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#91 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 12:26 PM

PHWOOOAAARRR!!!!

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 12:40 PM

'Tis Reg,I was going to circle the glorious external chrome window winder on the tailgate, but it just looked like a blob.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 01:12 PM


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It's at http://www.countryclassics-cars.com/

Tempting, but there are 2 prices quoted, a sensible £295 and a silly £1,750. I THINK it's 2 different cars, but they've used the picture of the cheaper one to try to sell the more expensive.

Possible. Or maybe £1750 is after it's had a body overhaul. Want it though!

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 08:16 PM


I think it's this one they can't ID.....

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Ah, yes; that is a bit more of a problem...
Is it a Skoda Octavia?
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#95 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 01:18 PM

These are my favourites.....

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I love this period shot - is that one of those yellow British Telecom vans as shown on Craig's latest thread? What type of van / lorry could it be?

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Wow - where is this? Seems to contain every type of Autoshite under the sun - couldn't see an R14 though. Great fun working out what you can see though!

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I love the vibrancy of colour in this, it would look great blown up & put on a wall! 8)

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:36 PM

I thought that too, Regie. ^ It looks like a pop-art print! Just look at those trees!

And I really like this part of it:

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That might make a good signature strip for someone...

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 08:09 PM

Nice! The big parking lot was somewhere in Italy I think... Piazzale Zenith, Bibione (Adriatic Coast)

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 08:23 PM

Just saw a Talbot Horizon, a Manta Berlinetta and a Chevette in the background in a you've been framed clip!

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 09:35 PM

Föcking Amal, Sweden
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A Swedish colleague at work informs me that Åmål is a place in Sweden. Focking Åmål is a film about a young lesbian growing up there who finds the town somewhat boring. So perhaps this picture was publicity for that movie?

[Hope you're not now going to trawl Swedish Amazon hoping to locate a DVD of that film so you can drool over all those chunky Volvos & Saabs parked all over the focking place.]

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 10:19 PM

Ding! Picture has got nothing to do with the movie, but I was sort of referring to the very uplifting movie... it's pretty good but heavy stuff.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 07:49 AM

That'll be tame stuff compared with your Dutch movies, michiel... :shock:

Anyway, here are a few more British classics. These two are both from Roberts & Wrate Ltd. of Portsmouth, though interestingly 'Made in U.S.A.' A lovely touch is that they tell us motorists how to get there, so this place is 'located on roads A 27 and A 284' [sic]:

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Anyone recognise it? Looks like one of those tinny corrugated French vans behind the AA sign...rare automerde for England.

This place 'is located by roads A 272 and 286'. They seem to have deliberately included hostelries too:

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Q. Daddy, daddy, is it OK to drink and drive?

A. Of course not. Don't be so silly.

Q. So why do pubs have carparks?


Back to my favourite, Stratford-upon-Avon:

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Looks like the rich-kids-at-school's dads were visiting en masse that day.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:56 PM

Anyone recognise it?

It's Arundel - never been there, but I looked the Norfolk Arms up on Beerintheevening.com and learned that it does a nice Omelette. (Most of those cars are probably in the hands of Mr Bickle now!)

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:00 PM

3 points and a £60 fine to Mr Dead_E23 for Arundel. (I've never been there either.)

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:14 PM

the norfolk arms used to be a favourite haunt of the stable lads from mr dunlops up the top of the hill
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:20 PM

I have, however, often been to Tring (the late Karmann Ghiagranny lived there), where I collected this latest parkedshite card. Interestingly, it also features speedbumps, one of the greatest developments in recent motoring history:

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Makes fascinating comparison with this still from Shillingbury Tales, more of which can be enjoyed over at ATV:

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Incidentally, very few of the views of 'Shillingbury' are Tring. Most of it seems to have been filmed in a much smaller village.

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TWO POACHED EGGS ON TOAST PLEASE

#106 OFFLINE   Karmann Ghiaman

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:22 PM

the norfolk arms used to be a favourite haunt of the stable lads from mr dunlops up the top of the hill

S'pose they like omelettes with their ale.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:35 PM

3 points and a £60 fine to Mr Dead_E23 for Arundel. (I've never been there either.)

