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

Post by CitroJim » 09 Aug 2015, 07:42

Stickyfinger wrote:Jim's V6 Activa Blog ?>, really we should NOT be talking about fuel economy :)
No, it's a bit ironic isn't it :rofl2: :rofl2:

Which reminds me, I must update it with details of yesterdays work...

I drove yesterday (not in my car but a V******all) for the first time in well over a week and found myself going so slowly (but quite contentedly) I was really peeing off some drivers following me...

Sod 'em :twisted:

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 09 Aug 2015, 08:07

Don't worry Jim, I will let you go to the coast in the X7 next time your down, lets see how much you can squeeze out of a 2ltr Oiler with Auto/AirCon/DPF/EGR in South Coast holiday traffic etc :)

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

Post by CitroJim » 09 Aug 2015, 08:28

Challenge accepted :-D :lol:

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Aug 2015, 13:49

When you drive around the country roads in deepest Northumberland, the best driving advice ever...."always drive at a speed where you can stop within the distance you can see to be clear" should always be followed.......you may meet one of these round the corner like I did today.

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Post by Stickyfinger » 09 Aug 2015, 14:30

They did in the Italian Job as well :)

We just have endless caravans, horses and those Wiggos in their silly suits and hats which are less predictable (with their stretch out handlebars) than the horses which normally have better backsides on top of them, got to take a tight pair of jodhpurs over vinyl Latex ball wrap :)

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Aug 2015, 14:45

Even more applicable if driving a Lamborghini Muira :-D

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Aug 2015, 15:17

The registration on that steamroller when put into autotrader vehicle check comes up with
Vehicle details found: NL2561
GREEN AND BLACK, 1921 AVELING AND PORTER UNKNOWN ROLLER
I am claiming at least 50 points for that....an "on the road" spot of an actual steamroller what are the chances of that happening?

Virtually the spitting inage of "Stumbles the Steamroller" from Tootles the Taxi and Other Rhymes.

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

Post by myglaren » 09 Aug 2015, 15:31

NewcastleFalcon wrote:The registration on that steamroller when put into autotrader vehicle check comes up with
Vehicle details found: NL2561
GREEN AND BLACK, 1921 AVELING AND PORTER UNKNOWN ROLLER
I am claiming at least 50 points for that....an "on the road" spot of an actual steamroller what are the chances of that happening?

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Surely that's a Ferrari road roller?

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Aug 2015, 16:37

The "Prancing Horse" is a logo of Aveling-Barford....wonder if Ferrari nicked it :?: May have some link with the "Flag of Kent" as the origins of Aveling-Porter were based in Kent.

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The Rev. W. Awdry based George the Grumpy Steamroller on an Aveling-Barford steamroller.
His motto was "Railways are no good, pull them up, turn them into roads!"

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

Post by CitroJim » 09 Aug 2015, 16:44

One good thing about driving a roller is that you can repair and recondition the road as you drive along... Two for one!

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

Post by bobins » 09 Aug 2015, 16:55

NewcastleFalcon wrote:When you drive around the country roads in deepest Northumberland, the best driving advice ever...."always drive at a speed where you can stop within the distance you can see to be clear" should always be followed.......you may meet one of these round the corner like I did today.
On one of the country lanes I drive on the way to work, the farmer puts out a sign at the side of the road each harvest time. It simply says: "Wide tractors. Narrow lanes. Your call. " It' s probably more effective than a 'Slow Down' sign !

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

Post by myglaren » 09 Aug 2015, 17:27

NewcastleFalcon wrote:The "Prancing Horse" is a logo of Aveling-Barford....wonder if Ferrari nicked it :?: May have some link with the "Flag of Kent" as the origins of Aveling-Porter were based in Kent.
The Ferrari logo was that of an Italian first world war fighter pilot (Enrico Baracca) who had it on his aircraft as they were incorporated into a cavalry squadron at the time.
When he was killed his father asked Enzo Ferrari to put it on his cars.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Aug 2015, 23:59

Saw a couple of these today, both yellow.

They are Westfield Kit Cars. Not my personal taste, and if I had the money to spend on one I'd definitely get something else.

The Caterham Super Seven makes an appearance in I-Spy Classic Cars thought it was one of them at first glance.

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Is the Caterham in a different league?

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

Post by Zelandeth » 10 Aug 2015, 00:05

Overall average on the 107 since I bought it (49K miles ago...) is 49.3mpg. It'll go into the 50s if I'm really careful, but the bulk of those miles have been done over the last couple of years in Oxford traffic...

Also, got to be worth some rarity points these days: in the car park at Snetterton Race circuit where we were today for the Touring Cars was a C plate Nissan Cherry 1.3 SGL Maxima.

...I have to confess to having a big soft spot for these given my parents had one when I was growing up. Was a mint car too, surely owned by an enthusiast. No big alloys or big exhaust either, but it was absolutely gleaming in the sun.

Also spotted a Volvo 480 - apparently with a flat battery as it was getting a jump. Sadly wasn't in the Xantia, but was in a Frenchie at least, in a friend's parents 307.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Aug 2015, 06:34

so one of these

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and one of these

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From the book I would rate the volvo alongside the SAAB 900 at 10 points, and controversial maybe the Cherry gets more, 30 points like the Triumph Acclaim.

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