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16 hours ago, alcyonecorporation said:

Some very quick phone snaps from the meet. I hadn't checked the forum and thought I was meeting up with @Lacquer Peel in a mutually convenient place to collect some 850 parts he'd bagged from the infamous 'Volvo Jim'.

It was great to catch up with people; I drove @GeordieInExile T5 Auto; I liked @Schaefft's Lincoln; I spoke to @Inspector Morose and @chaseracer in person for the first time in ages. 

I will be checking the forum more often from now on - got out of the habit. 

TL;DR - turned up thinking I was collecting parts, did collect parts, didn't even win 'Best SEAT.' 

I have nothing AS-friendly running at the moment apart from my 960 saloon; it's not that bad on fuel for what it is at 30mpg and the air-con works but for long-distance work the 70mpg + of my Leon 5F was hard to ignore! 

I took the parts back to Peterborough that day and will be attempting a revival of the ex - @mk2_craig estate next weekend. 


1966 Volvo 121 - runs like anus
1985 Peugeot 305 S2 Estate Auto - no brakes or MoT
1986 Isuzu Piazza Turbo - cracked head, no test 
1993 Peugeot 605 SRdt - no test, needs pipework, parts acquired
1994 Volvo 850 T5 Estate - ex-Channel Islands, cost £50 
1994 Jeep Cherokee Limited - gubbed, stuck in Peebo 
1995 Subaru Impreza WRX GF8 - resting, needs cat, mysterious electrical faults y rust 
1995 Subaru SVX - on road, not settled garage bill yet 
1996 Volvo 960 -  on road


+ got sticker from @Jim Bell
- didn't manage to drive @Jim Bell's W210.

+ great chips
- coffee was a bit arse for £2.50 

+ great hill 
- bit steep 







Ah so was this 960 that I saw at Mavericks Wales yours? 

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Seeing as I am on holiday near Newcastle and arrived Friday I'm rather disappointed I didn't see this till it was too late. I have bought both my vehicles on holibobs too so have a mini countryman and the van with me. Next meet I might have to drive up to from the darkest depths of Derbyshire. 

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