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I "archived" a lot of stuff from the "GTM Resource" webpage that existed.

A lot of magazine/book scans, old sales materials.
The build manuals, GTMOC Tech book etc.

I can share a dropbox link if needed.

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The Racing Minis implies that the Geoff Bird car was CCC's converted car of the year yet I don't recall seeing an article on it -- would be interested if anyone's got a copy. My CCC history in the later years gets a bit hazy -- probably when they moved away from the fix it in the garage stuff.

I'll try to post a list of the stuff I've got later today.

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OK so here's the Shield archive -- in no particular order:

Kit Cars and Specials
May 84 - A Star Is Born
Oct 85 - Stage Struck + Company Lore

Sports and Kit Car Builder
Aug 83 - Kit Check GTM

Which Kit Car?
Feb 06 -- GTM - The Coupe Days

Sports Car Mechanics
Feb 85 -- Mini In The Middle

Auto Performance
Nov 83 -- Classical Glass

Triple C
TBD -- Build Articles for the CCC car (poor B&W copy)
Jun 81 -- Open The Box -- comparison with Jago/Pelland
May 92 -- A Good Bit Of Kit -- comparison with Rossa/Midas
Nov 99 -- Special Brew -- Straker car test

Kit Car
Apr 83 -- Happiness is...... Libra Automotive car test
Nov 83 -- Brief Encounter
Apr 85 -- 24 Hours With......A GTM
Jan 92 -- Classic Coupe

Kit Cars
Autumn 81 -- GTM Build Up + GTM Studio
May 82 -- Back From The Brink
Jan 83 -- Once Upon A Time -- Mike Layton-Smith build
Mar 90 -- The Prize Is Right

Mini Mag
Jan 97 -- Mini Kits

Which Kit Staff Sagas
Seeing Double
'ere We Go

Which Kit Obituary
Peter beck

Ads -- Full Page
Original 13" model
Red car + 4 small pics
Red Car -- small is beautiful
GTM -- Rossa + Coupe at Lock
GTM + Midas + NG
GTM -- red car + small 2 pics

Ads -- 1/2 page and small
The "white" car
Auto Performance p 27
CCC Jan81 p90
Kit Cars Autumn 81 p2 -- 10" wheel car

Other
1/2 page Richard Oakes "Midas" update -- the original Rossa proposal -- poor copy

2 articles I can't find -- CCC multitest and the Fiat X1/9 comparison -- also there was a Belgian 10" wheel car rebuild in one of the Mini mags
ads -- the "White" car full page

Bl**dy hell what and anorak!!!! Don't get me started on the Libra.

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What have you got on the Libra Steve? (and Spyder??) :)


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http://www.dmross.plus.com/

I think the folder names make sense

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Sanzomat,

I'll out a list up on the Libra forum sometime over the weekend

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Ken555 wrote:
http://www.dmross.plus.com/

I think the folder names make sense


Can these be stored on the forum in a more easily found location or at least stickied?


Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:46 pm
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sanzomat wrote:
Ken555 wrote:
http://www.dmross.plus.com/

I think the folder names make sense


Can these be stored on the forum in a more easily found location or at least stickied?


There's some great stuff in there, Ken. Some of them coupe write-ups i haven't seen for years - since i was a teenager back in the early 80's & dreamed about owning a coupe!
Should these be put in the members section??

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Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:04 pm
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That's a great archive Ken. thanks for sharing!


Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:13 pm
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Magic stuff Ken, I haven't ever seen mention of the GTM 1-3 "90 Special" before.
http://www.dmross.plus.com/GTM1-3/GTM1-308web.jpg
That helps with the legitimacy of my rose jointed rear links as the brochure refers to " specially tuned and adjustable suspension"


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http://gtmcoupe.altervista.org/

I've had to move the resource due to bandwidth Problems.

Not to fancy a look at the moment, work in progress.

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Great stuff thanks Ken!!


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Great stuff Ken, I also have a KMB brochure the same as the later GTM car's one but with the KMB name on it, I visited KMB in 1979 or 1980 to have a look and almost ordered a car, they had a demo car, but don't think they actually made it! interestingly they offered aircon as and extra, I wonder how they would have fitted it?
In 1980 I saw XPL16G Cox GTM advertised and bought it from north London with drum brakes all around and 998 engine with a single carb, it did not stay like that for long, I still have XPL's log book, MOT's and receipts for building a big bore 'S' engine and 's' disc brakes.
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