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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by Jager » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:21 am

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DeadCanDanceR wrote:One other thing. You've listed these Mexican related models in this thread about South American vehicles. Mexico is not in South America, it's one of the three countries in North America, the others being Canada and the United States. You'd probably like to change the name of this thread to "Latin American Vehicles". :)
I was going to point comment on that, but Julio makes a stronger point ;).
Maybe we can just say "Vehicles from the Southern Side of "Trumps Wall" ;) .
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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by Serafa » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:22 pm

Or perhaps vehicles owned by people that speak Spanish or Portuguese.
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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by LUW » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:42 pm

Serafa wrote:Or perhaps vehicles owned by people that speak Spanish or Portuguese.
Mozambique has an even shitier car history then we do...
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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by IFHP » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:08 am

LUW wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:One other thing. You've listed these Mexican related models in this thread about South American vehicles. Mexico is not in South America, it's one of the three countries in North America, the others being Canada and the United States. You'd probably like to change the name of this thread to "Latin American Vehicles". :)
I was going to point comment on that, but Julio makes a stronger point ;).
Yes, I was actually thinking about that when I was posting and I tried to change the name of the thread -- but it seems that I can't do that. Perhaps someone with Admin privileges can change this thread to "Latin American Vehicles"? Thanks.
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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:59 am

Jager wrote:
LUW wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:One other thing. You've listed these Mexican related models in this thread about South American vehicles. Mexico is not in South America, it's one of the three countries in North America, the others being Canada and the United States. You'd probably like to change the name of this thread to "Latin American Vehicles". :)
I was going to point comment on that, but Julio makes a stronger point ;).
Maybe we can just say "Vehicles from the Southern Side of "Trumps Wall" ;) .
Or, if we use Mr. Trump's propaganda: "Vehicles from south of the border, the land where thieves, rapists and drug smugglers live!"... :?
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Re: Latin American Vehicles

Post by Stu935 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:05 am

I hope this fits into the theme. The car itself, Ligier JS P2, is not Latin American, it's French. However the the race team and two thirds of the drivers are, so thought that may be of interest to the theme.

The race team been RGR Sport and was the only Mexican team in LMP2 in the WEC last year (I can not find information to say if they are the only Mexican team to have entered the WEC series ever).

The two Latin American drivers been Bruno Senna from Brazil and Ricardo Gonzalez from Mexico, the third driver been Filipe Albuquerque who is Portugese.

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Re: Latin American Vehicles

Post by LUW » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:42 am

May not fit but definitively looks beautiful! Gorgeous paint.
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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by JSB33 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:33 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:
Jager wrote:
LUW wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:One other thing. You've listed these Mexican related models in this thread about South American vehicles. Mexico is not in South America, it's one of the three countries in North America, the others being Canada and the United States. You'd probably like to change the name of this thread to "Latin American Vehicles". :)
I was going to point comment on that, but Julio makes a stronger point ;).
Maybe we can just say "Vehicles from the Southern Side of "Trumps Wall" ;) .
Or, if we use Mr. Trump's propaganda: "Vehicles from south of the border, the land where thieves, rapists and drug smugglers live!"... :?
That is right, every Mexican is a rapist/drug dealer/thief. That is clearly what he said and meant and everyone who voted for him feels exactly the same way. :roll:
Talk about propaganda....
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Re: Latin American Vehicles

Post by Jager » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:59 am

Following on from Stu's post above, I thought I'd add this Porsche 935 K1.While it was entered at Le Mans by the German Kremer team, two of the drivers (Juan Carlos Bolanos and Eduardo Lopez Negrete) were Mexican and the car carried the Mexican colours.

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Re: Latin American Vehicles

Post by Jager » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:54 am

I just remembered this one as well. Maybe the first Mexican team at Le Mans was this Porsche 911 Carerra RSR entered by the Rebaque-Rojas Racing Team in 1974. The drivers, Guillermo Rojas, Hector Rebaque and Fred van Beuren, Jr. were all Mexican and the car carried the Mexican flag on the rear wing endplates. They were a DNF.

