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Yes Aspy, these boxer motors had a nice sound, I liked it. This car had its own personality.

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My birthday is friday, so we'll be going to Lion's Tap, like every year. Saturday, I'll be having band practice, so that'll be fun. Sunday, going to my aunt's and picking up my mom's new car, while I get her Jeep Cherokke. Monday, I'll be getting my License. Whoo.

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Yes Aspy, these boxer motors had a nice sound, I liked it. This car had its own personality.


Sure do!! Thats exactly it, they have their own personality. Unlike the faceless ones off the production line nowadays.

By the way, speaking of cars, anyone see in the news, Richard Hammond from Top Gear has been involved in an accident and is critically ill in hospital in Leeds? No more news as of yet but he's unconcious and was admitted to the Neuro wing, so it must be bad. Apparently he was filming for Top Gear at the former RAF Airfield in Elvington, Yorkshire, in a jet-powered car, and was involved in a crash. Hope he pulls through. I really like him.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/nort ... 365676.stm

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Sounds like you had a nice day floss, Im glad. 8)

Cheers Aspy - it was good. If we win our case against the scum garage maybe we'll get a real holiday!

We went to Santa Pod once - to a Corvette Club meeting. I like your taste in cars. Here are some of my favourites ...

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Arcadian - you are going to waste that car waiting for your SON? Why aren't you driving it now? Merde!

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You know Floss, i drove my beauty around for 6 yrs but could not really afford it. I didn't want to sell it so i stashed it away. It's been mothballed by a professional so it will come out just as it went in. I'm just now (20 yrs later), getting to a point were i could really take care of it and cruise around. BUT, now i live in France so i have to have it shipped over in a big box. I will do it eventually and probably will not let my son drive it until he is at least 35 yrs (ha ha) or unless he can buy it from me....

By the way nice green Cuda ! 70/71 isn't it. That was a real monster. 389 four barrel (or 440 with a six pack if you could afford it). The chicks were easy to come by if you were driving one of those in my day...

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The_Acadian_2 wrote:
You know Floss, i drove my beauty around for 6 yrs but could not really afford it. I didn't want to sell it so i stashed it away. It's been mothballed by a professional so it will come out just as it went in. I'm just now (20 yrs later), getting to a point were i could really take care of it and cruise around. BUT, now i live in France so i have to have it shipped over in a big box. I will do it eventually and probably will not let my son drive it until he is at least 35 yrs (ha ha) or unless he can buy it from me....

By the way nice green Cuda ! 70/71 isn't it. That was a real monster. 389 four barrel (or 440 with a six pack if you could afford it). The chicks were easy to come by if you were driving one of those in my day...

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All the best cars were between '63 and '73 I reckon, then out of the more modern cars the Audi Quattro was a real stunner. We've had 3 Coupes and 1 Quattro over the last 17 years. The Quattro died last Feb after almost 200k miles and the car we replaced it with seized up after a few weeks - hence the court case against scum garage I mentioned.

When I was in Canada in 1970 or 1971 I got taken for a spin in a Mach 1 Mustang - metallic green - it turned my head and I love metallic green cars to this day, even though they're supposed to be unlucky. My car's the same colour as the TT in my pic (Java Green). I never lose it, no matter how large the car park!

I don't think I could have a car shipped over from the US though - I'd have to buy one already here as I worry too much about the containers regularly slipping off ships mid-Atlantic. It'd break my heart if I chose one and shipped it over and was left with an insurance cheque instead!

I think you SHOULD make your son wait until he's 35. You don't want him wrapping it round a lampost. It must be worth a few bob now. :)

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All the best cars were between '63 and '73 I reckon, then out of the more modern cars the Audi Quattro was a real stunner.

I would agree but i would really want a red Mustang 05 GT !! She's a beaut. We were stunned when the Quattro came out. Like Whooo could Imagine ??? A little expensive for me back then.
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I don't think I could have a car shipped over from the US though - I'd have to buy one already here as I worry too much about the containers regularly slipping off ships mid-Atlantic. It'd break my heart if I chose one and shipped it over and was left with an insurance cheque instead!

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I think you SHOULD make your son wait until he's 35. You don't want him wrapping it round a lampost. It must be worth a few bob now. :)

Christ are you kidding ? it's worth at least a few ralphs now ! :wink:

You got the scary 3.2 V6 TT or the racy 2.0 TT ?

