David MG's 2017 Additions

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Re: David MG's 2017 Additions

Post by Tom » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:32 am

That sounds a little too UAE for my tastes, this fits the car much better.

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:40 pm

David MG wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:55 am
JSB33 wrote:
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I think by this time the T-Bird had lost its way.
There was worse to come.

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When you look at the original and how bloated it became it highlights how excessive auto designers can become.
Oh no David, the problem usually lies with the buyers. If cars could be like its designers originally dreamt it, many if not all, would look far better! ;)
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Post by GBOAC002 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:49 am

Buyer Design Clinics don't always work either as Ford found out with the first iteration of the Sierra. Overcoming buyer inertia when something is too radical makes manufacturers retreat to the 'safe' and comfortable. American market is strangely conservative for what one would think is a progressive country. For all it's Apple and Hewlett Packard etc,. I was amazed how much further ahead in domestic IT we are in Europe when I was there in 2005.

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Post by JSB33 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:49 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:40 pm
David MG wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:55 am
JSB33 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:43 am
I think by this time the T-Bird had lost its way.
There was worse to come.

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When you look at the original and how bloated it became it highlights how excessive auto designers can become.
Oh no David, the problem usually lies with the buyers. If cars could be like its designers originally dreamt it, many if not all, would look far better! ;)
But it depends on what you are measuring success by. Is the best automotive designer the one that makes the most beautiful cars or the one whose designs sell the most? To me the #1 requirement is selling metal, not sculpting it.
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:14 pm

JSB33 wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:49 am
DeadCanDanceR wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:40 pm
David MG wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:55 am
JSB33 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:43 am
I think by this time the T-Bird had lost its way.
There was worse to come.

Image

When you look at the original and how bloated it became it highlights how excessive auto designers can become.
Oh no David, the problem usually lies with the buyers. If cars could be like its designers originally dreamt it, many if not all, would look far better! ;)
But it depends on what you are measuring success by. Is the best automotive designer the one that makes the most beautiful cars or the one whose designs sell the most? To me the #1 requirement is selling metal, not sculpting it.
I believe that David's original comment had to do with beauty, not sales. 8-)

And, I have to disagree about your view on design. To me, it is the one who makes the most beautiful design. 1953 Chevrolets outsold 1953 Studebakers. 1957 Chevrolets outsold 1957 Plymouths. 1961, 62, 63, etc. Cadillacs outsold 1961, 62, 63, etc. Lincolns. And the examples are many.
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Post by JSB33 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:58 am

But 57 Fords outsold 57 Chevy's.....
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Re: David MG's 2017 Additions

Post by David MG » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:38 am

Post war austerity rules OK. Gas tar black!

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Post by Tom » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:45 am

I've seen one or two at car shows in the UK, but I have the impression that few survive. Maybe everyone's trying to forget the austerity era?
Great model, always good to have a childhood memory in your collection.

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Post by David MG » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:10 am

Tom wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:45 am
I've seen one or two at car shows in the UK, but I have the impression that few survive. Maybe everyone's trying to forget the austerity era?
Great model, always good to have a childhood memory in your collection.
I forgot to mention the NHS pink wire rimmed spectacles. I shed them aged 11 but had to reinstate them in the 90s.
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Post by LUW » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:20 am

That's so British :)
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Post by JSB33 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:55 am

Lookslike it would be quite an adventure to crawl into the back seat. Did you ever ride/drive in one?
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Re: David MG's 2017 Additions

Post by David MG » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:48 am

JSB33 wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:55 am
Lookslike it would be quite an adventure to crawl into the back seat. Did you ever ride/drive in one?
Rode in one, typical underpowered postwar Brit.

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Post by LUW » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:59 am

Hadn't seen that one before. Nice!
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Post by Tom » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:22 am

Model looks great!

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Post by JSB33 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:45 am

Its a looker for sure.
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Re: David MG's 2017 Additions

Post by Jager » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:12 am

The Lorenz Rankl wasn't something I was familiar with, but it looks good.
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Post by David MG » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:25 am

Ferrari 375MM 'Ingrid Bergman' - autocult

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Post by Alfaholic » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:15 am

Another beauty David, but I can't thinking that sometime it's better to leave things as they were!
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Post by Tom » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:38 am

Autocult did a great job on that.

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Post by David MG » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:48 am

Alfaholic wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:15 am
Another beauty David, but I can't thinking that sometime it's better to leave things as they were!
It was subject to a front end smash so had to be rebuilt anyway.
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Post by David MG » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:39 am

Spark

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Re: David MG's 2017 Additions

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:14 am

Gorgeous model David , I need that one too. ;)
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Re: David MG's 2017 Additions

Post by Marcellix » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:35 am

Yes, got that new Aston too... lovely colour. Spark did a great job, as usual.

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Re: David MG's 2017 Additions

Post by Serafa » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:36 am

Love the color and the detailed interior, fantastic addition.
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