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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:00 pm 
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Nick W wrote:
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I would question why we REALLY need to worry about this

Because one day the majority of "classic cars" will be melted down for scap value & turned into new generation matter transporters.
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bloody hell didnt know this was happening .......I hiding my cars now!

Did you not read the small print in the MOT exemption guideline ?. By declaring exemption you are agreeing to having your car melted down when the government decides it is necessary :D. The upside is the older cars use thicker gauge steel so will still command a premium :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:39 pm 
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you should go to an MG car club meeting....theyre all hitting 80 now.
I’ve thought this many times. Too many distractions now and luxury items like a classic car is getting way out of reach for most anyway let alone understand them.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:40 am 
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:!: The classic Mini is and will be always affordable as long
as you do not want to buy something special.

Most parts ar cheap and it is and will always be a young boys car.
Allmost every one has someone in his family who had an Classic Mini.
:!: You can't say that about the MG, Triumph or Healey :!:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:45 am 
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you should go to an MG car club meeting....theyre all hitting 80 now.

Funny you should say that, because Adam's (19) car of choice is our 1932 MG J2 That would be the last one he'd part with if push came to shove.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:59 am 
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as a kid, there always seemed to be some old black&white film on the teli with a 2nd world war fighter pilot running around in an MG or other pre war car. and Ive always fancied the Idea of one my self!.....and I wasn't born till 64.
so dont see any difference in younger people looking back with nostalgia :)

some of us where only kids in the late 60s but doesnt stop us wanting a 63 1071s


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:29 am 
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Have a look at the other excellent Smithy post & explanation about increasing levels of Ethanol in Fuel .. its bad enough now with Our UK Petrol going Off in a matter of weeks & fresh new blended fuels with more Ethanol content @ your local pump can only make matters worse ..Classic Cars Doomed & are going to die along with Me :o


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:08 am 
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Classic Cars Doomed & are going to die along with Me :o[/quote]

I would think if fuel became unusable.....then they would sell the old stuff for classic cars....yanks would get it writen in the second amendment :lol:

some minis are now in better condition than they where in 65......so will be around for at least another 50 years :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:17 am 
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Nick W wrote:
as a kid, there always seemed to be some old black&white film on the teli with a 2nd world war fighter pilot running around in an MG or other pre war car. and Ive always fancied the Idea of one my self!.....and I wasn't born till 64.
so dont see any difference in younger people looking back with nostalgia :)

some of us where only kids in the late 60s but doesnt stop us wanting a 63 1071s
...they will look back with nostalgia ..just a diff period in time with cars of that era ... as soon as u mentioned 2cd ww pilots i thought of Flying Tigers....an Flying Leathernecks.. one being set in the Chino/Jap war... i loved those 2 as a boy.. and my recollections go back further being a baby 7 years after ww2...foxy52


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:54 am 
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So long as fathers do 'stuff' with their sons involving classic cars it will continue.

I'm in a group of friends of similar age and all our sons have caught the bug and I hope will pass it on to their own offspring.

My son has spent time in the garage with me since he was 5 assisting in building engines, restoring a Lotus Elan and a couple of minis. He's now 17 and could give you ever part number and date change on Minis since 1959 :D He has his own Mk1 (lucky boy) even though he won't be able to insure it for a nother few years - it's his car and he and I built it together. I hope he will keep it and pass it on one day.

It's great 'bonding' as well :)

His mates are similar - one is a Fulvia enthusiast and the other is into Escorts (the cars BTW). Needless to say both predilections were inherited!


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https://news.sky.com/story/researchers- ... s-11472194
Seems this will be the end of petrol cars.


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