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« on: December 18, 2007, 22:56:15 pm »

I read that this morning...
A famous Scottish guy would have bought it few weeks ago...
You know who is it ?  Wink
Right or wrong ?
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 23:15:10 pm »

If SVW say it,I guess it should be true......or maybe I'm naiv Smiley
But it would be nice to see it at EBI2 with the other project the same person put together.....as said in SVW Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 23:34:44 pm »

If SVW say it,I guess it should be true......or maybe I'm naiv Smiley
But it would be nice to see it at EBI2 with the other project the same person put together.....as said in SVW Smiley

Who gives a Fxxk what Super VW is telling you....they only say what You want to Hear or Read!!!

If Tarbabe is in Europe it is certainly not because of SVW...!!!

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 02:26:27 am »

Damn it! I wish some cars would stay over here!!  Angry
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 09:59:50 am »

If SVW say it,I guess it should be true......or maybe I'm naiv Smiley
But it would be nice to see it at EBI2 with the other project the same person put together.....as said in SVW Smiley

Who gives a Fxxk what Super VW is telling you....they only say what You want to Hear or Read!!!

If Tarbabe is in Europe it is certainly not because of SVW...!!!

Frank

It's the reason of this post.
Know the truth.....
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 11:58:48 am »

If SVW say it,I guess it should be true......or maybe I'm naiv Smiley
But it would be nice to see it at EBI2 with the other project the same person put together.....as said in SVW Smiley

Who gives a Fxxk what Super VW is telling you....they only say what You want to Hear or Read!!!

If Tarbabe is in Europe it is certainly not because of SVW...!!!

Frank
Well I guess I'm naiv then.
By the way I never wanted to hear or read that from them! 
And I don't understand why I should believe they have something to do with the fact that it is MAYBE in europe.
Anyway lucky him if it's true and sorry if I made you angry. Didn't meant to.
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2007, 13:24:53 pm »

If SVW say it,I guess it should be true......or maybe I'm naiv Smiley
But it would be nice to see it at EBI2 with the other project the same person put together.....as said in SVW Smiley

Who gives a Fxxk what Super VW is telling you....they only say what You want to Hear or Read!!!

If Tarbabe is in Europe it is certainly not because of SVW...!!!

Frank

Why are you so agressive, guy ? Keep cool, brother, it's THE Lounge here !
You never had your BlackBomber's report on SVW and you're angry against it ?  Grin Grin Grin
So, we always wait the truth about this mythic gasser ......  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2007, 14:24:02 pm »

If SVW say it,I guess it should be true......or maybe I'm naiv Smiley
But it would be nice to see it at EBI2 with the other project the same person put together.....as said in SVW Smiley

Who gives a Fxxk what Super VW is telling you....they only say what You want to Hear or Read!!!

If Tarbabe is in Europe it is certainly not because of SVW...!!!

Frank

Why are you so agressive, guy ? Keep cool, brother, it's THE Lounge here !
You never had your BlackBomber's report on SVW and you're angry against it ?  Grin Grin Grin
So, we always wait the truth about this mythic gasser ......  Wink

Nothing to do with the Blackbomber not having been featured in SVW... Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Sorry to disapoint you GUY... Tongue

Thanxs,

Frank
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2007, 17:46:53 pm »

 Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2007, 20:47:28 pm »

Bad news...
It was a wonderful opportunitie to see this mythic gasser in Europe....
But Russel don't have an office in Texas too ?
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2008, 23:30:30 pm »

YES its in Europe well Scotland to be exact, its official.

Sorry Guys time to come clean, its a long story....

Last Year while sitting in Norway with Kobus we started looking into the lighting bug car but the current owner has promised to sell the car back to the Schley brothers, we dropped out.... after a  few more beers it was decided that we would try and chase down Tar Babe as it was owned by the mexicans I got a friend (a mexican) to call them (i dont speak mexican) and ask if it was for sale, and they said yes and named a price, we agreed... they never asked where it was going so we never told them..... well as you may have read before I paid the deposit and the car never came ? so many people got involved with stories but really didnt know the truth well the mexicans got wind of this and up'ed the price.... what do you do ? pay more and get it or walk away, it was agreed that there would be some engine parts to come with the car, well eventually around 5 weeks latter and more money the car was delivered to Houston, the remaining money handed over and the babe trailer back to a lock up.... 3 days latter it was containerised and shipped to england then collected and taken its new home in scotland, where it feels at home !

This car is a true icon of our hobby and requires to be put back to the way it was, no cheap paint job no fibreglass doors and bonnet, no fake BRM's, etc.

