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Title: what car do you drive?
Post by: evo679 on March 17, 2011, 09:20:40 pm
I'll start I drive a Lexus is200 in the winter and a BMW 328 convertible in the summer.

Cheers Greg
 :-))
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: towboatjoe on March 17, 2011, 09:46:59 pm
I drive a Mercury Sable wagon with the windows tinted dark.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: hover tim on March 17, 2011, 09:48:02 pm
i drive a Vauxhall astra van racked out in the back to take models etc with MHA logo and web adress on each side never goes wrong very good on fuel and quick seen below with a pasenger door from an old hovercraft that i got for the hover museum only down side high on insurance next time you all moan about the price of your insurance think of this bearing in mind i am 22 its £953 a year      
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 17, 2011, 09:53:01 pm
Mazda 6 - drives as good as it looks.

Colin

Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: evo679 on March 17, 2011, 09:58:04 pm
i drive a Vauxhall astra van racked out in the back to take models etc with MHA logo and web adress on each side never goes wrong very good on fuel and quick seen below with a pasenger door from an old hovercraft that i got for the hover museum only down side high on insurance next time you all moan about the price of your insurance think of this bearing in mind i am 22 its £953 a year      
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I pay 1200 for the Lexus and 1600 for the BMW lol
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: carlmt on March 17, 2011, 10:19:51 pm
Generally - the day car is a white Golf GTD.........

However - for luxury at the pondside at at shows...........this is our usual mode of transport : 27' long 2 berth Mercedes Autotrail motorhome with a 'garage' at the rear big enough to transport our 7' long SD14.

A bit heavy on fuel though {:-{.
Carl
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Stavros on March 17, 2011, 10:24:18 pm
MY company vehicle

(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/broomsrck/PenrhynrallyCentre009.jpg)

MY Rally car a Seat Cupra Sport 2 ltr 16v 190 bhp

(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/broomsrck/IMG_0014.jpg)

(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/broomsrck/Nigegonemadwithmycamera561.jpg)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: evo679 on March 17, 2011, 10:38:53 pm
MY company vehicle

(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/broomsrck/PenrhynrallyCentre009.jpg)

MY Rally car a Seat Cupra Sport 2 ltr 16v 190 bhp

(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/broomsrck/IMG_0014.jpg)

(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/broomsrck/Nigegonemadwithmycamera561.jpg)
What mods have u done to that to get it to that power
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Stavros on March 17, 2011, 10:43:48 pm
Gas flowed head,ecu modd,change of cam lightened and balanced,lsd to get power down


Stav
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Bryan Young on March 17, 2011, 11:02:46 pm
A very comfortable Toyota Corolla and this :-

Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: sunworksco on March 17, 2011, 11:33:32 pm
I have owned my Jaguar XJ6 since 1988.
It only has 82,000 miles on the clock.
I converted the automatic transmission to a 4-speed over-drive manual, added a rear suspension torsion bar, ventilated rear brake rotors, dual HD8 SU carbs, direct-coupled flex radiator fan, Mallory Uni-Lite electronic distributor, spin-on oil filter, V-12 radiator, polyurethane rubber suspension parts.
The next conversion will be center-lock hubs with D-Type wheels.
It has much of the feel of an Series III XKE.
Regards,
Giovanni
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: tony23 on March 18, 2011, 12:07:36 am
I drive a Vauxhall Vivaro LWB 2.5 152BHP van during the day for work and travelling to race meetings etc. with my yachts and for pleasure I have a Nissan 350Z Roadster 296BHP which is absolutely of no use to my hobby or family but I don't care I luv it  :}

PS. got no pictures of my car but this ones the exact same but RHD
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: grasshopper on March 18, 2011, 12:11:56 am
my company car Lexus RX450H  
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o212/bigrasshopper/lexus/DSC_0116_edited.jpg)

the wife's company car (and our weekender when the weather's nice) MX5 - 2.0 sport.
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o212/bigrasshopper/10319_500213_0_0.jpg)


Would quite like Giovanni's 'Jag-war' though, respray in BRG after adding the bodykit a la John Steed's Jag in the Avengers
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Patternmaker on March 18, 2011, 08:26:33 am
I drive this but not very often with pretrial at £1.38 a litre.







http://http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=16245.0
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on March 18, 2011, 08:49:06 am
A very comfortable Toyota Corolla and this :-



is that a Naylor TF Brian, or a gentry.....looks lovely.

nearly bought a Nayl;or once...regret it now, not doing so,.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: waverunner on March 18, 2011, 08:50:46 am
Daily drive is a Golf TDI 130.

And the other one appears in my avatar. A Lotus Exige 240pp  :-))

(http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt312/waverunner1992/MSE_2047-1.jpg)

Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Lord Bungle on March 18, 2011, 09:19:10 am
I am a Mondeo man, don't laugh, I love the cars and they never let me down.
I have a 1993 2.0 Si saloon with full factory fitted RS body kit that is as clean underneath as it is on top.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/lordbungle/Mondeo%20Si/100_0706.jpg)
a 1996 1.8 diesel turbo saloon that is slow, sluggish but gets 600 miles to a tank of juice (and as I also have a cafe at the moment looking into running it on old veg oil as I go through 20 litres a week when I clean fryers)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/lordbungle/Mondeo%2018td/media2.jpg)
and a 2000 1.8 lx hatchback that is played with a bit, full leather Ghia X interior, lowered 40mm, 2 litre cams and throttle body and induction kit (this little tweak gives it more power than the 2 litre and because the flywheel is lighter it revs faster)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/lordbungle/CAR016.jpg)
and at weekends in the summer I can be found crewing and getting in the way with this beast.
Mk1 Vauxhal Cavalier with a 454ci taken stroked to 575ci (9.4 litres) John Sleath built V8 700bhp on pump gas, 1000bhp on race gas and 400bjavascript:void(0);hp nitrous at the push of a button.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/lordbungle/172988_195050363860512_100000666495953_544047_4087180_o.jpg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIyXr61vSSc&feature=player_embedded#at=15 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIyXr61vSSc&feature=player_embedded#at=15)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Made it to 80 (25p Richer now) on March 18, 2011, 09:37:29 am
Not exactly a car but very eco friendly and cheap and relaxing to use
(http://s1.postimage.org/v6jv8fr8/What_i_Drive.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/v6jv8fr8/)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: essex2visuvesi on March 18, 2011, 09:40:39 am
2002 opel Zafira 1.8
1986 toyota corolla
1999 Range rover 4.6HSE Autobiography
1974 Corvette
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: oldiron on March 18, 2011, 10:12:18 am
My collection:


(http://s2.postimage.org/1lvggr1es/cars_Subaru.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1lvggr1es/)

Subaru Outback. My wife drives this one most of the time. Its a rare treat for me to use it. I use a 1992 Honda Accord station wagon for most of my trips in foul weather, the motor bike in good.


(http://s2.postimage.org/1lvs1igv8/truck_small.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1lvs1igv8/)

The farm truck

(http://s2.postimage.org/1lw0b77c4/Cars_Chevelle.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1lw0b77c4/)

1966 Chevelle I've had for over 40 years. She looks as good underneath as on top. 59, 000 original miles.

(http://s3.postimage.org/ajrc14lg/Chevelle_engine.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ajrc14lg/)

Engine in the Chevelle. Hi performance 427 that's been tweeked some more

(http://s3.postimage.org/ajun3tl0/car_ambulance.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ajun3tl0/)

1952 Dodge Power Wagon Canadian Army ambulance. Want to get this one on the road this year.

You gotta have toys.

John
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Bowwave on March 18, 2011, 10:14:39 am
It's getting harder to get out of these days but my MGF  makes me feel  younger  %) or convinces me I'm getting older  {:-{
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff272/Turrets1/Warship%20Models%201/IMG_5183.jpg)
Bowwave
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Bryan Young on March 18, 2011, 11:10:45 am
is that a Naylor TF Brian, or a gentry.....looks lovely.

nearly bought a Nayl;or once...regret it now, not doing so,.
No, I'm afraid it's a much modified Gentry. Once I found out that Naylor would supply their car in kiy form I wished I'd got that instead! BY.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: tigertiger on March 18, 2011, 11:27:23 am
Chevrolet Captiva 3.2 LTZ in white.

The pic is off tinternet, but it is the same beast.
7 seater SUV, same set up as the Vauxhall/Opel Antara, but higher spec.

3.2L V6 engine.
5 speed Auto, but I wish they did a manual as the kick down cause a lag if you want to move.


Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: dreadnought72 on March 18, 2011, 12:00:57 pm
We sold the Skoda Superb - lovely car, great mpg - after a £600 "service".  :o

Now tootling around in a somewhat distressed Ford Ka, covered in vinyl flowers. (Note to Martin - there's no emoticon for "old hippy").  :-))

Andy
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on March 18, 2011, 12:50:43 pm
No, I'm afraid it's a much modified Gentry. Once I found out that Naylor would supply their car in kiy form I wished I'd got that instead! BY.

who ever modified it brian did a fantastic job.....it looks much more like a genuine TF and Naylor TF than a gentry ever did.....really looks lovely.

i'm very envious.
had a 1951 TD when i was in australia 30 odd years ago, and just loved it .    wished i'd brought it home now.
once an mg man, always an mg man[and their replica's]
just love em.

ENJOY THE SUMMER .
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Dave13 on March 18, 2011, 01:05:47 pm
Hi all
I drive a Citroen Picasso on a 52 plate and I love the way it drives and looks!  :-)
Thanks Dave:)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Netleyned on March 18, 2011, 02:17:05 pm
A Renault Grand Scenic
7seats for the Grandsprogs when needed
A 6'6"x4' boat bay when not
It was delivered on the 29th May last year and
had it's maiden voyage to Wicksteed from Grimsby
the next day :-)) :-))

Ned
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Bryan Young on March 18, 2011, 03:46:19 pm
who ever modified it brian did a fantastic job.....it looks much more like a genuine TF and Naylor TF than a gentry ever did.....really looks lovely.

i'm very envious.
had a 1951 TD when i was in australia 30 odd years ago, and just loved it .    wished i'd brought it home now.
once an mg man, always an mg man[and their replica's]
just love em.

ENJOY THE SUMMER .
I built it over 8 years. Made my own bodywork (alloy). Just a big model really! Now up for sale in "Kit Car"..send you more pics if you're interested! BY.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: sweeper on March 18, 2011, 03:50:12 pm

(http://s4.postimage.org/2ub4g6tes/Scim_6a.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2ub4g6tes/)

The "toy", Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6a (1977).
Daily drive is a Citroen Xantia
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Circlip on March 18, 2011, 04:45:07 pm
Quote
s that a Naylor TF Brian, or a gentry

  Doors are hinged at the wrong end for a Naylor and Handles should be recessed.

  Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Tombsy on March 18, 2011, 05:51:04 pm
Here's my XTerra doing a little fishing and loaded up ready to race.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/Pescador58/Misc/03aa9492.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/Pescador58/RC%20Vehicles/5fd6a010.jpg)

Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Bryan Young on March 18, 2011, 06:34:14 pm
Circlips correct....nowt like a Naylor inside either!
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: RaaArtyGunner on March 18, 2011, 09:18:26 pm
Not exactly a car but a multi seater with a driver so I just sit back and enjoy the drive and view.
 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on March 18, 2011, 10:15:03 pm
i would love it bryan, but my wife would divorce me.........

i   said after i sold my mgc roadster 2 years ago because i couldn't drive it due to arthritis in my shoulders and back that i wouldn't have another classic, so swmbo has the last word.......

could't afford it either, unless i sold my clyde lifeboat for mega bucks...

having said that though.....it would be a tough call to choose between your lovely motor and a nice scimitar gte with power steering and space to put a model in the back, .....anyone fancy a swap for a very large model lifeboat,   lol  %% %% %%
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: essex2visuvesi on March 18, 2011, 11:04:34 pm
a nice scimitar gte with power steering and space to put a model in the back

Princess Anne had one of those :D
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on March 18, 2011, 11:37:25 pm
i had an se6a myself when we first got married,
went on our honeymoon in it in 1987 around the outer hebredes...WJH76T  a great car in her day.....never missed a beat, and NEVER overheated.
wouldn't mind another.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: pugwash on March 19, 2011, 12:25:46 am
His and hers transport - Had Nobby (thats the RAV ) from new - never broken down in 150,000 miles
SWMBO has Bisto(well look at the colour )for when the fossil fuel runs out  and an 03 RAV for normal use.
Both great for the bad winter and towing the horsebox.
Debatable which costs the most to run.

Geoff

Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: gregk9 on March 19, 2011, 12:31:20 am

(http://s4.postimage.org/2xswln1ic/100_0529.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2xswln1ic/)


Well need an estate with some room in the back to get all the boats in !


940 Se auto  LPT with manual boost controller giving the motor  180 bhp instead of 135.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: tigertiger on March 19, 2011, 01:46:50 am
...Had Nobby (thats the RAV ) from new - never broken down in 150,000 miles...



Amazing vehicle the RAV4. When it first came out, almost everybody asked 'Why?', and thought 'identity crisis'. The point of the crossover SUV was not really appreciated at first. BUT the RAV4 was the first of a new class of vehicle.
Now nearly every major manufacturer has at least one crossover SUV/softroader in its range.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Double D on March 19, 2011, 02:14:13 am

Not very good in the snow but fantastic in the sunshine  O0
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: timsenecal on March 19, 2011, 03:17:18 am
2007 Jeep Liberty

(http://s3.postimage.org/imx86qh0/liberty1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/imx86qh0/)

and of course, a few of the reasons why i chose an SUV when they seemed to be going out of style
(http://s3.postimage.org/imyvq2ys/liberty2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/imyvq2ys/)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Peter Fitness on March 19, 2011, 06:09:42 am
2003 Mitsubishi Pajero (Shogun) shown here with our 17' Olympic "pop top" caravan.

Peter.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: dbninja on March 19, 2011, 12:21:13 pm
not the best boat transporter...

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/dbninja/DSCF2687.jpg)

but i can get my 34" fireboat and 34" sea commander in the boot together and my club 500 in the passenger footwell

i made a plywood false floor to level the boot floor in the dip in the middle so my boats sit on their normal stands

quite a few convertibles on this thread :-))

db
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: stew49 on March 19, 2011, 12:29:46 pm
Heres mine, old but good. looking for an estate now i have a new hobby :-))
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: stew49 on March 19, 2011, 12:30:59 pm
ooops, forgot the pic.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Bryan Young on March 19, 2011, 01:18:03 pm
i would love it bryan, but my wife would divorce me.........

i   said after i sold my mgc roadster 2 years ago because i couldn't drive it due to arthritis in my shoulders and back that i wouldn't have another classic, so swmbo has the last word.......

could't afford it either, unless i sold my clyde lifeboat for mega bucks...

having said that though.....it would be a tough call to choose between your lovely motor and a nice scimitar gte with power steering and space to put a model in the back, .....anyone fancy a swap for a very large model lifeboat,   lol  %% %% %%
I actually tried a Scimitar GTE a few years ago and was a bit disappointed with the space available. BY.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: sweeper on March 19, 2011, 04:08:40 pm
Disappointed with the space BY?
For you or your models?
I'm around 6 foot and find them large enough for me! Must admit that the tail hatch is a bit restrictive for getting large loads in though. Drop the rear seats (either one or both) and you get a nice large flat area for load lugging.

In reply to the other "comments", yes we all know of the Royal connection (still has a Middlebridge version - I think), and yes any owner will be sick of hearing the Top Gear muppets comments ie they overheat, they catch fire et al. And the most well known one about the Royal connection!

This is my second one, ran the previous one as my only car for about fifteen years. Wouldn't swap the marque. Value for money - 5stars.
Purely a personal opinion, of course.  %)
 
(http://s3.postimage.org/omdmoeis/2scim_6a.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/omdmoeis/)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Bryan Young on March 19, 2011, 05:44:35 pm
Disappointed with the space BY?
For you or your models?
I'm around 6 foot and find them large enough for me! Must admit that the tail hatch is a bit restrictive for getting large loads in though. Drop the rear seats (either one or both) and you get a nice large flat area for load lugging.

In reply to the other "comments", yes we all know of the Royal connection (still has a Middlebridge version - I think), and yes any owner will be sick of hearing the Top Gear muppets comments ie they overheat, they catch fire et al. And the most well known one about the Royal connection!

This is my second one, ran the previous one as my only car for about fifteen years. Wouldn't swap the marque. Value for money - 5stars.
Purely a personal opinion, of course.  %)
 
(http://s3.postimage.org/omdmoeis/2scim_6a.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/omdmoeis/)


Don't get me wrong..I loved it ,but the load area was so much less than the Lancia HPE I finished up with! BY.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on March 19, 2011, 05:54:59 pm
must admit, sweeper..you summed it up perfectly.
i enjoyed mine, but would have prefared manual overdrive rather than auto, but it was a lovely comfortable drive, great fun, and didn't have to worry about body rust, lol.
i do fancy another.....one day. O0 O0
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: 6705russell on March 21, 2011, 08:21:37 am
My "weekend car"  2.8 straight six...

