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Reg's relics...as punctual as ever - a Bromley interlude!!


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#1 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 11:35 PM

I've decided to start my own proper thread for displaying my spots! :lol:

If people have a main 'spotting' thread, do they put car shows & things on it or do they get their own threads & leave this for random spots?

Well I'll just go with the flow....

Gorgeous E21 BMW 320 seen in Bedford.

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Muppet motor Ford Orion seen in Whitely shopping village, Fareham...

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a friend of the family's Dolomite Sprint in Hertford.....

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Long dead Renault 14 in Hitchin...

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equally dead Reliant Supervan also in Hitchin.....

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Clean Mazda 626 seen just up the road from my house.....

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a sneaky pic of a colleague's lopsided Range Rover taken at the base where I work.....

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My sister's new old first car! (she hasn't passed yet - she hasn't failed either)..... Nova 1.2

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 11:56 PM

:shock: OMG That Orion :shock: Looks like an oil slick.

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 11:58 PM

Are these all recent spots Rich? Back window looks absent on the R14?

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 12:15 AM

Long dead Renault 14 in Hitchin...
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Shame that. D.V.L.A Says

The vehicle details for VRO 613S are:

Date of Liability 01 03 1994
Date of First Registration 01 09 1977
Year of Manufacture 1977
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1218CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour GREY
Vehicle Type Approval null

#5 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 12:26 AM

Are these all recent spots Rich? Back window looks absent on the R14?

The dated pictures are as written. The undated ones are from this year.I have earlier pictures of the R14 in the sunshine complete with back window, then unfortunately in those shots from 04 it appears some knob head broke it. Annoying considering it seemed to have been left alone for years up until that point, but the public footpath is right in front of it so it's not that surprising really. Infact it's surprising it'd been there all that time undisturbed - hopefully it's still there but I've not been back since. Pogweasel or someone local needs to check for us if they're passing anytime soon! :wink: Sitting in front of it in a hard to photograph position was an overgrown Hillman Avenger.

#6 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 12:29 AM

Long dead Renault 14 in Hitchin...
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Shame that. D.V.L.A Says

The vehicle details for VRO 613S are:

Date of Liability 01 03 1994
Date of First Registration 01 09 1977
Year of Manufacture 1977
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1218CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour GREY
Vehicle Type Approval null

That's interesting, it could have possibly been on the road the year I left Hitchin! When I did the DVLA check shortly after I first found the car a few years ago (post Millennium) it said Date of Liability 1987! :shock:

I noticed they got the car (or somebody did) on the brand new S suffix on 1st Sep 1977. That makes it 7 months older than my also S plate R14.
This one has the old style numberplates I crave though!

It was weird finding this car upon return to Hitchin one day, I couldn't believe my eyes, a car I had been craving, but had so far not managed to track down, was right there in my home town! I ended up with a better example of my own in the end.
Infact I'd found my R14 just a few weeks earlier than when that picture was taken, so although I felt a pang of sadness upon seeing the above car again & noticing it had been vandalised, in the back of my mind I was content with the thought I would be receiving a present that new year / christmas from Mouseflakes that more than made up for it! Cheers Tim! Ok, yes I did give him a bit of money, but it was reasonable enough to feel like a gift! :D

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 01:16 PM

Here are the pics taken with my film camera on a sunny day from the first time I saw the car - rear window intact! Taken sometime between 2001 & 2004 (that's the problem with film cameras - no date)

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 03:19 PM

East Anglia spots


Suffolk.......

Can't remember where this was.....possibly Aldborough.....rings a bell.

BMW E21 316

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Derelict Volvo 740 & Peugeot 305

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Lotus or Caterham 7s

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Back in Chelmondiston where we were staying......

Mercedes W123 230CE

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What was this one called? Too new for Sherpa, too old for LDV, too small for Freight Rover......

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Now in Beccles....

Leyland removal lorry & LDV removal van

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Somewhere else in Anglia in a car park of some sort of attraction, which can't be recalled at the moment!......

Plaxton Paramount triplets

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Possibly a Ford R series coach & some kind of double decker coach

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In Lavenham.....

Cute late proper style Mini with interesting plate probably worth as much as the car (ok maybe not quite!) :roll:

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Subaru Sumo

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Ipswich station class 47s

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Harwich......

Lotus Esprit

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I drew unwanted attention from a passing car which drove past very slowly, watching me whilst I was snapping that Lotus, I can only think the driver thought I was taking pictures of those children! :shock:

Norfolk

Cromer.....

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 03:28 PM

Good stuff, Esprit is such a crazy dunnowhethertoloveorhateit car.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:07 PM

Silver E21 has some quality period body addenda - shame about the chrome arches!Also a shame to see an early 740 battered like that. Gold Esprit is a really 80's colour!Great pics Reg.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:13 PM

Good stuff, Esprit is such a crazy dunnowhethertoloveorhateit car.

love it!! especially the early ones...I think they overheated and they had to fit those side air intakes a bit sharpish..

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Lovely Minichamps model here:

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:37 PM

Cromer.....

That brings back memories of weekends in a mates parents caravan at sherringham and evenings in the cromer nightclub..... it was called Crabs..... Honest :lol:
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:39 PM

I drew unwanted attention from a passing car which drove past very slowly, watching me whilst I was snapping that Lotus, I can only think the driver thought I was taking pictures of those children!

