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New series started tonight, loved it 10/10 from me
Dads cars very poignant and so many truths i could relate too
And, paddy is shouting less, Flintoff is more at ease and Chris Harris is a very good driver imo
 

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New series started tonight, loved it 10/10 from me
Dads cars very poignant and so many truths i could relate too
And, paddy is shouting less, Flintoff is more at ease and Chris Harris is a very good driver imo
It was very good - I loved the 'dad car' section.

Interestingly, my dad has never owned a car.

He's an old-school, socialist Scouser, docker - believes public transport should be free - I think I *may* have over-compensated for his lack of a car over the years. :D
 

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Cracking show. My dad had - what would now be - a cracking selection of cars on and off - a mk2 cortina, mk3 cortina, 2 mk4s, one a ghia (pale blue metallic with a dark blue vinyl roof and blue velour upholstery), a humber sceptre. He then went on to Vauxhall’s and apart from a couple of novas it descended into astras and a meriva !!

I loved the reminiscing - i used to take my lad out just for “a drive”. We’d bang a rock mix tape on the wireless and just bez about for an hour. Burning hydrocarbons just for the hell of it
 

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Glad I wasn't a presenter. My dad had a Simca 1100, ex police metro and a Talbot Avenger Estate. Would have been embarrassing IF they could find any of those still left!
 

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The dads car bit was a bit raw for me, my father died last Tuesday. He always had different cars, when he met my Mother she said he had one suit nothing in the fridge but the best car on the street. He had Buicks,Oldsmobiles, Chevys, Traction Avants, a DS19 which Eagle Star refused to insure claiming its was dangerous, a BSA Scout,(look it up) Rovers, Jaguar XK120, Cortinas Escorts, Shark nose Opel Manta, Audi 100LS, Audi 80, Jetta, Renault 9, a Dauphine, various Bedford and Thames vans, His first brand new car was a Victor 101, he said it is quite possibly the worst car he had ever driven in the wet, he sold it after two weeks. His last car was a 1303 and he had a Beetle in the garage that he tinkered with

When I was 16 we went looking for my first car and went to look at a Beetle, where he casually mentioned that he had fixed various Kubelwagens in the war (he was a German conscript, who later was a POW and then drove a Churchill tank for the British). He was on the overhaul team after the Bismarck had its sea trials. So he was tampering with Air-cooled VW's before anybody on this board. We used to go to shows, he particularly liked Stonor, not many knew his name but most were very nice to him, Luke T, Dan Simpson, John Daniel, Max M, amongst others.

Not sure why I am writing this as I shed a tear, but one thing I have learned in the last few days, as your parents get older, become difficult and cantankerous, try to spend more not less time with them, otherwise you don't know what you had until it is gone.

RIP Dominik...
 

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The dads car bit was a bit raw for me, my father died last Tuesday. He always had different cars, when he met my Mother she said he had one suit nothing in the fridge but the best car on the street. He had Buicks,Oldsmobiles, Chevys, Traction Avants, a DS19 which Eagle Star refused to insure claiming its was dangerous, a BSA Scout,(look it up) Rovers, Jaguar XK120, Cortinas Escorts, Shark nose Opel Manta, Audi 100LS, Audi 80, Jetta, Renault 9, a Dauphine, various Bedford and Thames vans, His first brand new car was a Victor 101, he said it is quite possibly the worst car he had ever driven in the wet, he sold it after two weeks. His last car was a 1303 and he had a Beetle in the garage that he tinkered with

When I was 16 we went looking for my first car and went to look at a Beetle, where he casually mentioned that he had fixed various Kubelwagens in the war (he was a German conscript, who later was a POW and then drove a Churchill tank for the British). He was on the overhaul team after the Bismarck had its sea trials. So he was tampering with Air-cooled VW's before anybody on this board. We used to go to shows, he particularly liked Stonor, not many knew his name but most were very nice to him, Luke T, Dan Simpson, John Daniel, Max M, amongst others.

Not sure why I am writing this as I shed a tear, but one thing I have learned in the last few days, as your parents get older, become difficult and cantankerous, try to spend more not less time with them, otherwise you don't know what you had until it is gone.

RIP Dominik...
Think there may be a couple more shedding a tear reading that mate. Thankyou for sharing
 

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The dads car bit was a bit raw for me, my father died last Tuesday. He always had different cars, when he met my Mother she said he had one suit nothing in the fridge but the best car on the street. He had Buicks,Oldsmobiles, Chevys, Traction Avants, a DS19 which Eagle Star refused to insure claiming its was dangerous, a BSA Scout,(look it up) Rovers, Jaguar XK120, Cortinas Escorts, Shark nose Opel Manta, Audi 100LS, Audi 80, Jetta, Renault 9, a Dauphine, various Bedford and Thames vans, His first brand new car was a Victor 101, he said it is quite possibly the worst car he had ever driven in the wet, he sold it after two weeks. His last car was a 1303 and he had a Beetle in the garage that he tinkered with

When I was 16 we went looking for my first car and went to look at a Beetle, where he casually mentioned that he had fixed various Kubelwagens in the war (he was a German conscript, who later was a POW and then drove a Churchill tank for the British). He was on the overhaul team after the Bismarck had its sea trials. So he was tampering with Air-cooled VW's before anybody on this board. We used to go to shows, he particularly liked Stonor, not many knew his name but most were very nice to him, Luke T, Dan Simpson, John Daniel, Max M, amongst others.

Not sure why I am writing this as I shed a tear, but one thing I have learned in the last few days, as your parents get older, become difficult and cantankerous, try to spend more not less time with them, otherwise you don't know what you had until it is gone.

RIP Dominik...
My condolences mate. :hug:
 

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Another cracking episode.

Gotta love a Bond car. :D

And that electric offroader! :eek:

The jet pack was cool too. :D

These three are doing well. :)
 

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I agree great viewing again

I'm also loving the renault lovers slating TG for supposedly destroying 3 classics ?!
Some cars are never destined to be a classic and a R11 is one of them
 

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This week was good as well, missed on Sunday so got o the iplayer yesterday.
The new Defender............it was never going to compare really was it.
Didn't realise that Merc completelly redid the G wagon but kept the same look, that makes them so much cooler!
 

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Just checked, only four episodes this series!

“Top Gear series 30 will be ending next weekend leaving viewers gutted. During last night's show (March 28), host Paddy McGuinness announced the final episode of the series will air next Sunday (April 4). However, fans were gutted as the series has only aired for four episodes.”
 

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Did you see the tribute to Sabine also ? What a lovely lovely lady. She always seemed so full of joy and life. She’ll be sadly missed
 
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