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Naranto
19th April 2004, 10:31 AM
TWO EVENTS FOLLOW

LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON GET TOGETHER

PUB MEAL AND A DRIVE TO BLAGDON LAKES.
For all those of us who fancy a drive out, how about getting together at the Blagdon Lake Visitors Centre for a chat or picnic. It is set in the grounds of an old Victorian Pumping station. There are also some great walks, something for the kids and you can feed the fish!

Parking was free, and informal. It's open from 2pm till 6pm, so would be ideal for an afterlunch get together.

Description from their web site:
This summer, why not enjoy a peaceful afternoon in the beautiful surroundings of Blagdon Pumping Station and Visitor Centre. Whether your interests lie in science, history or the environment there's so much to enjoy. Inside, the centre is packed with exhibits and hands-on displays as well as a room dedicated to the charity WaterAid where you can have a go on a working hand pump. Best of all, the giant beam engine will be turning...just like it has done for almost 100 years. Outside we have acres of space for picnics and a chance to wander our nature trail. You might even get a chance to feed some of our 20,000 trout on site.

Details can be found here
http://www.bristolwater.co.uk/leisure/index.htm

The drive to the pumping station is through some stunning countryside and its close to the main A roads.

It's open every Sunday so how about the 16th May?

[1] Naranto
[2]
[3] ETC.


BRISTOL CAR SHOW

Sunday 13 June 2004
Durdham Down, Bristol.

In aid of Bernardos.
Entry fee 5 payble to Bernardos.
Chance to get together and help a charity. Lots of cars old and new. You must pre-book. PM me and I will send you a copy of the entry form as a PDF.
1) Naranto2)
3)
ETC.

Big Nev
19th April 2004, 02:30 PM
Dave,
definately up for a 'lazy' sunday meet on the 16th.
No can do for the Bristol Motor show as it clashes with my TSSC 'Brean Beach Party' which i organise.
The Motor show has been moved a week forwards :(


Lazy sunday meet,May 16th

[1] Naranto
[2] Nev
[3]
[4]

Munki
19th April 2004, 03:09 PM
I just went to the site of the Blagdon Lake Visitor's Centre and nearly wet myself laughing when I saw the front page of the site.

Bearing in mind that Nev is going to be there on the 16th May....:cheesy:
http://www.bristolwater.co.uk/gifs/leisure/sundays2004.jpg

Anyway that aside I'm up for that

Lazy sunday meet,May 16th

[1] Naranto
[2] Nev
[3] Munki & Mrs Munki
[4]

How about a pub lunch before the meet though?

Big Nev
19th April 2004, 06:07 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
:lol: :lol: :lol:


A pub lunch beforehands sounds good.

Rob Sandey
20th April 2004, 02:17 AM
Lazy sunday meet,May 16th

[1] Naranto
[2] Nev
[3] Munki & Mrs Munki
[4] Billie and Rob S.

Pub lunch, where :-?? we'll be in it :wink:

Bristol Car Show 13th June

[1] Naranto
[2] Billie and Rob S.

Naranto
20th April 2004, 06:18 AM
There is always the Burrington Inn, Burrington Coomb. Not particularly pretty as pubs go but serves very good food at a reasonable price (also welcomes youngsters) and you can use the excuse/reason that it is ideally placed for any gardening requirements - it is right next to a garden centre :P


If you are all up for it I will try and book soem tables closer to the date.

Matthew
20th April 2004, 06:54 AM
Lazy sunday meet, May 16th:
[1] Naranto
[2] Nev
[3] Munki & Mrs Munki
[4] Billie and Rob S.
[5] Matthew
[6]
[7]

Bristol Car Show 13th June:
[1] Naranto
[2] Billie and Rob S.

Naranto
22nd April 2004, 09:08 AM
It was suggested we hold the pub meet at 'The Blagdon Inn' as it has a much larger car park, great pub food and overlooks the valley .

Also the pub owner is a bit of a car enthusiast. I will drive out this weekend and have a nose.
Lazy sunday meet, May 16th:
[1] Naranto & family
[2] Nev
[3] Munki & Mrs Munki
[4] Billie and Rob S.
[5] Matthew
[6] Martin & family
[7]

Alex
22nd April 2004, 12:42 PM
Lazy sunday meet, May 16th:
[1] Naranto & family
[2] Nev
[3] Munki & Mrs Munki
[4] Billie and Rob S.
[5] Matthew
[6] Martin & family
[7] Alex

Paco
23rd April 2004, 05:46 AM
Did someone mention a pub lunch?
:cheesy:
Lazy sunday meet, May 16th:

[1] Naranto & family
[2] Nev
[3] Munki & Mrs Munki
[4] Billie and Rob S.
[5] Matthew
[6] Martin & family
[7] Alex
[8] Paco and Family


(and yes we do still have a Saab to bring.... :wink: suppose I'll have to clean it :( )

Naranto
23rd April 2004, 08:07 AM
Paco, don't worry this is 'bring it, no need to clean it' type of meet. :cheesy:

Can we make it to double figures?

