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CitroJim wrote:
NewcastleFalcon wrote:Its what I like best about the FCF, the random links which tease out interesting stories :)
Same here :D It is what makes the forum :wink:
That, and the friendly attitude of the members. Even when we have heated discussions they do not get blown up out of all proportions. One big happy family, with occasional hiccoughs.

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Very well put James :D

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Is that directed at me James !!!!!......

right I'm off.....everybody here is horrid !

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:rofl2:

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Hell Razor5543 wrote::rofl2:

Seconded :)

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Video of the day..breakfast tv had a clip this morning.



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I watched that. I wonder how many dry runs they did first.

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....A series of pictures with a common link, leading to a reasonable non-too obscure link with this very day. Interesting portfolio but whose prorfolio is it?

So we have the 1959 Bush TR82 transistor portable

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... hlight.JPG

The Raleigh Chopper
The BSA Rocket 3
The Plaxton Panorama Elite
Reliant Scimitar GTE
The Bond Bug
Luke Skywalker's X34 Landspeeder

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Well, I believe that the Land Speeder has mirrored sides, so as to hide the fact that it runs on wheels; wheels that are attached to the chassis (and so on) from a Bond Bug.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Well, I believe that the Land Speeder has mirrored sides, so as to hide the fact that it runs on wheels; wheels that are attached to the chassis (and so on) from a Bond Bug.
You're spot on there James, but here's another product from the Hertfordshire stable which may help with the link


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Today's random link was Ogle Design founded in 1954 by David Ogle, orgininally of Letchworth Hertfordshire, who had a hand in all of the items in the pictures including Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder for George Lucas.

They breifly also produced the SX1000 car, based on the Mini, and looking very much like an ahead of its time Allegro Coupe :!: :!:


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Radio item today, the location of which has had an airing on the FCF back in 2010

https://www.facebook.com/BBCR2/videos/1388950757783567/


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I go past those quite frequently... They're not far from my home...

You just don't appreciate how big they are in a picture... They really are bloody ginormous!

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Random link time....

I love the artwork/imagery of old railway and travel posters/postcards so following our little holiday up at Nairn, I searched for "Nairn travel Posters" in google, and clicked on the images tab to see what I had caught.


There is an interesting pioneering story behind it about the Nairn Brothers from New Zealand, and the Transport Company they set up in the middle-east initially using a Lancia, Buick and Oldsmobile then A V8 Cadillac Convertible as a Taxi and Postal Service over the desert from Bahgdad to Beirut. They moved on then to these iconic vehicles



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....bit of a curiosity....the 4-door convertible....on e-bay for £38,000 buy it now.


The blurb on the e-bay listing goes something like this
Citroen Ds 4p Cabriolet Vernagallo. Exclusive vehicle for collectionist and real car lovers and citroen enthusiasts!! we have already produced 20 since 1995. we are proposing a custom and hand built car from Vernagallo Carrozzeria Torinese. http://www.vernagallo.it We can build up exclusive cars for you. The last one produced has been sold in an auction by the owner in florida at 75.000. if you have serious interest we can build up a personalised citroen ds cabriolet convertible and you can choose your colour combination and interior as well. The next one that is under process will be ready by end of June 2016 (you can still choose your favourite colour combination and leather interior) and it will be delivered with UK registration and 12 months mot. We have also a 1974 Citroen DS 23 EFI semiautomatic as well that will be ready in July 2016 (GP. 41.000).
The citroen ds cabriolet convertible comes with a reconditioned engine together with all other parts restored when needed. We can restore your Citroen DS and convert it into cabriolet (prices from 25.000).
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