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Not really mate, I don’t really follow celebrities25/03/14 at 14:29 #215538
Any brands you really care about or websites you regularly visits are usually a good place to start. Quickly drop the brands if it becomes too sales-y and not interesting though. Some celeb accounts are still worth following if you really like them. Jeremy Clarkson and James May are quite a funny pair to follow as they often wind each other up on Twitter and are funny in their own right, if they’re your cup of tea.
There are also many accounts that share pictures on all types of things for example https://twitter.com/classicracepics if you’re interested in that kind of thing or https://twitter.com/defenceimages for example.
The best thing you can really do is experiment and see what accounts the people you do follow share and RT and keep tweaking until you’re happy.
EDIT: For some reason it wont let me post links properly.
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I’m yet to find a social network where the benefits outweigh the carp. I’ve tried Facebook, text and that Google thing.25/03/14 at 19:22 #215562
Thanks ash I’ll try all of that! I never though if Clarkson, I do enjoy his grumpy humor dispute his arrogance.25/03/14 at 19:24 #215563
And AIR, I agree about Facebooks crapness outweighing the good, mines full of ads and religious preaching shit, it winds me up that whatever I block something or someone else will always share some awful and inappropriate durge. I’ve not reported anything yet, but I’m often not far off.02/04/14 at 10:04 #216126
Isn’t it weird how adults get so attached to possessions that they can actually be sad to see them go? This happened to me, on Monday I traded in my old car. My beloved first car.
I’d looked after him for 11 and a half years, washed and polishing him religiously, and together we’d driven 160,000 miles which is almost the same as doing six laps of the world! Over the years he’s taken me across Europe, been with me on picnics, picked up real Christmas trees for my family, moved tons of bricks, been rammed full of bikes, taken me on drinking tours of the country, been rammed full of friends, suffered my cringeworthy traffic jam karaoke, cooked me while I sweated my arse off in the summer and done his best to warm my frozen knackers in the winter. He’s got me to work alive at silly o’clock every morning and he’s even done his best to help me have my filthy way with a lady in the back seat… it didn’t work out.
I don’t know when I got so attached, but at some point I started to love that car and I might as well admit I was a bit choked up as I drove off never to see him again. Goodbye my old mate, I’ll never forget you, you were awesome.
I think I need help!02/04/14 at 10:36 #216127
I know that feeling Ron. I did the same about two months ago. Granted I only had my beloved first car for three years (a mk4 Fiesta) but it had been in my family since brand new. My grandad bought it in 1996, it then went to my aunt, then my uncle and then down to me. Bless it the car was beginning to get unreliable and went through more oil than it did petrol so it was time to upgrade. Still hard to get rid of it though. Fortunately its not completely going and my sister is going to have it for a few months after she passes so she doesn’t wrap a newer car round a tree ;). It’s just sat on my nan’s drive at the moment, flithy, with a flat tyre and looking extremely forlorn.
The night before I went to pick up it’s shiny new replacement was quite fun though. It had been raining horrendously with a nice lot of standing water about and I’m a young guy in Essex in a Fiesta so I went nuts on the stereotype and had a quick burst of fun with some puddles and the handbrake in a nice abandoned carpark :). It was good to get that out of my system because there’s no way I’ll do it in the new car (runflat tyres are bloody expensive to replace).
It’s funny how attached to a car you can become, you rely on it so heavily without really realising it. And especially when you take good care of it and know its quirks it takes on a sort of personality of it’s own. I do miss the Fiesta a bit because it was a good bit of fun to drive and had a personality but it is nice to have something new and something I can be more proud of driving as well as a fun and comfortable car.
What car are you getting rid of and replacing it with?02/04/14 at 10:43 #216128
Mate, I totally sympathise. What car was it btw? Any Photos?
I have a 106 GTi that was the first car I ever purchased myself, but I know I should sell it soon as it’s needing a lot of maintenance, but I can’t bare to part with it. I used to bring both my kids’ home from hospital when they were born, I’ve been too all sorts of places in the UK with it, amusing trips to Alton Towers etc with friends, I did my first track day at Brands Hatch in it (it’s a bit modified), it’s been a part of my life for 9 years now. I also enjoy the surprise on the face of people in Golf GTi’s and Civic Type-R’s who think they can beat a little “boy-racers” Peugeot. I’ve actually beaten some pretty decent motors, but mostly as the drivers suck – but its fun showing them up. It’s my little go-kart!
That’s not me in the photo btw!!!02/04/14 at 11:05 #216131
Haha yeah I can imagine you embarrassing a few jumped up people with ‘sport’ versions of cars in that. A mate of mine did a similar thing with a Fiat Seicento, he threw a bigger engine in, removed all the weight and added bucket seats etc. and spent a fortune on it. Great little car that was and good fun. Until this happened to it – http://www.fiatforum.com/members-motors/255251-shoebox-1-2-16v-seicento-4.html#post2993570
I never did anything to my Fiesta. Most of the time I owned it was while I was at Uni so couldn’t afford to splash out on it so left it stock.
