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Old Friday 2nd October 2015, 11:41   #26
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Birding on causeways can lead to nice cars driving past. Over the last year on the two causeways at Abberton Reservoir I've had plenty of nice cars drive past. Ferrari 458, Ferrari California, Aston Martin DB9s, Maseratis, Audi R8. And a few weeks ago someone pulled up in a brand new white BMW M235i which I think is a great little car. The Ferrari picture below I took while watching a Great White Egret. And a Red Kite flew over while I was looking at the Ferrari Enzo at a motor show here in Essex.

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And the Porsche and VW has a same owner too.

I wonder if the 911 is too solid and well made -> boring... Naah - Im just envious.

I have this "Pearl of British car manufacturers". No roof, so I can watch flying birds better.
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I know that's a TVR but just reminded me of what LOTUS stands for, Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious
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TVR is some kind of poor mans Lotus. At least it was in the 80's. Anyway, mine have been suprisingly realible. In three summers - she had left me on road only once.
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. In three summers - she had left me on road only once.
I'll bet that was the only time you took it out . Blackpools "finest"are the vehicular equivalent of the crazy relative in the attic. You don't know if they are just going to sit there, dribbling fluids, behave themselves or make lots of noise ( and bugger all else ). The one thing you can guarantee is that they will, at sometime, try and kill you.
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I'm no petrol-head but all this reminds me of the Jethro tale where "Slipalong" Trevascis is at a loose end and asks Jethro if he's any work for him.

"You can go outside and creosote the porch. And make sure you do it properly."

An hour goes by and Slipalong comes back in, covered from head to toe in creosote splashes.

"I've finished, Jethro. An I done exactly as you said, creosoting it inside and out. But just one thing - it ain't a Porch - it's a Ferrari......."

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I'll bet that was the only time you took it out . Blackpools "finest"are the vehicular equivalent of the crazy relative in the attic. You don't know if they are just going to sit there, dribbling fluids, behave themselves or make lots of noise ( and bugger all else ). The one thing you can guarantee is that they will, at sometime, try and kill you.
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And the Porsche and VW has a same owner too.

I wonder if the 911 is too solid and well made -> boring... Naah - Im just envious.

I have this "Pearl of British car manufacturers". No roof, so I can watch flying birds better.
That's a fine car W. I understand TVR are coming back with the first year's production sold out already.

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Birding on causeways can lead to nice cars driving past. Over the last year on the two causeways at Abberton Reservoir I've had plenty of nice cars drive past. Ferrari 458, Ferrari California, Aston Martin DB9s, Maseratis, Audi R8. And a few weeks ago someone pulled up in a brand new white BMW M235i which I think is a great little car. The Ferrari picture below I took while watching a Great White Egret. And a Red Kite flew over while I was looking at the Ferrari Enzo at a motor show here in Essex.

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I remember driving across the Canadian Rockies once Tom when what must have been a super car club went the other way. Even amongst all the stunning Lamborghinis, Lotus and Ferraris the Enzo really stood out.

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I'll bet that was the only time you took it out . Blackpools "finest"are the vehicular equivalent of the crazy relative in the attic. You don't know if they are just going to sit there, dribbling fluids, behave themselves or make lots of noise ( and bugger all else ). The one thing you can guarantee is that they will, at sometime, try and kill you.
I have heard those words... But if she has survived three decades, she must be quite strong example. (At this point, I knock on wood)

Rich, I have heard those rumors of comeback too. I sure hope they can manage to do that properly at this time. And hopefully the new TVRs get same GUTS as an old ones. There is enough a sensible cars in world at these days.
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I have heard those words... But if she has survived three decades, she must be quite strong example. (At this point, I knock on wood)

Rich, I have heard those rumors of comeback too. I sure hope they can manage to do that properly at this time. And hopefully the new TVRs get same GUTS as an old ones. There is enough a sensible cars in world at these days.
I wholeheartedly agree. We need more cars that require an ability to drive nowadays ( and more designers such as those that came up with the pre-German Lamborghinis and the large Citroens - both of which were decidedly ........ "individual" in design. .)
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Whilst waiting for fellow BirdForum member Mr Nevis at Ballater last year, there was a stunning TVR Sagaris by the bus station there.

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Been restoring old cars in my retirement - went to the local tech college to learn welding, and took it from there. Always been a mechanically minded since my younger days on my Uncle's farm 'up North', but in the interim tended just to see cars as a means of getting around.

A couple of before and afters - the first (a 1962 Morris Traveller from a field down the road), to a 1966 Porsche 911 that stood in a barn in NJ from 1977 until 2009, then back on the road in 2012 - still got the 911, but the Traveller was sold once I remembered how crap at stopping they were! Now the 911 - still a joy to drive.

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Couldn't get my camera out but - I've just been overtaken by an red Alfa Spider 4C. Pure porn. Your Porker is almost as good ( even in that state ), M.
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Been restoring old cars in my retirement - went to the local tech college to learn welding, and took it from there. Always been a mechanically minded since my younger days on my Uncle's farm 'up North', but in the interim tended just to see cars as a means of getting around.

A couple of before and afters - the first (a 1962 Morris Traveller from a field down the road), to a 1966 Porsche 911 that stood in a barn in NJ from 1977 until 2009, then back on the road in 2012 - still got the 911, but the Traveller was sold once I remembered how crap at stopping they were! Now the 911 - still a joy to drive.

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Wow Mick. Both are fantastic

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Took this in Rhossili earlier in the year. Think you'll agree that, that is one stunning Ford Ka
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What an beautiful egg shape!

I have allways loved those TR4/5 Triumphs.
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MTem impressive.

I've always like the TR6
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This thread knocks the socks of the birds and planes one. Keep em coming!
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Saw a lot of really stunning cars today at a charity event including 4 rare supercars namely Porsche 918 spyder, la ferrari, mclaren P1 and Koenigsegg CCR.

Unfortunately the porsche was involved in a horrible accident.

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MTem impressive.

I've always like the TR6
Well thanks ...
I did do a TR4A as well!
Drove it for a great couple of years then sold it to finance the 911 unfortunately.



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Got some pics of some cars today, one red, one white, one black, 3 different colours!

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I never disagree with your IDs NC but I'm not sure that middle one is a car. French POS yes. Car, no..
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Plus it looks silver on my screen not white
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