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pbar wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:44 pm
Major_Tom wrote: Sat Jul 16, 2022 11:24 am I used watch it over and over as a kid. Never got the subtext of the movie until later in life

Tom, have you seen Terror On The Beach. It's another TV movie from the same time period again starring Dennis Weaver. And he plays a very similar role as in Duel. You would enjoy it.
Thanks, will have a look, I like Dennis Weaver, great actor.
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Wickedbad wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:52 pm
pbar wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:42 pm
Wickedbad wrote: Sun Jul 17, 2022 6:19 am I highly recommend this anthology for the short story and a load of other car-based horror.

Looks great, I think I'll try and get that, Have you read Stephen King's Christine, he has such a unique way of describing things which makes his books very long but without being dull. I'd recommend it, good book, much better than the film.
I have indeed, great book. He’s pretty much the best living story teller, in my book.

I’m a writer, and opened for Stephen King at a writing festival last yeat, absolute dream!
Awesome, that is something I am working towards love writing, not made any £ off it yet though!
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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 4:29 pm
pbar wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:39 pm In my experience, Capri's of this 'attitude' get the most attention at the shows/rallies by far, I think that people find banality at seeing one perfect (and often seldom driven and/or trailered) car after another. Whereas that one is fun and exciting.
I agree, a lot of people like to see cars with character.
I prefer to see immaculate cars, each to their own.

Andrew.

Good, bad or ugly I like them all. Reminds me of this 2.8 which was at a Club stand I was with a few years ago, we had Tickfords, Brooklands, Mark 1's, etc. but this one got the most attention. Seemed to have been brush painted all over with some kind of Hammerite substance, remained well protected though. Incidentally at the time, this car was owned by the ebay seller who sold me those Ford Focus struts for the Capri tailgate!

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I was going to clean mine the other week, but my girlfriend stepped in and said "no, it looks great like this"

You can barely see the crap paint under all the grime :lol: Will take a few pictures soon, car is resting currently due to the weather. Going around in the old W124 Merc.. it has this newfangled "air con" thing!
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Major_Tom wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:36 pm
Wickedbad wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:52 pm
pbar wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:42 pm


Looks great, I think I'll try and get that, Have you read Stephen King's Christine, he has such a unique way of describing things which makes his books very long but without being dull. I'd recommend it, good book, much better than the film.
I have indeed, great book. He’s pretty much the best living story teller, in my book.

I’m a writer, and opened for Stephen King at a writing festival last yeat, absolute dream!
Awesome, that is something I am working towards love writing, not made any £ off it yet though!
Good man, it’s great fun isn’t it?

I can’t mention my books or anything because I nearly got booted off Pistonheads for ‘advertising’ 😂 but all I’ll say is my debut had a car chase with a heavily modified mk2 Capri

Sadly books don’t really make a lot of money, I make far far more from historical docu-drama scriptwriting!
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Major_Tom wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:28 pm
Andrew 2.8i wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 4:29 pm
pbar wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:39 pm In my experience, Capri's of this 'attitude' get the most attention at the shows/rallies by far, I think that people find banality at seeing one perfect (and often seldom driven and/or trailered) car after another. Whereas that one is fun and exciting.
I agree, a lot of people like to see cars with character.
I prefer to see immaculate cars, each to their own.

Andrew.
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Wickedbad wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:47 pm
Major_Tom wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:36 pm
Wickedbad wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:52 pm

I have indeed, great book. He’s pretty much the best living story teller, in my book.

I’m a writer, and opened for Stephen King at a writing festival last yeat, absolute dream!
Awesome, that is something I am working towards love writing, not made any £ off it yet though!
Good man, it’s great fun isn’t it?

I can’t mention my books or anything because I nearly got booted off Pistonheads for ‘advertising’ 😂 but all I’ll say is my debut had a car chase with a heavily modified mk2 Capri

Sadly books don’t really make a lot of money, I make far far more from historical docu-drama scriptwriting!
Lol. Yes it's great fun. Good man, a character in mine steals her mate's MKIV Escort then turns up later in a turbocharged MK3 Capri by way of apology.

Interesting you mention scriptwriting, I've been thinking of something like that, and writing for stories for those dreadful magazines people seem addicted to, anything really at this point as finances are becoming an issue. Articles in them are so badly written I could do a better job in my sleep.
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