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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Can I include that Jaguar XK150 I saw at Fleet services (I posted it in the under 10K thread)?

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If I can mention the Corvette I passed on the A1 in pouring rain on Sunday :twisted:

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Of course James, I like the random "on the road" or "in the car park" spot. The passing general public like a good nose around a proper classic. I was parked in a retail park a couple of spaces from what I positively identified as a "Yellow Ferrari", and virtually everone who passed by had a good look. It had an engine with what I would describe as "two Redheads" which was in full view from the rear "window" and I presume a V engine. Now I know red head in Italian is Testarossa but no badging id to confirm this with the only logo apart from the dancing horse being " pininfarina". I have to say that as far as practicality goes my new picasso performed equally as well as the ferrari in the confines of the retail park car park, and probably used less fuel and made less noise, and had far bettter all round visibility!

No camera so I'm not allowing myself any points particularly seing as I couldn't precisely identify it :) .

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I'm quite partial to redheads:

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myglaren wrote:I'm quite partial to redheads:
Me too :P

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Welcome back to relatively early morning frenchcarchatting Jim :)

Not being a doctor Who fan I have no idea who Amy Pond is!

This is the redhead I was talking about

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:Welcome back to relatively early morning frenchcarchatting Jim :)
Thanks Neil :-D

You know, I think I prefer Amy over that Ferrari any day :mrgreen: :lol:

I have my own redhead - it's my Activa...

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There is a classic car meet in town this weekend. Would it be cheating to claim I "spotted" them? And what do I win? :lol:

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MikeT wrote:There is a classic car meet in town this weekend. Would it be cheating to claim I "spotted" them? And what do I win? :lol:
Not at all Mike although Neil must be the final arbitrator but essentially any pictures of nice tasty redheads (sorry, classic cars) is what we want!

Sorry, all this talk of redheads has had an effet on me :twisted: :roll:

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:Not being a doctor Who fan I have no idea who Amy Pond is!

This is the redhead I was talking about

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Ah, the Ferrari Testadura!

Re the Doctor - It's Billie Piper or go home! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Although I apparently have a leave pass for Kate William...

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CitroJim wrote:
MikeT wrote:There is a classic car meet in town this weekend. Would it be cheating to claim I "spotted" them? And what do I win? :lol:
Not at all Mike although Neil must be the final arbitrator but essentially any pictures of nice tasty redheads (sorry, classic cars) is what we want!

Sorry, all this talk of redheads has had an effet on me :twisted: :roll:
Ooo-er, best keep you away from my niece and my physiotherapist (both natural reds, the latter with freckles - too cute).
The French expression en effet is used to confirm what was just said, and may also introduce an explanation or other additional information.
Typo or freudian slip? :lol:

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MikeT wrote:
The French expression en effet is used to confirm what was just said, and may also introduce an explanation or other additional information.
Typo or freudian slip? :lol:
Both :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:

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^^^^^^hahahahahaha^^^^^^

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MikeT wrote:There is a classic car meet in town this weekend. Would it be cheating to claim I "spotted" them? And what do I win? :lol:
Well having consulted the official I-spy rule book i find this
...However you could boost your score at a car show, motoring festival, rally, or a museum like the National Motor Museum in Hampshire, the British Road Transport Museum in Coventry or the Cars of the Stars Museum in Cumbria
So its absolutely fine :)

The ultimate prize is of course an order of merit certificate for 1000 points and the title of Second Class Classic Car Spotter. First Class was only awarded for completion of the full book!

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In days gone by this required a sworn statement from a person of substantial standing to verify that the points claimed were genuine.

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Who do we have of Substantial Standing Neil?