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The British are coming

 
 
Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2008 12:08 pm
look out for this lot

http://www.globalrally.org.uk/panama/html/overview.HTM

and please give a big wave to my friend Jenny and her husband in the 1960 austin healey 3000 car #6
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2008 12:20 pm
Good luck, Jenny and husband!!
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2008 12:23 pm
Very cool Steve.

Too far West for me to wave, but there are some A2Kers near the route.

RH
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High Seas
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2008 12:30 pm
Best wishes for success to Jenny and husband, Steve!

Loved the title to your thread, btw, and was relieved to see the British in question aren't driving through D.C. - last time that crew did, they burned down the White House, and we have enough problems as it is Smile
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2008 01:34 pm
And here i thought they were just breathing hard . . .
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2008 01:43 pm
If anyone watches the BBC show "TOP GEAR" they had a similar race across BOTSWANA across the Makghadighadi Pan and the KAlahari desert. Car doors were gone and the cars were always breaking down or getting stuck. I dont think that many of the British Leyland entries will be running at the end, or are they gonna tow the cars?
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2008 03:43 pm
Setanta wrote:
And here i thought they were just breathing hard . . .
....there's always one.....Smile

Thanks for your interest guys, seriously there is charity money involved, and a great deal of expense on behalf of the competitors, so I'm keen to drum up support here on A2K and generally in the US, if you wouldnt mind passing on the word.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2008 03:51 pm
farmerman wrote:
If anyone watches the BBC show "TOP GEAR" they had a similar race across BOTSWANA across the Makghadighadi Pan and the KAlahari desert. Car doors were gone and the cars were always breaking down or getting stuck. I dont think that many of the British Leyland entries will be running at the end, or are they gonna tow the cars?
no BL entries (some seriously expensive vintage cars)

1955 Jaguar XK140 DHC
1957 Jaguar XK140 DHC
1959 Austin Healey 3000Mk.1
1959 Austin Healey 3000Mk.1
1959 Aston Martin DB Mk.ll
1960 Austin Healey 3000Mk.1
1960 Rover P4 80
1961 Chevrolet Corvette
1961 Jaguar XK150 DHC
1964 Mercedes Pagoda 230SL
1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce
1968 Cortina Lotus Mk.2
1970 Mercedes Pagoda 280SL
1970 Aston Martin DB6 mk2
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2
1972 Lotus Elan + 2 130S
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2008 04:46 pm
I saw somewhere that Ta Ta motors bought Jaguar from Ford. I dont think any BMC car will make it either, They are notorious for fuel pump problems, elec problems , and circulatory systems. I can see driving in Mexico and the US desert in June, Oh Yeh.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2008 05:05 pm
farmerman wrote:
I saw somewhere that Ta Ta motors bought Jaguar from Ford. I dont think any BMC car will make it either, They are notorious for fuel pump problems, elec problems , and circulatory systems. I can see driving in Mexico and the US desert in June, Oh Yeh.
maybe thats why there are service vehicles 2006 Toyota Landcruiser 105 4x4 support 1998 Land Rover Discovery 4x4 support 1997 Land Rover Discovery - service crew.
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High Seas
 
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Reply Fri 18 Apr, 2008 11:29 am
Steve 41oo wrote:
Setanta wrote:
And here i thought they were just breathing hard . . .
....there's always one.....Smile

Thanks for your interest guys, seriously there is charity money involved, and a great deal of expense on behalf of the competitors, so I'm keen to drum up support here on A2K and generally in the US, if you wouldnt mind passing on the word.


What's Gordon Brown doing in DC? Poor man has been so eclipsed by the Pope (doesn't anyone coordinate these visits at the State Department?) that it's hard to get a TV camera to the British Embassy to cover the PM. Nevertheless we'll do our best for your friends, Steve, and post news here. Besides, I just discovered that (back in April 18, 1775) Paul Revere didn't really come up with your title - instead, he's believed to have called out: "The regulars are coming!"

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/map/map-day
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Izzie
 
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Reply Fri 18 Apr, 2008 11:57 am
<<<<<<<waves>>>>>>>>>> Very Happy
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Fri 18 Apr, 2008 01:26 pm
High Hi Seas

Who ever shouts the Regulators are Coming? Sounds like something naughty people in the city would run amok at.

And wavin back to you Izz...my you get around!


Seriously HS, Gordon was in DC to explain about Climate Change, Poverty and Terrorism. All subjects George dimly comprehends.
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High Seas
 
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Reply Fri 18 Apr, 2008 02:02 pm
Steve - if you're interested in rescuing another of your countrymen, look here for a side-splitting dialogue:

http://www.able2know.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=3200748#3200748

.....waving back to Izzie, maybe she wants to volunteer .....Very Happy
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Fri 18 Apr, 2008 02:17 pm
Seas High Hi

thanks but off now

decks to scrub before the sun is over the foremast

hey you are a vaguely nautical fellow, give us a hand before capn Izzwizz comes around
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High Seas
 
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Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2008 01:39 pm
The decks here quite scrubbed - and your friends are off tomorrow:

http://globalrally.org.uk/panamatoalaska/html/report_index.html
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Thu 1 May, 2008 09:55 am
Well it seems they are in Panama City, some without fuel, others without brake fluid, and non at the Ambassadors reception. but hey they got hats!

Lets hope there is no compass malfunction and some set off for Tierra del Fuega...or whatever its called. (I mean south)
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