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Send in the Clowns

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:38 am

I've just seen that new Audi advert on the TV.
They've used the song "Send in the Clowns", to help suggest that the safety features fitted to the Audi help those drivers avoid all the other errant "clowns" on the road. How wonderfully ironic! :roll: "Send in the clowns...don't bother, they're already behind the wheel of the Audi".

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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby andyd » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:14 pm

Hi Andrew,
I saw it this morning and thought exactly the same thing :!: :!:

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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:43 pm

I will have to keep a eye out for this advert .
My best friend who is no longer with us was a Audi fan we both bought our dream cars with in the same week as well .

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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby andyd » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:05 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:I will have to keep a eye out for this advert .
My best friend who is no longer with us was a Audi fan we both bought our dream cars with in the same week as well .

Here’s a picture back in the late 80s with my old Capri laser

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Nice pic :D

Audi drivers weren't always a**holes as they are now.....Some BMW and Merc drivers aren't much better :doh:

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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:17 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Here’s a picture back in the late 80s with my old Capri laser

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Hi Jason,
That's a terrific period photo. I quite like the Audi 80, but that sporty number on the left gets my vote every time! :D

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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby Peter-S » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:44 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:I've just seen that new Audi advert on the TV.
They've used the song "Send in the Clowns", to help suggest that the safety features fitted to the Audi help those drivers avoid all the other errant "clowns" on the road. How wonderfully ironic! :roll: "Send in the clowns...don't bother, they're already behind the wheel of the Audi".

Andrew.


Coming back from Cosford last weekend I spotted a right couple of clowns dodging through traffic at speed on one of the motorways. No need to mention what they were driving :roll:
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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby andyd » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:37 pm

Peter-S wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:I've just seen that new Audi advert on the TV.
They've used the song "Send in the Clowns", to help suggest that the safety features fitted to the Audi help those drivers avoid all the other errant "clowns" on the road. How wonderfully ironic! :roll: "Send in the clowns...don't bother, they're already behind the wheel of the Audi".

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Coming back from Cosford last weekend I spotted a right couple of clowns dodging through traffic at speed on one of the motorways. No need to mention what they were driving :roll:

Amazing, some people think because they drive a certain make of car they can do what they want and when :roll:

Drive an old :ford: then you have style :D

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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:45 pm

andyd wrote:Drive an old :ford: then you have style :D

The drivers of modern Audi, BMW and Mercedes cars don't understand that. They are just brash and arrogant pillocks.

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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby andyd » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:47 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:Drive an old :ford: then you have style :D

The drivers of modern Audi, BMW and Mercedes cars don't understand that. They are just brash and arrogant pillocks.

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:agree: Andrew 100%

Why, badge snobbery? Or just big headed :wank:

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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:49 pm

Cheers for the kind words gentleman but your alright about the driving standards I think it’s any car from BMW drivers to Skoda as they all want to be in front of you or on there phones .
I passed my test in 1986 and yes put my foot down then but there was less cars on the road ( sound like my dad now )
We went up to Hemel Hempstead Thursday and the lorries on the m25 just pull out on us ,they also drive in the 3rd lane a white van man was on his phone in the 3rd lane doing 50mph not aware that everybody was undertaking him .

“ back to being calm “

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Audi I do like the R8 as they look good and sound good .


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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby andyd » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:55 pm

Jasonmarie wrote: a white van man was on his phone in the 3rd lane doing 50mph not aware that everybody was undertaking him .


That should be £1000 fine, 2 year driving ban and retest!! No excuses!!

Makes me mad when drivers think they are above the law :twak:

If we see them, I'm sure the Police can find them too :?

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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:59 pm

andyd wrote:If we see them, I'm sure the Police can find them too :?

What police? :headscratch:
All you see is speed cameras now, and they can't catch drivers on the phone.....

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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:00 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Cheers for the kind words gentleman


All part of the service, Jason! :lol:

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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby andyd » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:02 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:If we see them, I'm sure the Police can find them too :?

What police? :headscratch:


The ones that followed Jason :)

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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:03 pm

I think we are all on the forum as there is sod all on the TV accept nick he must be watching the football ⚽️

Must say you never see a police car now adays
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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby Caprifan Rob » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:07 am

Jasonmarie wrote:Must say you never see a police car now adays

Funny you should say that, did a round trip to Manchester this weekend (took my daughter to a concert), a trip of 5 hours driving each way for us due to roadworks. Didn't see a single police car on the motorways. Donut sales must be up this month :whistle:

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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby Paul G » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:32 am

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Jasonmarie wrote:Must say you never see a police car now adays

Funny you should say that, did a round trip to Manchester this weekend (took my daughter to a concert), a trip of 5 hours driving each way for us due to roadworks. Didn't see a single police car on the motorways. Donut sales must be up this month :whistle:


They saw you though. Big Brother is watching you every inch of your trip with his cctv cameras which keeps him in the dry and cost him much less than a fully equipped (and staffed) X5 patrol car.

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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:17 am

Funny my son is at his interview today for the police but to drive that amount of time and not see one police car is bad .
Can only say one thing look at the crime everywhere .
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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:12 pm

Hi,
Yes, CCTV has been set up everywhere with the intention of catching motorists and the occasional mugger, but it's no substitute for actual Policemen. For a start, a marked Police car is a visible deterrent and driving standards drastically improve when there is a copper around...
However, as Paul says, it's much easier and cheaper to issue fines automatically.

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Re: Send in the Clowns

Postby Caprifan Rob » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:37 pm

Paul G wrote:
Caprifan Rob wrote:
Jasonmarie wrote:Must say you never see a police car now adays

Funny you should say that, did a round trip to Manchester this weekend (took my daughter to a concert), a trip of 5 hours driving each way for us due to roadworks. Didn't see a single police car on the motorways. Donut sales must be up this month :whistle:


They saw you though. Big Brother is watching you every inch of your trip with his cctv cameras which keeps him in the dry and cost him much less than a fully equipped (and staffed) X5 patrol car.

My driving was impeccable past those yellow cameras .. ;)