I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 31 Aug 2015, 22:24

NewcastleFalcon 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:
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.

Regards Neil
daviemck2006 wrote:I did own up to cheating. I shall go stand in a corner and hang my head in shame
Time to get out of the corner Davie and hold your head up high... thats official :!:

Regards Neil

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 31 Aug 2015, 22:50

Ok boss. The head is up high and I'm in the middle now [emoji13] [emoji23] [emoji23]

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Sep 2015, 19:32

Well I bag a personal 10 points with ths picture.

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Boats on top, and one of these inside
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Probably need a few of these

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

Post by CitroJim » 01 Sep 2015, 19:49

That last picture brings back a lot of smelly memories Neil.. Hated them then as I hate all car fresheners now...

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

Post by Zelandeth » 03 Sep 2015, 18:59

No photo sadly as I was driving, but today spotted a W plate Volvo 343GL on the road between MK and Newport Pagnell. Pale metallic green and looked absolutely mint. Been an age since I last saw one, never mind a first gen example.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Sep 2015, 19:49

Would this be reasonably close?

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The sticker in the back window is for "Twymans of Potters Bar" probably not in existence any more but as of 1984 it was claiming 60 years in Potters Bar and was selling Hyundai Pony's for £3,800.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Sep 2015, 20:17

.....well the Metro bank holiday special didn't produce any 500 pointers, so I think I am fairly safe offering 999 points for a Hyundai Pony.

Would you believe it there are only 40 currently taxed Pony's on the roads of the United Kingdom :!:

Some nice features :?:

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

Post by Zelandeth » 03 Sep 2015, 21:31

That's the one, Niel. If not the exact car, it's got an identical twin.
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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Sep 2015, 21:34

Zelandeth wrote:That's the one, Jim. If not the exact car, it's got an identical twin.
Thats great Zel, haven't changed my name to Jim yet though!

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

Post by Zelandeth » 03 Sep 2015, 22:28

Oops...that's what I get for trying to do one thing at a time...edited!

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

Post by elma » 03 Sep 2015, 22:39

Zelandeth wrote:That's the one, Niel. If not the exact car, it's got an identical twin.
I love it, you've gone and spelt his name wrong this time. :rofl2:
Third time lucky.

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I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by addo » 03 Sep 2015, 22:54

Where's my "Like" button when I need it? :lol: Now watch him add a silent "K"...

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

Post by Zelandeth » 03 Sep 2015, 23:27

Aaargh...*bangs head against the nearest wall*

I blame this stupid touch screen. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it...

*slinks off to hide in a corner*

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

Post by CitroJim » 04 Sep 2015, 04:30

I used to have a Volvo 340... Not a bad car actually but it did have some Achilles heels though :twisted:

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

Post by Zelandeth » 04 Sep 2015, 21:32

Not a car I know much about really beyond the 1.7 engine being shared with the Renault 21 (and the 11 I believe - if the 1.2 Renault 11TC I had was anything to go by, you'd have needed a pilot's license to go near a 1.7 version...).

Only knew one person with one, seem to recall it was scrapped when the rear spring hangers rotted off the body. Don't ever recall it having issues prior to that though, and even then it was 20 odd years old and had well over 150K on the clock. Don't think it ever saw a service beyond the initial warranty period...