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#1 OFFLINE   garycox

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 01:42 PM

Not many and not very good but I bought a USB Bluetooth thing the other day to resolve the ongoing argment between my rubbish phone and rubbish computer so I thought this would be a good way to try it out. There's a couple of old ones but most were taken on a wander round Hove during my lunch break on Friday.

Sorry for the crap phone camera quality and I'm clearly no photographer!

If the images are too bg don't panic, I'll try to resize them asap!

I think I'll do it in orger of 'interestingness' starting with the least interesting of course...


A Volvo. I like these, tend not to notice them so much though as there's still quite a few about...
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An Alpine, of the 'classic' variety. Nice.
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Mazda, 626? Sorry for the awful pic, I was feeling particularly lazy and couldn't be bothered to cross the road.
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Mazda 121, very '90s' with it's bodykit and 3 spokes. Full length leccy sunroof thing too. Not so much a 'spot' though as it belongs to my friends. They've had it since nearly new and it's just coming up to it's annual pre-MOT weldathon, I'll probably have it when they've finished with it.
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We've not had a CPTC for a while, so here's one for ya... Quite a difficult one, made harder by the crap photo and darkness!
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XJS. Made me realise I've not seen one for ages!
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Lovely Ascona, Miles away from the camera because I was late for work!
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Great car, awful pics! I took some without the flash on but they were even worse! This is my oldest 'spot', taken in November. It lives near my parents though and I have seen it around since.
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Sorry, couldn't resist including a couple of pics of this, any excuse!
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On to my top 3 Autoshite spots so far!. All taken in Hove...

Another Volvo... but this one's old, beige low spec and battered... perfect!
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Mk2 Cavalier! This was parked outside a chuch and was in amazing condition. Lovely.
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And finally, I've saved the 'best' til last...




An Alpine, of the 'OMG AUTOSHITE' variety! :shock: :shock:

I haven't seen one of these early ones for... EVER!

Complete with wite bumpers and steelies, furry seat covers and a chain looped through the steering wheel for maximum security. This appeared next to where I work about a week ago and has been there since, hopefully it'll be staying! One day the front was up on axle stands and an old man was rummaging under the bonnet, the boot was open, revealing a huge random collection of greasy tools, no doubt they are all needed for a journey of more than about 10 yards...

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 01:50 PM

Nice spots there mate 8)

Look at the poor old bike :cry:
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 01:55 PM

Some mutha-grade spots there, that Alpine is unbelievable! And the FWD galant is a spectacular find as well. get a card under its windscreen wiper! 14.83/10

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 02:44 PM


Mazda 121, very '90s' with it's bodykit and 3 spokes. Full length leccy sunroof thing too. Not so much a 'spot' though as it belongs to my friends. They've had it since nearly new and it's just coming up to it's annual pre-MOT weldathon, I'll probably have it when they've finished with it.
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See a few 121's over here in Holland in great condition - presumably they got better rust protection compared to the UK and especially the JDM versions.

My mums little 121 was a great car overall totally bullet proof but somehow lacking in horsepower with the autobox...

It's been passed on to a mate now who's supposedly going to get it all welded up and back on the road :wink:
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:20 PM

Not seen that headlight configuration on an XJ-S before.
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:25 PM

Not seen that headlight configuration on an XJ-S before.

US spec lights. Common 'tweak' as the huge oval ones XJ-S's are fitted with as standard are bloody hopeless. Use proper RHD halogen jobs instead of US sealed beams, natch.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:33 PM

The 'classic' Alpine looks like it could be a Tiger 8)

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:36 PM

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Not sure, but is that maybe a Tiger? I am sure Alpines only had the single exhaust.

Totally loving the Alpine.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:32 PM

That Alpine is 8)

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:35 PM

i love it when you see a car which looks like its just popped up out of nowhere, like that alpine and cavalier, like someones gone to the eighties and brought it back here. Those Mk2 cavs still look really good.
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:35 PM

Chrysler Alpine caused me to shout "SHIT THE BED!", which led to a minor telling off from 'Er Indoors. Worth it though, because that is the pinnacle of Shite right there. I reckon you could be in with a shot of 'shite spot of the year' with that one. LEGEND.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:55 PM

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 10:20 PM

Chrysler Alpine = Teh titz.Top spot of the year I reckon - early, early one too.I'd give my left testicle to own one like that.Do you think the old fella looked like the sort who'd happily go car-less in return for a severed cobbler? :?