Russ
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on March 21, 2011, 08:43:08 am
NOT FOR LONG,  {-) {-) {-) %% %% %%
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: 6705russell on March 21, 2011, 08:47:43 am
??????
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on March 21, 2011, 09:01:34 am
well!.....I thought you wanted to buy my boat......thought a nice swap would be in order,  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

mind you matey....ya change yer cars like I change my underpants, thought the next step up would be a Honda S2000  %% %% %%
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: 6705russell on March 21, 2011, 09:06:46 am
Oh no no Neil, this one is like gold dust, only so many 2.8 autos were made in Atlanta blue, will be keeping this one for a while (or until a nice 3.2 coupe appears for the right price)  %%
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on March 21, 2011, 09:50:01 am
yer mad matey, lol {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Sandy on March 21, 2011, 10:41:04 am
My company car is an Astra but this is my own car:- 1987 Buick Regal T

Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Number 6 on March 21, 2011, 06:51:10 pm
Here's me getting into my Lotus 7, circa 1967.   Only joking, got a permanently dirty but blue 2003 Peugeot 406 2.0HDi estate as the boat carrier, dogsbody and caravan towcar. Audie has her silver Peugeot 206cc cabriolet, nice in the summer with the roof down and warm in the winter. Only good for carrying my pusher tug or Sydney Star in though! We've bot got bikes too, Audie has got a 2010 Yamaha YBR125 and I've got a 2008 Honda ANF125 Innova scooter for the nice weather to save on fuel costs. Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Number 6 on March 21, 2011, 07:02:20 pm
Here's a pic of my work truck, good for getting through the traffic with! And the other cars I drive on occasion, bit of a slower pace though! Dave.  :P
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on March 21, 2011, 07:29:53 pm
now that'd make a nice model boat carrier,  {-) {-) {-) {-) %% %% %% %%
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Double D on March 21, 2011, 08:31:12 pm

Don't go giving him ideas Neil, how big do you think our drive is >:-o
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: offshore1987 on March 21, 2011, 09:52:16 pm
black 2010 i20, would also like a defender 90 in gunmetal with black tinted windows  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: derekwarner on March 22, 2011, 05:26:36 am
 {-) {-) {-) {-) .....that black stretched Volvo with the big glass viewing windows would be very functional as both a display case & a transporter...... :kiss: ....Derek
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: oldiron on March 22, 2011, 08:56:29 am
 You could all the club's boats in the front one, and all the members in the one behind. Great way to go to the pond.

John
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on March 22, 2011, 08:59:21 am
so long as you don't sail at DEAD water.......... {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Number 6 on March 22, 2011, 10:10:24 am
They're on about changing the fleet sometime, they'd make great boat carriers. The only problem would be running them, 3litre V8's... {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on March 22, 2011, 11:54:18 am
once saw a funeral director's advert in the paper for his outdated fleet..always remember the final phrase in the advert....still makes me smille 30 odd years on.....

HIGH MILEAGE AT LOW SPEEDS........ %) %) %)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Abuelo3 on March 23, 2011, 04:57:52 pm
My Wife buy (with my money) me an Fiat mini pick, off course, in order to carry me model ships. O0
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: ben hall on March 23, 2011, 06:55:39 pm
a black mountain slash road bike with a trailer attached to the back which i can fit 2 3/4 foot boats waders and tons of batteries and 5 remotes and i can add another boat or 5 foot ones if Ive brought my bungee straps
it broke down once at the traffic lights when the chain flew of its done thousands of miles and been through three sets of bike brakes (just for the back as the front is a disk brake)one set of outer tyre due to rubber wearing away and one set of inner tube due to puncture and one set of outer tyre due to puncture it goes every where with me and runs on whatever junk i can find in the fridge {-)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: bikerdude666 on March 28, 2011, 04:22:15 pm
anyone guess what my other hobby is?


dragstar 650:
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/bikerdude666/HPIM0100.jpg)

DR650RS:
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/bikerdude666/IMG_0226.jpg)

Buell Firebolt XB12R:
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/bikerdude666/P13-04-09_182201.jpg)

and a non running car...
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/bikerdude666/P13-04-09_142401-1.jpg)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: ben hall on March 28, 2011, 05:02:16 pm
anyone guess what my other hobby is?


dragstar 650:
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/bikerdude666/HPIM0100.jpg)

DR650RS:
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/bikerdude666/IMG_0226.jpg)

Buell Firebolt XB12R:
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/bikerdude666/P13-04-09_182201.jpg)

and a non running car...
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/bikerdude666/P13-04-09_142401-1.jpg)
old ugly cars and motor bikes :} :} {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Tutssy on March 28, 2011, 05:12:01 pm
Used to have one of them Drag Star's.

Then I upgraded to Harley's.

Al
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: bikerdude666 on March 28, 2011, 06:06:56 pm
old ugly cars and motor bikes :} :} {-) {-) {-)

cars are boring... the red cars not mine, well i own it but my dad drives it.



i moved on to a harley aswell, then got the buell 4 months later so sold the harley to my dad.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Tutssy on March 28, 2011, 06:31:09 pm
Had a Fatboy & an FXR.

Poor health forced the sale of both.  <:(

Al
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: TugCowboy on March 31, 2011, 07:00:38 am
Here's mine:
2005 MG ZS
(http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/nn399/netherways/ZS/ZS1.jpg)
(on a rare, clean, occasion)

Had plenty of MG's before but with a family now I needed something with 4 doors and a big boot and this fitted the bill nicely. Not old enough to drive around in a Rover 75 derivative yet so It had to be the ZS. The spoiler is a bit over the top but its grown on me and makes for a brilliant resting place for your boats while you fumble around for the keys after a sail.

Plus its got plenty of toys like climate control, heated seats etc, and I can get 410 miles out of 25 quids worth of petrol even at todays prices!

Alex
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: triumphjon on March 31, 2011, 08:49:43 am
whats ugly about the spartan ? , 
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: bikerdude666 on April 01, 2011, 07:19:59 pm
whats ugly about the spartan ? , 

I wouldn't call it ugly but it's also not the prettiest of cars, but afaic that goes with the territory of kit cars (unless you happen to have the kit car D-type or gt40)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: triumphjon on April 01, 2011, 09:08:04 pm
lack of renault 25s to donate the gearbox to build a kit gt40 , but id quite like an xk engined jaguar myself , dad used to run both mk 9s & 10 up until i was 17 when he boughth an series 2 xj6 . given the choice id like a 420 or an s type ! for the time being i ll stick with my mk2 triumph 2500 !
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: ben hall on April 01, 2011, 10:58:35 pm
one of my uncle makes kit cars

builds them races them sells them
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: mikearace on April 02, 2011, 12:05:41 am
Cant beat a 1963 series 3 Lambretta
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: pugwash on April 02, 2011, 12:07:26 am
I did like the Mk II Triumph 2.5 P.I.  considering it was the 70s they were great Patrol Cars on the M1 - Problem was not many
police mechanics knew anything about the injection system until we sent the to Triumph for the course, then we could get the
cars to fly.

Geoff
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Shipmate60 on April 02, 2011, 12:07:35 am
But which one?
Li,TV,GT or SX?

Bob
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: RantandRave on April 02, 2011, 03:24:16 am

Here's mine:
2005 MG ZS

Plus its got plenty of toys like climate control, heated seats etc, and I can get 410 miles out of 25 quids worth of petrol even at todays prices!

Alex

£25 / £5.98 / gallon (4.18 gallons) / 410 miles = 98 miles / gallon!  :o
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: bikerdude666 on April 02, 2011, 07:50:56 am
Cant beat a 1963 series 3 Lambretta

Depends what you want it for, to burn/smash up/ drive over/drive over in a tank/chuck in a pond etc etc then I agree can't beat any scooter, but to ride.... I like things with engines  ;D ok2
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: TugCowboy on April 02, 2011, 09:12:47 am
£25 / £5.98 / gallon (4.18 gallons) / 410 miles = 98 miles / gallon!  :o

Sorry, slip of the finger. £45 worth. God I wish it was only 25!
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on April 02, 2011, 01:12:17 pm
Cant beat a 1963 series 3 Lambretta
  + 

i think a lot of things can beat a Lambi.........a BSA BANTAM,  A  ROCKET 3 and for sure a DBD34 GOLD STAR. for a start, lol {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Netleyned on April 02, 2011, 01:59:17 pm
i think a lot of things can beat a Lambi.........a BSA BANTAM,  A  ROCKET 3 and for sure a DBD34 GOLD STAR. for a start, lol   


Even an old man with a stick   {-) {-) {-)

Ned
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Double D on April 02, 2011, 07:09:16 pm
  + 

i think a lot of things can beat a Lambi.........a BSA BANTAM,  A  ROCKET 3 and for sure a DBD34 GOLD STAR. for a start, lol {-) {-) {-)


Even me on my little baby  :-)) ............
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: swordfish fairey on April 02, 2011, 07:10:34 pm
Here's my transport, she does everything I need her to do, and is economical and fun to drive with it. Just had a few days in France with her, Great.. We went to Arromanche and she had more pictures taken of her than the D-day relics.......Tony
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: mikearace on April 02, 2011, 07:31:17 pm
Some Lambi's may surprise you

http://100mphlambrettaclub.com/records.html

Mine which I spent a year rebuilding from a total wreck and rebuilt the engine with a tuned TS1 225 JB kit will happily cruise at 80 which is fast enough for me and gives a few folk a shock when it eases ast them with no difficulty.  So not sure what your bike is Audie but dont be too sure your 125 bike will outrun me.  Youd be shocked.  Would even bet on my 166 tuned Vespa against any standard 125 bike.  Looks can be deceptive.  Mind you Id swap my Vespa 166 for a TV175 any day even if a standard tv 175 is far slower.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: omra85 on April 02, 2011, 09:24:26 pm
Once met a guy from Belfast called Norman (he'd just got married - 1993) who spent a fortune on Lambi's!  I think he was addicted :-)
Wonder what ever happened to his collection?

