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Old 12-18-2002, 02:28 AM
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Red face The UK Needs You!

We need your help in the UK! AUTOCAR (available in the States I'm sure) is the UK's largest circulation motoring mag.

Interested in voting the AC Cobra 289 Autocarís Most Beautiful Road Car in World? And maybe winning 2 tickets to the British GP in the process?
Then contact me for an entry form. You have 6 weeks to vote.

Background
Autocar 27th November issue launched a competition to find the readersí 100 most beautiful road cars of all time. In this issue, the experts had their vote, and the AC Cobra 289 came 7th out of 100. The entry form asks that you pick your top ten choices, and whoeverís list comes closest to the overall top 10 will win 2 VIP tickets to the 2003 British GP. Results will be published at the end of January, so donít worry about Xmas posting Ė youíve got about 4 weeks from today (18th Dec).

How do I enter?
If you donít have the entry form out of that Autocar issue, contact me by post with a Stamped Addressed Envelope back to yourself and Iíll send you a photocopy entry form by return (perfectly eligible). The rest is up to you. My contact details:
Colin Newbold
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Autocarís Top 100.
You can probably access the expertsí top 100 from the Autocar website (try www.haynet.com) but I painstakingly typed them out for you! Hereís the way the Autocar experts voted:
1. Jaguar E-type Series 1
2. Lamborghini Miura
3. Ferrari 250 GT SWB
4. Ferrari 288 GTO
5. Porsche 911
6. Alfa 8C 2900 (1935)
7. AC Cobra 289
8. Lamborghini Murcielago
9. Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato (1962)
10. Aston Vanquish
11. Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
12. Ferrari 275 GTB
13. Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic
14. Ferrari 250 GTO
15. Citroen DS
16. Ford GT40
17. Ferrari Dino 246 GT
18. Ferrari 456 GT
19. Aston Martin DB7
20. Ferrari TR250 (1957)
21. BMW 507
22. Cord 812
23. Jaguar XK120
24. McLaren F1
25. Lotus Elite
26. BMW 3.0 CSL
27. Ferrari Daytona
28. Lamborghini Countach
29. Lancia Stratos
30. Datsun 240Z
31. Jaguar C-type
32. AC Ace
33. Bugatti Type 35
34. Ferrari 360 M
35. Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
36. Aston Martin DB4
37. Buick Riviera
38. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
39. Ferrari F40
40. Citroen SM
41. Ferrari 250 California SWB
42. Jaguar XJ13
43. Lincoln Continental
44. Dodge Charger 440 R/T
45. Alfa Romeo T33 (1967)
46. Audi TT
47. Aston Martin DB5
48. Porsche 356 Speedster
49. Dodge Viper GTS
50. Lotus Elan
51. Alfa Romeo 1750 Zagato
52. Maserati Khamsin
53. Mercedes 280 SL
54. Oldsmobile Tornado
55. Pontiac GTO Judge 1969
56. Aston Martin DB6
57. Auburn Speedster
58. Austin Healey 100M
59. Bugatti 57s Corsica
60. Chrysler Imperial Roadster (1929)
61. Ford Capri 3000 GT
62. Jaguar XJ220
63. Range Rover
64. Lotus Esprit
65. Mercedes 300 SLR Coupe
66. Alfa Romeo 2500 SS (1939)
67. Maserati A6 GTS (1954)
68. Austin Healey 100/6
69. Bentley Speed Six
70. Citroen CX
71. Duesenberg Boat-tail Roadster (1932)
72. Ferrari F50
73. Ferrari 308 GTB
74. Lamborghini Diablo
75. Nissan Skyline GTR R33
76. Porsche 928
77. Aston Martin DB3S
78. Alfa Romeo Canguro (1964)
79. Aston Martin DB4 Volante
80. Bentley 4and a quarter-litre Sedanca (1938)
81. Bentley R-type Continental Coupe (1952-55)
82. Bentley S-type Continental
83. Bugatti Type 55 Roadster
84. Cadillac 60 Special (1956)
85. Ferrari Enzo
86. Ferrari 250LM
87. Fiat Barchetta
88. Jaguar XK8/XKR
89. Jaguar XKSS
90. Maserati Ghibli
91. Porsche 917 (road car)
92. Porsche 904 GTS
93. TVR Griffith
94. Alfa Romeo Alfasud
95. Alfa Romeo GT Junior
96. Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale (1961)
97. 1955 Ford Thunderbird
98. Bentley 4 and a half-litre Blower
99. Maserati 3500 GT
100. De Tomaso Pantera GTS

A huge number of Italian cars in this list, not surprisingly, plus quite a few from Jaguar and Aston. Sorry to all you big boys out there, but no mention at all of the Cobra 427! Tactical voting would probably follow closely the Autocar experts (apparently hundreds from the car industry were involved) but itís your choice!

