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cobrap
25-03-12, 05:11 PM
Just got back from a great run up to Marlborough with Mark (Dixie), Tony & Stu - and my mate Andy.
Having parked our cars in Waitrose' s car park in Marlborough, this chapper comes up to us, pays due homage to unbridled beauty of x4 Cobras sat before him and invites us to park for free outside his shop just across the road.

Well, never one to turn down a free lunch we said thanks very much, parked up and had a very pleasant afternoon tea with the gang @ 'Pretty Pollys'.

That is truly the British doing what it does best on a sunny Spring day in Blighty.

Many thanks to Acceler8 (http://www.acceler8marlborough.co.uk/Acceler8/Acceler8_Marlborough.html) for the 'facilities'. Rock 'n' Roll :cool:

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Clive
26-03-12, 01:11 AM
I know a place where you get a free breakfast and free parking. :p (But not always good weather)


http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t69/c_johnston/DSC_3371.jpg

Lloyd Barnes
26-03-12, 08:45 AM
I know a place where you get a free breakfast and free parking. :p (But not always good weather)


http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t69/c_johnston/DSC_3371.jpg

A free breakfast in Scotland? No wonder so many cobras turned up? :mrgreen:

Sorry, couldn't resist!

dingocooke
26-03-12, 02:43 PM
Ive never hreard the words 'scotland' and 'free' being used together in such a context before ;-)

ChunkyMunkey
28-03-12, 08:34 AM
Just got back from a great run up to Marlborough with Mark (Dixie), Tony & Stu - and my mate Andy.
Having parked our cars in Waitrose' s car park in Marlborough, this chapper comes up to us, pays due homage to unbridled beauty of x4 Cobras sat before him and invites us to park for free outside his shop just across the road.

Well, never one to turn down a free lunch we said thanks very much, parked up and had a very pleasant afternoon tea with the gang @ 'Pretty Pollys'.

That is truly the British doing what it does best on a sunny Spring day in Blighty.

Many thanks to Acceler8 (http://www.acceler8marlborough.co.uk/Acceler8/Acceler8_Marlborough.html) for the 'facilities'. Rock 'n' Roll :cool:



You certainly had good weather for it - maybe it should be a regular thing ;) Even more gutted I was working now :(

cobrap
28-03-12, 11:25 PM
You certainly had good weather for it - maybe it should be a regular thing ;) Even more gutted I was working now :(

Well - gotta say that I was up that way again last night and took a different route through the back lanes and WOW what a ride.
We've got to arrange another run and stop off at one of the pubs on the way.

I'll even include a 5 minute stop @ Avebury for you as well Dixie, if you want...

If the weather holds then how about a mid April run on Sunday 15 April?

Dixie
31-03-12, 08:24 PM
Well - gotta say that I was up that way again last night and took a different route through the back lanes and WOW what a ride.
We've got to arrange another run and stop off at one of the pubs on the way.

I'll even include a 5 minute stop @ Avebury for you as well Dixie, if you want...

If the weather holds then how about a mid April run on Sunday 15 April?



Hi Robin.

It certainly was a great drive out. What a nice bloke letting us park outside his shop, and the coffee shop was good value with free coffee re-fills.

This time, can we stop for a bit at the pub by Avebury stones? Looked a fab place.

15th April in the diary.

cobrap
11-04-12, 10:42 PM
Your wish is my command Mr Dix: Follow this thread: Marlborough / Avebury / Lacock Run (http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/gloucestershire-west-wiltshire-north-somerset/45555-marlborough-avebury-lacock-run-sun-15-april-2012-a.html#post430270).

FatBoy
12-04-12, 09:17 AM
Looked like a good day.