My bud here has an RS4, that's a very scary car ! We would go for joy rides on the old Monte Carlo rallye road in Ardèche. Now i did some rallying when i was young (1974 celica), i could not believe what we could do with this thing. Did someone say Fun ! Oh Yeah ! Peddle to the metal !
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My birthday is friday


Have a happy birthday tomorrow Metal-Freak :lol:

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Sounds like you had a nice day floss, Im glad. 8)

Cheers Aspy - it was good. If we win our case against the scum garage maybe we'll get a real holiday!

We went to Santa Pod once - to a Corvette Club meeting. I like your taste in cars. Here are some of my favourites ...

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Arcadian - you are going to waste that car waiting for your SON? Why aren't you driving it now? Merde!

One day, when I win the lottery again - :D


I absolutely love the Cobra but I wonder why the main color I see is that blue with the white stripes. I have seen three in as many months and they were each different but the same color.

Nice but I'd still like to see one in grey or black or yellow even.


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I absolutely love the Cobra but I wonder why the main color I see is that blue with the white stripes. I have seen three in as many months and they were each different but the same color.

Nice but I'd still like to see one in grey or black or yellow even.


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Nice car but a real bitch to drive. (Fast i mean), easy to cruise around though.

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floss wrote:

All the best cars were between '63 and '73 I reckon, then out of the more modern cars the Audi Quattro was a real stunner.

I would agree but i would really want a red Mustang 05 GT !! She's a beaut. We were stunned when the Quattro came out. Like Whooo could Imagine ??? A little expensive for me back then.
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I think you SHOULD make your son wait until he's 35. You don't want him wrapping it round a lampost. It must be worth a few bob now. :)

Christ are you kidding ? it's worth at least a few ralphs now ! :wink:

You got the scary 3.2 V6 TT or the racy 2.0 TT ?

My bud here has an RS4, that's a very scary car ! We would go for joy rides on the old Monte Carlo rallye road in Ardèche. Now i did some rallying when i was young (1974 celica), i could not believe what we could do with this thing. Did someone say Fun ! Oh Yeah ! Peddle to the metal !
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Too expensive for us too - we've never been on nodding acquaintance with a new car, and sadly, none of those above were ever ours, (what's with my Dodge Charger disappearing?), but would rather have an old one with a bit of character than a new and modern rounded-off puptent affair! Most new cars that are "affordable" are naff in the extreme. I wouldn't buy a new car unless I had a money tree in my garden.

The TT isn't mine either - I just love the TT coupe and that one's the same colour as my car (which is just an A3). It was for sale recently in Autotrader magazine. I 'phoned up just to tell the owner what a cracking car I thought it was and we had a chat. He was moving to Perth Australia and couldn't afford to ship it so it was a bargain but still too pricey for me. I downloaded the photo off the site for my screensaver!

I borrowed a TT last year when my car was being serviced but since it pissed down with rain all day I didn't get to have much fun in it. I did test drive an S3 before buying the A3 though - it was very feisty! Also too expensive, but they don't ask if you have the money when you take it for a spin! I left my battered '88 Audi Quattro and he let me take out the S3 by myself! I was shocked. I didn't go back for half an hour! We had fun round the country lanes. I don't like the new fronts on Audis so now even if I get rich I'll never get a new one. I'd have another Quattro if I could find a good one I could afford, though, even though it would be very old. I was really sad when they changed the shape and rounded it off like an Escort. Sorry to bring up the container thing, Arcadian. I'd go back to Canada if I were you, rather than risk it. Wish I could live there.

As for the Cobra, Huck, I think that was just the classic colour combination, white on blue or blue on white, so most of the replicas are done in those colours too. There are plenty of others around though. We quite regularly see a grey one and a black one round these parts. We do rather well for cars, having a TVR shop, and a Ferrari service centre in our village so we get lots of interesting drive-bys! :)

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While on the subject of high speed cars, I just heard on the news that "the Hamster" is out of intensive care so that's fantastic news.

