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  1. I saw a scruffy Transit recovery wagon yesterday in traffic and was thinking about this. This thread is pretty much my train of thought. Modern cars now too heavy for these, especially electric cars. Questions and thoughts that came to mind: What real use are these smaller recovery vehicles now? Will they be worthless except for moving classics? Surely these are a bit safer for the inexperienced than towing a car on a trailer.
  2. Are these still on? I’ve been meaning to show my face at one for a while. I’m also having a clear before moving house meaning I’ve a few useful things people might be interested in. My plan was to give them away and this would be a good opportunity if anyone wanted anything.
  3. I drove past this before Xmas en route to an alpaca farm. I commented to my wife how much I loved it. I also enjoyed the Scottish edition of your book recently. I’m always tentatively waiting to see if you ever uncover an old photograph of the old petrol station in Laurieston near Falkirk. It was a Simca dealer in the sixties.
  4. Can you put me down for a number on the 205 please.
  5. I haven’t been in a couple of years. I felt there was far too much ‘memorabilia’ squashed in around the cars. The cars were ok.
  6. Ha ha, I don’t know whether to be surprised or not that it belongs to someone from AS.
  7. Does your 205 get parked in Grangemouth? I saw a very similar one parked in Talbot street a few weeks ago. I only saw it from the back tho. You E36 is looking awesome. An old friends Dad bought a compact Sport brand new with those wheels. Funnily enough from from Stirling BMW when it was Menzies.
  8. I always love the look of that 205. If the A3 had a private plate you could tell me it was a 2015 and I’d quite believe you.
  9. Have you tried Printforce? They do single copy digital printing and shipping as well. If Amazon works for you it might not be worth the hassle. Maybe if you were going to supply shops or sell at events.
  10. That’s a curious thing. Many, many years ago a colleague had an earlyish Cooper S that broke a rear trailing arm. We thought it was because he handbraked into a kerb in the snow a few weeks previous. I remember having a headache at BMW as what they wanted to order was different to what was on the car. Had to find one on the forecourt to look at. From memory the original was cast and the updated was two layers pressed in a U.
  11. I could just PM but curious if I can guess. Any clues? I’ve had this a few times where garages have had my car for over a month.
  12. A friend of mine had an identical Focus in blue. He has a newer Focus now but always says that his older one was better and his ideal car would be a brand new 2003 1.6 Focus again. When my wife says Coalsnaughton it sounds like ‘coal-snot-on’.
  13. I don’t even understand David’s last message. It is the ‘toll m8’ bit I don’t get. Is he saying ‘mate’ or are they charging to drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh now? He is away in the cream puff because you didn’t reply straight away?
  14. I had a 1.8 S five speed and a 1.8 Sport six speed NB, I preferred the five speed box. I felt the sixth gear had been tacked on and messed up the rest of the nicely placed gears of the five speed.
  15. I was just thinking the exact same thing!
  16. Dunmore House and the mausoleum across that field in the forest are worth a nosey. I got engaged at the pineapple.
  17. Spotted this when I was out with the dog.
  18. Spotted whilst out walking the dog.
  19. I spotted these when out walking the dog. The mk3 Escort was one of those South Africa pick ups.
  20. When I’m on the train from Gatwick I sometimes notice an American car specialist in an industrial area. Absolutely no idea where it is though.
  21. Looks familiar https://www.autoliftproduction.com/en-gb/autolift3000
  22. Thanks. Unfortunately that is a very old photo. Crazy to think the car was probably only about 8 years old at point. Like a ‘13 plate now!
  23. I have a set of four piece drive on ramps somewhere you could borrow if that would make the exhaust easier?
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