Model Boat Mayhem

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Title: Borrow some money please
Post by: BFSMP on February 03, 2016, 12:08:44 am
can anyone please lend me 2.5 million pounds  as quickly as possible, on 0% interest, repayments delayed for a few years.

I want one of these and wish to grow old disgracefully.

Its the new Bugatti Chiron, due to be released at the forthcoming Geneva motor show and I just have to have one.

Jim.

Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: CGAux26 on February 03, 2016, 03:35:43 am
Good one.  I will donate one US nickel (5 cents).  But you have to pay the postage.   O0
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: Brian60 on February 03, 2016, 04:20:57 am
A very beautiful car - have you considered a crowd funding appeal?  {-)

My need is a little less, just 86 thousand to pay off my mortgage. Unfortunately the company want it by 16th December - thats a lovely xmas pressie for them this year! Looks like we will have to sell our UK property to fund our continued retirement in the sun unless we win the lottery in the next couple of months %%
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: BFSMP on February 03, 2016, 09:29:47 am
Good one.  I will donate one US nickel (5 cents).  But you have to pay the postage.   O0

thank you sir.

Pennies make pounds.

Jim.
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: john44 on February 03, 2016, 01:16:41 pm
Hi Jim, too many speed bumps on our estate otherwise I may have been interested %) {-)


John
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: Davenotdone on February 03, 2016, 01:43:29 pm
Plastic sliding windows by the look of it :(( ,  otherwise i would have bought one!!!   Regards, Dave.
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: Tug Fanatic on February 03, 2016, 02:30:10 pm
It looks wonderful & I would like one in the garage to look at but other than that I really am not sure why I would want one. There are better track day cars, better long distance tourers, better cars to do the shopping, nicer cars for a blat on a summer evening at speeds which are even vaguely sane (or legal) etc etc etc.

Other than impressing everyone with your substitute for certain abilities I really cannot see that I would want one to actually use for anything.   

I say all this as someone who has been a piston head all his life.
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: Arrow5 on February 03, 2016, 04:12:53 pm
If it had to be a Bugatti, I`d prefer one my own age :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: Arrow5 on February 03, 2016, 04:17:23 pm
..or the stripped-down version....the car guys , the car.   Oh I don't know %)
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: Tug Fanatic on February 03, 2016, 04:44:34 pm
Well if we are going into what would prefer it would be a Range Rover to drive everyday and a collection of cars like these below. Having been in a few exotic cars in my opinion the Morgan is a bigger event every time you get into it than any of the supercars.

Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: Nemo on February 03, 2016, 05:14:44 pm
In no way do I think of that as beautiful -  but, they say it is in the eye of the beholder, as I think it is plug-ugly compared with the Veron which is IMHO one of the finest cars ever built, and to the eye - gorgeous, in every sense of the word.

Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: inertia on February 03, 2016, 05:18:25 pm
This car certainly would make a bold statement about the owner.....   ;D
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: Liverbudgie2 on February 03, 2016, 05:34:24 pm
lovely lines but, I suspect that I would have a bit of a job getting in and out, so I'll stick with the TR; body now off and going for blasting next week BTW.

LB
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: mook on February 03, 2016, 06:13:04 pm
May be its a woman view but I would have one as I love the colour and it would match my shoes {-)
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: Nemo on February 03, 2016, 06:27:30 pm
 {-)
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: Peter Fitness on February 03, 2016, 09:56:58 pm
I'll lend you the money, Jim, just send me your bank details together with your password %% {-)


Peter.
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: davidm1945 on February 03, 2016, 11:12:42 pm
A lovely incident today - we have a clown that lives locally and drives a lime green Lamborghini. He amuses himself by accelerating as hard as he can past all the houses ( 0 - 60 in oh s***t) making a horrendous racket. He did it today straight past an unmarked police motorcyclist who was not amused. Blue lights and siren - we did laugh...
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: Arrow5 on February 03, 2016, 11:18:01 pm
Sorry "Prince" Peter I happen to know that before you emigrated from the People`s Republic of Wasambulwaland as former custodian of that country`s gold reserves you failed to send me my promised 5m. in gold bars. Do not try to pretend you are Royal in a Communist country, we are not stupid you know and I`ve changed my bank details.  It was emptied somehow , so there.  <:(
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: dreadnought72 on February 04, 2016, 12:34:41 am
I was looking at Landrovers for sale a few years ago - I'd always sort of fancied one - when my internet searching stumbled upon something very much like this for cheap-as-chips:


(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y209/84KB15/2006_01200078.jpg)


"Would you mind one of those on the driveway?" I asked Colleen, my Belfast-born wife.


