Show and Tell…Your Car that you bought for fun.
Tinsy an Aspes 😆 fantastic things, there were lots of small Italian factories producing mad little 2 strokes back then. Ancillotti, Mazillis and the rest.
I bumped into a bloke the other week that had a shed full of amazing old MX bikes, he races a RM500 air cool, he had about 5 of them. a couple of YZ 465 all sorts. He also had Pro Circuit works KX450 from last year, Dear God talk about attention to detail, 5 engine settings hand crafted exhaust and swing arm etc etcPosted 4 years agotinsyMember
Pigface, yup the guy I bought the RM off has masses of bikes, some of which I have never seen before, (I am old & been involved since 78), nearly all unrestored but in good to mint condition, his passion is the CR & appears to have every model up to about 1984.
His passion is now his business, but my RM came out of his personal collection. Its just being re-commissioned now & a set of Ohlins fitted.Posted 4 years ago
Watch this space I will do a Twinshock thread again once I have had chance to race ithuwsMember
Not bought specifically as a fun car, I was looking for a Volvo estate for bike moving duties, but this seemed to be a far more exciting prospect. Rubbish for transporting bikes but it made every journey a fun little event. Massive turbo, wobbly chassis, random auto kickdown and a heavy right foot made for ‘entertaining’ direction changes.
Now unfortunately about to go on ebay with a 99p start as I’ve been given an interminably dull 3 series saloon. So sad to see it go.Posted 4 years agoPik n MixSubscriber
My Corolla Compressor, one of only 250 made for the uk market. I wanted it the second I bought my original T Sport and after finally getting it I have just had to sell it to fund my honeymoon.
Car and bike sold in the same month!
Corolla is supercharged for the low end and has the VVTL-i lift for the top end. Was sooo much fun and I will be buying another when I get my MSc.
Posted 4 years agopictonroadSubscriber
Bought and built a few, didn’t want to sell any of them :cry:, so different.
Here’s a selection of the last few:
The fast one, ate money and speeding warnings
6 litre magnum V8, mud tyres and no weight in the back, went sideways forever, someone off here has it now..
Things ended badly for this…
BUilt this, it had a 2.9 VR6 and no silencers, sounded unbelievable, hard slammed, plated sump, etc etc the one I should have kept…
This one is up for sale next week when I get round to it:
and the current finance consumer, (although hankering after a motorhomey thing..)Posted 4 years agohammyukMember
deviant – Member
Love that pug GTi!
I had both a 1.6 and a 1.9 in my youth, they fetch silly money now though.
Shame as I’d like another, the handling was truly great.
I know where there is a close to mint completely original one for sale in 1.6 flavour…….. in the same Blue 😉
And a spotless Escort XR3i Cabriolet in white too!Posted 4 years agoKing-ocelotMember
Pik n mix what are those like in the corners? I regularly see one (could of been you if your round north Wales) when commuting the long way home. He keeps up on the straights but hangs back round bends. I’m either in my celica or mr2 and I don’t think he’s realised it’s the same person diff car.Posted 4 years agoandylMember
andermt – Member
Don’t have a proper ‘fun’ car at the minute, although a Z4 Coupe could be classed in that vein I guess.
I’ve been looking at one of those as my ‘impractical choice’ as I have a hankering for something fun instead of buying a big diesel estate. My only requirement is that a car can take 2 adults and a springer so I need to find one and see if the springer fits in the hatch style boot.Posted 4 years agodavidjSubscriber
Jamabalya: Top one is Stelvio, bottom one is on Klaussen pass, I think. It was part of a european tour including Route Napoleon and others. Grossglockner and Furka are also good. Stelvio is very impressive but slow and a long way from others.Try here for ideas: http://www.alpineroads.com/
Worth being aware of timing as many roads are closed due to snow even quite late in the year.Posted 4 years agoFrankensteinMember
XR3i then a RS Turbo, sold as everyone thought you were a chav.
Mondeo Si 4×4 because everyone would let you out feeling sorry for you but you had some horses, lower boxes and fun in the wet.
Audi A4 2.0 to impress a lady.
BMW E39 525 SE to impress another lady.
Now own a Mondeo mk 3 and keep looking at brand new MX-5’s (but a new model is out next year though).
All my cars have been fun or the hot hatch version.Posted 4 years agoRoter SternMember
All my early cars were for fun. No digi pics I’m afraid as it was all pre internet and I can’t be ar$$d scanning all the old photos. But my first was a VW T2 camper which I ended up having lowered and sprayed peppermint green and white. Followed by a T1 which was a labour of hate. Then a Beetle for my then gf and lastly a T3 camper. These days I drive a T5.Posted 4 years agoPik n MixSubscriber
Pik n mix what are those like in the corners? I regularly see one (could of been you if your round north Wales) when commuting the long way home. He keeps up on the straights but hangs back round bends. I’m either in my celica or mr2 and I don’t think he’s realised it’s the same person diff car.
With aftermarket tyres it was great, death trap with cheapo boots though.
I’m going out on a limb to say that he’s not very good in the bends as the compressor is faster than most celicas and Mr2’s if they are stock. I’m a massive Toyota fan boi and the comp is special.
Which celica have you got as obviously if its the GT4 your going to be more planted round the bends
eta.. My next compressor will be bought with a GR4 wrc so I can send it to fensport for a 4wd conversion. Then I think it will be pretty much perfect.Posted 4 years agoandermtMember
andyl – Member
I’ve been looking at one of those as my ‘impractical choice’ as I have a hankering for something fun instead of buying a big diesel estate. My only requirement is that a car can take 2 adults and a springer so I need to find one and see if the springer fits in the hatch style boot.
The boot is pretty big, people are usually surprised when they see it. It should take a springer I would have thought. A Z3 M Coupe (I had one about 13years ago) would definitely take a springer with ease.Posted 4 years agoAlexSubscriber
This for my wife on our 15th Wedding anniversary. It’s a proper little sports car. Little being the operative word! We nearly sold it and bought an MX5 but decided to keep it another year. This is good as I’ve now decided I want an open top Jag 🙂
Some great pics up here. I’m getting that middle aged sports car feeling!Posted 4 years ago
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