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This weekend, mostly....
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..and hopefully I shall be, come Saturday as I get to go out for the first time in ages,to celebrate the birth of my friends Daughter. Wettin the babby's head! 8)

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TB's coming weekend

Today: Gilles Friday Boot Day
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Awwww, shit! Too bad I overlooked this thread. Last weekend was a lot of miles, a lot of heat, a lot of "Aussies" (Whose dialect of English suddenly stopped sounding odd to me.), a lot of dancing to a lot of shitty music, and three random redneck assholes, one of which wanted to provoke me into act of physical violence with him and his buddies -- all culminating in a moderately large pancake breakfast!(I slobbered and puked in a garbage can! Well, no. I really didn't do that but it still would've been cool too if I had!)

Damn, it all ended too suddenly!

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You lucky bugger! He was great in Birmingham in July. Hope you enjoy it!

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I am hitting the road in 20 min., going to my home-town to VOTE...

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I am hitting the road in 20 min., going to my home-town to VOTE...

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Around here, this weekend is blessed relief. Last weekend was horribly forshortened by being behind on everything, and having to be all done, and packed and ready to leave town last Monday to cover another area while a coworker was in for surgery. Now, last week is done, all the errands are done, I'm already all caught up, and it's a Saturday morning and I can screw off all weekend and that's what I plan to do. It's sunny outside, it will be 65/18 today, and I'll take a bike ride around noon. The summer's done, and the forest is about to hit the Fall "encore," it's been a good year for riding. Here's what it get's like around here:
http://znakomi.com/scenics/full_blown_fall_colors.htm
So sad to lose the Summer, but I guess we gotta send it to our friends down under.
I'm just gonna fuck off this weekend, write some emails with coffee this morning, then hit the trails, then Rose and I are going for some Mexican food. Tomorrow, we'll fuck off too, and extended morning coffee, a ride in the woods, then we'll watch the race and Q up some food.

Blessed relief around here this weekend. 8)

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Well my weekend aint nearly so exciting...Ive been food shopping and nearly killed myself carring the bags home (I did try to borrow Mums car, as she's away in France for the weekend, but I can't find the damn keys!).
But, tonight I shall cook some roasted vegetables and brown rice for tea with quorn in sweet chilli sauce, eat, rest and watch some shite TV for a wee while. Then I'll try and finish a painting that I'm trying to get done for my Neices Birthday on Oct 12th. Right now, that's a perfect evening for me I think. Be even better if I could spend it in a remote cottage, hidden amidst vast rolling hills, with the rain lashing down outside. Accompanied by my snakey and someone rather special, miles away from civilisation. But, alas, that aint about to miraculously happen, so my humble abode will have to do. 8)

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I'll be cycling the infamous Lichtjesroute tomorrow, provided my bicycle hasn't collapsed by then.
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This morning I rehearsed with my sextet.
Afternoon: food shopping, laundry and some double bass exercises.
Tonight I go to listen to Glenn Ferris, a great trombonist who was involved in the brass section of "The Grand Wazoo"

http://www.sunset-sunside.com/concert.p ... ncert=1346

Tomorrow ? Fitness Club, double bass exercises.

Then it will be a fucking bloody monday :x

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today, i'm working (and will be late if i don't get off the computer soon!) and tomorrow i have the day off to be a slob---but i have a few things to around the house.

man, do i miss barracuda's! those were some great auto's! in 1966, we bought as our family car, a red exterior/black interior chevy impala. that wonderful car held up for years--we used to take it on vacations across the desert to denver from cali, talk about hot! the car was passed down to my brother and then to me. it was a stick-shift, and i always got a swell of pride when the local lowriders (hispanic lads with fab cars) would say my car was "cherry" :lol:

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It was utterly mesmerising, certainly a work of art: the camera angles, editing and sound were stunning, with a very complimentary soundtrack by Mogwai. What should have been (and indeed was at times) a dull concept somehow worked. Having said that, I doubt I'll ever watch it again!

And then I went to a party and enjoyed some beer and chat. A good day all round!

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Woke up at 11 today, went out to Borders to buy some music (Shostakovich and Purcell), have been working on Chemistry homework since then. Tomorrow I plan on going out for a walk... its been a while since I've been ona ramble, and what with autumn colours breaking out everywhere and the cool fresh weather, it should be lovely. Then I'm off to see a production of Shakespeare's "Richard III" in the evening. I have Monday off, so more homework then... and a birthday meal in the evening, as I celebrate my 17th on Tuesday. 8)

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