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Offline SteveH

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« Reply #1185 on: August 12, 2023, 03:22:07 pm »
New car due November, so it will be cheaper petrol and twice the mpg - and it won't need charging points.

New car, tell all................?

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« Reply #1186 on: August 13, 2023, 04:29:55 pm »
After 5 years owning the fast one time for a change - Type R top speed has never been reached!  The new model has priced itself out of the equation even if I could get one, so it's a self-charging hybrid when it arrives!


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« Reply #1187 on: August 14, 2023, 10:17:15 am »
Nice one, I looked at Honda cars last year, the Civic, is giving over 500 miles, but I am still with the old Ford, still going strong.

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« Reply #1188 on: August 17, 2023, 10:15:36 am »
Supercar once owned by F1 star Lewis Hamilton damaged in A55 tunnel crash
Hamilton reportedly sold the purple Zonda 760LH for ?8.5m

It was later photographed being lifted onto the back of a recovery vehicle following the collision. According to carbuzz.com, exotic Italian car manufacturer Pagani built Hamilton a one-off Zonda 760 LH back in 2014, "finished in deep purple and exposed carbon fiber".

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« Reply #1189 on: August 25, 2023, 10:06:22 am »
Lucky fella, this is one tick missing from my bucket list....  :(

A PAIR of the rarest E-Type Jaguars ever made could fetch ?2.6 million at auction - including one bought for just a QUID.

A car collector paid just ?1 back in 2000 for the 150mph, 3.8-Litre Fixed Head Coupe which is one of only four of its type ever built back in 1961.

The stunning original right-hand-drive production Jaguar E-Type Series is now set to fetch a staggering ?1,000,000-?1,400,000 at auction on September 1.

The iconic motor will be sold alongside the first E-Type Jaguar ever manufactured 62 years ago, also purchased by the same collector.

cont plus photos https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23744125.pair-rarest-e-type-jaguars-fetch-2-6-million/

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« Reply #1190 on: August 25, 2023, 01:21:06 pm »
Great cars! My older brother had a red E-type in the late 60?s but couldn?t tell you the exact model. I do remember the start of the registration was EOR. We saw some fantastic performance cars on display/in storage at Motorworld, Munich during a holiday in May with younger family members. Also on display were motorcycles and vintage vehicles. There are a number of eateries on site so we grabbed some lunch there and combined the visit with a trip to the Allianz Arena.

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« Reply #1191 on: August 26, 2023, 10:13:55 am »
'Game-changing' Gwalia robot rescuing ?500K supercars and stranded 4x4s in North Wales

The spectre of robotic parking enforcers has been scaring motorists across Britain ever since a TikTok video emerged in late July of a car being removed in Liverpool. But a North Wales recovery firm has been using the futuristic machines for some time ? and it said the bots can be a motorist?s best friend.

There?s no sign just yet of caterpillar-tracked robots prowling the region?s streets ready to snatch away vehicles parked illegally. Instead, they are being deployed to retrieve locked or engine-dead vehicles from tricky locations. Increasingly, they are also coming to the rescue of electric cars that become immobilised once they run out of charge.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/game-changing-gwalia-robot-rescuing-27586101

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« Reply #1192 on: September 01, 2023, 10:06:12 am »
Rali Ceredigion: Welsh race wins green acclaim from F1 bosses

A Welsh rally has been recognised for its environmental sustainability by the governing body of Formula 1.

About 130 cars will race 105 miles (169km) across two days in Rali Ceredigion, which begins on Saturday.

It is the only UK rally to receive F?d?ration Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) environmental accreditation, for both 2022 and 2023.

Race organisers said it is the first event of its kind to fully offset the emissions of all competing vehicles.

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« Reply #1193 on: September 05, 2023, 09:52:34 am »
Motorists faced a "shock" in August after fuel price rises that were among the biggest in more than two decades, the RAC has said.

Petrol prices rose nearly 7p per litre, pushing up the cost of filling a tank by ?3.74.

Diesel went up 8p, making filling a tank cost ?4.41 more, the motoring organisation said.

But the RAC, representing drivers, said fuel retailers were not increasing the profit they were making.

"August was a big shock to drivers as they had grown used to seeing far lower prices than last summer's record highs," said the RAC's fuel spokesman Simon Williams.

But he said a recent investigation by the competition regulator appeared to be making retailers more cautious about raising prices further than necessary.

"They have clearly been influenced by the Competition and Markets Authority's investigation as, all of a sudden, margins are once again closer to their longer-term averages," Mr Williams said.

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« Reply #1194 on: September 07, 2023, 01:31:21 pm »
Cars across North Wales covered by film of sand caused by 'Saharan plume'Saharan dust from North Africa also caused amazing sunsets amid soaring temperatures
I noticed the dust on my car windows this morning so I must remember to was the windscreen before driving it later



https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/cars-across-north-wales-covered-27670027


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« Reply #1195 on: September 07, 2023, 03:54:16 pm »
Here at West Shore we are used to the odd bit of sand, but its still not as bad as............................. our local wild life

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« Reply #1196 on: September 07, 2023, 05:37:50 pm »
 if you're unfortunate enough to get pooped on by a bird, it's actually a sign of good luck!

Better do the lottery tonight Steve, you're a cert to hit the Jackpot ;D   

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« Reply #1197 on: September 08, 2023, 09:31:20 am »
Hugo, that mess is just one days worth......... :o


Engineer says he's had stop servicing some customers due to new Wales 20mph speed limit

Gary Keating says he's had to reduce how far he can travel amid controversial roll-out

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« Reply #1198 on: September 12, 2023, 09:56:01 am »
Every mobile speed camera spot in North Wales for September 2023
A device called a speedscope can be trained on vehicles up to 1,000m away

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« Reply #1199 on: September 12, 2023, 11:51:54 am »
That covers a high percentage of the roads in north Wales!

It is said that if a road has street lights it will be 20mph, even if no repeater signs.  I have today driven into Llandudno and the A470 from the roundabout at top of Narrow Lane to the roundabout at the bottom of the hill by Marl Farm has street lights ... but that is a 60mph stretch of road.  It is remaining at 30mph around the roundabouts.  More confusion?