Как раскрасить осень!

0004 Дорогие друзья!

  Что, как ни новые впечатления могут превратить обычный день в яркий и интересный! Несмотря 

  на неприветливую погоду, мы решили всенепременно избежать осеннюю хандру, к чему
  призываем и вас! В эту субботу, 5 октября, с 10 утра до 18 вечера мы будем ждать всех
на Воробьевых горах! Вы найдете нас у смотровой площадки и, конечно, сразу узнаете!

  Вас ждут: BMW 501 (1954 Года выпуска), Citroen Traction Avant 11 BL (1953 года) и удлиненная
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  В Субботу, 05.10, c 10:00 до 18:00 ждем вас на Воробьевых горах!

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Victoria's Classic Cars



Proposal to ban classic cars from Paris

PARIS: Old cars, motorcycles and trucks are to be banned from Paris under a plan to cut pollution that opponents claim is "anti-social, anti-suburban and anti-motorist".

Under proposals presented to the city council on Monday, Bertrand Delanoe, the Socialist mayor, intends to outlaw by September 2014 the use of cars and utility vehicles more than 17 years old and trucks or buses more than 18 years old. Motorcycles built before 2004 will also be forbidden.

Is this mayor really left-wing?

The "old banger" ban will apply to all vehicles inside the A86 motorway that surrounds Paris.

If the measures go ahead, classic old cars such as 2CVs, Peugeot 205s and Renault 4Ls will be a thing of the past in the capital, along with sputtering but charming old Vespas and other two-wheelers deemed too dirty to drive.


Fabien Breuvart, the proud owner of a silver 1990 Renault 4L, asked: "Is this mayor really left-wing?"

The plan would "exclude the poorest people from driving in the capital" and turn Paris into an "island for the rich", he told the newspaper Le Parisien.

The Socialists insisted that they would introduce "social" measures to help families and businesses update vehicles, including state subsidies to scrap old cars for new ones – a move experts described as unrealistic given the cost of such a measure at a time of austerity.

Philippe Goujon, the head of the right-wing opposition UMP federation in the Paris council, criticised the plan as "anti-social, anti-surbuban and anti-motorist".

Other new measures include toll barriers on cross-city motorways for trucks. Eco-taxes would also be imposed for those using the city's inner ring road, le peripherique, with heavy vehicles tracked via satellite or number-plate recognition.

The mayor said the idea was to "progressively and in a concerted manner" ban all trucks from driving in or around the capital.

The speed limit on the ring road would be cut from 80 kmh to 70 kmh, while the number of 30 kmh zones within Paris would be multiplied from mid-2013.

The measures require approval at ministerial level and the Paris Prefecture de Police.

They are part of a plan to cut emissions in Paris by 30 per cent by 2015. Failure to comply with European air pollution norms could see Brussels fine France €100 million (£80 million) in 2016.

Air pollution is responsible for 43,000 deaths a year in France and is estimated to take six months off Parisians' lives compared to those outside the capital.

The ban is the latest in Mr Delanoe's war on "the hegemony of the automobile" that has led to him introducing trams, bike and bus lanes and the popular cycle rental scheme. In the past year, he has launched Autolib', the electric car rental system and has begun pedestrianising stretches of road along the banks of the Seine.

I don't want SPAM

It's been August since anyone posted here, it seems like LiveJournal is fading away and facebook it taking over.
Some of my old posts here from years ago are getting "off topic" replies. "The secret to financial freedom" or "I have a crush on you". How long before I'm being offered Canadian medications (I live in Australia) or herbal pill to enlarge my penis (it's quite large enough, thank you).
It's pretty obvious these 'replies' direct readers to a malicious website. Is LiveJournal doing anything to track down these criminals and refer the matter to the police ?

A pair of unused 1989 Ferraris

In 1989, a New York businessman and Italian car aficionado walked into Steven Kessler Motorcars, Inc. in New York and purchased a beautiful new Ferrari Testarossa, along with a jaw-dropping 328 GTS. Each car would be transported to an apartment complex he owned and parked in the underground garage alongside his growing collection of vintage Italian cars. The fate of the Testarossa and the 328 GTS was for them to be preserved in as-new condition. Temperature-controlled storage and custom covers would help the preservation. He went as far as placing the cars on jack stands.

In 2010, the phone call came in. He had a heavy New York accent. He told me, “I heard you are looking for a Ferrari 365 2+2 to restore. I said “Yes, yes sir, I am.” Long story short, I was on an airplane the next morning. When I arrived at his garage, I was welcomed by a great collection of Italian sports cars that he had “put away.” The Ferrari 365 2+2 was there, sitting on flat tires, dusty, and overall in derelict condition, but I was sold!

