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Post by MickP » Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:26 pm

Speaking to a 'customer services' department over the phone: "Is that like one of those Del Boy Trotter things?"


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Post by MickP » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:36 pm

Petrol station today:

"Excuse me mate, but what kind of car is that you are driving?"
'Its a Reliant Scimitar'
"A what?, a Reelant?"
'No, a RELIANT Scimitar'
Guy now becomes visibly confused - "A RELIANT !?!... Scimter..?"
'Yes, a Reliant'
"A Reliant" - Guy gives a slight smile before walking back to his car while studying the rear of the GTE.

He looked to be in his mid 30s so I would have thought he would have seen one before - or may be he had but did not know what it was?

Michael. :?


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Post by chrisgallacher » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:13 pm

People are even more puzzled by my Sabre 6 - especially as it doesn't say "Reliant" anywhere on the outside.

On overseas rallies my navigator Brendan has a ready answer to the question, usually from American tourists, "Gee man, what sort of car is that?" He used to tell them it was a kit car to wind me up, but after I made him realise that a smack in the mouth sometimes offends he changed his stock answer to "it's an early, prototype Ferrari. Worth a lot of money". You'd be amazed how many people accepted this hook, line and sinker without question.

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Post by Gemini Bob » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:22 pm

Thats a cracker Chris :lol:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:22 pm

the proto-ferrari line wouldnt work with an SS1 Chris, not even Yanks are that daft :lol:


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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:31 pm

Luigi Chinetti of NART (North American Race Team) was :lol:

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Post by dcrobertson68 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:33 pm

I had a good one from the guy who came to read the gas meter the other day; the garage door was slightly open and he stuck his head in to ask if he could see the meter. When he spotted the back of my red 5a he said "nice taste in cars" and proceeded to tell me all about the 6a he used to have. He ended by saying "you paid what for it!!" :shock: when I told him the lowly sum I got it for. :D


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Post by philhoward » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:20 pm

Somehow (and no idea how), one of my SS1s was described as "that Lambourghini looking thing" :shock:


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Post by Gemini Bob » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:43 pm

Did he have a white stick Phil? :wink:


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Post by PeteMac » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:43 pm

I was out washing my old 5a ten or so years ago when a youngish neighbour (early 20's) with suspect taste and zero tact started asking about it.

Neighbour - "So, does it cost much to buy one of these?"
Me - "Not too much. You'd be surprised."
Neighbour - "Is that because it's a bit ugly?"

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Post by zeb » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:48 pm

I dont find its what people say but how they react. I always get the big thumbs up from Subura Imprezza drivers in particular, pedestrians, the whole damn lot infact.
Driving her is almost like walking through the High Street on Saturday afternoon with your tackle hanging out. You may well be looking forwards but you just know you are being gawped at.
The buzz is bloody great! :D



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Post by philhoward » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:54 pm

GEMINI BOB wrote:Did he have a white stick Phil? :wink:
It was my mates next door neighbour - sadly her idea of the best car ever was her Daihatsu Sportrack thingy..
zeb wrote:Driving her is almost like walking through the High Street on Saturday afternoon with your tackle hanging out. You may well be looking forwards but you just know you are being gawped at.
The buzz is bloody great!
Driving or is your "tackle-ahoy" approach a Norfolk thing? :shock:


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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:55 pm

I had a huge row with a bloke in a paint supply shop a few years ago when I had a coupe with me.

He swore it was a volvo - and would not back down.....I recon he still believes he is right

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Post by philhoward » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:59 pm

Coupe' Racing wrote:I had a huge row with a bloke in a paint supply shop a few years ago when I had a coupe with me.

He swore it was a volvo - and would not back down.....I recon he still believes he is right

Steve
Makes a change from the "Princess Anne" line - you got the "The Saint" then!


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Post by zeb » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:01 pm

philhoward wrote:
GEMINI BOB wrote:Did he have a white stick Phil? :wink:
It was my mates next door neighbour - sadly her idea of the best car ever was her Daihatsu Sportrack thingy..
zeb wrote:Driving her is almost like walking through the High Street on Saturday afternoon with your tackle hanging out. You may well be looking forwards but you just know you are being gawped at.
The buzz is bloody great!
Driving or is your "tackle-ahoy" approach a Norfolk thing? :shock:
I couldnt possibly say Phill!! :lol:



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