1] Naranto & family
[2] Nev
[3] Munki & Mrs Munki
[4] Billie and Rob S.
[5] Matthew
[6] Martin & family
[7] Alex
[8] Paco and Family
[9]
[10]
[11]
[12]

For anyone thinking of attending the Bristol Show, Sunday 13 June at Durdham Down, in aid of Barnardos, here is a link to the order form.

http://www.hawkshead.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bernardos.pdf

Fred
24th April 2004, 09:25 AM
Can we make it to double figures?

1] Naranto & family
[2] Nev
[3] Munki & Mrs Munki
[4] Billie and Rob S.
[5] Matthew
[6] Martin & family
[7] Alex[/quote]
[8] Paco and Family
[9] Fred & Eleanor
[10]
[11]
[12]

Alanb
24th April 2004, 02:08 PM
Can we make it to double figures?
YES

1] Naranto & family
[2] Nev
[3] Munki & Mrs Munki
[4] Billie and Rob S.
[5] Matthew
[6] Martin & family
[7] Alex[/quote]
[8] Paco and Family
[9] Fred & Eleanor
[10] Alanb
[11]
[12]

heli-saaber
24th April 2004, 02:32 PM
.... and even more .....

[1] Naranto & family
[2] Nev
[3] Munki & Mrs Munki
[4] Billie and Rob S.
[5] Matthew
[6] Martin & family
[7] Alex[/quote]
[8] Paco and Family
[9] Fred & Eleanor
[10] Alanb
[11] David [& Susi - maybe]
[12]
[13]

If anyone fancies a look at some old helicopters we could take a run to the Helicopter Museum at W-s-M - the biggest collection of rotary wing aircraft in Europe! - not far from Blagdon. If enough people are interested I could negotiate a group entry fee and would be happy to provide a narrated tour, including the restoration hangar and "boneyard", neither of which is usually open to the public. There's also a cafe and plenty of parking space. www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

Naranto
24th April 2004, 03:18 PM
Dear Heli-Saaber

The helicoptor museum sounds a great idea - perhaps we can spoil members in this area and do it on another day?

If so put my name down.

Rob Sandey
24th April 2004, 04:57 PM
And mine, I'll do my upmost to attend anything in the SW :wink: :cheesy:

Matthew
24th April 2004, 06:42 PM
I'd be up for the whirlycopter thing too :cheesy:

Alanb
24th April 2004, 07:33 PM
And me too!

Alanb

heli-saaber
25th April 2004, 06:55 AM
Sounds as though we have a quorum - something about big things growing from little seeds (but I'm not a literary genius so can't remember the exact quotation!).

I'm going to start a new thread for a meet in the W-s-M area over the weekend of Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th July, which just happens to coincide with this year's annual "Weston-super-Helidays" event on the Beach Lawns. There will be a W-s-H website soon and I'll post whatever links I can find .

There's a small entrance fee (last year it was 2 for adults) for the event and there will be around 50 "live and working" helicopters parked on the Lawns, with crews from all over Europe. Everything from a Chinook or a MH-53E (Super Stallion) to Robinson R22s. An area of the beach (hard sand, tide doesn't get to all of it!) is set aside for parking and I might, just might, be able to rope off a "Saabs-only area". We do have to pay to park but it's not going to break the bank. Profits from the w/e are shared between local charities and the Museum. Sounds as though a "Saturday evening cruise" is on the cards?????

Edited later : see http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29133

Naranto
25th April 2004, 09:35 AM
Decided to drive over to Blagdon Sunday morning to check out the pub meet location.
IT IS CALLED THE NEW INN.

Link to pub and map is here:
http://www.blagdon.org/blagdon/blag_bus/entries/TheNewInn/theNewInn.htm


Here are directions:

FOR PUB MEET
If approaching from the Churchill end (A38) it is the other side of the village.
Look for a pub on your right hand side called 'The Live and Let Live'.
Turn left here into Church Road. Sign says 'Inn'.
Proceed along this narrow road for about 500 yards.
The 'NEW INN' is on your right. Breathtaking views, outdoor seating and good size.

