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    Quote Originally Posted by MCFastybloke View Post
    Setting off from John O Groats at day break on the longest day,june 21st,a little after 4am we will head 839 miles south to Lands End hoping to arrive before sunset @ 9.36 pm.Its an 1800 mile round trip for all of us and was planned before the fuel madness but no garage queens in our Gang. Taking a few days on the way up to do some tourist stuff personally but the rest are coming up the day before.

    Best of luck with the trip sounds like it will be a great experience regardless what time you arrive at Land's End. Traffic should be kind to you too being a Tuesday/out of holiday season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCFastybloke View Post
    Setting off from John O Groats at day break on the longest day,june 21st,a little after 4am we will head 839 miles south to Lands End hoping to arrive before sunset @ 9.36 pm.Its an 1800 mile round trip for all of us and was planned before the fuel madness but no garage queens in our Gang. Taking a few days on the way up to do some tourist stuff personally but the rest are coming up the day before.
    Fab, would love to do something like that.
    My friend and I have discussed doing that or the West-to-East route, should really just get on and do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeBird View Post
    Fab, would love to do something like that.
    My friend and I have discussed doing that or the West-to-East route, should really just get on and do it!

    We will be back at that next year, we planned it out and drove down expecting it to be a very low key event, we we very wrong! There were at least 20 cars from an old A6 2.5 tdi, mx5, Bentley conti, maclaren and most things inbetweeen,

    The hot lads were all young, the MX5 was first at 4.06 followed by the A6, he was bragging he had enough fuel left to get home and then a very fiesty stickered GTr.

    I got to the M25/M5 junction in 4 hours and 5 mins with a quarter of a tank left, a closure of the M25 killed my chances. Everybody who made the sunrise went south on the M25


    We do try and get a big thing done every year.
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    The "fridge/freezer" went to WBAC today, happy with the price, and have a build slot for June for the Macan. Hoping for delivery in July, FX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveya. View Post
    About to get a turbo
    At least it's not proven to be a money pit, Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    At least it's not proven to be a money pit, Dave
    Can't take it with ya etc etc

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    Ahh I think Iíve upset the Alfisti crew over on the owners club forum.
    Itíll be nice not having to worry about the battery every five minutes for a change.

    Oh and so far the M is bringing me better mpg than the giulia


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    Finally bought an MX 5. Maybe now the cool forum kids will like me?

    (The old fella in the pic is my FiL - he just likes annoying salespeople.)






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    I have finally gone electric, tbh I love it. I cannot believe the throttle response, roll-on performance, handling, immediacy and running costs. It is ticking every box for me so far.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    Finally bought an MX 5. Maybe now the cool forum kids will like me?

    (The old fella in the pic is my FiL - he just likes annoying salespeople.)





    Love the colour of those seats. My wifeís first mk2.5 had them & we always thought the contrast was fantastic. Enjoy the new motor!

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    Toyota Corolla hybrid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveya. View Post
    Toyota Corolla hybrid

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    Thoughts and prayers.

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    Purchased a couple of weeks ago.

    I was under pressure to buy a new kitchen.... but you can't drive a kitchen


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    Quote Originally Posted by stiglet View Post
    Purchased a couple of weeks ago.

    I was under pressure to buy a new kitchen.... but you can't drive a kitchen

    Love that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiglet View Post
    Purchased a couple of weeks ago.

    I was under pressure to buy a new kitchen.... but you can't drive a kitchen

    LOL

    Love it!
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    Finally bought an MX 5. Maybe now the cool forum kids will like me?

    (The old fella in the pic is my FiL - he just likes annoying salespeople.)





    Great choice Walter. Still got the C63?

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    Just showed this to Mrs K and she laughed.

    I took the laugh as a clear indication that she now wants me to buy the 599 GTB.

    Quote Originally Posted by stiglet View Post
    Purchased a couple of weeks ago.

    I was under pressure to buy a new kitchen.... but you can't drive a kitchen


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Just showed this to Mrs K and she laughed.

    I took the laugh as a clear indication that she now wants me to buy the 599 GTB.
    I know that laugh.....and have the scars to prove it! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBanks View Post
    Great choice Walter. Still got the C63?
    For the moment, yes! But it'll be up for sale soon, I think.


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    Cheers guys - I have not added a "my other car's a Mini" sticker....... though the little car got a bit of a makeover during the winter:Group 2 arches , new suspension; uprated braking system; stage 2 1380 cc engine with weber, s/c box and LSD.

    After all that it would be a shame not to show it a hillclimb





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    That mini looks an awful lot of fun!

    What sort of power / performance metrics is it doing?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    That mini looks an awful lot of fun!

    What sort of power / performance metrics is it doing?


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    It's going to the rolling road on Thurs for a set up and to diagnose an intermittent fault - aiming for about 200bhp/ton.

    Slow compared to my single seater but you get to admire the view on the way up the hill.

