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  1. Getting a bus ride from Old Basing to Odiham for free, when its normally £2.80. It pays to be polite to bus drivers!
  2. I thought the issue with snow on the roof of a car was it sliding forwards under braking and blinding the driver. I have seen it happen many times.
  3. Seeing someone using a Carmicheal Commando to go to the shops today was pretty unexpected!
  4. I am getting this for Christmas, because I picked it out last week in Waterstones.
  5. That reminds me of the time I got the bus to college when it had been snowing loads round here, the bus slid as it stopped for me to get on! Then it got stuck in three or four bus stops, the driver would just give it full throttle until it weaved, hit the kerb, and moved off. Fun ride.
  6. Barrett, its basically this model minus the police gear: And Blue. Gama, for some reason, decided to cast several specific specifications (wow, triple S!) onto the base plate too... Eddy I shall reply now.
  7. I need money for christmas, and I have a fair amount of diecast models I dont really need anymore, that phase of buying every single one I liked was a bit mad. Anyway, because ebay is a pain, I will offer them for sale on here first. If anyone wants to make me an offer, feel free. Here goes: Vanguards Ford Cortina MKIII (Browny Copper), £8. This one is the actual LoM car (in 1:43 scale, before anyone jests), and I bought it from some website which seemed oblivious to the massive inflation of prices this one suffered earlier last year. Boxed. Gama Opel Rekord (Blue), £7. German company which specialised in Opels and other home marques in the 80s and 90s, this one has opening doors, bonnet and boot. Might be boxed, i am sure its floating around somewhere. Minichamps Ford Mondeo (in some bright yellow colour, I forget the name) and Minichamps Ford Scorpio (Frogface) Estate, £7 each or £10 for both. Both boxed. Right so thats it for now, PM me if you are interested. I also have loads of books which I might sift through later to see if theres anything worth selling but would anyone like a 'Custom Fords' from the 80s? B+W shots, but a hell of a lot of them.
  8. Normally I would recommend flickr to everyone but it costs like £18 a year for unlimited uploads, which isnt bad considering how easy it is to use... photobucket is different though. Nice spots though, that Cortina trio is incredible! As is the Civic, the only one I have seen recently was at a museum. Bluebird looks fantastic in that colour, and with those wheels.
  9. Wow. Honestly, this month has been a bit too good for spotting, probably more of a case of being in the right place at the right time, heres a selection, but there is plenty more which I will save for another update. 1960 Austin A55 Cambridge Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1967 Volvo 221 Amazon Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1981 Bristol 412 5.9 V8 Convertible. by bramm77, on Flickr 1991 Nissan Pao 1.0 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1967 Volkswagen 'Beetle' 1200. by bramm77, on Flickr 1985 Nissan Cherry N12 Maxima Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0i GL Automatic Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1995 Vauxhall Combo Merit Chairman Van. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Volvo 480 Turbo Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr 1985 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8i Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr 1984 Ford Capri 1.6 Laser Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr 1987 Ford Granada 2.9i Ghia Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1984 Audi Quattro Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr 1986 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8 Cabriolet. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Ford Escort 1.3 Popular Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1985 Volkswagen Passat 1.8 CL Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1992 Ford Sierra 2.0i Ghia Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1999 Holden Special Vehicles VT GTS 5.7 V8 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1986 Ford Sierra 1.8 LX Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1988 Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1972 Bedford CF Flatbed Van. by bramm77, on Flickr 1972 Rover P5B 3.5 V8. by bramm77, on Flickr 1961 Austin Cambridge Farina Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1992 Ford P100 Popular Turbo Diesel Pickup. by bramm77, on Flickr 1990 Nissan Sunny 1.4 LS Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1980 Ford Fiesta 1.1 L Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Hyundai Pony 1.3 GL Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Phew.
  10. Good to see your spots on here at last, and trust me, Fruttan has spotted a hell of alot! Is Sweden really good for finding old cars? Because Norway was alright, the value of cars certainly doesnt go down anywhere near as much as it does over here, people seem to really run them into the ground.
