The Motor Show

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Re: The Motor Show

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 12 Aug 2017, 15:12

CitroJim wrote:
12 Aug 2017, 15:11
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
12 Aug 2017, 14:11
If it had been Tony Blair or David Cameron I would have pushed the pot over!


:rofl2: And in doing so you'd have saved the world from an awful lot of grief James ;)

That depends on who would have replaced them!

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Re: The Motor Show

Post by CitroJim » 12 Aug 2017, 15:13

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
12 Aug 2017, 15:12
CitroJim wrote:
12 Aug 2017, 15:11
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
12 Aug 2017, 14:11
If it had been Tony Blair or David Cameron I would have pushed the pot over!


:rofl2: And in doing so you'd have saved the world from an awful lot of grief James ;)

That depends on who would have replaced them!


Good point well made James ;)

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Re: The Motor Show

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Aug 2017, 18:42

Gibbo2286 wrote:
12 Aug 2017, 09:45
.... and the pot wobbled ominously above the head of James Callaghan who was doing the opening speech below. :shock:


If that was 1976 the "star" of the show may well have been one of these

https://assets.bauer-wolke.co.uk/imageg ... 867_29.jpg

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Re: The Motor Show

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 12 Aug 2017, 18:59

Aston Martin Lagonda, with the hideously expensive electronic touch system?

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Re: The Motor Show

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Aug 2017, 21:20

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
12 Aug 2017, 18:59
Aston Martin Lagonda, with the hideously expensive electronic touch system?


Yes, interesting interior. The ouside of that particular car looks like this.....

https://assets.bauer-wolke.co.uk/imageg ... 0867_1.jpg

Brown's a bit of a marmite colour but I would give it a second look, and I do like the style of the car.

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Re: The Motor Show

Post by myglaren » 12 Aug 2017, 21:24

Love the Lagonda despite it's reputation.
I worked in advertising and one of the clients rolled up in one one day.
Hairdressers!
Dread to think how much they charged.

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Re: The Motor Show

Post by Peter.N. » 12 Aug 2017, 23:06

I have been to both (and the 'Radio show') anyone remember that? I think most of the cars at Earls Court were BMC and Ford and a few Rootes Group as well, can't really remember in much detail.

When it went to Birmingham I was mainly interested in the CX, I remember telling the rep that I was going to have one of those - in about 10 years time :wink: and I did, fantastic car, ran them for about 10 years. As soon as I got one I stopped going.

My main interest was diesel engines, I ran my first one in 1959, I used to spend most of my time at the Perkins stand, I still have some literature obtained there including a fully illustrated brochure on an engine they never made, the 'Iceberg' it was called, it was a diesel version of the three litre rover V8. I think its failure was at least partly political.

I also spotted a rather humorous mistake in the Hains CX manual which I brought to their attention and they subsequently corrected.

My word that was a long time ago .....

Peter