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#31 OFFLINE   vulgalour

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:11 PM

I went to RAF Waddington Air Show the other day and took a lot of pictures, which you can trawl through over here in the Waddington Album but here's some shitey highlights for your delectation.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:18 PM

I did take some pictures of stuff that was properly on display too, rather than sneaking shots of stuff behind the stalls.
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This Triumph Herald was ace, with a hand-painted purple half.
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This Herald wasn't in the show, but had lots of extra ventilation holes.
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Wolseley with original dealer sticker.
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Nice brown 1300 FWD
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Stunning Triumph Acclaim
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Morris Oxford was a bit special too.
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Mmm... disappointment brown.
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Cute little Imp.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

Austin Sevens.
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Supershite in the form of this Austin 3 Litre
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Solid gold shite in the form of this Bristol.
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Beaten only by this trio of Jensens.
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Not bad for a day that started like this.
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I had gone with the Motornutz club, our stand was pleasantly varied, if a little Ford heavy.
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The Princess had so many favourable comments I was astonished. When everyone opened their bonnets to show off sparkling engines, I had to open mine to show off the less-than-sparkling bay and propped it open with my walking cane... happily, lots of people saw the funny side, but I failed to get a picture because my camera had a hissy fit.
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I wasn't the only joker there, Dave has a sense of humour with his Range Rover daily.
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I had a great day out, I hope you have fun browsing through the 200+ pictures in the album I linked at the top of this entry and, for your convenience, here's that link again: Waddington Album
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:37 PM

It has been a good day for spottings today. Sadly, the batteries on the emergency camera we had died before we could get a shot of the 'harlequin' Acadienne, and I couldn't stop to get a snap of the gold Bedford CF dayvan but here's some of the other lovelies we got about the place today.

Sat outside the Cooperative Department Store in Chesterfield was this delightfully cherished Herald in a colour split I'd not seen applied before to one of these.
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In the Magic Roundabout car park, directly opposite where we parked, was this triffic BX.
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As well as this excellent Mk2 Transit Ambucamper. I'm not so hot on the numberplates, but I suspect the one this sported was a Jersey plate; 3 letters followed by 4 numbers.
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But I've saved possibly the best till last. We were about to head in to Autosupplies to get some more bits for the Trump when this SPARTAN pulled in to the Nature Reserve car park. This is the first time I've seen one of these in the wild.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:14 PM

It's been a while since I made it to a RR meet, so finding out my brother could get everything legal and ready on his Skoda Felicia (bit of a rush, but we managed it) and a friend of mine needed help with moving some stuff, we trundled over to see what was what.

The meet feels a bit top heavy with the new stuff but it's probably more 50/50 split between retro and modern. It feels modern oriented because they're parked in the most prominent area of the car park and make the most noise, particularly this meet with the stereos that set off car alarms and the popping exhausts. I find I tend to leave by 9pm and just leave them to it, but certainly the atmosphere of the meet feels like it's approaching more of a cruise than the quiet, family-friendly atmosphere it used to have.

I don't mind the modern stuff, some of it actually has some great ideas for poaching and some of it is well put together, it's more the behaviour that goes along with some of the owners (retro/classic owners aren't immune to this themselves). The meet has become quite large, so this sort of diversity of people and cars is to be expected, but it's sad to hear that the presence of modern cars and their exuberant owners is keeping some of the regular classic and retro owners away from the meet. Easy solution is to split the parking into post- and pre-2000 so you can focus on what you like, it's not like the venue is short on space for it.

