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Offline Ian

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170Va at Parramatta Park (Sydney) Concourse
« on: September 13, 2009, 01:29:44 AM »
This Va reappeared at a concourse today.

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Re: 170Va at Parramatta Park (Sydney) Concourse
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009, 10:22:51 AM »
Very nice Ian

anything there of interest?



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Re: 170Va at Parramatta Park (Sydney) Concourse
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2009, 07:05:25 PM »
Many seemed to find this interesting for some reason:



Probably a good thing that's LHD.  Apparently the RHDs have a sprocket at the steering column and a chain drive across to the LHS for plenty of play - although one would think that with some kind of chain tensioner it would be OK.

Of less interest (even to me) was my finnie.  I left before the results were announced and don't know (or care) whether it won anything (I don't think they liked my boot carpet and 14 inch wheels because they are non-standard).  Don't know whether they noticed it had the wrong engine!  I only entered it because a nice guy in the club asked me to do it for the 50th anniversary of the model.  I do not like competitions.  Especially strange and obsessive participants there.  One tried to butter up the judges while they judged his car and then followed them to point out faults on his competitor's car!  I left because it was just too weird.  And who are these judges anyway?  One of the other finny owners walked over to my car, opened the passenger door, opened the bonnet, had a quick geek inside, closed the bonnet and walked over to tell his collaborators about "something" under there.  Mmmmmm.



The only roundie there was a 1958 narrow grille, thin bumper 190 identified on the display card as a 190b and I doubt that the judges would know the difference anyway.
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Re: 170Va at Parramatta Park (Sydney) Concourse
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2009, 07:07:49 PM »
not worth as much but I'd rather have the BIG 300 beside it,


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Re: 170Va at Parramatta Park (Sydney) Concourse
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2009, 09:52:11 PM »
There were a few of those.  I like the earlier grey one:





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Re: 170Va at Parramatta Park (Sydney) Concourse
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2009, 09:57:44 PM »
...better pic of the blue one:



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Re: 170Va at Parramatta Park (Sydney) Concourse
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2009, 04:54:56 AM »
Well mate your green finnie is a nice looking car, correct wheels or not,

as long as you are happy with how your project is, that's all that matters.

you have a roundie as well don't you?

 besides the 170Va?


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Offline Ian

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Re: 170Va at Parramatta Park (Sydney) Concourse
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2009, 11:56:04 PM »
Yes roundie (1961 190b) is much better than the finnie but I didn't enter it.  Being legally blind (Retinitis Pigmentosa) and no longer holding a driver's license it's trouble enough getting one car out when there is only one person I trust to drive the cars.  The roundie "suffers" from 14 inch wheels, carpets, incorrect headlining, incorrectly coloured leather trim etc. etc.  The 170Va will be even "worse"!  The roundie is a fabulous old car and although a roundie will never drive like a finnie (it feels like you're about to fly out a door negotiating roundabouts), it's really nice to admire.  Maybe next year as a display car only.  I'm really not into competitng.  I felt quite ill at ease actually - finding myself smack in the middle of a really lame contest.  Still don't know or care if the finnie won anyhing.

Anyway who supplied that photo of my finnie? (edit: Don't worry - I know where you got it).
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Re: 170Va at Parramatta Park (Sydney) Concourse
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2009, 10:22:27 PM »
Looks like that Va popped up its head again here:



2009 Shannons German Autofest in Canberra


http://www.clubvw.org.au/2009%20German%20Autofest.htm