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  1. Didn’t it take that long to get it to starting becoming profitable?
  2. I religiously watched Top Gear every Thursday at 8.30pm. I love watching the old episodes on YouTube. It would be amazing if you could get them on YouTube.
  3. What Do you have a link to your channel? I have a Go pro I’ve never used, a couple of not ancient smart phones and my wife has a few bits of camera equipment I could borrow. I think she has one of those flexible jobby mounts somewhere. I’ll have a look at that editor. I might be able to use my work Adobe Creative cloud sub for editing videos. I edited a holiday video a few years ago using the Apple Movie software on a Mac and it wasn’t awful.
  4. The SECC means the motor show to me. We were probably there at the same time! I remember the Proton badge. I vaguely remember getting a big red lolly from Lada or Proton. I think this has pushed me on to try a bit of YouTube.
  5. Glad you like them. Unfortunately I don’t have any Sierra brochures - a bit too early. There were obviously loads for sale in the 1994 Autotrader I had a flick through. I’ll have a think about the best way to share what I have. It isn’t just brochures, branded carrier bags and other tat like pens.
  6. I was putting the Christmas decorations back in the loft earlier and grabbed a small handful of my brochure collection from the end of a box. My wife has started selling some odds and ends on eBay with some success. I thought these might sell ok. I sold three or four of them many years ago but never did any more. When my wife saw them, and knowing me, questioned whether I’d be better just keeping them and enjoying them. I acquired these from either Scottish motor shows at the SECC or contacting manufacturers. Top Gear magazine in the nineties listed a contact number for every manufacturer - I phoned them all and asked for a brochure around the autumn of 1996. Below are photos of the ones I grabbed. Are these of interest? Like everyone and their dog with a smartphone I’ve been threatening to start a YouTube channel for long enough. Would me going through these make interesting videos? Although I chucked a load when I moved, I also have a load of nineties car mags. A quick glance over a 1994 Autotrader in loft earlier was interesting.
  7. I had a Mk4 Golf GTi 1.8T years ago. It was a 1999 and must only have been 7 seven years old when I got it. Nice thing to drive. I liked the dash and the seats (it had proper badged Recaros). It just fell to pieces around me though. Both front window regulators and cup holders went. Loads of niggly things. Quite a few big garage bills. Never failed to start or left me stranded though. I fancied modifying it but never got it to the point of being ahead of the problems to do that.
  8. I’m trying to recall the story. Was it pretty much that someone said a Land Rover with a particular reg(similar to the above) was owned by their Father then about two posts later someone else claimed the exact same thing?
  9. Ah. Get some stickers made and really confuse people. Was BMC Bathgate just lorries?
  10. Whenever I see this thread title I always wonder ‘is it really called a Mini Bathgate?’.
  11. Classic photo location for car pics. I think a dealer even uses it for all of their adverts. Both of these E30s are lovely. A set of BBS wheels and some slightly lower springs aren’t anything that can’t be easily reversed. An old friend had a few E30s. Always nice to drive. He had a roughish 325i touring with a sport body kit he bought cheap from a shady trader. Never seen another like it since.
  12. My first MX5 was originally from Isle of Man. It was a ‘99 with a correct T plate but showing as first registered in 2002 when it first came to the mainland. When it was written off(a good number of years ago now) the insurance company offered a much better than expected settlement. It was my Dad that suggested this was possibly due to the insurance company thinking it was three years newer than it was based on the registration date.
  13. That has been for sale for years and years. I can’t remember a time when it wasn’t listed on eBay.
  14. I had planned on going to Crail as they had a track day on a few weeks ago but was unable to on the day. My helmet is still in my passenger footwell. Seemed excellent value for £35. I’m tempted by the trackscotland day as well. £120 I think it is. If I have to cancel last minute like I did with Crail it is a bit of a £120 bummer though.
  15. Is this any use for parts? Hairy MX5 Sport on autotrader for £500
  16. My friend has just had his late E46 coupe condemned by a localish BMW specialist due to a load of brake repairs required. It has a Boris MoT until October. It is a shame as it looks quite smart in sort of CSL grey and has very clean black leather interior. I thought it might be a good reshell for a drifter. They could punt the interior. He is in the process of contacting a local BMW breaker to see if they want it or WBAC.
  17. It is surprising how rare Corsa Bs have become. I saw a silver post ‘97 lowered on softstars in Bainsford the other day. It was so unusual to see one I looked up the reg to see if it was a sport. It was a 1.4 Breeze.
  18. I have the same trolley jack. The wee light hasn’t worked in years.
  19. Sorry to thread divert. @loserone this popped into my head when you mentioned the above. I noticed it on autotrader the other day. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202002277782326
  20. I got a response from Driftland. It took me a couple of reads. For it to still be £42 for 8-12 people to hire for a couple of hours it would need to be a week day. Are people able/willing to bunk off on say a Friday afternoon for this? ’You can have up to a max of 12 currently due to Covid-19 restrictions, it did used to be 16, however we are geared up for only 12 just now, so that everyone has their own 12m x12m pit area, with 2m and 5m distances between each individual pit.This may change as different phases come into play from the Scottish government.I will send you a run down of our current costs and rules/regs etc for a private hire.Regarding dates I only have the last week in July free, nothing for the first week in August.Thanks for your message and thanks for enquiring about a Private Hire here at the Driftland Track. We offer flexible hire of the track 7 days a week. This allows the perfect opportunity for testing, drift practice with friends, grip work, or any other training/practice sessions.The venue is priced at £168 per hour for a weekday hire and £250 per hour for a weekend hire, with the minimum being 1 hour's booking for weekdays and 4hrs for a weekend. At this price, we allow a booking for up to 8 people with a car each (max 12 see rates below). It allows you to either use the track by yourself, or share the cost of the hire. At this price the track is self marshaled, and we find there is pretty much unlimited seat time available for the duration of your hire.We can secure your booking with a non-refundable deposit of weekday £168 or weekend of £250 (payable by BACS)On these days spectator entry is free, passenger wristbands are £5, and extra drivers sharing a car are £24 each. (NOT AVAILABLE JUST NOW DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS)As an example - a 4 hour weekday hire for 8 people would cost £84 each. The group leader is responsible for making the deposit and paying the balance on the day. If there is a 9th car and driver, the 9th person would pay the same additional fee as the first eight i.e. £84. this continues for 10, 11 drivers up to a maximum of 12.As an example - a 4 hour weekend hire for 8 people would cost £125 each. The group leader is responsible for making the deposit and paying the balance on the day. If there is a 9th car and driver, the 9th person would pay the same additional fee as the first eight i.e. £125, this continues for 10.11 drivers up to a maximum 12.We can also arrange for a tyre van to be present and staffed at additional cost, please let us know if you would wish this. All cars and drivers must comply with standard Driftland rules available at: https://www.driftland.online/?P=rules’
  21. I think it is explained in this video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8gk8lNWp2PI I understand the track changed management at the end of last year though.
  22. 1. @Cheezey 2. Cheezey‘s pal 3. @Tayne 4. @Supernaut 5. @dc2100k 6. @320touring 7. @bigmancaff 8. @Flat4 9. @snagglepuss 10. @dome 11. @cort1977 12. @gm 13. @17-Coffees 14. @captain_70s 15. @paulplom Hopefully I’ve got the rough list of those that have registered interest correct. Is everyone ok with me following up my enquiry regarding a booking around late July or August? I assume a weekend would be best for everyone.
  23. @gm good stuff. I’ll nudge Driftland later to let them know I have a group of people. What are thoughts on a date? End of July, August?
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