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Posted By: Sailor, 05-26-2019, 08:25 AM

I am - finally - nearing the end of post processing shots I took a few weeks ago at the Wheels and Keels concours at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, TX (situated on Galveston Bay). This batch of pictures showcases some spectacular and audacious Italian machines. Frankly, I know little about these cars, but I think I've identified all the individual models correctly using the concours catalogue.

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1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupe:




1976 Lancia Fulvia Coupe:




A flock of Ferraris:




Lots of Lambos:




2009 Lambo Murciélago Roadster:




1967 Lambo Miura P400 Coupe:




1991 Lambo Diablo Coupe:


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You've excelled yourself, Jer... these are beautiful shots, of some fantastic machinery.

Interesting story about the Alfa Romeo Montreal - not verified by me, but passed down to me from my late grandfather who was well-established in the motor trade during the 60s and 70s...

According to my Grandad, Alfa Romeo had a number of big panel trucks fitted out as dedicated, specialist mobile service facilities specifically for this model. The idea being, if you'd invested in this expensive luxury sports coupe and ran into technical problems (which, considering it was an Alfa, you almost certainly would ), the truck could come out to you with specialist servicing staff at a convenient time and get your car back on the road double-quick...

My Dad worked for my Grandad for a few years when they were selling Alfa Romeo and other semi-exotic marques in the late 60s / early 70s. Though I was too young to remember, we apparently had quite a few Alfas at home over the weekends
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You've excelled yourself, Jer... these are beautiful shots, of some fantastic machinery.

Interesting story about the Alfa Romeo Montreal - not verified by me, but passed down to me from my late grandfather who was well-established in the motor trade during the 60s and 70s...

According to my Grandad, Alfa Romeo had a number of big panel trucks fitted out as dedicated, specialist mobile service facilities specifically for this model. The idea being, if you'd invested in this expensive luxury sports coupe and ran into technical problems (which, considering it was an Alfa, you almost certainly would ), the truck could come out to you with specialist servicing staff at a convenient time and get your car back on the road double-quick...

My Dad worked for my Grandad for a few years when they were selling Alfa Romeo and other semi-exotic marques in the late 60s / early 70s. Though I was too young to remember, we apparently had quite a few Alfas at home over the weekends
Hey Mike - thanks yet again for such nice words!

Fascinating story about the Montreal; I had never laid eyes on a Montreal in my life before I saw this one - an absolute pleasure to see. But . . . . . . . . as you say, keeping it running might be a challenge.

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Beautiful photos of beautiful cars, but that '67 Miura gives me heart palpitations.

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Beautiful photos of beautiful cars, but that '67 Miura gives me heart palpitations.
Thank you, and I agree. I don't know the Lambo models well, but I tend to think that many of them, while arrestingly outrageous, are not especially beautiful. The Miura, which - because of it's mid-engine configuration - was a technical groundbreaker while at the same time drop dead gorgeous.

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Thank you, and I agree. I don't know the Lambo models well, but I tend to think that many of them, while arrestingly outrageous, are not especially beautiful. The Miura, which - because of it's mid-engine configuration - was a technical groundbreaker while at the same time drop dead gorgeous.
The silver Miura in the group shot is particularly special... very, very beautiful indeed...
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The silver Miura in the group shot is particularly special... very, very beautiful indeed...
I absolutely agree, Mike. Frankly, I can't understand why I didn't focus my attention on that car rather than the green one; maybe because I was into my 3rd beer by then.

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I absolutely agree, Mike. Frankly, I can't understand why I didn't focus my attention on that car rather than the green one; maybe because I was into my 3rd beer by then.
I rather like that group shot, though, Jer... With that silver Miura in the foreground, the recent models (I'm not familiar enough with them to state model names ) in the middle, and book-ended with the lime green Miura, the shot says more to me about the classic appeal of that silver beauty

Jer, you seem to visit quite a few of these shows... Can I ask, have you ever come across an Iso Grifo? It's one of my all-time favourite cars - both the original and the "II", but especially the original. It's one of very few cars I've never actually seen for myself...

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I rather like that group shot, though, Jer... With that silver Miura in the foreground, the recent models (I'm not familiar enough with them to state model names ) in the middle, and book-ended with the lime green Miura, the shot says more to me about the classic appeal of that silver beauty

Jer, you seem to visit quite a few of these shows... Can I ask, have you ever come across an Iso Grifo? It's one of my all-time favourite cars - both the original and the "II", but especially the original. It's one of very few cars I've never actually seen for myself...
Mike, best I can recall, I've never seen an Iso Grifo, but . . . . . . . . I'm 72 with 72-year-old neurons. I know the name and recognize the car, however. Perhaps I saw one on one of the many shows on a cable network, Velocity (now Motor Trend). It's the kind of car you'd see on the show "Chasing Classic Cars" which features a gentleman named Wayne Carini, who operates F40 Motorsports in Portland, Connecticut. I've been there (and - literally - bought the T-shirt). Wayne was not there at the time, but his sales manager, Mike, kindly spent almost an hour with me walking me through the amazing offerings in the showroom - things like a Lambo Countach, a gull-wing Merc, and a perfect '70s era 930 Porsche 911 Turbo. My daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter live about 30-40 minutes from F-40 Motorsports. I have continued to point out to my wife that it would be a simple thing for our next visit to simply buy oneway tickets to Hartford, spend a few days dazzled by our granddaughter, pick out something cool at F-40 and drive it back to Texas. So far, I've detected no enthusiasm for this delightful plan.

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What a fabulous collection! In Tokyo one time, I happened to stay at a hotel where a Japanese Ferrari club was meeting; I think there was about 14 Dinos.
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Great collection! and great shots.
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What a fabulous collection! In Tokyo one time, I happened to stay at a hotel where a Japanese Ferrari club was meeting; I think there was about 14 Dinos.
Thanks, Rob. There weren't a great many Ferraris at this concours, but I remember one in Palo Alto that included far more Ferraris in one place than I'd seen individually in my entire life.

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Great collection! and great shots.
Thank you, Dave.

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