Thanks to John at Elkparts for sending in these snaps, taken on Trade Day for the British Motor Show. The pics were taken on his cameraphone – not bad!
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On first viewing, I thought that badge with the bulge behind it looked a bit suspicious. This is of course, the rumoured glued up plug cover that was hushed up by GM’s head honchos. I’ve no doubt that all evidence of it would be removed prior to it being shown here, though. Nevertheless, it warranted comparison with a regular convertible rear badge, which looks similar as you can see for yourself….
This guy was riding his bike up and around platforms of various levels, and as you can see, jumping cars every now and then. Says John:
Photo DSC00818 shows a guy on a mountain bike who was doing all sorts of stunts that displayed huge skill, balance and control. Just beyond the 9-3 SportCombi you can just make out a horizontal bar about a foot off the ground. There was a number of these in a line (like small hurdles). The guy on the bike was able to hop along the top of these hurdles. He demonstrated this by balancing with both wheels, then on rear wheel only hopping along and then, amazingly, repeating the stunt by hopping along the raised bars on the front wheel of his bike.
The photo shows him hopping from a raised platform to balancing the rear wheel onto the LH roofbar, then hopping to balance on the RH roofbar then down to the ground. Apart from touching the roofbars the car was untouched by the bike.