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50th Anniversary of the Scimitar GTE Slideshow

Post by DavePoole » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:52 pm

Here's one i prepared earlier...

Enjoy this slideshow showing history of the Scimitar GTE

50th Anniversary of the Scimitar GTE 1968 - 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFOWBge ... e=youtu.be

I hope to see you at Scimfest in August to celebrate! :D


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Post by sabre1800ti » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:25 pm

Well done Dave.
Excellent video, really shows the development of what IMHO is an iconic car, but I am biased😀, still miss my 5a.


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Post by MrGoldtop1960 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:03 pm

Nice work Dave!

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Post by scimjim » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:08 pm

Blimey that’s great (but long!) :D

Just one bit of constructive criticism Dave - there’s a few typos and grammatical errors in there but the very last frame has a misplaced apostrophe in the club name!


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Post by Datsundrew » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:09 pm

Great work! And very nice quality.



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Post by philynnbob » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:14 pm

Thanks Dave
Excellent video!



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Post by Mikeincoleshill » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:50 pm

Cracking presention Dave loved it. Thanks.



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Post by mick_gaugh » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:23 pm

Hi Dave

A thoroughly enjoyable & informative presentation.

Many thanks

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Post by drcdb15 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:41 pm

Dave, as others have said, this is an excellent piece of work. It would benefit from a little tidying regarding typos and grammar as has been said, but I guess towards the end you must have been getting a little tired :lol: I know what a lot of work goes into a production like this, and if you have done all this on your own then I congratulate you on the effort.

And I hesitate to comment further, but watching it all through I am left feeling that "this is the end", it's all over, finished and done with, another great British achievement passes into history...

However, we all know that is far from the truth. The truth is that the car lives on, not only in the club members' cars but in racing, in museums around the world, in the innovations it espoused and introduced to mainstream cars such as split rear seats and gas strut supports, and the styling which was copied by so many others - indeed, and not least, the very concept of the hatchback that is ubiquitous today.

Ending with the liquidation of Middlebridge to me conveys a sense of this being a wake rather than a celebration. Could you perhaps tweak the final few slides to quantify the other marques who have adopted the design principles, the number of members active in the RSSOC, the number of active local noggins and the countries around the world where there is an active following, the numbers of cars still known today to the registrars, the stands at major shows for classic cars and car restoration, and some pictures of some of the concours cars members have today... in other words, focus not so much on 'how it all came to an end', but on "what a fantastic legacy it has given to future generations".

Please accept that this is not criticism, far from it, but my view of how with a little more work you could hone this into not just a matter of record, but a promotional celebration of a unique concept, often copied - never bettered.

[apologies to all our GTC-loving friends out there :lol: ]


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Post by scmarf » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:34 am

Great work Dave!


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Post by GeoffTE » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:21 am

Terrific Dave, well done :clap: :clap:


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Post by Rattling » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:14 am

Excellent tribute and very well done Dave ! I'm always amazed by the prices of new 60s and 70s cars compared to house prices at the same period i.e. two houses =1 car .


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