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Re: NEC nominations

Post by Jaba » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:34 pm

Yo all
Can I propose/suggest my GTi. It has been my daily transport each winter in the Alps for many years. It has had many excavations from huge snowfalls and bears quite a few scars now i.e. scratches from over enthusiastic spade work. I am sure I can create a bit of a story and some more pics to create something worth having a look at on the stand.
I plan to have the bodywork tarted up sometime soon but can leave this until after NEC if necessary.

It has never let me down in the winter but always goes wrong on the BX challenges.

This pic is from Chamonix 2011.....

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Re: NEC nominations

Post by Des Smith » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:40 pm

Sad news on the Gold BX front. Rob has refused to countenance a non-original respray. Undeterred, I have checked in the garage and have found some paint but somehow I don't think there will be enough...

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Merely jesting... :wink: Obviously pleased we are all on the same page about online gambling and all the other scurrilous ways in which organisations aim to screw over the least well-off in society by dangling the promise of wealth.

I imagine the actual BX with the folding-out wheels has probably been cubed by now. (Still no sign of Ian Fearn's though.)
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Re: NEC nominations

Post by citsncycles » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:58 pm

what may happen to Ian's BX would depend on who actually bought the car - it may get sold on, or it could go into storage as a stock 'prop' vehicle, in which case it may turn up on TV again, although I doubt it would be gold, but could have a long career ahead of it. The Mk2 Jag driven by John Thaw in Morse was apparently the same one the he'd regularly crash into in various episodes of The Professionals! For whatever reason they kept it around and had it (sort of) rebuilt for Morse - I say sort of as apparently it was a dog to drive and would regularly play tricks such as jamming doors shut during filming.
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Re: NEC nominations

Post by Des Smith » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:55 pm

citsncycles wrote:The Mk2 Jag driven by John Thaw in Morse was apparently the same one the he'd regularly crash into in various episodes of The Professionals!
Um, don't you mean The Sweeney? Good to know it survived, though. I recall a white Jag full of villains flying off the quayside into the Thames and I think it might have been shot from several angles and used more than once, but then again, perhaps my memory is playing tricks.
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Re: NEC nominations

Post by Paul296 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:02 pm

Jaba wrote: my GTi . . . has had many excavations from huge snowfalls and bears quite a few scars now . . .
Already working on a poster . . . .


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Re: NEC nominations

Post by citsncycles » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:06 pm

Yep Des - you're right #-o
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Re: NEC nominations

Post by Caffiend » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:32 pm

Hmmm, fake snow. That could solve the carpet problem and would be a bit different from all the stands that do artistic straw round their "barn find" quality cars.

It'll save washing them all as well *ducks and runs*
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Re: NEC nominations

Post by Kitch » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:14 pm

Caffiend wrote:You now need to go into hiding from Paul296 (who is in command of design).

"Commercially speaking" it is a fantastic idea to have a famous BX on the stand. The organisation behind that particular one though means that it won't happen on my watch. It's not so much the horror of the gold respray as the misery that Bet Victor and their ilk cause. Those are my ethics, if you don't like them I have some more (Groucho Marx, I think, one of them anyway).

On that note, I am pondering whether/how we could find out whether any A-list famous people (as opposed to someone who was on Jeremy Kyle one time) have owned BXs for a bit of a "splash" on one of the boards - that actress who was in in Sean of the Dead owned the GTi Hurricane IIRC.. I abhor "sleb" culture and all it stands for, but have to agree that for the benefit of the BX it might be worth marginally relaxing my snobbishness on that to get the punters in if any good material can be found. I'm going now before I throw up over my keyboard >.<
Which actress in SOTD was that? I've got a bit of a thing for one of them!

Closest to a BX being famous I can bring is my own car being on the telly. Wasn't anything to shout loudly about but I sometimes leave it playing on loop on a screen in the car if I take it to a show. But famous people with a BX? Helen Mirren drove one in Prime Suspect...we could see if she's busy!

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Re: NEC nominations

Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:17 pm

It was Kate Ashfield, who played Liz.

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Re: NEC nominations

Post by Kitch » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:51 pm

Ooooh that's the one I like. She's cute! Smokes like a chimney though, or so I'm told.

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Re: NEC nominations

Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:01 pm

To continue the snow theme...

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Re: NEC nominations

Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:24 pm

Or ice...
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Re: NEC nominations

Post by Vanny » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:30 am

'The Four Seasons : BX Style'

Seems like all you'd need is four boards, and a rummage through some pictures off the board, then get them blown up at ASDA print (or similar)?

Then dress the set accordingly, snow, leaves etc
Maybe get a few tonne of slate and build a dry stone wall with a style?

Shame it doesn't fit what so ever into this years theme.

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Re: NEC nominations

Post by BX Bandit » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:58 am

Where abouts in Wales do you live Dollyw?
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Re: NEC nominations

Post by BX Bandit » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:27 am

You need a workhorse or shed and I am proud to offer mine as an example pics herehttp://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic ... 1&start=30

Nothing has been done intentionally to enhance the shed look, it was all about keeping her on the road, keeping rust at bay, using existing parts I had etc.

Not many pics of her in different locations etc, cost me £75 from another forum member and has had virtually nothing spent except tyres, maintenance and welding.

Currently on about 157k. Complete with bungee cord, air horn, non working a/c.

Regardless of my motor, I think the fact the some people still use these as daily drives and end up looking like sheds because they don't have much money to spend on their cars should be reflected, proper workhorses.

Perhaps a theme of the good the bad the ugly?

E.g. Good being the gt, or a hurricane or a valver, the bad being the 4x4 or the suitcase engine/gearbox oil sharing combo, and the ugly being the sheds? Don't know, just chucking ideas about.
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