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Re: A car is only as good as the driver

Post by Chgperformance » Mon May 12, 2014 4:34 pm

I get it all the time. We get some people come on the forecourt purely to start an argument over the 3 wheelers. 90% of all people I have spoken to who hate them have never been in one and have their opinions based purely upon TV and press!

I was once chased from our local in my robin my a landy 110. He couldn't touch me going through our twisty roads! He came in a few days later to enquire what on earth was under the bonnet as it couldn't be standard!



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Re: A car is only as good as the driver

Post by Corky » Mon May 12, 2014 7:48 pm

Chgperformance wrote:
I was once chased from our local in my robin my a landy 110. He couldn't touch me going through our twisty roads! He came in a few days later to enquire what on earth was under the bonnet as it couldn't be standard!
You should see how many drivers are surprised by an SS1 Ti :lol:

I'd love to have a go in Reliant three wheeler, if anyone would like to offer :mrgreen: I'm sure they're no where near as unstable as Clarkeson made out :evil:


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Re: A car is only as good as the driver

Post by Chgperformance » Mon May 12, 2014 8:02 pm

Fortunately I have met clarkson, and he is nothing like you see on TV. He actually bought a reliant for his kids to drive round in on a field near his house :)

If your ever in my area, your welcome to take one out for a test drive ;)



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Re: A car is only as good as the driver

Post by Corky » Mon May 12, 2014 8:05 pm

Chgperformance wrote:Fortunately I have met clarkson, and he is nothing like you see on TV. He actually bought a reliant for his kids to drive round in on a field near his house :)

If your ever in my area, your welcome to take one out for a test drive ;)
That'd be great :D


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Re: A car is only as good as the driver

Post by Will Anderson » Mon May 12, 2014 8:13 pm

Chgperformance wrote:I was once chased from our local in my robin my a landy 110. He couldn't touch me going through our twisty roads! He came in a few days later to enquire what on earth was under the bonnet as it couldn't be standard!
I remember going to buy a Rialto for my father a number of years ago and was driven to the garage some 50 miles away by my partner. She was all set for a boring and slow drive following me home - but I did not see her again until she arrived back at the house. :D She could not believe how a wee blue 3 wheeler disappeared into the distance - and never fell over once! :lol:

I recently bought another Robin for him and drove it 180 miles to my father's house. I learned to drive in them and do appreciate them for what they are but they are noisy at motorway speeds - great fun though!


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Re: A car is only as good as the driver

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Mon May 12, 2014 8:56 pm

I've had respect for 3 wheelers since Tony Bostock in Hot Car had a dispute with Richard Hudson-Evans of Cars & Car Conversions about the stability of the Bond Bug and made his point by using a photograph of him drifting one. Driving a 3 wheeler is also on my bucket list.


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Re: A car is only as good as the driver

Post by philhoward » Mon May 12, 2014 8:59 pm

Did you just say DRIFTING a 3 wheeler?

Ok...I need to try one..


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Re: A car is only as good as the driver

Post by CNHSS1 » Mon May 12, 2014 9:07 pm

philhoward wrote:Did you just say DRIFTING a 3 wheeler?

Ok...I need to try one..
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Re: A car is only as good as the driver

Post by Scimher » Mon May 12, 2014 11:25 pm

...If you give 'police chase reliant robin' a google, you'll find one or two interesting reports incl. the one I was thinking of many years ago, a Buxton guy who gave the police the runaround for 30 odd miles through the lanes of Hope Valley.....



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Re: A car is only as good as the driver

Post by tony.idle » Tue May 13, 2014 12:05 am

I have one or two. They handle very well and offer a lot of feedback to the driver - which means they don't fall over without giving a lot of warnings. In fact the danger of overturning is a result of driver reaction to an unexpected tail-out: you don't lift off to correct it because as the rear wheels regain grip there's a good chance of what a motorcyclist would call a high-side.


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Re: A car is only as good as the driver

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue May 13, 2014 12:57 am

tony.idle wrote:I have one or two.
You mean you don't actually know? :shock: :lol:


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Re: A car is only as good as the driver

Post by scimjim » Tue May 13, 2014 7:01 am

Catching the front wheel in a tractor rut, at speed, mid-corner will do it too :oops:


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Re: A car is only as good as the driver

Post by philhoward » Tue May 13, 2014 7:04 am

scimjim wrote:Catching the front wheel in a tractor rut, at speed, mid-corner will do it too :oops:
That sounds like a voice of experience..:mrgreen:


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Re: A car is only as good as the driver

Post by tony.idle » Tue May 13, 2014 7:10 am

philhoward wrote:
scimjim wrote:Catching the front wheel in a tractor rut, at speed, mid-corner will do it too :oops:
That sounds like a voice of experience..:mrgreen:
No tractor ruts on our roads. :mrgreen:

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Re: A car is only as good as the driver

Post by tony.idle » Tue May 13, 2014 7:14 am

Roger Pennington wrote:
tony.idle wrote:I have one or two.
You mean you don't actually know? :shock: :lol:
OK - Robin / Rialto: I have one currently SORN but roadworthy, one awaiting rebuild, and one mid strip-down for spares. And a Bond Bug that's cosmetically excellent but needs a chassis. :D


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