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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:48 am

Engineers on the forum might be interested in what this chap is doing.

http://www.studiotimecapsule.com/aluminum_fabrication

I wonder if he is living in the land of la-la?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:19 pm

That's blooming nothing,I made new door cards in Ali for my plus2..


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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:19 pm

elansprint71 wrote:Engineers on the forum might be interested in what this chap is doing.

http://www.studiotimecapsule.com/aluminum_fabrication

I wonder if he is living in the land of la-la?


Good to see he's as good with a mallet as he is with a pencil! I suppose he had to turn his hand to something now no-one commissions cutaway artwork anymore :(

Thanks for the link Pete

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PostPost by: jono » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:57 pm

The Toyota 2000GT is an absolutely stunning car. Always been one of my dream cars.

I don't know what it is about them - they look so wrong in places and yet so right as a whole.

...me thinks I shall have to dream on :|
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PostPost by: CSICO » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:27 am

[quote="john.p.clegg"]That's blooming nothing,I made new door cards in Ali for my plus2..


Maybe you can give this boys a hand..??...
http://www.mat.fi/n_index.php?nav=company

....and look on the same site under -Racing - Ice Racing School 2011. I like the way how they are drifting around in this environment with cabriolets... and look at pic no 6 of the photo section under Ice Racing School 2010

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:24 pm

I just wish that I had 1% of the skills of Shin Yoshikawa....I believe that he's a concert pianist as well?!

I totally agree Jon that the Toyota 2000GT is a breathtakingly beautiful car, but at some angles there is something that jars! Maybe those big spotlights don't do it any favours? I'm surprised that nobody has made one as a kit car yet, with modern Japanese twin turbo nutter power....now that could be quite a tool!

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:12 pm

In 2007 at the Monterey Historics, Toyota had a big display and there was a special gathering all parked in the "coral" about 22 of them lined up in a row, it was kind of impressive site, but I guess I didn't relish the moment as I didn't get one photo. Maybe someone else was there and did. I feel bad about it now as I didn't think twice about it till now. Sorry guys, if I had known :cry:

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:37 pm

I've been brushing up my knowledge, and you may have seen the biggest collection in one place, Gary! Only 60 went to the USA the first time around, although I bet there are a few more there now. 351 'regular production cars' were made, and by Yamaha not Toyota, spread around the world, and they cost more than a Jag or a Porsche when new.

Shin Yoshikawa also wrote the book about the Toyota 2000GT....I hope it's the same Japanese / English as on his website, which is great fun to read!

And there's one for sale in Germany at the moment. Form an orderly queue, and have ?245,000 ready :shock:

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C110129

But I may have found a satisfying alternative, at least, to look at:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kyosho-1-18-T ... 35b8f2dcbf

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:36 pm

I didn't know the production figures but knew it was small. I had never seen one before or since. The problem for me was limited camera battery and storage (half a gig and 3 days at the event with no recharge possible as I was sleeping in my F250 with Beau, Beau was in the pits all weekend until one of the course workers spotted him and tried to kick us out, I kept him over with Don and Trisha (MkIX) for the rest of Saturday and left early Sunday at noon.
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PostPost by: Tahoe » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:36 pm

Toyota_2000GT_conv_RARE_007_by_Partywave.jpg and
I found this picture of the 200GT's at the 2007 Historics. That is one of only 3 years I've missed the Historics since they started, wish I could have been there.

Just added in this rare convertable from the James Bond Movie

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:45 pm

Ask and ye shall receive! :D

What a great place

Thanks for the photo Russ

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:40 pm

I think this could have been a gorgeous car but... what were they thinking of when they did those front lights and grille? :cry:
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PostPost by: jono » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:20 pm

Poor man's alternative....

Good looker but not exactly a technical tour de force:

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C265732
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:22 pm

jono wrote:Poor man's alternative....

Good looker but not exactly a technical tour de force:

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C265732


Always thought this a was a neat looking car but it only came with a puny engine; I believe that some folks have addressed that issue in recent times.
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PostPost by: jono » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:42 pm

...a heady 89bhp I believe!

But, yes, a neat looker - exotic on the outside.
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