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    Default lament from a (not) bored old-timer tinkerer

    The Porsche 911 needs tyres and front-end work, the Peugeot 306 s16 pocket rocket and Land Rover are awaiting parts, all the Dees are unregistered, so I'm reduced to using the SM to go to town.
    Jeez, life's tough in the country.
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    Not so tough really.....in my day I had to ride the cow to town.

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    they weren't sheep. You just forgot to shave your armpits

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    My old Dad used to tell us he had to roll up all the snow so he could mow the lawn and then lay it back down again...

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    Theres a 911 in Castlemaine...? That wasnt there when I was growing up there! Although theres that colourful 928 in Chewton....

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    I think even if I had a dozen registered cars .............. They'd all break at the same time leaving me stranded

    Haakon, does that mean there's a farm full of RO80's at castlemaine? Roger might be able to find himself an NSU RO80 to add to the collection of cars (every car collector needs another car that, especially one that's known to break constantly ).

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    I saw a Ro80 in Castlemaine not long after we moved here, and recently I ran into a guy in Bendigo who apparently has a number of them. I could be tempted but it would sorely strain the home front. I only just got away with the recently acquired GS Pallas parts car.
    Yes, the strangely decorated 928 in Chewton is quite odd, but doesn't cut it in this hot-rod town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lhs2.1 View Post
    I saw a Ro80 in Castlemaine not long after we moved here, and recently I ran into a guy in Bendigo who apparently has a number of them.
    Its very highly probable that the owner of that green Ro80, and that bloke in Bendigo, is my old man. Alas the Ro80 hasnt been out and about in some time.

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    I grew up in a Citroen dealer. The owner used to curse the Ro80 vehemently.

    And my dad had to walk to town. Uphill, both ways, through the snow.

    I drive a Mehari to town quite a bit. It hasn't suffered a mechanical failure since the boys grew up and went to college. Life is good.

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    Its times like this that the notion of being practical and sensible with ones transport choices seems like less of a good idea...

    Glad to hear there is an SM in Castlemaine. Its been home to lots of cool cars over the years. Unfortunatly there are a lot of brain dead meat heads driving hot rods as well...

    Thanksfully its a considerably more civilised place than when I left in 1994 - it was redneck central then and Dad developed a very thick skin driving an Ro80 with the numberplate "WANKEL". I got lots of grief for my Rover 2000TC too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    Its very highly probable that the owner of that green Ro80, and that bloke in Bendigo, is my old man. Alas the Ro80 hasnt been out and about in some time.
    First name Anthony? Can't read the surname but starts with W.
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    Oh yeah, forgot about him. No, not Dad, but they know each other of course!!

    Dad is usually seen these days around Castlemaine in a silver TF Magna wagon (not his fault, I found it cheap at the hail auctions)

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    that town has always had more than it's fair share of cars but i do agree on the underrepresentation of porsches. none i recall in the decade starting 1976, and i'ld have noticed ...
    Last edited by fnqvmuch; 30th November 2011 at 10:42 PM.

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    You know things are desperate when you're down to one usable car. I had a short period a couple of years ago where our only running and reliable car was the D. The CX was ill and the XM had spat the dummy over something.
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    The answer is obvious ... He needs to register a 'D' or 2 .... With possibly a 2cv hybrid as a backup car to those Rego is so simple these days with the excellent club registration scheme....... if you can hide the extra registration costs from your wife ( )

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    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lhs2.1 View Post
    First name Anthony? Can't read the surname but starts with W.
    roger
    If you want to chat Ro80s, this is what Dad looks like in case you spot him in town (not the guy in the suit).

    http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/...Start=5&page=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    Dad developed a very thick skin driving an Ro80 with the numberplate "WANKEL".
    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    If you want to chat Ro80s, this is what Dad looks like in case you spot him in town (not the guy in the suit).
    And not the young girl, either.

    I don't know what impresses me more: the fact that he put on his best hat to meet Fred, or the fact he drove around Castlemaine in an Ro80 with the numberplate "WANKEL".

    Roger

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    My old man has never taken a whole lot of notice of what other people think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    My old man has never taken a whole lot of notice of what other people think!
    I am impressed, Haakon! I think he is my new hero.

    Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    If you want to chat Ro80s, this is what Dad looks like in case you spot him in town (not the guy in the suit).

    http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/...Start=5&page=1
    Well, he shouldn't be too hard to sight. I'll tug his beard.
    roger

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    You can certainly try...

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