I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

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Zelandeth wrote:Nice one today! Ferrari 308 GTO. Was in the Saab and gave the driver a thumbs up out the window as he passed. He waved back, backed off a bit, dropped a gear then belted past me. Oh...my...word...what a lovely noise...

Restored my faith in owners of exotica after the E-type nonsense last week.
Zel there's points gained there, althought the exact model in the book is the Ferrari 308GTS at 30 points.

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How about a cringey supermarketesque promotion for this weekend only :!: :!: :!:

Triple Points for spotting any of these six easy to spot "classics"

A Fiesta Mark I, a Ford Capri, an Austin Allegro, an Austin Maxi, a Reliant Robin, a Morris Marina.

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This one does not belong to the "weekend promotion" brand list but I hope it will be counted as one of the classic cars :-) Fiat 126p looked definetely as in daily usage, not a museum car which is taken out of the garage only on special occasions.

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Exact coordinates of the spotting location was
Latitude: 52°14'51.40"N
Longitude: 21° 0'42.35"E
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_126" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
"The Fiat 126 (Type 126) is a city car introduced in October 1972 at the Turin Auto Show[1] as a replacement for the Fiat 500. Some were produced in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, as the Polski Fiat 126p ..."

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

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Well it looks like its somewhere very close to Warszawa, and I am quite happy to extend the triple points weekend offer to a spot from an interesting location. I imagine the exact model will not have made it into the 120 selected for I-Spy Classic Cars, but I am sure the Fiat 500 will be, and a precise mathematical calculation can be done to upgrade the points from a 500 to a 650 pro-rata :!:

Works out at (20x(650/500)x3) 78 points precisely :)

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Now a 126 with a Niewiadow N126 in tow would be a 999 pointer. A nice little combination for the summer.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:Well it looks like its somewhere very close to Warszawa......
Podwale to be precise? probably not far from Kompania Piwna...This person from Trip Advisor certainly liked it :)

"Piwna Kompania Podwale is a must visit and should be included in the itinerary of places to visit when in Warsaw..... if you go to Warsaw and miss Piwna Kompania is like going to New York and miss the statue of Liberty ;-)

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Well, I know I won't get any points, as I couldn't take any photos (driving, sometimes poor weather conditions), but I saw a Lotus Carlton, a 2cv Dolly (on the back of a tow truck, unfortunately), a Morris 1100E, and three Vauxhall Calibras in a convoy.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:... Podwale to be precise? probably not far from Kompania Piwna...This person from Trip Advisor certainly liked it :)

"Piwna Kompania Podwale is a must visit and should be included in the itinerary of places to visit when in Warsaw..... if you go to Warsaw and miss Piwna Kompania is like going to New York and miss the statue of Liberty ;-) ...
It is Podwale street indeed to be precise Image

- We parked our C5 in the guarded parking lot which I marked in the map.
- Spotted a C5 sedan on the half way up to Podawale Nr.25
- Podwale 25: Kompania Piwna (Beer Company) IS a nice place to visit.
- Spotted the 126p some more steps further ahead during our walk in Old Town.

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In general Warsaw is a nice place. Except some crazy drivers there is nothing to complain.
Prices are low compared to many EU countries. Good and cheap food, nice people and good beer.

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Warsaw-Berlin motorway is new and speed limit is 140 km/h. I like it :-D

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Coincidence, I am just now consuming a botttle or two of their Warka Extra Strong beer :)

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Well, I know I won't get any points, as I couldn't take any photos (driving, sometimes poor weather conditions), but I saw a Lotus Carlton, a 2cv Dolly (on the back of a tow truck, unfortunately), a Morris 1100E, and three Vauxhall Calibras in a convoy.
The odds against seeing that particular crop on a journey must rank alongside the odds of winning the national lottery jackpot! 3 Vauxhall calibras and a lotus carlton especially seeing it was after my little post about them.... its a miracle! If you had spotted a "Prince Henry" and a Cresta PA it would have been the full set :)

Well deserved 40 points for the Lotus Carltton, and a paltry 10 for the Calibras, 2CV 5 points, Morris 1100E ranks alongside a Marina spot for me so 15 Points for that.

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myglaren wrote:Coincidence, I am just now consuming a botttle or two of their Warka Extra Strong beer :)
"Keep
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Zubr beer (Zubr: Wicent, European bison) was the last one I tasted.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Well, I know I won't get any points, as I couldn't take any photos (driving, sometimes poor weather conditions), but I saw a Morris 1100E,
What is a Morris 1100E? Never heard of the "E" variant. MG, Wolseley, Vanden Plastic yes but E?

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E' lad, now that's just wrong
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LOL, a Special BL Roll bar as well :)

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I have to confess to having rather a soft spot for the Fiat 126 (and it's Polish cousin), and would rather like one. Likewise I have a *huge* soft spot for the proper Panda. My parents had a 93 L plate Panda 1000 Fire and it was one of the most fun cars I have ever driven. Definitely warranted the "When I grow up I want to be a Ferrari!" Bumper sticker. It went like a scalded cat too because it weighed nothing and would rev like a complete nutter.

...despite the reputation, the only thing it needed in the five years we had it save for normal consumables was a thermostat. Otherwise utterly reliable.

Really miss that little upholstered rollerskate!

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You'll be pleased to know Zel that the Fiat Panda Mk I makes the 120 Car Selection of "I-Spy Classic Cars" only 15 points though! Maybe you recognise the description.
From I-Spy Classic Cars
This tiny four-seater resembles a box on wheels-even the windscreen and side glass are completely flat! It was intended for everyday economy and practicality. The 1.0 litre engine was light on fuel, but four wheel drive was offered
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