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Post by mds141 » Thu May 03, 2012 5:17 pm

Two valvers on the Challenge! That must account for 25% of the UK valver population! :)
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu May 03, 2012 5:46 pm

For the record there will actually be THREE* BX 16v's on the Challenge (one white Ph.1, and two red Ph.2's - all stickered up like Hilary's - the white one is red on white obviously) as well as two red diesels (me and Tim) done similarly. Then you have Mat's estate and part way 'round, Jaba's GTi and Todd's Mk.1 - or *16v- which would make it FOUR?? Don't know yet. Then you've got Mike's legendary green GS, a C5 (or two), a ZX and something else... (I know what colour it is, but not what it is!)...
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu May 03, 2012 5:54 pm

In answer to your next question, Mat,

AFAIK yes. :)
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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu May 03, 2012 5:55 pm

So mine's the only estate then?

EDIT - it would appear you've mastered time travel there... :lol:
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat May 05, 2012 8:54 pm

And Mr Smiths 16v, which I think looks fecking fantastic!

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Post by Caffiend » Sat May 05, 2012 11:10 pm

Great to see how those stickers look on another colour - they really stand out well against that white - dazzling!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat May 05, 2012 11:14 pm

Looking good. Should compliment the two similarly stickered BX diesels nicely on the same Eurotunnel crossing ;) Roll on Wednesday :)
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Post by Paul296 » Sun May 06, 2012 1:19 am

Carlsberg don't make Valvers, but if they did they'd probably look like this one . . .


Roverman wrote:And Mr Smiths 16v, which I think looks fecking fantastic!

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There might (possibly) be one or two 16v's around as nice as that, but nothing better; a real credit to you Mark.

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Post by mds141 » Sun May 06, 2012 6:05 am

Thanks for the positive comments guys. It really is a labour of love. Trying to emulate my dream, lottery win car. A BX4TC if you hadn't already guessed. ^^bx>
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun May 06, 2012 10:49 am

Ah, yes. Did you see: ...4TC Evo on Leboncoin for a bargain price... (The ad appears to have been removed now, but it possible went for over 80,000 Euros I think).

Are you going to put any stickers (mid-sized plaque, 30th Anniversary strip and Quest logo) like this?

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I have spare plaques if you need.

(Also I see you've already got the Hella stickers as I have, so I think I'll retain mine and eventually fit Hella fogs and spots!) :lol:
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Post by Mike E (uk) » Sun May 06, 2012 12:23 pm

Its a shame all the plaques arn't the large size, the small ones are a bit lost on the doors.

have you any more anniversary stickers? I could use a couple more.

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Post by toddao » Sun May 06, 2012 1:05 pm

Looking good lads! I unfortunately won't be bringing the 16v as time has ran out for that. After feverishly working to get it sorted for the last month it's all back together but it won't start now and also it still has to go through the TÜV ( MOT). So energies are now diverted to the Yellow Break which is road legal and running nicely so should make it to Interlaken.

Fortunately the weather forecast for Interlaken is improving - overnight temperatures of zero were predicted for the arrival of The Challenge but that's now been amended to a more respectable eight degrees. I was even thinking of bringing the van if it was going to be that cold.. not really in the spirit of things though.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun May 06, 2012 1:47 pm

Mike E (uk) wrote:Its a shame all the plaques arn't the large size, the small ones are a bit lost on the doors.

have you any more anniversary stickers? I could use a couple more.

Mike
I've got quite a few of the large ones left and will be bringing them along. Free to anyone who wants to apply them to their doors.

I think I've got some spare 30th anniversary ones too.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun May 06, 2012 3:26 pm

Guess who forgot to order the Extra stickers (valeo/michelin etc) :oops:

So if any "Challengers" have some spare that I can make use off please raide your hand!

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1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun May 06, 2012 3:41 pm

I've got a few - I'll bring them with me. What time are you planning to get to Ashford?
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v