@Bernard Fishtrousers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Barry Haynes, May 7, 2019.

  1. i missed it all too and i definitely miss @oscar's fine artwork :D

    as for @Barneyrubble ... life would be dull without him! :)
     
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  2. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    He sends me emails - I wish he’d stop ;)
     
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  3. Moons

    Moons Moderator

    As fun to read now as it was at the time.

    Not.
     
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  5. If you see him say hi from us all:thumbsup:
     
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  6. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

  7. Hi folks.

    Logged out of all forums around Christmas, because of the way that motoring fora tend to fragment & fall out over the winter when there's really no motoring fun to write about. I only subscribe to a couple of these and the other one appears to have tipped itself over the edge in the last coupe of months to become the dark wob, a haven for folk into body filler.
    There were a number of hilarious* parody threads on here & this one in particular caused me irritation;
    http://thelatebay.com/index.php?threads/worst-car-youve-ever-driven.80797/
    It just stunk of brand snobbery to the point that I actually took a test drive in a Duster. A friend of mine bought an absolute base Sandero Stepway in white, with no options. The dealer was left with a profit of just £265. He reckons that as a no frills vehicle built on a floor pan shared with the Nissan Juke, a K9K chain cam engine shared with the Mercedes CLA and most of the tried & trusted bits from the last generation Clio it should last him 20 years without issue. It's a car. It's also much quicker, faster, quieter and generally more competent in every respect than a bay window van.

    Onwards...

    And just back from 9 days and 1,100 miles of highland frippery including a trip to the Isle of Mull, which feels pretty much like a step beyond the end of the known world...

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  8. High on my to do list. Did the midges bother you at this time of year?
     
  9. .... oh and what’s the wild camp situation like ?
     
  10. looks amazing
     
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  11. My sister lived on Mull for years, she now live in Lochaline just across the water. Mull often has some famous faces..............

    https://sltn.co.uk/2014/08/07/rock-star-lights-up-stage-at-mull-bar/
     
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  12. Confused as to why you assumed brand snobbery was the reason for my dislike of a car??:thinking:

    I've drove and owned hundreds of cars in my life some good some pretty horrendous that was merely a personal oppinion on a vehicle i drove and one that a friend of mine owned (incidently almost every mechanical part changed over a 3 year period) as for a comparison to bay window...I never made one.

    However post some pics of your new sandero when it arrives and don't forget to tip your struggling car dealership mate:thumbsup:
     
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  13. So didn't miss much then :-D Last proper humorous thread I remember was the lad in Scotland whose bus wouldn't start and he wanted to use it for Scottish tours... I think it was a candidate for post of the year at one point :-D
     
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  14. No sign of any midges, at all.

    There appears to be no wild camping for buses, you can probably do it in a wee tent, but there are lots of signs warning you not to.

    Have linky?
     
  15. Missed that. Can you post a link?
     
  16. Search for Darren McCrae, get yourself a large drink and set aside the afternoon:thumbsup:

    Best. Thread. Ever. :D
     
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  17. . . . or week!
     
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  18. I think people bet me to it :-D Darren McCrae - I kept wondering why Colin McCrae kept creeping into my mind! Great memories people :-D
     
  19. How did you remember that mate! Lord that takes me back to some humorous nights of posting :-D
     
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