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  1. Are those Rover 100 headlights for extra horror?
  2. Citroen SM Datsun Cherry ...I'll accept that beyond the side profile these two have nowt in common.
  3. Funnily enough, I saw today that the TfL incident team model of BTP officers driving mixed crews to incidents on blue lights has been extended to the Wessex area with a new NR/BTP response vehicle. I have twice had the massive Police firetrucks turn up when I have been on shift at a major London terminus, needless to say they weren't my best shifts.... In shite youtube moment, the reliable Iain Tyrrell is back:
  4. I suspect they'll be hedging their bets that they'll need to include funky new busses in any future tenders and therefore anything that is repainted now can be farmed off to other parts of the country or that they can incorporate the cost of any re-repaints necessary in the future tenders given that no-one has manchester liveried busses at the mo. With the COVID grants, there's a lot of government money sloshing around the bus world for work on facilities and vehicles that previously would never have been signed off by their owning groups. Its a very strange world according to the manager I know, money for repainting 20 busses but no money for hiring additional staff etc.
  5. I suspect that Riley and Wolseley fell very neatly into that non-niche... the differentiation between the two never seemed to make much sense, nor did letting them stumble on for quite so long.
  6. Thats a shame about the Volvo, I remember seeing it on the Malone Road before you bought it and it was majestic, glad to head that the Rover went to a good home!
  7. Good to see you back - I seem to remember you picked up a nice old yellow Volvo 240 and a mint Rover 800 back in the day, are they still in the fleet?
  8. Its doubly impressive given that they (Chinooks, not Volvo 240s) have been flying over my house for years and they always come in a mysterious shade of blue that is in actual fact green....
  9. LOL I think thats done just so the directions are crystal clear over even a dodgy radio connection or such As Lightbulbfun says, it is because they have to stay in contact with the control room where they'll be making the decision whether to continue the chase or not and having what is pretty much an old Nokia to narrate with means that the audio quality often isnt the best...
  10. I just have Partridge's voice in my head describing the Rover 800s luxurious leather interior when I see those seats....
  11. Is that a Mk1 with a facelift grill on? Something doesnt seem right about it.
  12. Watching This Country on the Beeb and there's been some brilliant chod in it including a Volvo 940 and a minty Nissan Bluebird - the latest episode even has an Allegro Vanden Plas in the background. Surely there must be a shiter involved somewhere in the team behind it.
  13. When I was out in California ove the summer there was plenty of uber rare British cars out and about with British plates on that had been shipped over for the Pebble Beach concours event but I don't think they really count as being 'proper' wandering cars seeing as half of them would have been put on a plane and back in blighty before I was! As for foreign cars in the UK, there's a chancer one road over from the 'rents who has a Holden Monaro on Queensland plates and has done for a couple of years, I doubt he'll get challenged as Thames Valley Police never challenged the lad driving a Honda Civic on Arab plates that spent nearly ten years going around North Oxford.
  14. I can remember being a right old useless little shit on the internet back in the day but it certainly has got worse. Now I've grown up and I am selling models on ebay and elsewhere I find myself inundated with stupid messages clearly written by kids, the last one on ebay wanted me to hold the item for a month after he had won it on ebay so he could pay for it. Unsurprisingly he had plenty of negative feedback from sellers who he had never paid but luckily he never bid which saved me the grief. I think the essential problem is that the age of people using the internet is getting lower and lower with predictable consequences.
  15. Ah right, that is fair enough and a shame to lose a RHD one, I thought it had been the Russian car. I doubt May had much of an impact on the stunt at all.. Just a token bit of childish antics thrown in at the end.
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