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Old 10-04-2012, 17:58   #4951
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Re: The Happy Thought Thread Part 4

Taking the Metro GTi up to the "Pride of Longbridge" rally this weekend. Frantically working on the paintwork to get rid of the winters scabs. Don't want the doggiest car in the show award.

Anybody with a Rover, BL, BMC, Austin etc car is welcome. Follow this link for additional links of convoys etc in your area.

We're trying for the Guiness world record of the maximum number of Metro GTi's in one place plus the maximum Metro's in a convoy.
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Old 10-04-2012, 18:48   #4952
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My first car was an MG Metro Turbo which is what I think was replaced by the Gti. Only 4 gears with a top speed of 93mph but oh hell it was fast getting there, I often beat motorbikes from traffic lights and I once beat an RS Turbo and Golf Gti 16v from a standing start to 50 mph
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Old 10-04-2012, 19:05   #4953
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I had a Turbo Metro (87), seriously quick to 60 if you got the clutch properly feathered off the line but ran out of puff after. Loved playing tunes on the turbo when going uphill behind people.

She's with a restorer so might just live again.

The GTi's just so much a better car with the smooth revvy twin cam K engine and close ratio 5 speed box. So much more honest than the uber crap out there today.
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Old 13-04-2012, 15:07   #4954
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Natalie is busy this weekend so I'm off down to see my sister in Chichester.

Nice but I don't relish the weekend away from the missus.
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Natalie is busy this weekend so I'm off down to see my sister in Chichester.

Nice but I don't relish the weekend away from the missus.
Just think of all the great memories you have had so far and just imagine all the great days and memories you have ahead of you as well dilli.
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Old 13-04-2012, 15:43   #4956
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Natalie is busy this weekend so I'm off down to see my sister in Chichester.

Nice but I don't relish the weekend away from the missus.
Ah Young Love. Just imagine the lovely romantic reunion when you get back. You, Natalie and your Air Cast. A trio made in Heaven.
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Re: The Happy Thought Thread Part 4

Just finished a straight 5 hour wax-fest on the car ready for tomorrow's Pride of Longbridge rally. Not looking too shabby.
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Just finished a straight 5 hour wax-fest on the car ready for tomorrow's Pride of Longbridge rally. Not looking too shabby.
l hope things go well for you tomorrow heero.
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Another jolly outing to North London tomorrow. Early to bed, early to rise.
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l hope things go well for you tomorrow heero.
Thanks, I'll post pix or links to pix when we're done. I'm Joining the SE convoy at J9 on the M25 around 7.15 tomorrow morning for the run up to Birmingham. Once we join up with others at Beakonsfield services on the M40 could be quite impressive.

The final single marque convoys leave Hopwood services around 10.00 for the run to Crofton park which is opposite the old Longbridge plant.
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Thanks, I'll post pix or links to pix when we're done. I'm Joining the SE convoy at J9 on the M25 around 7.15 tomorrow morning for the run up to Birmingham. Once we join up with others at Beakonsfield services on the M40 could be quite impressive.

The final single marque convoys leave Hopwood services around 10.00 for the run to Crofton park which is opposite the old Longbridge plant.
Ah we'll probably pass you in t'other direction on the way down to Wembley.
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Hmmm.. Grand National Tomorrow
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Yes and what horse has your hard earned pennies on.
I've gone for 4

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