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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:47 am

Found this pic taken winter 2005... ELF is there as is DGK, both of which are still around.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:42 pm

Oh no - the BXagon has a potential challenger.

Well only in my head. I was wondering how far it is around the Edge of England. I would estimate 1,500 miles or so (I wouldn't include Scotland or Wales as, well, they aren't England and anyway there's a Wales and a Scotland version to consider too! - let's not under dilute the concept!).

So the Triumph/Rover/MG Club or whatever (actually maybe open it to any classic 'English' car) taking inspiration from the BXagon) might well want to do something like it. A 'Take it to the Edge' tour, for example "in aid of Children in Need" or suchlike... it would be a good 'un I guess. Starting on the coast in a suitable 'English' place like Skegness, and following (as much as is practical) coastline routes around via Margate, Brighton, Southhampton etc. etc.

Wonder if anyone would take it up?

And if anyone here got involved.... what 'English classic' would you take?

And what English car would be up to it? 8) Would this be? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1975-TRIUMPH-STAG ... 0323175910

Or if your budget doesn't extend that far - and you'r handy with a Mig:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1980-TRIUMPH-DOLO ... 0276718419
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:17 pm

Hey, this is my kinda town... :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chidlow



and then there's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chidlow,_Cheshire

mmm... now, which to visit?... :lol:
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Post by M » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:26 pm

Quiet afternoon? :lol:

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:30 pm

Sort of, Mr. M. I'm trying to sort out an animated clip that's appearing on a DVD that comes with a book I've written. The animator is in Singapore and the files are quite big, so there's a fair amount of tedious waiting. But we're getting there.

But in all honesty, doing this doesn't use up all my brain space so my thoughts do wander... :D

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Post by cavmad » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:33 pm

I've always wanted to do a 'round Britain' trip in a car and discussed it about 3 years back with some people but it never got off the ground. Phil, it must be some bloody job you've got you lucky sod. I thought I was the king of doing f*** all at work but I must have been warming the throne up for you!
Incidentally if that pic was 2005 it can't have been too much longer after that I bought it?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:48 pm

Well let's see how BXagon goes, but if it inspires a follow-on English tour then that's all good - so long as it is for charity!

My 'job' is sometimes easy, sometimes hard - but always a bit precarious: I work for myself you see... But I love it (designing books for children and young adults). Pays just enough to be 'OK' without being able to drive around in a new car every two years! (like some ostentatious ba****s) :D

BTW, That pic was taken just before you bought it, yes.
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Post by docchevron » Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:10 am

If it snows this year I'll do a similar pic, but with Phoenix, the valver and the P2'd TD in the pic!

BTW, I get paid to sit on my arse and abuse people, now thats living!
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Post by stuart_hedges » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:58 am

docchevron1472 wrote:BTW, I get paid to sit on my arse and abuse people, now thats living!
I get paid to sit on my arse and get abused by people... not quite the same thing!

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Post by DavidRutherford » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:39 am

stuart_hedges wrote:
docchevron1472 wrote:BTW, I get paid to sit on my arse and abuse people, now thats living!
I get paid to sit on my arse and get abused by people... not quite the same thing!
Somewhere there is a room, with two chairs in it, with doc hurling abuse at stuart for no apparent reason. At the end of the day they both get paid and leave.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:25 am

:lol: What a picture...

Hey, did anyone see the bus battle on Top Gear? I thought of Doc...
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Post by MULLEY » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:02 pm

foaming at the mouth i bet :lol:

Another crappy waste of 10 mins if you ask me, totally pointless. Has anyone noticed that they dont really do car reviews anymore???
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Post by stuart_hedges » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:15 pm

MULLEY wrote:Another crappy waste of 10 mins if you ask me, totally pointless. Has anyone noticed that they dont really do car reviews anymore???
There's Fifth Gear or magazines for that. Top Gear is for entertainment.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:23 pm

I have to say, I agree with Stuart. I've given up watching Top Gear for any serious insight into real-world motoring... it can be very entertaining... but it has the ability to disapoint too (as well as provoke anger - as some posts on this forum have already revealed).
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Post by toddao » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:00 pm

Phil wrote
Have you seen the Philibusters site?
That's great work there Phil. Looks really good! Also I get to see what Kermit looks like - and he isn't green! :D
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