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No I'm afraid not Gibbo, as much as I would like to have done. The nearest I came was my Uncle's Morris 8 round the caravan site in Shoeburyness when I was 12!! I remember finding it very hard to depress the clutch at all let alone all the way down!! :-D
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The wife and I have owned a few Open top cars over the years..... Some good and some bad.

The Punto (PIG), the golf and the silver MX5 and BMW are example pics.

Second time ownership of the 308CC now have a 2013. Also had a 2.0 petrol silver 307cc then preplaced it with the diesel one pictured.

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I have driven a Crossley 14 as a wedding car and the clutch was not dissimilar. Double declutching along with smooth take offs so as not to throw the bride about was a delicate but very deliberate act. This Crossley also towed a caravan to shows.
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This was the moment when Mick really announced his prowess at "finding stuff". All to do with an unidentified location for a dam in Spain which featured in a Citroen Car Advert. Nailed it in double quick time.
mickthemaverick wrote:
06 Jul 2019, 22:33
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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bobins wrote:
06 Jul 2019, 21:51
It's worth noting etc.....


Very kind! Here's one little taskette that remains outstanding in spite of researching dams in Spain (presa de embalse) never managed to nail the location of this one used in the citroen "Take the long way home" promotional video.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=53436&p=606656&hilit=dam#p606607
Have a look at reservoir Embalse de Béznar dam. I think you'll find that's the one. !! :) :)
Well I have another Dam question, how to frame it so its not too easy? Keep it simple
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Been watching Doctor Zhivago have we? :-D
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Aldeadávila Dam, Spain
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mickthemaverick wrote:
21 Dec 2021, 20:12
Been watching Doctor Zhivago have we? :-D
Spoiler: show
Aldeadávila Dam, Spain
I've posted a pickled Egg poser on the wrong thread!

You have smashed the Dam question again Mick! and spotted its not in Russia :-D

Do you know your Dr Zhivago off by heart, or your Spanish Dams :-D :?:

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
21 Dec 2021, 20:17
mickthemaverick wrote:
21 Dec 2021, 20:12
Been watching Doctor Zhivago have we? :-D
Spoiler: show
Aldeadávila Dam, Spain
I've posted a pickled Egg poser on the wrong thread!

You have smashed the Dam question again Mick! and spotted its not in Russia :-D

Do you know your Dr Zhivago off by heart, or your Spanish Dams :-D :?:

Regards Neil
Neither actually!! :-D I was looking through the TV guide at lunchtime to see if any films were on for recording and I saw Dr Zhivago among the listings. Having seen it twice I didn't bother recording it but it was in the back of my mind when you posted the picture. So a quick check on IMDb confirmed my thought and gave me the name!! :-D I'm off to get a lottery ticket now!! :rofl2:
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Looking back over the pages of this thread the most regular appearer is the SAAB convertible in its various forms. Generally gets a shutter click from me, and also this year a couple of nice bright TR7's caught the eye at Auction.
Centre photo<br />Helmsley Market Place on a hot Summer day<br />The natural environment of the open-topped car.
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Helmsley Market Place on a hot Summer day
The natural environment of the open-topped car.
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I see my daughters SAAB there :)

She can't open her Megane to the elements, waiting for window and mirror control modules from Poland - the rear windows have to open before the roof can.

I have seen a couple of people driving topless in the past few days - Audis, naturally.
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Anyone for a nice little run about? :-D