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Hi, I think I've lurked long enough so time to break cover. I bought a Peugeot 309 from a lovely chap from this here parish last summer as it needed moving and i dont like to see cars with plenty of life left scrapped due to been undesirable or needing a bit of tlc . Obviously having a few too many cars and needing an 8 day week i haven't done much with it as yet. Ive also recently acquired my brothers old car, a 03 plate Mitsubishi carisma diesel which he gave me for nothing rather than it be scrapped. I cant help myself,  i just cant say no, but nobody's perfect!

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On 15/05/2022 at 16:48, Boycie said:

Another scot ( originally a Cumbrian boy ) work is managing a car hire fleet so daily im in everything from a Fiat 500s to a Merc Gle , being surrounded by such new plastic/metal/microchips makes my  yearn for the weird , rusty and shonky , I started the job back in 99 where it was all Rover 25s , Punto's and Astra's 

Your company sign writing is spot on as I remember passing one of your vans in the last two days somewhere between Bristol and Aberdeen. I passed a few* vehicles and for me to remember one van is remarkable.

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On 24/05/2022 at 22:27, catsinthewelder said:

If it was a Wicked Van Hire Luton between Church Stretton and Bristol on Saturday it was probably me driving.

And you didn't wave :-( 

I was in the Hyundai with an empty trailer so not very remarkable so you have an excuse I suppose! :-) 

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Hello. Long-time lurker, first-time poster here.

I found this beige place via HubNut. For some reason, YouTube decided to radicalize* me by suggesting I watched a video of a long-haired, bespectacled gent test driving a Morris Marina around west Wales.

Alas, there is no chod in my life today. That's unlikely to change for the foreseeable, so I take solace* following the fun* here. Currently I drive an F30 BMW 320d, which may provide its own excitement* in various expensive ways.

If I had the space and skill I'd look at getting another Alfa 145 Cloverleaf or a last generation Toyota Celica (2ZZ instead of the 1ZZ I had).

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On 5/24/2022 at 7:16 AM, Heikin Matsuda said:

I'm currently at 8 with 4 in use so 50% ain't bad, and west midlands.

I've known @Heikin Matsuda for a few years and I can say he and his dad are top blokes. When I had all that shiz going on with the cylinder head etc, I did all the work at there place and they were most excellent. Bloody good tea an all. 👍

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On 5/28/2022 at 8:15 AM, Ted Eggs said:

Hello. Long-time lurker, first-time poster here.

I found this beige place via HubNut. For some reason, YouTube decided to radicalize* me by suggesting I watched a video of a long-haired, bespectacled gent test driving a Morris Marina around west Wales.

Alas, there is no chod in my life today. That's unlikely to change for the foreseeable, so I take solace* following the fun* here. Currently I drive an F30 BMW 320d, which may provide its own excitement* in various expensive ways.

If I had the space and skill I'd look at getting another Alfa 145 Cloverleaf or a last generation Toyota Celica (2ZZ instead of the 1ZZ I had).

Much as the 2ZZ is a bit special, the 1ZZ is better than some make out. The 1ZZ in my 03 MR2 has covered 123k, leaks and burns a bit of oil (TADTS) but still pulls like a train. It's a proper lively little thing when you wind it up, which is the way a sporty NA should be driven, obviously. Having said all that a 2ZZ in an MR2 is proper ASBO. I guess it's a bit more sensible in a Celica shell. 

Any photos of your old Celica? 

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2 hours ago, Harriytait said:

I've been here about a year now but never properly introduced myself, I'm Harry, a 21 year old shite car fanatic from Portsmouth and here's my fleet of absolutely dreadful motors.

The 205 and Proton are my bro's but we both live together and share them*

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Nice cars. And you will fit in well. Hope you will consider making a fleet thread on your cars as it would be interesting to follow.

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5 hours ago, Harriytait said:

I've been here about a year now but never properly introduced myself, I'm Harry, a 21 year old shite car fanatic from Portsmouth and here's my fleet of absolutely dreadful motors.

The 205 and Proton are my bro's but we both live together and share them*

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21, for real? Great fleet, but you're challenging @LightBulbFun for youngest Inva owner!

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6 minutes ago, High Jetter said:

21, for real? Great fleet, but you're challenging @LightBulbFun for youngest Inva owner!

I was 19 when I got REV for what thats worth LOL

(amusingly the Sellers daughter was a bit Jealous as she was the same age as me and wanted a classic Mini as her first car, but her father the seller of REV. would not let her get one so young/as a first car, and here I was buying an Invacar off him as my first car :) )

but time marches on and all that guff

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7 hours ago, LightBulbFun said:

I was 19 when I got REV for what thats worth LOL

(amusingly the Sellers daughter was a bit Jealous as she was the same age as me and wanted a classic Mini as her first car, but her father the seller of REV. would not let her get one so young/as a first car, and here I was buying an Invacar off him as my first car :) )

but time marches on and all that guff

I was 19 when I bought MPU my first invacar and 15 when I bought my first car which ironically was a classic mini, cost me £100 lol

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Been meaning to do an intro for ages but been lurking and living my dreams of more shite through you all. Apart from the modern, I have a Dolomite 1500 SE with Coventry’s finest grey velour and wooden dash that hasn’t done enough miles / been working long enough for a few years. Life etc and a commute of 2 metres to the spare room since COVID means that I probably lack the needed incentive.

I will continue to dream of 80s Vauxhall shite and have created a car sized space down the side of the house just in case.... 

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On 6/15/2022 at 8:21 PM, Speedymeepmeep2 said:

Been meaning to do an intro for ages but been lurking and living my dreams of more shite through you all. Apart from the modern, I have a Dolomite 1500 SE with Coventry’s finest grey velour and wooden dash that hasn’t done enough miles / been working long enough for a few years. Life etc and a commute of 2 metres to the spare room since COVID means that I probably lack the needed incentive.

I will continue to dream of 80s Vauxhall shite and have created a car sized space down the side of the house just in case.... 

Welcome to the forum 

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On 6/15/2022 at 7:21 AM, Speedymeepmeep2 said:

Been meaning to do an intro for ages but been lurking and living my dreams of more shite through you all. Apart from the modern, I have a Dolomite 1500 SE with Coventry’s finest grey velour and wooden dash that hasn’t done enough miles / been working long enough for a few years. Life etc and a commute of 2 metres to the spare room since COVID means that I probably lack the needed incentive.

I will continue to dream of 80s Vauxhall shite and have created a car sized space down the side of the house just in case.... 

welcome along... were abouts u located?

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Greetings all! Time enough to get in on the action I thought.

Joining you from the antipodes, the land of the Japanese grey import, Aotearoa New Zealand!

Current fleet includes an ex-giffer 405 SRDT 

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An ex-Japan Starlet, with such spec ~choices~ as A/C, leccy windows all round but a four speed manual

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 Both shared my me and the other Mr GagaStan. Also present is a TGB 101s moped for commuting purposes. 

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Plenty of other motors of varying quality had in the past, with a strong whiff of three-cylinder motoring. I don't think there's much that sounds better than a Suzuki Alto with a very mildly broken exhaust... especially when it needed thrashing to get up all the hills 'round here!

I'm also a small-time licker of Kirby vacuums and Kenwood mixers.

Love reading about all your escapades, chodspeed!

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