A rediscovered picture or two

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A rediscovered picture or two

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:16 am

I thought I'd lost these thanks to an issue with my Photobucket, but they are back. I therefore decided to share some BX pics again: Sorry if you've seen them before. BTW is ELF still with Mr Gould?

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The (infamous?) RLO (wherefore art though now?)

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An FCS line up:

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Anyone know where GRX is?

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Post by Vanny » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:21 pm

RoLO is a cube I'm afraid, drove her onto the scrap truck myself. Unfortunately they current owner had to move house, very unplanned and with only 2 weeks to find a new place and move out, the car was the last thing on everyone's mind.

Bless, the car hadn't been run for two and a half years and was parked with the fuel light on, but a quick charge of the battery and she started on the button and ran, and drove, suspension wasn't creaky or slow to rise. It was a sad sad day indeed, and neither of us wanted to see her go!

I have the last ever pictures of RoLO at home, and after several years of being parked outside, she wasn't looking to sorry for herself at all! I'll dig them out when i get home.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:36 pm

Sad news. :(

I think everyone who drove it thought that - for an old 8v GTi it really flew. Certainly the sprightliest non-chipped 8v I've ever had.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:40 pm

I have removed the joke Photoshoppy Cavmad image. I just couldn't bear to look.

The revolting figure in there was just too much.




And the grotesque female 'model' was awful too.
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Post by Vanny » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:14 pm

that was a photoshop?

RoLO was pretty darn special. The stupid car eat one of its own hydrualic lines and went to the scrapper with said hydraulic line still duct taped together. A low pressure line, but the sheer determination of that car to please its owner was uncanny.

Pics as promised, please ignore the dodgy rims, we saved the alloys;

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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:04 pm

Shame, ah well you cant save um all!
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Post by ken newbold » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:08 pm

I spoke with Terry Savage not long ago, but he told me he'd passed GRX onto a friend of his, but at least it was still running.

Hard to believe it's a few years since I recovered that one out of a field just before the scrap man came!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:09 am

I shed a tear for good ol' RLO...

Mind you. I did sell it! :roll:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:10 am

Roverman wrote:Shame, ah well you cant save um all!
Yeah, but worse have been saved... :cry:

RLO did work for a living too: helped us move house...

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RIP RLO
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:25 am

I remember Andy (artic steel) commenting on what a great drive it was, if I had known maybe I could have had a go at reviving it!
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Post by rayfenwick » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:00 pm

Reading this makes me feel more and more pleased that I've saved "Beatrice" from the scrapper - when Richard put her on ebay, I was the only bidder...
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Post by Defender110 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:36 pm

Halfords must have made a mint from BX owners with those wheel trims, how many times have you seen them fitted?????
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:06 pm

I know what you mean about the trims - they're everywhere. I was intending to fit speedlines but in the end sold the car. Wish I hadn't.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:20 pm

Some more 'raves from the grave'...

Here is the 2007 BX Challenge at the CCC National celebrating 25yrs of the BX.

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and I love this colour on a BX:

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Post by Vanny » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:06 pm

I saw Pilsy at the weekend, and we had a short chat about RLO, we both really regret chopping in that car, and now he's after another BX! There was no reviving to be done, it was a going concern (bar a split leak back hose). The issue was that we needed to move the car there and then as Pilsy was getting booted out of his house.

It is a real shame, second best BX i've ever been in, i don't know any BX'er who has been in it who didn't think it was special. I certainly wont make that mistake again!