Kidd in a Sweetshop - James Martin

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Kidd in a Sweetshop - James Martin

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He's not everyone's cup of tea, but certainly has a nice car collection.
Minis at 3:50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3hjoQnxe44
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Have to say I enjoyed that, thanks for posting it ;-)
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Really enjoyed watching that thanks for posting link , what a down to earth straight talking guy , I must say I agree totally with him re Supercars , what an interesting collection he has . and a genuine petrolhead . G
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I’ve worked on some events with him, yes really nice bloke..
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Original engine - my bottom!
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Last but one works mini?
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Smithmaps wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:12 pm Original engine - my bottom!
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I remember him telling us that it was the "original engine" still fitted when he had 8 EMO displayed at Beaulieu some years ago. We tried to tell him....
but sadly he didn't seem very interested in learning about the car.
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Anyone seen this program? The Real Italian Job: James Martin's Mille Miglia it was on the BBC a few years ago, and later released on DVD. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00g82 ... isode_page

He doesn't exactly come across so well in it.
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To be brutally honest (and I do expect to be shot down in flames) I have no time for people who claim to be "petrol heads" as a result of making huge amounts of money enabling them to buy anything they want because it makes them appear to be "cool" and they can hang out with all of the big knobs at Goodwood and the likes. I actually hate the term "petrol head" anyway, I'd rather be known as an enthusiast. Anyway, just venting, this guy is on a par with the likes of Chris Evans, loadsamoney (and I'm not saying they don't contribute very well to charities) and very little actual knowledge of what he's buying........ I'll get my (bullet proof) coat. Harry Metcalfe is one of the exceptions I must add.
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My favourite part of the Jody Kidd interview is when at the age of 6 granny purchased a toy 288 GTO which sparked his interest in cars. The other bit is when Ms Kidd kind of frowns and questions a Zonda valued at £170,000.

I'm of to get some more table salt as I seam to be running low.


PS Nice collection of rally cars.
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