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    Dabooka reacted to DVee8 in eBay tat volume 3.   
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    Dabooka reacted to Inspector Morose in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Have some mediocre photographs.











































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    Dabooka reacted to GeordieInExile in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    I really liked the Insight. Felt very, very normal for a 20 year old hybrid.
    I ate my Twix while enjoying the world's slowest Citroen C5.
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    Dabooka reacted to Split_Pin in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    @Jim Bell Enjoying my Twix* ! Cheers!

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    Dabooka reacted to MT606 in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    my favourite of the gathering, with the Lincoln and the colt next inline.....




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    Dabooka reacted to tooSavvy in Swift... eh? Nah!   
    Nice stressfree soujurn to 'TWIXfest', today.
    Some 'hold down' stick action [giving extra wellie on the steep uns...] helped keep some element of forward motion ongoing
    Great meetup.... Interesting folks + cars!
    thanks to all
    TS
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    Dabooka reacted to loserone in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Eeees a wizard
    signal-2021-07-25-102427.mp4
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    Dabooka got a reaction from sdkrc in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Glad it went well, and that the weather behaved itself. ūüôā
    How many made it total then?
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    Dabooka got a reaction from davehedgehog31 in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Glad it went well, and that the weather behaved itself. ūüôā
    How many made it total then?
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    Dabooka got a reaction from Jim Bell in Chod North East. Spotting through time.   
    That bus station, Malborough Crescent,  was also the home for various coach outfits too, including the infamous Barton Bus.  As a kid I'd be chucked on that on my visits back to the midlands to see family and friends in Nuneaton with nowt more than a few Commando comic books (remember those?) and a couple of cheese butties. It took about seven and a half hours and even now I see places like Worksop and Worsop and it brings memories back of that coach journey.
    When building the Centre for Life they also discovered a load of human remains there too which needed forensic archaeologists to remove and relocate them, allegedly it was a dumping ground from a cholera outbreak. One chap in particular used to come to the Dog frequently for the months and months it took to do, it really pushed the development back. Lovely chap and always very interesting, even to a 20 something barman.¬† I was also responsible for the coloured lights in the mesh stairway at either end getting rearranged; I got a lift back from Sunderland one day with one of the architects on the project and I commented the sequence meant a few of them merged and looked odd (yellow and red and the green and blue). The next day she said she agreed and had arranged to get them switched to be better contrasts to each other. ūüėÜ
    /waffle
     
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    Dabooka got a reaction from Jim Bell in Chod North East. Spotting through time.   
    Not any more. 
    You're correct about the (heavily scratched) glass panel in the floor near the door to the ladies which allowed a view down into the cellar where the setup was. However that got royally fucked in the 80s when a relief manager whacked the heaters on without any water in the jackets. Burnt out the elements and basically killed off the gimmick as it was. The tanks needed to be cut up to be removed and that was the end of that.  It did mean the cellar was lovely to work in, three rooms and great setup for the stillage too. Best setup I've seen in an 'old' pub.
    Just read the link above which is nicely detailed. I thought it stopped in the 80s, not 1990, but my memory back then is somewhat addled. Partly due to the copious amounts of lager and Castle Eden I consumed in that very boozer.
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    Dabooka got a reaction from Jim Bell in Chod North East. Spotting through time.   
    Just catching up after being AWOL for a couple of months and had to comment on this.  The Dog and Parrot was a very popular haunt of mine back in the 90s when it was renamed Tut n Shive (part of a chain owned by Whitbread. Remember them?), and I also worked there for about 7-8 years or so. Part time to fit around my other work, bloody loved it.
    Renamed back to the Dog again now of course, has been for quite a few years, but it's lost all of it's charm from the 90s as have many a boozer.
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    Dabooka reacted to garbaldy in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Got home 7.30 after a  lovely drive home,     Great driving road down and good crack with many of the attendees unfortunatly I don't think I spoke to everyone so sorry to anyone I probably missed out,    excellent roads excellent company excellent cars and a bloody excellent sausage roll from the cafe.
    A++   Would recommend talking shite in a field again.
    Just made myself a cuppa and remembered ah biscuit so popped out to garage and it's a bit melted but nice.  Thanks everyone for a good day.
     
     

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    Dabooka reacted to Jim Bell in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    The lads. 
     

     
    Scotsman eats salad shocker

     

     
    Fantastic day out. Was fucking great seeing everyone, the venue was class, the weather was top and the roads were terrific. 
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    Dabooka reacted to Schaefft in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Great day indeed, great turnout and some great cars! Here's some photos:






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    Dabooka reacted to Jim Bell in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Results of the official show. 
     
    @loserone 205

     

     
     
     
    @320touring Holy Toledo

     

     
     
    @sdkrc Honda Insight

     

     
     
     
    @Split_Pin Vauxhall Cavalier

     

     
     
     
     
    @davehedgehog31 Peugeot 405

     

     
     
     
    @Jimbob McGregor 205 Inca 

     

     
     
     
     
    @Jimbob McGregor AX 1.5d

     

     
     
     
     
     
    @garbaldyMitsubishi Colt

     

     
     
     
     
    @maxxo Citroen C5

    (Winner of best lhm sinker)
     
     
    @GeordieInExile 850 t5

     
     

     

     
     
     
    @gmmx5


     
     
     
     
    @Lacquer Peela

    (Late arrival award)
     
    @SchaefftLincoln

     

     

     
    bestest Yank.
     
     
    @tooSavvySuzuki Swift

     

     

    (Best auto)
     
     
    And the winner of best in show went to....
    @spike60 big red Merc

     

     

     

     

     

     
    The prize was a class keyring made by @MT606

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    Dabooka reacted to Dobloseven in Renault 25, the bank's behind me, Mrs Doblo's behind me, John can sod off!   
    Just done my first mend! Owner advised me not to touch the electric sunroof, as he'd never used it. Red rag to a bull, it opened easily enough but wouldn't close all the way and was very creaky. A lot of WD40 and gentle coaxing backwards and forwards and it now works. Done the door hinges and straps as well. Silicon spray would no doubt be better but it's in the caravan so needs must. Heres some better pics, pre valet. 




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    Dabooka reacted to Slartibartfast in Admin Handover   
    Hi all,
    Just to keep you all informed, TobyD has decided to step back from doing the techie business of running this place, and I have agreed to resume the role.

    If you have any technical issues, please keep posting them in the pinned thread and I'll do what I can to resolve them.

    Thanks!
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    Dabooka reacted to Soundwave in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Ah, bollocks. If it'd had the carport or conservatory engine, I'd've been all over that.
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    Dabooka reacted to Jim Bell in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Mate I'm so sorry for driving your car into that wall.  
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    Dabooka reacted to GeordieInExile in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Mega thanks to @loserone for ensuring I didn't go hungry - send me your bank details and I'll make sure to pay you back!
    Even bigger thanks to @Jim Bell for further proving what I already knew, that 90s Volvos can take a lot of punishment...
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    Dabooka reacted to gm in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    I’m just in the door, what a great day out, loads of great cars, loads of great people. And what an excellent choice of venue, big thanks to mr loserone for organising everything - the food was spot on 
    A++ would stand in a field talking bollocks about cars again 
     
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    Dabooka reacted to spike60 in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Just back home , thanks for good event, it's good to be able to put a few folk to the usernames. And thanks to the very fair and impartial judges!¬†ūüėĀ

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