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About fatcat

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  • Location
    Essex - the land of plenty
  • Interests
    Taking driving holidays, walking, eating and drinking !
  • Occupation
    Design Engineer
  • Car Make
    Mainly BMW, AUDI, Porsche or VW.
  1. F1 Meets Claire Williams

    Always worth watching Claire Williams......
  2. Wrong bloody room as well........
  3. We are replacing our current TV set up at home with a new TV with an internal freeview & freesat tuner. So far so good. 1. Can both run off a single normal co-axial into the rear of the telly with a digital aerial or do I require a dish as well ? 2. If not, how is the cabling configured. We have no intention of using a Sky box etc. Thanking you.
  4. Wopps 918

    Is in Evo this month. B'stard.
  5. MkV Golf R32 - SOLD

    Car Sold to the first viewer on Saturday, he accepted an offer of £11600 for it
  6. MkV Golf R32 - SOLD

    The guy selling the car sits behind me and is not a regular visitor to TSN, his local dealer recommended he have the chains and DMF changed as a precaution, so he did. More than likely a bit of salesmanship by the dealer rather than being required. He has also asked that if any anyone has questions about the car then please call him direct. I'm gonna hit him later with joining TSN. Whilst I'm not a lover of the Mk V R32, this one is a gem and totally unmodified, so hopefully should find a home.
  7. For the Love of Cars

    One of the best shows, a beautiful car and a snip at £108k..... after a £40k restoration.
  8. Ross Brawn to succeed Bernie Ecclestone

    Thank fcuk Bernie is going - there is a God.
  9. VW to quit WRC 2016

    Another nail in the WRC coffin. http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motorsport-wrc/updated-volkswagen-quits-world-rally-championship-end-2016 Anybody watching the Wales WRC this week cannot help but be impressed with the skill and entertainment of the drivers and their cars. We just need Ford M-Sport to pick their game up, not amusing to have Hyundai rub their nose in the gravel, especially home gravel.
  10. F1 2016 Season

    My days of F1 watching are over (at least on the telly). Yesterdays Mexican race was hardly worthy was it. Lap after lap of watching messers Perez and Massa nose to tail was hardly edge of your seats stuff. Why Hamilton was not penalised for off roading at the first 2 corners and ending up 10 car lengths ahead by the third, no advantage there. Drivers whinging at the engineers, drivers whinging at each other. No decent shots of Claire Williams or Suzi Wollf either I lost the will after lap 28. Remind me - who won ?
  11. BMW M2

    Electric memory seats a must, good choice.
  12. Tada!!

    Tony the Tart. Lets hope you manage to get it above 60.
  13. For Gatwick we always use Maple Manor Valet parking, been using MM for some 10 years. Never had a problem.
  14. Lime Green TT-RS, anyone?

    Green is good.
  15. Test Drives

    Bored at home and fed up with Internet window shopping for cars, I gave my local'ash MB dealer a call, he has a GLA45 for sale. He is prepared to drop the car off (something of a 30 mile round trip) and collect 24hrs later. I explained about my left knee replacement operation and he was quite ok with me driving the car. Its only 4 and a half weeks since the operation and the hospital recommendation (guidelines !) are quite clear, only my surgeon can assess my ability to drive. This is all to do with my ability in completing an emergency stop. My final assessment is in 2 weeks time. The GLA45 is an Auto and any emergency stop would be with my right leg. My insurance company backs up what the hospital says, so I'm awaiting clarity from MB. I have no intention of driving any car until I get the ok from the hospital but it did strike me that MB are going the extra mile to accommodate a test drive, I'm impressed. Have I struck lucky with MB ? I can't imagine Audi being this accommodating.