On to the pictures, at any rate. We'll start with what ended up getting called 'The Naughty Corner', though I can't remember why. A little bit of BL solidarity in the form of a Montego, a very nice sounding Marina TC 1.8 on banded steels and of course my very own beige barge.
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The Marina drew a crowd and photographers from the moment it arrived, and kept that crowd all the while I was there. Quite rightly too, it was spot on and I doubt I could see a thing that needed changing.
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A Peugeot club arrived and parked together, sadly most of my pictures of them didn't come out.
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This Honda looked far better in person than these pictures give it credit.
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I liked this Polo, it's one of the few Mk2s that make the Pirelli P-slots look right.
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Golf Cabriolets were out in force too, presumably another club. Again, many of my pictures of them just didn't come out.
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There was another bit of BL wonderment, the kind of car I'd love to own providing someone else was paying for my insurance and fuel.
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I suffer from IMHS (Irrational Minilite Hatred Syndrome), so the wheels were a personal let down on this otherwise smart looking Mk1 in an unusual colour.
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There were a lot of cars there tonight. I did get a few overview snaps, but this is the only one that came out.
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This pair of BMWs looked nice, but then they are one of the few BMWs I like.
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Starlet monster.
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Three very different approaches to the same car.
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Met Mk14dr and his land barge. Apparently, he doesn't have a boat license for it because you don't need one on a canal.
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It's a struggle to get the whole thing in one shot. If it were for sale in a London boutique it would be described as 'shabby chic' and cost a billionsquillion pounds.
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To finish off, here's something from the other end of the size scale.
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Genuine Suzuki Alto Works bought off eBay on the strength of the advert and transported to the owner. He'd never seen one before, or even driven it. This last picture shows you how small this awesome little kei car really is.
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Providing all goes smoothly I'll be at the next meet in the Princess, and if I'm really lucky I shall have swapped more beige out for purple.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:49 PM

Nice pics VA - I forgot about this meet, I was driving back from Preston so could have made a diversion ... bugger.
The owner of the Alto works also has another kei (L200 Mira with 3cyl turbo engine).

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

Hmm, I last updated this thread rather a long time ago. Time to rectify that. We shall start with some choice items from the 10th of January Retro Rides meet.

Opel Manta A. Love these things.
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Transit Cube was there again as well.
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Lada Riva
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Ford Cortina, MkV? Nice, at any rate, and works suprisingly well on those wheels.
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Some old busses.
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These Nissan Cubes are awesome, I don't care what anyone else thinks.
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I told that the noise this makes is Woop Woop.
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The Trump.
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The Nineties called, etc.
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RIP Skoda bus, you were loved even when you shat every mechanical component you could think to shat.
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Started to notice these Audis again, I'm sure they used to be an anonymous everywhere car.
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Full album here: http://s845.photobuc... ... 012-10-01/
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

Here's the latest update on the picture front. I have spotted a few more cars about the place when I've been without my camera so I need to be more dilligent with my spottings. In the meantime, here's some hot* automotive action from the 3rd of December Retro Rides Meadowhall meet.

Stunnah! The owner said it wasn't worth photographing, I disagreed.
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Almost turned out to be a good photograph.
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The lady who owns this is a woman of class. We all told her so, and she agreed.
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Superb Fiesta with graphics intact. Amusingly, none of us had noticed the bottom half is just primer until the owner pointed it out. We all thought it looked great and that the graphics had to remain.
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The Fast Brown Car Club (not their official title, not actually a club) were in attendance. These guys are all winnahs.
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Until next time...
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Oh, and before I forget, there's now 4 Reliant Rialtos in my neck of the woods I need to photograph, all in daily use, all seemingly owned by grumpy giffers in dubious hats.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

Cor! Some nice shite there. The Honda Civic and Fiesta are owned by 'Tonka' of this parish, I think the lady with the Civic must have been his Mrs.

Love the Simca, looks nicely worn in, as it should be. Putting my pedantry hat on, your Manta A is an Opel GT.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

Another update from the Retro Rides Meadowhall meet. The whole album can be found here but I've cherry picked the relevant motors for your delectation.

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Next meet is on the 4th of February, I welcome any autoshitiness to turn up, it makes everything that much more interesting.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

The Honda Civic and Fiesta are owned by 'Tonka' of this parish, I think the lady with the Civic must have been his Mrs.


