Gumball Get Together, Manchester

Just back from the get together over in Manchester at Krispy Kreme. Some amazing cars there, lots of GTR’s, a few R8’s and some AMG Mercedes. Took a few pictures of my favourites, mainly the imports and British made cars. Got to see one of my favourite cars of all time the Ultima GTR along with a Noble M12 GTO; also saw 3 imported Mustangs, one of which was a Shelby.

The most exciting but stomach turning part of the whole day were the two crashes:

1st – this was a Jaguar XFR-S that lost control on a drift and smashed the nose straight into a bush leading to the tail spinning round and busting the wishbone on the rear right.

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You can’t see the damage too well in that one without zooming in but the front splitter was smashed and the whole bumper was scratched.

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These two show the displacement of the rear right after the crash.

The police turned up and we believe they gave the guy 6 points and the car was towed away and will possibly be written off.

2nd – a Mercedes E63 that also lost control on a drift but this one went straight into a sign post on the pavement, wrapping it’s self around it, on the way out to go home!

(Leave a comment if I got anything wrong and I will correct it.)

Will try and find the videos of these and post them later.

So here are the photos from today, as you will notice all but 2 are either imports or British made, this is not a fair reflection of the variety there but these were the ones that I prefered!

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This has a sweet hydraulic suspension and could be lowered to millimeters off the ground.

Have always wanted a Ultima, expecially when they can be picked up for less that £50,000 sometimes even less:

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There are currently 2 on autotrader at the moment, both Can-Am’s not GTR’s but still amazing, here is my favourite but the more expensive of the two.

/IAN

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