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On 11/18/2020 at 9:42 PM, Nyphur said:

Saw a car on my way home today with the URL "https://www.bridgeitoptions.co.uk/" on the back of it.

"Bridge It Options"? I thought, must be a scrap merchant, unironically festooned on a Nissan Cube too.

But no, its an exceedingly dodgy looking local care home service. Relatives getting to old and busted? Simply bridge them. Recruitment page image is an odd choice

 

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Edit: In hindsight I've now no idea why I thought it was a scrappers, aside from the name:

 

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Is that a real car - I don't get out much!

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14 hours ago, Nyphur said:

Yes, the exact car I saw

The lack of symmetry disturbs me, I was OK with Citroen placing the chevrons on the front of the BX  off-centre but what is the world coming to?

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5 minutes ago, meggersdog said:

Was handed a copy of Novembers LRO magazine today. Who is that scruffy bald headed bugger in my workshop, should've pulled his jeans up before having his picture taken...Oh wait.......................well I did ask Martin to get my best side. And the back is my best side.

I had an interview with LRO, Mark Saville got that job. I did do an article (and get paid for it) as part of the interview process though, so technically I have worked as a motoring journalist. I think the main reason I didn't get the job is because I decided to go full Clarkson and start slagging off caravan owners (which didn't make it past the editor).

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old git was supposed to go shopping

battery flat on shit peugeot 17 plate :D

started getting the jump leads out the back of the car and move the bike so i could jump the car off it

that made me remember i bought one of those phone sized jump things

saved moving the bike about in the dark

turned off car after running up and down the driveway and it *just started again

the charger we have is so slooooooooooooooooooooow (hi @beko1987 ) :D

 

will take it for a razz down the motorway tomorrow

mazda is sat out front and has been used once in about 3 weeks and starts readily

i told her she could use that :D she'd never get back out of it :D

 

 

 

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Driving through a nearby village this afternoon I spotted my old Movano parked up at the side of the road.  I thought that was long dead given that when I sold it it was out of MOT and the engine was on its last legs, but someone must have fixed it because I checked online when I got home and it's still T&T'd.

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Took the Rover out for a supply run earlier (an essential journey... perhaps somewhat offset by the non essential journey I made in the MX-5 to the unit where the Rover is kept!), first proper drive since I adjusted the clutch last week. Feels so, SO much better to drive!

And when I was filling it up, I got my first "don't see many of those now!" comment. 

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On 11/22/2020 at 3:55 PM, Soundwave said:

Took the Rover out for a supply run earlier (an essential journey... perhaps somewhat offset by the non essential journey I made in the MX-5 to the unit where the Rover is kept!), first proper drive since I adjusted the clutch last week. Feels so, SO much better to drive!

And when I was filling it up, I got my first "don't see many of those now!" comment. 

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I have said that when filling the DS and a shite car is alongside. You get some very strange looks :)

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I noticed with morbid cheer a vehicle parked up the road has no more MOT.

An LDV Maxus, ex builder van from a loft conversion company, hi-top that only moved if it had spent a day on a battery charger.
Most of the passenger side has been battered to buggery and left to rust, the side door looked in danger of detaching completely.
 

In short it is a bloody shed missing only the Police Aware notice to look abandoned.

I hope it wont be coming back after this and eight major defects, some MOT tester has had enough!

Do not drive until repaired (dangerous defects):

  • Exhaust emits excessive smoke or vapour likely to obscure the vision of other road users (8.2.2.2 (c))

 

BX06 ZNC for the curious

 

It will cheer his neighbour up no end, the view from his front window has been a red LDV fizzing into oxide for quite a few years.

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