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robert
08-10-01, 01:36 PM
Looks like the manufacturers don't want to talk to us and let us know the latest. It surprises me really, its free advertising for them.

Robert
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Like I keep saying to my son:
"Play nice, please."

graham
08-10-01, 09:18 PM
Robert,

Have you spoke to them, maybe an email ad to the various manufacturers.

Also I heard (not yet read) in an issue of Auto Express recently that Ford Motor Co. may get involved with owning the rights to the Cobra name and we may have to watch how we interpret a Cobra replica and maybe badging? I will email the article to you if you dont already know (when I get my Hands on the issue).

Graham

robert
08-10-01, 09:33 PM
Graham

I have spoken to them a number of times, on the phone, via email, and at shows. They really don't seem to be bothered, with the exception of GD, but that is probably coz I speak to Andy quite often, trying to get a discount on a Lola, but no joy as yet.

I have seen the article you have mentioned, and it is primarily being considered in the states, however as long as you don't call your car a Cobra, and market it that way then you should be ok. it is only the name that is copywritten as the shape is public domain after 15 years.

Robert
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Like I keep saying to my son:
"Play nice, please."

graham
10-10-01, 09:49 AM
Robert

Just reading your article on other posting on Ford/Ac (v.good) You would have thought Shelby would retire and enjoy fishing or something, instead of fighting all the time, shame!

What's a Lola again, was this an early replica or a production vehicle, I have heard of it but cannot picture it.

Graham

robert
10-10-01, 04:33 PM
Graham

A GD T70.

http://www.gdcars.com/t70/images/lola3.jpg

More info as http://www.gdcars.com

Robert
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Like I keep saying to my son:
"Play nice, please."

graham
11-10-01, 10:55 PM
Robert,

So are you competing in Le mans this year (Mr Steve McQueen)or watching again?

Graham

robert
11-10-01, 11:09 PM
Now wouldn't that be fun. Do you think the club would sponsor me????

This is all dependant on me persuading the wife that having 2 two seater sportscars is a good idea, bearing in mind we have one 16 month old, and another due at the end of this month.

She is being a bit difficult at the moment about it, and keeps asking why I need both.

Robert
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STEVE G
12-10-01, 11:26 AM
Robert I think the woman is being totally unreasonable.If she can have 2 kids why cant you have 2 cars.I sometimes wonder why we give them house room}> }>

robert
12-10-01, 11:33 AM
>Robert I think the woman is being totally unreasonable.If she can have
>2 kids why cant you have 2 cars.I sometimes wonder why we give them
>house room}> }>

Too True, I give her all the right appliances, dishwasher, washing machine, etc and she still complains.

Robert
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wilf
12-10-01, 01:29 PM
You guys are going about this all the wrong way. What I did was to feign a "Mid-life Crisis". After three months of going around muttering "What's the point of all this?" "Whats the point of working so hard?" and similar things, and also eventually hinting that I was thinking about an affair with a much younger woman, my wife positively insisted that I place the order for the Crendon. Who was I to refuse?

Of course, you do have to be "of a certain age" for this to work.

Wilf

robert
12-10-01, 03:39 PM
Wilf

I need to wait at least 15 years for that one to work.

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Robert
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wilf
12-10-01, 08:26 PM
Trust me - it works. Tough if you do not have the years behind you to make it so. There has to be some compensation for getting older!

Wilf

robert
12-10-01, 08:44 PM
I can't even use the mental breakdown due to pressures of work. :-( :-( :-( :-(

Robert
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paul
13-10-01, 07:56 PM
Hi there why not reverse the problem ?? Claim the stress facter by being out of work, you must have something to do to keep the grey cells in tip top condition
cheers
Paul }> }>

robert
14-10-01, 11:05 AM
Nice one Paul,

I will try it this afternoon, and if you don't hear from me later, then I will be in hospital due to missing appendages.....

Robert
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paul
14-10-01, 08:57 PM
Which ward do I send the flowers to ???:7 :7
Paul