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robarc



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:22 pm    Post subject: Rob's P2 Taunus Reply with quote

Here is a picture of my Taunus at a recent show - the "Classic on the James" in Richmond, Va.




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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob,

Thanks for posting this picture.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a beautiful Turnier Rob... We talk some time ago.
Congratulations for keeping the Taunus soul alive in North America. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After some minor repairs - front brakes caught fire during a ride this summer, I was finally able to get out to some shows. Been quite a while since the Taunus was out.

At a show in Petersburg, Va. That's me driving.

At a show this past weekend in New Kent, Va.

Hopefully I will have it down in South Carolina at Hilton Head this November. They have a Saturday event befor the Concours D'Elegance and since this year's featured Marque is BMW, the Saturday event will have a heavy presence of German cars.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:58 pm    Post subject: Hilton Head Coucours Reply with quote

Well, I did make it down to South Carolina to the HHI Coucours car club jamboree on Saturday 11/5/11. Had a great time, met a LOT of great people, and for my efforts was awarded the "seasoned veteran" award - not for me, but because the car has over 170,000 miles on it.
There is a picture of the car with me and the grandkids in it at (you have to click on "top awards" and I am at the bottom of the page):
http://www.hhiconcours.com/gallery/2011-car-club-jamboree-winners.html
Saw a lot of great BMWs there as well on both Saturday and Sunday at the Concours D'Elegance.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful car Rob, nice job! That'll give those BMW's a good run!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, with 300 HP it would certainly give those BMWs a run for their money, but only in a straight line - it doesn't corner as well as the BMWs.

There was a crowd around the car the whole day, and I met some interesting people. I spoke with one gentleman that said that his neighbor in Florida had helped design the 57-60 17M body, I can't recall the name he gave me - I wouldn't mind speaking with him about his time with Ford of Germany. The gentleman did say that he was going back home and tell his neighbor that he saw his work in person.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:42 am    Post subject: My Classic Car Reply with quote

A picture of me speaking with Dennis Gage about my Taunus this fall in Virginia.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob,

I came accross the Autoweek article from July,2002.
Do you want it?

- Doug
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:18 am    Post subject: P2 Taunus Reply with quote

The "My Classic Car" episode airing this weekend 4-26/27 will have my Taunus on it if anyone is interested in seeing me make a fool of myself........ Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That , my friend , is a very sweet old Ford .
Well done ....
Why not a Ford motor ?
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I tend to like it and enjoy driving it as often as I can.

I opted for the Chevy because of cost - I already had the transmission and the motor and was able to build 300 HP for about $2,000.00. Can't do that with a Ford motor. When you are trying to keep the cost down (and from the wife), you do what you have to do.....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:20 am    Post subject: On the move..... Reply with quote

Someone caught me escaping a cruise-in in Richmond......


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