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  1. Thank you. Finally someone agrees with me about ITV. I hate it, and the huge amount of unecessary emphasism they put on everything negative, it's like the autocue has all the bad words underlined so they can make it seem a whole lot worse. And they make a dogs dinner out of most Drama series' they do too, the BBC cannot be beaten on that front.
  2. Spent the day in London today, somehow walked all the way from Wandsworth Town station to Raynes Park station, which was a long one. Never go to Raynes park if you plan to go home via Woking by the way. Anyway, I spotted a HUGE amount of shite, including, what could be regarded, as my dream car. Those of you familiar with my flickr will know what I am on about. Also, anyone after a 1994 Rover 800 Saloon with tax and test? There is one for sale in London for £375, I have the numbers to call if you are interested.
  3. Got caught taking photos of a car today, for the first time, whoops. But he was a friendly chap, and only 27 years old, which probably helped. Seems he is really into MKII Fiestas, the car I got caught snapping being one (modified, although all reversable), and we got into a lengthy chat about them, and even about old cars in the area. Weirdly, as we were talking, an old woman came over and mentioned that she had two laid up in her front garden. What on earth are the chances of that?!
  4. Here is some more for you. 1983 BMW 316 E30 Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr Unloved early E30 has sat for nearly a decade. 1982 Ford Escort XR3 1.6 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Someone hasn't been made aware of scene tax, I bet this is still worth a million odd quid though. 1990 Ford Escort 1.4 Ghia Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr In contrast, this painfully mint Escort is still doing a good job for someone. 1979 Ford Escort 1.3 Ghia Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1983 Ford Cortina Crusader Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr What are the odds of finding two old Fords from the same area (which
  5. I always choose the right cigarettes for customers! And funnily enough, they normally choose the 'premium brands'. I wonder how many other people who work in front of a fag gantry know where the Senior Service are. And Angry Dicky, here is another photo of your excellent looking Maestro. 1985 Austin Maestro 1.3 Base Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr
  6. Petrol prices are actually starting to put me off driving now. I am ready for my test, but bear in mind thats a good £100 plus another £1800 (at least) for car and insurance, it certainly builds up. Oh well, better get it done before it gets any higher. I remember when that fuel crisis happened a few years back, and petrol was running out at the forecourts, it was madness outside my flat in Slough as there was a Texaco opposite. My buses are fine, £2.80 to do 11 or so miles, or if you're feeling bold, £18 for an all week gold rider ticket, the bonus being you can use it for unlimit
  7. Nice to meet you too Dan. That Ital Suntor was something else, and there was a good turnout of Maestros and Princesses this year as well. I saw Torsten in his 1100 briefly but he had to get moving. Look forward to the pics, wish I hadn't forgotten my camera I was there too, think I might have seen at least one of you but at the risk of looking a fool approaching the wrong people, I decided not to say anything! Anyway, good show, I was actually really surprised at how many 70s/80s cars were there. Wedges. by bramm77, on Flickr
  8. Sunspray. Also has anyone seen that base model Sierra Sapphire sold under the name Sapphire Classic recently? Another special edition Sierra was called the Solitare, but I have only ever seen one of those. Whoops, meant Seaspray. Considering I just looked at a photo I had taken of one with the wording visible, I should probably get an early night.
  9. Neo always seem to choose some weird/great stuff, apparently the owner of the company is some massive car lover. Shame they cost so much though, may have to buy the MKI Sierra when I actually have money. Also, I was passing the second hand store opposite me the other day and they had this in the window: Cheap too, and these things can go for a good price on ebay, as they rarely appear over here these days. Hmmm.
  10. Excellent save there, I am more than surprised that the bodywork was not shot to pieces underneath! Looks like that place had quite a few gems about too, although I doubt they will be as lucky as the Avenger.
  11. I am pretty sure that the prefacelift Granada I saw on the back of a Transit last year was a Sapphire sadly, it was two tone and all. But like I said before, it looked rotten as hell. On a slightly different note regarding 'dealer specials' I found an early Proton MPI today covered in stickers saying 'Surrey' and sporting a light blue on the lower half of the doors. Although that could be an OAP owner special.
