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Old Wednesday 30th September 2015, 17:23   #1
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Anyone else like Cars and Birding?

Similar to Rob's thread I guess. I've been going birding with my old man since I could walk. I also went to car shows with him and spent many a Sunday afternoon going around the car showrooms. I was with him when we picked up the BRG Marina Estate (with brown Vinyl roof) in the late 70's and when he picked up his first new car in 1981. A pale blue Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS. This was obviously made to quicker by the addition of a Turbo sticker

I seem to have been birding recently and seen some great cars whilst out and about. Today, whilst unsuccessfully looking for Dotterel on Mynydd Ddu I could see a red car down in the pull in. Thought I'd get the SX50 out and take a look. One of my all time faves was down there. On returning, and after having fantastic views of 3 Merlin chasing the same prey (juveniles I guess??) a decent looking Porker was in the carpark with a colour scheme reminiscent of Yellowbird
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Old Wednesday 30th September 2015, 18:24   #2
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"Drool" . Was the Integrale a 16v ...... or a half size?
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I was lucky enough to have a 996 from 2007 -2010 so went twitching in that a couple of times - the best car I have ever owned and will ever own, broke my heart selling it
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Hi Rob. You'd know better than me but I thought the 911 I snapped today was a 996? Lovely looking car.
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Old Wednesday 30th September 2015, 19:29   #5
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Shame about the picture but here's another from last week. Early 60's 190 SL heading toward Penclawdd.
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Old Wednesday 30th September 2015, 20:43   #6
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"Drool" . Was the Integrale a 16v ...... or a half size?
Looks like the proper item to me Chris.

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That Merc is beautiful.

I think your banana 911 is a 996 (or 997) - not sure where you are in the car market but believe me if you ever get the chance to own a 911 (that is the only Porsche to have) then do, absolutely brilliant car.
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That Merc is beautiful.

I think your banana 911 is a 996 (or 997) - not sure where you are in the car market but believe me if you ever get the chance to own a 911 (that is the only Porsche to have) then do, absolutely brilliant car.
I'd definitely need 6 numbers to come up to get anywhere near that badge Rob.

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Yes well sometimes it does happen (see my avatar)!
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............. if you ever get the chance to own a 911 (that is the only Porsche to have) then do, absolutely brilliant car.
I have to agree. I had the chance to get a 1969 911 ( the first of the 2.2's, I think, and a petrol powered heater ) about 10 years back. I've had cars and bikes that handle superbly but 911's are in a class of their own. I'd have snapped it up but the body was shot, and even I couldn't justify the time and money to get it back to where it should have been.
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The handling is incredible like a slot car, however, I don't think anything compares to a bike. Here are the bikes I've owned:

1976 Suzuki 50
1977 Suzuki T350J (Rebel)
1978 Suzuki GT750 (3 cylinder 2 stroke!)
1982 Honda XL250
1993 Kawasaki GPZ 900

The Kwacker was amazing and probably dull by today's standards. I would love another bike, you don't know what the acceleration is like until you have a go. Last bike I rode was about 10 years ago, a GSX1100 my head nearly fell off with the acceleration, incredible!
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My S-type R becoming a handy first landfall perch for two migrant Pied Wags last weekend.
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That looks bloody good in Black Chris.
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Yes well sometimes it does happen (see my avatar)!
I currently have a 4 seat German Coupe Rob but that's where any similarity to a 911 ends
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That looks bloody good in Black Chris.
Does, doesn't it.
Not one of Jaguar's more popular designs, but it looks good in black and goes like a stabbed rat.
Especially since the 'tweeks'...
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Clark I have exactly the same car!
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Oh dear...
Have they been recalled yet? ;-)
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Not yet :-)

I am not surprised though, they tried to tell me that the satnav voice with the stutter was how it was meant to be. I asked them to supply me with the design rationale that showed that feature, but they couldn't!
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I currently have a 4 seat German Coupe Rob but that's where any similarity to a 911 ends
The one's yellow, the other's brownish-grey - nothing a new coat of paint won't solve. That apart, they're the same: 4 wheels, lights at the corners, windows, engine, storage space, etc.
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The one's yellow, the other's brownish-grey - nothing a new coat of paint won't solve. That apart, they're the same: 4 wheels, lights at the corners, windows, engine, storage space, etc.

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The one's yellow, the other's brownish-grey - nothing a new coat of paint won't solve. That apart, they're the same: 4 wheels, lights at the corners, windows, engine, storage space, etc.
BURN THE PHILISTINE ( Apologies to all Philistinianistas for the comparison. ).
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Burn the cars instead . . .

Naah, better not, too much pollution. Get one of those machines that squashes them into a matchbox
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The one's yellow, the other's brownish-grey - nothing a new coat of paint won't solve. That apart, they're the same: 4 wheels, lights at the corners, windows, engine, storage space, etc.
I'm ashamed to say that's dirt. I need to clean it more often.

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Clark I have exactly the same car!
Do we have the same good, or bad taste Rob?
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I fell out of love with the Scirocco because of the irritating satnav and dopey tyres. Already blown one on a pothole. Having said that phenomenal economy, quite nippy and handles well so not all bad. It seems to attract birdpoo and dents and scratches though, worse than any other car I've owned!
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