    Highlight of the weekend was not the class win, but finding that I could still fit into my race suit having not competed for over 4 years. I don't know how it could have shrunk in the wardrobe

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    I have a Tesla M3P for all other duties, the future is fast but dull.

    Before petrol cars expire I thought I'd give one of these a go:



    Incredible machine, howling NA 4.0 flat 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiglet View Post
    It's going to the rolling road on Thurs for a set up and to diagnose an intermittent fault - aiming for about 200bhp/ton.

    Slow compared to my single seater but you get to admire the view on the way up the hill.

    Highlight of the weekend was not the class win, but finding that I could still fit into my race suit having not competed for over 4 years. I don't know how it could have shrunk in the wardrobe
    I found that with my chinos and shirts since working from home!

    Look forward to an update on the rolling road, sounds a nice sweet spot for fun. Always fancied a fettled old mini.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman LMAO View Post
    I have a Tesla M3P for all other duties, the future is fast but dull.

    Before petrol cars expire I thought I'd give one of these a go:



    Incredible machine, howling NA 4.0 flat 6
    Have the predecessor, they are great arenít they!


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    Quote Originally Posted by vagabond View Post
    I know that laugh.....and have the scars to prove it! ;-)
    On reflection, it may well have been the laugh you allude to, and not the one I wanted it to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman LMAO View Post
    I have a Tesla M3P for all other duties, the future is fast but dull.
    I know what you mean. Imagine how much more fun it would be if fairground dodgems had petrol engines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman LMAO View Post
    I have a Tesla M3P for all other duties, the future is fast but dull.

    Before petrol cars expire I thought I'd give one of these a go:



    Incredible machine, howling NA 4.0 flat 6
    Thatís one of the cars I play for on BOTB - Cayman or Boxster 4.0 GTS, they look like a great balance as the 718 chassis was crying out for that straight 6 and the GTS is not far off the full blown GT4, not many around to, add in they look to be worth more once you drive them out the showroom and itís a winner all round.

    Hopefully Iíll win one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman LMAO View Post
    I have a Tesla M3P for all other duties, the future is fast but dull.

    Before petrol cars expire I thought I'd give one of these a go:



    Incredible machine, howling NA 4.0 flat 6
    Superb. Iíd like to get this in a few years to replace my cayman 981 s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman LMAO View Post
    I have a Tesla M3P for all other duties, the future is fast but dull.

    Before petrol cars expire I thought I'd give one of these a go:



    Incredible machine, howling NA 4.0 flat 6
    That is naughty! What a great combo.


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    Thanks.

    It was actually a run out in a 981 S that tipped the balance, the later 718 2.0/2.5 just didn't tick the noise box.

    They're just very overpriced at the moment!

    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    I know what you mean. Imagine how much more fun it would be if fairground dodgems had petrol engines.
    I'm not sure they're comparable - unless your aim is to bash into folk on the open road?!

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    ALL purpose vehicle, ... strong, handy, fast ... !


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    Quote Originally Posted by stiglet View Post
    Cheers guys - I have not added a "my other car's a Mini" sticker....... though the little car got a bit of a makeover during the winter:Group 2 arches , new suspension; uprated braking system; stage 2 1380 cc engine with weber, s/c box and LSD.

    After all that it would be a shame not to show it a hillclimb





    Pics courtesy of THACKO MEDIA in whom the IPR vests
    Looks nippy!

    Are those dents in the panels in the second pic (from binning it on the hill climb) or just the reflection?

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    Just a reflection - though I see what you mean ( and I have written-off an OMS single-seater at that very track when I ran out of talent, so there is precedent )

    Got it back from the Rolling Road after swapping the weber on a short manifold for a dellorto on a long manifold - jetted and set up on the RR . Seems to go even better... so I took it for a spin on the road ( without my mobile phone) and of course it broke down again . I was rescued by a passing gent in a genuine AC ( and I thought the mini had torque). Big thanks Richard.

    Came back with Stiglet Jr and the tow car only to find that the lead from the coil to the dissie had removed itself - pushed it back in and it fired instantly

    Ah the joys of owning a classic !!
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    After 4 years, bye bye Merc and your outrageous servicing prices and shoddy dealership service, hello electric Mustang! Mach-E AWD ER, not the face melting acceleration of some EVs but just brilliantly linear acceleration is enough for London! A few bits and bobs clearly made to a price, but then again thatís the same in the new C-Class too. Tech all just works, and itís a lovely place to be and drive in, relaxing when it needs to be, and can still handle a B-road despite the heft!



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    Corolla Hybrid

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanBear View Post
    After 4 years, bye bye Merc and your outrageous servicing prices and shoddy dealership service, hello electric Mustang! Mach-E AWD ER, not the face melting acceleration of some EVs but just brilliantly linear acceleration is enough for London! A few bits and bobs clearly made to a price, but then again thatís the same in the new C-Class too. Tech all just works, and itís a lovely place to be and drive in, relaxing when it needs to be, and can still handle a B-road despite the heft!



