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Drive It Day plans 2019?
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Rick
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:29 am    Post subject: Drive It Day plans 2019? Reply with quote

Morning all,

Are you off out anywhere special for Drive It Day tomorrow?

RJ
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JohnDale



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning Rick, weather is supposed to be better hear tomorrow so will have a poodle around somewhere,regards,JD.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not usually here for Drive it Day, but all I've got to qualify is my 1987 camper, which I use most days, so it won't be any different!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No plans for us but we might pop out to see a local gathering.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

we are taking our 57 consul on the clevedon lions run in north somerset ending at clevedon, should be good if this wind dies down!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well all being well the weather will be a little more appreciative of aged metal tomorrow, so we'll nip out in little Dodge and watch a local classic lorry run go by.

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Ray White



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it would be an opportunity to visit an elderly chap who I have known since moving to Derbyshire 20 years ago. He is 87 but until recently still enjoyed his classic motorcycles. Unfortunately a slight stroke caused him to have a car accident but he is not the type to give in easily and now gets about on an electric bicycle!

There seems to be far fewer old boys who can remember the pre War vehicles when they were everyday transport. We always enjoy a chin wag.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunatly I'm out of the country so won't be driving anything Sad

Dave
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Rich5ltr



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I shall take the Aston to my local classic breakfast meeting.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit to being very disappointed down here in Wales. I haven't seen anything! And the sun's been out!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the first time I didn't get out on Drive It Day, but I thought reassembling my rear brake with a new cylinder trumped it. It's always handy to have brakes.
I'll bleed them tomorrow with my ancient, but oh so useful, Gunsons Easibleed.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emmerson wrote:
I must admit to being very disappointed down here in Wales. I haven't seen anything! And the sun's been out!



I also had a complete absence of sightings. I didn't go far so can't complain.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Until Rick started this thread yesterday I had forgotten it was this weekend. I never bothered myself not least because the weather was pretty average here. I have done some miles today though in the modern and donít recall seeing anything. Personally I think itís now a bit of a non event. I remember the first ever drive it day there were dozens and dozens of cars out, it seems to me as each year has gone by there have been less and less.......or am I alone with these thoughts?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minxy wrote:
Until Rick started this thread yesterday I had forgotten it was this weekend. I never bothered myself not least because the weather was pretty average here. I have done some miles today though in the modern and donít recall seeing anything. Personally I think itís now a bit of a non event. I remember the first ever drive it day there were dozens and dozens of cars out, it seems to me as each year has gone by there have been less and less.......or am I alone with these thoughts?


I have a feeling that there is less interest in old cars than there used to be. We are being made to feel ashamed of driving polluting vehicles; on a par with smoking and drink / driving. The general public are not and never have been that bothered about our hobby.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it a non-event when we are encouraged to go out for one day. now & again, to exercise our old vehicles....almost as if someone has decided we don't normally use our vehicles enough?
I go out in one or other of my oldies whenever I feel like it...or need to run an errand.
So if next Thursday morning happens to be another designated drive-it day..than then my appearance driving an old car with gusto, will be a pure coincidence....

Or, tomorrow tea-time?
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