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#47011 OFFLINE   Pillock

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:29 PM

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And this doesn't look iffy at all.

 

The crossed out VIN relates to a regular old BMW

The new VIN related to a BMW Alpina.

 

I'm wondering if this is a regular thing when they made an Alpina out of a factory BMW? This seems to suggest so

http://www.thealpina...37274949c9766b1


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#47012 OFFLINE   BavarianRetro

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:32 AM

It is. Alpina have been a VIN issuing manufacturer for a while now, the BMW one gets crossed out as in the photo.

The bmw one is handy for looking up parts online.
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:31 PM

I was hoping to be a bit productive today, but now I'm drinking beer. Whoops
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:35 PM

In light of the new MOT rules are expecting a glut of spares or repair diesels on ebay on account of them having their DPF's gutted?
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 03:21 PM

I was hoping to be a bit productive today, but now I'm drinking beer. Whoops

If you tell yourself that one of your problems today was an excess of beer in the house, that counts as productivity.
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:06 PM

Hooray, the Rover is taking to its keyfob again!  Note to self: don't allow battery to go flat again.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 06:19 PM

I’ve had a lovely weekend , daughter yesterday , date today and lots of top down action in the mx5 .
Now fed and working my way through my dreg collection of rum and jd while messaging two ladies back n forth . Feel 18 again
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:12 AM

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:57 AM

Lol, been looking up some old late 90s adverts adverts for a pretty cool advert I last saw around 97/98 related to banking which involved some chap running and getting cornered by some "gangsters" then for some unknown reason they start playing rounders/baseball (it was a UK based advert) and some car windows got smashed. I remember there being a BMW 635i and a P38 Range Rover in the advert, still not found it mind, but....

I never knew there were so many 'chatline' adverts back then, or at least I never noticed, this must have been some sort of pre-Facebook thing. I wonder how popular they got and what happened to them since (almost certainly closed down due to; internet)

Some adverts seemed more interesting back then, though money adverts were still very annoying ( that Blue telephone selling loans on 0800 2 15000 :sigh:)

One car insurance advert featured a large ginger bloke with a red '87 XR2 complaining about his car insurance. Cosmetics adverts have never changed, featuring overly glamorous women with American accents selling cosmtics etc...
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:13 AM

Hah!  Did you see any of the old Hyundai adverts from the 90s with coupé?  They almost make the Perodua advert posted the other day look glamorous.

 

I think some of those chatlines still exist, although you're right.  The Internet has killed most of them off.  At least they weren't for TV chat lines.  I haven't watched Sky for years but there were always a few 'chat' channels in the 900s, other than the 'saucy' ones.  Speaking of which, I went to college with a girl that was on one of 'those' channels for a bit a few years ago.  Didn't know at the time...


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 03:05 AM

Not come across the Hyundai adverts yet but did see quite a few Daewoo adverts. Also saw a couple for the Ford Escort, Vauxhall Zafira and Frontera and the Honda Accord.

Still not found the advert I'm looking for though...
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 03:58 AM

Lol, been looking up some old late 90s adverts 

One car insurance advert featured a large ginger bloke with a red '87 XR2 complaining about his car insurance.

 

(Slams XR2 door, with face like a smacked arse and terrible acting): "INSURANCE COSTS - STUPID, JUST STUPID"

 

Cut to some old woman complaining about the same thing.

 

Cue voiceover of the name of some insurance company that is definitely* cheaper than all the others.

 

Cut to ginger XR2 door slammer: [chuckling] "I saved a packet!"

 

 

Funny the things you remember from 20+ years ago. I'm sure Hirst also had a good meme about this same advert, back in the day.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:30 AM

Giffertastic!

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 06:16 AM

That insurance advert was never 20 years ago was it?
I still casually refer to things as "stupid, just stupid". Like a pre-internet meme.
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:09 AM

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:50 AM

The only other one I can ever remember is 0898 FIFTY FIFTY FIFTY but I think that's for Gay Exchange. Lots of mad zooming in and out on bufty looking tanned blokes.

FIFTY FIFTY FIFTY
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:21 AM

That was chatback iirc it became 0891 fifty fifty fifty I still remember the adverts from the 90s
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:00 AM

One of the girls who worked at my pizza shop went on to appear on BabeStation....
Absolutely nothing special to look at untill half a ton of makeup,push up bra and not much else were slapped on her
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:13 AM

Come on call CHATBACK!

OH EIGHT NINE ONE

FIFTY FIFTY FIFTY

OH EIGHT NINE ONE

FIFTY FIFTY FIFTY

 

We have our own version of Rickrolling in our house, which is where I connect at random intervals to the living room TV and play the chatback advert.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:26 AM

Can't say I remember that one, but I can recall Oh Eight One, Eight One One, Eight One Eight One.

 

I didn't even watch TV at weekends..


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:51 AM

Can't say I remember that one, but I can recall Oh Eight One, Eight One One, Eight One Eight One.

I didn't even watch TV at weekends..

That was Going Live / Live and Kicking
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:53 AM

^ you did, then!


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:07 AM

Oh one,eight double one,eight oh five five.......

Yeah,just want to swap my swastika flag for a buckaroo please....
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:55 AM

Still not found the advert I'm looking for though...


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:41 AM

 

My old goona came with the same roofrack!


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:12 PM

Drove the Carina E into work today.  On the way I got a thumbs up from a chap driving in the opposite direction in a doom blue Carina E estate.  First time that's ever happened to me in a modern*.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:29 PM

An Ethiopian chap has built his own aeroplane:

 

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

 

 

Fucking LOL at all the hairy yellow string-style bodges :-D


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 03:47 PM

Speaking of memes, I saw a pair of white Mokka twins today.

 

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** sounds a bit like white moccasins


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 04:25 PM

Also spoting loads of top shite old stock lights stored in the garage at work.

Seeing 305, tipo, solara etc etc written in big marker pen on a faded dusty box always makes me grin!

any avenger or sunbeam or samba lights in among them?



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 04:56 PM

Drove the Carina E into work today. On the way I got a thumbs up from a chap driving in the opposite direction in a doom blue Carina E estate. First time that's ever happened to me in a modern*.



Fwar. Have you got pics of it up anywhere? Ive got the right horn for Toyotas atm.
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