TIMS BX BLOG

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Jaba » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:28 pm

You seem young to me Tim! Good luck with the job hunt.
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by vulgalour » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:08 pm

Good to see you being so positive about the turn of events, hopefully something will come along that you'll enjoy doing.

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:52 pm

Time for an update, sadly as you know the job of 14 years ended in September, which was tough!

I accepted a job at a Toyota dealer 18 miles from home, after being being recommended to me by a guy I knew which was a total disaster, after a month I left, which isn’t me...as I hate change. But what I expected and what the realisation was we’re poles apart.

Anyway...after a few applications and a one relaxed interview with an old friend I have started working at Citroen! Yep! I’m a DS brand expert which is all kinds of awesome! I have a fab desk in a seperate part of the showroom and a shiny new DS3 Crossback


Next week I’m off to Citroen UK for a week and then it’s Paris 👌
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:53 pm

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1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:55 pm

Oh and in other news....I’ve bought this back 😮
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Jaba » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:04 pm

Tim that is good news from you especially as you are now Citroenman. I acquired a C3 auto a while back. I imagine they are easy to sell to the great British public.
The new C9 or is it DS9 looks interesting. I saw a write up about it in the french press recently.
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:18 pm

I’m based at Citroen Coventry, if anyone is after a new or used Citroen I’ll be more than happy to try and help.
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by saintjamesy89 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:21 am

Phew, glad you're sorted Tim. We spend most of our time at bloody work, so you've got to be happy where you're at.

Is that the TRD I drover at the ICCCCCR (what feels like) many years ago?
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:50 am

Hi Tom, yes it’s the “DTR”, which was just over 7 years ago buddy!
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1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1985 BX 19 DTR Mk1
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
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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
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:55 am

Taken at the ICCCR
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1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by jamescarruthers » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:29 am

Glad you've gotten sorted with a new job mate. I think you will be an asset to a Citroen dealer as you can put a bit of historical enthusiasm for the marque in to the job. When I had to go to Marshall Citroen for parts they 100% gave zero-fucks about anything but a new car. Even the vaguely current C6 they were not remotely interested in, even working on it. They closed last year and good riddance to them I say.

Citroen have so much to be proud of in the past and I think this is something the people dealing with new cars should be at least slightly aware of.

Conversely, when I go to Marshall Volvo with my '87 480 or '01 C70 they at least pretend to be interested and helpful. That makes a difference and, if I could afford/want a new car, I'd be much happier giving money to someone who knows that Volvo/Citroen have a great past with styling, technological and engineering advances rather than someone that treats it like getting a new iPhone.

Well done on getting your old DTR back too. If I had space I love my old red Mk. 1 back, which is sitting with a collector still.
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by MULLEY » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:43 pm

Congrats on the new job & getting your old car back :) A double win.
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Warren Nel » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:20 am

That's brilliant! Nice one Tim.

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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
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1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:11 pm

The view from the office today isn’t so bad
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1985 BX 19 DTR Mk1
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7 HL
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Warren Nel » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:14 pm

Wonderful!