I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 07 May 2016, 06:12

Yes, although one was maroon Neil...

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by elma » 07 May 2016, 10:33

CitroJim wrote:
Absolutely gorgeous. Steam locomotives in steam really do seem to be living beings...
They totally are, it's the rhythm of life than machinery. Good to see you've been out and had a little fun as well.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 07 May 2016, 14:38

CitroJim wrote: Just having seen that one I saw Fowler 7F 53808 newly overhauled and looking very resplendent...
Back in BR Black!
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From the Grand Central Railway (Loughborough) web page
The GCR is pleased to announce that the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway Henry Fowler designed 7F will be coming to the GCR at the end of May (20th-22nd May to be precise) to take part in the Railways at Work Gala. On this visit, from the West Somerset Railway, it will be in the BR black livery and numbered 53808. Michael Alderman photographed the locomotive in that livery on 12th March, 2016 on a recent gala at Blue Anchor on the West Somerset.
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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Gibbo2286 » 07 May 2016, 16:09

We have this in our village and the Forest of Dean railway all around the area

http://theflourmill.com/

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 08 May 2016, 10:03

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
CitroJim wrote: Just having seen that one I saw Fowler 7F 53808 newly overhauled and looking very resplendent...
Back in BR Black!
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From the Grand Central Railway (Loughborough) web page
It may be on the GCR webpage but that picture was actually taken at Blue Anchor on the West Somerset Railway!

She really is a magnificent locomotive and the WSR was lucky to have her sister 53809 at their steam gala earlier where both worked trains double-headed as they often did back in their proper working days on the now long-gone Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway between Bath Green Park and Bournemouth...

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 08 May 2016, 10:49

Gibbo2286 wrote:We have this in our village and the Forest of Dean railway all around the area

http://theflourmill.com/
Fantastic!

I'd be as happy as the proverbial pig in the proverbial in a place like that!

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Post by BenC5HDi » 08 May 2016, 11:43

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Parked next to this old Mercedes this morning. My dad had one like this, but beige, for 10 years. Great car.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Zelandeth » 08 May 2016, 14:19

Lovely. One of that era of Merc was on my wish list for a few years - couldn't come close to affording one though!

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 08 May 2016, 14:27

I could not afford the fuel!

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by BenC5HDi » 08 May 2016, 14:29

They're cheap as chips now, my dad scrapped his out in Greece in 2002. We were gutted because it was mint, but it was either scrap it on the scrappage scheme or pay the full value of the import duty on it - it was "law 89" car, basically no tax was paid on it when it was imported, but it could only be bought or sold to a person with tax - free status like my dad. He paid, I think, $1850 for it in 1991 when it was 8 years old. Kept it mint, and it was worth bugger all by 2001. Would have cost him about 7 grand to keep it, so it got scrapped and he bought a new Octavia instead.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by bobins » 08 May 2016, 17:21

Spent the weekend in Oxfordshire - saw a fair few old classics whilst out and about, usual things.... E-Type, TR4A, etc, and from the hotel window a Morgan and some old timer - possibly a very old Austin, and there's also a Chimera parked on the neighbours driveway ! (noisy thing.... the car, not the neighbour :-D ), then I saw this when I nipped out down the shops a few minutes ago......

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...It's got to be a replica....... hasn't it ? :shock:


Edit - I looked again closely at my footage from the dashcam and I got the reg number. It's not a replica :shock: :shock:

It is registered as a Ferrari. 1st June, 1971.

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Post by CitroJim » 08 May 2016, 17:43

Saw bugger all of any significance bar a very smoky and smelly Austin Healy 3000 on a 40 mile bike ride this afternoon. In fact the little country lanes I chose to ride along were all but deserted of traffic. Bikes easily out-numbered cars by about ten to one...

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Zelandeth » 08 May 2016, 20:29

Few today.

A plate Jag Sovereign, Triumph TR-7, Reliant Robin, and a Ferrari with some numbers after it that could be anything - I'm not good at the modern ones!

Also an old (60s era I'd say) Jeep Wagoneer rumbled past our house just a few minutes ago.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 May 2016, 00:10

Plenty of spotting going on, and saw plenty on our little tour of North Wales, but being behinfd the wheel myself more often than not never got the "in the wild" photo. Procession of Jags of all types coming the opposite way to us when we arrived on Sunday, few Morgans, couple of Caterham Super Sevens. Here's a static photo of a Peugeot J7 which was in for a bit of resto at Atlantic Mororhomes in Colwyn Bay. Its the sort of size which would make a very nice camper.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by white exec » 13 May 2016, 08:05

And just in case you hadn't seen it...
BBC iPlayer, "Timeshift" Ser.12 No.4 Magnificent Machines: The Golden Age of the British Sports Car
(available for another 26 days)
Great footage, and with Graham Robson, Zog Ziegler, Quentin Willson, et al.