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Ever been to Midhurst?

(That one was quite tricky - still not sure what the pub is)
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 02:32 PM

Definitely Arundel -cutsy little town with a big castle -full of Americans all summer. Hardly changed from the pic today though.Midhurst? Possibly -though its not the main drag -it could be one of the old roads round the back. I'll have a scout about next time I'm there
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 07:36 PM

3 points and a £60 fine to Mr Dead_E23 for Arundel. (I've never been there either.)

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12585/125...

Ever been to Midhurst?

(That one was quite tricky - still not sure what the pub is)
Yes! 3 more points on your licence, Mr D! The pub is the Spread Eagle. Your artist wasn't advertising for them, nor did he include vintage cars & an overflowing litter bin in his nice drawing of the church. Oh, and he got the whole spire in too. No career in postcard photography for HIM then.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 10:58 AM

I stayed at the Spread Eagle when I used to do the Goodwood Revival. Nice place, but needed a second and third mortgage to pay the bill. My best mate STILL raves about the Ozzie bar-maid who worked there, but he earns 7 figures in the City and drives a Proton Wira. I would not let his judgement guide anyone.
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Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:15 PM

I know Arundel very well - only a few miles up the road. If the crow flying had been supping whisky from a saucer, you could go from mine, upto Nigel's then up to Arundel, probably 5-6 miles in total. I well recommend a visit to Arundel, I would say it probably has more interesting buildings per square mile, then anywhere else. It's like an old medieval hill top town, the perfect subject for post cards & such like. It seems to be self contained like St Mont Michel but between the river Arun & the South Downs rather than the sea. It boasts a full size castle in working order, a gothic looking cathedral, & loads of narrow winding streets full of old fashioned buildings, a bit of a jewell in the Sussex crown. If a more interesting & attractive little town exists, I don't know of it. It's perfect for tourists - but as has been mentioned, better visit early autumn or spring when things will be open but you'll find somewhere to park - it gets very crowded during high season.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 02:58 PM

And the Black Cat pub does a nice pork chop and stilton sauce, ideally accompanied by 6 and a half pints of Blackthorn
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Posted 12 November 2007 - 04:08 PM

And the Black Cat pub does a nice pork chop and stilton sauce, ideally accompanied by 6 and a half pints of Blackthorn

you couldn't possibly be referring to the Black Rabbit could you? :D :wink:

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 05:51 PM

I did say 6 and a half pints. :roll:
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Posted 12 November 2007 - 07:08 PM

Aaahh -the Mucky Bunny -many a hazy evening has passed me by there!
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Posted 12 November 2007 - 08:16 PM

I love this period shot - is that one of those yellow British Telecom vans as shown on Craig's latest thread? What type of van / lorry could it be?

Do you know where this is Regie?Local to you?Looks a nice place to live/visit.
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Posted 12 November 2007 - 08:56 PM

If the crow flying had been supping whisky from a saucer

RegieManBoy! :lol: Arundel sounds really nice though - must check it out next time I'm down that way.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:19 AM

I love this period shot - is that one of those yellow British Telecom vans as shown on Craig's latest thread? What type of van / lorry could it be?

Do you know where this is Regie?Local to you?Looks a nice place to live/visit.

Those were just my favourites from elsewhere in this thread, all from page 5 / 6 and were all posted by Michiel. That one is Rhondda in Wales so quite a long way from me - I would make the journey though if I thought for one moment it would be 1977 /78/79?? when I arrived & all those vehicles would be there (Life on Mars stylee!) :D

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 01:33 PM

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Is it a Skoda Octavia?
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Could be......

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:22 PM

Well MrRegie, you got the 'arse shot' of the original Octavia (is the modern one the same car underneath? probably), but that thing in Aberdeen seems to have an uglier boot. Never knew Skodas were available in the UK for so long though.




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