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Reg's relics...as punctual as ever - a Bromley interlude!!

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Re: UAR 688Y, the black and yellow Lotus 7 thing - unless I miss my mark, that's a Locost kit car. Shite if it doesn't have a Rover engine.

It is a Locost and it has a 1993cc engine.
A-ha! 1993 sounds like a Ford lump. Ought to bang in a 1.8 K series turbo, or go the whole hog, get the welder out and bung in a Rover V8.I stuffed a Range Rover EFi V8 in a mark 2 Escort, with a Jag 'box and a DS420 back end - that was quick, think how good it would be in something that weighs the same as a bag of crisps.

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Time to update this with a few things seen since the new year began. Bones96 or other locals might recognise some of these locations! :wink:

 

Citroen 2CV Bamboo

 

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Mint (shouldn't that be Tango'd) 504 pickup

 

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2 varieties of old skool Suzuki Jeep nearly side by side! Vitara & SJ (?)

 

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We're doing doubles now! 2 varieties of modern black hair dressers' cars

 

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MkI Escort, a car no longer for the masses

 

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Anyone fancy this MkIII Civic?

 

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Lovely Mercedes 280SL

 

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That Escort looks thoroughly normal, nice to see a non Mexico type clone. What's the hairdresser car on the left? New one to me that is

Tis a Daihatsu Copen - not too many of them around fortunately! At least they're distinctive, although not sure if that's a blessing or a curse!

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As a die-hard small car fan, I have to state that I love the Copen, although they are ridiculously expensive for what they are. I like the Jap sub 1 litre sportsters like Cappuccino, but my fave is the Honda Beat Head above parapet awaiting flak ...

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Is that the legendry silver fox paint that was normaly knackered within 3 to 5 years. Quite an achievment considering the 1970's summers :lol: Drivers Doors odd shade too.

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Be like me! Grab a slice of this cheap fun Alfa action! Ok so it costs about 6 times less than my one did and is about 3 years older & frankly looks it......but it says mechanically sound, & this is an Alfa so that's the main thing right?!

 

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I'm quite envious of the leather interior, horrible in summer & winter but who cares how it feels! 8)

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That looks quite good that 146. Still a £295 Alfa is something likely to give me recurring nightmares as to how long it will stay mechanically sound and how soon I would be reaching deep into my wallet!Brilliant cars when they are working though!

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£295 is a good price for one of those, i could quite fancy one I must say. I really like the styling, greatly preferable to the 145 i think. However I will stick with the 33 for the time being, maybe that will comprehensively put me off Alfas once and for all.

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That looks quite good that 146. Still a £295 Alfa is something likely to give me recurring nightmares as to how long it will stay mechanically sound and how soon I would be reaching deep into my wallet!Brilliant cars when they are working though!

At that price you can afford to do it up a bit or have some leeway for possible faults! :wink:

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My spot of the weekend?2 (that's TWO) Hyundai XG30s within the space of 100 yards, or 20 seconds in the car! Was on the Industrial estate on Saturday & outside one garage was a silver W reg one & then outside another garage a little further up was another silver one O2 reg. I only had my cheap mobile on me with the VGA camera so trying to take pics wouldn't have been worthwhile but it was still a newsworthy occasion! :shock::D In 15 - 20 years time it would be the equivalent of seeing two Talbot Tagoras in the same street!

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2 (that's TWO) Hyundai XG30s within the space of 100 yards, or 20 seconds in the car! Was on the Industrial estate on Saturday & outside one garage was a silver W reg one & then outside another garage a little further up was another silver one O2 reg. In 15 - 20 years time it would be the equivalent of seeing two Talbot Tagoras in the same street!

Pah, saw three XG30s yesterday (2 silver 1 black) :lol:Now if you HAD seen two Tagoras I'd be demanding pics

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Now if you HAD seen two Tagoras I'd be demanding pics

No-I would just say you were very very drunk. :lol:

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I must try and get a pic of the one I drive past every day - a silver 51 plater. It had 'for sale' signs in the windscreen for a while but perhaps the owner saw my admiring glances and became proud of it (and felt that someone like me couldnt afford to buy it off him anyway lol!)

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2 (that's TWO) Hyundai XG30s within the space of 100 yards, or 20 seconds in the car! Was on the Industrial estate on Saturday & outside one garage was a silver W reg one & then outside another garage a little further up was another silver one O2 reg. In 15 - 20 years time it would be the equivalent of seeing two Talbot Tagoras in the same street!

Pah, saw three XG30s yesterday (2 silver 1 black) :lol:Now if you HAD seen two Tagoras I'd be demanding pics
Ahh yes but were yours within 200 metres of each other?? Huh?? :wink::lol:

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2 (that's TWO) Hyundai XG30s within the space of 100 yards, or 20 seconds in the car! In 15 - 20 years time it would be the equivalent of seeing two Talbot Tagoras in the same street!

