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  1. Jesus Christ Simmo, I think I recognise that one. Fairground Lorry yard in Hook right?! Not a place I would really want to be taking photos, nice one.
  2. Wheels Day 2011. What a turnout! Easily the best car show I have been to, without a doubt. Could have been terrible though, there was literally miles of queues going into Rushmoor Arena, and quite a few cars couldn't take it, especially one Yank Tank which blew its radiator. My mates Zodiac (Aircraft Carrier), which I travelled in, also got fuel pumping issues and we actually pushed it to the front gate, where it decided to start up again. They are not light cars.
  3. That early MG Metro was, until very recently, always parked outside a house near Earls Court. They have cleaned it up pretty well, but it has got some pretty serious paint issues going on.
  4. Started my new job at o2 yesterday, already liking it a lot. I'll admit, a fair few people hate the thought of even working in retail, but I am fine with it. May as well stick to something I am good at, for now anyway. Got the most hours out of all the new people too. Anyway, went to Alton today, and I had always dismissed it as being awful for shite spotting. Obviously not!
  5. Where all these Yugos coming from? Seriously, I've even managed to spot two in 2011.
  6. Seeing this on a flickr contacts recent uploads! 1983 Ford Sierra 1.6 (base model) by Sim's pics, on Flickr BEST 5POT OF EVA.
  7. I'll never forget the time my old College teachers Vectra estate destroyed itself at the end of the day, and never moved again, until it was sent to the scrapyard. To be fair, he was a bit of a dick and probably deserved it. My friend also had a 53 plate Corsa which had all sorts of issues, the EML lit up as he was selling it. But the 1.0 Corsa someone else owned, never had an issue. Apart from being a 1.0 Corsa.
  8. No, I honestly can't think of any cars with that amount of engines on offer. You could also include cars which have a stupid amount of engine sizes availible, for example the third generation Chevrolet Caprice had an inline six, two V6s, four V8s and one Diesel V8 on offer. American cars of that era often came with the option of a rather diverse engine selection, a lot of it was down to the parent company having so many brands at their disposal, they could offer one engine in quite a few of the cars they made.
  9. Which now means we will get shedloads of people replying to the spambot and the wind up merchant. Excellent.
  10. Well the job was actually for a Sales Advisor position at o2, not one behind a keyboard.... The only reason the typing skills test occured is due to the need for you to be both fairly quick and accurate when typing in fairly important data to do with the customer, when they open a contract for example..
  11. Finally got a job interview, at o2 this Friday. I had been contacted by Randstad employment yesterday, and following a successful phone interview, I went to register and have a face to face session today at their offices in Reading. Went really well! She was a friendly person, and I got 97% on the assessment, which basically tested your abilities to copy data from a grid in a fast and precise manner. Also, they said that a good score for keystrokes per hour would be 4900+, I apparently got 7032. And another job I have applied for have asked me to submit an application form as they are interested, but my CV apparently wouldn't open on their computers... Some progress at last.
  12. I also saw someone in a Dacia Logan reverse right into a Mondeo estate whilst attempting to park, prompting the rather annoyed Mondeo owner to come out, and reposition his car so no one could even attempt to try that again...
  13. Finding an obscene amount of tat in New Malden, especially a few cars I seriously did not expect to see. Also, I appear to have stumbled upon a car driving around with a cloned plate, identical to the car with the original, bar one minor detail, the spec. Hmmm.
  14. Some good spots there, that Marina is buff. Also, that Skoda takes the biscut for obscure London wrecks, I bet it sounds utterly terrible/lovely.
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    That made excellent reading, nice one. How bizarre that my Mums slightly older C3 on a 55 plate also has a blown fuse rendering the windscreen washers useless! It also has quarter windows, which I always thought were pretty unusual on a new car. Apparently we nearly bought a Xsara Picasso back in 2001, but ultimately kept our Impreza GL for another two years. If I did ever end up with one of these, it would have to be one sporting the non body coloured (or tinted) seats, when we had our old C3, the blue seats were really quite disgusting.
