Ragley Hall Classic Car Show 27th May

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  1. developer

    developer MB Enthusiast

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    Today we went to Ragley Hall, Alcester, to the annual Classic Car show.
    Rather sneakily, as I drove through the grounds to the public car park I spotted the Mercedes Benz Club and as the car was gleaming I pulled in and parked, unchallenged ;).
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    I was there too :)

    I asked if I could go on the stand but it was fairly crowded.

    Was that your Brabus estate? I saw you there then!
     
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    What's wrong with the Vee-Dub? Had it lost a front wheel?

    Lovely V8 250 though. :thumb:
     
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    Aha - you asked - that was the problem then - I just turned in and looked "club like" :cool:.
     
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    Great pics John, thanks.

    Looks like it was a good day. Not been there for yolks, nice part of the world.
     
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    It does sound good and looks striking. Always been curious about the narrow rear track width compared with the front.

    Edit, that was meant to attach to DM's post
     
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    That is to allow "boat-tailing" for aerodynamic efficiency.
     
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    Thanks. Had it in my head that it was to accommodate the engine, FWD, clever steering, and hydro all happening at the same time. Glad to be put right on that :thumb:
     
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    Note that on the DS, SM and CX the rear wheels are behind aerodynamic fairings, so the track had to be narrower.
     
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    I know they are faired, but didnt realise the track was narrower for the specific purpose of aerodynamics. Thought the fairings were a by-product of the mechanical requirements resulting in differing tracks, and a useful 'extra' to build in. No idea where I got the idea, but cheers for the insight. Fascinating cars.
     
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    Great photos john.
     
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