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    Friday's "7" news showed the cars burning out for the record at the Summernats and among them was a Simca Vedette "Beaulieu". Anyone knows who owns this car and what power plant it holds ......... never known a standard Vedette to burn the rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panhard View Post
    Friday's "7" news showed the cars burning out for the record at the Summernats and among them was a Simca Vedette "Beaulieu". Anyone knows who owns this car and what power plant it holds ......... never known a standard Vedette to burn the rubber.

    JP - SIMCA MAN
    No idea, but I do recall the amazingly original one that appeared out of its shipping container a few years ago. That one was to be fitted with a small block Chev motor according to a conversation I overheard at the FCD in Perth.

    Be interesting to see the correct answer to your question.

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    I did see it in the flesh driving a few laps inside EPIC on Saturday. It was a very noisy V8 and no one knew what it was of course. Didnt get a chance for a photo but found this photo on the net, I believe its the same car.

    There was also a Lada Niva doing the rounds - highly modified but thats another story.

    Other pics attached for interests sake.
    The black Camaro rear wheel was a 405/25/24 in a Pirelli P Zero. Dont cry about the price of your Renault 10 tyres any more.
    The green Gemini appears to be a triple supercharged 3.8L Commodore motor.
    The Fiat 126 was there last year.
    I have a soft spot for RX3's, hence BUZURK complete with hubcaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipb205 View Post
    I did see it in the flesh driving a few laps inside EPIC on Saturday. It was a very noisy V8 and no one knew what it was of course. Didnt get a chance for a photo but found this photo on the net, I believe its the same car.

    There was also a Lada Niva doing the rounds - highly modified but thats another story.

    Other pics attached for interests sake.
    The black Camaro rear wheel was a 405/25/24 in a Pirelli P Zero. Dont cry about the price of your Renault 10 tyres any more.
    The green Gemini appears to be a triple supercharged 3.8L Commodore motor.
    The Fiat 126 was there last year.
    I have a soft spot for RX3's, hence BUZURK complete with hubcaps.

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    That does look like the ex-container Vedette. It was a time warp car. No longer I suppose. I imagine, though, that a Vedette with rather more power and torque would be pretty nice.
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    Was a small block Chevrolet, not sure on size.

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    a frend of my hade one ! was sitting in is garage for years along side with is black 57 chev .i think is son dany is driving hit.the car is fully original !with faded paint rust points but like he said to me it is just a burnout car.but the frenchy v8 hade to go for a chevy one .Summernats vedette-img_1159.jpgSummernats vedette-img_1160.jpgSummernats vedette-img_1162.jpg

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    Did you know that the V8 Simca Vidette is on the restricted list for young drivers in NSW. That sidevalve V8 has awesomeness written all over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    That does look like the ex-container Vedette. It was a time warp car. No longer I suppose. I imagine, though, that a Vedette with rather more power and torque would be pretty nice.
    Pleased to say it is not the container Vedette which is under a nut and bolt restoration at the moment, its now fitted with a small block Ford and C4 auto plus disc brakes.

    If someone can tell me (the computer dummy) how to fix the problem with my computer where pictures are offset to the right of the screen (meaning I can't close the screen without shutting down the computer) I would post a couple of pictures of have of the car. Have to tell you that it is not my car but that of a fellow club member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panhard View Post
    Pleased to say it is not the container Vedette which is under a nut and bolt restoration at the moment, its now fitted with a small block Ford and C4 auto plus disc brakes.

    If someone can tell me (the computer dummy) how to fix the problem with my computer where pictures are offset to the right of the screen (meaning I can't close the screen without shutting down the computer) I would post a couple of pictures of have of the car. Have to tell you that it is not my car but that of a fellow club member.

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    Thanks John - good to hear. I guess we'll see it at a French Car Day one year!

    Amazing car.

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    Panhard: if you mean when you are viewing this thread in your browser and it goes "overwidth" just double click the coloured bar across the top of your window. This should reduce the window to a size where you can access the buttons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Thanks John - good to hear. I guess we'll see it at a French Car Day one year!

    Amazing car.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by panhard View Post
    Current condition of the container Vedette.Click image for larger version. 

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    That's a WOW, with a capital W. I can hardly wait to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peujohn View Post
    Panhard: if you mean when you are viewing this thread in your browser and it goes "overwidth" just double click the coloured bar across the top of your window. This should reduce the window to a size where you can access the buttons.

    Cheers
    Thank's PEUJOHN. I can see what you mean and it has helped a little but my main problem is with an email attachment. When I bring it up on the screen it is offset to the right hiding the icons meaning I have no means of closing the screen apart from shutting down the computer. Clicking on the left side of the screen (pix) produces the directional arrows which when clicked only sends the picture further to the right and eventually off the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    that's a wow, with a capital w. I can hardly wait to see it.

    better shots of the progress.
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    Pity they didn't do an Ardun converted side valve, to me the soul of the car is lost with this conversion.

    Quote Originally Posted by panhard View Post
    better shots of the progress.

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    why is its bonnet missing...?

    I see there was an almost gang rape in public though. Classy event, Canberra is a good place for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ipb205 View Post
    I did see it in the flesh driving a few laps inside EPIC on Saturday. It was a very noisy V8 and no one knew what it was of course. Didnt get a chance for a photo but found this photo on the net, I believe its the same car.

    There was also a Lada Niva doing the rounds - highly modified but thats another story.

    Other pics attached for interests sake.
    The black Camaro rear wheel was a 405/25/24 in a Pirelli P Zero. Dont cry about the price of your Renault 10 tyres any more.
    The green Gemini appears to be a triple supercharged 3.8L Commodore motor.
    The Fiat 126 was there last year.
    I have a soft spot for RX3's, hence BUZURK complete with hubcaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panhard View Post
    Thank's PEUJOHN. I can see what you mean and it has helped a little but my main problem is with an email attachment. When I bring it up on the screen it is offset to the right hiding the icons meaning I have no means of closing the screen apart from shutting down the computer. Clicking on the left side of the screen (pix) produces the directional arrows which when clicked only sends the picture further to the right and eventually off the screen.

    Regards

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    I'm not exactly sure what your problem is I'm afraid! But if you are using Windows the keystroke Alt+F4 should close the active window.
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