I can't repeat her answer.


Andy
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: BFSMP on February 04, 2016, 12:52:11 am
I'll lend you the money, Jim, just send me your bank details together with your password %% {-)


Peter.

I nearly fell for that one Peter, but for the fact that you can't get blood from a stone, and my bank manager once said to me..."should we go back to the original arrangement that YOU  borrow money from us, and not the other way round seeing as your overdraft is larger than our working capital this month".

Jim.
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: ballastanksian on February 04, 2016, 08:18:49 am
May be its a woman view but I would have one as I love the colour and it would match my shoes {-)

Well you must accessorise Mook, so perhaps you need a number of them in different colours  ok2
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: MartinH-K on February 04, 2016, 08:28:09 am
Give me an Aston Martin Rapide, ANYDAY!(http://)

BTW - The last of the verification questions asks; "What is the opposite of right?" It didn't like it when I put, "Wrong".
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: mook on February 04, 2016, 04:28:18 pm
Well you must accessorise Mook, so perhaps you need a number of them in different colours  ok2

Sounds a great idea to me :-))
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: Peter Fitness on February 04, 2016, 09:07:49 pm
Duncan, I'm sure I sent you that 5 million some time back, it must have got lost in the post {:-{


Peter.
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: Unsinkable 2 on February 17, 2016, 07:02:12 am
MartinH-K   It asked me 'what do you take a photo with?' And didn't like it when I said   'a phone' {-) 




As for cars, well, I would like a BMW I8. It's a (in my view) a great looking car BUT it also has the best fuel economy of any sports car I know. In fact it can do 100 km (62 miles) on 2.5 litres of petrol that's 25 miles per litre.


It annoys me that if BMW can produce a supercar with this consumption why can't all cars be made to do the same? The technology is here now, BMW are selling it.


I just googled it......... 134 miles per gallon :o :o :o :o :o

Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: reg on February 17, 2016, 09:37:08 am
unsinkable
BMW , 134 mpg is that on the road ? or did VW do the testing for them ?  {-)

Reg
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: roycv on February 17, 2016, 10:06:27 am
Hi I bet which magazine would disagree, they recently removed their  "Best Buy" status from several cars that had claims like that.
I do agree that fuel efficiency technology should be aimed at the bottom end of the market where it matters most.
Roy
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: Crossie on February 17, 2016, 10:15:17 am

 You're really only seeing the advertising departments glossy figures of 134 mpg there unsinkable, according to what I've read, the accurate figure in real-world european driving conditions is more like 55 mpg using petrol and electric and when the batteries are flat it'll give around 30mpg . Doesn't seem so good to me for a hi-tech thing that requires specialist support and servicing, unlike my cheap'n'nasty 30 year old Ford Fester 50 odd mpg and Dave at the local garage can fix it easily.  If I'm to be stuck in slow moving/stopped traffic that seems to be the average conditions these days, I know that I'd rather do it the cheapest way possible!

                                    Trevor
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: NFMike on February 17, 2016, 11:57:51 am
What's the point of having a 'toy' car but worrying about mpg?
Mine averages 22-23, but I only do a few 000 miles a year in it, so I don't mind.
Title: Re: Borrow some money please
Post by: Crossie on February 17, 2016, 12:45:04 pm
 Fair comment Plague, for a 'toy' of any type it's true it doesn't matter, that is just what the fun costs, my motorcycle 'toys' definitely weren't bought with any regard to mpg even though they're not high speed machines. Most of my model aircraft have had VERY low Minutes per !!

                        Trevor