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Got invited to Pro Drive by a guy at the classic car show.

 
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DeadEye
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject: Got invited to Pro Drive by a guy at the classic car show. Reply with quote

Some pics, only iPhone ones I'm affraid, left my D-SLR at home:

In the heritage bit, having had a few M3's, I loved these:













Vantage race cars in various build stages, possibly the best looking car in the world:











Bit of 3-ply!?








P2 that made Jeremy Clarkson sick:







Others:





They had the late Richard Burns' and Colin McRae's Imprezas.








More Vantage




























Mini Traveller WRC:


















You wouldn't believe what they do to these cars after they get them from BMW.





7000 for the rear spoiler!







Stripped, dipped cut to shite and welded to crap!





Lola LeMans car:



















Another M3 in restoration:










Random Mini - I think these where the actuall running WRC cars. The red one next to it is the one they raced the bob-sleigh with in Lillehammer on Top Gear. Apparently, Pro-Drive even made something one the bob-sleigh. A lot more manufacturing going on than I expected but we weren't allowed to take pics.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! Was it a freebie?? I had a tour of the 888 factory / workshops about 5 years ago. Alas no pictures but was awesome. All the touring cars etc and engineering parts. They had just done an 888 Meriva! They even had a touring car ( ex Chilton) that had a rear end shunt in a race and turned it into a simulator. big grin big grin
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks an awesome place to be in. Nice one Phil, jammy sod!! laughing Cool
I bet the vantage's will be out at Le-mans & britcar next year. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Andrew Drewden chap was there - the guy from Vauxhall Heritage. I'm not sure he was particularly interested in my chassis number issue but did agree it was different to the norm.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some really great photos there, nice one.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for sharing, very cool.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hummmm i need earn more money laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey thanks a ton for sharing these amazing photos here. I loved all of these vehicle wraps a lot. That monochrome one is my favorite among all. I have a white car and was looking for nice wrap idea. This one has won my heart.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for sharing smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy thread revival batman!
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