Originally Posted by green cloverleaf pat
lauren was your car at stanford hall because i saw it parked up or one just like it. its a very unique car.
Yes, it was me
I was invited to join the Alfasud model parking by Bryan Alexander (silver Trofeo Sprint). Mick Colvill's twinny 'Sud was also invited to join the ranks, but he also has a mid-engine Lancia Beta so the pair of cars were on the Lancia stand. Still counted 12 'Suds on the day, a good turn out!
Thanks Dave - I was quite surprised/pleased to see Green Machine given such prominence, but also nice to see that lovely S1 Sprint (probably my favourite 'Sud at the moment), a black Ti and the Minari all given a mention/photograph. Not a single Bertie in sight!
I think David Evans (the events correspondent for C&SC) was just looking for a fresh angle.
Back on topic, I still think you'd be better off with 5.75" lights and upgraded bulbs. The latest complex reflectors (no Fresnel lens) are now available in this size, and would be much easier to fit than E30 lights (now a little outdated too).
Also remember there are legal limits on the Wattage of the bulbs - 80W or even 100W bulbs may have been fine with discoloured reflectors, or wiring with large voltage drops (thin wire/no relays etc.), but 60W is the legal maximum. Also, the latest HID bulbs, although available for retro-fit, do not satisfy the regulations unless the vehicle has self-levelling suspension and headlamp washers fitted. This is because the HID bulbs produce such an intense beam of light that it can temporarily blind oncoming drivers. Probably won't be enforced at MoT time, but if you were pulled over by the police it might be a different story and you wouldn't want to have spent all that money for nothing, would you?