The replacement won’t be being messed with either. But I’m more than happy with it as it is.02/04/14 at 11:35 #216134
Yeah, I’ve surprised a few people. I can pretty much out-brake anything with my Gran Turismo Brembo GT kit…I had to buy 16 inch wheels just so the discs and callipers fit, and even then there’s only 1mm-2mm gap between the calliper and inside of the wheel! Sadly a set of discs sets me back about £300 though!
Blimey – your friend was lucky not to be seriously injured (assuming they weren’t)? Was a tidy motor before that. What happened – you can see fuel/oil on the road in the last picture, but I guess that could have been his?
Nice BMW…I’m thinking of getting a more sensible car – probably a slightly modified Bora. A personalised plate I see too on the Fezza…is an E18 a type of BMW? I’ve taken my ‘P1 LJY’ plate off mine ready for sale :(
I had a couple of Fiesta’s whilst owning my 106, I loved them – SO comfortable and mine were pretty reliable with the duratec engines.02/04/14 at 11:53 #216137
Haha nice one.
Yeah he had a few cuts and bruises but was largely ok. If he had a passenger they would have been seriously injured though. The worst thing that happened to him was because he swapped the engine there was no room for the battery so that lived in the boot. With no back seats in the car that came hurtling through the car and hit his arm which went a worrying shade if purpley-brown for a few weeks and was very tender. Was caused by diesel on the road, wasn’t driving stupid at all (he very rarely did). Nobody bothered to pull over and offer him assistance though apart from the woman whose house it was in front of who only came out to moan at him for being a boy racer and promptly got told to fuck off I believe.
Yeah the personalised plates have mad their way to the BMW now, cost a lot to do though. £80 to get them changed then insurance company charged my £17.50 for changing them!
Yeah BMW’s seem to have a subset of names for cars with E or F for newer ones. E18 is one of the older 3 series I think but don’t hold me to that, mines an 1 Series E87.
The E in the numberplate is redundant unfortunately, the 18 is because it was an 18th birthday present (3 years ago now!) and the ADW is my initials. Due to the odd ways it has to be formatted it needed a letter at the start and it had to be before N because you can’t use plates to make your car look newer and they were going on the Fiesta.
My fiesta was nice and comfortable but rolled horrendously. The BMW is a much nicer car to drive and having a load of gadgets and toys in it is good fun too, my favourite so far is lights in the door handles that then light the floor up so you don’t step in a puddle when you get in a car. They look great when you unlock the car and the the lower half of the door and the floor below glow (it does show up any spec of dirt though!).02/04/14 at 12:42 #216147
Ouch, bet that battery hurt!!!! Odd that people don’t stop, I’m the sort of person to stop if people have a flat tyre. I do it in the hope that someone would help me, or my wife, should we be in the same position!
Those lights sound pretty cool – my mind-set now though is that it’s just another thing to go wrong lol…I guess that’s since my car has needed so much maintenance of late! :)02/04/14 at 18:45 #216162
Ash, glad your mate was alright, I agree it’s pretty appalling that no one stopped and the woman across the road, what a bitch!! I can understand not everyone’s going to pull over when they see a car off the road but you’d think a couple would have stopped to help. Drivers eh, wankers! I like the BMW, the one is a lovely little car, amazing quality and great fun when you can muck about with the rear wheel drive a bit.
Youles, the 106 is equally lovely! Have you had it on the track much? It’d be a shame to get rid of that, surely it only needs to last another 15 years before your boy can have it? :)
My old car was a Polo, 3 completely pokeless cylinders and 55 horses when I got it, a few probably died off over the years haha. Still loved him though, he used to get about 40-45 to the gallon but that’s tailed off in the last two years which was a big thing as my commute is 50 miles each way. I’ve been lucky enough to replace him with the GTD on the left, the power in that is fairly overwhelming at the moment!
How do you embed the images? Obviously I’m useless at this!03/04/14 at 09:00 #216210
Nice motor the new Polos….I “borrowed” the old shape one from work once and managed to put a few miles on the tyres, and my colleague had the newer ones, not the GTD though – looks smart mate! :D
I’ve done a few tracks days – it’s perfect for that and surprises a lot of people. It’s not stupidly quick but it’s like a go-kart, you can throw it into corners as it’s lowered and you can out-brake faster cars going into corners. My mate who has an R33 Skyline said he had more fun in my car than in his! I would have like to have done more but it’s about £250 for the track day + fuel + my tyres are £100 each so it gets expensive! Would love to go to the Nurburgring since it would suit the car – more corners that straights – but doubt that’ll happen now.03/04/14 at 12:17 #216231
I stupidly took my girlfriends mini on a lap of the Nurburgring in 2010, we were supposed to get there for 9am but because of tunnel delays in roadworks we ended up arriving at 1pm, by which time it was rammed with 911 GT3s with bloody slicks on! I think taking the outside of the carousel at 70 whilst being undertaken by two GT3s and a nutcase on a bike was the scariest thing I’ve ever done! It’s out of my system now and I don’t think I’ll ever drive it again, I wouldn’t mind being a passenger with someone who knows what they’re doing though. And Youles, Gran Turismo doesn’t do the straights there justice, in a normal car they go seem to go on forever!!
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