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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:08 pm

andyd wrote:Yes that seems a tad expensive....Why has it got a handle? You wouldn't want to carry that too far :lol:
Carrying it around on some sack trucks isn't as cool though!

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Post by Caprifan Rob » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:02 pm

andyd wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:Retro seems to be fashionable these days. Not to mention expensive!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/sharp-gf767-1 ... Sw2xRYSulg

Advanced technology for 1886! :D

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Yes that seems a tad expensive....Why has it got a handle? You wouldn't want to carry that too far :lol:
Back in the 80s, my best mate bought a '3D Superwoofer' radio cassette to take on a boys holiday to Spain. Cost him a week & a half's pay. Halfway through the holiday after a day of :beer: on the beach, picking it up, he rushed across the busy main road back to the hotel & when we got to the other side, all he was left holding was the carrying handle :lol: , to this day we still don't know where it went. :)

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Post by pbar » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:11 am

Who used to have the I-Spy books? Nice choice of car they chose for that cover :)

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Post by andyd » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:26 am

Can't say I had those Paul........But Ladybird Books definitely :)

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:51 am

pbar wrote: Nice choice of car they chose for that cover :)
Hi,
An interesting coincidence is that very car used to be in the possession of John Hill.
No record of it with the DVLA though.

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Post by andyd » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:56 am

Hi Andrew,
Nice find.......And next to the Minder Capri :)

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Post by pbar » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:29 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
pbar wrote: Nice choice of car they chose for that cover :)
Hi,
An interesting coincidence is that very car used to be in the possession of John Hill.

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Wow, how amazing is that! How on earth did you know that Andrew.

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Post by andyd » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:32 am

pbar wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:
pbar wrote: Nice choice of car they chose for that cover :)
Hi,
An interesting coincidence is that very car used to be in the possession of John Hill.
No record of it with the DVLA though.

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Wow, how amazing is that! How on earth did you know that Andrew.
He is a mine of information...... I couldn't even read the number plate :lol:

G reg, one of the first ever Capri's too :D

P.S. Loving these 'Who Remembers' Paul, keep them coming mate :wave:

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:44 am

pbar wrote:Wow, how amazing is that! How on earth did you know that Andrew.
Hi Paul,
I simply searched for the registration on Google, other online search engines are available (but aren't anywhere near as good!).
It's an amazing coincidence that the car is, or was, at the CCI premises. I did wonder if John Hill knew of this car's history in motoring publications, if you'd call it that! After all, how would anyone know, unless they happened to own that particular book.

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:56 am

andyd wrote:He is a mine of information
With too much time on my hands! :)

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Post by pbar » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:54 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
pbar wrote:Wow, how amazing is that! How on earth did you know that Andrew.
Hi Paul,
I simply searched for the registration on Google, other online search engines are available (but aren't anywhere near as good!).
It's an amazing coincidence that the car is, or was, at the CCI premises.
Good quick detective work! I thought that you might have just known it somehow, like you have memorised all Capri's or something :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Paul G » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:10 am

If often wondered why the owner of SLE 71R doesn't put the proper S pinstripes back on it. It would look so much better.

I do like it though, reminds me of my old 2.0s which was exactly the same, diamond white with vinyl roof, and I owned it at the same time Minder was on! As I used to buy and sell a few cars everyone used to call me Arthur!

Wish I knew where mine was now, last taxed 1987 so I expect it's in the car park in the sky!

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:11 pm

Paul G wrote:If often wondered why the owner of SLE 71R doesn't put the proper S pinstripes back on it. It would look so much better.
Hi,
I agree, the stripes give a distinctive look to the S.
However, I believe that nobody reproduces them.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Major_Tom » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:03 pm

I like this thread! That nostalgic feeling. Some a bit before my time though.

Here are a few things from my childhood..

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I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:44 pm

Freelanderfan wrote:Back in the 80s, my best mate bought a '3D Superwoofer' radio cassette to take on a boys holiday to Spain. Cost him a week & a half's pay. Halfway through the holiday after a day of :beer: on the beach, picking it up, he rushed across the busy main road back to the hotel & when we got to the other side, all he was left holding was the carrying handle :lol: , to this day we still don't know where it went. :)
Back in the 80's me and my mates went to Spain for a chaps holiday. Halfway through we had been enjoying some beers on the beach. At the end of a days worth of beer we staggered to our feet to make the short journey across the busy road to our hotel. Halfway across the road I tripped over a bleedin '3D Superwoofer radio cassette that some drunken knob in front of me had disconnected it from its handle. Almost broke my flipping neck but I ended up with a great cassette player. I still have it to this day :wave:
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Post by Caprifan Rob » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:42 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Freelanderfan wrote:Back in the 80s, my best mate bought a '3D Superwoofer' radio cassette to take on a boys holiday to Spain. Cost him a week & a half's pay. Halfway through the holiday after a day of :beer: on the beach, picking it up, he rushed across the busy main road back to the hotel & when we got to the other side, all he was left holding was the carrying handle :lol: , to this day we still don't know where it went. :)
Back in the 80's me and my mates went to Spain for a chaps holiday. Halfway through we had been enjoying some beers on the beach. At the end of a days worth of beer we staggered to our feet to make the short journey across the busy road to our hotel. Halfway across the road I tripped over a bleedin '3D Superwoofer radio cassette that some drunken knob in front of me had disconnected it from its handle. Almost broke my flipping neck but I ended up with a great cassette player. I still have it to this day :wave:
Do you want to buy the handle ? :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:04 pm

Freelanderfan wrote:Do you want to buy the handle ? :D
Thanks for the offer Rob, but I have got used to 'my' superwoofer minus the handle over the years and lets face it "hands free" is all the fashion :lol:

Hmmm...Don't suppose your mate still has the original box and instructions by any chance mate :)
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Post by Caprifan Rob » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:08 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote: Hmmm...Don't suppose your mate still has the original box and instructions by any chance mate :)
He couldn't even keep hold of the player, let alone the box .. ;)

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Post by Paul G » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:04 pm

Anyone remember Club 18 - 30 holidays? I went on one to San Antonio in Ibiza in 1985 (I think, was so pissed that I don't remember much!) :beer:

Live aid was on, met some nice lasses from Bristol, renamed the holiday eighteen dirty, and stubbed my toe on some batteries from a Subwoofer 3D radio cassette that some drunken knob left in the middle of the local zebra crossing!

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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:00 am

Paul G wrote:and stubbed my toe on some batteries from a Subwoofer 3D radio cassette that some drunken knob left in the middle of the local zebra crossing!
:lol: :lol:

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Ermmm.....dont suppose you picked up those batteries and still have them by any chance Paul :wave:
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