That's no lady that's my wife


Tommy Cooper ?

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'85 Honda Civic      - Restored as a Spoon Sports Replica

'86 Jago Samuri      - Wife's slow kit car undergoing Pinto conversion

'87 Jago Geep        - My quick kit c/w tuned 1700 x-flow

'97 Nissan Stagea  - My torment a Chav machine/Winter workhorse

'01 Discovery TD5  - Needs the gearbox sorting

'01 Nissan Cube     - The boss's daily  


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:53 PM

excellent variation there mate...night shots are a hard one..but youve done well there.... :D
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:02 AM

Bolsover is just before the end of the earth as we know it. Some say brothers and sisters are allowed to marry there, others say that there is an animal that roams the town at night that is frightened of postage stamps. All we know is that it is close to Chesterfield...

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:13 AM

almost correct; brothers and sisters are expected to marry and the monster you speak of is Dennis Skinner, firmly ensconced in the district since 1970.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

The Wife's Civic came from Bolsover. :roll:

'55 Morris Minor     - Owned by our family from new, been hibernating since 1981 - Retirement project!  
'76 Datsun 120Y    -  Redundancy gift to myself- collecting parts for full rebuild

'78 Honda Civic      - Wrapped up warm in the garage awaiting fettling
'85 Honda Civic      - Restored as a Spoon Sports Replica

'86 Jago Samuri      - Wife's slow kit car undergoing Pinto conversion

'87 Jago Geep        - My quick kit c/w tuned 1700 x-flow

'97 Nissan Stagea  - My torment a Chav machine/Winter workhorse

'01 Discovery TD5  - Needs the gearbox sorting

'01 Nissan Cube     - The boss's daily  


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:03 PM

Not had anything to put in here for a while, but here's the second VW LT camper we saw on our way to the recent Oil Can Café meet.

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The first was a box bodied high top with a roof rack, but I was too slow with the camera.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:24 PM

Let's play a game. I reckon I spotted some Shiteists at Brooklands yesterday, stick your hand up if you recognise any of the following.

Orange Allegro is one that I know is a Shitist, I have proof and everything.
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Possible candidate, if for no other reason than it had a bed made up in the back.
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A bit clean, perhaps, for our usual fare but something about it felt Shitey.
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BARJ
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Any number of the following are candidates.
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This Rover looked VERY familiar.
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As a bonus, I spotted this Starlight edition Mk2 Vauxhall Astra in a nearby Tesco on the way home. I was so shocked I had to get my camera out and take photographs.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:55 PM

Been saving up my spots from April with a view to posting them today, which is what I shall do now. I seem to be the victim of sod's law lately as every time I see something spot-worthy it has gone when I go back to find it or I never see it again. How annoying.

We'll kick things off with this Espace, complete with missing wheel trims, scuffed bumpers, dented panels and parcel tape holding the driver's window up. Superlative.
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In the same car park when I returned to the BX, I found I'd parked on average shite row.
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The rescue mission undertaken in Dad's Omega netted me this Mk1 Mondeo hatchback in remarkably good order.
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And on a mission to purchase LHM and a number plate for an old Honda, this gorgeous old thing purred into the parking lot. No opportunity to get a really good picture, sadly, and not really shite but it is the sort of thing I was considering purchasing before finding the Princess I've ended up with. One day I'll at least get to drive one of these.
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At the Doctor's there was this Renault. I wasn't sure whether it was spot-worthy or not, but I realised that it's been a long time since I saw one on the road so it's probably justifiable. They have one of the best rear light set ups ever, too.
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I may have saved the best/worst until last with this example of a Mk1 Fiesta equipped with wheels that show just how tiny the rear drums are and an exhaust that must be purely for show and noise.
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Here's hoping May gives me more things to photograph.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:01 PM

Mk2 Astra will always get a thumbs-up from me; a Starlight even more so. Phwoarrrrr.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:09 AM

The new RR venue brought out some quality tin, and some quality chod. Just about anyone is welcome, I think the meet thrives best on diversity. We had just about everything you could ask for from performance Fords to modified VWs to old Vauxhalls and all the way to a LANCIA DEDRA. That last bit got me very excited, and just when I didn't think I could get more excited a Datsun 120Y turned up... more on that later.

