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Derek
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:15 pm    Post subject: "British Car Museum" Reply with quote

This week, I have mostly been in Hawke's Bay - mostly in back-to-back meetings. But one of them cancelled, so armed with little more than an hour and a work Yaris, I drove out to the sleepy seaside settlement of Haumoana to see a place I'd heard a lot about - the British Car Museum.

The front door seemed to be locked, but I spotted an old steering wheel on the wall with a handwritten sign saying to push the horn. As I gingerly pressed it, a large airhorn sounded somewhere in the building, and moments later the door swung open to reveal an old bloke in a mobility scooter.

My first question was - is this really the largest collection of British cars in the world? His rationale was that it wasn't 500 cars belonging to 500 people - they were all his. Lovely old sod, but clearly a bit eccentric. So I gave him my 10 bucks and went into this weird and wonderful grotto.

Essentially, it's one man's inability to stop buying old cars, and his further inability to sell any of them. He's filled this massive corrugated iron building to the roof - liderally. Some of the cars have stories, including complaints about the previous owners' failure to deliver what was promised.

Many of the vehicles are in poor repair, with dust, rust and mould taking over. There's also the dangers of squeezing through narrow passages between towering racks of wrecks dripping oil, while avoiding the various rugs and extension cords creeping across the floor. But this is very much a "take it as you find it" sort of place, so once you come to terms with that it's quite charming.

And here's the heartwarming story of that R40...
https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/84824651/englishman-gets-dying-wish-by-finding-home-for-his-classic-car-at-hawkes-bay-museum



























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Lord Sward
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FUCK ME!!!!!


Incidentally, where is that facelift red 75 from? Its looks like the dealer I worked for.
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Derek
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Sward wrote:
FUCK ME!!!!!


Incidentally, where is that facelift red 75 from? Its looks like the dealer I worked for.


I overheard him saying it came from Essex.
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Barry
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks GREAT.

Caper to New Zealand anyone?
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Lord Sward
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek wrote:
Lord Sward wrote:
FUCK ME!!!!!


Incidentally, where is that facelift red 75 from? Its looks like the dealer I worked for.


I overheard him saying it came from Essex.


Its a Newcastle plate.
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620bob
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's like a glorified scrap yard!
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Lord Sward
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you'd know.
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empsburna
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is quite the field report. Going to take a fair bit to topple this.
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620bob
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Sward wrote:
Well you'd know.


Ouch, that's harsh! To think I agreed with you the other day, about something or other, maybe.
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Ottertronic
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ignore him Bob, his bitter rage is something only he can TAKE BACK CONTROL of now.

This Kiwi museum, on the other hand, is DERANGED EXCELLENCE.
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GordonBennett
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Shocked

It's like the Atwell-Wilson museum, supercharged!

Fantastic Derek
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Giles
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody hell Derek!

I think that place sums up the phrase loved by your countrymen: "WORLD FAMOUS IN NEW ZEALAND"
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Nick Besonderes
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christ on a bike - that's wonderfully unhinged.

Kimberley looks almost like a perfectly normal car in that photo.
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marinast
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Series 2 NZ brochure and a German launch pack there.
Thatís the pack with the top spec Allegro fitted with Maxi wheel trimz (oddly not called the SS, canít think why...)
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5ivegearsinreverse
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marinast wrote:
Series 2 NZ brochure and a German launch pack there.
Thatís the pack with the top spec Allegro fitted with Maxi wheel trimz (oddly not called the SS, canít think why...)


They MISSED A TRICK there...
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Shergar
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is basically what will happen if Sward wins the lottery.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, where is the Shogun?
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Giles
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shergar wrote:
This is basically what will happen if Sward wins the lottery.


I think that's what happened when Sward worked in car sales.
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GordonBennett
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giles wrote:
Shergar wrote:
This is basically what will happen if Sward wins the lottery.


I think that's what happened when Sward worked in car sales.


I cannot spot a green S-Type ?
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Lord Sward
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alpine Green, son. And it belonged to that nice chap who owns Iceland.
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The Rabbi
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is quite possibly the greatest thing I have ever seen.
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Lord Sward
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SD1s still look GR8.
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empsburna
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even after thread visit 6 this is still excellent.
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