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Old 07-09-2003, 14:28   #1 (permalink)
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confused STRIPE PANIC!!! Mr Sparkle!! Mr Sparkle!!

Spotted yesterday:

Cab Chassis BA with tray.
Blood Orange.
XR front end!!!

Black stripes, well executed. (I think executed is the right word)

The cancer has set in.
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Old 07-09-2003, 15:55   #2 (permalink)
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Re: STRIPE PANIC!!! Mr Sparkle!! Mr Sparkle!!

Yeah mate I have seen that as well going along Monash Freeway some mornings. Seen it on Chapel St as well!! Not to my liking!!
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Old 07-09-2003, 16:05   #3 (permalink)
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Re: STRIPE PANIC!!! Mr Sparkle!! Mr Sparkle!!

I think Silver stripes would go well on my AU.

And, the I drive it around to Sparkles place for his opinion........
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Old 07-09-2003, 16:49   #4 (permalink)
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Re: STRIPE PANIC!!! Mr Sparkle!! Mr Sparkle!!

The BSR Anti-Stripe SWAT Teamô is on the case! This styling injustice cannot be allowed to continue!
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Old 07-09-2003, 17:36   #5 (permalink)
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Sparkles, this is a little bit old, but I thought I'd post it here just in case you may not have seen the effusive praise FPV is giving the Anti-Sparklesô pack.

It's taken from the FPV website press release page: www.fpv.com.au


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GT Earns its Stripes
Monday, June 23, 2003

Bold is beautiful, according to early production figures for the new Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) range.
Wild colours and performance stripes are proving a popular choice on new GT, GTP and Pursuit performance vehicles.

During May, Blood Orange was the most popular colour in the FPV range, with production at more than double the rate of the second most popular shade, Citric Acid - a bright, retro yellow-green. Phantom (deep metallic purple) and Blueprint (bright mid-blue metallic) are the next most popular colours.

Stripes are proving popular too. More than half of some colours in the new range are being ordered with the FPV stripe package (optional on GT and a no cost option on GT-P).

"Our new FPV GT is the first ongoing production model to revive the stripes since they last appeared on the XY Falcon GT in 1972," said Ford Performance Vehicles Managing Director, Mr David Flint.

"The stripes have become a big hit. There also appears to an overwhelming preference being shown for the wildest colours in the FPV range."


The choice of colour seems to be the key factor in determining which vehicles leave the factory sporting stripes.

"Obviously the sample numbers are quite small at this stage, but it seems the stripes are more popular with some colours than others. For example, only a third of Blood Orange vehicles are being produced with the matt black GT stripes, while more than 65 per cent of Citric Acid vehicles are carrying stripes. For the other colours, GT stripes represent about 40 per cent of our vehicles.

"There is one exception, though. The majority of orders for Winter White vehicles have included the optional Vivid Blue stripes, recalling the historic Cobra days," David said.

In line with forecasts, Pursuit ute production is running at 20 per cent of total FPV volume, with Blood Orange and Blueprint running neck-and-neck as the most popular colour choices for Australia's most powerful production ute.

For further information contact:
Ford Australia Communications
Phone: (03) 9359 8491
Fax: (03) 9359 8900
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Old 07-09-2003, 17:48   #6 (permalink)
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Re: STRIPE PANIC!!! Mr Sparkle!! Mr Sparkle!!

Theres a Citric Acid XR8 going around perth with black stripes and a White XR6 with black stripes also.
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Old 07-09-2003, 18:09   #7 (permalink)
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Re: STRIPE PANIC!!! Mr Sparkle!! Mr Sparkle!!

have also seen that blood orange Xr8 with stripes on chapel street. I quite like it, the stripes have grown on me.
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Old 07-09-2003, 18:15   #8 (permalink)
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Re: STRIPE PANIC!!! Mr Sparkle!! Mr Sparkle!!

Its personal choice i suppose, personally i dont like the stripes on the GT GTP, dont think they suit the car.
Look at the XYGT, those stripes suited the car, made it look tough
These stripes make it look wussy
Sorry, just my opinion
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Old 07-09-2003, 18:21   #9 (permalink)
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Re: STRIPE PANIC!!! Mr Sparkle!! Mr Sparkle!!

well thats one way to put it Todd
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