2013 Carovana Romantica XXXII

15 Jun

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International Veteran Cars Rally

for enthusiasts only

reads the brochure. Hard not to be an enthusiast as cars from 1927-1965 paraded into Cortona, including various models of the following:

Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Lagonda, Invicta, Bentley, Hotchkiss, Alvis, Sunbeam, BMW

Jaguar SS 100 1939

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Alvis Speed 20, 1934

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Jaguar Xk 140 DHC 1956

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Bentley 4 1/2 litre, 1928

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Bentley 4 1/2 Le mans 1929

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And a bit extra on the 1929 Bentley for you gear heads from Len…

So, you want Active Suspension? Well, just get out of the car, grab your Crescent wrench, and adjust the spring tension straps.  Maybe active applies more to the driver than the suspension!

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Wow, five levels of suspension!   Maybe from hard to less hard?

There are four of these suspension straps to adjust (two on each side), so don’t plan on doing this in the rain.

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Check out the emergency brake below.  Keep in mind these babies had mechanical (cable) controlled brakes.  No brake fluid required! And, the deluxe model included a cool running board!

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So there you have it, an Etruscan piazza filled with vintage automobiles. Stay tuned tomorrow for Len’s best in class choice!

Ciao,

Judy

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