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    Wow that actually looks great in that colour. Let us know how the ownership experience goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanBear View Post
    After 4 years, bye bye Merc and your outrageous servicing prices and shoddy dealership service, hello electric Mustang!
    Having experienced Mercs "service" I wouldn't piss on them if they were on fire (and apologies to one of our members), but I am not sure Ford will be that much better. Possibly on price, and then again it depends on the size of the dealership...
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Having experienced Mercs "service" I wouldn't piss on them if they were on fire (and apologies to one of our members), but I am not sure Ford will be that much better. Possibly on price, and then again it depends on the size of the dealership...
    You donít get free coffee and biscuits with Ford!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    You donít get free coffee and biscuits with Ford!
    Good job I donít drink coffee 🤣

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanBear View Post
    Good job I donít drink coffee ūü§£
    You can still get coffee at Ford dealerships but you usually have to pay for it.

    I loved the Mach e when I drove one but my wife felt it wanted to run away with her (no such luck!).

    It was my favourite when compared with Merc and Audi offerings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanBear View Post
    After 4 years, bye bye Merc and your outrageous servicing prices and shoddy dealership service, hello electric Mustang! Mach-E AWD ER, not the face melting acceleration of some EVs but just brilliantly linear acceleration is enough for London! A few bits and bobs clearly made to a price, but then again thatís the same in the new C-Class too. Tech all just works, and itís a lovely place to be and drive in, relaxing when it needs to be, and can still handle a B-road despite the heft!



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    That Mustang is a good look in that colour.
    Just back from the Ford dealership myself (Coffee & tea's available but no mention of biscuits!)
    Puma is replacing our trusty Focus which has served us well for 9 years and 205k miles


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    Caterham Super Sprint, #60 of 60 produced. 660cc of throbbing, three cylinder 95bhp fun!

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    I bough myself a 1993 Peugeot 205 automatic, with less than 60k on the clock! Complete with a set new bumpers (the old ones have faded) for less than 1000 euros. It's old-lady's grey with grey upholstery. But, it has a tow bar for a bike rack!! The only frivolity is the sticker of a little pug on a back window. I'll keep it.

    The guys in the workshop did a (as always) very detailled job checking everything. In short: apart from new plugs and oil, nothing had to be done!! This 30 y/o car is like-new car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    I bough myself a 1993 Peugeot 205 automatic, with less than 60k on the clock! Complete with a set new bumpers (the old ones have faded) for less than 1000 euros. It's old-lady's grey with grey upholstery. But, it has a tow bar for a bike rack!! The only frivolity is the sticker of a little pug on a back window. I'll keep it.

    The guys in the workshop did a (as always) very detailled job checking everything. In short: apart from new plugs and oil, nothing had to be done!! This 30 y/o car is like-new car.
    Loved the 205 back in the day. I well recall standing in the street in Hove replacing the alternator in my gf's auto 205, with tools borrowed from a neighbour. On way back to Gatwick a few days later we had to stop at side of motorway and give the fuel filter a good shake to get some fuel flowing.
    On subsequent visits I took the train from LGW.
    I had three GTis, loved each of them, such fun to drive, gorgeous slick gearbox, and amazing in the twisty stuff.

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    I have a soft spot for the 205, possibly out of guilt as much as anything. A 205 Lacoste was my first car and I wrote it off within a week of passing my driving test! It would be worth a few quid these days I bet.

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    I bought a Toyota Yaris 1.5 Tech last September. Just driven 240 miles (fully loaded) to Norfolk and still had over half a tank of petrol! Driven at least another 70 miles touring round and it's just dipped below half a tank.
    I'm well pleased with that given today's fuel costs. It's a great car, quiet at speed on the motorway and nice to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    I bought a Toyota Yaris 1.5 Tech last September. Just driven 240 miles (fully loaded) to Norfolk and still had over half a tank of petrol! Driven at least another 70 miles touring round and it's just dipped below half a tank.
    I'm well pleased with that given today's fuel costs. It's a great car, quiet at speed on the motorway and nice to drive.
    My uncle has bought similar and it's a great car...glad i don't have to worry about fuel costs as my Golf R can average 22mpg if given a bit of beans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanBear View Post
    After 4 years, bye bye Merc and your outrageous servicing prices and shoddy dealership service, hello electric Mustang! Mach-E AWD ER, not the face melting acceleration of some EVs but just brilliantly linear acceleration is enough for London! A few bits and bobs clearly made to a price, but then again thatís the same in the new C-Class too. Tech all just works, and itís a lovely place to be and drive in, relaxing when it needs to be, and can still handle a B-road despite the heft!



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    The more I see these on the roads the more I like them. I just wished they did not call it a Mustang, Mustangs lineage are huge 4L+ noisy engines not a quite EV.

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