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Fantastic Drive

Postby kristoff » Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:29 am

Just had the most fantastic drive up from Yorkshire in my newly purchased acquisition bought yesterday. Up the A1 then through Coldstream on the A697 then the A68 and M90 back to Dundee arrving at 12.45am.

I now know why everyone loves the MX5, what a fantastic machine! I just had to take it into work topless seeing as it's a beautiful day. Everyone looks out on the car park here and it stands out a mile. Just needs a bit of TLC which I will lavish upon it lovingly.

My guess is by this time next year there will be a few more out there in the car park.
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Postby inddigo » Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:30 am

ahhh another convert :)


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Postby Si » Wed Sep 15, 2004 12:58 pm

Collecting my MX-5 is one thing I doubt I'll ever forget!

Glad you're enjoying your new mota!!

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Postby kristoff » Wed Sep 15, 2004 1:37 pm

Yes and I'm already flashing the Mastercard at Shing Fung!
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Postby grouse » Wed Sep 15, 2004 2:14 pm

Sounds great!

Post a description, so we can look out for you (and wave!) :)

Accessory shop in Clepington Road sells Meguiars products!!

See you on the next run?

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Postby kristoff » Wed Sep 15, 2004 2:31 pm

Will do Gordon.

I have got a personal plate for it but it's in the middle of being transfered to the car at the minute.

The car is 91'H', white with a hardtop, which I have removed as it looks a bit tatty due to a naff paint job and I want to use the soft hood primarily anyway (when it's not sunny!). I am waiting for new rubber stripping (see flashing mastercard in earlier posting) as it has a leak on the offside.

Where in the Cleppy is the accessory shop, near the Strathie junction? I have a vague recollection of one up there somewhere.

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Postby grouse » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:24 pm

Chris, there's a small commercial estate on Clep'n Road (North side), travelling West, just past Mains' Loan. Probably better known for the Tile shop and Fyfe Douglas, it sits back from the main road with its own car park.

You can't miss it!
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Postby kristoff » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:29 pm

Oh aye, ah ken whar aboot it is noo. :lol:
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Postby CharlesK » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:34 pm

gordon

Hope you Dundee guys have taken a course in English :P -see other forum items- as this Dundee speak might be alright north of the Tay but might not be acceptable to the more eloquent members :wink:

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Postby grouse » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:45 pm

Chic

Everybody knows I talk to myself anyway - trouble is, I always think somebody's listening! :cry:

Can always rely on you.....!

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Postby kristoff » Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:09 pm

Chic,

The trouble with me is I had to take a course in Dundonian as I'm a Tyke! (a Yorkshireman for the uninitiated in the flock!)
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Postby BillB » Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:44 pm

Gordon, does Pauline know you visit such places??????
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Postby grouse » Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:03 pm

Bill - somebody told me where to go (often happens) to get some decent touch-up products.... :)

Pauline thought that was a good idea...... 8)

And I ended up with some bl***y car polish.... :cry:

At least my car's got some lovely bodywork, even if I haven't!!

And she-who-must-be-obeyed thinks that's probably the best place for me.....! :?
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tykes

Postby CharlesK » Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:06 pm

Chris
Dundonians are bad enough but A tyke as well !!! We need to get together sometime so you can translate for me - not the dundonian stuff - it is beyond comprehension but the Yorkshire dialect would be useful to understand when we go down to Headingley - sadly second division at the moment but a return to Lords would be nice.

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Postby CharlesK » Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:09 pm

Gordon

Have you got that woman of yours trained to speak dundonian yet - not the one from the south - the one on the dashboard

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Postby grouse » Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:41 pm

Chic

I'm not a Dundonian either! :shock:

But it was/is fascinating to hear a Dorset lass acquire the nuances of our wondrous tongue!

Particularly as Scottish is the possibly the only "language" where a double positive = a negative.....

As in "aye, right"!!

Think about it...... :wink:

As for the lady on the dash - another one I can't get the better of... :lol:
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Postby kristoff » Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:21 am

Chic,

To be honest, I've been away from Leeds for yonks now, 27 years to be precise, in fact since the glorious year Geoffrey Boycott got his hundred 100's! I've not been back to Headingley since I paid ?20 for a ticket to see Viv Richards' West Indies side and it p*shed it down all day!
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Tykes

Postby CharlesK » Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:15 am

Worth a visit now Chris - the new members stand is pretty impressive and the long room serves a decent beer - makes pub crawling a thing of the past as if you can drink from one end of the bar to the other you will be crawling

Lords cant match it - well at least for length and beer

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Re: tykes

Postby Richardn » Fri Sep 17, 2004 8:32 am

chic and heather wrote:Chris
Dundonians are bad enough but A tyke as well !!! We need to get together sometime so you can translate for me - not the dundonian stuff - it is beyond comprehension but the Yorkshire dialect would be useful to understand when we go down to Headingley - sadly second division at the moment but a return to Lords would be nice.

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