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#1 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 09:03 AM

These were all moving (and so was I ) so unfortunately I've got nothing to show for them. They were good enough to be worth a mention though.In the space of 30 seconds an A reg Alfetta saloon (in red obviously) passed me in the opposite direction right by where I live followed by an absolutely mint MkII Capri S reg in yellow a few cars later! 8) On the A27 I overtook a dark green S reg Datsun 120Y coupe being driven by the bloke who probably bought it in 1978! 8) On the base where I work was a UK registered Dacia Logan! I forgot to check if it was rhd or lhd. Are they available in rhd?Almost everyday to work I pass a black T reg MGBGT going in the opposite direction and a red & white 2CV usually around the same point. Think it's B reg & looks to have yellow headlights & a green canvas roof. Today the MG & the 2CV were only 3 cars apart! Sure there were other things, but I've forgotten. If they come to me I'll update this.

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 09:37 AM

Reg man, you oughta get a little digicam or a camera phone for this kind of stuff!!! Spots without photos dont really cut it i'm afraid, for me anyway.I have a load of spot pics trapped in my phone, can only get them out at the weekends though as my works PC hasnt got the software on to extract em!

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#3 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 10:48 AM

99% of the pictures I take are with my camera phone. No good to me whilst I'm driving though. I've only managed it if I'm stuck in traffic.

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 11:49 AM

Sorry no pic, but last weekend I saw an Aston Martin Lagonda going into Dunstable :D Looked very regal with its huge high-profile tyres and tiny chrome radiator grille. I had a look inside as it wafted past and none of the dash seemed to be working - pretty authentic I reckon :wink:

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 12:19 PM

Great thread Rich, I could tell you that I saw a Lonsdale estate, a chrome bumper Hyundai Pony and a Seat Malaga hatchback on the roads this morning but nobody would know whether I'm lying or not :lol:I do intend to look into some sort of car mounted CCTV though, I'd love to rig up a couple of camera lenses and plumb in trigger switches, with the possibility of a telly screen somewhere on the dash. For pure comic effect I could re-wire the horn circuit so when some photo-worthy tat is clocked, I just hit the steering wheel and ... gotcha. hey presto, 100% legal shite-spotting on the move. Failing that I guess one could videotape each journey and freezeframe out the interesting stuff later.

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 12:44 PM

Great thread Rich, I could tell you that I saw a Lonsdale estate, a chrome bumper Hyundai Pony and a Seat Malaga hatchback on the roads this morning but nobody would know whether I'm lying or not :lol:

Hey at least mine were believable! :PNot all of mine were on the same day, that would have been too good.

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 12:45 PM

I do intend to look into some sort of car mounted CCTV

You could get Police Sheriff John Bunnell to add a commentary...

"...the dash-mounted camera in this Police cruiser captures all the action as these car thieves careen out of control across...HEY! Opposite carriageway - Talbot Tagora !!!! "

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 01:08 PM

you could easy just find a picture of the car you spotted on google, photo-shop the reg plates to show the right number, mirror it to give right hand drive, and cut it out and place on a new, obviously-UK background (like rayman boy and his Chrysler pics for example), none of us would be any the wiser. If you spot a load of VW 1500 avengers, Paykan Hunters, Chinese-built Itals and so on in the course of a week we will start to get suspicious though and dont forget that the DVLA reg check will quickly rumble any fake spotz.

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 05:48 PM

Ah now that's not a bad idea, I was intending to finish off my Leicestershite thread with pics of identical cars to "the ones that got away", but I couldn't be arsed. As a taster of what might have been, imagine that the plate on this one reads K821SAY:

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EDIT. DVLA online thing doesn't have Yugo as a make! Zastava Sana it is, then...

Others missed were a silver Samba reg C-LJU I think, a late model mk2 Esc four door with £9.99 Halfords Power Trimz covering the no doubt rusty steel wheels which was a car that had the "one Doris from new" air about it, a red UK market J-reg Toyota Corolla 5-door non-liftback (same shape as the 3-door launched in '87) and myriad pre 89 Fiestas all of which I was hoping to photograph/own. I also failed to go back and snap various parked stuff in driveways, but thats cos I'm lazy.

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 09:08 PM

The other morning I chanced upon a Golf G444KAK coming the other way.Try it on DVLA. I ain't kidding..............It's the plate that does it for me, it was a sort of goldy/sick/urine colour.......top stuff mind.Turns out its a diesel too...............there's a nice surprise. I might try to buy this one if I see where it lives. Got to be worth 300 sheets.
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 04:50 PM

Heres a good spot for you - in Crewe railway station carpark today. Was mint too! Original sills and everything, even had a 1981 tax disc in the windscreen (along side a current one).