Danny
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: triumphjon on April 02, 2011, 10:31:07 pm
these lambis / vespas look ok , but have a terrible reputation for reliability , while i was up & down the country making deliveries youd always spot one broken down ! as for the adornment of the mirrors and spot lights in front of the leg sheilds must slow them down even further ?
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: omra85 on April 02, 2011, 11:22:13 pm
Yes Jon - but it gave the public a chance to look at their Parkas and Ben Shermans :-)
I had greasy jacket and a suedette waistcoat (over the top) [arrgh!]  and rode round on an AJS 600 chopper pulling the birds (whose legs were liberally splattered with oil which I had to wipe off..)!
Ah - thank god for memories  %) :-))

Danny
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: mikearace on April 03, 2011, 12:04:01 am
Modern Vespa's are a bit more reliable but being perrfectly honest my Li is only reliable as I changed the ignition to 12v and did a lot more things.  An as built Lambretta with 6volt and poitns etc was very unreliable.  The good thing though is that  for the likes of the Normans of belfast, will never lose money even in the current recession.  A basic lambretta frame as a barn find wil fetch a minimum of 500 quid from someone who wont even need to see it.  They are appreciating all the time.  The only exceptions is Indian built SILs or API lambrettas which arent sought after.  A good well built as is Lambretta registered and MOT'd either British Registered or Italian will fetch a minimum of £2grand.  A TV or a Silver Special etc then your looking at much much more.   A good investment. Or at least thats what I tell the wife.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Shipmate60 on April 03, 2011, 08:13:44 am
As a guide: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1970-INNOCENTI-LAMBRETTA-GP200-/200592927762?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item2eb4452c12#ht_870wt_1139

But riding a scooter was more of a lifestyle statement.
Arriving at a nightclub dressed in a way to be allowed in.
The dress and music and of course girls were as important as the scooter.
I loved the old Lambrettas and ended up owning 7 in total, though never more than 2 at a time.
I never owned a GP but all those up to the GP including the SX 200 Special.

Bob
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Bryan Young on April 03, 2011, 12:25:37 pm
I wouldn't call it ugly but it's also not the prettiest of cars, but afaic that goes with the territory of kit cars (unless you happen to have the kit car D-type or gt40)
Forgive me if I beg to differ! BY.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: DickyD on April 03, 2011, 06:50:11 pm
Yes Jon - but it gave the public a chance to look at their Parkas and Ben Shermans :-)
I had greasy jacket and a suedette waistcoat (over the top) [arrgh!]  and rode round on an AJS 600 chopper pulling the birds (whose legs were liberally splattered with oil which I had to wipe off..)!
Ah - thank god for memories  %) :-))

Danny

Thank god, for a minute I thought you were going to say you wore a parka. You nearly went down in my estimation. %)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Jimmy James on April 03, 2011, 07:52:44 pm
I like my 06 mini Panzer bus (VW Golf Plus ) 600miles + to a tank of diesel --- 700miles on motorways---"55 Ltr tank " easy to get in and out of with my knees, will carry 3 x 45"+ boats and toolboxes  + 12V battery and elec. outboard motor for rescue boat or sailing dingy , confie on long runs and SWIMBO likes it as well, What more do you Need
 Freebooter
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Mr Andy on April 03, 2011, 09:47:12 pm
I run a Rover 75 CDTI Tourer with an auto box, the cheapest car I've had to run so far, I like the 75 it is a very nice car. I have also for over 7 years owned and kept on the road a 1980 Range Rover, that get's used on an if I need it basis, due to the price of fuel and her being a V8, would I have another, but of course I would.  :}

Andy.  :-)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: triumphjon on April 03, 2011, 09:56:57 pm
time to put range rover onto lpg then ? departed mate had a dicso on gas which we used when our transit died one night , very economical to run as it cost less tan half what we were spending in the transit diesel !
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: essex2visuvesi on April 04, 2011, 07:14:45 am
time to put range rover onto lpg then ? departed mate had a dicso on gas which we used when our transit died one night , very economical to run as it cost less tan half what we were spending in the transit diesel !

I imported my LPG Range Rover into Finland.... only one problem.... the nearest LPG place is 175 Kms away and the range is 450Kms lol  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: MikeW on April 04, 2011, 11:46:34 am
I have Dolomite  :-))  and a Focus.

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/89/43072b.jpg)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: essex2visuvesi on April 04, 2011, 11:51:17 am
Is that a sprint?
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: MikeW on April 04, 2011, 12:09:32 pm
She's a 1500 Special Edition. The final run from 79/80, available in any colour you like as long as its black  :-)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: triumphjon on April 04, 2011, 01:31:13 pm
thats a very nice looking S E  have you had it long ?
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: BrianCartwright on April 04, 2011, 03:16:56 pm
About 1955/57 I was an apprentice A friend and I looked at the possibility of building a sports car using an Austin 7 chassis.
At that time a company was offering a fibreglass body for such a conversion.
We never actually did it as we couldn't afford it.
Anybody remember anything about it ?

Regards Brian
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: triumphjon on April 05, 2011, 10:00:12 pm
what was up until the end of 2009 my daily driver , which is now currently off the road receiving a much earned restoration ! shes a 1974 triumph 2500 tc saloon ,
(http://s2.postimage.org/12wdw2lwk/003.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/12wdw2lwk/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/12wfjlyec/007.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/12wfjlyec/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/12wki7zvo/010.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/12wki7zvo/)
eventually she will be resprayed in her original colour of maple brown , but will retain her vynal roof along with her non standard extras !
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: ben hall on April 05, 2011, 10:17:58 pm
what i would like to drive :-)) :}
(http://s2.postimage.org/132hujrl0/lambo.png) (http://www.postimage.org/)

and for sunday modeling  :-) ok2


(http://s2.postimage.org/133yrqvdw/amphib_car.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/)

if youre model cuts out or sinks just drive out and get it {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: fatcat123 on April 06, 2011, 03:51:21 pm
Heres Mine -

Audi A4 3.0L V6 Diesel Quatro S Line (240BHP chipped to 320BHP)

Sat Nav, DVD Player, Digital Freeview TV, Telephone Kit, Full MMI, Bang & Ollufson Sound System, Full Leather Trim, Flappy Padal S Tronic Gear Box

Bought it brand new last May/June and was nice until some little 'xxx' decided to key it last week  <*<

Next one will be an RS6 i think  :}

Dan
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 06, 2011, 04:15:35 pm
I've edited out your Reg No. Dan.   :-))


               PS. What's with the clean garage ... with a car actually in it?!?!/   %%
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: fatcat123 on April 06, 2011, 04:18:46 pm
Hi Martin, Theres a private reg on there now anyway.

Its the day i picked it up from Audi.

 :-))
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: stoney on April 06, 2011, 11:20:31 pm
(240BHP chipped to 320BHP)



Dan

Mine's chipped also, on the bonnet I hit a skip  {-)

Paul
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: fatcat123 on April 06, 2011, 11:21:22 pm
Lol.  {-)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 07, 2011, 11:14:58 am
Only the bear essentials for me...
(http://s1.postimage.org/w7fwyzic/Tank_Test_086.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/w7fwyzic/)

(http://s1.postimage.org/w7hkic04/Tank_Test_088.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/w7hkic04/)
Just off down the beach...
Teddy Edward.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Patrick Henry on April 07, 2011, 11:48:20 am
 :embarrassed: Embarrassed to say, I drive a '02 Citroen Saxo 1.1 Forte nowadays...but a change is on the cards in the very near future. It's been a great little car though, only sips petrol...unlike my previous 2.9i V6 Scorpio which was an alcoholic!  :o

My days of big engined cars are long gone now, Mr Cameron has seen to that.  >>:-(
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Mr Andy on April 07, 2011, 12:06:35 pm
Pointless putting LPG on the Range Rover now, it doesn't do much millage and is in need of some loving care, and of course if I need to go anywhere I use the 75.