  12. I'm excited because show season is about to start, only 2 weeks until the Austin Morris show at Brooklands now.
  13. @155V6, is that Rushmoor Arena, and more specifically, a Wheels Day from a few years back? Probably one of the best events for Custom cars now, although the level of wankness is minimal these days it seems. But has anyone got a photo of the Yellow 'Submarine' Transit from last year? That was pretty unique....
  14. Obviously the person who wandered into an Austin dealership back in 1980 to purchase this one felt that £4295.63 was a little rich, instead settling for an L. In a lovely colour. 1980 Austin miniMetro L Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr But then blew all the money saved, in Halfords. I know that BL had an issue with MCW regarding the name 'Metro', but I suppose adding 'mini' onto it just fuelled the cynics fire.
  15. I think this thread was for cars people don't get, if someone doesn't get the Prius, then fair enough. Whilst I have no issue with them, they admittedly do give some people who own them (NOT ALL, BEFORE YOU CRITICIZZE) some miscalculated sense of saving the world. But they also have many advantages, I'm sure. You know what cars I don't get? Anything that has made an unnecessary niche market. Stop complicating things.
  16. Okay, so turns out this is actually a 1979 Leyland Sherpa, and it isn't a homemade wrecker, but a still working scrap wagon. I saw it up close and personal today. It is, without a doubt, perfect. And yes, I think the amount of hooky MOTs it has had are most likely in double figures.
  17. Here is a small update of pictures I have taken recently, just to catch up with my flickr uploads. Some of you have seen them before but here goes anyway: Answers on a postcard please. by bramm77, on Flickr I don't think this has much chance of returning to the road. 1979 Austin Morris Mini Clubman. by bramm77, on Flickr Not a GT, and not originally red. Not like you can tell or anything. 1981 Triumph Dolomite Sprint Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Incredibly crunchy every day Dolomite, had a fist sized hole in front of that rear arch, and check out the bubbling above... 1991 Skoda 136 Rapid
  18. k499gto 3 by BlackbirdZXOC, on Flickr
  19. Probably a bad thing that I look forward to Holidays to new places just for the shite content now, Bishop Stortford is also pretty good, but not abandoned C5 good.... If anyone is in this area and fancies seeing a shedload of stuff, head over to Aldershot. For the tons of shite. And little else...
  20. Oh, that is terrible. I hope everything turns out okay, my thoughts are with you both.
  21. I thought the 200 style grilles were added onto Metros by owners who had got busy with glue? I always thought the Proton MPIs looked a lot better prefacelift, the refresh made them look a bit plain. 1992 Proton 1.5 SE Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1995 Proton 1.5 SL Automatic Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Probably just me, note the ironic use of Mitsubishi trims on the later one. Also, just noticed the incredibly identical numberplates!
  22. Best part of today so far was seeing an immaculate A reg Datsun Sunny go past me on my driving lesson.
  23. Uploaded with ImageShack.us Anyone remember these? You would put a cap (like the ones in those toy guns) into the bonnet and crash it into a skirting board, and it would go band and smoke. Realistic as anything. I don't think it lasted long sadly.
  24. I had a couple of those multistory car parks as well, I remember a BP one, which would collapse if overburdened. And the ramps would always fall off. I remember when I got my first Scalextric, back in 1998, and the same car broke 3 times in a row. This was quietly replaced with a cheaper slot car system, which lasted a hell of a lot longer, probably still have it somewhere. When I was a kid, Hot wheels playsets were the way to go, but I never had one, I would have to visit friends house to experience that. Bit of a rip you couldnt use any old car on them though.
  25. Cripes, 10 pages worth of flickr uploads to go through. I'll keep it to the interesting stuff only, with captions where I can be bothered. 1973 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Not seen at a classic car show, rather the opposite. An Andover car park. Looks like the future could be expensive for this one. 1985 Austin Mini 25th Anniversary. by bramm77, on Flickr 1991 Vauxhall Astra MKII 1.4 L Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr I think there should be an Autoshite prize going for the first person who finds a MKII with unfaded bumpers. 1990 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 GTi Syncro Hat
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