These yellow wing flashes are getting a bit common now... ;)

http://www.cobraclub.com/gallery/data/500/medium/FILE0300.jpg

...so I've taken mine off. ;) :)

I've actually taken all the decals off apart from the roundals so that I could give it a good polish. I need to think up something new to put on it now. :cool:

Paul

Lloyd Barnes
12-04-12, 09:29 AM
. I need to think up something new to put on it now. :cool:

Paul

Paint? :razz:

Ian 46
12-04-12, 10:28 AM
You beat me to it Lloyd. No offence Paul.

How do you deal with stone chips?

Ian

bloke from stoke
12-04-12, 10:29 AM
I seem to remember reading on the Club Cobra site that the stripes were used to identify "rookies" when they first started racing, I have also read that they were used to by pit crews to distinguish between drivers in the same team (same car, same colour), is either true.

Kind regards Lester

Ian 46
12-04-12, 10:55 AM
Hi Lester, I think the latter is true. It helped with identification which is why some of the racing Cobras only had stripes on one wing. It was the side of the car facing the pits.

Someone with greater knowledge will be along shortly.

Regards Ian

Neil O
12-04-12, 11:37 AM
Anal Kev will be along shortly....;)

FatBoy
12-04-12, 12:13 PM
The latter is correct. The factory 289 FIA race cars had the stripe all the way across the nose of the cars and there are some good period pictures of the team cars side by side, one with a red stripe and the other with a white stripe.

Ian,
Stone chips are probably less of a problem for me than if it was painted. Small stones don't really have much of an effect, but if a larger stone marks the ali, I can simply polish it out.

I walked right into the paint comment. :lol:

Paul

Lloyd Barnes
12-04-12, 12:21 PM
I walked right into the paint comment. :lol:

Paul

Couldn't resist sorry! Anyway its only jealousy!

If I ever am able to afford a Kirkham that would be one of the hardest decisions I reckon, whether to paint the body to go for originality or show it off for what it is... not the worst problem to have in life tho! :-D

FatBoy
12-04-12, 12:22 PM
Example picture:

http://www.cobraclub.com/gallery/data/500/medium/289_FIA.JPG

Paul

FatBoy
12-04-12, 12:46 PM
If I ever am able to afford a Kirkham that would be one of the hardest decisions I reckon, whether to paint the body to go for originality or show it off for what it is... not the worst problem to have in life tho! :-D

It wasn't an easy decision for me either, but the quality of the aluminium body is so good, it just seems a shame to cover it up.

Neil O
12-04-12, 03:44 PM
Sorry, I should revise my original post.

"Anal Paul will be along shortly" ;)

Clive
12-04-12, 04:08 PM
Looked like a good day.

These yellow wing flashes are getting a bit common now... ;)

http://www.cobraclub.com/gallery/data/500/medium/FILE0300.jpg

...so I've taken mine off. ;) :)

I've actually taken all the decals off apart from the roundals so that I could give it a good polish. I need to think up something new to put on it now. :cool:

Paul

I would go for the Copper look.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t69/c_johnston/CopperKirkham.jpg

FatBoy
12-04-12, 04:19 PM
Did it in a big bath of copper sulphate and connected to a big battery. :)

They've also done a number of bronze bodied Cobras recently as well. Apparently, they're very heavy.

dingocooke
12-04-12, 04:50 PM
I heard that the Kirkhams struggled to sell the copper bodied car (only knew of one, didnt know they did more!)
not surprising its heavy though with copper three time the density of ally!
Imagine the fingerprints and green marks too..yikes....

Purple AK
12-04-12, 05:36 PM
Polished copper always conjures up images of gents toilets to me!

KevinW
13-04-12, 12:10 AM
Anal Kev will be along shortly....;)

Just so you are properly informed:

today I am fresh and regular, no retention problem at all. :)

Neil O
13-04-12, 09:50 AM
We were struggling to find parking in Roscoff one year coming back from a trip (5 cars) and a guy almost begged us to follow him to his garage just up the hill from the town centre.
He was happy for us all to park there for as long as we liked. Nice guy even though he was French. ;)