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PostSubject: A brief history of my cars   Sat May 01, 2010 9:49 am

I've had a lot of cars, and class myself as a petrolhead. I had a Mk 2 Escort van in which I had fitted a 2.0 litre engine from a Capri. Used to upset the XR3i boys with that lol.

My Capri mk1 which, you can't quite tell from the pic, had a 5.0 (305 cu in) Chevy V8 fitted by me. Uprated the front with 2.8 injection suspension and all the engine mounts were fabricated by yours truly.


I also owned this baby..

originall 4.2 litre straight 6, I rebuilt a 350 cu in (5.7 litre) Chevy V8 with some extra goodies (cams, headers, 4 barrel holley and big valve heads and a complete rebuild) and slipped it in to give it some go.

I also fitted a mk 2 Capri with a Rover 3.5 litre V8 but that was very disappointing.

My current ride is my 1976 Z750 twin motorcycle which can be seen in my introduction.
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Sat May 01, 2010 11:25 am

Wow dougy, a bit of a dark horse there mate, lovely cars, especially the capri, but i must say my favourite car you ever built must be the Creme Egg Easter Funny, Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Sat May 08, 2010 2:38 pm

Dunno about a brief history of my cars....ive had a few,,, but then again im old enough to have had this many.
Here we go then, as far as i can remember.
1975 Golf 1100N,
1975 Mk 1 Escort 1300 GT
1977 Mk 2 Capri 2000 GL
1984 Mk 3 Escort Estate 1.3L
19xx Mk 2 Scirroco 1500 CL
Back to capri as crashed scirroco before sold capri (lol) Sad
1982 Mk 1 Fiesta XR2.
1987 Ford Sierra Estate 1.8
1975 Mk 1 Fiesta 1.0 (had 1 day)
1989 Citroen BX 1.9 D
1991 Pug 309 1.9GTI
1991 Escort diesel van Sleep
2000 Focus 2.0 Zetec
NEW 2005 Fiesta 1.4 TDCI
NEW 2008 Fiesta 1.6 TDCI Zetec S......

Think i got em all. As you can see... a varied selection.
Cars are a means of getting from A to B for me.
Bikes were my main form of transport most of the time. (always had 2 vehicles uptill 2005.
Last bke was a Kawasaki ZX9R with 0-60 in 3 seconds and top speed 170+mph. affraid . With that spec for £4k second hand, why spend £50k+ on a car to match it!!

So threre we have it. Best car was 2 litre focus but drank petrol ike it was going out of fashion.
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Tue May 18, 2010 8:56 pm

i feel like such a young kid compared to you guys !!! ( didnt mean that offensively .... much ) Razz but you had all them awesome cars n i havent even had one yet Crying or Very sad im still learning, not fair !!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Wed May 19, 2010 12:01 pm

I've had some cars that I'm proud of and more that I'm not Smile

I started out with an R5 GTT Raider which was on Ali G indahouse (no not the silver one) & yes I was a Roy bacer
Then moved up to an Original Series 1 Escort RS Turbo
Then went the Other Way with An Alfa 156 V6
Then came into some money & bought a 96 TVR Cerbera 4.2 V8......& wrapped it lol
Now I've got a S14 Silvia...nothing too special done to it.....

The boss of VWAG however is workin on throwing a RUF tuned twin turbo's Audi R8 5.2 V10 into ab Audi A8 lo
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Wed May 19, 2010 12:04 pm

S71GGY wrote:
i feel like such a young kid compared to you guys !!! ( didnt mean that offensively .... much ) Razz but you had all them awesome cars n i havent even had one yet Crying or Very sad im still learning, not fair !!!!!!
You still have it all to look forward to, we can only look back with fond but fading memories. Now that's unfair Laughing
As they say, youth is wasted on the young right guys?
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Wed May 19, 2010 12:10 pm

haha the youth is wasted on the young, i can safely say that is not a true statement in my life.... mainly due to up till i was 16-17 i lived with ewok n u think he cnt control his anger on the forums or game, geeezz you should see him in real life tongue i still have a crack in my bedroom doorway to prove it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Wed May 19, 2010 2:03 pm

S71GGY wrote:
haha the youth is wasted on the young, i can safely say that is not a true statement in my life.... mainly due to up till i was 16-17 i lived with ewok n u think he cnt control his anger on the forums or game, geeezz you should see him in real life tongue i still have a crack in my bedroom doorway to prove it Very Happy

See this is the problem with wee man he has such a funky temper.lol. maybe its a hieght thing. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Wed May 19, 2010 7:17 pm

miffymak wrote:
Wow dougy, a bit of a dark horse there mate, lovely cars, especially the capri, but i must say my favourite car you ever built must be the Creme Egg Easter Funny, Very Happy

Hi miffy Gail here.
Seeing a car like this takes you back doesnt it bawbag to when you bought one on the lauch of the capri wern't you in your early 20s when it was first released.
Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Wed May 19, 2010 7:38 pm

I remember my dad buying an Opel Avenger the week before the capri was launched....
He was well gutted....lol...
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Fri May 21, 2010 6:43 pm

cannon fodder wrote:
I remember my dad buying an Opel Avenger the week before the capri was launched....
He was well gutted....lol...

