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Re: Hornet Race Car in US

Post  Red Riley on Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:29 am

That's a brilliant little racing hornet. I've seen pictures of it before, but didn't realize it was in Ohio. I don't doubt that it's the only full racing Hornet in the states, but I have to question the seller's claim that it's one of three Hornets in North America. Can we get a head count of known Hornets over here?

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Re: Hornet Race Car in US

Post  paulsminis on Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:49 pm

I was reminded that I actually saw this car on track at Watkins Glen during the historic weekend when they featured the mini in Sept 2002. I looked through my pictures and found one shot from the rear in the paddock -- I was using a fairly poor digital camera in those days -- and I didn't shoot any film so it's barely recognizable.

One Hornet is chilling in my garage -- it's darn cold out there -- we had -7F this morning. And I know of at least 4 more and am sure there are a fair number here in the US.



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Re: Hornet Race Car in US

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:42 pm

i want it............ Very Happy
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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:42 pm

...........but i'd have to sell my house to get the money! Crying or Very sad
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Post  discoman41 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:22 am

Big_Al_Smith wrote:...........but i'd have to sell my house to get the money! Crying or Very sad

I want it too!!! Don't own a house.... could sell my soul.....

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Post  catmint on Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:42 pm

Nice car, very high quality

discoman41 wrote:...could sell my soul.....

Jase

well that would put a dollar towards it Very Happy

I agree re number of hornets in NA - how many containers did a certain Mr Canon ship over in the 90's ? Tuther thing is a 1965 MKIII - Hmmmmm


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Post  paulsminis on Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:02 am

catmint wrote:Nice car, very high quality



I agree re number of hornets in NA - how many containers did a certain Mr Canon ship over in the 90's ? Tuther thing is a 1965 MKIII - Hmmmmm


More than a few containers.....
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Post  Alex on Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:06 pm

I can think of at least 8 Hornets in NA that I've seen over the years.
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N.A. Hornets?

Post  flat broke on Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:50 am

Alex wrote:I can think of at least 8 Hornets in NA that I've seen over the years.

Does that include mine? 1966 MkII Maroon with white roof. Personal import in 1998 to Canada. In my wife's family since new. Should be on the road as soon as the salt is gone.

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Post  asahartz on Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:42 pm

Quite a lot of miles to the north-west of you in Edmonton, Marcel Chichak has the first Crayford convertible under restoration. ISTR he did have an Elf, but as it's no longer on his website I guess he's sold it on - Crayfords don't come cheap I suppose!
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Post  TONYELF on Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:13 pm

Sorry to have to correct you Chris. Marcels' 57 is still very much alive and on his website.

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Post  hilbert on Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:44 am

Does that include mine? 1966 MkII Maroon with white roof. Personal import in 1998 to Canada. In my wife's family since new. Should be on the road as soon as the salt is gone

and when i'am in canada for my work i like to make a drive white you in it
just to do some site seeing

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Post  flat broke on Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:49 am

Looking forward to it. I was putting the finishing touches on the mechanicals today. The water pump decided to leak, the dynamo stopped charging and the headlamp switch went intermittent. Still, I was able to blast around the parking lot a bit just to blow thew cobwebs away. cheers

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