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Re: Classic car summer season-What have you spotted-Grand Finale!!!?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 30 Sep 2015, 16:06

Here's one of my 30th September pics from this afternoon

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Its a strong 8 for me on the interestingness scale. Did see a well chromed huge Triumph as well but its not the shape or style of motorbike I like.

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Re: Classic car summer season-What have you spotted-Grand Finale!!!?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 30 Sep 2015, 16:13

....and in front of the Cafe we have..... a pair of Velocettes

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getting towards a 9 for that pair.

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Re: Classic car summer season-What have you spotted-Grand Finale!!!?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 30 Sep 2015, 16:16

Then we have one of the summer classics thread discoveries for me....you can buy a SAAB convertible for next to nowt :-D

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Re: Classic car summer season-What have you spotted-Grand Finale!!!?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 30 Sep 2015, 16:24

....and hardly a classic after all its brand spanking new, but it did catch my eye, with the sun glinting off the badge, and the vast blackness of the grill and of course "the look" strong and determined.

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Course its a totally bland colour, and beige leather interior, and in contrast to its older Swedish cousin, definitely not available for next to nowt.

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Re: Classic car summer season-What have you spotted-Grand Finale!!!?

Post by CitroJim » 30 Sep 2015, 17:20

Out and about today I saw nothing interesting at all except an Activa and that was the one on my drive...

Love the Velocettes 8-)

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Re: Classic car summer season-What have you spotted-Grand Finale!!!?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 30 Sep 2015, 20:32

CitroJim wrote:
Love the Velocettes 8-)
One of the best aliterations in motorcycle names the Velocette Venom if I am not mistaken :-D

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Re: Classic car summer season-What have you spotted-Grand Finale!!!?

Post by Zelandeth » 30 Sep 2015, 23:27

What I think was an Aston DB5 parked in the lay by opposite Hobby Fish on the A5 just north of Milton Keynes today.

Have a not great photo on my phone I'll try to add tomorrow.

Deanxm, commercial vehicles from back then are an interesting challenge to drive aren't they? My experience has been with a 1929 Albion bus. Great fun, and survived both not having dented it and with my dignity intact, but hard work!

Later Saabs really can be had for peanuts these days. Just be careful if getting one with the B23x engines as they are *very* prone to sludge problems which block the oil pickup strainer. The "Death rattle" is well known to many a 9-3/9-5 owner. Lot of car for the money though. Was well impressed with the 9-5 Vector estate a friend picked up for a few hundred quid, the holy trinity were there in spades. Grace, pace and space. Especially pace...thing was like a vast blue rocket ship. Sadly like many 9-5s after a couple of months it ate it's crankshaft bearings and needed major engine work due to the aforementioned sludging issue...

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Re: Classic car summer season-What have you spotted-Grand Finale!!!?

Post by bobins » 01 Oct 2015, 07:12

Zelandeth wrote: Lot of car for the money though. Was well impressed with the 9-5 Vector estate a friend picked up for a few hundred quid, the holy trinity were there in spades. Grace, pace and space..
Surely that should be the holy quaternity - Grace, Pace, Space and cheap. :-D

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Re: Classic car summer season 2015-C'est finis

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Oct 2015, 19:27

Well thanks to everyone who has chipped in with their spotting activity over the summer. I've enjoyed it :) . I have a bit of an eye now for SAAB convertibles spotted another 2 today after the season closed, and an on the road velocette spot.

Sometimes though you just draw a blank
CitroJim wrote:Out and about today I saw nothing interesting at all except an Activa and that was the one on my drive...
So here's a little motivational mug to help :!:

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(tongue in cheek emoticon) :-D

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Re: Classic car summer season 2015-C'est finis

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Oct 2015, 20:10

Would you believe it I have already found something interesting in Milton Keynes!

The stadium-MK is hosting tonight's match France v Canada. Granted totally uninteresting to non-rugby fans, but for me a good couple of hours of entertainment.

What are the chances of that happening!

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Re: Classic car summer season 2015-C'est finis

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 01 Oct 2015, 20:19

Well, I know of something interesting going on in Newport Pagnell. Apparently there is somebody converting a normal Citroen Activa into a V6 Activa. Not many of those around.

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Re: Classic car summer season 2015-C'est finis

Post by Zelandeth » 01 Oct 2015, 21:57

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Would you believe it I have already found something interesting in Milton Keynes!

The stadium-MK is hosting tonight's match France v Canada. Granted totally uninteresting to non-rugby fans, but for me a good couple of hours of entertainment.

What are the chances of that happening!

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Yeah...guess who had forgotten about that this morning - until about 2/3rds of the way to Ikea.

Thankfully most of the traffic management didn't kick off (pun entirely intended) until later in the day so my journey wasn't really affected.

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Re: Classic car summer season 2015-C'est finis

Post by CitroJim » 02 Oct 2015, 04:15

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Out and about today I saw nothing interesting at all except an Activa and that was the one on my drive...
So here's a little motivational mug to help :!:

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(tongue in cheek emoticon) :-D
:rofl2:

Never forget I live just a swallow's flight from the Aston Martin heritage centre Neil :wink: Astons are ten a penny around here so on that basis ia car has to be really exceptional to catch my eye...

I will keep my eyes open though...

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Re: Classic car summer season 2015-C'est finis

Post by CitroJim » 02 Oct 2015, 12:52

Not quite in Newport Pagnell but strolling around the office car park this lunchtime:

One Triumph TR4

and one really lovely Lancia Integrale HF

One exactly like this but on a UK 'J' plate..

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Re: Classic car summer season 2015-C'est finis

Post by Stickyfinger » 02 Oct 2015, 13:22

Same as mine ! (was in dark metallic grey)

A LOVELY car to drive, but lets say "a little delicate"