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stford steven ford
steinkjer, steinkjer, Norway   NOR
1967 Jaguar Mark 2 "Kitty"
1970 MG MGB GT "Folly"
1972 MG Midget MkIII "Shaggy"
Yes more just good car films. With out the destruction of the Italian job.
Snowing here today just signed up for a rally around sogneforden in August.

Steve

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Steve,

How could the rest of us, have forgotten to mention The Italian Job cool smiley
Must admit I just stumbled onto Grand Prix several years after it was released because of James Garner playing Jim Rockford in the Rockford Files, a weekly private detective series. Thought it just a good film at the time, in the same way I regarded the Magnificent seven a good film.

So Steve, tell us more about Sogneforden in August? I hope that you will post plenty of photos of it on here in the Summer.

All the best Johnnysmileys with beer

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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, PA, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Biggles"
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
The last three days have seen roads recently well-rinsed of salt and decent, albeit cold, weather.

Each of the cars in turn have been lit off and taken for a good rollicking romp round the Circuit to get the cobwebs out from both car and driver.

Tonight the weather is called for to go to (insert derogatory term for faeces here), which puts me in mind of what Paul and I were speaking to earlier; the memories of being a young petrolhead in the Northern Climes.

These would be the long winter's nights when we would go for a quick trip up and down a storied road, sometimes with one or the other of us off in the trees or ditches, then retire for some sort of hot meal at one of our mob's farmhouse and an evening invested in beer (Molson or LaBatt's, usually) and a rousing round of "Speed Circuit". Anyone here remember the latter?

Grin!

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stford steven ford
steinkjer, steinkjer, Norway   NOR
1967 Jaguar Mark 2 "Kitty"
1970 MG MGB GT "Folly"
1972 MG Midget MkIII "Shaggy"
Yes more just good car films. With out the destruction of the Italian job.
Snowing here today just signed up for a rally around sogneforden in August.

Steve

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healey36 Paul Raith
Westminster, MD, USA   USA
In reply to # 3889231 by Sarge101st ...and a rousing round of "Speed Circuit". Anyone here remember the latter?

Are you kidding? Still have my copy!



Sarge, remind me to bring some Windex up next run, lol...

Paul



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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Well having been confined to barracks for the last four days due to Hurricane Erik. Save for a trip over to the folks, where I found my 90 old father doing a very impressive impersonation of a kite, on our arrival. Fortunately no harm done so we were able to joke it off.

However today has been wonderful. This has allowed me to get on with making the false floor for the Midge, so that when I travel up to the National Exhibition Centre in March, I will be able to put essential tools underneath and luggage on the top.

Also even better my neighbour and I took the opportunity to go for a drive. Now Shaun is a big chap light and did struggle to get in, however once in he found it very comfortable and commented rhat it actually had more room than his Herald. I was also pleased that he was impressed with the ride and responsiveness of the car. I did find that the additional weight made the acceleration a little more sluggish, but we still managed 80 on the clock (obviously on a private race track of course).

All the best Johnny


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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, PA, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Biggles"
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
In reply to # 3889290 by healey36
Sarge, remind me to bring some Windex up next run, lol...

Paul

Bring a bit of soap and a pail and I'll even let you wash the li'l effer. I'm generous to a fault, ain't I mate?

GRIN!

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healey36 Paul Raith
Westminster, MD, USA   USA
To a fault...

Some heroes here:


Brands Hatch

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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, PA, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Biggles"
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
Graham Hill, another boyhood hero.

No stupid flappy-paddle automatics and hybrid drives there!

Brilliant...



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healey36 Paul Raith
Westminster, MD, USA   USA
In reply to # 3889726 by johnnyw637 This has allowed me to get on with making the false floor for the Midge, so that when I travel up to the National Exhibition Centre in March, I will be able to put essential tools underneath and luggage on the top.

Looks good, John, but will your golf clubs still fit?

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Not a problem Paul,

I might just have to leave the boot slightly ajar.
As you know I am a big fan of golf and the kind of folk it attracts on it's committees.

If all else fails, I'll just have to make do with the 19th hole.

Thanks for your kind concerns

Johnny

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
That'll do now for a test run

Johnny


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healey36 Paul Raith
Westminster, MD, USA   USA
Looking good!

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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, PA, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Biggles"
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
Johnny, that is very clever indeed!

Have you considered a luggage rack for the boot lid? I realise its a departure from how the car has lived its life in your eyes but might be of great convenience for the trek you have planned.

I see you have your French mandated high-vis; do I understand correctly you now need to carry your own breathalyser kit with you whilst driving in France?

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Certainly recommend, not sure if it is still mandatory to carry breath test.

Jim did suggest a luggage rack so I could carry a wooden beer crate. I must say I am considering and if ever I take it to France, which has been a long aim, it would be sensible, rack not beer cratesmiling smiley.

Figure it's not a bad move to carry high vis as I have broken down in the odd place that it's good to advertise.

Johnny



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