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PostSubject: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:59 am

so who is brave enough to drive a classic/old skool car as their daily?

Me? I drive my MK2 Polo ('83) everyday.

Who else has an old skool daily?

Ohh and pics are a MUST!





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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:30 am

My 1953 Rover is in regular use. Can't claim it as a daily driver, as I commute by train during the week and so only use the car at weekends. It is, however, my main transport and used throughout the year.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:33 am

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My 1953 Rover is in regular use. Can't claim it as a daily driver, as I commute by train during the week and so only use the car at weekends. It is, however, my main transport and used throughout the year.

Always see you about in it, Dad came home the other day and said how he saw you out in it, and I think it was RAINING! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:06 am

Use it in all weathers. Went out in it yesterday while it was snowing. Only problem was that the wipers could barely keep up with the snowfall.

Now you know why the underside gets a good spray of waxoyl every autumn (well, most autumns).
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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:45 am

I drive my Escort everyday, well untill it breaks down, so i drive it evrey other day Very Happy





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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:51 am

Cool pictures! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:53 am

Like the pics Tom, The escort looks in really nice condition how long have you had it mate?

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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:19 am

My daily driver will be 40 this time next year and has been my daily driver for 20 odd years, never had a modern car and would never want one.

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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:20 am

Cool Cool Cool

Cooler than a cucumber!

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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:33 am

Hi Sara good to hear from you, was the picture taken in Margate, near the Turner contemporary building?


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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:10 am

Hi Tony,
No, it was outside the cafe at ..... no sorry not telling, its my secret place ...ha ha but a good place for a classic car line up for a photoshoot and they have nice coffee there

Ok I'll put a fiver in the charity bucket on Sunday if anyone can guess where it is
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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:11 am

Mez wrote:
Hi Tony,
No, it was outside the cafe at ..... no sorry not telling, its my secret place ...ha ha but a good place for a classic car line up for a photoshoot and they have nice coffee there

Ok I'll put a fiver in the charity bucket on Sunday if anyone can guess where it is

Its not down by the jet ski place in palm bay is it?

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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:25 am

Dammmmm! I knew a VDuber would know where it was

Lee you just nabbed the charity bucket a fiver .. well done
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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:30 am

Hahaha I had better get my thinking cap on then, It looks sooooo familiar, Off to google street view Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:33 am

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Mez wrote:
Hi Tony,
No, it was outside the cafe at ..... no sorry not telling, its my secret place ...ha ha but a good place for a classic car line up for a photoshoot and they have nice coffee there

Ok I'll put a fiver in the charity bucket on Sunday if anyone can guess where it is

Its not down by the jet ski place in palm bay is it?

~Lee

Blow it lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:34 am

Google camera was to scared to go down the ramp... so there are no pics sorry!
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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:36 am

Mez wrote:
Dammmmm! I knew a VDuber would know where it was

Lee you just nabbed the charity bucket a fiver .. well done

Haha Ironically I don't like the beach/sea. Just that the person who owned it years ago was a friend/relative of my Dads so used to spend quite a bit of time down there! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:40 am

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Haha Ironically I don't like the beach/sea. Just that the person who owned it years ago was a friend/relative of my Dads so used to spend quite a bit of time down there! Wink

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How can you be a surfing v dub driving dude.............if ya don't like the sea lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:42 am

Austin powers wrote:
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Haha Ironically I don't like the beach/sea. Just that the person who owned it years ago was a friend/relative of my Dads so used to spend quite a bit of time down there! Wink

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How can you be a surfing v dub driving dude.............if ya don't like the sea lol! lol!

I hate sand, get proper on my nerves and I can't swim!

Would love to learn to surf one day though!

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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:44 am

You don't need to go to the beach to surf, come to the swimming pool with me, when I jump in EVERYBODY surfs Hahahaha

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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:47 am

Austin powers wrote:
You don't need to go to the beach to surf, come to the swimming pool with me, when I jump in EVERYBODY surfs Hahahaha

Nothing to be proud of mate! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:54 am

Think you might need to learn to swim first before you learn to surf

I might have implied that V dubbers would know where it was due to their superior intelligence rather than their skill in surfing
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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:55 am

Mez wrote:
Think you might need to learn to swim first before you learn to surf

I might have implied that V dubbers would know where it was due to their superior intelligence rather than their skill in surfing

I prefer that idea Cool Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:21 am

Sadly the only photo I have left of my Bug
Did over 100,000 miles with it in ten years.
!600 full toughed lightened and balance flywheel and crank.
Full race Camshaft, was supposed to have gone in a formula V.
Two Twin-choke 40mm downdraught solex.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Old Skool daily drivers!   Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:27 am

Very Very Cool! Very Happy

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