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Re: Latin American Vehicles

Post by Tom » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:49 am

Fantastic looking Porsches!

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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:48 pm

JSB33 wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:
Jager wrote:
LUW wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:One other thing. You've listed these Mexican related models in this thread about South American vehicles. Mexico is not in South America, it's one of the three countries in North America, the others being Canada and the United States. You'd probably like to change the name of this thread to "Latin American Vehicles". :)
I was going to point comment on that, but Julio makes a stronger point ;).
Maybe we can just say "Vehicles from the Southern Side of "Trumps Wall" ;) .
Or, if we use Mr. Trump's propaganda: "Vehicles from south of the border, the land where thieves, rapists and drug smugglers live!"... :?
That is right, every Mexican is a rapist/drug dealer/thief. That is clearly what he said and meant and everyone who voted for him feels exactly the same way. :roll:
Talk about propaganda....
Yes, unfortunately Herr Trump is making history repeat itself! Ignorance, lies and racism are winning, again! :?
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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by Jager » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:07 pm

DeadCanDanceR wrote:Yes, unfortunately Herr Trump is making history repeat itself! Ignorance, lies and racism are winning, again! :?
Let's get back to discussing models rather than politics. One of the first all Argentinian parings at Le Mans was the team of Onofre Marimon and Jose Froilan Gonzalez who drove this Talbot Lago T26 GS in 1951. Both Marimon and Gonzalez were proteges of Juan Manuel Fangio who had proven themselves in the racing scene in Argentina and then followed him to Europe.

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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:46 am

Jager wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:Yes, unfortunately Herr Trump is making history repeat itself! Ignorance, lies and racism are winning, again! :?
Let's get back to discussing models rather than politics.
Sure. From now on, I'll keep very silent. Worry not!
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Re: Latin American Vehicles

Post by Jager » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:15 am

Here's another Mexican entry for you Julio. Kremer returned with a Mexican themed Porsche 935 K3 in 1982. One of the drivers was Mexican Antonio Contreras, who presumably brought the Mexican hotel sponsorship.

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Re: Latin American Vehicles

Post by Tom » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:31 am

I'd say some of those wonderful Carrera Panamericana cars from the '50s would fit in nicely...

And a Neo VW SP2 is high up on my wish list.

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Re: Latin American Vehicles

Post by LUW » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:33 am

There's also the 2nd place GC in 1973 312P piloted by Carlos Pace (BRA) and Arturo Merzario (ARG).

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Re: Latin American Vehicles

Post by IFHP » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:27 am

ImageFord Fairmont (1978-80) IXO Mexican Partwork by Michael, on Flickr

1978-80 Ford Fairmont from the Mexican partwork series.

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The Fairmont with the 1966 Ford Galaxie, also part of the Mexican partwork series.

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1978-80 Ford Fairmont (Mexican partwork) 1962 Ford Falcon (Argentine partwork), and 1966 Ford Galaxie (Mexican partwork).

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All of the cars represented in the photo had 1:1 equivalents produced in Mexico -- except one.
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Re: Latin American Vehicles

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:10 am

I missed that Fairmont! It might have been interesting to buy it since my grandfather had one of those in 1:1, in almost that colour. ;)
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Re: Latin American Vehicles

Post by IFHP » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:37 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:10 am
I missed that Fairmont! It might have been interesting to buy it since my grandfather had one of those in 1:1, in almost that colour. ;)
It can be found from a Chinese sell on e-bay for a reasonable price.
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Re: Latin American Vehicles

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:48 am

IFHP wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:37 am
DeadCanDanceR wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:10 am
I missed that Fairmont! It might have been interesting to buy it since my grandfather had one of those in 1:1, in almost that colour. ;)
It can be found from a Chinese sell on e-bay for a reasonable price.
Thanks, mate! ;)
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