So hereís your chance to show the world your allegiance to the 289. Vote NOW!

Iím awaiting your envelope!

Regards
Colin Newbold
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Old 12-18-2002, 05:41 AM
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Colin,

Arenít Citroens made by the French? Why would anybody place such a car on a list of this type? Is it a combination car contest and psychological test?

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Pete

We have to be nice to the French - we're a lot nearer than you are! Plus, their car designs have produced some of the best (and the worst) in the world. Witness the fuss being made now about headlights that steer round corners, first seen on a Citroen DS in the sixties!
Are you in or out of the compo?

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Old 12-18-2002, 12:33 PM
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Errr, Colin, sorry to do this to a fellow Brit, but you are dead wrong. We do most certainly not have to be nice to the French. In fact, phuk 'em.

And I already did the Autocar thing.
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The best car picture I ever saw was a the tiny Citreon parked under the nose of an SST airplane. One SO ugly, the other SO majestic.

The caption read:

One day, you too will grow up to be a beautiful swan.

Until then,,,,,why is Citreon on the list again? LOL

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Colin,

I'm in but I think the French should keep their cars as well as their air space to themselves!

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Steerable headlights - Preston Tucker 1948

http://www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/showroom/1948/tucker.html

better yet

http://aroundcny.com/technofile/texts/tucker.htm
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Default On the subject of 289's

Not that I wanted to promote myself this way (yeah right!)...but!!! As you mentioned the 289, I have just completed a drawing of quite a famous 289 MkIIIci. If you'd like to take a peep before it's released as a Limited Edition Print go to
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Have to admit that the 289 is jostling for my #1 spot with the ol'Aston DB5, I had the Dinky toy at aged 6 you see.
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Errr, Colin, sorry to do this to a fellow Brit, but you are dead wrong. We do most certainly not have to be nice to the French. In fact, phuk 'em.

And I already did the Autocar thing.
Wilf,

Hear,Hear!!

Maybe after we kick old Saddam's rear and they find the missing chemical and biological weapons, our dear French and German friends will finally make a stand.

Thank goodness for our British, Aussie and New Zealander friends. It is nice to know you have some friends left in the world.

Regards,

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Andrew,

Great looking artwork you got there.

Ross
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....I have just completed a drawing of quite a famous 289 MkIIIci. If you'd like to take a peep before it's released as a Limited Edition Print go to
http://www.voomart.co.uk
Just imagine how black & shiny the butt of his hand must have been after 200 hours drawing!!!!!!!

Dammit,Mate, you can really draw!
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Take it from me its a great drawing,mine is in a frame on my dining room wall
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Can someone post a pic of the drawing? I'm having some kind of weird issue accessing the link - something about improper credentials - must be UK customs and immigration at work again
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Can someone post a pic of the drawing? I'm having some kind of weird issue accessing the link - something about improper credentials - must be UK customs and immigration at work again
Heres a photo of Andrews drawing,the other picture is also waiting to go on my dining room wall
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Can someone post a pic of the drawing? I'm having some kind of weird issue accessing the link - something about improper credentials - must be UK customs and immigration at work again
Try this: www.jetredmedia.com

There seems to have been a change of address - very odd. The car in the drawings is no longer owned by John Andon and is for sale through Jonathan Bradburn in the UK. It will be reassuringly expensive....!!!
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Try this: www.jetredmedia.com

There seems to have been a change of address - very odd. The car in the drawings is no longer owned by John Andon and is for sale through Jonathan Bradburn in the UK. It will be reassuringly expensive....!!!
Jonathan Bradburn also has forsale another Cobra which was also owned by John Andon
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Can someone post a pic of the drawing? I'm having some kind of weird issue accessing the link - something about improper credentials - must be UK customs and immigration at work again

Might be the fact that the original post is 4 years old. DOH!!
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Jonathan Bradburn also has forsale another Cobra which was also owned by John Andon
Indeed - he brought both in one hit. You just write out a large cheque....
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Indeed - he brought both in one hit. You just write out a large cheque....
I do know that Rod Leach had PPE 20 E forsale for a while,the other Cobra was yellow when John Andon owned it,both cars have also been owned by Bill Bridges.I remember seeing "PPE 20 E" on a TV show with Gordon Ramsey driving it.

What a gorgeous looking car
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