A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Sep 2014, 21:43

Pininfarina came up with the Hyundai Matrix as well some more obviously pleasing designs so Signore Michelotti is by no means alone.

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Oct 2014, 22:48

There is often a nice pair on "Celebrity Antiques Road Trip" and tonight's episode was no exception.

No I am not talking about Ann Widecombe and Craig Revel Horwood

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Bit of a link as well because the road trip started off in Colyton in Devon, world famous for its grade II listed petrol station!

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Some of the cars for the series are supplied by greatescapecars

but according to this if you have a suitable classic car the programme will pay you £100 a day for the use of your car and will return it valeted and filled up with fuel when they have finished.

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by CitroJim » 14 Oct 2014, 19:01

I love those little Nash Metropolitans :-D And by golly, are they little when you see one in the metal...

I used to watch Celebrity Antiques Road Trip simply to see the cars. The program itself is complete tripe but some of the cars they've used have been excellent....

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by myglaren » 14 Oct 2014, 20:23

I had no idea that they were other than Austin Metropolitans.
Used to see one when on my paper round, outside the Royal Hotel in Whitby. The only one I have seen in the tin. Quite liked it.

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Oct 2014, 20:05

Well, I picked up a nice pair today, at the Drift Cafe at Cresswell, just behind the dunes at Druridge Bay

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Hours of endless fun :)

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Oct 2014, 20:39

Just opened one of the mags above and came across this straight away. Worth the admission money on its own :)

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remember this was a period of time when people built their own caravans, and bottogas must have been a godsend. I like the "Write to the Sales Dept for more detailed free literature" not of this e-mailing, facebooking or twittering much more civilised :)

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Post by citronut » 27 Oct 2014, 21:02

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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A30/35, Velox/Cresta or could be a Wyvern, and Mayflower

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by CitroJim » 28 Oct 2014, 05:56

I love those old magazine covers with their whimsical drawings of a perfect world :-D

keep posting them please Neil :wink:

I have a load of old copies of Practical Wireless with the same sort of covers.. They're almost as much fun as the magazine themselves..

Bottogas.. One wonders about the source of the gas with a name like that :roll:

Has its own inbuilt stenching agent :lol:

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 28 Oct 2014, 07:15

Ever wondered what the Dorking Magistrates were up to in 1956?


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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by CitroJim » 28 Oct 2014, 08:39

That cutting just goes to show there's nothing new under the sun!!!

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Post by citronut » 28 Oct 2014, 09:20

depends what the other arm/hand was doing :eye: :eye: :bouncy: :twisted: :-D ,

nout wrong with a bit of armless fun :roll: #-o :-D :lol:

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Nov 2014, 06:37

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Ever wondered what the Dorking Magistrates were up to in 1956?


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following on from this the letters page solved the problem of one arm drivers with a bit of practical advice....has to be tongue in cheek surely

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by CitroJim » 01 Nov 2014, 07:49

:shock:

That is the most amazing thing I've ever read Neil

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Nov 2014, 00:51

Does a front view and a back view of the same thing constitute a "nice pair"

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This vehicle caught my eye today at Newcastle Quayside. Firstly the number plate was unusual (and reads as Alnwick to me so maybe its in the Duke of Northumberland's fleet) and secondly its a mini van, but not as we know it :!: and very different from this

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Ps this was undeniably a very nice pair, you get a better class of duck (to be more exact drakes) at the Port of Blyth :) Long before duvets became de rigueur the wives of these little fellas gave up their down to keep us warm at night

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Re: A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

Post by CitroJim » 05 Nov 2014, 05:56

I must say I prefer the old Minivan though...

I take it the new Minivan is a special?

Eider Ducks :-D