Out of the corner of my eye I spotted two neatly placed car covers on two cars that seemed to be floating. I asked him “what is that?” He politely replied, “Oh, nothing, they’re not for sale. Let’s get you back to the airport.”

We hit it off talking about cars, business and his country, Italy. I could tell he was passionate about the cars and his culture. Before I exited the car, I asked him, “What is under those car covers?” He hesitated for a second and then said “An ’89 Testarossa and an ’89 328GTS,” to which I said, “Oh, very nice.” Before I could say another word, with a grin on his face he said “Jose, I bought them new and they have never moved, they each have 100 miles!”

The entire plane ride back home, I was formulating a plan in my head to make those cars mine. Once a month for almost two years, I called him, emailed him, and even visited him on another NY trip. Then, finally, early this year his call came in. He told me that, if I was planning to be in NY, he would show me the cars. Like I had done almost two years before, I was on a plane the next morning. When I arrived at the garage, the car covers were off the cars and they looked brand new. To my amazement, the Testarossa still had the original window sticker affixed to the windshield; it had never been removed! After several hours of negotiating, we still could not come to an agreement, and I was to fly back home that evening. I cancelled my flight and stayed another night; I was not leaving without those two cars. The next morning, after a cup of coffee, we finally came to an agreement. The cars would be coming home to Houston!
gostra, andrew shell, gostra.com

Антикварный Форд в штате Мэн

Оригинал взят у andrewshell в Антикварный Форд в штате Мэн.
Во время отпуска в штате Мэн 2 недели назад остановились мы позавтракать. А тут такая красотка припаркована.
Видно что Форд, а вот год, имя не знаю.
Может кто подскажет?

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Vale Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

The Porsche scion credited with creating its most storied car, the 911, has passed on. Porsche AG in Stuttgart announced on Thursday that Ferdinand Alexander Porsche died in Salzburg, Austria, at the age of 76. Known simply as F.A., he was the grandson of patriarch and founder Ferry Porsche.

Using plasticine, he began shaping a potential successor to the 356 a year before he joined the Stuttgart design studio in 1962. The following year, directors approved his design for the Type 901, which became the 911 once it reached production. He is also the father of the 904 GTS race and rally car. Matthias Müller, president and CEO of Porsche AG, paid tribute to Porsche’s service, saying, “We mourn the death of our partner, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. As the creator of the Porsche 911, he established a design culture in our company that has shaped our sports cars to this very day. His philosophy of good design is a legacy to us that we will honor for all time.”

Bonnet mascots

If you ever commissioned a premium restoration of an early car that involved locating a really arcane radiator cap or mascot, there’s a chance that you knew, or dealt with, Mike Kleba of Mallorytown, Ontario. Mike loved to collect strange or seldom-seen mascots, restore them, and then got to be a worldwide source of them for restorers.

We learned from his close friend, Jim Sandoro of Buffalo, New York, that Mike passed away on Wednesday at age 76. Born in Poland at Zbigniew Kleba, Mike was orphaned by age nine and was raised in an orphanage. He joined the Polish army and married Fila in 1956. Four years later, they came to the Toronto area. Mike’s special gift was his preternatural talent at working with pot metal, the material of choice in most mascots. Jim tells us Mike built up two major mascot collections, but he was also known to cognoscenti in the world of rods and customs on both sides of the border, both for sourcing mascots and hand-creating some incredible custom trim work.

Nissan Almera Classiс исключительное качество и комфорт

Nissan AlmeraКорейский classic или седан с-класса, бюджетная версия. Проект этого автомобиля построен на основе всем уже известного Nissan Almera. Собирают эту машину в городе Пусан на южно-корейском заводе, называющимся «Рено-Ниссан». Завод оснащен новейшим оборудованием, поэтому продукция производится исключительного качества. Nissan Almera Classiс  сделан в незаурядно классическом стиле и дизайне. В нем сочетаются плавные и округлые формы. На корме авто расположены треугольные фонари, как это ни странно, но и они имеют круглые и прямоугольные формы. Выглядит это очень даже оригинально, но в тоже время не кричаще. Зеркала, двери и окна обладают большой схожестью с Nissan Almera. Изменился лишь облик задней части автомобиля, и со стороны все это сделало автомобиль солиднее. В целом эта  техника выглядит непринужденно и мягко, единственный элемент агрессивности – это воздухозаборник, который разработчики вмонтировали в бампер.
Сиденья в салоне Nissan Almera Classic не оставят равнодушными как водителя, так и пассажиров, так как за счет регулировки в них удобно и комфортно может чувствовать человек, с любым ростом и телосложением и также для ног разработчики выделили достаточно пространства.