We were unable to stay on Sunday, so I will give it another visit this week, check the menus and speak to the landlord.

FOR BLAGDON LAKE PUMPING STATION
If approaching from the Churchill end (A38) it is near the centre of the village.
Just past The Queen Adelaide pub...
look for Blagdon Village Club on your left - it is on a 90 degree right hand up hill bend!
Turn left here (Station Road)and proceed down the hill till the road flattens out .
Entrance to the Pumping Station is on your left

Naranto
7th May 2004, 06:12 AM
IMPORTANT: PUB MEET UPDATE
16TH MAY- LAZY SUNDAY GET TOGETHER FOR BLAGDON LAKES.

OK everything has now been booked!

I have spoken to the Burrington Inn, Burrington Combe who have put a room aside for us for Sunday 16th at 12.30ish. They can take us all!

Burrington Inn (www.burringtoninn.co.uk)

They have a wide selection of food to suite all tastes and welcome children.

Please can everyone let me know numbers by Saturday 15th so enough tables and chairs can be prepared.

The Inn is next door to a garden centre. I suggest we all try and park next to the Inn - to the right as you look at it.

Please do not hesitate to email me if you ahve any questions or wish to cancel.

Naranto
12th May 2004, 08:06 AM
Following a few enquiries, just to let everyone know, the Burrington Inn does accept Credit Cards.

Should be a great day. If you are a little further afield, Big Nev has offered his place as an overnight 'stop' (many thanks Nev for the offer) - see

The Lounge
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29865

Rob Sandey
12th May 2004, 04:15 PM
Sorry have to pull out something unavoidable has come up. :o

Naranto
13th May 2004, 10:04 AM
Sorry to read you cannot make it Rob. Maybe we shall meet later in the year.

Still plenty of space available for lunch and afternoon drive, if anyone out there fancies a bit of countryside and looking at a Beam engine, that is so large it fits in a three storey building - just!

:D

Big Nev
13th May 2004, 06:12 PM
The weather forecast for Sunday is Bright,warm,and plenty of Sunshine 8)

Paco
14th May 2004, 06:19 AM
:-? I'm still hoping to make it, but a surprise visit from Scottish chums may well put the kybosh on our plans, it depends how quickly we can kick them out of the house on Sunday, but I fear we'll struggle.

Don't count on us as far as places at lunch are concerned... :cry:

Naranto
14th May 2004, 06:28 AM
Paco, Bring them along - the more the merrier.

Anyway you can impress them with a short walk to a rock cleft(?) about 50 yards from the Inn. Why?

Well I will let you all know later today, unless of course our American friends can tell me :-??

Naranto
14th May 2004, 11:28 AM
Burrington Coombes' place in (American) history.

In the 1776 a preacher by the name of Augustus Toplady was travelling through Burrington, preaching as he went. One night a BAD thunder storm caught him out while he was walking through the coombe. He took santuary in a crack in the rock, and was so inspired by the scene he decided to write a hymn..... 'Rock of Ages'

You can listen to it here:
http://www.cgmusic.com/cghymnal/others/r/rockofages.htm

Naranto
14th May 2004, 03:55 PM
Anyone local to Bristol who fancies a drive to the pub in convoy and give the locals a sight of some real motors :lol: , may I suggest we meet in the car park of the Kings Arms (small roundabout facing Compucentres headquarters) on junction with Headley Park Road, on the A38 Bridgwater Road at 12 noon. Leaving at 12.10.

Naranto
15th May 2004, 05:06 PM
LAST CALL FOR OUR LAZY SUNDAY GET TOGETHER.

Either email me or call on 01275 836222 before 9.30am on Sunday.

We still have plenty of room available at the Inn (heard that somewhere before ) so don't miss out!

Sales pitch over!

Munki
16th May 2004, 07:58 AM
Damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn...I'm not going to be able to make it.

I set off and about 4 miles into the journey I got the SID message "Low Coolant Level". A quick look under the bonnet revealed that the hose from the block to the heater matrix has a hole in it...water every where...:cry:

Hope you have a good one...I'm off to my local to get smashed 8)

Naranto
16th May 2004, 03:19 PM
Can I say a big thanks to all those who attended this event. Hope you all enjoyed the 'lazy' day.
We had 15 cars there, though we did miss Paco & Co and Mr & Mrs Munki! I have tried to remember all the names, but apologies for those I forgot - it's my age you know!

