a dream. There have always been humdrum, dull workaday cars and ground-breaking style statements that cross the border into art, and I reckon there always will be...
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    M.
  8. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Favorite Alternate Version by Original Artist   

    Ad this is one of the great reversions...
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2kxrya_nirvana-mtv-unplugged-1993_music
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    M.
     
  9. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Favorite Alternate Version by Original Artist   

    One of my faves -- John Fogerty and Foo Fighters version of "Fortunate Son":
     
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    M.
  10. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra 427 – CSX3016 Sebring '66   

    Looks great! How is it I've been trying to buy "Big Block Snake" for months, and it's still "Coming Soon"? ;-P
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    M.
  11. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Subaru BRZ   

    Very nicely done indeed. I really must get on with building my GT86, which has been painted for months!
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    M.
  12. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Prince has died at 57   

    He certainly does. Worth checking out the Stevie Wonder+Prince+Sheila E "Superstition" at Paris Bercy video that pops up in the related vids as well. Totally different playing style, but equally world-class. There's nothing that guy couldn't make a guitar do...
    I shall be getting out my "Sign O The Times" movie Blu-ray tonight -- one of the best concert movies ever filmed...
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    M.
  13. Matt Bacon added a topic in General   

    Un-modelling, or de-construction
    Want to know how this was done?

    Take a look here:
    Amazing work...
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    M.
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  14. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Fujimi 330 P4 Ferrari   

    Great job, Ray... it's a fantastic looking build of a fantastic looking car! I think it's one of the best looking race cars of the sixties, and you've done it justice...
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    M.
  15. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Accents   

    Oh, yes... the west country (Somerset, Devon and Cornwall) has a very distinctive accent, for example. An interesting academic study of it here (don't let the "Comedy Gala" put you off...it's very enlightening):
    ;-P
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