05/05/2007

Life's a beach...

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Many thanks for this nice evening...

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01/05/2007

3K !

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Clocks are use to rev it up !...

 

The Oval meter is on a new turn since this friday night... Is it the second, the third or... ??? It does not matter then I feel to own a brand new Oval !!!

 

Thanks to DynoArno for friendly overpass my lapse of camera !

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23/04/2007

Maybe I feel too lazy ?

I think my home-designed exhaust would not be debugged for the first event of the comming season. That is to say, "champagne plug" will stay a little longer for stopping some of the big noise this stainless stuff can get out...

As I know the correct outlet size now, some sized rings are being machined. I will have to weld it in a near future.

So my friends, you can laugth at my exhaust until this update is achieved !

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18/04/2007

Sunday Cruising

This weekend we had a trip in the mountains in the neighbourhood.

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I love those torrents in the mountains... We found some nice places for a picnic with few good friends ! ;-)

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10/04/2007

PL8s Story...

Here comes the first pair bolted on a coupe. And, I think, it makes perfectly the deal, doesn't it ?

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PL8 Story...

And when this pair is bolted, a lot of re-assembling work is achieved... Soon Christophe, be patient. Woflsburg was not built in a day !

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(Hell, "Morcheeba" is sounding in my head,now !)

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05/04/2007

Pisten Bully Trip

A friend of mine, takes care of ski slopes for an income. Last week he offered us a trip during the make up of his first slope. What a trip we were lucky to enjoy a great weather featuring a nice sun fall. Here are some of my pictures taken at an altitude of 3000 meter.

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Our ride:

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I apologize for my shadow on this shoot out. It is not a beginer mistake but due to a stiff slope and an flat light behind me I could not help to be hidden...

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04/04/2007

Landscapes in Cinemascope

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Cime Caron 3200m

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Sun is falling over the valley of Maurienne...

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I must say...

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This picture shows my poor work. On the left hand, my buddy work. On the right hand, my...  time-waisting contribution, the job was redone of course !... But what an experience ! Driving a Pisten Bully is a very impressive thing. Just imagine yourself driving a Caterpillar on a desert motorway... I had to be carfull to not hit the wrong lever whitch might switch on a tool causing deep damages to the slope ! Strange feeling between hudge mecanical power and extremly fragile nature...

I must notice that this tools burn 200 liter of gas-Oil a night each. 11000 liter consumed by week to maintain to whole domain... Must I explain the damages done when an hydraulic line brakes ? About 60 liter of oil trapped in the snow, but when spring comes...

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02/04/2007

Pink SunRise in da Box !

I was so happy to be able to shoot, througth my window (!), pink mountain under a fresh coat of snow last week ! A such picture was my photographic goal for this winter... What's next ?

 

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... A beautifull photoshoot during a trip abord a Pisten Bully at an altitude of 3000 meters when daylight was falling ! Stay tuned !

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Already Done !

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All right my friends, the carefull wrapping is already accomplished !!! I'll guess which tools you 'll use this week end... 10mm spanner and 7 mm drill ?

... Must I post a tutorial for mounting these beauties ?

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31/03/2007

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Some contributions to nice projects...

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Full Tank, Please

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You 'll need a strong fuel filter for the "Hornet Fuel"...

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26/03/2007

Damned !

I missed the 2000th visit ! I was certainly busy to do something else... So here is a beautyfull Pinup who is busy to something else instead of staring between these '50s era customs...

I hope you still envoy pictures snaped by my own. I promise to post a true modeling pin up next "K" ;-)

 

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19/03/2007

52ème Neige & Glace @ Aix les Beach

Mountains are under snow over here... That reminds me some winter pictures taken during winter...

The clean trajectories :

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The dirty ones :

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This concurent went very strong, slided one side, and the other one... But nothing dramatic, just some grass missing nest to the road...

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Thanks Totof

Thanks to your letter loaded of many sorts of "navettes", I managed to re-code the Oval handle according to the ignition key. As I enjoyed a lot this job I plan to match the deck lid lock... in a near futur ! Because I need this handle to run my ragtop in first warn days. (I know snow is falling, but I bet it would not last very long...)

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14/03/2007

Local Cruising...

