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  1. Thanks chaps. Is Bob still alive, he was quite old at the time the programme was made and that was nearly 20 years ago. The programme was indeed Classic Cars. As well as the Bob episode, I think I have one about two fellas who imported US classics to sell them in the UK.
  2. I was looking through some old video tapes and came across a programme from 1991 about classic cars. A scrapyard owned by a Bob Wilkinson was featured. He seemed like an interesting character and the scrapyard was huge. Does anyone know anything about Bob or the scrapyard? Is he/it still around? Thanks
  3. Very nice, wheels make a significant difference. I bet you're now glad you didn't sell it!
  4. BD3

    Irish Shite

    Not sure if it was a van or not - but it was spotted in Cavan so is unlikely to be the same one you spotted in Abbeyleix
  5. BD3

    Irish Shite

    Golf Mk1 + trailer (this would have been a common sight a few years ago but not anymore)
  6. I think Renault are turning things around after a few bad years esp. the 2001-2003 periodIf you work in a Renault garage naturally you're going to see plenty of Renaults with problems and may get a pessimistic view of their reliability. I know people who work (or have worked) for VW, BMW, Ford, Peugeot etc. and they have pessimistic views on the reliability of these marques!As for window regulators if they were actually made of plastic that would probably improve matters Any failed regs I've seen failed because the metal cable rusted/frayed and jammed in the motor.
  7. BD3

    Irish Shite

    Boards Classic Cars forum is good though, very different atmosphere to the main Motors forum which is full of knobs. Strangely, some posters that are knobs in the main forum are decent contributors in the Classic forum
  8. BD3

    Irish Shite

    While I think of it, if anyone want to spend some time looking at pics of derelict Irish shite, try herehttp://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthre ... 2055095254Plenty of grotesque rusting hulks in here - everything from Vauxhall Vivas to Citroen SMs, rotting into the ground.
  9. BD3

    Irish Shite

    Not a fan of "ZVs" either. If a car is 30 years or older you get a choice of a ZV or an 83-D-123 type plate. If it's less than 30 years you don't get the ZV option.
  10. Welcome IainL and thanks for the pics. Is that a Scammell in the background of the Viva HA pic? Shite of a commercial nature is appreciated here too!I've also been into shite from an early age although I only discovered the proper termiology (shite, tat etc.) recently!
  11. Renomad, are the gold R20s only fit for spares? They look decent in the pics - are they rotten underneath? It's a pity if they are.
  12. Here is the info on the 20shttp://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthre ... 2055271310Clicking the above link will bring up some pics of a great tat hoard so make sure you're sitting down!
  13. Re: the Renault 20, there is a fella here in Ireland selling 3 Renault 20s and is threatening to crush them by the end of the month if they don't sell. Now we've all come across the "I'll crush it, I really will" sales tactic on ebay before so it's hard to know. Two of the 20s are said to be in good condition with the other one being possibly a spares only car.
  14. The phase 1 19 Turbo diesel is certainly rare, I only ever saw 3 or 4 of them even when they were new. Does it have GTS or TSE interior trim (looking at your pic the headrests look like TSE ones)
  15. BD3

    Irish Shite

    Yep, I remember the BX saga. A BX GTi or 4x4 wasn't it? Have not seen any of those for a long time. In the last few years I've seen only one or two BXs of any description on the roads here, amazing how they have disappeared.Just looking through the other thread what do ye all think of this Mk2 Fiesta? I'm LMAO Pricelesshttp://www.octane.ie/forum/attachment.p ... 1202507760
  16. BD3

    Irish Shite

    Thing is though, once a car reaches 30 years old here it no longer has to do a roadworthiness test. Although its unlikely that you will see a classic car that's in bits there are some shoddy MOT failures coming over from the UK.On another forum somone posted pics of a Ford 105E in the West of ireland. Used everyday, left out in all weathers, looks 100% original but very rusty would likely never pass a test if it had to do oneedit: here it ishttp://www.octane.ie/forum/showthread.p ... 559&page=5Oh and road tax for a 30 year old car is a nominal fee of around 50 quid. If you have say a 3.5 litre car and its a 1979 it'll cost around 1400 euro a year to tax but next year it'll be down to 50 euro!
  17. BD3

    Irish Shite

    Yep, as Renomad says there was a scrappage scheme in 1995-1997. If you bought a new car and scrapped one over ten years old, you got 1000 quid from the state towards the cost of the new car. 60,000 owners availed of the scheme. Then in the year 2000 our equivalent of the MOT test was brought in. Yes that's right - there was no roadworthiness testing until then! When it was introduced a lot of remaining tat that survived the scrapage scheme was wiped out
  18. BD3

    Irish Shite

    So little shite in Ireland that I might as well post a couple of mine in this thread rather than start a new one Opel Ascona Passat in hearing aid beige, sorry about crap pic Cortina MkIV, ZV plates so this one will have been imported from Blighty
  19. I'd also wonder about the legalities here. It appears the legal action was taken based on the cars being an "eyesore" and to "prevent harm to the character and amenity of the area" I don't consider 49 trabants to be an eysore, quite the opposite in fact I would consider a huge collection of garden gnomes to be an eyesore but as i'm not a busybody and it's just a personal opinion I wouldn't complain. But if I did would the council force the owner to remove them. Doubt it.Now if Mr Goodall was running a commercial storage/scrap business without planning permission or if the cars were leaking fluids into to ground and causing pollution then it would be more understandable that he'd have to remove them. Also it could possibly be argued that the cars are "waste" or "litter".Anyway this Mr Goodall seems like a less extreme version of Michael Grimes of the Kells Trasmport Museum here in Ireland. If someone thinks that 49 Trabants are an eyesore I'd love to see their reaction to 200+ rusty buses
  20. Don't know if this has been posted before but I've just been reading about a Mr Goodall from Derbyshire who has a collection of 49 Trabants in his back garden However, after a long running court battle with the local authority he is now being forced to sell off his collectionhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl ... 330722.stm
  21. I haven't seen a Renault 14 here for at least 15 years! In fact that's probably an underestimate, the last time I can definitely remember seeing one was in 1989! When I spent several weeks in France in the early-mid nineties I don't recall seeing any there either
  22. Also, a nice UK reg 18 Turbo has been spotted in a main Renault dealer here - another one for John's collection? Info herehttp://www.octane.ie/forum/showthread.p ... 198&page=2
  23. Great collection and great to see a Renault enthusiast in Ireland :)There has been some discussion on this forum before about how a lot of excellent tat is ending up in Ireland. Now ye know who has been buying up all the Renners
  24. BD3

    Croma!

    I've only been in a Croma once - a taxi in Spain. I thought it was OK, like a big Uno . One thing I'll always remember about the Croma is how badly it did in an Auto Motor und Sport crash test circa 1990. 55 km/h offset test and the dashboard came right in on top of the driver. Footage herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoQzMArEC4c
  25. I just had a look at the mag today. I had expected an anoraky "100 rarest older cars" list. But the article is really just a feature on the R16, Strada, Racho and Vauxhall Viscount plus a small amount of data on survival rates for rarities like the Fiat 133. It's definitely not an in depth article or list. If it was comprehensive the Renault 14, 12, 6, Fuego, 20, 30, 5, 15, 17, 18 would all have surely featured!
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