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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from motorpunk in Practical Classics mag- any good??   
    As a random bloke that doesn't really read about cars other than on here it's the only magazine I've bought on a whim in the past. Was OK to read but full of adverts but on the whole OK.
     
    I had a look at this months due to someone mentioning the minder cars, but I put it back as the other articles were again messing with bmc stuff.
     
    No offence if it's your thing but I'm sick to death of a classic car* only been seen as pre 65 and English, how many times can they go over the same ground
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from Datsuncog in Lazy spotters thread   
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from dollywobbler in Retro Cars - new/re-jigged magazine of interest!   
    No loss then and thanks for the link Dollywobbler. 
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from vulgalour in Lazy spotters thread   
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from worldofceri in Lazy spotters thread   
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from jumpingjehovahs in Lazy spotters thread   
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from adw1977 in Lazy spotters thread   
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to Nyphur in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Yet you follow them around to see what they're saying about you? They're probably pissed off because you're symptomatic of what has gone wrong with this forum recently.
    A professionally offended personality vacuum with fuck all to contribute than offence on others behalf.
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to wuvvum in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    If they're on the Internet, how exactly do you ascertain that they're lonely, bitter and / or middle-aged?
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to bub2006 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I don't possess a tin hat nor am i bitter (slightly twisted but aren't we all) so jog on. Cheers me duck. 
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from dozeydustman in The new news 24 thread   
    When is she putting Golf bits on it? 
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from snagglepuss in The new news 24 thread   
    When is she putting Golf bits on it? 
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from brownnova in The new news 24 thread   
    When is she putting Golf bits on it? 
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to Broadsword in The new news 24 thread   
    Flipping Bangers returns for season 2 tonight on Blaze at 9 pm. Will and Gus are utterly hilarious for the chod they buy. My favourite moment of theirs was the Alfa that collapsed on the car lift! It’s like Wheeler Dealers, but the cars are much more likely to be total no hopers. I believe they are kicking things off with an MGB which should see some exciting rust action.
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to Tamworthbay in Internet rabbithole alert - Carlogbook.co.uk   
    Is this based on the DVLA data? That has been shown to be bollocks repeatedly sadly. One example I have found is that there is ony 1 205 GTi left on the road and even better there is a Volvo 740 convertible! So I would take all the numbers info with a pinch of salt.
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to Nibblet in Could do with some advice, Exiled_Tat_Gatherer related   
    Good job he's not collecting a Renner 20 from Paris.
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from paulscavalier in Lazy spotters thread   
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to Magnificent Rustbucket in The grumpy thread   
    I don't enjoy joining these types of discussions but this comment is so extreme I couldn't let it pass unchallenged. It is quite extraordinarily authoritarian and controlling. To anyone who places value in liberty, free thought and free expression it is difficult to hear. The culture of the UK, as in all countries is cyclical. Sadly we are entering a phase of increasing puritanism, only this time not rooted in religion, but manifested in a concerted attempt to heal the world of its 'ugly thoughts'. In the process, everything the self-appointed moral arbiter decrees as offensive is extinguished. I am deeply unhappy about this in life and on Autoshite: I can see it leads nowhere good. 
     
    FWIW, I don't hold you responsible for the manifestation of this new authoritarianism and controlling behaviour in Autoshite's moderation. I can see you agree with it, but I don't believe you are the prime mover behind it. I look elsewhere for that.
     
    No doubt I will be flamed for this comment and I am fully expecting to be laughed at by people who have not understood me. But I feel it has to be said.
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from Cavcraft in Bought a car last September and got a letter saying it’s reported stolen   
    Yeah it's pretty much this. The finance company really don't care who owns the car now they, as normal, just want their money. The person that signed the agreement will get in the shit and the current owner can buy the car from the finance for X amount.
     
    It's a bit shit to 'get charged twice' but really it comes down to 'you can't buy stolen property even if you didn't know as it's always stolen' type thing.
     
    Hire companies ring for the same thing when a hire car, normally long term, hasn't been returned. They know the cars not actually stolen, they just want their money but there's no other way of doing it. You are technically permanently depriving someone of their property, which is theft.
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to sierraman in Bought a car last September and got a letter saying it’s reported stolen   
    No it goes back to whoever owns title to it, be it the previous owner or the finance company or whoever. If you buy a car and it turns out to be nicked then you’ve done your money.
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from chadders in Bought a car last September and got a letter saying it’s reported stolen   
    Sorry but I haven't read all the thread. The letter is genuine. I've spoken to insurance companies about this kind of thing before and it's normally that the car has been sold with outstanding finance. As such it was never the owners* car to sell.
    Nothing to worry about other than someone somewhere wants some money or the car.
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from Cavcraft in Bought a car last September and got a letter saying it’s reported stolen   
    Sorry but I haven't read all the thread. The letter is genuine. I've spoken to insurance companies about this kind of thing before and it's normally that the car has been sold with outstanding finance. As such it was never the owners* car to sell.
    Nothing to worry about other than someone somewhere wants some money or the car.
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to SierraMikeHotel in Bought a car last September and got a letter saying it’s reported stolen   
    There is nothing but speculation in this thread. OP won't know anything more until his daughter speaks to the officer who's dealing with it.
     
    If the car genuinely is stolen it will be returned to its rightful owner. Not very nice for the person who has bought it in good faith, but what other outcome could there possibly be? Suggestions to hide it are just a bit silly.
     
    Let's keep the police-bashing to a minimum too, shall we? I'm getting a bit sick of it.
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