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On 6/1/2023 at 7:54 AM, Spiny said:

I'm strangely drawn to that Mini Metro

Me too. We never had them out here, maybe the odd private import but that was all. I have fond memories of one I hired in London toward the end of 1983 & headed north, London to JoG & back in two weeks, flogged that little beast all the way & couldn't get it to go below 46mpg, & that is after checking & rechecking mileage & volume several times. I was impressed. The seating wasn't that good though, took me ages to straighten up at the end of a day. ;)  Thanks to Trevor @klubman01 for that super line up above.

A couple of recent local spots. A 1963 Humber Sceptre blue with a grey roof, with the 4 headlight Singer Vogue style front, it really got my heart racing. Also a 1977 Triumph 2500TC, recognised the driver as a recently retired real estate type, found hisself a new hobby by the look of it. :) & lastly, in the local supermkt car park, a Motto Guzzi v85 adventure bike, fully decked out with panniers & extra protection, looking like it'd just arrived from Timbuctoo via the rest of the world, most unsettling. ;) 

Another nice one today, a 1964 Mk III Zodiac, one of my favourite cars as a youngster, the after market wheels wouldn't be my choice but aren't too awful either.

Photo from Carjam, our vehicle info site.

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Steve.

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Hi all

 

Attended the Running Retros meet at Headcorn Aerodrome last Sunday, absolutely fantastically well attended with loads of awesome motors and the aircraft taking off just behind, no Spitfires this time.

 

Awesome Mini

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Superb X19

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Another Right hand drive Galaxie

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The ultimate beast of a Metro

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4 Type 3s turned up Inc mine, a late one on Porsche 2 litre replica alloys and faded paint, cool

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Early Square back on airbags

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A late Notchback with early panels and bumpers

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A real street sleeper, lotus engined mk1

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And finally , awesome

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Chris

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On 6/2/2023 at 2:10 AM, Tyas said:

 However there is no denying this generation looks sensational. Especially in flash colours like this Flame Orange. I'd have mine in Pearl St. James Red, Moroccan Blue, or Apple Green, thanks.

 

Taste's a funny thing, innit? I wouldn't throw a full teapot at it if it was on fire.

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9 hours ago, stevehnz said:

A very eclectic line up there Chris, what's with lowering the VWs like that, a shame I think? The Lotus Mk I takes it for me, really nicely done.

Steve.

Agreed. And I noticed a Mk1 RS2000 just beyond the fabulous looking Mini.  Great images, thanks very much.

Trevor

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10 hours ago, stevehnz said:

A very eclectic line up there Chris, what's with lowering the VWs like that, a shame I think? The Lotus Mk I takes it for me, really nicely done.

Steve.

Hi Steve, they have been doing that for many years, the Square back is on Airbags and is raised to drive and lowered when parked. .¬† Lowering a Type 3 is simplicity itself and unlike a beetle does not need extra parts welded I to the suspension beams, you just unbolt and move round a spline or two.ūüėČ

 

58 minutes ago, klubman01 said:

Agreed. And I noticed a Mk1 RS2000 just beyond the fabulous looking Mini.  Great images, thanks very much.

Trevor

This one Trevor, just for you, also note the gorgeous crossover deluxe Bay window  beyond it

 

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Chris

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1 hour ago, klubman01 said:

And I noticed a Mk1 RS2000 just beyond the fabulous looking Mini. 

 

Me too - Modena green with dark metallic green stripes - I had one the same! :)

 

Nice pics again Chris!

 

Keith

 

Edit - oops, missed your latest post Chris - lovely RS, wish I still had one the same...!!!

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Whenever I see a mk1 Escort I tell myself " is this really a near 60 year old car ? " . They still look modern . 

 Someone in our village had a blue X1/9 when I was a kid and our gang considered it cool even then . 

Gary . 

 

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Finally sussed my flickr woes, so a selection from Epsom yesterday.

Former Southdown 1967 Leyland Titan 

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ex London Routemaster

Ex Stagecoach London 1999 Dennis Trident

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Ex London Fleetline and AEC Regent

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2008,06scanias

Scanias from 2008 (on the 04 select) and 2006

A 1999 Foden with a sticky tape assisted reg plate (actually T.....H).

1999foden

 

2013man

2013 MAN

2013man.

 

And finally 64 plate Volvo with some more black tape

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Matt

 

 

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Vince1159 said:

She's a little beauty,haven't seen a pickup in years and i love the blue as well....

The blue is gorgeous, working well with the pristine chrome.

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49 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

There used to be a very similar one to that locally - but without all the recovery stuff. The paint and wheels look identical from memory.

 

Lovely little thing!

 

Keith

What is the recovery stuff for, racetrack use or just because it looks good?

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6 hours ago, Stef N. said:

What is the recovery stuff for, racetrack use or just because it looks good?

 

No idea Stef, the car I used to see didn't have any of it (& tbh to me looked better for it :) ) but otherwise looked identical.

 

Keith

 

 

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On 31/05/2023 at 08:28, klubman01 said:

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1932 Riley Sprite.

 

That won't be a 1932, as the Sprite wasn't launched until '35, although the design has its origins in the earlier MPH & Imp.  Just checked on the DVLA site & this one is listed as a 1938.  Other details on there suggest that it could well be a genuine Sprite.  As with the MPH, there are a lot of identical replicas built using parts from Riley's saloon models, so without looking up in the relevant Riley books to check the plate & chassis details, it isn't always easy to tell the genuine from the recreations. (apologies for being a pedant!).

 

My father had a four seater Lynx Sprite (same high state of tune engine, but in the four seater tourer body) from 1985 to 1995.  It was still a relatively quick car even then, so I imagine that the lighter two seaters like this would have gone very well.

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A couple of spots coming back from picking up my son, I call the number plates he looks them up, otherwise I'd forget them. ;) :D 

A 1969 MGB roadster is was described as, I'd have called it a convertible, very original looking rather than uber tidy as in restored. Also a 1981 Ford Capri in Gold with black accents,  very smart.

Steve.

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9 hours ago, Paul H said:

 

That won't be a 1932, as the Sprite wasn't launched until '35, although the design has its origins in the earlier MPH & Imp.  Just checked on the DVLA site & this one is listed as a 1938.  Other details on there suggest that it could well be a genuine Sprite.  As with the MPH, there are a lot of identical replicas built using parts from Riley's saloon models, so without looking up in the relevant Riley books to check the plate & chassis details, it isn't always easy to tell the genuine from the recreations. (apologies for being a pedant!).

 

My father had a four seater Lynx Sprite (same high state of tune engine, but in the four seater tourer body) from 1985 to 1995.  It was still a relatively quick car even then, so I imagine that the lighter two seaters like this would have gone very well.

Thanks for the information.  Clearly, I mis-read the details displayed on the vehicle.  Still a nice car, though.

Trevor

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I saw this today, parked outside a pub in Kidderminster;

 

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It's a Grinnall Scorpion 3 wheeler.

 

I had no idea these existed until today !

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