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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:36 pm 
MacRetro rider
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How about a downward move, this very day in preperation for winter I just bought a...................................Microcar Virgo :lol:

WTF I hear you say, yes its a motorised tupperware box I can drive on my bike licence, yes its slow, yes it has no street cred but do I care ?
Not a jot, I'm a eccentric geeky bloke who does not like spending money, especially at the petrol pumps.

Least its not another Robin :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:45 pm 
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I had to look it up Velo, I didn't know a bike license could get you 4 wheels and a roof at the same time. Gets a decent right up for the niche that it serves and it looks a darn site better than a reliant.

http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/car-reviews/ca ... 03561.html

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Funny quotes:

If you can drive a dodgem, you can drive a Virgo. Except for that smashing into your closest neighbour bit.

The two-cylinder petrol engine is a 505cc four stroke, manufactured by Lombardini and utilises the same belt drive system that powerful snowmobiles use which results in a slightly elastic take up of power, exacerbated by the rubbery CVT gearbox.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:57 pm 
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Ever thought of taking a driving test Velo? It might widen your options somewhat.
If it's odd plastic cars with small engines you like, I know of a lovely Rochdale Olympic that's for sale. A very cool and quirky car which was the worlds first fibreglass monocoque.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:25 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Oooh, which one did you get Velo? Premier, Odyssey or Prestige? Petrol or Diesel? Got it yet?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:42 pm 
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Like the look of the Rochdale Olympic a lot :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:02 pm 
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ZZ, I have not decided if your taking the piss or not :?

All variants are basically the same but with a wee bit more spec at each level. Mines got plastic looky likey walnut trim and I dont get my paws on it for at least a week or more.

Cant be bothered taking the driving test, this microcar does all I want a vehicle to do. I dont like driving, cars dont excite me, I am not comfortable at speeds in excess of 50mph but I do want to get places public transport does not go.

In car obsessed Britain I'm a grade A weirdo but I'm also harmless :lol:


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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Genuinely interested velo, it's a wee bit out of the ordinary after all.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:38 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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velo i also have an interest in this
but i didn't post as i thought you'd think i was taking the piss

i too ,am not





at this moment


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:49 pm 
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I'd lost this from my computer when I got it mended
this is what my Buell sounds like :twisted:
Think Steve McQueen's film 'Bullitt'


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VIpJD31 ... playnext=1



Sound quality isn't great at times but bare with it.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:13 pm 
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Sadly no response yet to my invitation to be a passenger.

Even though I secretly hoped it was a Lola T70.


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