Maybe he thought you'd just taken them out with a sniper rifle, that's what appears to have happened in the photo :)

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 07:10 PM

I like early Esprits best as well, same with the Countach. Don't mess with a wedge shape, keep it simple!

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:10 PM

Lovely Minichamps model here:

http://www.sportcraftcars.com/Minichamps...

Yep - I'm a bit slow off the mark with that one, but it's on my list! :D

I've got an AutoArt model of the Turbo Esprit like the one I spotted above. I had one like that Minichamps one too in BRG but I think I sold it. I like the fact the Minichamps one has appropriate number plates though!

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:13 PM

Cromer.....

That brings back memories of weekends in a mates parents caravan at sherringham and evenings in the cromer nightclub..... it was called Crabs..... Honest :lol:

Y'know that rings a bell - we didn't try it though, we were too much hermits!

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:21 PM

I like early Esprits best as well, same with the Countach. Don't mess with a wedge shape, keep it simple!

That is an early one, this is a late one!

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:28 PM

Norfolk

Cromer.....

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l170/M...

Shame there's no Croma in the picture isn't it!

Ironically when I lived in Hitchin, some friends of my parents had a Fiat Croma & it always made me think of that sleepy Norfolk seaside town! Fast forward to now, the Croma's long gone but they do have a small holiday townhouse, in.......Cromer! :D

(shame the Croma wasn't around to see them move there!)

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 01:22 AM

Irish shite

We stayed in Rosscarbery Co. Cork.........

305 van

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an interesting mural

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ugly Megane Classic pre & post facelift

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very worthy Suzuki Swift saloon!

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 10:18 AM

Mrs SL says those Megane saloons look like a Star Wars Stormtrooper at the back. See one in white and you’ll see she’s right…

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 11:26 AM

Irish shite


very worthy Suzuki Swift saloon!
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I had one of them!!! In white too!
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But it was a 1.6 4wd - the only ones sold in GB.

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 11:35 AM

Mrs SL says those Megane saloons look like a Star Wars Stormtrooper at the back. See one in white and you’ll see she’s right…

That and.....

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:11 PM

I like early Esprits best as well, same with the Countach. Don't mess with a wedge shape, keep it simple!

That is an early one, this is a late one!

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l170/M...
Well I meant the early MK1 type (as per the orange one in the photo) as I think Michiel did - before they added spoilers and air intakes etc...

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:33 AM

After a bit of a break, (but not long enough that it was lost in the great page purge disaster of early '08 ), I bring you some interesting things seen recently.....

This acquired taste Baja beetle is still available for sale just up the road from me! It's been there a while so you may be able to strike a deal....

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Obviously belonging to the same owner, this other Beetle was just nearby...

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This beautiful Saab 99 was snapped up in London the week before last. They want a pretty penny for it though!

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This mouldy old MkII Transit is all I could muster from the small sleepy Gloucestershire town where my nan & aunt & uncle live when we were there at Christmas. Back in the days when my aunt & uncle first moved there around 1989 there was a wonderful selection of dumped & derelict vehicles returning to the earth near some wasteland behind the factories. I was only about 7/8 at the time though & it's all been gone for years unfortunately. I used to want us to go walking down that way specially so I could see them (see, the fascination with shite started young!) :D

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This gorgeous Alfa 75 was in front of us heading into Chichester on Saturday. I zoomed right in to snap it as it was weaving around the parked cars. Unfortunately I was still zoomed in when I quickly snapped it whilst it was waiting to ask for directions. It made a nice noise as it drove up to the mini roundabout & did a complete U-turn. Had some striking graphics on the side but I had no time to snap them! :roll:

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This lovely Datsun 120Y coupe lives in Chichester 8)

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So does this Peugeot 305 estate, I saw another one in cream just 2 roads away from this one but there were people stood next to it so I bottled out of snapping it!

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Most interesting sight I've seen recently, this Mondeo is so new it hasn't even had all the stickers put onto it yet! Taken just before Christmas. I believe it's not there anymore so I don't know what the outcome was!

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:02 AM

My local police force has started using Mondeo hatchbacks as patrol cars. They look even worse with police livery... hate 'em.Loving the Peugeot 305 action in this thread, also.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:05 AM

Most interesting sight I've seen recently, this Mondeo is so new it hasn't even had all the stickers put onto it yet! Taken just before Christmas. I believe it's not there anymore so I don't know what the outcome was!

I would imagine that the 'unfinished' decals on there are as a result of accident damage being repaired on the rear door and quarter panel.The decals would be in one sheet and applied at the same time, you would not normally leave half a side like that.Isn't that 120Y coupe fantastic....really gorgeous.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:52 AM

is it me or does that 120y look like a dodge charger if you squint lol
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 01:28 PM

That or a whiff of Steve McQueen Mustang, esp at the rear

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:31 PM

Re: UAR 688Y, the black and yellow Lotus 7 thing - unless I miss my mark, that's a Locost kit car. Shite if it doesn't have a Rover engine.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:58 PM

Silver E21 has some quality period body addenda - shame about the chrome arches

What's wrong with the chrome arches? I think everything about that car is gorgeous!!




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