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  1. Well, I am back and the London apartment has sold, just waiting for it to complete. Estimated date is 1-15 June.... Today, I went for a drive through Lincolnshire, unfortunately it was in a 120d BMW, not exactly an exciting drive. So with the first part of my budget becoming available shortly, I have obviously prematurely started to look at cars. The budget is MAX £25k for this car. Needs to be fun and thats about it. I would prefer cars that dont cost a fortune to tax or insure. My list:- -Datsun Z car -Alfa Junior Any other ideas? Will consider LHD as well
  2. Of course, 1st world problems really! Makes it easier that I dont have kids or permanent home. Good luck with it!
  3. Oh most definitely.... once the travelling stops, there are a few ideas! Cars features heavily (of course) as well things like working with wood, restoring a house, building a GT40 as you do! For while I travel, there are a few other things including photography, but I am finding it difficult to spend time on the laptop to do the editing, etc. For forums, looking at cars, where to travel no problem, but when its associated with work, no chance. I also read a lot! There is also the current hobbies of trying to learn French, violin and drawing and an avid climber the list goes on
  4. Hahaaa.... getting there! Will see after next few months, which will be tough. May need to go back to IT for a couple of months, but will see soon. 2.5 months in Japan was pretty awesome! So much to see.... we were quite rushed and still missed loads! Definitely want to go back, but in a different season, maybe autumn.
  5. Having managed 192mph and regularly done 175mph (at events and track days) in the GTR, the car felt awesome at those speeds, not the slightest concern, it honestly felt like 120mph in a normal road car. So the type of car does make a difference, but I do agree with the statement above about what is appropriate. Especially considering what many in the UK consider a following distance at 70mph! Must admit that the first time I passed 160mph in the GTR was on the AutoBahns and it definitely did scare me! 150+mph on public roads with people that have no real concept of driving at high speed, it is just silly IMHO. On the South Africa crash, what road was it on? N1 into Cape Town? As I have seen a silly accident there.... in a Toyota Corolla. The car was above 200kph, I was doing 160kph (silly yes) and he made me look like a hotdog stand! Undertook me, tried to cross from lane 1 to 3 as the road has a kink. Went a little to far and the rear wheel dropped off the tar and into the gutter...... game over! I was first on scene and not something I ever want to see again. Police couldnt ID the car, I told them what it was. Car ended up up-sided down wrapped around a palmtree.
  6. A quick update.... the car has been finished and has been put into storage. Have finally come to "terms" with my ex and at the end of this month, I am taking ownership of this little thing Some minor jobs to do, change pedals, fix passenger door (that has stopped opening), maybe some front bumpersHere are some quick pics of how she stands now!
  7. Well, time for the update........ a bit late yes, but when you have nothing to do, you manage to be surprisingly busy France, Japan, Taiwan, etc last year were all awesome!! Taiwan was the pick of the bunch.... ended up having to change the end of the trip though. It was cut short, so no Indonesia and we spent 9 days in China instead. I was then back and worked for 6-7 weeks in June/July and then spent the remainder of the year in Marseille, trying to learn some French. Wow do I struggle with this!! Marseille is awesome, well the city is ok, but the nature, mountains, sea, etc is just lovely! And being able to have lunch on the balcony in December is pretty. So this year was a month in Jordan, which was quite cool, but the food was a touch boring after a week. Only so much hummus and falafels I can do! Now back in the UK, helping my mom to sell her house and move, finishing things with my ex (nearly 3 years of this sh!t)!!! But finally getting somewhere.... Hope everyone else is enjoying their lives
  8. Yeah, nice place.... food got a little boring after 3 weeks though. Hope you had a good time.... Paint was done by Village Garage in East Grinstead
  9. Thanks all Im in Jordan till the end of the month and in no rush to sell.
  10. Had a manifold on my supercharged MX5 3D printed, more airflow, more efficient, cheaper, lighter and could take more heat.... If the wheels are that much lighter, why not - just not that design.
  11. I will have another one, once this is sold, but it will be LHD as I am living in France now. So oddly, really excited to get this sold......... so that I can buy another one Will happily consider swapping for a LHD 240/260/280
  12. GTR R36 (if it is realised) will be over £100k, so the R37 will be even more!!! Any idea on the final price of the Toyota or is it still just guessing?

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