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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    your eyesight's better than mine with that blurry photo Simon. I can see something on top, but no earflaps.
    I'll go with your interpretation in lieu of further evidence.
    Sort of keeping on thread :-). Pic attached of Peter Janson and friend with works 8G (Ripped from Bob Watson's book - In Control). Note the deerstalker flap isn't entirely visible because of the fabric pattern. Also the hat in the pic with the young lady only has a peak front and rear, there is no brim on the sides of the hat (like a pithy). The pic also appears in one of the Gordini books, L'Ecole R8 Gordini from fuzzy memory, and it shows up better.

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    two things of note - the navigators safety footwear (those were the days!) and the unusual square driving lights. I don't ever recall seeing those either on R8G's or other vehicles?
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    After reading some doings and screwings of the Aussie Renault crowd I thought of putting a bit of South African pics up here. These were taken with the 50th anniversary and it is only the Cape Town and surrounding area get together. Attendance was excellent and if you see all the pictures (too many to post) everybody enjoyed it.

    These are a few that I selected.

    This is the start on their way to the venue.





















    This is a page from 1974 that shows the results of a hillclimb. The name Hennie Mostert appears as the winner. Hennie was present with the same car as those years and he could swing a steering very well. Hennie took posession of the very first R1135 that came into the country. That car has seen a lot of competition and as can be seen in the results, a clear winner.



    This is a result sheet from a rally in 2013 where his name appears again although he was 73 at this time.



    This is Hennie standing at his car. It is the G with the white flash on the side in the other pictures.



    I hope you enjoy it.

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    Very big wow Frans. Wonderful, just wonderful! Thanks for posting.
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    Thanks for that Frans.

    Note that the R8 Gordini times are much quicker than the V8 powered Capri Perana and the Holden Monaro.

    I have personally seen the R8 Gordinis beat Holden Monaros at the now defunct Roy Hesketh Circuit, in S. Africa.

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    The South Africans are certainly passionate about R8s! And why not! Great pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frans View Post
    Nice pics! Looks like most of the RHD 8Gs were sent to South Africa.

    Those results are pretty convincing as well, to the other cars from the 8Gs there is daylight.
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    Hi Simon,
    A lot of the R8 Gs in ZA were eventually made there. Whith only the key Gordini pieces being imported. My '67 was assembled in ZA, with a South African body.

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    great photos ,Frans.i have personally seen several of those cars at a car show in Parow,Cape Town in 2009.Also made several unsucessfull offers

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    Always said i would add the stripes when i thought it was appropriate.put them on the left hand side as a personal preference.

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    I really like the look. It is something that just has to be there. It is like a bride without a garter. I don't know why it is there, but it just has to be there.

    I still can't figure out why I waited that long before doing my own car. (25 years)

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    Quick question to the R8 fans.

    Where are they all ?

    Owning an 8 is on my todo list, but I hardly ever see any for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof Kirk View Post
    Quick question to the R8 fans.

    Where are they all ?

    Owning an 8 is on my todo list, but I hardly ever see any for sale.
    I only know of three R8s running in WA, and one of those is "gunna be going soon". There are more like 6 R8 Gordinis. You'd think there are more around, but they are wrecks or hiding.
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    Naive question from a twenty-something year old; Were Renault 8's a common sight back in the day ? It's hard to believe there's next to none left any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof Kirk View Post
    Naive question from a twenty-something year old; Were Renault 8's a common sight back in the day ? It's hard to believe there's next to none left any more.
    Yes just like all the cars from that era.
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    There weren't as many around as the R10, but they were still fairly common as Col mentioned. There's about 3-4 people looking for an R8 so competition if one becomes available should be fierce. I didn't see ANY for sale for quite a number of years and then there has been probably 4-5 advertised over the last 2-3 years. The most recent one sold was up in Queensland from memory.

    Most sold these days are non-running project cars pretty much. PhilSA's blue R8 was probably the last going car sold to my recollection.
    Of course I'm talking R8's (R1130/1132) not the more fancied R8 Gordini's.

    Some of the owners are getting to the stage where they may well sell off in the next 5-10 yrs maybe, but it is a question of keeping your ear to the ground. Joining your local club could help. There's a few R8's in melbourne, there's a lot (relatively) in South Australia and I guess a smattering in NSW and QLD.
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    Compared to Alfa Giulia's (105 series), there's no shortage to choose from each month. I guess I'm a little bewildered that such a funky car as the R8 is so scarce !

    Any whom I'll keep peeking down driveways, in the meantime everybody likes pictures:

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    I stumbled across these photo's taken in 2007 celebrating the 40 ans de la R8 Gordini at various locations across france. I suspect it was with the Club des amateurs d'anciennes Renault.
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    Wrong thread I know but what about Dauphine's? With 2 million made, they should be hiding in stacks of back yards but I think due to their low value and tendency to rust away, a sad majority would have ended up in the rubbish. I know, my dad dumped his when I was a kid when something went wrong with it! I was a devastated 7 year old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    There weren't as many around as the R10, but they were still fairly common as Col mentioned. There's about 3-4 people looking for an R8 so competition if one becomes available should be fierce. I didn't see ANY for sale for quite a number of years and then there has been probably 4-5 advertised over the last 2-3 years. The most recent one sold was up in Queensland from memory.

    Most sold these days are non-running project cars pretty much. PhilSA's blue R8 was probably the last going car sold to my recollection.
    Of course I'm talking R8's (R1130/1132) not the more fancied R8 Gordini's.

    Some of the owners are getting to the stage where they may well sell off in the next 5-10 yrs maybe, but it is a question of keeping your ear to the ground. Joining your local club could help. There's a few R8's in melbourne, there's a lot (relatively) in South Australia and I guess a smattering in NSW and QLD.
    The only R8 I ever saw until I helped form a Renault Car Club in 1968 was the one in the showroom of a Wagga dealer back in about 1963-4. I also remember being impressed by the brand new R4 in the same Wagga Wagga showroom! They were certainly a rare breed, nowhere near as many on the road ever as R10's. Simon probably has the sales figures.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Wrong thread I know but what about Dauphine's? With 2 million made, they should be hiding in stacks of back yards but I think due to their low value and tendency to rust away, a sad majority would have ended up in the rubbish. I know, my dad dumped his when I was a kid when something went wrong with it! I was a devastated 7 year old.
    Relative to a stock R8, a stock Dauphine, even a G, feels tres fragile. And both are very hard to find in decent knick nowadays. However for the keen, there always seems to be some nice condition original cars that pop up overseas, it just depends on how deep the connection is, and how much the budget will stretch for the import costs, and whether LHD is a problem.
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    We have a new 35 mm scanner, and I'm working through old slides, fairly selectively.

    Here's the beloved R8 in her heyday, family camping in the Flinders Ranges in 1982. We still have the Viking roof rack and the two plywood "camping boxes" that we made to fit it. Wonderful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    We have a new 35 mm scanner, and I'm working through old slides, fairly selectively.

    Here's the beloved R8 in her heyday, family camping in the Flinders Ranges in 1982. We still have the Viking roof rack and the two plywood "camping boxes" that we made to fit it. Wonderful.
    John, looking at your beloved R8 now, it's still in its heyday!
    cheers,

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    What a great shot!

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    Found another from the 1970s. Very much in the spirit of the times.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Found another from the 1970s. Very much in the spirit of the times.....
    Nonsense! Call yourself a man of those times, where's the Mateus Rose, huh?
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