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Collektioneering, help from minime, animals and BTCC

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#1 OFFLINE   Exiled_Tat_Gatherer

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 04:15 PM

So, as any good autoshiter knows - if you have a hankering for an estate (insert other car here) you of course make sure you have all bases covered and end up with 3 of them...... I (we) decided the weekend was the perfect (only) time to get over and collect the motor of much cheapness (other estate is cheapness of tin foil variety so this was second placed). Minime has collection-eered before and loves it, so no worries there. 

Up at crack of Dawn - she's a game girl - and a decently healthyish breakfast was had...... 

 

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and out the door with munchkin

 

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with suitable cards, wallets, foliage and other important paper type shite...

 

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to utilise the Choo Choo number1

 

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which saw successful crossing of much water without a drop on us.....thankfully - we were happy about that.

 

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To celebrate - we spent the day whiling away the hours before we avoided a well respected shiter..... so we saw a lot of things like this

 

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and enjoyed sunshine.... as it got dark - we headed to that battlefield memorial that is a struggle of even greater forces even to this day..... Waterloo. Got on this - 

 

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which then stood fucking still for an eternity..... while WhatsApp messages were pinged back n forth to keep vendor and gf informed we were royally fucked by the Rail that is SouthWestern...... as vendor works for them - I couldn't say too much. He's a nice chap.

 

Rocked up at almost 22 of those daily hours..... gf was nice goth rock lady that munchkin liked a lot. Papers were thrown at each other..... key turned - trundled off into the darkness. 

It was at this point I realised I hadn't watched as taxi man got us to the address..... so had no clue as to the way out. 30mins later..... a main road. 5mins after that - motorway. 

Navigator had given up and I was on my own.......

 

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HS2 nightmare that is blockage - meant hotel was achieved at midnight with sleeping navigator over my shoulder. 5hrs sleep and a day of rest beckoned...... 


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 04:30 PM

You must have been one of the few remaining shiters not to have bought a car off / sold a car to Bramz - welcome to the not-very-exclusive club. :)



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Posted 01 October 2018 - 04:33 PM

Day of rest........... day of rest........... not for the wicked fella - or the autoshiter.

Docs held health markings...

 

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but were soundly ignored and we headed off........

 

Munchkin loved the carpark contents too

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 but decided the bloke in the car 2 from ours was the winner

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before I got him into Brands..... and the Fords and Alfas showed off their style.

One of these

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couple of these

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and quite a few of these

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before classic territory was found in the land that rust forgot......

Lovely

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Nice - pity the live axle hindered these

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proper hard-on material right there.....

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and we entered a stand that was indeed grand...... to see some of these

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and these

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and of course the BTCC final races - which of course are on the bloody iPad! Bugger

 

We then headed home - Channel Tunnel Police did an NPC check...... see if it was stolen as I rocked up last minute without a booking - the site was down. They knew - but whatever...... 

He then commented I had to be the worst car thief in the world if all I could manage was the estate I was in......... munchkin would not have been impressed - but....... true to form - 

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So I tonked home......... he woke up and loudly proclaimed - WOOLLARD!!! Whereupon I recovered control of the car and pulled that bad bitch over

 

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then home to the land of beer and waffles.... not a hiccup - car is great - not even thinking of consumption and it'll do fine for the tow duties I have need of completion.

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Bramz7 avoided me like the plague - let his gf do the handover and I only know what he looks like from the photos around the place...... his recent posting - the only conclusion he's still breathing! Perfect seller - would annoy again! 

 

Cheers Katie - for dealing with us at stupid o'clock and apologies to your neighbours - no lights and no numbers led to a search for your place with munchkin becoming a bit vocal about it.

 

All in all - smooth as silk. Let's hope the T5 from Craig goes a bit better in a few weeks........this may turn into a fleet thread I think.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 04:39 PM

.....Bramz7 avoided me like the plague......

 

That shouldn't be a surprise. He was nowhere to be seen when I admired* his 164 at FoTU.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:07 PM

......this may turn into a fleet thread I think.

 

Hope so.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:40 PM

I had enough trouble finding Bramz' house in the day! He wasn't in then either, his girlfriend is used to it all by now I bet.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:07 PM

a decently healthyish breakfast was had...... 

 

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You can tell Belgium is at the heart of the EU - look how straight that banana is!



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:33 AM

I had enough trouble finding Bramz' house in the day! He wasn't in then either, his girlfriend is used to it all by now I bet.

 

 

Totally get it - that night there were sod all street lights and out of the houses had no numbers...... triggering security lights wasn't on the plan to find said address..... got there in the end



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:33 AM

Hope so.

 

I know - I know - I just keep forgetting to photo any of the damn things........ must pull photo-finger out.


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:55 AM

Everyone who has come to mine seems to get lost, even Deliveroo, Ikea etc, I think only the postman knows! Has it's benefits though, living in a reasonable sized town but somehow lucking out and living down a quiet road with no parking restrictions....doesn't help my wallet of course.

 

Glad you had a good weekend, and I am sorry I wasn't around, my working hours are so unbelievably anti social that I may as well teach my other half to drive and get her to collect/sell all my cars.

 

I will pass on the thanks to Katie.

 

Regarding fuel use on the BMW, it seemed to do mid 30s on a motorway slog without issue, which was very pleasing. Unless you have to dump the throttle to overtake ditherers of course....

 

I actually miss it! Way more predictable than the Alfa, which is developing some creaks.


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 01:03 PM

this may turn into a fleet thread I think.

Speaking of which, what happened with the Bedford CF you were after a while back?







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