  11. Wow! Lovely Subaru, I hope it ends up going to someone on here. I will never forget those wheeltrims, like a Japanese version of the MKII Astra wheels.
  12. £550, seller made a point of mentioning it as a Cosworth re-shell, apparently it had been in storage for a decade. Bugger!
  13. Im annoyed none of us spotted this on Pistonheads. HOWEVER, it was missing the trademark mirror and I am certain they didnt have rubbing strips. Bet it will be a Cosworth Replica soon. Also, hope Mrs Ash gets better soon AM.
  14. Thanks for all the replies folks, its appreciated! Yeh, tell me about it, I didnt know if I was clicking too early or not, and you have to click for when the hazard is first visible, and again if it causes you to slow down/stop. Everyone seems to pull out of the roads in front of you on it too.... Made harder still by the fact that all the clips are at least a decade old as everyone is smoking around in Sierras and Cavaliers, so I was shite spotting too.
  15. Tar wat and Tayne, seems like waking up at half six to revise was a good idea! Shame I ended up leaving my paper licence at the test centre, have to wait til Wednesday to get it back. The woman didnt half sound annoyed with me when she rang up to tell me, what about a postbox?!
  16. Heres hoping that they are selling a few only because of the severe crowding issues it has, plus they have more cars than are actually on display, and its not a huge premises either. As far as I know, he was the co founder, and they didnt mention anything about it closing when I went there. Best keep an eye on that ebay account.
  17. Put this on hold for now, may even offer some up for sale in the future if anyone is interested. Actually may as well, I have a Bronze MKIII Cortina by Vanguards, which I no longer need. The Fern Green one is the only one I need, how does a tenner including postage sound? I think they are worth a little bit more than that, sold out quickly from what I heard. Also, when is the Vanguards Cortina MKIV actually being released? I pre ordered mine in June FFS.
  18. Good to see your spots on here again Lukas, that 626 is so nice. Keep up the good work. Fruttan, I have looked through your flickr many times, get those photos on here!
  19. I think back then (early 90s?) people were of the opinion that a Diesel was slow and not hugely desirabe, think the opinion that JC had/stll has about them but most people thinking it. But regardless, the fool clearly does not know how bulletproof it is! RE the Metro, shes said it like the car will make men be put off her, pretty sure her appearance wont have them chomping at the bit either.
  20. Never really understood the reasoning behind making a car with a low value (at the moment) even less desirable when you plan to sell it on, I imagine a blank canvas would be a lot more appealing than one with scribbles on it. Anyway, the other night I was browsing on Streetview and I found a three door Base Sierra on a driveway, with the right mirrors and steel wheels, but the nose was against a wall, and I cant remember where it was now, I knew I should have printscreened there and then! Its going to bug me until I find it now.
  21. So here I am, chatting to friends on facebook when I get an add, okay lets see who it is. Someone I dont know, with no mutual friends. Riiiiight. Okay lets accept just to see them anyway. Here is a status of theirs. Oh and their default picture is the top of their head recieving some brown sauce. Hmmm, just when you think you know people.
  22. All cars made for a specific buyer, or a niche, are probably pointless, unless they are Bristol or Morgan. God, that may open a can of worms! I wish car companies would keep it simple like they used to, all this venturing into every availible body shape and size, and even attempting to create new ones really annoys me!
  23. Auto Trader is the most annoying website to link through a flashy picture, so heres the link anyway. http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201045372752052/sort/priceasc/usedcars/model/granada/make/ford/radius/40/postcode/rg291lp/quicksearch/true/page/1?logcode=p Nice Granny 2.9i for £395 or nearest offer, has (short) Tax and (long) MOT too.
  24. Some really good finds, as I said on flickr. I see alot of dead old cars, do you see any in use?!
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