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 Post subject: Re: Today's Top Spot
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:06 pm 
We got those too! One of them, in a scrapyard in Leeds in the mid '80s, provided the sump guard for my Gordinified 12 Estate..... My 12 (that green one in the pic) was a 5 year old car at the time so was still solid, the Dacia (also the estate) was on top of a pile at the age of 2, terminal rust being the trouble there. My 12 is still around and, thanks to the amount of Ensis V I poured into it over the years; still sans rust. I bet that very few of the Dacia-built versions are. How did they manage to make them out of such rubbish steel? :?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:57 pm 
There must have been a MG meet on in this part of Devon as 5 passed going toward Totnes as I headed to Paignton this morning including a couple of chrome bumper models and a MG R V8 :)

Also this week in and around Torbay this week a Jaguar MK2 and what I think was a Jaguar XK150 outside Jaguar specialist,Beechdown Garage on the road to Totnes,both in metalic Grey and both looking immaculate.Also,in Torquay yesterday a black Capri MK1 with a very loud exhaust and in Paignton a VW Variant.
Today,outside Paignton RFC,a '72 Lotus Elan in red and finally a original VW Beetle convertible in a fetching Pinky/Purple colour with smoothed out rear driving in Paignon too.

Must be the sunshine bringing them out I reckon :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:53 pm 
Yesterdays spots whilst somewhere very far north (Surrey)

On the hard shoulder M25/M3 spur, didn't quite hit the 'take a picture' button on the dash cam in time!
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M25 J10
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And in our compound a stolen.......
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:01 am 
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Nice Alvis TE21 drophead leaving the west wittering beach car park on Saturday...

and a lovely PA cresta esate in duo tone pink yesterday near the river at Sunbury....wicked.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:03 pm 
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I saw this Singer Gazelle in Staines earlier this year, he was on his way to a classic car show somewhere.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:08 pm 
Is it me or is the front wing on that ^^^ out of line? :?

Came across this Mk1 GTi sat in Curry's car park, window wound down, engine running. No one anywhere abouts :shrug:

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And just about saw this Capri;

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:19 pm 
Saw a lovely Cream Jaguar S type in Totnes,South Devon this afternoon.Didn't get a close up or year as it was heading away in a different direction :(


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:18 am 
This is from a while ago, but I thought it might interest you chaps - saw this blue Toledo at the village hall in Camelsdale, nr Haslemere. (I went there purely to have a look at the Toledo, you understand; having never seen one before).
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Anyones?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:20 pm 
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At the Monaco Yacht Show...
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Notice the number plates on the SLR are in both pics, that'll be because I had to move it from Port Hercules back up to the Hotel de Paris in Casino Square at the end of the day. It's a hard life being a project manager sometimes! :P

Then about a week or so later when I was waiting outside the Ferrari factory for a tour this turned up... I nearly had a "special moment"!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:59 pm 
A 1939 Autin 'big seven' in need of a slight tune up and Tcut......
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Today I spotted a Goodyear blimp, not a car but pretty cool nonetheless. It was a little windy though and i'm glad I was on the ground rather than actually in the aircraft.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:49 pm 
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Today I spotted a Goodyear blimp, not a car but pretty cool nonetheless. It was a little windy though and i'm glad I was on the ground rather than actually in the aircraft.

I saw that flying over East London last month!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:45 am 
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Yesterday on the M25. Nice example even if the colour is somewhat ghastly.
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This morning at traffic lights on the A322 in Bracknell a very nice looking mini, unfortunately the 'gumpack' camera doesn't see in the dark too well.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:10 am 
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Today I spotted a Goodyear blimp, not a car but pretty cool nonetheless. It was a little windy though and i'm glad I was on the ground rather than actually in the aircraft.

I saw that flying over East London last month!

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Much better than my pictures which were awful. I was trying to light a barbeque at the time but a great site to see. Oddly I'd seen it a week or so earlier when driving home so there must have been several things going on in my area to make it fly over twice. Michelin UK are based in Stoke so perhaps they were just making a point?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:14 am 
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a great site to see
Any chance of the link to that please?


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