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Yet Another Year In The Life of a Car Spotter: January 2019 + February 2019 Pt.1


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#301 OFFLINE   davocano

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:28 PM

Pretty sure there's not a thread entitled "Fragments of 'shite found at the roadside" so I'll bung this in here. Found yesterday outside my local Co-op, I just couldn't leave this sorry thing to the mercy of the Caahncil roadsweeper (she's a very nice lady but I'm certain she wouldn't appreciate the provenance of this particular piece of detritus).

 

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So it's now in my garage and I'll bin it in a few years time probably.


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Posted 19 November 2018 - 02:35 PM

Nice one! I found a Moke mudflap in the road a while back. Never did spot a Moke running round with one missing, so ebayed it (to Italy) earlier in the year.
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#303 OFFLINE   davocano

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:05 PM

A lean month, what with the working and everything.

 

Change my pitch up, smack my Benz up (it's not my Benz tho).

 

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Old-school industrial estates can be fertile spotting grounds; they'd build a canteen but they haven't got much space. Yeah? Yeah.

 

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Old-school estates can be spotted elsewhere, No obscure music references are forthcoming at this time.

 

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A somewhat newer estate and not a 300C which surprised me when I spotted this from the rear; Dodge Magnum RT

 

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Golf GTI with balloon tyres.

 

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Driven by a younger person; the classic car scene still has a future.

 

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Older persons can be relied upon for classics scenes

 

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#304 OFFLINE   davocano

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:23 PM

If it's got four wheels you can cross continents in it, whether you like it or not.

 

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Voluntary services have interesting motors sometimes.

 

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Historics at Brooklands auction; what's wrong with this picture?

 

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Take a mundane voiture, let an Italian designer loose on it and oh baby.

 

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Spend a fucking fortune restoring a mundane motor? I'd like to think that we all fantasise about doing it.

 

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:36 PM

I really like that Vauxhall. Considering ita been restored it looks remarkably not shit. It sold for an insane amount though. The 404 went for a little more than £31k I think, which is a bit of a bargain really seeing as €25k will get you a major project in France these days. I know where I'll be selling mine when the time comes, and it ain't Historics
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:35 AM

What's the script with that Rover? Some sort of homebrew effort?

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:19 AM

You know what, I stared at that pic for ages trying to find something odd and all I could see was the weirdly shaped number plate on the Jag. Hopeless. I reckon that Rover looks like a great job!
https://www.historic...over-p5b-coupé/
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1923 Palladium Sports Model
1938-ish / 1967-ish Heron Austin special (half)
1955 Panhard Dyna Z1 (half)
1965 Citroen Ami Break
1965 Morris Minor 1000
1965 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet (half)

1966 Humber Sceptre 'Grey Haggie'

1969 Renault 16 (half)
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:27 AM

Even more amazing is that its been around like that for nearly a quarter of a century and I can't recall seeing it before....I don't usually approve of such things but that is a huge exception.


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 06:58 PM

You know what, I stared at that pic for ages trying to find something odd and all I could see was the weirdly shaped number plate on the Jag. Hopeless. I reckon that Rover looks like a great job!
https://www.historic...over-p5b-coupé/

 

As I was taking this, thinking "that don't look quite right ...", I later found out why when processing the photos at home.

 

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 07:17 PM

Walton Bridge Breakfast Club; a fine way to start the Decembers.

 

R4 van in period Renault livery.

 

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Pretty 304, topless.

 

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A not-fucked-about-with Mk1 Escort.

 

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Never seen one of these before; also, brown.

 

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Slightly modified but 3-litre manual and orange and lovely.

 

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 07:38 PM

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Nice newer VW seen a carpark in Basingstoke..


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Berlingo 1.9D 2005..  Blue. Van

Berlingo 1.9D 2005..  Blueish. Van.

Berlingo 1.9D 2004 Multi...  Silver.

VW Golf GTTDI 1997.. Silver..

Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDI 116, black.

MGF 1.8i.. Silver...  Shite...

2003 Yamaha R1.

Scott Mountain bike.

Daws Stratos road racer bike.

Static bike.

Grey wheelie bin.

Green wheelie bin.

Wheel barrow.. very rusted..

2 wheel sack trolley, bit bent but functional.

 


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 07:39 PM

I'm trying to take more of an interest in modern cars despite the protestations of my aged and jaded soul; my first thoughts here were "Batman". The proper one with Adam West and that other guy........ Burt Ward, that's him.

 

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Speaking of Legends, here's another with ignominious rims.

 

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Oooh, a Corolla estate with Toyota GB plates. A bit rare over here, I believe.

 

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Battered Xantia, still rolls tho.

