Sorrentolens

Photos and thoughts; Cars; 1950s; 1960s

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Bonneville

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1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

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May 22, 2012 at 6:49 am

TR6 and Sharpness

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You can take the word “sharp” to mean a lot of things.  In this case I’m applying to the crispness of a very cool automobile…  My love of TR6s is enhanced by this photo.  For starters I love the color!  I love the clean surface of green with the saddle interior and the snap of those red-line tires.  Like a drive on a crisp autumn morning this TR6 has it all!

I did some playing with the sharpening tool in Adobe Elements – to the point where I think you could put your fingers into the tread of the tires.

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March 30, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Fun Times at Jalopy Joe’s

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Word has it, that if you enter here for the evening’s entertainment, you’ll come out a whole different person!

Fun Times at Jalopy Joe's

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March 26, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Week’s Work

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Over the past couple of weeks a took a couple hundred photos, but didn’t have much time to work with them,  post-processing and so on.  Next week proves to just as busy, I can’t seem to breath Monday thru Friday.  Living for the weekends here!  I’m in one of those situations where I can’t relax.  I have a pile of books I want to read, but I can’t relax enough to read even five pages.  I have three high-profile projects, and I have to keep my wits about me.  I wish I could retire, but that’s just not in the cards right now.

Fishing - Lake Eustis

Night Sky

Top Drawer - College Park

California Special

Woof Vroom Vroom

Fat Fender

’55 Porsche Speedster

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55 Porsche Speedster

General specifications
Country of origin Germany
Chassis number 550-04 / 550-015 / 550-0030
Numbers built 78
Produced from 1954 – 1955
Body design Erwin Komenda
Engine
Configuration Type 547 B 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 1.498 liter / 91.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.0 mm (3.3 in) / 66.0 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 9.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Solex PJJ Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Drivetrain
Chassis/body aluminium body on tubular steel ladder frame
Front suspension twin parallel arms, transverse torsion bars
Rear suspension swing axles, torsion bars, double-acting telescopic shock absorbers
Steering worm and nut
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive
Dimensions
Weight 612 kilo / 1349.2 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3600 mm (141.7 in) / 1540 mm (60.6 in) / 1050 mm (41.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2101 mm (82.7 in) / 1290 mm (50.8 in) / 1250 mm (49.2 in)
Performance figures
Power 110 bhp / 82 KW @ 6200 rpm
Torque 120 Nm / 89 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
BHP/Liter 73 bhp / liter
Power to weight 0.18 bhp / kg
Top Speed 220 km/h / 137 mph

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March 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

My favorite car

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Went up to The Villages on Saturday… they had their monthly cruise-in – This particular TR6 look virtually new.  It is in such good condition – I may have drooled.

1975 TR6

TR6

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February 21, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Love Green

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Saw a clutch of Model A’s corralled at a local buffet joint today.  Took the opportunity to snap a few photos.  I have a thing for green.  I love green ties, but its difficult to get them to work correctly with average trad duds.  I don’t like olive green, but I do love lime green, and Kelly green.  Anyway, as you can see I got the green in this spare tire.  Oh, I guess you can see my freekin’ bald head in this one too.  Maybe I should paint it green!

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February 10, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Mid Century Models – Some great photography

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Thought I’d pass along this gentlemen’s flickr site.  I guess he build all of this and used model cars as well to show mid century living’s two biggest endeavors – homes and cars.  Hope you like it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24796741@N05/sets/72157604247242338/show/with/2346008881/

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February 3, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Aston Martin DB 9

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This little gem rumbled down Park Ave this afternoon at lunch just as I was getting my camera out of my bag – it slid down the street a bit so I had to keep an eye out so as to note the general area that it parked.  Like Jaguar of the past, Aston Martin does it right – please don’t tell me someone bought them up!

ADG is in the market for a new ride – this might suit him well;  It definitely goes with his blue linen Flusser jacket, tropical slacks, popped lime collar, and blue weejuns.  And LFG along for a great ride with Dad.  (photos swiped from http://maxminimus.blogspot.com/

I think it all goes very well!!!

Many of the shops on Park Ave were having sidewalk sales – Orvis/Downeast has 50-70% off of some inventory – but most items were $49.99 on the sidewalk

Lots of Lacoste and RL shirts

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January 14, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Cool FJ

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This is one of the coolest FJs that I’ve seen around.  Parked off of Park Avenue in Winter Park on Friday.  Nice touches I thought.

Good lookin FJ

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December 12, 2009 at 6:04 pm