13/02/2007

10ème Monté Carlo Historique 2007

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Tomorrow : Neige & Glace !

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11/02/2007

Neige & Glace @ Aix les Beach

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Neige&Glace race cars were getting sticked this evening. They will race all week long and pilots will sleep every nights at Aix les Bains.

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10/02/2007

First Welds

After the sandblasting, the main task consisted to restore doors, lids, and hatch. So the body worker carefully stripped it to the metal and begun the see what were wrong. In fact, nothing was really bad, the rear lid claimed redone tappered holes to properly fix its hinges. A bit of tin was applied along the lid bottom to prevent rust.

The roof lid has been flatened, the factory spot-welds made it not very straight.

The hatch is in pretty good shape, only its hinge required a litte work. Cargo doors were previouly restored and the job was correctly achived,  they close fine when hinges trimmed. But they do not lock because holes on the floor were not located accuratly after the rocker welding.

The biggest piece of work will be the adjustement of cab doors. The previous welder

fixed so baddy rust holes that door bottoms are in wrong shape. That is to say, it needs to be cut and changed for new ones.

Now, some openings are primmered... And I feel quite happy to see parts ready to be painted !!!

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Test fit of rear apron : it seems to be ok, except for the right notch whitch was cut by a previous owner using a beetle exhaust...

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04/02/2007

Hangar Rockin' 2006

Here is something to brake with winter coldness...

Something a bit more rock 'n' roll...

I  must say Hangar Rockin' is a very hot event. It takes place at the Birrfeld Airfield in Switzerland.

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Now mind cars with attitude, rock 'n' roll bands on stage all day long, swap meets, pin-ups and greasers. Mix it and you will have an idea of this event's atmosphere...

On the plan you can figure a green area, entrance there is retricted only to pre 1960 cars ! It helds next to airplane ways so we were lucky enough to see vintage planes taking off and landing.

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Saddly, I would not be able to go to Hangar Rockin' '07. However, I hope you enjoyed a lot these photoshots. So this time, it's your turn to bring nice pictures of the event ! 

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02/02/2007

I Understand Now...

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I understand why you had to wait a certain time to get your bodyshell and rollpan bare metal. It must take a long time to setup a shipping of all this stuff to the moon !

In fact you are right dyer blasting is, better result is ! Moon sand and star dust is a must for luxurious coupés. Moisture is off outerspace !

 

(many thanks to Oldrix for friendly sharing his job on Totof's picture)

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01/02/2007

Ray of Light

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The "S" mode, Olive ! A little tuning by rolling the wheel and you find the rays of light !

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30/01/2007

10ème Monté Carlo Historique 2007

A couple of cool pictures for enjoying the landscape... It's necessary to feel this particular atmosphere, don't you think ?

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Got Speed ?
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Got "Wroam"s in your head,now ?
The "Coolpix" did not it cool this time, didn't he ?

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I apologise for the bad picture quality. But you know the daylight was falling...

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29/01/2007

10ème Monté Carlo Historique 2007

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Wahoo, what a journey ! I took many, many, many pictures. My brain is still hostin huge "wrooam"s... So be patient and stay tuned for more photo shots of this great race !

Thanks to the racers and to my friends for sharing this great moments.

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25/01/2007

Tchi-Tchaaa...

#1 - TRAINSPOTTING - Danny Boyle - 1996

 

 

Why Busspotting ? Hem... I had to choose something to name that blog... 

In fact, I was inspired by the motion picture Trainspotting which was on top of the charts in 1996, by itself and both for its original soundtrack.

I am sure if you read the tracklist, the music begins the play in your brain.

#1 Iggy pop - Lust For Life
#2 Brian Eno - Deep Blue Day
#3 Primal Scream - Trainspotting
#4 Sleeper - Atomic
#5 New Order -
Temptation
#6 Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing
#7 Blur - Sing
#8 Lou Reed - Perfect Day
#9 Pulp - Mile End
#10 Bedrock featuring KYO - For What You Dream Of
#11 Elastica - 2 :1
#12 Leftfield - A Final Hit
#13 Underworld - Born Slippy
#14 Damon Albarn - Closet Romantic

Don't you remember ?

Yes, this phenomena was launched ten year ago, and it is still in our brain !

About the movie :

Smart, funny, sickly and sometimes just plain unconscious, MARK RENTON is a hero for our times. Set in an underbelly of Edinburgh the city fathers never dreamed of, TRAINSPOTTING is the story of MARK and his so-called friends - a bunch of losers, liars, psychos, thieves and junkies. Hilarious but harrowing, the film charts the disintegration of their friendship as they proceed, seemingly inevitably, towards self destruction. Mark alone has the insight and opportunity to escape his fate but then again, does he really want to "choose life"?

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"Take the best orgasm you've ever had, multiply it by a thousand and you're still nowhere near it."

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So now, run to your nearest video shop or search "Trainspotting" on Ebay and see this movie. Far better than wasting your time on fuckin' blogs !!!