Shot at my fetish spot... I am not quite satified by the photos taken to night... I should probably use a tripod or reduce exposure time or clean the lens... I do not know what wrong but I got to try again !

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12/03/2007

Key Job

Since last week end, I had only a single key to switch ignition on ! But I quietly cruised for years with a such threat upon my ragtop...

When iquire about my problem, my local key shop found aftermarket blank keys after seaching in 20 years old catalogues. I wisely ordered a pair of course !  

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(I carefully scamble key teeth : can I trust you, web pirats ?!)

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A Post for Liou

Hey man, now you know why I recognised the panel you brought at the swapmeet !

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This car was amazing on the Santa Pod Raceway during the Bug Jam in 2000. We were keen on the feeling applied on it, that is to say we felt sad when we knew its crash... But we were astonished when we saw it leaving the event towed behind  the staff truck and followed by the famous Split hardly driven by Ian Clark !

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28/02/2007

Windshield Job

Sandblasting showed some pin holes due to years of moisture trapped under windshield seals. Metal sheet welding needed to be redone in some corner.

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Welding and Grinding

Holes and minor repairs were made by welding and, of course, smoothed by grinding.

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And before primer

The surface rust you see on the windshield area is caused by the acid used to prepare the surface to be recovered by tin. I will be erased by a light buffing...
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26/02/2007

Done !

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For a long time ago, the idea of this picture was in my brain... Now, it's done... What's next ?

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24/02/2007

Breakin' News !

I just learn that my '53 Ovale is eligible for the Show and Shine during the European Bug-In !

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I took this picture of "Small Wonder" during the last DAS Drag Day. It's perfect to celebrate this great news, doesn't it ?

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21/02/2007

Two cars, two ways of passing by...

This Groupe3 Alpine A110 driven by the Russian FEDUTINOV Youri finished the raceat the 52th rank.
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We were waiting the #41 Alpine because his pilot is used to have aspectacular driving. We were not disapointed, I must say. What a nice slide ! Just imagine the noise made by tortured tires...
Of course we will understand the exitation of the red devil sitting on your right shoulder when you are behind the wheel of that Groupe4 1800 Berlinette. Maybe the devil would jump nervously on your right foot ???
But Éric COMAS, the driver, finished on the very bottom of the classement (56th,last rank)
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19/02/2007

52ème Neige & Glace @ Aix les Beach

At least, here is some of my photos of the cars racing in the Vercors.

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Next a study of two ways of passing quickly a U-turn...

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Tchi-Tchaaa...

#2 - PARS VITE ET REVIENS TARD - Regis WARGNIER - 2006

 

 

I am fond of going to the cinema with knowing nothing about the movie I choosed. Only by trusting little things making interest and awaking my feeling about the movie.

In that case, and because he is used to choose strong scenarios, I trusted José Garcia.

For me this true actor knows how to make his caractere sounds right and keep the spectator with him. Of course, I love his job since the begin in Nulle Part Ailleurs. But todays movies demonstrate that to make people laugh you need to make your caractere sounds right. I was astonished by his performance in Le Couperet - Costa Gavras. So trust me, The name of José Garcia ensures a great moment of cinema for me.

 

Synopsis :

... Why wouldn't you go and see this movie knowing only my first feeling about it  ?...

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Cedit photos : http://www.parsviteetrevienstard-lefilm.com/

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16/02/2007

First "K" !

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Hey ! This is the first thousandth visit ! I hope you enjoy my own pictures. I have a lot of photoshots to share with you, so stay tuned for more !

Please, drop me a comment : I want to know who you are !

Merci de me poser un commentaire ! Ainsi je vous connaîtrai tous !

Don't rev up the visit-counter quickly, because I have not too many pin-up photos of my own ! ;-)

Ne boostez pas trop le compteur car je n'ai pas pris beaucoup de photos de pin-up ! ;-)

 

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One for La Parisienne

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13/02/2007

52ème Neige & Glace @ Aix les Beach

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Here comes a picture of that lovely sunny day ! Of course, there is a little more to come but thanks to a brightfull light I do not know if I managed to shoot nice photos introducing the racing feeling... But trust me, slides, hi RPMs, warm oil smells hit my brain one more time !

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