So the original Acceptable In The 80's thread is a ghost town of broken internet links and photobucket skullduggery. Seeing as we have a paddock based on the images from that thread in the works for RR Weekender at Goodwood (16th and 17th May ) I figured it needed a bit of a resurrection. Welcome to the Redux.
Let's start with some stuff we can rescue from the original thread
Some suitable adverts from Reiger
Or maybe the bB Polo is more your style
Adverts are always a good source
Is this Tresser Audi still in the UK!?
Just a tiny taste, there is loads more out there to add, Sbarro madness, Koenig, Mattig, loads of 80's Mantas, the B289 VW scene, very 80's rods... what you got?
Somewhere I have a photograph from the '80s of a 283 Chev powered Mini and a 302 Chev (I think) powered Morris Minor running the standing quarter at Meremere. Fairly sure the Minor was road legal too although the Mini certainly wasn't. If I ever find the pic I'll post it.
Everything on that Astra is so wrong and yet I love it! 😂
+1. A school/college pal of mine had a fairly new (C-reg, IIRC) Astra 1.3 in that same bright red in the '80s, and I thought it was very advanced for its time - compared to my Minor Traveller and another mate's VW Beetle, that is. That one looks quite tastefully, albeit outrageously done.