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#4561 OFFLINE   Zelandeth

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:46 PM

What the heck did they do to the nose when they facelifted it?!? The original Musso was quite a handsome looking beast I thought...but that's just uuuugly...

BMW would look a hundred times better with the bumpers still fitted.

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#4562 OFFLINE   Nibblet

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 01:46 PM

Alvis TD21? Summit like that; not over restored. Funny bloke in a Saab 9000 parked behind.

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#4563 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 04:44 PM

Mk.1 Fiesta spotted by horse:

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#4564 OFFLINE   somewhatfoolish

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 04:54 PM

Alvis TD21? Summit like that; not over restored. Funny bloke in a Saab 9000 parked behind.

TE or TF; TD was single headlight(which I prefer tbh). I think the E/F had moar powr too.


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#4565 OFFLINE   3VOM

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 05:00 PM

Mk.1 Fiesta spotted by horse:

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Are you allowed to take pictures with your mobile while driving a horse or is it ok so long as the horse in stationary with the handbrake on?


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What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


#4566 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 05:07 PM

Are you allowed to take pictures with your mobile while driving a horse or is it ok so long as the horse in stationary with the handbrake on?

Horse was stationary on level ground and in neutral.

Also, behind us was a dead end.
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#4567 OFFLINE   noseypoke

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 09:54 PM


Also, behind us was a dead end.

Safe to drop the soap then!!


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Posted 15 October 2018 - 09:57 AM

Hampstead.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 01:11 PM

Hampstead.

So many estates of that era were really odd-looking but that's a very handsome beast.
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Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:36 PM

A genuine, red, 'R'-reg Robin Reliant :)

 

Haven't seen one actually being driven for years.  Washington Galleries area.


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Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:53 PM

So many estates of that era were really odd-looking but that's a very handsome beast.

It certainly is. I owned a saloon version years ago (inherited from my grandad) and loved it. Yet another in the "cars I've owned and should have kept" category.


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Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:39 PM

The last few from Zagreb and Senj off my proper camera.
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Zagreb has a brand new, state of the art airport terminal but they obviously ran out of money at the end as they're still using these to move the luggage trolleys around
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And a couple of oddities that don't really fit anywhere else.

Never seen horizontal traffic lights before.
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And this is the view from the front of a tram. I really don't know how this got here without driving along the tracks.
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#4573 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:57 PM

....Never seen horizontal traffic lights before.
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That looks like a Euro "Mondial"-type head with 300mm diameter aspects.

Switzerland has horizontal signals at some major junctions, generally paired with overhead gantry signs. Horizontal signals also pretty much standard in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and elsewhere. Used to be common in Malaysia until LED signals came along.
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#4574 OFFLINE   Yoss

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 09:54 PM

Should we start a traffic light thread?

I like it here. No matter how obscure a subject appears to be, someone knows all about it. Even subjects that normal people would consider nerdy or sad. Like traffic lights. It had never even occurred to me that someone might know the exact make of a traffic light but now it seems obvious that somebody has to.

The horizontal ones were mostly at major junctions in built up areas as they hung them from wires strung between buildings particularly where there were already tram catenary strung from the same wires.
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#4575 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:19 PM

Should we start a traffic light thread?
I like it here. No matter how obscure a subject appears to be, someone knows all about it. Even subjects that normal people would consider nerdy or sad. Like traffic lights. It had never even occurred to me that someone might know the exact make of a traffic light but now it seems obvious that somebody has to....

I used to collect all sorts of UK and Euro signal heads. The ones I really want are the French designs which are an entire art form by themselves, particularly the Feu de Paris made by Grolleau,

 

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but they are really difficult to find.


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F*ck your Honda Civic, I've a horse outside,
F*ck your Subaru, I have a horse outside.
And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
If you're lookin' for a ride, I've got a horse outside

#4576 OFFLINE   BoggyMires

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:23 PM

Thinking of starting a new 'spotted but with additional random household items' thread...

 

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Square hard top in the corner for something else too...?


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#4577 OFFLINE   Pieman

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 01:39 PM

Robin Reliant

 

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Sorry but that bugs me - you don't say Escort Ford or 205 Peugeot do you, so why does everyone get this wrong?

 

And yes please to whoever suggested a traffic light thread.


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#4578 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 02:04 PM

.... yes please to whoever suggested a traffic light thread.

 

Excellent  :mrgreen:


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Posted 16 October 2018 - 03:29 PM

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2 Protons for the price of one in Llanelli... If you look closely!

#4580 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 03:39 PM

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2 Protons for the price of one in Llanelli... If you look closely!

 

Really does remind me of a Megane Mk.1:

 

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#4581 OFFLINE   Mike D

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 01:57 PM

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Google street view pic I'm afraid as I was in my van earlier in the year heading to Cheddar Gorge when I spotted this old crock. Toyota KE70 estate I reckon


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Posted 17 October 2018 - 04:51 PM

Shite architecture / ice cream van combo:

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 07:35 PM

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Google street view pic I'm afraid as I was in my van earlier in the year heading to Cheddar Gorge when I spotted this old crock. Toyota KE70 estate I reckon


That has been there for years, I used to see it move occasionally about 12 years ago and it didn't look much better then. Hasn't turned a wheel in at least 10 years I'd guess.

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 03:38 AM

My eyes were offended when I returned to my car and saw this pile.

 

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What utter shite.


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 09:52 AM

Xr2 degenerating softly in the lakes.

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 01:20 PM

Diverse stuff from out and about in town during the past week.

 

Two white 205s in one day

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1988 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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1992 Peugeot 205 Rallye 1.4 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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2001 Toyota bB Blackbox by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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1990 Nissan Micra 1.2 GS by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Bus shite. Ex Ulsterbus Bristol RE heading for 'Beer and Buses' on the Isle of Wight.

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Ulsterbus BXI 2599 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Edsel wedding car FTW

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1959 Edsel Villager by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

More bus shite

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Caravan P84 RFB by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Car park Porsche

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1982 Porsche 911 Turbo by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

What's that coming out of the shadows? Just a 1948 Bentley, that's all

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1948 Bentley Mark VI by Adam Floyd, on Flickr


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Always look on the Shite side of life

 

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Rusty Old Rubbish - a shite blog about shite and stuff


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 04:47 PM

Supermarket car park in Bicester today.

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Bonus points for the early 90s deadlocks added to the doors, and apparently incontinent headlamp washers.

Egads, I never spotted the plate at the time... someone hand me the brainsoap so I can erase the memory please...

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 05:35 PM

Two Leyland straight sixes in a row (I'm sat in the other one obvs)
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Then in Asda a couple of hours later.
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And these two were in west London when we were on our way to Heathrow last week.
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Posted 20 October 2018 - 02:11 PM

I remember when all ice cream vans were Bedfords (CFs or CAs).
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And it doesn't even seem that long ago.
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Posted 20 October 2018 - 05:27 PM

One street near the Saracens rugby ground (they're playing at home today) yielded these beauties:

 

C15 Romahome -

 

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Top-notch lacquer peel Rover 600:

 

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Saab 900:

 

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Two Mini things:

 

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....and a hidden Proton Impian:

 

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But the best has been saved 'til last:

 

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