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sykestudio

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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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About me and my passion for cars

I always had a love of cars, even from being a toddler when I had a great many Dinky and Corgi diecast models (favourites were De Soto Firefly, Chevy Impala, Ford Thunderbird - all 1950s/1960s vintage).

My first real car was an odd choice - a 1965 Ford Corsair - a very Americanised design. This was followed by ... another Corsair (V4 this time). I then had a varied selection of British, French, Japanese and German cars - including, in no particular order: Mini 850, Wolseley 16/60, Vauxhall Cresta 3.3, Opel Kadett SRi, Triumph TR2, Datsun Bluebird 160, Mercedes 500SEC Coupe, Vauxhall Senator 3.0 straight 6, Vauxhall Senator 3.0 straight 6 24v, Renault 16 TL, Renault 16 TX, Renault 5 TL, Renault 5 GTL, Renault 5 Turbo (Mk 1), Renault 5 GT Turbo, Renault 5 GT Turbo "Raider", Vauxhall Astra GTE, Jaguar Sovereign V8, Jaguar XJR, Renault Avantime 3.0 V6, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Beat (mid-engined open two-seater 3-cylinder 660cc) and BMW Mini Cooper-S Clubman. I still have the XJR, Civic Type-R and Clubman Cooper-S in my little stable.

My first car

Ford Corsair 1965 model

Car I wish I still had

Triumph TR2 1956 model
Renault 16TX 1974 model

My dream car

Several, but:
'59 Chevy Corvette Racer
'68 Dodge Charger (yes, Bullitt!!)
Lamborghini Miura

Car clubs I’m in

UK Honda Beat Club
Renault Avantime Club
Honda Civic Type-R Club

Favorites

  • Type of racing: British Touring Cars
  • Driver: Various
  • Driving song: Road to Hell
  • Car movie: Bullitt
  • Car book: Various
  • Car magazine: Car
  • Car game: Game? - I'd rather do it for real!

— Profile last updated: Dec 17, 2009

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