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 11:46 PM

I thought the Sunbeam would be a Tiger, it definitely had an 'Alpine' badge though.Taking those Chrysler pics was what made me bother to go to Argos to ge the USB thing in the first place, I couldn't let that go unmentioned! I'm willing to leave a note on it if anybody wants me to (If it's still there on Monday lunch time). If the bloke's there I'll try to have a chat with him if I have time.The Galant's back in Bexley, but I'll put a cad on it next time I'm there! And take a better photo.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 11:48 PM

USB bluetooth eh? That might be the answer to my problem as well, I`ve got 2 Motorola razrs full of spots and neither of them will talk to my PC via a cable. Was it expensive? Anyway sod all that, I want that Blue Alpine, I can`t afford to pay for it in cash but he can have all the stuff out of my flat and I might be able to persuade someone I know to go and give him a hand-job in some bushes or something, do you reckon he`d be up for it?

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 11:59 PM

I only ever use a USB bluetooth dongle to get photos of my phone, Much easier once you suss out how to do it, They arn't much, under a tenner IIRC Vic.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:20 AM

Cheers for that, might be the solution I`ve been looking for, these spots have been building up for that long I bet half the cars in the background of the first ones would count as spots themselves by now.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:30 AM

It was £9.99 from Argos. Number 675/8318 according to the receipt!My computer refuses to work with 'Samsung PC Suite' for some reason, just won't connect to the phone. This took about a minute to install and works fine so far...

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:13 AM

Great, that sounds exactly like my problem, the phone is making an effort but the PC just refuses to work with the phone tools thing, I`ll give it a shot . Nice thread garycox, a white bumper Alpine and now this!

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:53 AM

USB bluetooth eh? That might be the answer to my problem as well, I`ve got 2 Motorola razrs full of spots and neither of them will talk to my PC via a cable. Was it expensive?

They don't need to be - how does a Super Mini Bluetooth 2.0 Adapter Dongle (Vista Compatible) for £1.86 sound? http://www.dealextre...1866~r.91142929
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:26 PM

UPDATE.

The Alpine's moved since last weekend, it had a Brighton & Hove parking permit on it though so I'll keep my eyes peeled and try to track it down.

Anyway, some more spots, nothing spectacular this time, all taken in Brighton and Hove this week.

Firstly, a CF. this hasn't moved for ages but it was taxed til the end of July. Now that's run out it can't have much longer left...
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Brown Mercedes
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BX with added plastic bits
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309, not as good as it looks.
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Golf and Land Rover
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Morris
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Transit in the dark
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This DS ambulance has been spotted before, worth repeating though. It's starting to get a bit crusty.
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Mk2 Fiesta, loaded with garden rubbish...
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Fiat
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Capri, 2.0 Laser I think. Looks like it's not moved for a while.
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Lancia Dedra
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There are seemingly millions of VW campers in Brighton, this one was particularly shitey though.
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Included this one as the owner has painted a random patch on the front, in an obvious attempt to make it look a bit like a Commer.
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Earlyish Nova and Camry, It's like being in 1992!
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Galant, not that old but it's been ages since I saw one.
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 12:57 PM

OMG, a Fiat 1500L!!

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:53 PM

OMG at the Alpine! R-reg! R-reg ffs. :shock:
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:15 PM

It would be a shame if that old untaxed CF got hiab'd away and crushed :(

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:32 PM

That DS needs rescuing...Good spots overall, I reckon Dedra's are going to be highly desirable shite in a few years.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:50 PM

The last time I saw an Alpine that old was about early post millennium, an R reg one lived locally, in a light gold / beige type colour. Used to see it drive past my bus stop most mornings. Turns out it was owned by a fireman, I saw it one day in the compound of the fire station, fearing the worst I popped in with camera in hand & enquired about it. Apparently it was unroadworthy & was going to be chopped up for a demonstration on the forthcoming open day. Makes me sad just thinking about it :cry: If I'd had my wits about me & the time to sort it, I could have found some old crud & offered to swap it with them in order to save it! Got a couple of nice shots of it though round the back of the Fire Station. Needless to say, I didn't go to the open day...

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:54 PM

Let's see the pics then Reg! :P
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:57 PM

Unfortunately they're on one of my many as yet undeveloped films :roll:

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:09 PM

UPDATE!

Very nice Carlton
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Lovely Acclaim
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It's rare to see a Mini these days which isn't a Cooper, a Cooper lookalike or stupidly modified...
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This was/is for sale, no price specified though and it doesn't look quite as good as the pic makes out.
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When the Black and red early Metro local to me was put on ebay I was quite disappointed, it's been replaced by this though! GR8!
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That Nova again, this time it's found a Capri for company...
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Another Carlton, a 2000L in shiny red, driven by an oldish lady.
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Cowley
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This Corolla was on death row at Just MOTs in Brighton
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Shiny but shitey Ballade
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Supa-shiny Montego Estate, no faded reds here!
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 11:43 PM

Metro and Ballade for me please, nice little update.Cheers..




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