Here are a few pics. If you would like higher resolution copies, send me a PM.
An honorable mention to Fred and David! who both travelled a fair distance to be here.

Thanks again

Naranto

Sentinel, Heli-Saaber, Fred
http://www.hawkshead.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/lazy1.jpg

Paul, Matthew, Mrs Naranto
http://www.hawkshead.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/lazy2.jpg

Mrs Jamsaab, Naranto (I'm taking teh pic), AlanS
http://www.hawkshead.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/lazy3.jpg

?, Alex, The Beetlebrox's
http://www.hawkshead.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/lazy4.jpg

Big Nev, David!, Martin of Jamsaab
http://www.hawkshead.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/lazy5.jpg

Fred
16th May 2004, 03:27 PM
Dave,
Big thanks for setting it up, Enjoyed ourselves. and cracking weather.
It wasn't that far, although that side of bristol is still a foreign country.
Must get back to BarBQ now.
Fred

nutcase
16th May 2004, 03:29 PM
Looks like you had a great day! I would have loved to have made it as I'd like to meet Martin. But alas too busy :(

Zaphod Beeblebrox
16th May 2004, 03:49 PM
Great to see and meet everyone. Thanks to Naranto for organising it all. It was a fantastic day. See you at the Bristol Car Show and at the event in Weston-Super-Mare.

Chris and Doreen
aka Mr and Mrs Beeblebrox

Rhino2.3t
16th May 2004, 04:05 PM
ooh stop it everyone :D you all had a great time and i was in weston washing and polishing the fiat :-? for its new owner to be.....

just wait til i get another SAAB *drools and cries at the same time*

Matthew
16th May 2004, 04:33 PM
Saab meets seem to defy the law of probabilities. It seems that every one of them is fabulous, so surely we must be due for disappointment sometime? Maybe so, but this Lazy Sunday meet continued the pattern of magical meets.

Thanks to Naranto for organising it, the weather for being perfect (but no thanks whatsoever to the sun for barbecuing the back of my neck :evil:), to the people for being good company...

Three photos of the view across the lake and surrounding countryside:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2302.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2304.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2305.jpg

In the carpark of the Burrington Inn, getting ready to set off to see the Beam Engine at Blagdon:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2307.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2308.jpg

Four photos taken from my car (by me while driving :nono; :roll:) of the convoy to Blagdon:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2309.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2310.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2311.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2312.jpg

Naranto's gleaming 99T, as featured in Retro Cars:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2313.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2326.jpg

My 1988 900 T16 2dr:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2315.jpg

Gus's (forgive me if I have remebered your name incorrectly) Le Mans Blue LPT:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2316.jpg

A purposeful looking 9-3 Viggen:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2318.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2323.jpg

Martin's ex-Saab press fleet 99T, in spotless condition:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2325.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2317.jpg

Martin's rare 99 EMS:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2328.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2330.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2331.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2332.jpg

The Beam Engine:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2336.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2337.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2338.jpg

Every Beam Engine came with an impressive toolkit ;)
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2340.jpg

I still don't know which around this photo's supposed to be!
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2341.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2344.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2347.jpg

I can see the ice cream van from here! Hey look, they serve 99s! 8)
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2348.jpg

The Beam Engine was able to shift 7.5 million gallons of water every day :o :o The scale on this gauge reads to 10...
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2350.jpg

Organising the group photo, with the cars in an arc:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2351.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2352.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2353.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2355.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2356.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2358.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2359.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2360.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2362.jpg

A few of the lake pictures I took after the meet:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2367.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2368.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2369.jpg

Find your own road? ;)
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2370.jpg

Edited 'cos I got the captions for Naranto's 2dr 99T and Martin's 3dr 99T the wrong way around.

kevitree
16th May 2004, 05:02 PM
Cracking photos shame we couldn't bring along the new car but thought it best if it was taxed first!!

Glad to see you had a good meet

Rhino2.3t
16th May 2004, 05:12 PM
one good reason for a set of saabcentral tradeplates :wink:

garry
16th May 2004, 05:37 PM
Great cars, great photo's and a grand day out!

Nice array of 99's

SenTineL
16th May 2004, 05:38 PM
A big thanks to David for organising everything, especially the glorious weather! 8)

It was a fun day out!

Phil.

