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Offline numanfan

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Re: Classic Cars
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2011, 14:56:12 »
Anyone that missed the event at Hempstead Valley last year - it's back :)

http://www.hempsteadvalley.com/events/festival-of-transport-event-9th-to-11th-september

www.move2medway.co.uk - take the journey

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Re: Classic Cars
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2010, 18:10:03 »
what brilliant pics everybody,the capri was my dream car and as a 13 yr old i had posters of them from a mk1 to a 2.0 laser all over my bedroom wall! my husbands first car was a chrysler 180 all the way back in 1977. i remember the day after i passed my driving test in a mini metro my husband had me towing a bmw 320 up chatham hill for a mate!!

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Re: Classic Cars
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2010, 17:07:09 »
I attended this show. The Routemaster was in superb condition. All the seats had been restored to their original condition - unlike the Heritage RMs still operating in London. What surprised me was that the bus is owed by a Gillingham company. Living in the borough, I've never seen it before.

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Re: Classic Cars
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2010, 15:50:29 »
I had three Capri's including a 1300cc one, which I had to sell after I got burned up by a Citroen 2CV going up Bluebell Hill.

You could easily do three figures up Bluebell Hill in a 3.0S allegedly.

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Re: Classic Cars
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2010, 14:15:40 »
I had three Capri's including a 1300cc one, which I had to sell after I got burned up by a Citroen 2CV going up Bluebell Hill.

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Re: Classic Cars
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2010, 10:11:17 »
Good little show hope to go again next year. This is my Corvette next to my mates Monza, 80's muscle

Always fancied a Monza but had to settle for the black Opel Manta GTE coupe that my Dad had as a company car. It was pretty quick and handled really well although more than a little unreliable, I seem to remember it being off the road for about 6 of the 24 months that he had it.

Mind you, one of those trips to a garage meant that he got a Capri for a few days, I sat in it for about an hour just imagining what it would be like to drive one. Another couple of years and I didn't have to imagine :)

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Re: Classic Cars
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2010, 21:01:11 »


Good little show hope to go again next year. This is my Corvette next to my mates Monza, 80's muscle

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Re: Classic Cars
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2010, 19:13:06 »
My first car was a Citroen 2CV.  Can't win 'em all I guess!
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Re: Classic Cars
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2010, 18:35:40 »
My first was a Mk1 escort with a twin choke weber...  50....  Loved it
Mk2 and 3 Escort
Mk2, 3 and 4 Cortina...  
Granada....
Capri back slider
Mondeo and Sierra  
Loved them all....  


ian.sutton

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Re: Classic Cars
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 16:49:27 »
Gutted I missed this!!!

Are they going to any other sites?

numanfan, do you have other pictures of Vauxhalls?
Were there any late 80s early 90 models there?

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Re: Classic Cars
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 00:04:55 »
i had a capri aswell back in the early 80's as i remember i used to have to put a couple of paving slabs in the boot to stop the back end sliding out in the wet but apart from that it was great

as for the bus i was looking around to see blakey having a go at butler...................i hate you butler, now come on get this bus out  :) :)

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Re: Classic Cars
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 20:30:36 »

Well, if we're showing our old cars, here's my old BMW which I parted company with after finding out I was about to have a little boy...



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Re: Classic Cars
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010, 20:16:49 »
Had a look around a Classic Car Show at Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre today. It makes you feel old when your first cars, Capris & Escorts, are now in the show :) :)


Hi numanfan,

Strangely enough my first two cars were a Mk1 Capri and a Mk1 Escort, I then had another 6 Capris including my last, a beautiful black 3.0S Mk3.



When I sold this car in July 2009 it marked the end of almost 25 years of Capri ownership broken only by the 9
 months that I owned the Escort :-(

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Re: Classic Cars
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 15:08:48 »
I went up there too with my son.



My first car was not a Messerschmitt however.

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Classic Cars
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 15:46:55 »
Well, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has flown away, but in its place another couple of famous cars have taken its place in the Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre.

www.move2medway.co.uk - take the journey

 

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