Since my clown cars are mongrels and I'd sure hate to find out what kind of diet it would take to have number twos that smell like lilacs,  I'm out of the IM registry, I'm crushed.

I was thinking of moving over to PANHANDLE BOB's thread.  I met most of the criteria except I don't have the right ride and I'm not of Armenian decent.  Sometimes I just can't catch a break. 

 

Here is the Official PCCA Pecking Order (AKA "Pecking DUCK!")

1. IM6/5-Speed: Image result for GOD

2. IM tube frame/5-Speed: 

3. IM normal/Stanistan: 

4. Beck Tube Frame: Image result for poop emoji

5: All Other Speedster Replicas: Image result for poop emoji

6: Replicas of Other Makes (i.e. TD, Cobra): Image result for poop emoji

Thank you, I'll show myself out.

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Just caught this now (it's 6 am in Lotusland). Thanks for the humor boys!

And PS- 

no Poo Registry needed-

I have decreed-

                     YOU'RE ALL POOPIEHEADS!!!

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"But, honestly, somedays, I feel like number two...

Well 5 times a day to once a week is within the normality range

IaM-Ray posted:

"But, honestly, somedays, I feel like number two...

Well 5 times a day to once a week is within the normality range

Five times a day?  I didn't know you were so full of it, Ray...

IaM-Ray posted:

"But, honestly, somedays, I feel like number two...

Well 5 times a day to once a week is within the normality range

5 times a day is not normal, Ray!

They say it's the little details that separate the good ones from the great. 

For the record, I totally just ripped that image off from the New York Times. 

I have official confirmation that my intermeccanica Porsche Speedster Replica is a California edition. This makes it one of 608 produced in the U.S.

My Certificate of Authenticity will arrive shortly.

I will keep you all updated.

Have a great day...!

Highlander356 posted:

I have official confirmation that my intermeccanica Porsche Speedster Replica is a California edition. This makes it one of 608 produced in the U.S.

My Certificate of Authenticity will arrive shortly.

I will keep you all updated.

Have a great day...!

The keys to the kingdom will soon be yours. Opportunities and riches beyond your wildest imagination from all corners of the world shall be thrust upon you. You better be prepared. As they say, "Be careful what you wish for.".

ALB posted:
IaM-Ray posted:

"But, honestly, somedays, I feel like number two...

Well 5 times a day to once a week is within the normality range

5 times a day is not normal, Ray!

 

 

 

normal for some .  

Highlander356 posted:

I have official confirmation that my intermeccanica Porsche Speedster Replica is a California edition. This makes it one of 608 produced in the U.S.

My Certificate of Authenticity will arrive shortly.

I will keep you all updated.

Have a great day...!

I'm glad you got what you wanted. I still believe that, in time, it will matter less and less to you.

 I'd recommend setting about making the car your own, now. 

Frank Reisner, Henry's dad, built them in the US for a while before moving the operation to Canada. They were pan-based at the time. I'm not sure what year the proprietary frame cars started.

Eric Marshall Green posted:

IM produced 356s in the US?  This is certainly new to me.  When was this?

https://www.amazon.com/Interme...Credie/dp/1845842499

Intermeccanica has a long history of sports car production, and this book details it all.  Eric, if you think your father was hard done by, you should really read about Frank's travails.

Frank  started in the sports car biz in Canada, before moving to Italy, then to the U.S., then back to Canada.  That's after his family escaped persecution during @WWII in Hungary.

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Eric Marshall Green posted:

IM produced 356s in the US?  This is certainly new to me.  When was this?

I believe 1974 or '75 to 1979? Frank Reisner and a partner built 608 or 609? bodies; he sold out to his partner and relocated the family to Vancouver, and they've been here since then. I don't know when Frank died and Henry took over? I'm sure it's all in the book.

Wikipedia's take on the timeline:

During 1976–1979, Automobili Intermeccanica was formed in partnership between Reisner and Tony Baumgartner in Santa Ana, California, to build Speedsters. About 600 Speedsters were constructed. Baumgartner bought out Reisner's 50% share of Automobili Intermeccanica and later sold the Speedster project and equipment to Classic Motor Carriages in Florida.

During 1979–1980, tooling was developed by Reisner for the construction of a neo-classic based on the Checker chassis, with lines inspired by the Mercedes Erdmann Rossi model and the Duesenberg. This was a big, 129-inch wheelbase car. When the economy in California took a downturn and the market for this kind of car collapsed, the partnership could not come up with the financing required. Its code name was Lexington.

In 1981, Reisner developed a Roadster RS model based on the 1959 Porsche 356 Convertible "D" and made full tooling for this car. In October Reisner visited Vancouver and made an agreement with local investors, one an old Italia importer from Montreal, to transfer production of the Roadster RS to Vancouver.

During 1982–1985, Intermeccanica International Inc. started production of the Roadster RS and developed markets in Canada, the U.S., and Japan. In 1985 Intermeccanica developed a new tubular chassis for the Roadster RS to replace the original VW pan.

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