Sh*t Happens – It always will. But your reaction to it will be the making of you Well it wasn’t quite as bad as 1987, the infamous quote from weatherman Michael Fish, at least Carol Kirkwood got it right. Valentines night was going to be VERY STORMY! But more that later…. The turn of a…

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The world’s least expensive classic car I can’t quite believe it is 10 years since MBP was brought back to life (Thank you Karen and Richard), for me it was probably one of the bravest decisions I made as I decided to plough money into a project just at the point that I had been…

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The world is a big place.  –  No, the world is a small place. Which is it? Well it’s both actually. Physically, to circumnavigate the world, you would have to drive 24,902 miles With the advances of technology the world has shrunk and platforms like Facebook, love it or hate it, has enabled friends, who…

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We celebrate the past, but we move to the future – Part 2 Sandy and I have just returned from a fantastic, but gloriously wet, week in Southern Germany, helping celebrate the 30th anniversary of the German Z & ZX Club. It was truly brilliant, the cars were exemplary (for 40 year old cars!), the hosting…

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We celebrate the past, but we move to the future It seems almost unbelievable that The Classic Z Register is 25 years old, but it must be. My daughter was 2 when the Register was formed in 1988, and she is 27 now, a year younger than I was when The Register was formed. The…

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All hail the saviour of the classic car Probably the greatest single tool for a car restorer is a 3D printer. Using this, you can make just about any part for any car. When they first came out they were £2million, then they were £250,000, recently they have come down to £25,000. Just the other…

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Anti-Establishment In the 60’s a pop group came along called ‘The Who’. They were anti- establishment, criticised at every opportunity and were no doubt told that people of your type are not welcome here. But, through their lyrics and music (they were great musicians and lyricists), they slowly became respected. The songs “Talking ‘bout my…

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What impresses the opposite sex? Parents always want what’s best for their children, but so often the offspring appear to throw it back in your face. I’m sure that (in most cases) the rejection is not their prime motive. It just their, shall we say, goals are different. A friend of mine is a car…

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Is it real, or is it Memorex? embers often ask me where I get my inspiration for my apparent random ramblings, some say it’s just an extension of my ramblings at meetings, but I guess the mere fact that they are quite random allows me to draw inspiration from a wide field. This time my…

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Nissan’s Cash Cow The British-designed, engineered and built Nissan Qashqai (Cashcow) has officially topped one million sales worldwide, figures released recently have confirmed. Nissan said the “crossover” vehicle had been a “massive success in the UK” where it had secured a spot in the top ten best sellers list. “But it’s not just the British…

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