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Old 17 Feb 2018, 12:44 (Ref:3801998)   #541
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In the years left to you Viv you may top the gold medal table at the Winter Olympics, join the Army and win a couple of VC's, be knighted by the Queen for services to the re-cycllng industry, even became a multiple World Formula 1 Champion - indeed you may yet accomplish all of these giddy heights of fame, yet!

Nothing you can achieve in life will be as important as being likened, even as a lesser version, to myself. No accolade can possible outshine that honour.

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In that case Mr Bauble, I now consider myself gratefully accoladed...
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Old 17 Feb 2018, 13:02 (Ref:3802002)   #542
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In that case Mr Bauble, I now consider myself gratefully accoladed...
Certified, more like it!
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Old 18 Feb 2018, 15:51 (Ref:3802201)   #543
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Just run my first half marathon as an old age pensioner. Checked results and I was 5 min quicker than last year. The motor sport connection is that I did the very first Wokingham half marathon with Sir Frank. "well we started together then he was long gone up the road". This was the last time I saw Frank at a marathon as he shortly had his accident a few weeks later. So sad.
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Old 18 Feb 2018, 16:14 (Ref:3802203)   #544
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Well done on the 1/2, Boss!

I think about that accident every time I start the drive from Ricard back down to sea level, even though I believe Sir Frank was heading for Nice, rather than the Autoroute West.
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Old 19 Feb 2018, 05:14 (Ref:3802296)   #545
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What's much more surprising is the fact he found a policeman in a rural police station! Neither exist today.

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Except in Dersingham (Norfolk, again). Quite a big rural Police Station, actually. The proximity to Sandringham House may have something to do with it.
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Old 20 Feb 2018, 16:13 (Ref:3802699)   #546
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Itís a council- and you expect common sense?
My sister's local council in Bury, Lancs, just scrapped the existing residents parking permit scheme to introduce a mandatory "virtual" scheme......whereby one had to register having created an online account, and bookin visitors whenever they arrive. Never seemed to have crossed anybody's mind that despite the incredulity of millenials, not everyone has a computer, or indeed internet access, and that in a street largely comprising bungalows, occupied in many cases by more "senior" citizens, the profferred alternative of going down to the library (generally shut) or the town hall to register ones visitors might not be (a) convenient, or (b) possible for a scheme that operates 7 days a week until 8pm......

The 11 page instruction document explaining how to operate the "easy" system was of course riddled with typos, mis-spelling, bad grammar and general sloppiness.

After 1 public meeting of 100+ residents and involving the local councillors, plus adverse publicity in the local press, the council have "listened", and there will be a paper permit alternative.....

Would have made the council look so much less stupid and involved a lot less angst if someone had engaged a brain cell before launching the idea.
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Old 20 Feb 2018, 17:47 (Ref:3802738)   #547
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My sister's local council in Bury, Lancs, just scrapped the existing residents parking permit scheme to introduce a mandatory "virtual" scheme......whereby one had to register having created an online account, and bookin visitors whenever they arrive. Never seemed to have crossed anybody's mind that despite the incredulity of millenials, not everyone has a computer, or indeed internet access, and that in a street largely comprising bungalows, occupied in many cases by more "senior" citizens, the profferred alternative of going down to the library (generally shut) or the town hall to register ones visitors might not be (a) convenient, or (b) possible for a scheme that operates 7 days a week until 8pm......

The 11 page instruction document explaining how to operate the "easy" system was of course riddled with typos, mis-spelling, bad grammar and general sloppiness.

After 1 public meeting of 100+ residents and involving the local councillors, plus adverse publicity in the local press, the council have "listened", and there will be a paper permit alternative.....

Would have made the council look so much less stupid and involved a lot less angst if someone had engaged a brain cell before launching the idea.
They do things different Oop Norf!
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Old 21 Feb 2018, 07:57 (Ref:3802842)   #548
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If anyone that follows these things remembers, JLR bought a huge collection of classics (which included a lot of Jags) a while back, and they're now sending some or the unwanted cars to auction. Reminds me a bit of the stuff they get at Kings Lynn. Metro Turbo, anyone? I've been told that Bicester Heritage is worth a visit, so maybe......

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If anyone that follows these things remembers, JLR bought a huge collection of classics (which included a lot of Jags) a while back, and they're now sending some or the unwanted cars to auction. Reminds me a bit of the stuff they get at Kings Lynn. Metro Turbo, anyone? I've been told that Bicester Heritage is worth a visit, so maybe......

https://www.brightwells.com/classic-...ue-21st-march/
Yes, I saw that story yesterday. I was unaware of the original JLR purchase but there's some interesting bits & pieces. Wonder if Bauble & VIVA will be out-bidding each other for the Cresta Estate - it's rather lovely. Or the Chevette HS.
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Old 21 Feb 2018, 12:11 (Ref:3802901)   #550
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Yes, I saw that story yesterday. I was unaware of the original JLR purchase but there's some interesting bits & pieces. Wonder if Bauble & VIVA will be out-bidding each other for the Cresta Estate - it's rather lovely. Or the Chevette HS.
There certainly are some interesting & classic cars in that sale, including quite a few rare estate versions.
Regarding the Chevette HS, did get as far as owning genuine front & rear spoilers for one as I was plannng to build myself a single cam 2.3 litre Chevette many years ago, but like most things, never got around to doing it...
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Old 21 Feb 2018, 12:23 (Ref:3802904)   #551
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If anyone that follows these things remembers, JLR bought a huge collection of classics (which included a lot of Jags) a while back, and they're now sending some or the unwanted cars to auction. Reminds me a bit of the stuff they get at Kings Lynn. Metro Turbo, anyone? I've been told that Bicester Heritage is worth a visit, so maybe......

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Wow I had better not go. There are some great cars there. Bedford camper van for me.
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Wow I had better not go. There are some great cars there. Bedford camper van for me.

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Old 21 Feb 2018, 12:36 (Ref:3802907)   #553
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There are a few interesting cars on the list. The MG Meastros could be good value. An underrated car in its day because it, like everything else, was overshadowed by the Golf GTI.
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I'd like the Rover P6 Estate as I think a now late friend of mine designed it.
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Dont you think about our planet then! I'd go for a pedal car, love the Blower!
Not only because I can't afford the real thing…
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