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Primera shite.
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Captain Slow shite.
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So good it gets more than one shot. DEDRA.
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Beautiful Manta, probably not shite.
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Your guess is as good as mine on this Rover, but it was awesome, one hundred fifty percent.
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Flip paint and staggered Venoms on this Golf put it firmly in modified-shite territory. The Scirocco is shite-worthy straight from the factory.
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THERE WILL BE MOAR.
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:27 AM

Datsun 120Y, oh my. Accidental Instagram, this was not taken using an i-anything.
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Mk1 Polo, it was experiencing what is very likely a split carb rubber seat but was otherwise rather special. Owner was another really nice person to meet too, there was a lot of that tonight.
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Dad wagon.
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Wave two arrived just as we were preparing to leave, it was a very pleasant surprise. A convoy of about 20 cars of all sorts and shapes all from the same group who, as it turned out, were really enthusiastic about their cars and cars in general. These were precisely the sort of folk we want at the new venue because their enthusiasm for the hobby was infectious, everything from modifying to maintenance to cleaning was up for discussion and all of it was good. Not much shite, the only possible contenders being the Mk4 Astra van and the Suzuki Swift AWD. I'm happy for them to turn up again, they're a good fit alongside wave one. Apologies for the crappy picture quality, my tripod was at home and the batteries in my camera were nearly dead.
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This was hiding under the bonnet of a fairly unassuming and slightly tatty gold Mk3 Astra hatchback. Astonishing!
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So there you go. All in all it was actually a very good meet, the best I've been to in a very, very long time and felt much more back to how it was a few years ago. People behaved and had fun, exchanged details and opened many bonnets, sat in many different seats. It felt like a car park full of enthusiasts and that's exactly how it ought to be. To sign off, an open invite to any Autoshiters to attend is made for the next meet on the 3rd of June.

Meet details: http://retrorides.pr... ... ead=136711

Full photo album: http://i845.photobuc... ... 8eaa1f.jpg


Oh, and finally, Sam found something he liked.
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:35 AM

That 120Y is 8)

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:35 PM

Cake and MY OWN PERSONAL BOTTLE OF WINE. What more could a man want?

Except a car park of shite to enjoy, and that was here too!

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:23 PM

So good it gets more than one shot. DEDRA.
http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab16/...


That Dedra is indeed very excellent. It belongs to Walk, sometimes of this parish, or at least it used to - there's a thread from when he bought it.

One day mine will look like that again (although not lowered).
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:59 PM

I got to meet Walk too, top bloke as is to be expected of an Autoshiter of exquisite and refined taste. I very nearly had a gentleman's moment when the Dedra pulled into the car park, it looks like it has just emerged freshly formed from the early 90s, it is a thing deserving of admiration. Just about wet myself with excitement when the 120Y turned up shortly after the Dedra.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:29 AM

Top shots, the Rover 25 with the spotlights could be a road rally car.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

It's the end of another month so it's time for another spots update. Bit of a mixed bag this time, and proof that I am unable to take photographs while moving. How on earth do some of you take photographs of other cars while driving? You will see why I don't with the following, it would just end up being a blurry multi-coloured mess and then an accident.

