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#1 OFFLINE   Stevebrookman

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:13 AM

Morning all,

 

Just returned from a fortnight in sunny Malta.

 

Lots of good old chod there.

 

Didn't take any photos but there were quite a few Marinas, Montegos, MK1 Escorts, Merc 190's,

old Transits, a Morris Ital estate, Austin Cambridge estate, Mk1 Astras , vivas etc.

 

All rust free!

 

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:49 AM

Would love a marina/ital. Some collection, its about a 2800 mile  journey. What a class holiday that would make.



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:29 PM

You must have gone to a different Malta from me as most of the old stuff was utterly knackered last time I was there.

There of course is always the exceptions and now they're part of the EU some stuff has changed. Still no matter the condition it's nice to see the stuff used

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 01:43 PM

Would love a marina/ital. Some collection, its about a 2800 mile  journey. What a class holiday that would make.

 

It's only 2000 miles.


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 01:46 PM

It's only 2000 miles.

:-D no bother then.



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 01:48 PM

Especially since it's 100% motorway.


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 02:10 PM

Especially since it's 100% motorway.

Packing my bag now.... K-seal/pair of tights/sheet of cork gasket/lead additive/driving gloves + RayBans....

 

I'll have an SL90 Viva please.....

 

Oh >> just remembered >> 'Tyre Black' for reinvigorating the billiard smooth crossplies.....

 

 

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 05:41 PM

Malta used to be chod heaven due to having VRT tests that were bi-annual and notoriously lenient.

 

When I lived down there, one of my neighbours ran a gloriously shite Marina diesel (featuring 1500cc B-series POWAH) that was the closest thing to an isopon monocoque that I've ever seen ! It would have never passed a French CT, let alone a British MoT, but sailed through its VRT year after year.

 

Things are supposed to be more strict nowadays, but there's still plenty of deathtraps around.



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 05:55 PM

Do they still have those old ex UK revopak bin lorries? I'd love to see one of those again. I used to be terrified of the huge, continuously rotating tines at the back, mincing up the rubbish 👌

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 06:52 PM

Yeah, the place was full of ex-UK commercial vehicles, including the bin lorries.

 

Bin collection time for my street was early in the morning, so the huge Scammells always offered a most pleasant* wake up call... A good start to a shite-tastic day, which was normally followed by an exciting bus ride to work in an early Plaxton Panorama !



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 07:08 PM

I remember when I was there in 2003 that I'd see cars driving around at night with no working lights. Other than hazard lights. That's something I guess.


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 07:14 PM

Malta bin lorry.  

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 07:45 PM

Malta Marina

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 08:05 PM

Malta Plaxton coach.  Er, any more required?

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 08:28 PM

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What no photos???

 

I can only assume your camera either broke / was stolen / dropped down the toilet.


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 08:56 PM

We went to Malta when we were kids - I really need to go back there again. The old buses went a few years back didn't they? As for decent old chod, anything tidy and worth anything has ended up/is on the way to UK shores via egay isn't it? The sheer amount of Maltese imports heading to the UK seems to be big business.

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 10:12 PM

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What no photos???

I can only assume your camera either broke / was stolen / dropped down the toilet.

This has generated way more interest on here than any other spotting thread I can think of in recent years, though, except maybe Bucketeer's. All the others just drop straight off the front page - even yours, and certainly mine.

Clearly the secret is not to bother taking any pictures.
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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:59 PM

They had a scrappage scheme there. I'm NOT kidding. It really helped the Maltese car industry, alright.

In the same way, the British scrappage scheme rescued the British car industry.

I piss on social engineering. Yep. And then I shit on it for good measure.


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Posted 27 August 2015 - 12:16 AM

I got married in Malta then the next day raced a bus and another car in what can only be described as a fucked Starlet through a very narrow arch outside Valletta, I won!

Always liked the buses and it was sad when they went same with the scrappage thing (someone posted a pic a bit back and it had loads of quality* stuff in it) but they wanted to be all big and posh and join the EU with its millions of stupid rules. What's wrong with just doing what you do best and being happy with what you've got
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Posted 27 August 2015 - 06:59 AM

lisbon_road has my Viva

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 08:14 AM

Marina  :mrgreen:



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Posted 27 August 2015 - 08:26 AM

IAlways liked the buses and it was sad when they went same with the scrappage thing (someone posted a pic a bit back and it had loads of quality* stuff in it) but they wanted to be all big and posh and join the EU with its millions of stupid rules. What's wrong with just doing what you do best and being happy with what you've got

 

From the tourist's perspective, the bus system was lovely and quirky. Waiting at the bus stop for an hour and being deliberately given the wrong change by the drivers was part of the "Malta experience", and the lack of heating and damp seats was an "adventure".

 

For those of us that actually needed to use the bus to get to work, the novelty wore off pretty quickly. In this case, the system didn't change because of the EU, it changed because the old system was rubbish.



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Posted 29 August 2015 - 02:25 PM

Anyone know how much trouble it is to bring a car back from malta? Thinking about it next year






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