Andy.  :-)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: BigA on April 07, 2011, 01:16:23 pm

This is my second one, ran the previous one as my only car for about fifteen years. Wouldn't swap the marque. Value for money - 5stars.
Purely a personal opinion, of course.  %)
 
(http://s3.postimage.org/omdmoeis/2scim_6a.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/omdmoeis/)


My 'toy' is a 1968 Reliant GT Coupe (7th one down on Dave Poole's website: www.sporting-reliants.com/Scimitar_SE4_Gallery.htm) - fore-runner to the 5 and 6 - daily driver is a Skoda Roomster - loads of space.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: triumphjon on April 07, 2011, 10:02:06 pm
like your toy biga , thats the one with the ford straight six in it ?  there used to be a specialist down on a farm near to claverham ( somerset ) had lots of those for spares / restoration dont know if hes still there ?
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: BigA on April 08, 2011, 10:28:43 am
like your toy biga , thats the one with the ford straight six in it ?  there used to be a specialist down on a farm near to claverham ( somerset ) had lots of those for spares / restoration dont know if hes still there ?
It's powered by the 3 litre Ford Essex V6 - the Straight 6 had 2.5 llitre capacity and was only used on the very early SE4 models. Towards the end of production, there was an option for the 2.5 litre Ford V6.

A.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on April 09, 2011, 06:08:36 pm

here's mine, not too fast but very stylish.................???


(http://s2.postimage.org/23rmbm92c/noddy.png) (http://www.postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - May 28, 29 - 2011 - " Playtime "
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 09, 2011, 10:12:32 pm


After loosing me job the other day and after coming out of shock mode, I bought myself a 2nd hand car, (not from Tesco!)
very clean mota, the clutch is warn and a bit fierce but nothings fallen off it yet. (BIG thanks to Bradders by the way for
helping me so much with obtaining the car.) Anyways, this is the first car I've owned in 25 years as I've always had a company
car being a field computer engineer..... sigh, happy days. I've picked up some contract work for a few weeks but that come
to an end as the company  (mega petroleum) hasn't given the sign off for the next phase of the project... interesting project,
mainly because the weather has been so nice recently.

Only a few things need to be done, Bradders did a quick service on it (thanks again), oil, plugs, filters... I didn't know cars still
had them!  :o    - with a company car, someone else pays for everything and it's a day off if it breaks down.  :-))

I had a couple niggles with a few things on the car, ie I didn't know how certain things work, so I ordered an owners manual
from fleabay but it was the wrong model, I ordered another one which turned up today. I was reading through it while waiting
for Mrs Mayhem at Asda, I found out what the 2nd button does in the speedo and also found that there is a "document pocket"
under the passenger seat... special No.1 daughter promptly reaches under the seat and pulls out the full car owner manual and a
bunch or other useful stuff!  {-) Nothing under the drivers seat except a bunch of wiring connected together with "chocolate block" connectors  {:-{


Insurance was real cheap!! £400+ for a 1.4 Citroen Xsara  :o
Also. I find myself driving a lot more carefully and economically than with the company car.


16 Ways to Recognize a Company Car
1. They travel faster in all gears, especially reverse.
2. They accelerate at a phenomenal rate.
3. They enjoy a much shorter braking distance.
4. They can take ramps & bumps at twice the speed on private cars.
5. Oil, battery, tire pressures and fluid levels do not need to be acknowledged until something makes a noise.
6. They have a much tighter turning radius.
7. The floor is conveniently shaped like an dustbin.
8. They only burn the cheapest petrol/diesel available.
9. They only need to be washed when a manager will be visiting.
10. They can be driven up to 100 miles with the oil warning light on.
11. They need cleaning less often, especially inside.
12. The suspension and trunk floor are reinforced to allow concrete slabs and other heavy building materials to be carried.
13. They are adapted to allow reverse to be engaged while the car is still in forward motion.
14. The tire side walls are designed for bumping into and over curbs.
15. Unusual and alarming engine noises are easily eliminated by the adjustment of the radio volume control.
16. No security is need. They may be left anywhere, unlocked, with the keys in the ignition.

Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: sailorboy61 on April 09, 2011, 10:13:54 pm
I have Dolomite  :-))  and a Focus.

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/89/43072b.jpg)

As a kid I always wanted a dolomite sprint...... now having to make do with a BM 5er
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: ben hall on April 09, 2011, 11:50:23 pm
here's mine, not too fast but very stylish.................???


(http://s2.postimage.org/23rmbm92c/noddy.png) (http://www.postimage.org/)

where do your boats go ?

let me guess
10cc engine
1 litre fuel tank
5 miles an hour
no radio
not power assisted sterring
and a 5by5 cm boot

not much power for hilly scotland and lochness suronding
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: sailorboy61 on April 10, 2011, 08:20:13 am
I have Dolomite  :-))  and a Focus.

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/89/43072b.jpg)

As a kid I always wanted a dolomite sprint...... now having to make do with a BM 5er
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on April 10, 2011, 08:53:53 am
where do your boats go ?

let me guess
10cc engine
1 litre fuel tank
5 miles an hour
no radio
not power assisted sterring
and a 5by5 cm boot

not much power for hilly scotland and lochness suronding


don't you know, KK she's magic and she flies...... {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Double D on April 10, 2011, 02:26:49 pm

don't you know, KK she's magic and she flies...... {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)


I didn't know Noddy's car could fly Neil, don't you mean this one???

Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on April 10, 2011, 02:54:38 pm
i knew one of them was red and yellow Audie,  %% %% %% {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: andyn on April 10, 2011, 05:05:39 pm
I spose we'd make a car if we strapped them together? {-)

Mines the bumblebee...

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll184/andyn_01/DSC03298.jpg?t=1302451500)

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll184/andyn_01/DSC03299.jpg?t=1302451359)


Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: dcsmax69 on April 14, 2011, 11:09:14 am
A Jeep Liberty KK 2009 - For the open roads.

1968 1600cc Ford Escort Mk1 - My daily driver (lighter on fuel in town)

1984 SJ 410 Softop Suzuki - SWAMBO's daily driver and my off road toy

1984 SJ 410 Tintop Suzuki - My off road toy.  (currently undergoing a engine and gbox mod/transplant)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: madrob on April 14, 2011, 12:29:40 pm
first there was........
(http://s2.postimage.org/l988bpus/camobus.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/l988bpus/)
then there was......


(http://s2.postimage.org/l9gi0gbo/baja.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/l9gi0gbo/)
then this.........
(http://s2.postimage.org/l9orp6sk/goof.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/l9orp6sk/)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: madrob on April 14, 2011, 12:33:02 pm
Oh i forgot about this.....now fully restored and painted its original old english while...pity it had to go when i was made redundant

(http://s2.postimage.org/lau44v50/bondok8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lau44v50/)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: rshermanking on April 14, 2011, 03:26:53 pm
well i drive my parent's up the wall dose that count ?
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 14, 2011, 03:39:25 pm
You drive your fellow club members up the wall too :-))
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on April 14, 2011, 04:02:02 pm
Oh i forgot about this.....now fully restored and painted its original old english while...pity it had to go when i was made redundant

(http://s2.postimage.org/lau44v50/bondok8.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lau44v50/)


I'd have kept the Equippe and got rid of the volki if i'd have had the choice, lol
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: madrob on April 14, 2011, 05:46:50 pm
All the volkswagens have gone too :(
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: triumphjon on April 14, 2011, 08:50:50 pm
do you have a photo of her finished please ? i sold mine last year to a chap in scotland for restoration ! this was my second equipe the first ws made up from a bare mk 2 shell and various bits of herald ! ! the last one was a gt4s .
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: madrob on April 15, 2011, 12:02:36 am
Unfortunately i dont have anymore pictures of it at all, i did notice a gt4s project on ebay a couple of weeks ago. maybe i will do another one day  or a herald or a dolomite :-))
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: brianB6 on April 15, 2011, 04:14:38 am
Mine may be only a Toyota Camry but my "babies" ride in fully sprung comfort.  %%
Thanks to my eldest daughter giving up her Family Day Care work.  :-))
Even room in the 'Boot' under, for Tx's and batteries.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: BrianCartwright on April 16, 2011, 01:43:29 pm
How about this one folks.
Pure muscle power to move it  No go faster stripes or brakes. Had to be towed up hill but down hill a 1in 4 was shear poetry.
I had a special set of “Blakies”   fitted to the soles of my  shoes  which  gave out an impressive display of sparks when braking
At the end of a good run there was a bucket of water waiting for me to cool my feet and put out the fire on the seat before it totally destroyed the car, obviously fireproof trousers were  mandatory .
And oh yes it is me in the cockpit .There is a date stamp on the back of the photo 1943 which makes me about 4 years old
Sorry but on an earlier topic some time ago I said my first car was a Ford Popular. .
                     
