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So... what car do you guys drive when not flying?

DavidFlynn

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I've got a second-gen (NB) Mazda MX-5, bought new in 2001 and still going strong - very low mileage, great condition, and I plan to keep it for many years yet. Will ideally replace with an electric roadster, but let's see what's on the market when the time comes.
 

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Not my car, but today on my morning push bike ride I passed a very good "daily driver' 1969/70 Holden Kingswood Station Wagon - with bucket seats. Holden HT - Wikipedia As I was admiring it the owners came out from the house opposite where it was parked. They were both in their mid to late 80's. I reckon he probably bought it as his retirement car and been driving it ever since! It passed me a few minutes later purring along very quietly.
Ahh, the comfy model. My HT Kingswood wagon had the bench seat at the front, to go with the three-on-the-three gear shift. On cross ply tyres, on a wet day in Melbourne, on the tram tracks, it was a challenge to stop/steer.
 

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Hey GPH .. did one of those concours cars attach itself to your wallet ?
I called in but five minutes later it absolutely bucketed down so a very quick lap and I was out.
I am not really an MG fan but the old supercharged cars (one PB and one TC ?) would have been real weapons in their day.
 
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Hey GPH .. did one of those concours cars attach itself to your wallet ?
I called in but five minutes later it absolutely bucketed down so a very quick lap and I was out.
I am not really an MG fan but the old supercharged cars (one PB and one TC ?) would have been real weapons in their day.
I wish, Mrs GPH was in love with some of the MGA’s. I was there when you were, left after the bucketing myself. Went the next day to the Hillclimb , that looks like fun, a bit of work needed on the “B” to get it track ready though. I ended up missing the motorkhana the next day .
 
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Hey GPH .. did one of those concours cars attach itself to your wallet ?
I called in but five minutes later it absolutely bucketed down so a very quick lap and I was out.
I am not really an MG fan but the old supercharged cars (one PB and one TC ?) would have been real weapons in their day.
What a weekend. 4 days in a row I washed & blow dried my hair to attend the MG functions. 4 times we were drenched.

Definition of an old roaster:
1. Cold, wet, bedraggled & totally awesome!
 

rogerkambah

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Another day, another drive in my toy. Without MrsRK I can have a more spirited drive.
Hope the RWC comes in ok for you.
Cheers R
 
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I wouldn't mind a Jaguar I-Pace....but sadly the pay cheque doesn't come in as often as it did.
I quite like the look of the I-Pace. It's probably the first production EV after a Tesla that actually doesn't go out of its way to look freakish/overly-futuristic. It's a shame that its efficiency is so bad for its on-paper specs, which is sorta important when it comes to an EV.
 
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@GPH was going to send these via PM but could not attach pics. When we caught up in ADL I said I provide some pics of the old girls, one is 91 the other 71. Today got to visit the girls both are a bit dirty as the covers have been on for over 12 months. The red one is a WIP, the grey one is a runner however the battery is flat and fuel has gone south.

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GPH

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@GPH was going to send these via PM but could not attach pics. When we caught up in ADL I said I provide some pics of the old girls, one is 91 the other 71. Today got to visit the girls both are a bit dirty as the covers have been on for over 12 months. The red one is a WIP, the grey one is a runner however the battery is flat and fuel has gone south.

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I am in awe of your cars. BUT you need to drive the Grey one. They don’t like sitting still.
I would love to see them in person.
I am a fan of the Riley brand.
 

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