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Who Needs Coffee When You Have A GT40?

By Ted Gushue
November 28, 2016
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For me, Thanksgiving weekend has traditionally been reserved for revisiting my hometown dive bar, running into high school pals who have had a bit too much to drink, and generally speaking waking up bleary eyed on my childhood twin bed, staring at the model F4U Corsair dangling from my ceiling.

This Thanksgiving however I was staying with my friends Eric Dean and Gwen Barker at Rimrock Ranch in Pioneertown California, near Yucca Valley. You may recall Eric’s GT40 from a feature I ran on it a few months ago. It’s an RCR recreation that he actually fabricated a load of parts for.

Rimrock Ranch has since blossomed into something of an automotive oasis, routinely hosting car clubs for daily and weekend retreats. The star of the show however remains Eric’s killer GT40. It quite literally was begging for a photoshoot on Turkey day, so we woke up before the dawn and blasted down Pipes Canyon. Needless to say the results were tremendous.

If you’re ever out that way make sure you give Eric a ring. He’s on Instagram at @EricDean and @RimrockRanch

 

 

 

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Zabies
Zabies
7 years ago

Voightlander !
Well played Mr. Gushue…
(smiling quietly to myself)

Zabies
Zabies
7 years ago

Photography question. Was the persistent vignetting accidental, Photoshop / deliberate or the wrong choice of lens shade?
Nice shots, looks like it was a lot of fun… after coffee.

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger
7 years ago

Hey . A GT40 recreation Thanksgiving ? In comparison to spending it with one’s own ‘ basket of deplorable’s ‘ [ which we did not do by the way ] sounds like a winner to me . But errr .. sorry Gushue .. even hauling around in a GT40 recreation cannot negate the need for my morning cuppa .. or two … or three

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay
7 years ago

Nice!

I was talking to the family about staying there last week, too. I have been subconciously designing an FF, and this seems like the perfect getaway to finally put pen to paper.

The boys in the family love racing, and the women love the desert, so…

Thanks for sharing.

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