Pah, saw three XG30s yesterday (2 silver 1 black) :lol:
Ahh yes but were yours within 200 metres of each other?? Huh?? :wink::lol:
The gauntlet has been well and truly thrown down, I will now make it my mission to photograph two identical XG30s with one press of the shutter button. To succeed I might have to involve own one first though :lol:

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I reckon it might be simpler than you think... There's about ten over here (pop. 90,000ish), most of them silver! And yes at least one is a taxi so I could hire it to where I know there's another parked up :P

 

Shite double-spots happen surprisingly often over here - the following within the last year

 

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Sadly I did miss out on capturing two white Supras like the one your mum had Regie but keeping an eye on the location just in case!

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Ooh, I recognise this

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It lived in Andover about 3 years ago. It only stuck in my mind, as whenever I saw it, it was being driven exceedingly carefully and at the speed limit. Very odd!

 

As much as I hate to say it, hideous though it is, it's actually put together quite well...

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With regard to the £295 Alfa - you buy it for 250 quid, run it until it breaks or won't pass an MOT (whichever is the sooner), sell £150 worth of bits on Ebay ECU, idle control valve etc) and weigh the rest for scrap for £250.Erase any thoughts of 'running costs' from your mind. There are none.

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Things I saw today, all driving along apart from the Astra;.....a bright yellow Mustang Mach 1, a white 60s Cadillac of some sort, a silver Jaguar Mk X, a MkI Astra van Max Power style, a convoy of 3 VW Type 1s in different colours / styles one of which was a friend of mine called Jamie, believe they were on their way back from Newquay (Surprise!), a lovely blue & white pickup thing from the 60s, had a front end like a Viva HA but pickup (?) a red Hillman Hunter estate (I think, because there is more than 1 car that looks like this but I'll say HH).It's definitely the time for on the road spots as lots of interesting things come out to play in the summer weather! ( :lol: )Yesterday I saw a lovely white Triumph Stag, in Nigel's village; an open top Queen Mary double decker in Southdown's colours being used for a Summer Prom (so said the banner draped across the rear of it), & shortly afterwards a lovely old fashioned yellow fire engine from the 60s I guess & quite probably also to do with the village prom. I would guess that it was a Dennis.The only things I managed to snap were the Mustang, the Astra van (as it was stationary) & whilst we were queuing in traffic, my mate's purple Beetle! :) Quite annoyed about the Mustang as I was following it for a good wee while on the way to work & all I could managed was a fuzzy long range shot of it. When we arrived at the roundabout my phone camera was poised ready but eagle eyes spotted a police car so kept it out of sight till it had passed & just had enough time to press the button on my phone to snap the Mustang before it moved off. Gotcha! (or so I thought) It went a different way after that but I checked my phone a minute or two later to confirm there was a Mustang sitting on my screen......nope! A big fat picture of nothing! :evil::twisted: You see sometimes my phone is no more than a £300 piece of junk & when you press the camera shutter button it can crash / freeze or worse, make you think it's taken the picture but then just sit there for a 2 or 3 seconds (by which time the subject may well have moved out of frame & then finally engage & take the goddam picture which by then is often of a finger, the sky, the ground, or wherever the phone is pointing at the time. Quite often even the inside cover of my phone case is a popular subject for it to take a picture of! Technology! :roll: The Astra van I'd been seeing parked outside Kwik Fit for the past week or so, obviously belonging to a member of staff. On the way home today I decided I could pass it by unsnapped no more, so I went upto the roundabout, turned around, came back & found somewhere to park. Wandered around upto the car then went over & took front & rear shots. Within 30 secs I caught sight of the owner in his Kwik Fit shirt wandering over to ask me if I wanted to buy it. I said no just like old cars & appreciate that MkI Astra vans / estates are a very rare thing now. He said it has got a GTE engine in it & when finished he was planning to use it as a track car, just needs a little attention to the floor. Was considering changing the colour of it, I told him it was certainly eye catching as I has been noticing it on the way home everyday. I asked him if he knew about Retro Rides, the website, he just mumbled something about buying the Retro Cars magazine. I didn't mention Autoshite as it didn't really seem fitting in this case & he might have thought I was being funny with him! :lol:

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Here are some of the things I've seen this year that I didn't imagine....

 

That same suped up Chevette that I previously pictured in Nigel's village. It can often be seen charging along the A27 at 80 plus. I couldn't truly keep up when I was in the Renault but these days I toy with it in the Alfa :wink:

 

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A BMW 5 Series E34 replica 'F1 Safety Car' :roll: also on the A27

 

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This LHD MkII Opel Astra estate looked an interesting colour & on closer inspection said U.S.A.F FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY on the side!

 

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Seen in one section of the car park at work.....

 

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Land Rover 110 RAF ambulance

 

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Mercedes 190E

 

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