                                       I LIED!!!!

Photo and information from the Cartwright archives
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on April 16, 2011, 06:46:20 pm
beautiful, brian....................the car i mean, lol %% %%
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Jack.H on April 17, 2011, 01:19:13 pm
Nissan serina
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Jack.H on April 18, 2011, 07:25:32 am
How about this one folks.
Pure muscle power to move it  No go faster stripes or brakes. Had to be towed up hill but down hill a 1in 4 was shear poetry.
I had a special set of “Blakies”   fitted to the soles of my  shoes  which  gave out an impressive display of sparks when braking
At the end of a good run there was a bucket of water waiting for me to cool my feet and put out the fire on the seat before it totally destroyed the car, obviously fireproof trousers were  mandatory .
And oh yes it is me in the cockpit .There is a date stamp on the back of the photo 1943 which makes me about 4 years old
Sorry but on an earlier topic some time ago I said my first car was a Ford Popular. .
                     
                                       I LIED!!!!

Photo and information from the Cartwright archives

I have one of those im only 9
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Dreadstar on April 18, 2011, 07:53:14 am
I drive an '03 plate Citreon C5 LX HDi estate. She can take a 2m larder fridge in the back if needed,or up to 10 boats,as I've done in the past,and not small ones either. MPG: 43 in town and 58mpg motorway.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: rem2007 on April 18, 2011, 10:09:17 pm
...I picked up an N reg Nissan Micra bout 3 years back with 42000 on it for £1000, after I pulled out the stock cassette deck and put in a decent Sony CD with MP3 capability and a pair of Kenwood speakers, it rocked for the past 20,000 miles for work, £15 a week now for petrol and cheap insurance.

But when the family does an outing with the dogs, or I have to transport the Northwind to the pond, its the family roadster, 56 reg Citroen Picasso.

Robert
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: essex2visuvesi on April 19, 2011, 06:25:25 am
Scrub the Zafira from my list as it now has a 3 inch hole in the sump  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Spook on April 20, 2011, 12:07:31 am
Black 2006 Honda CR-V sport (before they made it look like an oversized hatchback) 2.0 petrol automatic.

A lovely drive, but a bit heavy on juice just now (think I might have a bearings problem).  It's so comfortable and almost drives itself. Oh yeah, and LOADS of room for my band gear / fishing gear... and boats.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Lord Bungle on April 20, 2011, 08:31:59 am
I don't drive this but this weekend I will be crewing on it at Santapod raceway.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8J3tJ_YcOg
fingers crossed we get under 9 seconds for the quarter, it normaly run it at 9.4 at 155mph (without nitros) but the team have been tweaking it and we will be running nitros this year (if all goes well)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: triumphjon on April 20, 2011, 08:43:47 am
that looks fun bungle , was it origanally lhd or is it just a grp body over a space frame ?
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Lord Bungle on April 20, 2011, 06:06:03 pm
Its was a 1979 steel rhd car, but now the front end is grp (makes it easier to get to the 9.4 litre engine that way  %%) the chassis was made to fit by a mate who built the car many moon ago and raced it with a 4.4 rover V8 out of a L76 Aussie Leyland car, It was called Pulse Rate back then and still holds the Rover V8 record at a couple of tracks 9.9 seconds, last year it was dug out sold to Gudge who races it now, with Steve who built it as crew chief, as you can see from the colour scheme and signs its raced to promote awareness for MS and the MS Trust, (out of the pit crew of 6 3 have MS. ) Its hard work racing and crewing but always fun, and puts a smile on everyone's faces at the track, plus we didn't do to bad last year coming 10th in the championship (again not back in a rookie year) this year we are going up a class, so will be interesting. If anyone has never been to a drag race I recommend it, you can walk around the pits, talk to the drivers and crews, look at the cars etc. I would say ear defenders are a good idea  {-) I took Heather to a meet last year and she says her ear were still ringing 5 days later after standing track side as 2 top fuel dragsters went past (1/4 mile in 5.5 seconds at 262mph, setting off car alarms with the roar  :} )
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Laurent on April 23, 2011, 08:24:35 pm
This is my intercity commuter, I have no other driveable car for now:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_qRFOpOkamSc/SEBte3U7W8I/AAAAAAAAAFY/b4IDtup0GCQ/s640/IMGP1417.JPG)

1975 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu, 250ci inline six engine, TH350 automatic transmission, the no options car...

This is my city bike:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_qRFOpOkamSc/SoxkFNFRhpI/AAAAAAAADAM/WhY3BXGu4yw/Dax1.jpg)

1978 Honda Dax, 49 cc, 10 000 kms on the odometer

I also still have a 1979 Chevy Suburban, but it takes two garage boxes to store it  {:-{  

Next tuesday, comes a second Honda Dax in stock, a 1974 one, bought it for 100 €  %%

and for the weekends, I also have a sailboat, a 1967 Primaat, designed by van de Stadt back in 1963, this a wooden boat, hard chine, hull is in marine ply, mast is in wood also:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_qRFOpOkamSc/TAkqXqLx8wI/AAAAAAAADq0/d6VTpXEW48E/s640/IMGP2219.JPG)

look at my face, do I look happy?
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_qRFOpOkamSc/TI8pNIJNmGI/AAAAAAAAD6E/Z197dpzlxm0/s640/IMGP2452.JPG)

Regards,

Laurent
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: derekwarner on April 24, 2011, 12:39:24 am
Our Lord Bungle says..... "with a 4.4 rover V8 out of a L76 Aussie Leyland car"

Don't tell  :embarrassed:... but I think he means a P76...... Leyland...... {-) {-) {-) {-) ....we have been discussing keyboards in another post & the P  is just to the right & on the next row to L ...........so pretty close I suppose... >>:-( .....Derek
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: PONGO on April 24, 2011, 09:42:46 pm
I look forward to showing you my Veyron when it arrives in 2012. :-))
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Lord Bungle on April 25, 2011, 09:45:59 pm
Our Lord Bungle says..... "with a 4.4 rover V8 out of a L76 Aussie Leyland car"

Don't tell  :embarrassed:... but I think he means a P76...... Leyland...... {-) {-) {-) {-) ....we have been discussing keyboards in another post & the P  is just to the right & on the next row to L ...........so pretty close I suppose... >>:-( .....Derek
your right  {-) I think I was over excited at the thought of 4 days of drag racing  :-))
And forgot to say the reason that the car is converted to left hand drive is because of the throw of the engine, by putting extra weight on the left hand side it counter balances and help keeps the car straight.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: triumphjon on April 26, 2011, 07:50:23 am
not much good for a trip to the lake though !
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Lord Bungle on April 26, 2011, 08:45:15 am
nope, unless I find a pond at the track  {-) might go and have some boat time this week as I used the time away to charge batteries etc :)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: triumphjon on April 27, 2011, 11:10:37 pm
not sure about charging batteries , i should think that motor will blow the cobwebs away ! 
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: JB on April 30, 2011, 10:04:31 am
Right..I'll bite...where's my suit of amour  :}

Only had this one a month, so, still 'On Test'... {:-{

Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: pugwash on April 30, 2011, 10:40:57 am
Jab Whats a suit of "amour" something you wear in a passion wagon??

Geoff
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: JB on April 30, 2011, 10:55:58 am
Jab Whats a suit of "amour" something you wear in a passion wagon??

Geoff

 {-)

Well my excuse is...after a good night last night...or was it this morning :embarrassed:

I can't speel ... armour...

will that do?

Jag is ok anyway...I thionk ;D

J.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: essex2visuvesi on April 30, 2011, 11:03:38 pm
Right..I'll bite...where's my suit of amour  :}

Only had this one a month, so, still 'On Test'... {:-{



we have just bought a LHD 98 Jaguar XJ-R V8 in black, just got to get it shipped from the UK to Finland now
You'd cry if you knew how little we paid for it as its a LHD in the UK
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: JB on May 01, 2011, 04:59:12 am
we have just bought a LHD 98 Jaguar XJ-R V8 in black, just got to get it shipped from the UK to Finland now
You'd cry if you knew how little we paid for it as its a LHD in the UK

Some are crying at the price I paid for mine here in the UK and its RHD... ok2

What's the kerb weight of the XJ-R V8..?
J.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: derekwarner on May 01, 2011, 08:32:08 am
According to GOOGLE..... %) O0 {-)..................

