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#43111 OFFLINE   puddlethumper

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:03 PM

December 2009 I lived on an estate where every road out was uphill and there was a fair amount of snow. Helping people up the hill with a 305 van AND CHAINS was a big grin. especially when I had to assist a couple of 4x4's with fat road tyres. 

I've met quite a few people who think because they have a 4x4 they can go anywhere. Dickheads.  



#43112 OFFLINE   Zelandeth

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:42 PM

Cappuccino was probably the second best car I've had in the snow.  Depth was the only thing that would stop it really.

 

This was beyond a doubt the most unstoppable thing in the winter I've owned.

 

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Drove down to the pub with my parents one day as they'd been snowed in for a week and we're going stir crazy, to a stunned silence as we walked in.  Our road was closed due to the snow apparently!


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#43113 OFFLINE   DodgeRover

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:58 PM

Renault5 'Le Car.' Excellent performance in the snow on the standard skinny tyres
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#43114 OFFLINE   STUNO

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:49 PM

There is a local lad having a go at F1 racing. He is with Red Bull and is having a problem with reliabity meaning he has not finished a race yet. The reason is Renault engineering apparently. They are dumping them for Honda which is supposed to have less power but gets there.


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#43115 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:59 PM

There is a local lad having a go at F1 racing. He is with Red Bull and is having a problem with reliabity meaning he has not finished a race yet. The reason is Renault engineering apparently. They are dumping them for Honda which is supposed to have less power but gets there.

 

 O RLY? Ask Alonso how reliable Honda engines are. He's been blowing them up in Indycar as well as F1, just for extra giggles.


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#43116 OFFLINE   Timewaster

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:00 PM

There is a local lad having a go at F1 racing. He is with Red Bull and is having a problem with reliabity meaning he has not finished a race yet. The reason is Renault engineering apparently. They are dumping them for Honda which is supposed to have less power but gets there.


The whole Renault / Honda thing is weird.

McClaren have run hopeless Honda engines for a few years. They have been embarrassingly bad.
Honda have made big improvements recently and are starting to come good at last.
So obviously, McClaren have dumped them in a swap with Red Bull for their almost as shit but getting worse Renault units.

It is like all concerned think the grass must be greener on the other side.

There are only 4 F1 engines to choose from. Honda and Renault are in the bottom two!
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#43117 OFFLINE   spike60

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:00 PM

Suspect's farts makes police stop interview

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41950775


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#43118 OFFLINE   clayts450

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:06 PM

Suspect's farts makes police stop interview

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41950775

 

This bit made me weep

 

 

According to the Kansas City Star newspaper, a detective's report said Mr Sykes "leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart" when asked for his address by police while being interviewed in September.

 

"Mr Sykes continued to be flatulent and I ended the interview," the detective wrote after recovering.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:07 PM

There is a local lad having a go at F1 racing. He is with Red Bull and is having a problem with reliabity meaning he has not finished a race yet. The reason is Renault engineering apparently. They are dumping them for Honda which is supposed to have less power but gets there.

Brendon Hartley. Tossed on the scrapheap by Red Bull by 20, he ended up scraping around for a drive in the lowest imaginable categories before working his way back up. Now 28 he is a Le Mans winner and 2 times endurance world champ. Top jockey, hope Red Bull give him a fair crack at f1 this time.
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#43120 OFFLINE   Roobarb

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:04 PM

Today, I have been mostly living the dream.

I'm working in the UK. Cardiff to be exact and I'm stuffing myself silly with food that I can't get or is super expensive at home in the US.

For breakfast I had:
Proper bacon (not the 50% fat US stuff), Heinz baked beans, black pudding, fried tomato etc. Then a bowl of Alpen and weetabix. I thought I was done until I noticed some Welsh cakes near the toaster (buffet breakfast at the hotel). All washed down with a couple of cups of the Chimps finest PGs.

Mid morning meeting lunch break had:
Pork pie (Melton), sausage rolls, a couple of sarnies and Walker crisps (that's Crisps, not the American version of fatty 'chips'). Also spotted a mini scone with clotted cream and felt it rude, not to have one...

Afternoon coffee saw the Welsh cakes come out - three in my local proximity went missing.

Evening meal with team = Fish and Chips in a local restaurant.

Now I'm sitting in bed, in a hotel room, reading AutoShite and hoping that my stomach doesn't explode between now and the morning. Breathing is a little difficult and slightly concerning. I fear there might be much farting tonight(!)

I'm not normally into such gluttony, (I'm 6' 2" and a lanky streak of p!$$) but nearly all of that has been out of reach for a year :D it was sooooo good!

Should I change my Username to Mr Creosote? I think a wafer thin mince pie might just about finish me off... but what a way to go!
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#43121 OFFLINE   Christine

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:38 PM

What you want is a Belgian bun,  or two   :-D

 

 

 

Made me grin- 

 

 

 

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#43122 ONLINE   HarmonicCheeseburger

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:58 PM

Actually I've just thought of something, the first day it snowed and people living in Derby couldn't* get to the office, I turned up as normal on my GSX1400... Although it wasn't the most fun trip ever from Burton.

https://youtu.be/OMzpM9d9yjw?t=5m28s


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:28 AM

What you want is a Belgian bun, or two :-D



Made me grin-



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That's fantastic if I tried that with my dog id be hunting my spanners around the garden for weeks from where she would belt around like a loony loosing them
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#43124 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:25 PM

 

LOL, ST1100 too. Big heavy lump them, I had one but never in the snow.

WTF has he got that extra mirror for though? the standard ones are brilliant.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:57 PM

/\ This came up in the related videos.  I quite like the idea of a 35-year-old Audi 80 with 902bhp.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=XC0MLAuUFCk


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:45 PM

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#43127 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:59 PM

/\ This came up in the related videos. I quite like the idea of a 35-year-old Audi 80 with 902bhp.

https://www.youtube....h?v=XC0MLAuUFCk


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:06 PM

Well for a change how about a nice story about ebay.

As was reported yesterday in the grump thread I was a wanker and managed to kick a football into my sons sand table busting the leg off.

Quick ebay search brings one up supposedly within 10 mile for only £5 but it's got 5 days left to run.

Send a nice message asking, as I'd bid, if they'd end it early so I can pick it up tomorrow (today now). He only went an and said yes!

One downside is actually he was in Mirfield not Wakefield (yeah I know not far but far enough in the dark and rush hour as he was only there at about 5) so ebay a twat again but Mrs Shrimp asked if anyone she knew nearby could get, there was and they've picked it up, be here Thursday!!!1
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:17 PM

 O RLY? Ask Ghosty how reliable Honda engines are.

 

FTFY


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:37 PM

Honda engines are reliable if people actually service the fucking things properly

This includes changing the coolant and doing the valve clearances ( every 27k on 9k intervals )
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:57 PM

Someone trying to outshite Cavcraft

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:17 PM

Today I took the Cadillac to work.

 

Only here will people understand the pure joy that brings.  Well... here and the Cadillac Club.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:58 PM

My latest YouTube comment.

 


Upon hearing this playing in the next room, my girlfriend shouted “are you watching that shit car man again?” Congratulations are in order, it would seem. Great video as always

 

I'm so proud.


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#43134 OFFLINE   Noel Tidybeard

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:17 PM

hmmm is that shit-car man or shit car-man? decisions, decisions, be happy or insulted lol


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:20 PM

Nice sleeper..

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:23 PM

Today I took the Cadillac to work.

 

Only here will people understand the pure joy that brings.  Well... here and the Cadillac Club.

 

And your 2 neighbors who can park their cars outside   :-)


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:55 PM



And your 12 neighbours who can park their cars outside   :-)


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:18 AM

FTFY

 

(stifled screaming)


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:48 AM

Work system successfully played, I'm at the top of the pile and making £30 every evening now. It'll be even more in a couple of weeks as I get pick of the hours now.

 

If I can keep at the top (and I've every intention to), then I might be able to afford a second car by late winter/early spring. Will be looking at small, old, and hopefully RWD.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:39 AM

My latest YouTube comment.


I'm so proud.


Wow. I don't think we've ever had a Superhero on here before!

Is it Edd China? Is it Dick Strawbridge?
No, it's Shit Car Man!!!
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