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Drive Shite Day - what did you see?


dollywobbler

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So, anyone spot anything good out there? I had a hurtle around the Elan Valley with some locals. Had some nice cars turn out - though I've got to hold fire on some of the pics until they've had a chance to appear in print. However, I can unleash this delicious Skoda Rapid upon you, being chased by a Reliant Scimitar SE4b.

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Didn't see much else, but then we didn't stray far and the weather was horrific at times. I was in the 2CV but you've probably seen enough pictures of that.

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There was a very clean P-plate Allegro turned up at Hunstanton. Red with a black vinyl roof. There was also a Midas convertible, a tidy beige C-plate Solara (identical to my old Alpine but without the hatchback), an X1/9, one of those new MG things (which actually appeared to be privately owned - by an older couple who were with the local MG club and had presumably decided not to bring the Sherpa Sport because of the weather), a tidy blue Dyane and a delightfully scruffy black Traction Avant. Oh, and an '89 Cadillac Fleetwood - bet that was fun through the narrow village streets.

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Taking the dog for a walk this morning, I heard a distinctive V8 (I think) rumble, turned round and was surprised to hear it coming from an early (51-53 model) black Standard Vanguard, which had red wheels but otherwise looked fairly errrrrrrrrr....................standard :) . A couple of minutes later I saw a C reg Mitsubishi L300 motorcaravan, in Autoshite beige. Unfortunately dogs, photography and main roads don't mix, which was a pity as they were both new to me; do the descriptions ring a bell with anyone here?

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As mentioned in another thread, I forgot all about this and didn't go out! :oops: However... there was a wedding up at the big church (which I can see from my back door) and the convoy approached via the new road across from me. For anyone who hasn't encountered a Cypriot wedding party... you hear them first, because everyone, and I do mean everyone, is leaning on the horn. So I looked up with almost zero interest, in time to see a maroon Mk1 Golf cabrio in the procession. With the top down, which is really unusual here. Often I hear a V8 nearby, it's in a black Dodge Ram pickup (very rare here) that comes through the village a lot. I think the driver must live here. And yes, he was around today too. Must get a pic sometime.

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Damn, didn't realise this at all - I would've gone back to the old house at Dinorwic quarry, there's bound to have been at least one local club gathering there :(

 

I do love the angle of the fluffy dice in the Rapid though :lol: along with the slightly nervous smile frozen on the passenger's face.

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Two girls came round to look at the DAF and were driving a Morris Minor but that's all I saw.

 

Whilst they took it for a spin I went to look round their car and peered through the window and there was another girl sat in there wearing a Panda hat. She made me jump, I thought she was some sort of rucksack.....

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I didn't know this was on, or rather, I hadn't twigged. If I had, I'd've gone for a tootle even with the exhaust sounding like shit and the tank running quite low on dinosaur juice. There's quite a few oldies around here, including an immaculate Mk2 Transit with a drop-side flatbed that I never see when I have a camera, I bet that and some of the other local chod was out and about today as the weather has been almost nice today.

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Returning youngest daughter to Northumbria University today, the only thing of interest that I saw was a "B" roadster on the motorway hard shoulder with AA van in attendance. The rain we have had today meant my 2CV sieve stayed in the garage!

 

Rob

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I saw a Skoda Felicia pickup minus its usual grill with a paint job, dropped on big alloys, a terminal Sceptre MK3 rotting with a couple of Rivas (yes I took a detour passed 'that' garden again) and 'my' Horizon I fancied has left the scrapyard :o I'm not suprised really though I put in no effort to gather the funds. Thank god tho, there's enough work in the 4 I have

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Would have liked to do car things today but middle midgets 5th birthday and a bit of work put paid to that :? I nipped up to Craven Arms in the BX with the kids though and we were briefly following a Green Morris 1000 and a gold 60s saloon (mk2 cortina?).

 

On the way back we saw an older Volvo saloon (144?) just by the Onibury level crossing then an Austin 7 braving the A49 a bit further on. Nipped back into work this evening and saw a early 60s saloon lurking in a garage yard, looked like a Hillman or a Vauxhall from the back.

 

Saw this on Saturday though

 

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Subaru Estate by Catsinthewelder, on Flickr

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Took eldest lad back to Uni yesterday, saw a Moggie Minor, Series 2a landie (yummy) which was for sale, a big Yank 50's convertible and a Citreon DS which looked uber clean (all on the way to Norwich).

 

My 1300FWD is always parked on the road, so that kind of counts and I was too busy wanting to remove the vile and shitty 2K paint finish on my Daf 46 with an axe on Saturday to give much thought to anything else. :evil::evil::evil:

 

Ken

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I've just taken up jogging again to get fit and I find the single track roads round my way are delightfully free of traffic, bar the odd farm Hilux or Trooper , but surprisingly caked with chod.

 

Yesterday I saw in my hour -long run:

 

2 MK3 Polos, one J reg Estate in green, the other L-Reg 'Coupe' in Red.

Leyland Freighter Tipper (its a 6 wheeler so is it a Freighter) Its spectacularly dead and covered with a CPT, but I used to see it from the train gougn to Uni when it was working many years ago. Its in front of an equally dead ERF E8-Series 8 legger. Dont know what engine it has as its rated at 265. Our E8 was a Cummins 275 and a Rolls engine is 11 odd litres isnt it?

 

Dead yellow Pug 305 Van on a C-plate kept company by a rotting hulk of a green Princess.

 

I also run past the local breakers and they have some chod kept aside such as a MK1 Cav, MK3 Granny and a few Transits.

 

We also have a fair few travellers sites in the surrounding countryside and on 2 separate sites there have appeared pristine MK2 Transits with alloy dropdise bodies. One has a red cab and the other is white. They are really immaculate and I was surprised to see them amongst the worn out MK4 00's models!

 

Anyhow, useless without pics lol!

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