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Love it! Questi giorni quando vieni il belle sole...............as you drive into that Alpine tunnel..........
You might have missed my GoPro tribute to the Italian Job earlier in this thread…

Spoiler Alert - I didn't die in a huge fireball at the end. ;)

This was after I got the car on the road while still in primer.


I'm still pretty impressed with the footage you can get from a tiny GoPro camera.

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Even Terry Thomas, being a trouser endowed babe magnet and all, never had to resort to braces of that magnitude!
That's because Terry Thomas didn't get his clothes from a Saxon armoured vehicle! ;)



You can just about see my 'braces' in this interior shot.



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Cheers, Paul. :)
 

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A few more photos…

Spotted this kit car somewhere between Chelmsford and Brentwood in Essex.



I do like tree covered lanes.





On the hottest day of the year, I came to the aid of a very nice Mustang on his way to the Silverstone Classic.



I also stopped for this photo on the way home.



I got most of the oil leaks fixed, but the engine still seems to be burning oil. :roll:

At least opening the bonnet on hinges I made myself, still makes me smile.



Made it to Classic Car night at the Ace Café, where I was parked next to this beautiful Lotus. :cool:



Cheers, Paul. :)
 

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4potHemi - Cheers. I'm trying to make the most of the shorts and T-shirt driving weather while it lasts.

ChopperHarris - Thanks for transforming the photo, it looks brilliant. :cool:
 

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Here are a few more photos to celebrate my car just passing its 4th MOT. :cool:
( With no advisories. )

This was taken yesterday on the way back from the garage.

Don't let that warm glow of sunshine in the distance fool you, it was COLD!



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Back in September, I finally got around to making a hand brake gaiter.







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In September I also volunteered for the Goodwood Revival and this was the first time I'd been.

This gave me an access all areas pass for when I was not on duty.

It was also a great excuse to 'dress up' in my home made 1950s racing overalls.



If anyone is interested, I did have my GoPro with me…

Goodwood Revival 2019 Videos:

Part 1 - Sights and sounds from paddocks and track, plus campsite and journey home.
Running Time 4m 53s


Part 3 - A walk around the restricted paddocks.
Running Time 8m 52s


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Cheers, Paul. :)
 

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Haven't been out that much recently, as the rain never seems to stop these days.

Still, I quite like this car park photo.



And this was taken two days ago on the top of Harrow Hill.



Where this marker is.



And here is the view towards the centre of London.



In the summer you can't see any of the tall building due to the pollution!

Until next time, Merry Christmas!

Cheers, Paul. :)
 

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Ivanhoew, cityofgod & mrgrtt123 - Cheers. :cool:

4pothemi - Unfortunately, any passenger would struggle to keep 2 metres from me! ;)

This was taken back in early Feb, when my mate came down from North Wales.



The other down side to driving around London is you are more likely to be coughing from pollution. :rolleyes:

Having said that, I had to drop some supplies into my mum, who is in her 80s, on Sunday.

So, I made the most of my valid reason to take the car down to Shepherds Bush in the sunshine.



Let's be careful out there.

Cheers, Paul. :)
 

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It has been a while, as my last update was when the first Covid lockdown started.

Unfortunately, since then, I have spent over two years stuck under the slope of our roof working from home.



Lots of places were still deserted when we were allowed back out again in the middle of 2020.



And my 2020 Halloween Pumpkin was in keeping with the times. ;)







Winter of 2020 reminded me why I shouldn’t have built this car without a garage in the first place.



I was off the road for all of 2021 when an electrical problem combined with being stupid busy at work.

I did regularly start the car and at least drive it back and forth on my driveway to keep the brakes and clutch free.

By 2022, it was clear the car hadn’t been driven for a while, as spiders had moved in.



After lots of fannying around with my wiring, the front driver’s side indicator was finally back working.



I also order a new set of tyres, as whilst the old ones had a lot of thread, they were 14 years old.
(Which might explain why the back end occasionally steps out when I’m not expecting it.)



The eagle eyes amongst you will spot that this photo is one tyre short, which finally arrived two days later.

There was just enough room to load all 4 tyres into the passenger side, so I could get them fitted.



Which meant I was now finally back out on the road again, or in this case, back in the car park.



The car seemed right at home in this Holland Park mews. :cool:



Although I dread to thing how much these places cost. :eek:

Anyway, that brings me up to date again.

Cheers, Paul. :)
 
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