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  1. Yes he’s a really nice fella. You need to get the first 2 books now!😉
  2. How is Michael? I've not had a chance to speak to him since his last charity bash at Brooklands nearly 2 years ago now. I usually bump into him at Goodwood every year, but not seen him since the dreaded plague!
  3. More yesterday than today, but what made me ecstatic was the unexpected news that the US is opening its borders in November! Literally 2 minutes later the wife was on the phone booking our flights to go and see our son for the first time in 2 years.
  4. City stores are all very well if you already have a good idea of what you want to buy, but what if you want an extended test drive, maybe back to back with other cars? I realise buying habits are changing at a dramatic rate, just witness the popularity of companies such as Cazoo or Cinch but I can’t ever see me buying a car that way. I guess with future legislation changes which will very effectively sanitise and emasculate the type of car we all like to drive at the moment, maybe the way a car drives will no longer be a part of the buying experience. I can see a time when there won’t be any point choosing a particular car brand over another. What a crying shame that would be. Enjoy your carefully chosen cars while you can guys.
  5. And here is the product he mentions, from a U.K. source Worth a try at that price.
  6. Take a look at this video. Might help with the problem.
  7. Since the Emira launch and me going from “I want one, where do I sign?” to “you know what, I think I’ll just wait a bit”, I’ve deliberately been driving my GT410 at every opportunity. Oh boy am I glad I have as, not having used it much over the last 18 months, I’d kinda forgotten just what great cars they are. The Evora really does do everything I want from a GT/Sports car and, importantly, puts a smile on my face whenever I slide behind the wheel. I actually rather like the interior which, compared to Emira, is quite plain and sparse. I like the fact there is very little in the interior that doesn’t need to be there and, consequently, very little to distract your attention. I almost feel as though the last month or so has been a bit of an epiphany for me. No more will I need to be shackled to the idea of upgrading to the latest offering from Lotus, as I have in the past. So, taking everything into consideration, much as I still love the look of Emira, my GT410 Sport is now going to be a keeper. Besides, I’m fed up with selling cars that several years later suddenly become collectible and worth way more than I sold them for!🙄 So now I’ve said that, just you watch Evora prices plummet, never to return to previous levels!😂
  8. Only thing the Elise driver has done wrong is not upgrading his horn. God they are embarrassingly pathetic in Elise/Exige. I upgraded them in all my previous Elise/Exiges from the standard Noddy type ‘parp parp’ to much louder ‘get outta my f****** way’ blast type horns. If the ambulance driver was already accelerating to overtake, he should have checked his mirrors long before and, if he’d decided it was clear, indicated far far sooner than he did. Really irritates me when any driver only indicates just as they are turning the wheel to overtake. I often wonder just how many motorway accidents are caused by just this sort of thing. Without a dash cam, it’s incredibly difficult to prove that’s what happened. Too many drivers only look at what is happening ahead of them and don’t check their mirrors often enough. I would have expected better from a professional ambulance driver. Some of the comments from people about that clip are just plain moronic. The bloke was driving a sports car ergo he was driving dangerously and needs to be locked up, often seems to be what these idiots think. 🙄
  9. I knew he’d pulled out of their forthcoming tour but hadn’t realised he was so unwell. On the news tonight they were talking about his past drug abuse and how Keith Richards had to give him a stern talking to. Couldn’t help but think it was the kettle calling the pot black!
  10. I’m sure you’re right. 🤔😃
  11. Same here but a few vital parts are starting to wear out, so could maybe do with a newer version soon.
  12. No, she generally speaks to me face to face after she’s finished the ironing and cooked dinner!😁
  13. This is a bugbear of mine too, especially batteries for cordless tools that you can't replace because they no longer make that type! Having said that, I am known in my family for repairing domestic items wherever possible and recently managed to replace the batteries in my shaver and toothbrush, rather than buy new. Even our wheelie bins which eventually crack and break on the lid near the hinge, get repaired with metal patches rivetted both sides. I've repaired, rather than replace, most items in our house at one time or another, apart from TV's which I won't fiddle with. My wife has always preferred top loader washing machines and our first one, back in the 70's, was like the proverbial 'Triggers broom' as I'd replaced so many parts on it over the years, gearbox, motor, drum, timer etc, etc. When it finally expired after 30 years and I could no longer get the parts, we couldn't buy similar UK made machines but I managed to get a really rugged US built top loader which, apart from the electric motor, is almost entirely mechanical and, therefore, repairable! Gawd knows why most modern washing machines have all these so called 'Smart' electronics. Why the bloody hell do you need it connected to Wi-Fi? I have to say, though, my wife does occasionally despair of me wanting to repair everything and moans she can never have a new domestic appliance as I will usually say, "I reckon I can repair that"!
  14. Well that’s Oz for you!😆
  15. I’ve probably mentioned before that I’m a volunteer steward at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge. Well, after an absence of 17 months and the museum fully open again, I went back this week for my previously regular Thursday spot. I’d forgotten the fun to be had listening to some of the comments from young kids as their parents try explaining some of the exhibits. This weeks cracker was a young lad, probably about 7 years old, walking round with his mum and little sibling who was in a buggy. They stood looking at one of the old cars and mum pointed out the vintage rubber bulb type horn. “That’s made of rubber”, said mum, “and you have to squeeze it to use it.” ”Is that like one of daddy’s condoms”, asks the lad! Cue a very red faced mum who quickly glanced in our direction with an embarrassed, yet exasperated look on her face before hurriedly ushering the lad away from the exhibit! 😂😆😂😆 Absolutely priceless!😆
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