 

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Derelict Xantia, doesn't do anything anymore.

 

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These ex-Royal Mail LDV's interest me in a 'shitey way.

 

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An unmolested Beetle, always a joy to see one.

 

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 07:46 PM

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Nice newer VW seen a carpark in Basingstoke..

 

Mate, you're in the wrong thread. Also, I nearly fell off my chair in a leftwards direction.


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 08:21 PM

I heart SsangYongs for some unknown reason. Probably 'cos of the slightly* weird name that is "SsangYong".

 

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A solitary car in it's environ.

 

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2CVs on the streets are always a pleasing sight

 

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Oooh, a Maxus that isn't ex-Royal Mail and also has many seats.

 

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A tiny Korean with a 'Z' at the end.

 

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Another tiny Korean with a 'Z' at the end.

 

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 08:40 PM

As I was taking this, thinking "that don't look quite right ...", I later found out why when processing the photos at home.
 
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Thing is, it's a P5B Coupé that actually is....a coupé!
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Posted 24 December 2018 - 08:47 PM

May I wish a very Merry Christmas to everyone who reads this!


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 08:49 PM

Mary, Mungo and Midge are wearing a bit thin now; time for a new avatar.



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Posted 24 December 2018 - 08:53 PM

Coupe means cut I think, and the Rover P5 Coupe has a lower roof, so it is sort of cut.
But not properly cut in the two door personal car kind of way like that 2 door. Which is lovely.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 08:59 PM

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 09:00 PM

Merry crimble to you and may the top drawer spottages in your thread continue next year! Or something...
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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:17 PM

So it's dark outside now and that means there will be no more spots from me in 2018. And it's been a pretty good year.

 

Time for the eagerly* anticipated Spot Of The Year award.

 

It was going to be this Prairie...

 

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... but I saw another shortly after which took the edge off of both their gloriousnesses.

 

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This LNA nearly, so nearly took the winner's tape...

 

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... but just like last year, a December spot managed to pip all challengers by the smollest of margins.

 

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Happy New Year.

 

While you're here, I'd just like to say a big "thank you" to everyone who contributes to the Autoshite forum. If this place has one fault it's that there is too much good stuff to read; I know I've missed loads due to lack of hours in the day and I hope that sometime soon I will be able to start my very own "Collecshaan Tred" with some piece of unloved exotica* as it's hero.

 

I HAZ ASPIRATIONALS


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 02:39 AM

Thanks for keeping on spotting. HNY!

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 01:43 PM

R499AMV is the old AS bike Xantia wagon, also white.
Wonder if they were on a fleet or something. 45f6421370b61a35ca56dc204e83eae9.jpg
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 07:39 PM

Still undecided as to how much Brooklands New Year's Day content to add here; bramz' thread has some of the highlights but with over 1500 cars in attendance, neither of us managed to catch everything. Nor did anyone else for that matter. Anyways, I'll start with the two AS highlights and have a think about where to go from here.

 

Winner of FOTU '18 and looking very much a winner here too.

 

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Beige and French and RHD.

 

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 08:02 PM

Proper highlights those!! Definitely my idea of shite though in terms of how they're being used, probably both "crossed over" that classic car line now.
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 05:31 PM

OK I've decided to add some more. There was something about this Jag that I liked; hard to define but it felt to me like a car that gets thrashed, often.

 

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I'd love to have a go in one of these. Why? It's hard to define.

 

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The missing 'R' is like a missing tooth. Or summat.

 

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Already in bramz' thread but this was a real highlight for me; got a bit of a thing for later Lancias, see.

(A security guard saw me taking these photos, assumed it was mine and asked if I intended to park it here. Fascinating*!)

 

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:05 PM

An older Lancia and inarguably more desirable. I don't want an argument, yeah? But I do like teh Thesis better.

 

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Six-cylinder Rover

 

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Six-cylinder Ford

 

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Intermission: You can stick your "Glamping" where the sun doesn't rise.

 

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Six-cylinder Ford reprise

 

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Six-cylinder Vauxhall

 

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Beige 213 that was at Brooklands last year but not as photogenetically (sp?) parked.

 

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:17 PM

hah cool that toyota van/camper has the same reg series as this invacar  :mrgreen:
 
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:17 PM

Wow, that red Granada really does do it for me! Absolutely gorgeous.
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:24 PM

I followed this home for a couple of miles and I have to say it does pump out some very period blue smoke from the exhausts on acceleration.

 

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Not sure why this has an 'F' plate; it's a '62.

 

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Imported in 2018.

 

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Ooof.

 

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One for that (still Fantasy, unfortunately) 'shite spotter's calendar.

 

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