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  2. Newbody aka Jason
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  4. retrotony87

    RETRO RIDES GATHERING

    Tony tmk106y
  5. Kev the Cav
  6. Kev the Cav
  7. chris m

    VBOA 2018 chat thread

    Are you sure???? Think you may have been dreaming
  8. newbody

    VBOA 2018 chat thread

    Think that's why you agreed to have a cav there next year 😙😙😙
  9. HiluxV8

    VBOA 2018 chat thread

    Did you see the final full size pics of your car "lit up" at night yet? If you are not on the FB group, they will be part of the video I'll be making for the site just shortly. Thank you to all who attended, I had a great time and it felt like the start of something again which was a marked improvement on last year. Andy, No, can't wait to see them. I am no longer an FB user. Thanks, Ian
  10. GreyDJ2

    Garf, lover of all things rusty!

    Brilliant stuff mate. You may have noticed that apart from rare exceptions most of us in the Club are really function over form people. Loved it! (Comment moved from other thread as not the right place.)
  11. GreyDJ2

    VBOA 2018 chat thread

    Great pictures but something is wrong with your camera. The grass is far, far too green.
  12. neil perkins

    neil perkins

  13. andy

    VBOA 2018 chat thread

    @HiluxV8Did you see the final full size pics of your car "lit up" at night yet? If you are not on the FB group, they will be part of the video I'll be making for the site just shortly. Thank you to all who attended, I had a great time and it felt like the start of something again which was a marked improvement on last year.
  14. chris m

    VBOA 2018 chat thread

    Interesting to note that pics of me always seem to have a beer in my hand.
  15. Garf

    Garf

    Garf
  16. Hi everyone! I am not a newbie as such; I think I have been on the facebook group for the best part of 2 years now and attended the last 2 VBOA shows at Market Harborough however, I have not really used this site much and thought it about time I introduced myself. I am 35 years old, married to Nikki and have 2 tolerable children, Annabelle and Chloe. I am fairly new to Vauxhalls having only really had a Nova saloon before I got the Cavaliers but have been into cars for as long as I remember and attended a fair few shows over the years through the VW scene as I have had Beetles in the past and still have my campervan although it is currently awaiting having its new engine (2.0 16V Zetec from a Mondeo) being fitted. I have no allegiance to any particular brand, I just like anything old that you don't really see anymore. Over the years I have had 3 Volkswagen Beetles, a '79 Passat, '87 Passat, couple of Mk3 Golfs, T25, T4, LT, half a dozen (or so) Citroen BXs, Fiat Panda, Tipo, Uno, Ford Granada, Fiesta, Escort, Sierra, GMC Vandura and many more (well over 50 all in but not all oldschool). I decided I was going to sell my T25 to put toward a deposit on a house but if I was doing that, I still wanted a fun old car and narrowed it down to Sierra, Mk4 Escort or Mk2 Cavalier. I went for the Cavalier as my dad used to go to the auctions and buy to sell on and one of the ones he bought was an E reg Cavalier hatchback he sold to my Grandad who then kept it for about 10-15 years. I bought my first Cavalier January 2017 and loved it straight away. It was sitting in a scrap yard in Kent after failing its MOT. It had less than 25,000 miles and one owner from new. Unfortunately the low mileage was mostly short trips and the interior was not in a good way with the drivers seat bolster worn through, the carpets crappy glove box door broken after being broken into and having only done about 150 miles a year for the last few years and spending most of its time sat in the sun in the same place, the dash was cracked in multiple places and the handles on the door cards pretty much falling apart. The sun had also worked its magic on the paint work, wearing it through to the metal in places and giving the beautiful patina usually associated with American 'dry state' cars. I quickly started fixing it up and modifying it and then October came. Around about October, I happened upon a 1 owner Cavalier saloon which was a couple of years older yet had even lower mileage (8,240 from memory) and what I thought was similar patina. It had last been MOT'd in 2006 and then sat under the owner's lean-to as he was too ill to drive it. It sat there unused until he died last year and was put on ebay by a local garage which had a side line in collecting abandoned vehicles. I managed to buy it and had it MOT'd and serviced down in Plymouth where it lived before getting the train down to pick it up for its first proper drive in over 12 years. It had done 10 miles between the MOT in 2006 and my MOT in 2017 and here was I embarking on a 300 mile drive home! It turned out to be a lovely drive and didn't miss a beat. So, that is how I came to be in your lovely club. I will do a readers ride thread in your Garage section at some point for both cars. The saloon hasn't changed much but the hatchback has had a lot done to it (have to admit it makes me smile when people tell me how nice and original it is!) and it isn't finished yet. It is one of those cars that may never be finished but it keeps me happy and busy at least Here's some photos of both cars from VBOA 2018. Most of the cars in the club are much much shinier than mine so I would like to thank you for accepting us and our rusty junk and all the positive feedback we have received for both cars
  17. newbody

    VBOA 2018 chat thread

    Some of the pictures i got over the weekend
  18. newbody

    VBOA 2018 chat thread

    also you to have a csav there too i might add
  19. Last week
  20. GreyDJ2

    VBOA 2018 chat thread

    We shall see Good to see you too.
  21. chris m

    VBOA 2018 chat thread

    You are indeed correct John. That was part of the agreement, witnessed by Andy i might add. Was good to see you and chat yesterday.
  22. GreyDJ2

    VBOA 2018 chat thread

    Good to meet you Ian. Thought you might skip the bottom of the M1 given those signs. John
  23. HiluxV8

    VBOA 2018 chat thread

    Let me add my thanks to those involved from the Club for their efforts in organising this. I enjoyed the event and the laid back atmosphere. Had a good trip back, avoiding the lower section of the M1, the old LX never missing a beat. Ian.
  24. Biz

    VBOA 2018 chat thread

    Enjoyed the Spifire flypast. Thought it was good show. thanks to Steffens and Keir for looking after me.
  25. GreyDJ2

    VBOA 2018 chat thread

    If he's in a Cav then that means there is a good chance the CavBar will be trailing him. No other Club has anything like it.
  26. chris m

    VBOA 2018 chat thread

    Well back after an awesome time at MH. I didnt see last year's efforts to compare to this years but from what people have said its a huge improvement. For a show in only its second year i thought it was really good....sure some things could be better but i really think this venue has got the chance to make it superb and to equal billings offering. Thanks also to Jason aka newbody who has promised to be there next year in a cav!! A sterling commitment by any standards...and one which we have recorded so no backing out!!
  27. Biz

    VBOA 2018 sign up thread NOW LIVE

    Be down on the Sunday now instead of Saturday
  28. andy

    VBOA 2018 sign up thread NOW LIVE

    Brett's coming for Friday night small tent no cav.
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