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Shep Shepherd

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    I Like Trucking

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  1. The Manta 'B' (not to mention the Cavalier Coupe and Sportshatch) is a truly wonderful car. I had the privilege of inspecting the very last one made at the Opel museum in Russelsheim in 2003. Its panel gaps were inconsistent, to say the least!
  2. Cat Automotive is another blast from the past. So many Dover-based (and Deal-based, for that matter) car places are now long-gone
  3. That's excellent! The Austin dealer on Townwall Street/Woolcomber Street ultimately became the Ford dealer Thompson's of Dover. My father bought a 1988 fiesta from them in 1990 (£4595 for a Mercury Grey 1.1 Festival 2 made during Ford's 'rusty' period). It's now lost to the new St. James development.
  4. I hope that the Acclaim gets some proper bodywork attention at some point. After all, it represents a very important chapter in the history of the British car industry.
  5. Derek's vocal mannerisms are excellent and I often find myself using them in conversations or when talking to myself on the road. In one of his earlier videos he says "German Shepherds and needle-nosed pliers" when working on a project. No idea what the context was, but I thought it was pretty cool
  6. As Derek Bieri from Vice Grip Garage says: "I'll be dipped!"
  7. I can't imagine that there are many Olau stickers in existence any more, sadly.
  8. How about an Olau Line sticker? Perfect for any pre-1994 car: I lament the demise of the Sheerness-Vlissingen ferry service, If it was still in existence, it would save me a heck of a lot of time when I visit my very good Dutch friend Ed who lives in the Brabant region of the Netherlands.
  9. Attended Southend Hospital's A&E department earlier today after the pain and mobility issues I've endured due to sciatica since early June became unbearable. I've been feeling terrible physically for weeks, but I put off seeking professional medical attention until today due to the current situation, as I perceived that there were other people in more need than myself: Diagnosis confirmed, painkillers and muscle relaxants prescribed (naproxen and diazepam. I also had a little bit of morphine at the hospital, which I'd never had before. It was nice), and I'm feeling much better already A long weekend now beckons, as I'm taking tomorrow off regardless of what anyone says (I might be made redundant next month, so f*ck 'em). I'm wondering if I'll be able to do any car stuff, as I've not been able to do very much in recent weeks due to my condition. Both cars need a wash and The Aero needs an engine oil change. #ThankYouNHS
  10. I've owned The Aero for four years today. It's turned out to be a lot better than I expected, especially considering I only paid £995 for it and never bothered to test drive it when I collected it: Here's to the next four years
  11. I've seen that Volvo taxi several times when I've been in Ipswich. If The Volvo is anything to go by, its exhaust emissions will be negligible.
  12. I look forward to seeing the bumpers after you've splodged some bumper and trim goop on them
  13. That is excellent in every way! Check out the stickers in the X350's windscreen ^^
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