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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:08 pm 
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Cars and guitars,

Always loved cars, and I've had quite a few - hot hatches in my younger years, but more recently a few Honda Crx's and a couple of Talbot Sunbeams. I also help out servicing for a few Historic rally teams.

Guitars have been an on off thing, currently on, and I have 9 :oops: plus a couple of amps. Even after playing since the age of 7 (25 years) I'm not very good!!

Surprises me how many cyclists are into cars. The person who recommended this site to me is also a car fan.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:36 pm 
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NickD wrote:
Surprises me how many cyclists are into cars. The person who recommended this site to me is also a car fan.


I guess it is a matter of some good and clean engineering at the end of a day.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:49 pm 
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Warhammer 40000 figure painting,never got into the whole 'standing around a table playing battles for hours' bit,but i really liked painting them,not blowing my own trumpet but im pretty good at it too,local shop always buys my figures for their glass display cabinet.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:40 pm 
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Location: 62A/K
For me?

Wakeboarding, Kites, Polo, Skydiving, Sailing.

Nowt like some expensive hobbies...


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Location: Moomin Valley
I used to be an audiophile until recently - cant be bothered now - ipod and some decent headphones are about all I need.

One of the most expensive systems I had:

2 x Krell FPB350M (£13,995 each)

Wilson Watt 'Puppies' (£24,995 a pair)

TAG McLaren DVD32R (£5195)

Absolute bonkers stuff - didnt pay retail as I cheated by being 'in the business' at the time.

other stuff I've owned:

JBL 4333B - £4995 in 1978!

TAG McLaren AV192R (£11,995).


Currently just run an AV32R prototype, Cambridge Audio power amps (not the current stuff - mid 80's), and my faithfull Mission 753 speakers.

I still dabble, sourcing stuff for friends now and again.

Also cars - blew a few mortgages worth on knackered 'classics' over the years...

A bit of DJing at the local pub too :lol:


Just realized - I could put a decent hifi system together with stuff made under 20 miles away from my house. Low carbon footprint!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:36 am 
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Location: East Yorks
Football...I love watching my team Hull City...I have had a season ticket for 10 years approx...Looking forward to our first ever season in the top flight.

Bikes...I spent a long time away from bikes but recently got hooked again, although not to the extent of some on here!

VWs...Any variety air/water cooled...Stems from being 5 years old when my parents had a tatty brown Beetle, I loved that car. I can't have a car from outside the VAG stable now.

Mechanical Wrist Watches...I am just fascinated by the engineering involved in making mechanical watches, I have a small and modest collection :wink:

Skiing...Go every year...Reached a fairly decent standard now...

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legrandefromage wrote:
I used to be an audiophile until recently - cant be bothered now - ipod and some decent headphones are about all I need.


Dude....with your luck you'd probably find some minty Quad Electrostatics and a Mitchell Gyrodec at your local tip :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:50 pm 
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Slotcar collector since I was 3 :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:42 pm 
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Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:52 pm
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Location: Aberdeen - Scotland
Hello

Well I am into:

Home cinema, running a arcam alpha 10 with dave board and matching power amp, arcam speakers.

Autographs, was Scotlands first UACC reg dealer - if any body needs a good unique present etc, give me a shout.

Whisky, love the stuff, not the heavy peat whisky from Islay, but mostly speyside balvenie, glenfarclas etc, also collect whisky - very good hobby to get into - more expensive than this retro bike stuff :D , also very profitable if you know what your buying :D

Warhammer - yes I am a nerd, however I am quite good at it, past national painting and tournament winner :D

cheers
Glen


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:25 pm 
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Dude....with your luck you'd probably find some minty Quad Electrostatics and a Mitchell Gyrodec at your local tip


:lol: :lol: ....give him a week or two :roll:


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