BX Obs MAY 09

Tell us about BXs you have spotted on the road, or BXs/parts spotted for sale including eBay finds.
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K790 HMX, 19TXD - black, seen Boreham near Chelmsford, Essex.

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I've seen that one too, I'm sure... 8)
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You probably have Phil, taking into account you live in Chlemsford !

Up in Cochester, I haven't seen many of the local BXs recently. There are certainly several around, because they've featured on my past BX obs.

Maybe just to prove that the BX is getting rarer and rarer ?

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jrdpod wrote:Maybe just to prove that the BX is getting rarer and rarer ?
There's absolutely no doubt about that.
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Philip Chidlow wrote:
jrdpod wrote:Maybe just to prove that the BX is getting rarer and rarer ?
There's absolutely no doubt about that.

I regularly drive all over the country and cant remember the last time I saw one!
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I think I have seen about 4 BXs actually "on the road" throughout the past 2 years!

Although there seem to be quite a number spotted around Preston, just 10 miles down the road in Blackburn it is easier to find a pile of rocking-horse poo in the road!!!

(That doesn't include the approaches to any BX "meets" of course!)

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Do you remember 2007 when we were able to get 60 (or was it more?) BXs together at the National for the 25th Anniversary? Doubt you could do that now IMO.
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Very true Phil!
IIRC, last year at the National we were down to around 25-30 BXs, and it may well be many less this time around.

I remember someone (JonW?) used to be able to post a reasonably updated list of BX numbers still registered with the DVLA. I wonder if it is still possible to find some more recent statistics?

Would be cool to see a breakdown, by model, of all the BXs left on the DVLA computer.

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I saw 2 in a day last Saturday! Unfortunately I wasn't driving a BX, so a wave would have caused a bit of puzzlement...
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the last bank holiday i drove from home to dublin to catch the boat and then on to a wedding on the wirral and back on the monday and not a bx in sight :( ,the only one i see on a regular basis is roger porters 16

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Oddly there do seem to be rather a lot of BX's - certainly I can recall three and Martyn's (so 4 then) that I see quite often - around Preston - whether they are "Kewl Student" cars and the ever expanding Pollytechnic is attracting them to the area I know not.

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Theres 14 different BX's I know of incl ours within 3 miles of our house but haven't seen many these past few weeks. :(
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Is Preston the BX capital of the UK? :shock:
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^ I hope so!

Also make that 15 I've just remembered another.
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