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#181 OFFLINE   IainL

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 06:06 PM

Is it just me or have those nice old Dodge 50/75 series recovery vehicles survived in fairly high numbers?I regularly see a Yellow D-reg one driving past my office (the same company also uses a Scammell Crusader!) and theres also a later Renault-badged one in Airdrie, about 10 miles from me.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 06:21 PM

Can't really answer that quandary, but I would much prefer to have classic vehicles in my business fleet. Of my business dreams, running a classic restoration company would suit very well using older vehicles as an attention grabbing workhorse and mobile advert.Bring back the days of Morris Minor delivery vans with hand-painted livery!
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#183 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 07:12 PM

And a not so shite M535!
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This wins hands down! An E12 pre-M5 Alpina spec like that would feature in my dream garage (the one where I store my favourite example of every manufacturer) although I might have to sneak an M635CSi in black in there too! 8)

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 08:35 PM

218bhp of oversteering, slidey LSD-equipped fun on 195-series 14" tyres, weighing about the same as a new supermini? With those stripes on the front spoiler? Oh God Yes!

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:27 PM

Is it just me or have those nice old Dodge 50/75 series recovery vehicles survived in fairly high numbers?

Probably the sort of thing the AA bought in reasonable numbers? Wonder if the Cummins B-series could be made to fit into one

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#186 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:38 PM

Is it just me or have those nice old Dodge 50/75 series recovery vehicles survived in fairly high numbers?

Probably the sort of thing the AA bought in reasonable numbers? Wonder if the Cummins B-series could be made to fit into one

To me they will always be synonymous with water board / electricity board vans or minibuses / community transport mobiles first & foremost. Horseboxes & recovery vehicles after that. :D

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:46 PM

The scrapyard down my road (which was a source of endless fascination when I was younger) used one of those Dodge things until it closed a few years back - it's been sitting there for years with a mkIII Ford Capri on the back of it, the only cars they have left now. I still wonder if the Capri is saveable......

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:07 AM

I can't see any of the early pics on this thread. Just get :-

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So here's one of mine, following the thread and showing our great summer weather! :-)

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 12:49 PM

I can't see any of the early pics on this thread. Just get :-"Access Denied - Account Disabled":-

Yeah, sorry about that. I had to tidy up and delete a load of my web photos some time ago and moved over to somewhere with more space. SL, there's a few of that era Carinas floating around these parts. There's a Sunny coupe being driven by what looks like its original owner too but not been able to snap that yet.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:24 PM

What’s nice about that Carina is it’s an early one, which looks just that bit more awkward. I sometimes see one around here, but day-to-day decent spots are getting difficult nowadays – my lunchtime wander rarely throws notably less than two or so years ago.Hope you catch that Sunny one day!

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 10:03 PM

Here's another little crop.

This Autoshite dancing girls platform appeared on a local street a few weeks ago. Has had a note in it saying it was bought for charity and had broken down. I imagine numerous calls of complaint have been made :roll:

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Spotted this before but here's an action shot.

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Non shite.

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Also not shite but can you guess what it was photographed from :wink:

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I pass this Escort whenever I go to the dump, sorry recycling centre. It is really clean.

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Wet Swede

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I can't remember the last time I saw a rear engined Skoda on the road!

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Lovely Granny wagon in town.

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Local COTOW under the tube

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BMW has been floating about near me too. Moored a bit far form the kerb at the moment.

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And a 240 to finish.

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#192 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 02:55 AM

Also not shite but can you guess what it was photographed from :wink:

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa65/...

Nice relevant advert on the billboard in the background! It's this coming weekend, but we're not going this year. I've been the last 2 years, but last year was such a wash out I'm reluctant to shell out nearly 50 quid for an entrance ticket to something that has the potential be a waste of a day! I know it can always happen but it does put you off, especially when the tickets are half a ton each!

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:26 AM


This Autoshite dancing girls platform appeared on a local street a few weeks ago. Has had a note in it saying it was bought for charity and had broken down. I imagine numerous calls of complaint have been made :roll:

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa65/...

x0MG! Awesome. Ideal for trips to town n'est pas?


Also not shite but can you guess what it was photographed from :wink:

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa65/...

I know!!!! but I suspect that I am ineligable to win the prize.




I can't remember the last time I saw a rear engined Skoda on the road!

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa65/...

Umm, what about last 'geek meet'? :roll::wink:

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:14 AM


Also not shite but can you guess what it was photographed from :wink:

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa65/...