Jaguar XJ XJ6, XJ8, XJ12, Vanden Plas, XJR, Super V8 .... Width, 69.75 in (1772 mm). Height, 54 in (1372 mm). Kerb weight, 3841 lb (1742 kg) ...  {:-{ Derek
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: JB on May 01, 2011, 09:17:57 am
According to GOOGLE..... %) O0 {-)..................

Jaguar XJ XJ6, XJ8, XJ12, Vanden Plas, XJR, Super V8 .... Width, 69.75 in (1772 mm). Height, 54 in (1372 mm). Kerb weight, 3841 lb (1742 kg) ...  {:-{ Derek

Thank you Sir.

I thought as much, too heavy for us to shift, It will need a HGV if its to be transported.. mine will just fit on if the fuel tank is no more than half full, its all the airbags and electric motors etc etc etc...!

My old Granny 2.9 auto was 'only' 1350kg...an easy move and you couln't tell it was there!, I have a pic somewhere of her last trip...on the truck <:(
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: triumphjon on May 01, 2011, 11:18:08 pm
why do you need an hgv to move your car  ? is the stated kerb weight with driver , full tank of fuel etc ?
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: wartsilaone on May 02, 2011, 01:00:49 am
Yeah isn't the point of a car is that you drive it and not carry it on a lorry?
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: essex2visuvesi on May 02, 2011, 06:41:09 am
Its going to Harwich and then being transported by ship to Turku Finland, the price..... a shade over 500quid with VAT

To drive it accross europe to Finland would cost a lot more when ferry costs are included
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: JB on May 02, 2011, 06:49:54 am
why do you need an hgv to move your car  ? is the stated kerb weight with driver , full tank of fuel etc ?


Yeah isn't the point of a car is that you drive it and not carry it on a lorry?

Hi there guy's.. Short explanation needed I think !  In my particular case..with the Granada.. I had to scrap it due to age and a starting problem, it was 23 years old and developed a wiring fault, I'd had enough of seeing the garage man and vice versa !!! as I didn't want to drive it we transported her to the scrap yard...here's a photo...

We move cars around the country for Dealer's... the majority are new and have to be delivered to the new owner (usually a company/ Gov dept/ etc) which could be any distance from the dealer's base...we have a trip from Devon to Glasgow this week, two driver's would be needed or 'trade platers' employed, you might see them on the road...they have red 'number' plates tied on to the car ?

There are weight limits for driver's which are  strictly enforced by the autorities, you might have seen the police 'action' programmes on TV, many car's now.. 4x4's especially... would take a non HGV vehicle over the limit, you have to be careful and not exceed the total gross weight.

Our friend in Finland want's his new car taken over there, I don't expect he will want to come for it himself, so he needs a driver or some other method ? he could already have arranged transport...I wouln't mind having a look at his V8 Jag...!!!

Hope this explains my post above  :-))  

Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: essex2visuvesi on May 02, 2011, 07:10:49 am
You are quite right, we had this problem a few years ago with my Range Rover.... The AA had bloke had to call for a bigger recovery truck as no one told him it was a RR

as the car is a perfect runner and completely road legal we have organised a roll on roll off service with a shipping company
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: JB on May 02, 2011, 07:17:44 am
You are quite right, we had this problem a few years ago with my Range Rover.... The AA had bloke had to call for a bigger recovery truck as no one told him it was a RR

Tell me about it  %%

My son had a problem with the truck, called the breakdown people...sorry its to big they said..we can't carry it..he had a car on and total G/W was 3.4 tons...funny but he's with the AA now...and so am I... %)

He checked before joining that they would rescure/relay him and his Transit transporter when loaded..not needed them yet.



Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: triumphjon on May 02, 2011, 02:50:00 pm
jab , have you never thought of uprating your transit with 5 tonne rear springs , its not the weight of the load being carried that causes our problems , as a rule its often the axle loading !
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: JB on May 02, 2011, 02:57:53 pm
jab , have you never thought of uprating your transit with 5 tonne rear springs , its not the weight of the load being carried that causes our problems , as a rule its often the axle loading !

Hi again,  I know what you mean but there is still the max weight to consider...Son is on his way back here with a VW on board...I think its a Passat...I'll wait until he's here, see what we have and have a think  O0
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: wartsilaone on May 02, 2011, 03:04:33 pm
Ah now I see where curb weights come in and why you need a transporter.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: JB on May 02, 2011, 03:08:38 pm
Ah now I see where curb weights come in and why you need a transporter.


You wouln't believe some of the jobs we get, its all fluid in transport.. I have some stories I could relate...don't want to bore you all...you'd be in the shed or looking to buy a new boat kit.. :}
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: triumphjon on May 02, 2011, 03:37:35 pm
whats the most unusual you have transported jab ?
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: JB on May 02, 2011, 04:28:47 pm
whats the most unusual you have transported jab ?

A most recent 'odd job'.. for us anyway...was to move a new A4 from the local dealer to Heathrow T5 (Its a wind up I thought..!) no its genuine...and its not going on a Jumbo...

OK...collect car 09.30, number plates haven't been fitted so they try to stick 'em on with thin double sided tape, no good and they have to do a proper job and screw them on, the key fob is an old one with a different dealers name on it, into the office for a new fob...well it is a new car so come on...! they can't find one so scratch that we're going.

Easy trip from here to Heathrow, 200 miles, we have the new owners mobile number and he has ours, do a Reece around airport and make a plan, ask that steward for advice...explain what the job is and ask where can we unload..park the A4 and find the guy...he's going to be 15 minutes early so that's good.

Steward says there's a petrol station at T4 so that will be ideal, find T5's short stay car park... there it is OK were on... plan into action..!

Arrive at T4, explain to the chap at the pay desk...and the Police who are watching...what the job is...no problem there...thank you guy's :)))

Unload and drive the A4 to T5 and park it up, stand outside the main doors and call the owner...he's already here and looking around but we haven't a clue what he looks like, where are you now Mr H*** ? guy next to me is obviously talking to my son on the phone...!!!

Drive Mr H*** to T4 and send him on his way in the A4, that was easy...lets go home..return trip...on a Friday, rush hour...back up the M/Ways 200 miles, took over 8 hours...flipping nightmare... O0

At least the car was delivered an the new owner went away happy.

We moved a Fiat 500 Abarth a few months ago, smart looking machine...tiny..! we could only tie the front wheels to the truck..! need more anchor points fitting %% {-)...   

This business is only 6 months old...30k and 103 cars moved so far, all dealer jobs, hope we can find something interesting...was hoping for the V8 Jag but I expected it would be over the weight limit...and our friend in Finland would have an arrangement...I'll keep hoping.

Transporter is about 20 minutes away now..more later, time for some food.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: triumphjon on May 02, 2011, 05:26:33 pm
pm sent jab !  . the most entertaining ive yet moved was a four wheeled HORSE DRAWN CART  ! dropped a van to a paint shop for respray , & return load had been cancelled , rang office for next job and sent for what sounded like a small road sweeper , when i arrived on site i was pointed to this wooden cart with 6ft dia wooden wheels & steel tyres on . anyhow after a few mins of deciding best point to put winch cable it was hauled aboard ( 7.5 tonne slide n tilt ) strapping it down was entertaining as its against all normal recovery tasks ! as i left the site i was informed it was the first time in  over 40 years it had moved . within five miles one of the wooden wheels decided to fall apart . my journey from slad ( glos ) to chippenham (wilts ) was completed at less than ten mph with this cart supported on a 10 tonne bottle jack on the bed ! !
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: JB on May 02, 2011, 06:52:21 pm
Jon, PM seen and I'm about to study that... :-))

The cart story is hilarious...! some things that happen... well you couldn't make them up..Ha Ha Ha...I like it.

Passat estate is here, 2.0 TDI Bluemotion, lovely gold colour, kerb weight is 1570kg...!
 here's a photo of a wheel...just to prove it...! that's a smart piece of work too.


Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: BrianCartwright on May 14, 2011, 11:17:42 am
This Austin 7 saga has been drivung me crazy trying to find someone who believes me.
AT LAST.My brother in law has come to my rescue,bless him.
He regularly delves into the past as he has an Austin 7 himself.
Check this link out.It proves I'm not barmy as some people think or in my dotage.

 
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/austin-7-special.htm

 :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Brian
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: sinjon on May 16, 2011, 04:31:41 pm
Mine comes with a chauffeur.

