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He was going at a fair lick (for a Panda!) @mat_the_cat but I am still swaying. 

I'm on Porto Santo at the moment @Keymaster but we're hopefully heading to the main island next so I'll check out the Panda tours though the opportunity to hire a Renault Twizy is also tempting!

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On 16/01/2023 at 18:57, AnnoyingPentium said:

Any cake?

Cake achieved.

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Thus fortified I went for another walk.

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Wooden load tray pick ups are a common sight here.

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Check out the kwalitee roof repair on this.

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Mitsubishis seem popular (as is lacquer peel).

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@JMotorfuck your Mitsubishis I've got a horse outside. 

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Some local shiters obviously do their own bodywork repairs.

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Given the saline maritime environment I'm surprised this hadn't dissolved along time ago.

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This place truly is an island paradise. Even the buses are shite. 

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8 hours ago, MantaGTE85 said:

I'm trying to think what car those alloys belonged to before ending up on that Corsa A? They're not GM ones that I recognise. It's a nice find though.

Fiat Tipo 16V? 

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12 hours ago, MantaGTE85 said:

I'm trying to think what car those alloys belonged to before ending up on that Corsa A? They're not GM ones that I recognise. It's a nice find though.

 

4 hours ago, EspenO said:

Fiat Tipo 16V? 

I was thinking that but they’re subtly different 

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14 hours ago, MantaGTE85 said:

I'm trying to think what car those alloys belonged to before ending up on that Corsa A? They're not GM ones that I recognise. It's a nice find though.

They remind me of escort wheels. 

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The anchorage we found on arriving in Madeira turned out to be somewhat exposed to a building swell which led to a restless night with us being tossed relentlessly.

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So we sought refuge in the marina at Funchal.

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At night in a swanky bar surrounded by seamen where I got some cock down my throat led to relief and a sound night's sleep. 

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Went to explore the city this morning. Not much in the way of chod to be seen but I did spot @loserone's Maderian cousin

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outside a building shite.

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More from your intrepid correspondent soon.

 

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An journey into the gifferzone today with an excursion to the botanical gardens. Think slip-on sketchers and 'travel trousers' with elasticated waists... My mate is a keen gardener and although it wasn't really my cup of tea to be fair to him he's started playing a game, 'What shit car will Jim stop to photograph next'.

So, today's spots and some flowers.

No idea but looks safe*

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Talking of safety...

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Toyota pick up

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with all mod cons

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Honda Accord Coupe 

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It doesn't rain that much here but it's still necessary to tape up the sunroof on a Golf.

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Classics Corner. These two were parked together and appeared to be in regular use. Peugeot 504

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And my favourite spot of the day, Datsun 200.

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Dacia Lodgy taxi

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Bird of Paradise 

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Erm, not sure. Used Johnny Tree?

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Considering how shonky much of the local construction work appears the Madeirans know how to build a fly-over.

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The climate does seem to be kind to 4x4s that would rust at home. Suzuki Vitara.

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Ideal for the local twisties, Seicento Sport.

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Though I'd pick this GT Turbo over the Fiat.

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Almost as ubiquitous as the Merc taxi, a fucking pan pipe band.

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Yes,  they were playing Simon and bleedin' Garfunkel!

Tchau for now, your Man In Madeira signing off for today. 

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Today I got on a bus to the other side of the island to go and see Santana.

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How would I know, why should I care? Please don't bother trying to find her

She's not there

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Here she is, she was hiding in the garage. 

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Lancia returning to the earth from whence it came.

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What a peach, ironically locally it's a Quattro.

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Fiat pick up.

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Not sure about the wheels on this, are they correct but the wrong colour? 

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I'll get me goat. Time for the bus back to Funchal.

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