 

For my frenchy friends :

L'intro :

"Choisir la vie, choisir un boulot, choisir une carrière, choisir une famille, choisir une putain de télé à la con, choisir des machines à laver, des bagnoles, des platines laser, des ouvre-boîtes électroniques, choisir la santé, un faible taux de cholestérol et une bonne mutuelle, choisir les prêts à taux fixe, choisir son petit pavillon, choisir ses amis, choisir son survet' et le sac qui va avec, choisir son canapé avec les deux fauteuils, le tout à crédit avec un choix de tissu de merde, choisir de bricoler le dimanche matin en s'interrogeant sur le sens de sa vie, choisir de s'affaler sur ce putain de canapé, et se lobotomiser aux jeux télé en se bourrant de MacDo, choisir de pourrir à l'hospice et de finir en se pissant dessus dans la misère en réalisant qu'on fait honte aux enfants niqués de la tête qu'on a pondu pour qu'ils prennent le relais, choisir son avenir, choisir la vie. Pourquoi je ferais une chose pareille ? J'ai choisi de ne pas choisir la vie. J'ai choisi autre chose. Les raisons ? Y'a pas de raison. On n'a pas besoin de raisons quand on a l'héroïne."

 

Pourquoi nommer un blog en s'inspirant de film ?... Why not ?

Regardez-le, Écoutez-le...

  • Le terme « trainspotting » vient à l'origine de l'activité des cheminots, licenciés et désœuvrés, qui comptaient les départs de trains, dans les années 80. Par extension, cela désigne une personne obsédée par quelque chose d'insignifiant, et notamment par la drogue.

 

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24/01/2007

Tighten your E-brake, go !

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23/01/2007

Winter Comes !

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In the begining of the last century, many car races used to take place at Aix les Bains. The street pictured saw flamous drivers of the first times. However,it was a very glamour city and many celebrities spend their holidays in this city. I want to collect archives the racing history of Aix les Bains. I promise to post some, so stay tuned !

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Sand Blasting !

After the blast when we learned the budget of the body work, comes the time of the sand blasting ! The boss previously inspected carrefully the entire body, so we discover nothing we didn't suspect. The bare metal is here, the project is on the way...

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Did you expect some tin here ? It seems to be made at the factory because on the opposite side the same area is filled by tin... Do you have inquires on this mystery ?

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As a conclusion, an important step is done and every unperfect area is quoted on the budget. Fortunately, the shaper can give up every fault of the shell... It 's just a question of time !

Next step, peeling off the several coats of paints on the rear hatch, the decklid, and the toplid.

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17/01/2007

Monté Carlo Historique 2006

Closer is the 2007 edition, harder is the wait ! So I try to be quiet by viewing my archives. I hope you 'll enjoy some of them !

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Strugglling against the time...

A tribute to Olive :

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This Stratos make me thinking about having a look to the car list would be cool !

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Don't laugh... Average speed and fun are the goal of this race.

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I hope the snow will be at the rendez-vous...

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14/01/2007

Did you know...

...that you are on a blog from Savoy ???

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And, honnestly, my Tartiflette is known to be the best.

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13/01/2007

Thanks a Lot !

My old "canapé club" (?) was in a poor shape and a seam came undone. Jérôme friendly proposed to help me to restore a little this Moustache sofa at his workshop.

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So the piece of leather was removed and Jérôme performed a beautiful seam in the middle.

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The springs and strapes has been attached like it used to be.

Now the shape of the sofa is very close to its genuine statement, and it kept its six decades patina. Sitting on it is a true time capsule expirence, that why I want to thank you Jerôme !

I enjoyed "working" where you earn your money. A fucking nice job you do !

Visit his blog and tell him you come from me !

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11/01/2007

Savoy Driving

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This picture was taken after the following ones on the way back home. The snow was comming when we were detailling the new color of the bus pan. So we got to hurry up because roads will get slippy very quickly !

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Got Mango ?

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Now the pan is all right, a beam and a rear axle in genuine setup is bolted in order to get the bus back home. The project was stopped for a while, a time spent to take care of my familly.

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08/01/2007

Frame Work

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Finaly, it will sit on the classic combo of Fuchs : pizza cutters 4.5" and Deep Sixes.

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 Frame Work

The body shell was smoothly dropped on passengers side to make easy the busting of old grease and young surface rust.

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Do you think seeing you bus held by 12 persons is gentle for heart ??? Luckily, nothing was damaged during the handling.

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  Frame Work

I grinded every shadow of surface rust and applied some strong anti-rust used to rust proof trucks.
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That 's all Folks !

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Next update, next step : underneath stone proofing and painting...

You got to stay tuned, dudes !

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A Tribute to l'Olive...

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This vegetable grows up thanks to fats whitch are suspended in the air.

Shooted in the McDrive queue... 

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05/01/2007

Spotting...

My camera was at home on wednesday. And I missed a beautiful warm pink on the fresh snow made by a nice sun rise. So now I do not leave my H5 !

This evening, the weather allowed some pics but, saddly, snow mainly left away... So stay tuned, I promise to achive a picture of  warm pink sun rise on the snowy east face !

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In the other hand, I can feel lucky, the camera was switched on when a WWII french aircraft took off ! I dunno what kind of make is this plane but I enjoyed the obsolete engine sound.

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