  16. Some proper good photos there, nice work! This has put me right in the mood for Wheels Day in 12 days time now...
  17. Final update for you now. Oh and it was near Wandsworth Wat! Have you seen it before? 1987 Renault 25 2.0 GTS Automatic Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1990 Rover 827 SLi Automatic Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr WTF, This car was parked outside my house a few months back, 35 miles away. 1983 Volvo 245 GLE Automatic Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr No panel was one colour. 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood 7.0 V8 Sixty Special Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Fiat Uno 45 S Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr These first generation Unos are seriously hard to come by now. 1940s Lancia Aprilla. by bramm77, on Flickr 1990 Peugeot 505 GTi 2.2 Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr I'd love to try one of these out someday, if they haven't all been exported that is. 1987 Alfa Romeo SPV Series 3 1.5 CLVR Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr 1991 Rover Maestro 1.3 Clubman Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Another Maestro... 1983 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 L Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr I didn't know this at the time, but that front bumper is a home made replacement. Proper shiter. 1996 Lada Riva 1.5 Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr Another red Riva Estate. So thats the three identical ones on my flickr now. 1985 Ford Sierra 1.6 Base Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr Base model. Ex British Telecom. Banger. Nigh on MOT faliure. 1986 Honda Accord Aerodeck 2.0 EX. by bramm77, on Flickr 1982 Ford Cortina MKV 1.6 L Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Lucky Cortina, 30 years in London.. 1989 Hyundai Pony 1.5 GLS Automatic Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr OMG PONY etc 1994 Rover Montego 2.0 Countryman TD Estate by bramm77, on Flickr This car lasted a decade on the road, bet the mileage is astronomical. 1970 Ford Transit MKI 2.0 Diesel Minibus. by bramm77, on Flickr Red oxide FTW, clearly. Tata Indica DLX 1.4 Diesel Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Good god. How on earth this one was allowed through customs, I'll never know. 1980 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.6 GLi Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr Utterly rancid MKI, it was so rotten. 1982 Ford Fiesta Popular Plus Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Outside a scrapyard, but presumably owned by staff... 1993 Fiat Uno 1.0 i.e. Start Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Apparently this was crashed again shortly afterwards, it now has two smashed headlights and is still on the road... 1994 Rover Maestro 1.3 Clubman Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Yep, another one 1981 Ford Granada 2.3 Consort Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Gorgeous. 1990 Rover Vitesse 2.7 Automatic Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1987 Ford Fiesta XR2 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Outside a YMCA, suffice to say I think it is doomed. 1986 Nissan Sunny B11 1.5 Spirit Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1973 Austin Maxi 1750 HL Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Who needs Gnomes huh? 2003-05 Dacia Solenza 1.9 Diesel Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1977 Datsun 100A F11 988cc Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr One of those literal WTF OMGZ moments, trust me! There you go.
  18. Your wish is my command. Here is the rest. Whoops. by bramm77, on Flickr Like the title suggests, whoops indeed. 1969 Rover P5 3500 V8 Automatic. by bramm77, on Flickr GR8 FOR 1980 COUNCIL ESTATE. 1985 Toyota Hi-Ace 2.0 H50. by bramm77, on Flickr GR8 FOR EXPORT. 1969 Jaguar XJ6 S1 4.2 Convertible. by bramm77, on Flickr GR0. Although I do kind of like it. 1984 Nissan Laurel 2400 Automatic Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Lush. 1982 Ford Cortina 1.6 Crusader Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1969 Ford Escort MKI 1.3 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Off the road since 1983. In which time it has probably gone up in value 10000%. 1986 Mazda 323 1.5 GLX Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr Rubbing strips, rubbing strips everywhere. 1983 Datsun Stanza 1.6 GL Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr STANZA. 1989 Subaru Justy 1.2 SL AWD Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Vauxhall Belmont 1.3 Tiffany Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Wow a Belmont which hasn't been 'hotwired' (had a button put in upside down) and then burnt out. 1963 Mercedes Benz W112 300SE Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Still taxed. Yep. 1986 Mitsubishi Starion 2.0 Turbo Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr Mitsubishi Stallion. Actually, I'll give you another final update later.