This seemed like a very late reg for a Pickarsehole of this shape.
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One for FredTransit here: the wobbliest wobbly camper I've ever seen braving the roads on the inside lane there. There wasn't much of a side wind, but the driver looked like he was having a right battle with it.
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On the way out of the cinema after seeing the new Star Trek film - quite good, but I could've done without the 3D - spotted this little pair. The friends we were with didn't quite get the mentality, though did admit the Mercedes was very nice. In fact, they struggled to comprehend why I was more excited by the Mazda 323 in gold and dents at Tesco (no picture, sorry) than the various Beetles and Minors I saw plenty of.
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Gold Rolls Royce with a brown vinyl roof gliding serenely in the outside lane would not be rushed by anyone. Shame my photograph came out so badly.
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Then, I attempted to photograph a Saab. I was not very good at it.
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Got a bit better this time.
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Good, the traffic's stopped. This is as good as you're getting.
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I spot these infrequently enough now to feel comfortable sticking it in this thread. I quite like Tigras anyway.
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T reg purple/indigo Skoda looked factory fresh. My picture is appalling because we were in a moving car again.
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Second lane from the left, it's something old.
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Yeah... still rubbish at this. It's a Mk1 (or 2? plastic skinny bumpers) Passat estate in bronze-brown-red with a matching coloured interior. If I remember rightly, it was a Y reg, it was definitely a single letter suffix plate and similar vintage to my Princess, that much I do recall.
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Polo! G reg, so a later Mk2, and in one of the best colours.
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Nope, still can't do moving car pictures.
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Stopped at a service station and saw this amazing micro-camper thing based on a Landrover. The owner and the funny three-wheeled walker propped against the van really completed the picture, it also put me off getting any closer.
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Back at home, I spotted this while being a passenger in a car sat in a queue of traffic in the car park. Obviously, the law states I have to get out and take a photograph, so I did. I'm much better at taking photographs when I'm not moving.
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Turned around and a Ford Orion trundled past, that was a surprising coincidence.
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Looked up after checking the photograph was passable and saw this bit of Billy fodder in front of me.
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Turned around to head off and find where my parents had parked to see this Astra drive past me. Four worthy spots and I didn't move an inch, amazing.
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This bugs me about new cars. When did it become acceptable to put this standard of orange peel paint on a new car? If I paid for a new car (which I probably never will) I would demand better, this is appalling. I've seen this finish on a lot of prestige/executive stuff like Mercedes and BMWs too and I don't get it. If Kia can get a decent finish on their cars, why can't the more established marques?
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Barbie wagon. Not seen one of these in ages.
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Finally, from today, some locals. There's a blue Mk3 Astra estate in addition to these that I need to get a shot of, but it wasn't about when I was out today.
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#58 OFFLINE   rml2345

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:46 PM

Missed this from last time but that 120Y is a great thing.
Regarding the Xsara Picarsehole, according to Wikipedia (so it must be true) they sold those things in the UK until 2009! I remember the local Arnold Clark still flogging them about that time.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:53 PM

I'm shocked and appalled that Picassos were sold in that shape as late as 2009!

Recently, there was the Retro Rides meet. I seem to be encouraging our sort of car and owner to attend. I see this as no bad thing, so here are some highlights for you.

This little Simca Rallye is an original and quite rare as it's also RHD.
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That's a bathroom suite. It's also a sound system. Brilliant.
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Czech thing, I think I love you. I want a Skoda for sure!
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Serious Scirocco
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Pugtastic.
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Captain Slow in his shiny Montego. I don't think I was believed when I explained to someone that this car is not a garage queen.
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I asked if the owner of this fabulous Volvo was a member of the Autoshite forum... and I then had to explain what Autoshite is without causing offence. Awkward~
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Two fabulous late arrivals.
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We accidentally an Autoshite row.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:01 PM

That wee Simca looks the dug's danglies, I can't remember when I last saw one of those.
On the subject of the uncomfortable Volvo/Autoshite moment, at our last Scotoshite meet (pics on the relevant thread) there were quite a few of the VOLVO MASSIV parked up in the car park when some old bloke parked his shiny new Volvo next to them and asked if it was a Volvo club meeting! :lol:

...and that's when I shot him, your Honour.





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