Four photos taken from my car (by me while driving :nono; :roll:) of the convoy to Blagdon:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2309.jpg

Impressive! Especially as that road gets quite narrow in places - usually as you reach a blind bend :D

Big Nev
16th May 2004, 05:41 PM
Cracking day,cracking photos.

Thanks to Naranto for organising it 8) 8)

That beam engine was impressive to say the least,operating virtually silently,although using electricity to power it these days,not coal

The 27ton flywheel calmly rotating at 17rpm......each cam having it's own oil drip tray.Marvellous stuff

Great to meet new people too

Alex
16th May 2004, 05:44 PM
An excellent day out with fine weather to match. Some of the locals round Blagdon seemed rather bemused when the convoy of Saabs made its way down to the pumping station.

Thanks to Matthew for bringing the Frisbee along as well :cheesy: :cheesy:

David!
16th May 2004, 06:18 PM
Thank you for a great day out. Very nice to meet a few new faces. A 304 mile round trip for me :evil: Though I did manage 33MPG over all.

heli-saaber
16th May 2004, 07:06 PM
Sentiments fully concurred - a brilliant afternoon in good company at a "place with a difference" - thanks David (Naranto) for the organisation!! What a treat to see the two 99Ts and the 99 EMS. Makes me want one even more (a 99T or an EMS or both!).

See you all at (a) the National or (b) the next West Country meet in July at Weston-super-Mare - see the thread on the Events pages. Happy Saabing. David.

PS: heard in the car park of the pub as we drove out in convoy: "looks as though there's a Saab club meeting going on!". Observant - considering nothing but Saabs had driven past him for the previous 5 minutes!

Paco
17th May 2004, 06:13 AM
Looks like you had a great time, good turn out too!

Hopefully we'll make the next meet.... :roll:

Munki
17th May 2004, 06:59 AM
Certainly looks like I missed a good one :roll: However I consoled myself by getting legless on cider in the beer garden of my local.

Just called the stealership and the replacement hose is going to be 30.42....Bargain :evil:

Dave B
17th May 2004, 03:03 PM
Have to agree that looked like a top day out! Hope the July meet is just as good!!!

gus900
18th May 2004, 10:10 AM
Whoo-hoo 1st post! I guess now that I've been on a Saabista outing I should stop lurking in these forums :D Thanks to all who organised the day, I had a gret time. And I had this funny feeling I was being gatso'd driving back, but it was just Matthew taking photos of my rear-end. Is that smoke coming out of my black aero or what (see photo above)? I think I should be told.
Cheers,
gus

nutcase
18th May 2004, 10:40 AM
Welcome aboard Gus :) And I don't think there's any need to worry, it looks like some mud on Matthew's (usually clean!) windscreen.

Naranto
18th May 2004, 11:22 AM
Welcome Gus

Glad you enjoyed the day and I have to agree with Nutcase that's the remnnnts of a flying object!

Take a look at the events forum as there are two other days planned.- The Bristol Car Show and Heli-Saabers Weston/Helicoptor event.

Matthew
18th May 2004, 11:32 AM
Hi Gus, glad we weren't such a scary bunch of Saab geeks afterall and that you've registered on the site! ;)

The crud marks on the photo are indeed remnants of once healthy living insects. Seems I've swapped the harsh salt grot of Winter roads for the airborne carnage and spot-welded insect of Summer.

Naranto
18th May 2004, 12:13 PM
Matthew

Do you realise what would have went through the insects mind as he hit your screen.



His a*rse. :cheesy: :cheesy: :lol: :o

Zaphod Beeblebrox
18th May 2004, 12:49 PM
....and a bird managed to 6r4p on our wind deflector on the way home. Excellent shot though, to have got a direct hit at speed. Must have been Guy Mitchell in a previous life.
:cheesy:

Zaphod Beeblebrox
19th May 2004, 01:39 PM
Did anyone else notice that in the blurb, that those steam engines had a maximum output of 170bhp? As Naranto said, try putting them under your bonnet :D :D :D

Matthew
19th May 2004, 03:04 PM
And they pump 107 gallons of water per stroke :o :o :o :o

bohtak
20th May 2004, 05:16 AM
i love the look of naranto's car. did it came out in another magazine other than retro cars?..don't quite remember which one

Naranto
20th May 2004, 05:33 AM
bohtak

Thanks for your kind comment. I took some other pictures at the 'Retro' get together (april issue) which you may find of interest:-

http://www.saabscene.co.uk/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/4/198.html

and it you can get hold of Classic Cars October 2001,
Practical Classics January 2002, you will find the car featured.