  19. In all fairness, David, who seems to be the guy who is 'in charge' of that group, so to speak, did send a very nicely worded PM about it, so, a mountain of a molehill really.
  20. A TF21 no less Thanks for the welcome back. In a more worthy grump, I have still got absolutely no job going. I'm not going to make this a WOE IS ME post, I am lucky enough to still be living at home and have all I need, but it's just a bit disheartening. There is a popular line that my friends spin at me when I am unsuccesful in applying, and that is the good old; 'you are over qualified for it'. Is that honestly true? Just because I have a BTEC Diploma doesn't mean I don't want to work in bloody retail.
  21. Apologies for my absence recently, I have been doing ALOT, but here is what I have seen lately. 1990s FSO Polonez Caro 1.6 GLE Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr What better way to start! Looks like it has been left to rot now, although I guess the people living in the house crossed the 'border' in it. 1989 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 L Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Shagged Cavalier still in use. 1983 Audi Coupe 2.1 B2. by bramm77, on Flickr OMG QUATTRO ASHES 2 ASHES. Nope. 1978 Chrysler Avenger 1.6 GL Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr ANOTHER Chrysler Avenger. 1970 Ford Taunus 20M 2.6 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr I bet this is worth a fair amount, not sure if it really ever moves. 1983 Citroen GSA X1 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr A Norwegien plated GSA. In London. Parked at Homebase. Right. 1990s Suzuki Swift 1.3 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr One of those easy to forget about cars, and yet another foreign plated oddity. 1996 Hindustan Ambassador 1.8 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr As modern as a canal boat. 1982 Triumph Acclaim 1.3 HL Automatic Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1983 Austin Maestro 1.6 L Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Seriously rare car, with the troublesome R Series engine too. 1985 Toyota Carina II 1.6 GL Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Grotty Carina. 1985 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.4 V8 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1975 Volvo 244 DL 2.1 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Not owned by an OAP window cleaner called Jerry either, weirdly. Actually, I'll leave you with these for now, another update later!
  22. Stupid Flickr 'photo of the week' contests. I entered one for British Convertibles made between 1945 and '75, only to receive a message a few minutes later asking me to change it, as the car I had entered has four seats and is thus against the rules... Maybe they should rename the contest as ones for Roadsters then. Such a trivial matter to get annoyed about, but come on. It's going to be a load of bloody Austin Healeys now.
  23. I decided to wash my mums car today, and despite having to do it with a sponge and a chamois, I made it gleam. It looks brilliant right now, if I do say so myself. Shame the windscreen wash jets have decided to break.
  24. I love these cars, my Aunt owned three in a row back in the 90s. Whilst they are uncommon cars now, for some reason I keep spotting tons of them. So far, in the past month I have seen fourteen Maestros. Whilst I would love to say I can buy this one, I sadly can't as I am currently unemployed and under the age of 25, so my hopes of finding a job anytime soon are depressingly low. But good luck anyway, on the off chance you still have it when I am financially secure, i will have it then.... Anyway, to make up for my pretty pointless input, here is a proper wreck of a Maestro I saw late last year. God knows how it is still about. 1988 Austin Maestro 1.3 City X Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr
  25. I saw that Montego the other weekend at Brooklands! A superb car, nice one. Welcome to the site, funnily enough I thought that car summed up autoshite perfectly. Just a shot in the dark here, but you don't live in, or near Hersham do you? Because I spotted an identical Metro to your one from the train yesterday.
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