Colin
(http://s2.postimage.org/1pe44zgis/DSC06086.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1pe44zgis/)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: grayone on May 17, 2011, 08:29:55 am
The one in the Avetar a 2003 TT 225bhp Quattro  O0 and a 2010 S3 Audi 265bhp Quattro  :}- can post pics as the fire wall blocks me :police:
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Laurent on May 17, 2011, 10:40:20 am
Hi all,

my car has been used in a video clip, music sucks though:
http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/107530068

Regards

Laurent
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Ghost in the shell on May 31, 2011, 06:32:59 pm
mine is a Ford Escort 1.8TDi, not bad but will eat a quarter of a tank of fuel in around 40 miles :D
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Stavros on May 31, 2011, 09:31:28 pm
if all your car will do is 40 miles/quater tank then if I was you I would WEIGH it in

Stav
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Ghost in the shell on May 31, 2011, 10:12:14 pm
stav, thats when i make her work ! i can do more than that if i go gentle on the gas, generally its 80-90mph + on the A50, hence the fuel use!

 I said it WILL, not DOES wicky and back took £30 of fuel,
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Arrow5 on June 01, 2011, 10:09:14 am
Wait till you get your nuclear car Ghostie, it`ll run for ever on a pellet in the tank and do 2000mpg and 2000mph  on the M2000/formally A50.  BUT they will be watching that you do not speed :police:
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Ghost in the shell on June 01, 2011, 05:16:35 pm
oooooooooh so thats what get flashed, thaught it was the paparazzi
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: logoman on July 02, 2011, 02:16:26 pm
Daily drive is a Golf TDI 130.

And the other one appears in my avatar. A Lotus Exige 240pp  :-))

(http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt312/waverunner1992/MSE_2047-1.jpg)



Love that Exige waverunner, I've an Elise that I've had from new in 1997, ceramic disks and e few upgrades.
daily is an Alfa 156GTA.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: bikerdude666 on August 12, 2011, 06:32:10 pm
Well this is my newest 'car' it's part of a Volkswagen beetle.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/bikerdude666/ec52472f.jpg)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Netleyned on August 13, 2011, 05:48:41 pm
Verrrrry nice
But where is the flower vase? %% %%

Ned
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Brian_C on August 27, 2011, 06:07:05 pm
would you like to drive this one
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: nhp651 on August 27, 2011, 09:01:01 pm
could do................. and would love to %% %%
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: bikerdude999 on November 04, 2012, 03:21:35 am
Just thought I'd dig up this old thread so I could show off my latest bargain/early birthday/christmas present....


So here it is, no bike for me for a while, it's a Rover 25 1.8 GTi VVC, with MG ZR wheels and bodykit...


(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/bikerdude666/T2eC16VzoE9s5nej7BQfMwVeH60_12-1.jpg)


(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/bikerdude666/KGrHqNlsFfuTcbLcBQfMmphCQ60_12.jpg)


(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/bikerdude666/KGrHqFpkFs8FYo0mBQfM9WTJQ60_12.jpg)


(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/bikerdude666/KGrHqZlQFBhn5nMBQfNBqCO60_12.jpg)


Very handy having my own car now, and the boot is a fair bit bigger than the boot of my GF's corsa! More model boat friendly.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: DickyD on November 04, 2012, 04:01:36 am
would you like to drive this one


Nope, too many years driving one of these.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: DickyD on November 04, 2012, 04:20:47 am
My new car VW Touran seven seater, automatic, diesel, even parks itself though haven't plucked up the courage to try this..


(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/VW%20Touran/034.jpg)


(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/VW%20Touran/035.jpg)


(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/VW%20Touran/036.jpg)


(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/VW%20Touran/038.jpg)


(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/VW%20Touran/048.jpg)



Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: irishcarguy on November 04, 2012, 06:31:29 am
1999 Dodge grand caravan for business, 1978 MG Midget for fun & also a Triumph TR8 needing TLC. I drive a 2005 Dodge Caravan daily, lots of room for my two Cocker Spanials & we have a 2009 VW GTI, 6 speed, 200 BHP(German Horses not Japanese ponies) & 207 ft/lbs of torque @ 1800 RPM, a race car in disguise, have had it up to138MPH/ 225KM & was not still flat out, one great car.Mick B. 
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: grendel on November 04, 2012, 10:26:27 am
my two are both volvos, the big old thirsty 850 has 260,000 miles and cost me £300, and the latest one is a v40 GDI (with the mitsubishi petrol injection lean burn engine) doing over 45mpg on the motorway, which cost me a whole £400, that one has about 180,000 miles on it. I never buy new cars and the volvos are both still going strong, actually come to think of it I probably spend less on my cars than most of you do on your models, plus I do all my own maintenance, had a few new front wishbones on the 850 (the steering ball joint is integral) plus new seats on the suspension, the volvos are a dream to work on, designed to make life easy for their mechanics.
Grendel
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: essex2visuvesi on November 04, 2012, 11:01:53 am
My dad has an 850 as well... Had it 10 odd years and reckons its cost him less that a grand in parts over 10 years (including new tyres)
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Howard on November 04, 2012, 01:42:12 pm
A Honda and I dont care if some people think there only for old people  coz I am old but unlike me the car never fails and lets the wife down.
                             Regards Howard.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: irishcarguy on November 04, 2012, 04:30:55 pm
Before my present fleet, LOL, I covered one & half million KM's in two VW Jetta's & an Audi 5000s. Back then I used to drive eighty to one hundred & twenty thousand miles a year, I drove 2500 Miles on many weekends just to race & a single trip from here to Yellowstone would be about 3,500 KM.Fuel was cheap then, about 35 cents a gallon, so it was not an issue. Mick B.
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Neil on November 04, 2012, 04:51:02 pm
A Honda and I dont care if some people think there only for old people  coz I am old but unlike me the car never fails and lets the wife down.
                             Regards Howard.

Ohhhh!!!!............I don't think an NSX could be classed as an old folks car, %% %% %% %% %% %%
Title: Re: what car do you drive?
Post by: Shipmate60 on November 04, 2012, 05:11:21 pm
An old BMW 328i Touring and looking for a Honda.

Bob
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Post by: triumphjon on November 04, 2012, 10:31:31 pm
whered you dig the ole merc up from richard , not seen one of those for many years !
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Post by: DickyD on November 05, 2012, 03:50:59 am
whered you dig the ole merc up from richard , not seen one of those for many years !
It was a long time ago since I drove Mercs for Salvesens, the last truck I drove was a Scania 141 for Western Transport out of Western Ice at Eastleigh.
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Post by: triumphjon on November 05, 2012, 07:24:44 am
not seen a 141 in many years either , i think J E JAMES of gean rd avonmouth are still running their old scania tractor unit which is on a Y reg first time around  ! & ole man bromilow still has one of the old  1970s lhd mercs in the yars at temple cloud
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Post by: TheLongBuild on November 05, 2012, 01:32:49 pm
would you like to drive this one

I  like that..
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Post by: oldiron on November 06, 2012, 12:20:12 am
Just picked up this 2010 Shelby Cobra Mustang this summer. What a beast , 540 HP of supercharged go power. Great fun. It comes with a complete book of speeding tickets. Merely tear one off and pass to the constabulary. Saves them writing time.
  According to Car and Driver magazine, this month, the 2015  Mustang will have full independant rear suspension, however, it won't be able to fit the 5.4 litre engine.

John
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Post by: mermod on November 06, 2012, 02:21:59 am
after owning a couple of honda CRVs I now drive a Mazda3 MZR CD it's the turbo diesel version not often seen down here in Tasmania, heaps of power and out tows any CRV, I can safely say that I wouldn't buy another petrol vehicle.
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Post by: Alan R on November 10, 2012, 07:17:47 am
Hi
Audi Q3 Diesel. On a recent round trip of 3000klms. to Pretoria with the vehicle fully loaded it averaged 7.1 litres/100klm and a average speed of 108klm/hr.(and before anybody asks I used cruise control set at the speed limits which most of the may was 120klm/hr)
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Post by: irishcarguy on November 10, 2012, 07:34:02 am
Alan Audi & Volkswagen are now building the best cars on the planet, just think what it would have done cruising at 90kph. A tip for even better milage, raise your tire pressures to 34psi front & 32psi rear on the highway. They won Lemans this year with a a diesel electric car,they are in a class of their own, just no beating them these days. Mick B.
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Post by: hammer on November 10, 2012, 04:15:15 pm
My car in 1990, BRISCA Stock car F11. Those were the days. Geoff
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Post by: Artistmike on November 10, 2012, 05:22:51 pm
   
I drive one of these  ...   http://youtu.be/sEsE-abmtT0 (http://youtu.be/sEsE-abmtT0)    .... I've found it very comfortable for an arthritic hip.....  :embarrassed: