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#31 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:43 PM

Didn't they first come back to be megabuses?



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:35 PM

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Your mower is literally 2 years older than me.

Are you still in service?


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:10 AM

Brightbus at Anston?

These are a regular sight near me, school contracts they use them for, see them a lot on the A57 chucking loads of black shit out the back.

A mate of mine used to drive these, awful in the wet he said. They used to have the sliding windows originally at the front for traffic in HK.

Not any more... Brightbus ceased at the end of term on July 27th. My lot have bagged three for schools up in Glasgow.

The Leylands aren't bad; the Dennis Dominator based Condor and Dragon were terrifying. They had half drop opening windows throughout and opening hoppers on the windscreens, not for traffic but because in HK they didn't have demisters.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:41 PM

Spotted tonight on the mean street of Thrapston, this Midas was flaunting its pedigree in the wheel department.
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The factory used to be just down the road at Corby. Back seat looks cosy, dash looks Metroey. I'd have one.
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#35 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:20 PM

My word, it's just like a Mini Ogle redesigned by a blind man who's never heard of a car.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:07 AM

Are you still in service?

This lot are...




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Posted 26 August 2017 - 07:39 PM

Stopped at Apex Corner ,which is the bottom of the A1 near Edgware/Hendon, to pay cash into my bank via Post Office(?!)
Anyway I spotted a Bluebird, so took a picture , then realised the Hire van behind was an R reg. To me that's practically brand new , but it dawned on me it's actually over 20 years old, then I noticed all their other vans were all at the newest Turn of the Century.
What they drive like, God only knows but they all look presentable, some branded Ace some Apex but all seem to be the same company. Must have a lot of white paint.
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:54 PM

Aren't that shape of Trannys full on LEZbians? Would explain the still in use moniker


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 01:27 AM

There is a pair of reg numbers there, R270ONK & R271ONK


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 11:12 PM

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:02 AM

Spotted tonight on the mean street of Thrapston, this Midas was flaunting its pedigree in the wheel department.
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The factory used to be just down the road at Corby. Back seat looks cosy, dash looks Metroey. I'd have one.


Mk 2 Cavvy lights for the win!

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:21 AM

Not your average Taxi: petrol, V6, manual, immaculate, 16 years old.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:12 PM

Hammerite has it's uses: I painted a wooden (well mdf) toilet seat with aerosol Hammerite and it was still perfect when I binned it after 20 years. Absolutely useless for car use though.


A toilet seat in a car could be useful !

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:14 PM

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Was the near side lower corner Sandra Jean s last ride on the bus ?
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:53 PM

Spotted tonight on the mean street of Thrapston, this Midas was flaunting its pedigree in the wheel department.
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The factory used to be just down the road at Corby. Back seat looks cosy, dash looks Metroey. I'd have one.


Should of made the wiring loom a bit longer , he could of got the headlights nearer the front of the car !

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 07:45 PM

Should of made the wiring loom a bit longer , he could of got the headlights nearer the front of the car !

And make the front look.like this?

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I don't think wiring was Mr Midas's forte as his factory burnt down in 1989. Despite this the cars re-appeared in various guises the way kit cars seem to. The moulds are often a special 'non-inflammable' sort...

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:15 PM

Local daily driver this one and has been since the mid-80s when it was bought at auction.  Scaryoldcortina filled me in the details and it's just a wonderful bit of kit with a great little back story the like of which I thought had died out when Y2K happened.

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Race support vehicle.

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I see this trundling about a fair bit locally.  Also see a Volvo 140/early 240 estate in Leadbetter mustard fairly regularly but I can't find a picture of that.

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This horsebox was a neat surprise recently when the Purple Austin Rescue Mission happened.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:32 PM

Local daily driver this one and has been since the mid-80s when it was bought at auction.  Scaryoldcortina filled me in the details and it's just a wonderful bit of kit with a great little back story the like of which I thought had died out when Y2K happened.
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Race support vehicle.
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I see this trundling about a fair bit locally.  Also see a Volvo 140/early 240 estate in Leadbetter mustard fairly regularly but I can't find a picture of that.
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This horsebox was a neat surprise recently when the Purple Austin Rescue Mission happened.
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:13 PM

What's really weird is that 505 doesn't do that squeaky-creaky suspension thing as it goes down the road.



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:32 PM

What's really weird is that 505 doesn't do that squeaky-creaky suspension thing as it goes down the road.


'Cos it has a simple solid rear axle!

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 11:03 PM

I did not know this!  I thought they were the same as their smaller siblings.



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 01:20 AM

And make the front look.like this?
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I don't think wiring was Mr Midas's forte as his factory burnt down in 1989. Despite this the cars re-appeared in various guises the way kit cars seem to. The moulds are often a special 'non-inflammable' sort...


I've seen worse ... a lot worse

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:34 AM

Still moving the people of Flintshire...



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:37 AM

If trams are counting then Turin still has a couple of pre-WW2 trams running the historic route but you use standard local travel tickets for them.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:46 AM

That Bedford TK- superb.
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:35 AM

That Bedford TK- superb.

It is, the signwriting is special too.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:41 AM

I've seen worse ... a lot worse

Me too.  Is it wrong that I really wanted one of those Midas things back in the day?

 

This is fugly IMHO

 

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:34 AM

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:38 AM

Omg the midas touch wasn't working when he sketched that one .... but I probably would ...

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:39 PM

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Horny horny horny.
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