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    Posted: 13 Sep 2022 at 22:05
So I was going through my garage at the weekend as it's gotten into a sithole (more on that in another thread!). I found a box of old photos and there was one of my first car, which was interesting to say the least,  I thought I'd start a thread on what your early cars and bikes where.
First car LOL

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Second car because the first one got too much attention and near killed me!


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nova kit car , i think it’s been reincarnated in the states now as the stirling 


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Right first time! Clap
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My first car was only a 67 Hillman Minx LOL, first road bike on the road on my 16 th birthday was a 1970 BSA Starfire 250.Smile
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I bet you wish you still had both?! 
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Hillman was ok , but the Starfire was so unreliable engine wise , passed my test and bought a 69 Bonneville , now that’s the one I should of kept .Cry
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Mk3 escort two door estate in white, I fitted rs alloys with an rs1600 front spoiler, lowered it and fitted an Ashley full system with Webber carb and k&n, I got a 5 speed box out of an xr3 fitted and drove the wheels off of it, pretty much lived in it, I remember getting through 7 sets of brake pads in 3 years.
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Mine was a 2.0 litre dark blue Capri with a janspeed exhaust (proper loud)
Wanted a 3.0 litre but couldn’t afford one as they were twice the price Cry
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Just to lower the tone then, I give you...........................................an Austin A35 Van (converted with rear seat and side windows)LOL

First bike was an old 125cc Bantam D1 which was on it's last legs when I bought it for 30 s (that's £1.50 for you kiddies) back when I just turned 13 years old.

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Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

Mk3 escort two door estate in white, I fitted rs alloys with an rs1600 front spoiler, lowered it and fitted an Ashley full system with Webber carb and k&n, I got a 5 speed box out of an xr3 fitted and drove the wheels off of it, pretty much lived in it, I remember getting through 7 sets of brake pads in 3 years.

Hahaha, the things we used to be able to do to our cars! My lad is 19 and if he so much as put a stripe down the side of his car it would invalidate his insurance! Confused
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Originally posted by stitchmilie stitchmilie wrote:

Mine was a 2.0 litre dark blue Capri with a janspeed exhaust (proper loud)
Wanted a 3.0 litre but couldn’t afford one as they were twice the price Cry

When I had a triumph 2500S my mate had a gold Capri 3.0L Ghia, it used to spin like a top around a wet roundabout, he swapped it for a 3.0L S, same LOL
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The car I learned to drive in,


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My first bike


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When I had a triumph 2500S my mate had a gold Capri 3.0L Ghia, it used to spin like a top around a wet roundabout, he swapped it for a 3.0L S, same LOL
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Yeh the back end was a bit lively in the wet but great fun trying to slip it around wet bends Wink
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My first bike was a Honda cb100n (glad I don’t have a photo Embarrassed)
Quickly followed by a Honda mbx125f, felt like a proper bikeSmile
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Originally posted by stitchmilie stitchmilie wrote:

My first bike was a Honda cb100n (glad I don’t have a photo Embarrassed)
Quickly followed by a Honda mbx125f, felt like a proper bikeSmile

When I was learning, everyone in my group were using the training centre CG125's and they were dead slow 4 strokes,  my little 2 stroke 100 left them for dead! Come test day though I had to use one cuz every time I braked on the Yam the indicator stopped working! What a crap bike that Honda was though, the examiner came past me waving to go faster but the damn thing wouldn't! Thumbs Down
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Even though the mbx was a four stroke it was pretty fast for a little 125, kept up with my mates on an rd125lc and an rg125 Walter wolf no problem, we must of done thousands of miles on them little things terrorising our local roads LOL
I my day the examiner was on foot and stood on a corner and watched you pass bye, could of fallen off round the corner and he wouldn’t of known Big smile oh happy days !
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On bikes my first was an mtx125 then a kdx125, I bought my first big bike in 91 while I still had the kdx which was my gpz1000rx that I still own, I didn’t pass my part two until 94 though and I didn’t ride the rx in all that time officer 😁.
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Originally posted by stitchmilie stitchmilie wrote:

I my day the examiner was on foot and stood on a corner and watched you pass bye, could of fallen off round the corner and he wouldn’t of known Big smile oh happy days !


I remember those days,you just drove a course around town and never knew when the b*gger would observe or jump out in front of you for the emergency stop.

I failed the bike test on that first time round,he also said I went through a red traffic light !     I know I didn't because there were only the one set of lights in town and both times I approached the junction the lights were amber and I stopped both times.  Barsteward Angry   Mind you he didn't like me or the stripped down to a skeleton frame,modded Lambretta I was riding,I think the expansion box was a little loud for him first thing in the morning.

Sailed through the repeat test though and my car test  with him shortly afterwards.

Things were so much simpler back then
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