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 04:53 PM

Heres another, in an underground parking lot in Manchester. Suspension was a bit low on one side and there was a bad oil splat under the engine.

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 05:18 PM

That Avenger is incredible!I'd have been forced to wap my wurst out and perform some kind of demented auto bukkake-fest right there, rather than snapping a pic. Great work as ever Del Bo11ox!

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 06:12 PM

You appear to have celebrated the Avenger find (which is truly magnificent) by doing some kind of comedy flamenco?

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 07:01 PM

It was a proper minter the avenjA. Nowt wrong with performing my patented 'Megadance 5' routine to celebrate!MEGADANCE 5

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 12:50 PM

Oh but if you'd stepped back just a little bit further we could have seen the foglights properly! :wink: :lol: Fantastic spot though - old wagons like that and others are just too rare these days. I'm going to save that picture for posterity!

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 08:43 PM

Minus camera, I spotted a couple of good'uns myself today....Including a brown, T-Reg, Citroen GS estate! 8) Posh camera is choosing not to work just at the mo, but I'll try and remember to keep the cheapie camera to hand for the rest of my holiday (including a few days down in Bournemouth), in the hope of finding something worth snapping, and maybe reviving my now extinct spotting thread! :roll:
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 09:05 PM

More unphotographed ones for me too - last-model-they sold-here Camry then 30 seconds later a Hyundai XG30. Must have been some kind of 'retired self-made businessman' convention on in town. Maybe they'll be on my drive here in 10-15 years time?...

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:21 PM

Saw a freakin' STUNNING gold Volvo 164, on the move, just outside Stalham, Norfolk this afternoon....And a white Triumph 2.5S at Sea Palling beach....Guess where the camera was? :roll:
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:36 PM

Well if we are ALL playing this game, I saw a Renner 18 Wagon today on the A1.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:47 PM

This thread's going to be a brilliant waste of bandwith if it's just going to be full of "I saw a car and it was THIS big..." stylee posts.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 07:33 PM

Anyone who thinks this is recent & disturbing Autoshite affliction must have missed these..... :wink: http://autoshite.com...1070&highlight=http://autoshite.com...1129&highlight=http://autoshite.com...1494&highlight=http://autoshite.com...1809&highlight=

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 07:51 PM

Sadly, I rarely have a camera with me right now as I stuffed the LCD screen on my recently bought one and keep forgetting to take the 'family' one. Too skint to buy a new one. Besides which, now the days are getting shorter it's a struggle to get decent spots anyway.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 07:57 PM

Wow Mr.Regie, You have a good memory! :D I don't see the harm....Surely (and especially with no pictures? :? ) a thread such as this is no more detrimental to the remaining bandwidth than any other? I'm ready to be corrected on this....As with any thread, anyone with no interest in the subject matter is under no obligation to view it, or indeed comment.
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:08 PM

Wow Mr.Regie, You have a good memory! :D

Well actually I'm a fraud :oops: I happened to be browsing the forum index earlier today & decided to click on the little link for 'view all unanswered posts' and 2 pages of them presented themselves to me. Then when looking on the board tonight I was reminded by this thread of some of the other threads I saw with no pictures. It means there must probably be a host of other threads about spots minus pictures that have received at least one reply so don't feature in the 'unanswered' list.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:40 PM

I don't post most of my spots because I don't get photos, fact is that I see most cool cars when I'm driving around and I can't really whip out a camera!I go walking round the city a lot whilst I'm out to get sarnies etc. but there's so little of interest that I don't bother keeping a camera handy.However, if that Subaru 1800 GL turns up again.....

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:42 PM

On the base where I work was a UK registered Dacia Logan! I forgot to check if it was rhd or lhd. Are they available in rhd?

This car is a 56 plate LHD Dacia Logan.Best spots this morning - a still working A reg Volvo FL7 tipper on the A27!A Citroen C6 heading on the opposite carriageway.An F reg Daihatsu Fourtrak pickup with exhaust stack.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 07:54 AM

I saw a crash this morning involving 8 Tagoras.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 08:52 AM

:shock:

I'd have been forced to wap my wurst out and perform some kind of demented auto bukkake-fest right there, rather than snapping a pic.

"LMFAO", as they say.That is up with the best of your writing, Mr Pog.I'll write that down. Respect.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 09:15 AM

I saw a crash this morning involving 8 Tagoras.

Surely there aren't that many left in the whole world? Infact - did they sell that many? :lol:




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