I'm not old enough to remember the launch date for the capri I had to google it lol unlike miffy and nev and you as well now fodds you weren't old enough to own 1 though not like the 2 oldies rofl lol! lol!
Gail
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Wed May 26, 2010 7:54 am

cannon fodder wrote:
I remember my dad buying an Opel Avenger the week before the capri was launched....
He was well gutted....lol...
wasnt the avenger made by hillman?
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Thu May 27, 2010 2:55 pm

KWAKAMAN39 wrote:
Dunno about a brief history of my cars....ive had a few,,, but then again im old enough to have had this many.
Here we go then, as far as i can remember.
1975 Golf 1100N,
1975 Mk 1 Escort 1300 GT
1977 Mk 2 Capri 2000 GL
1984 Mk 3 Escort Estate 1.3L
19xx Mk 2 Scirroco 1500 CL
Back to capri as crashed scirroco before sold capri (lol) Sad
1982 Mk 1 Fiesta XR2.
1987 Ford Sierra Estate 1.8
1975 Mk 1 Fiesta 1.0 (had 1 day)
1989 Citroen BX 1.9 D
1991 Pug 309 1.9GTI
1991 Escort diesel van Sleep
2000 Focus 2.0 Zetec
NEW 2005 Fiesta 1.4 TDCI
NEW 2008 Fiesta 1.6 TDCI Zetec S......

Think i got em all. As you can see... a varied selection.
Cars are a means of getting from A to B for me.
Bikes were my main form of transport most of the time. (always had 2 vehicles uptill 2005.
Last bke was a Kawasaki ZX9R with 0-60 in 3 seconds and top speed 170+mph. affraid . With that spec for £4k second hand, why spend £50k+ on a car to match it!!

So threre we have it. Best car was 2 litre focus but drank petrol ike it was going out of fashion.

Thats alot of cars lol. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Thu May 27, 2010 9:22 pm

miffymak wrote:
cannon fodder wrote:
I remember my dad buying an Opel Avenger the week before the capri was launched....
He was well gutted....lol...
wasnt the avenger made by hillman?
well come on all you OLD petrolheads? is the miffmeister correct, im sure the avenger was made by Hillman, get it up the lot of youz, old miffy proved correct?.....result.
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:24 am

Some very cool cars guys, my list isnt quite so long. When I was 16, my car was the family conversion van, a 1978 Chevy, with conversion by T.E.C., it had an 8-track and got a full 8 MPG city diving. At 19 I bought my first car a 1982 Audi Coupe. FWD with 100hp, it was quick and oh soo cool compared to the van. Two year later it was T-boned by a Jag and I was car less until after college. I bought mom 1980 honda accord and drove it til it died. I was planning on getting a new car in the fall so beginning of summer didnt hurt too bad. I bought my first only new car a 1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport . It has the 4.0 liter 6 with 4WD and 2 doors. I was bullet proof, 185,xxx miles when I sold her. Besides normal maintenence, I replaced the tires 3x, front brakes 2x, rear once and replaced the water pump. The raditor was going when sold, but I sold it so far north id never be an issue. Ten years ago I bought my current baby, a 1983 Audi Quattro Turbo. Yep an UrQuattro, one of 667 imported to the states. Mine is a fairly early model, it rolled off the line July 10th, 1982. The motor was bad when I bought it, the aftermarket tubro boast had roasted the first cylinder. The shop I brought it too did a motor swap, putting in a MC1, which Ive chipped with a stage 1.5 from Intended Acceleration. It had been autocrossed before I bought it, so it was already lowered and stiffened up. I had the AC pulled since it didnt work and a raditor system from the 80-90 series and a hi-flow exhust. Yokohama all around, and I have a very fun back road burner!


Lapping at B.I.R. (Brainerd International raceway). My daily driver is an '95 A6 Avant Quattro.
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PostSubject: very nicce   Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:42 am

so indigo is that your actual car on track? and is that you driving? and why does it have no plates? lovely car mate.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:56 pm

miffymak wrote:
so indigo is that your actual car on track? and is that you driving? and why does it have no plates? lovely car mate.... Very Happy
Yes and yes! It has rear plates installed only, it was originally imported to Oklahoma, where front plates are not required. It is so rare no one has the heart to drill into the front bumper, I put the plates in the window for the road, but I need to get a vinyl copy made and just stick that on the front. one of the guys in the audi club did that with his A6. BTW Its me in the top driving in the top photo,the other, Dad is schooling the Evo! The track is Brainerd international raceway, about 2.5 hours NW of the Twin Cities. The Photos were taken a few years back to celebrate the Audi Club of North Americas 20th year. ACNA was founded on that track.
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:46 am

why was the stig in the car with you??? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: A brief history of my cars   Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:22 am

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why was the stig in the car with you??? Razz
He was my driving instructor of course!! My Interview with Mr Clarkson is still somewhere carefully filed in the trash bins of the editting room Laughing
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