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What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread


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2 minutes ago, Crackers said:

You can tell what sort of person I am, because I'm paying much more attention to the 1.2 Nova, than the priceless Merc 300SL parked opposite it at Goodwood today. 

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Supplied by Jack Brabham too. Did the 300SL have a price on it? Gullwings are the expensive ones.

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3 hours ago, Crackers said:

You can tell what sort of person I am, because I'm paying much more attention to the 1.2 Nova, than the priceless Merc 300SL parked opposite it at Goodwood today. 

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That's the colour of my grandparents old one 👌

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Despite feeling like death with a chest infection I had to ride to the rescue after my daughters friends had let her down for a planned visit to "Horrorcon" in Manchester today, she'd paid to get her picture taken with some Hollywood hottie she loves from the film scream, entry was painfully slow for some reason so so we stood if the fucking cold with 5000 very creatively dressed horror fanatics and  got in after 10:00 instead of the advertised 09:00 entry the upshot being she'd missed her slot with said hunk and was resolutely told she would have to wait till 5 pm but as she  had to get home and start work at 4 pm. I could see she was really knocked/disappointed due to this :( so I applied some creative persuasion to the staff and then sweet talked the head lady ( very hot !) which worked and much to her shock she was then ushered to the front of priority line and popped between said hunk and ,as an added bonus, his other hunky co star for a lovely picture. 

Fuck me this convention game is a racket, she's paid £40 for the single pic but the double and queue jump would have been £150 ! She's been having a tough time lately and ended being over the moon, it felt nice to still be a bit useful to her :) 

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Looking through my late great Aunt and uncle's old slides I found these two that I got quite excited about. 

The VW Camper was a faithful servant for many many years,it replaced a split screen version sometime in the early 70's until it was replaced in 1987 by a newer version.

I have a lot of happy memories of this old van

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The Capri belonged to another family members partner,I remember as a small boy of being very impressed by it.

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Probably both long since gone now. 

 

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19 minutes ago, junkyarddog said:

Looking through my late great Aunt and uncle's old slides I found these two that I got quite excited about. 

The VW Camper was a faithful servant for many many years,it replaced a split screen version sometime in the early 70's until it was replaced in 1987 by a newer version.

I have a lot of happy memories of this old van

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The Capri belonged to another family members partner,I remember as a small boy of being very impressed by it.

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Probably both long since gone now. 

 

Camper on MOT system, last Motd 2006 so probably awaiting resto in a barn somewhere.

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15 minutes ago, Floatylight said:

Camper on MOT system, last Motd 2006 so probably awaiting resto in a barn somewhere.

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That's interesting. 

Thank you.

It was sold after it blew up its engine when they were in Ireland, it got fitted with a used engine from a vw main dealer so they could get home,but I think they lost confidence in it at that stage.

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10 hours ago, MikeR said:

Count down to a trip to Warton stock car track ...

Must be carefull were I park the focus , some one might race it !!!!

Have you got me tickets ? 

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5 hours ago, New POD said:

Have you got me tickets ? 

its a walk in , 10 squid ..    short drive from the caravan , then home

waiting on the weather , if its shite , its off

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6 minutes ago, willswitchengage said:

Ford's Merseyside investment to secure 500 UK jobs - BBC News

Positive UK car factory news. But I thought JLR inherited Halewood, unless Ford got to keep part of it?

Ford got to keep the gearbox plant next door. 

Interesting comment However, Ford said that it was not currently facing the kind of supply chain difficulties affecting some other UK businesses. Additional post-Brexit paperwork at ports, which has contributed to bottlenecks for some UK-based firms, has not been much of an obstacle for Ford as it has its own landing facilities at Dagenham, the firm said.

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15 minutes ago, hairnet said:

loving the music

dont get the sensors for the running of it as this is why he recommisiioned it

make something simple very complicated

@eddyramrod too pimp for you :P

@PhilA if you see one - drool for the interior but run away :D

 

The Gran Fury - the target market is in the name. Your grandparents drove this car. With the same engine my '66 has in, albeit with the complicated emissions nonsense.

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