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  1. Phwoar, good work there! Lovely colour inside and out Yogurt Truck Status: crashed
  2. Woodentops and lurverly SD1 jam butty outside Allders in Croydon
  3. I've got to admit, I skim-read the title and thought it said 'Radweld', figured I'd see a whole load of vehicles with late stage OMGHGF. Going by the pictures, it looks really good - bookmarked for next year
  4. I went out of my way to find old photos, although I admit I worked harder on the washing machine one because it 'had' to be a Zanussi
  5. Papped by my daughter last week: I *will* restrain myself and not mention that 'Mr Consumer Unit' would be a more modern choice
  6. That's a nice looking one! I've hankered after a Minor for years since getting a book on them out of the library at 14 years old. 25 years on and I'm no closer! As others have said, it's the state of the undercrackers that make or break these.
  7. This one @Christine? https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15804121.gallery-36-pictures-broadstone-years-gone/#gallery3 Please, sir! Is it a Tippen Delta Mr @LightBulbFun? I have been doing my homework!
  8. That poor Lada, according to a family friend once removed, once Maureen passed her test she was just as lethal on the road as before.
  9. Phwoar,that is nice! Well bought, there is something about Vauxhall styling of that era, where they got it just right. Each model was different enough, but they had styling cues in common so they had a 'family' look. <Insert comment, these used to be so plentiful, etc, etc, etc>
  10. I have some musically/teenage angst themed piccies for your delectation. First, probably been done at least once on these 69 pages, but worth it for the parade of chod in the background: Secondly, Brixton's own David Jones probably explaining to the cameraman that there was a Starman in the sky and he'd like to come and meet you, but he thinks he'd blow our minds, etc... Thirdly, the cover from Mark Knopfler's album, 'Privateering'. LDV Convoy lickers (are there any even on here?) brace yourselves!
  11. You are completely correct, upon a second look the billboard in the background is advertising La Mentirosa a 1942 Spanish film. I would think therefore Italy/Spain. If I was inclined, I would contact the website that I borrowed the image from.
  12. Have a 60's, 70's and 80's hat trick on me The Animals, publicity shot at the time of the 'British Invasion', San Francisco, 1964ish. Presumably looking for the House of the Rising Sun or rifling through unlocked cars for loose change... 70's - Officers Starsky and Hutch looking for a pile of cardboard boxes to drive through. Even nitpicky, pedantic seven-year-old me could never understand why two cops who spent a lot of their time doing investigative work, presumably undercover would use such a recognisable vehicle, but the that's why I don't write TV programmes. 1980 - Hazel O' Connor and Janine Duvitski on location filming 'Breaking Glass'. A film packed with chod, and an expose of the music industry. Don't look at the fuel price on the pump, it'll only upset you.
  13. In all honesty, I think it is the first time that I have seen one. **Gags** It has a handlebar moustache as a front grill! To be fair, it would have been good if Daewoo had survived.
  14. May I introduce the Hyundai Matrix, probably a capable and practical vehicle, but as far as the exterior is concerned, utterly gopping. Particular focus of my ire is the shitty step-down-and-then-up-again in the waist for the front and rear windows. It just enrages me in ways that humans haven't found ways to do yet (give it time). The swage line in the bonnet and wings which looks like it has been lovingly nicked from the Mk1 Multipla also boils my piss. Mainly because the Multipla did it better. I can't bear the lack of overhang on the back. It gives the boot a stubby, half arsed look. Lastly the uneven front wheel arches, just look! And yet it proudly wears the Pininfarina badge on the rear quarter, a styling house that has been giving teenage boys something to pin up on their bedroom walls next to pictures of Sam Fox* and the like with jaw-dropping designs for over a century, what were they thinking? Did they have an off-day or something, or did the work experience lad knacker the photocopier and squash the drawing up? I now understand the film, if I was Neo, I'd want to be reborn outside the Matrix as well... *Yes, I'm old
  15. No pez shot as it had a lot of diesel in it (which I paid the bloke a few quid extra for). Cruised home without incident, has a degree of waftiness, but struggled to get comfortable in the seat. I'm sure in time I'll get it right as I want it. Just in time for one of the kids to fiddle with it. Next up is to look it over in time to get it in for an MOT which is up in four weeks. Poo count still, thankfully at zero.
  16. Optional extra working indicators included. Bulbs all works too! hayfever absolutely fine, it can really vary from day to the next. I wasn’t suffering at work last night either. Not sure if it’s the meds or the area that I’m in.
  17. Sorry about that. Seller was very chatty. 1st impressions: Solid Stodgy Seems OK I think it has a PD130, but I will need to check when I get home. have a piccie (have several) Power steering leaks Aircon doesn’t Interior is very very blue I’ll see how I feel about it after I get back to my Grandmothers house where I am to store it. The seller also gave me to whole V5 to post, bit random!
  18. Drayton Park, just next to Emirates Stadium, you wouldn’t believe there was a Northern Line tube depot there once, unless you looked. Hornsey, suburb of London where the group Mousse T lived. Their 1998 hit was to commemorate this area, but those record producers changed the lyrics to get a wider appeal.
  19. Now at Highbury and Islington, the ‘mainline‘ station that time forgot. I used to use it all the time about 15 years ago, it was much danker then! ‘underground’ stations look weird with larger tunnels (to accommodate regular trains) and no advertising hoardings on the opposite walls.
  20. Got it in the first guess. I wish it was one of the others though! This is one of my last chances to own something *interesting before ULEZ is probably going to be extended to where I live. I’ve never owned or driven the four rings of success before, and I thought I might as well try it to see what it’s like. Train got stuck behind a stopping service so we dawdled our way through the suburbs. Saw this: No inflatable pig above it, lots of trendy flats though. Ah, come on! My pits aren’t that bad!
  21. On to the chod I hope to buy this afternoon. It’s sight unseen, was on Gumtree for a silly low amount. It has a longitudinal engine with front wheel drive. No, it’s not a Saab 900, I’ve got one of those already!
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