Are you in a Caterham?
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:02 AM

Well, not a Caterham as such but one of that ilk. Bike engined too :D Pog, I was discounting anything associated with DaveRapid from the Skoda count. :wink: Regie, I hadn't noticed that billboard! Friday is where its at...

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 03:43 PM

hey Monkey_boy, what's going on in the .gif in your signature? - I'm fascinatedGraeme

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 03:51 PM

Nice relevant advert on the billboard in the background! It's this coming weekend, but we're not going this year. I've been the last 2 years, but last year was such a wash out I'm reluctant to shell out nearly 50 quid for an entrance ticket to something that has the potential be a waste of a day! I know it can always happen but it does put you off, especially when the tickets are half a ton each!


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Posted 08 July 2008 - 10:34 PM

Here's an Autoshite version on tonights Classic meet at the Ace.

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This sported the est period accessory of the night...

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 10:38 PM

urrrgh, that RX-7 with the BMW conversion...Is it any better in the flesh?

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:09 PM

Nice relevant advert on the billboard in the background! It's this coming weekend, but we're not going this year. I've been the last 2 years, but last year was such a wash out I'm reluctant to shell out nearly 50 quid for an entrance ticket to something that has the potential be a waste of a day! I know it can always happen but it does put you off, especially when the tickets are half a ton each!

Thanks for quoting me.PS: did you have something to add?..... :? :?:

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:36 PM

Went along to the Uxbridge Auto Show today. Always some prize pups in amongst the regular classics.

I'd normally walk past a new Mini but I suddenly realised the owner of this one was obviously a hard core PT Cruiser fan in disguise!

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Plus they'd even gone to the trouble of putting a "resto" photo album under the Ripspeed chrome wiper thing detailing the progress of their stick on tat accumulation!

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A couple of commercials as I know they have fans here.

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BMW of the unobtanium glass variety.

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Amazingly clean Polish Polski Fiat.

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With a friend!

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Rock and Roll!

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Limited Edition?

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Alfa lovA

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This Rapier was amazing. Note in the window said 20 years through a 30 year restoration. Old dear sat in the passenger seat.

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No Plate angle must have been carefully calculated.

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Got Wood and Pickett.

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That is all. :D

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:45 PM

Excellent stuff as ever Seth. I'd quite fancied coming down to this today, but obliterating my suspension has rather pissed on my chips. :(I am endeared to the Alfa and the Bumseam, which is exquisitely grotty. Great LOLz at the hideous PT, and the MINI on Halfrauds finest 'spinna trimz' is quite something. I note that this months PC states that there are just 16 FSO Polonezezezez left in a roadworthy state in the UK, which is approximately 16 too many in my book. :lol:

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:47 PM


Amazingly clean Polish Polski Fiat.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa65/...

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With a friend!

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa65/...

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa65/...

Got Wood and Pickett.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa65/...

That is all. :D

Loving the Polskis!!!

The top and bottom motors are related in a convoluted way :wink:

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 06:58 AM

That 125/Mini combo is one of the most spectacular things I've seen in a while. Though I think they should have used a R12 front end for maximum shitness....

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 07:13 AM

hey Monkey_boy, what's going on in the .gif in your signature? - I'm fascinatedGraeme

Now that's a good question. Not entirely sure but it looks oily and fun. I am yet to find which 'adult' movie it is from but the hunt for it is proving interesting! :lol:
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 12:12 PM

Are they pukka JPS stripes on the Capri? Can't remember exactly the shape of them. Nice to see anyway, I saw the local green Mk2 this morning.I usually like Guiliettas, but that late one is a bit over-facelifted for my taste, early ones better IMO.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 12:48 PM

A couple of commercials as I know they have fans here.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa65/...

US-spec D-series?

Date of Liability 01 05 2009
Date of First Registration 01 05 2003
Year of Manufacture 1959
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 5500CC
CO2 Emissions 0g/Km
Fuel Type Petrol


Must pre-date the UK version then, that didn't come along till the mid-sixties

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 02:02 PM

Hey, dont knock the mini! if you took away all of Chip Foose's fancy-ass tools n' workshop, and injected a load of puppy fat into his brain, he'd probably come up with something similar

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:35 PM

Here's a bit of a mish-mash of recent spots.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:00 PM

Quality orange Lada 8) Capri MK1 is lovely, looks slightly mothballed though :(




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