Hello from the south of France

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Hello from the south of France

Post by InfanoTerura » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:34 am

Hello !

I'm Sophie, currently living in France, near Albi (north east from Toulouse). I'm a sales agent, I specialise in race equipment and oil.
At the moment, I'm the happy owner of a 1.8 Mazda MX5 NA, which is both a daily drive and my track car. I've always been car mad, I've also owned Volvo 480's, an Audi 90 Coupé, a Ford Cougar, I used to drive my parents Porsche 924, Triumph Spitfire, MGB's, but I never managed to get to drive the family's Scimitars...
My dad has owned an SE6a since...before I was born, it's now in sunny California after having moved around Germany and Belgium - my stepdad used to have a garage in Gateshead, and he had specialised in Scimitars - that was over 20yrs ago now. He still has an SE5a (I think) that he's trying to get back on the road. I think my mum had a thing with Scimitar drivers :lol:
Anyway, having grown up in a Scimitar loving environment, I can't not love them. So I've decided that my 30th birthday present will be an SE6a. I've got a year and a bit to save up for one. :mrgreen:
I guess I won't be posting much until then, but I wanted to keep an eye on the usual problems, and read up on things I've forgotten. I've also got to work out how the guys in France have managed to register their Scimitars, as I've seen a couple with french plates.

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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by philynnbob » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:47 am

Hi Sophie
Welcome to forum,sounds like your mother has great taste!
Have you seen Dark Star aka Chris Johnson Scimitar France web site http://www.scimitarfrance.net/scimitarfrance/Index.html
He will be the man to ask about French registration
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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by InfanoTerura » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:49 am

Ah ! Thanks for that Phil, I'll have a look !



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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by scimjim » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:50 am

Welcome Sophie :-)


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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by philhoward » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:51 am

Welcome, Sophie!

Chris Johnson is "the man in France" and knows about most Scimitars in France and Europe in General - as well as being a very useful point of contact should you want to import (export?) your own. I'm sure he'll be along shortly to sign you up to his newsletter email.


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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by InfanoTerura » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:01 am

:lol: Ok, I'll be looking forward to getting a message from Chris Johnson then :D

I've been buying cars in the UK, and helping my customers through the paperwork for a while, but it's always been pretty straightforward, I bought the MX5 in the UK (they're so expensive here...5 or 6000€ for one like mine), my other half bought his Elise S1 over there too. But after having to register the Mk1 MR2 we got a couple of years ago, and having to wait 6 months, and do so much paperwork, it kind of put me off the idea of getting anything else that hadn't actually been sold in France.



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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by philhoward » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:03 am

Suffice to say that Chris is able to source the necessary Certificate of Conformity.. ;) which as you know makes the process a lot easier.


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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by peter freeman » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:05 am

I think I may know your stepdad - did he occupy one of the railway arches behind the Newcastle central station for a while ?



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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by InfanoTerura » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:08 am

Yes, it does indeed !

Peter : I haven't a clue, it was 20 odd years ago, and I'm only 28, so I can't remember that much. His name is Steve Hogg, he also ran Quick Brown Fox at the time



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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by peter freeman » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:27 am

Yes I know Steve - bought quite a lot of stuff off him years ago. Still got the Newcastle noggin ongoing and people who he may well remember - give him my ( our ) regards.



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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by InfanoTerura » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:29 am

:D I will do !



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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by Oldconn » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:52 am

Bienvenue Sophie! If you haven't already heard from Dark Star , I can assure you it's not too hard to re-register in France, I did it in six weeks including the wait for the Certificate of Conformity. Mind you, it's not cheap! Anyway, I hope the eventual birthday present is worth the wait. Welcome to the mad-house


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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by peter freeman » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:54 am

InfanoTerura wrote::D I will do !
Pass this link on the Steve - see if he remembers anyone. http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/~nenoggins/Nentrance.htm
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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:05 am

Hi Sophie, welcome to the forum! :D


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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by InfanoTerura » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:42 am

Oldconn wrote:Bienvenue Sophie! If you haven't already heard from Dark Star , I can assure you it's not too hard to re-register in France, I did it in six weeks including the wait for the Certificate of Conformity. Mind you, it's not cheap! Anyway, I hope the eventual birthday present is worth the wait. Welcome to the mad-house
I'm not bothered about the waiting bit, we've got enough cars to keep me out of trouble, and I guess that I'll have a bit of work to do on the Scimitar that I'll buy :mrgreen:
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InfanoTerura wrote::D I will do !
Pass this link on the Steve - see if he remembers anyone. http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/~nenoggins/Nentrance.htm
Peter
Ok, if you're a Facebook user, you should be able to find him on there :D



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