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Another foreigner from dan saaf seeking your advice...

Postby wychwoods » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:47 pm

Hi folks,
I'm just starting my third year of Mazda delight (and OC membership). The only downside is that the car is really my wife's, but she only drives a short distance to school each day, so it really needs a good run each weekend.... :D

I admit we live just north of London, but we love touring Scotland - the more remote, the better, from Islay to Orkney and Scourie to Aberdeen. This year will be the first time in Scotland with the MX-5.

Just to prove my scotiaphilic credentials, not only do we love the countryside, but I have a pretty large single malt collection too.

Myrtle the Mazda is an imported 1998 Roadster Mk2 1.8 6sp VS-Special BRG with tan mohair hood (replacement).

Slainte,
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Postby Hawkeye » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:51 pm

Hi, Frank. You clearly have impeccable taste.

If you're planning a visit up here, check the events section and see if you can arrange it to coincide with a run. We're a friendly bunch and I'm sure you'd be welcome (you may wish to bring a bottle to ensure this :wink:)- just leave a comment on the relevant event page so that the organisers know you'll be there.

We had a few visitors from south of the border at the last (ever) Callander Classic and they seemed to have a great time.
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Postby DouglasH » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:04 am

Hi Frank and welcome :D
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Postby wychwoods » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:04 am

Hawkeye,
Thanks for the welcome. Our tour is first half of August - does that fit with any club runs?

One important question: do Scottish MX-5 owners indulge in waving to each other? 'Dan Saaf' they don't seem to bother and I've never noticed another Mazzie sporting its OC sticker. 30+ years ago, I remember the fraternity between owners was very clear. Elan drivers would wave at each other. Even Morris Minor drivers would do it - and usually get a wave back.

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Postby wychwoods » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:05 am

Douglas - Hi!

How do I get the OC logo on my profile?

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Postby DouglasH » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:41 am

Frank, pm me your membership number and area you come under then I'll update your profile, allowing you to add pics and details about your car.

Yes we always wave.
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Postby Robin » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:20 am

Welcome Frank.
Partial to BRG/Tan myself, a 94 VS Type2 "Roadster"
My wife teaches as well...does 7 miles a day It is such a bind taking her 5 out for proper run :D
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Postby IanH » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:34 am

do Scottish MX-5 owners indulge in waving to each other?


it's mandatory otherwise you get blackballed :lol: seriously though we're a friendly lot, if you come across 5 owners in Scotland who do not wave they either have not been indoctrinated or they have borrowed the car :lol: :lol:
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Postby Hawkeye » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:49 am

Your trip co-incides with this - should be good-

http://www.mx5scotland.co.uk/events.php?event_id=239
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Postby frank boyle » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:34 pm

Lets be Frank.

From one Frank to another Frank, welcome Frank.

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Postby wychwoods » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:12 pm

frank boyle wrote:Lets be Frank.

From one Frank to another Frank, welcome Frank.

Frank


Thanks Frank!

"Tullibody" - is that an unusual physical feature or a place? :?

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Postby Snowcat » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:22 pm

*Chuckles* It's a town, a couple miles South of Menstrie. :wink:

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Postby wychwoods » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:23 pm

Hawkeye wrote:Your trip co-incides with this - should be good-

http://www.mx5scotland.co.uk/events.php?event_id=239


Hawkeye, I followed the link and got the distinct impression that driving the Mazda was not a high priority that day! Unfortunately, Pitlochry is not on our itinerary - we'll be exploring Arran that day.

Looking forward to it!!!! :D

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Postby kevham » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:29 pm

Hi Frank,

Arran is one of my favourite places in Scotland - so enjoy! :D

I used to have a 1998 Mk2 VS Roadster too - in my opinion, it's the best '5 ever built. I cried when I sold it. :cry:
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Postby wychwoods » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:58 pm

kevham wrote:I used to have a 1998 Mk2 VS Roadster too - in my opinion, it's the best '5 ever built. I cried when I sold it. :cry:


Hi Kev,
What possessed you to sell your '5? Please tell me you only replaced it with another one.

Although we've only had Myrtle the Mazda for 2 years, it is now a 10year old car and I have had the occasional thought about replacing it... one day. While the Mk3 now has a metal folding roof, in my opinion it has lost the elegant lines of the Mk2 (and Mk1). I suppose the important point is that I would not replace it with anything but another '5.

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Postby Detritus » Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:18 pm

Hi Frank Welcome.

The way it works is you tell us what day you want to go for a run and we arrange one for that day. :P

Any excuse. :wink:
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