A couple of my friends (Keith S and kobus) helped me strip the car and keith has been working behind the scenes helping me confirm the way it was, Ron Fleming is a great help and is even building the period engine for it..... I have many months of hard work ahead of my little team to get this worthy of going down the strip again, but trust me it will and fast !

EBI2 is unlikely as we want to get it right.

I know i have posted about the car near the end of last year but this was only to try and kill the topic, as things were getting out of hand and worrying with the deal, im sure you all can understand, this is almost the holy grail of race cars bar IP1. (yes im looking for that too)

I know SVW and now HVW have mentioned it so I decided than rather than keep you in suspense, it was time to share.

I hope Im worthy of this car and hopefully we all will be able to witness it thundering down the strip once again.

Too all that know, thank you for keeping in on the QT.

I will post some pictures of the strip down as it is almost ready for paint, after that there will be no more pictures untill it is completed and ready to run again.

Thanks and if Ive upset or offended anyone sorry  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2008, 23:36:12 pm »

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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2008, 23:37:37 pm »

awesome russel! you're bringing back all the good gassers of that era "single-handedly"  Smiley

p.s. they speak spanish in mehico Wink
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2008, 23:43:24 pm »

Good Job Russell Cant Wait to see it Finished  Grin Grin
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2008, 23:45:12 pm »

Hate to see it go overseas but I know it couldn't be in better hands.
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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2008, 23:50:45 pm »

I must just say that it has been hard keeping quiet about this! However, I will also say that I feel deeply honoured to be part of this project and can't wait to see the Babe back on the strip. We are doing everything in our power to make this 100 per cent accurate, which means having to track down hard-to-find old parts - and even trying to identify certain details on the car. Stripping it was like going on an archaeological dig. As we peeled away the layers, more and more history revealed itself.

For any doubters out there, the car could not be in better hands. Be patient and cut Russell some slack, As he says, this isn't going to be rushed. Like Rome, Tar Babe wasn't built in a day!

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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2008, 23:52:50 pm »

well, i guess for some this may be yet another good reason to come and visit for the european bug-in, be it #2 or #3 Smiley

and it's awesome that it's gonna sport an engine by ron fleming!!
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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2008, 00:31:19 am »

Good Job Russell Cant Wait to see it Finished  Grin Grin

Now will you sell that decklid?HuhHuhHuh??

cheers richie,uk
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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2008, 00:50:55 am »

Russell , keep this kind of old "gassers" from the past, coming to live is great!!, then that you have the spirit and to keep them alive..I Like that a lot, thank you!!..
Michael Berg... Wink
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« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2008, 01:02:55 am »

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« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2008, 01:07:52 am »

Congratulations Russel! This car is one of the thre big gassers for me, you already have number three on my list, and number one is still missing in Mexico... for the time beeing.
I'm very glad to hear that it will become a thoroughbred race car once again with periode correct part, I can sertainly see how difficult it would be to get it ready for EBI#2.

Thank you for bringing them closer to me, and I guess the Scottish tourist industry will also thank you in the future!

Just please don't keep all these eggs in one basket...  one little fire and ALL the gasser history would be lost  Undecided
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« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2008, 01:44:01 am »

Cool Well done guys!!!
Best looking racecar ever!
It definately deserves another chance!
I can only imagine how hard it must've been not beeing able to tell anybody about this! Grin
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« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2008, 03:01:19 am »

Hate to see it go overseas but I know it couldn't be in better hands.


My sentiments exactly Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2008, 04:38:17 am »

Way to go!!!!
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« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2008, 05:41:56 am »

Congrats! Sounds like it will be in good hands. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2008, 06:01:00 am »

Good job Russell! It is to bad that some people hear your name and raise the price. I do think that car is worth almost any price. Also the "Inch Pincher Too" is the coolest ever and I hope you can find that one and bring it back.
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« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2008, 07:25:57 am »

Guys, Thanks

To the US guys, sorry but it was needing saved and trust me it will be and all going to plan you will see it again.

Gary, as richie said what about the decklid the missing link Huh?? HELP

Everyone: I need an original Empi Decklid for it as well, you too could be part of the restoration, give/sell me your decklid please.
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« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2008, 07:27:35 am »

Thats truly incredible. I too wish it was here in the US but only so I could see it in person one day. That car has been a favorite of mine for many years. I just hop you haven`t given up on the Lightning Bug.
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« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2008, 07:38:00 am »

heres the photos.....
 be prepared to be shocked !!!
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« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2008, 07:39:14 am »

shocking ?
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