garcon magnifique

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  1. F1 2017

    The Ferrari/F1 thing has been going on since Enzo first started racing cars. It’s brinkmanship between two organisations who, if they’re honest, aren’t entirely sure they could exist without each other. Sadly* neither of them are what they used to be. If you’re not tifosi it’s perhaps easy to forget that Ferrari aren’t (or weren’t) a car manufacturer that goes racing to sell cars. Ferrari began as a racing team that started selling road cars to pay for going racing. * In the esteemed view of miserable old gits like me.
  2. F1 2017

    Don’t give him ideas.
  3. SPOTY 2017

    To be fair even I think it's a bit cruel, but I thought you'd enjoy it.
  4. SPOTY 2017

    I had considered that, but then realised that only a true twat would think it was a good idea to play the character of being a twat for the cameras. Look at Tyson Fury...
  5. SPOTY 2017

    And he's actually a great sportsman with what I would describe as a personality. Grounded, generous, honest. I suppose that could be a manufactured persona for the cameras but if so it's far better than being a twat like Hamilton.
  6. SPOTY 2017

    Well obviously Harry Kane and Lewis Hamilton should be fighting it out for last place. In fact shouldn't Hamilton be in the Overseas SPOTY category these days? AJ, Froome or Sir Mo for me.
  7. WTF a decked Allegro

    These people need professional help.
  8. F1 2017

    Only Lewis Hamilton would call his tax efficient offshore companies “Stealth”. Nicely done Lewis. Stealthy as a flatulent hippo.
  9. F1 2017

    If he does win the next four I will definitely kill myself for being wrong on an internet forum read by five people.
  10. F1 2017

    I’m not sure Ferrari and F1 can exist without each other. But I’m far less concerned about the demise of F1 than that of Ferrari. Motorsport can continue to exist perfectly happily without F1.
  11. F1 2017

    I keep reading his fans reckon he'll beat Schumacher in four years. Yep, they honestly think he'll win the next four WDCs. And people wonder why I think they're all a bunch of dumb fücking cünts.
  12. F1 2017

    #blessed
  13. Leasing for Dummies?

    Those new Discoveries are nice*... * And by nice, I mean totally fecking hideous...
  14. Leasing for Dummies?

    Do you think she’ll notice the difference if you don’t tell her?
  15. Leasing for Dummies?

    Lexus might be a worthwhile option. Unless they’ve changed in recent years then standard spec on higher end models is very good compared to the Germans. Jag do seem to have changed in that regard. Previous model XF and XJ Portfolio were fully loaded as standard.
  16. The Caterham Build

    Have I mentioned that was a really good changeover?
  17. F1 2017

    No idea. Did I read somewhere he called the steward an idiot? How many points should Vettel be on, then? In fact on that basis, I'd give Hamilton a few points just for being a tiresome tw4t.
  18. F1 2017

    There may be som ekind of argument for giving the place back under the current rules, but the penalty point on his licence is a fcuking insult. F1 is now the same pathetic manufactured spectacle as BTCC. Unfathomably inconsistent stewards' decisions, ignoring genuinely bad driving, penalising anyone who dares to attempt an overtake, made worse by ridiculous circuits with acres of tarmac run off that should be grass, gravel or barriers.
  19. Football results today

    How sad.
  20. Mercedes 190E 2.3 16

    Sold! The Merscabies has a new owner! Sounds like he's going to be doing a fair bit of work to bring it a bit further up to scratch, particularly to the interior, which is, not to put too fine a point on it, fücked. It's going to a (wealthy going by the cars they turned up in) family of classic enthusiasts. I didn't tell him about the Merscabies name, or the oven, or that it features in a book...!
  21. Mercedes 190E 2.3 16

    The time has come to let the Merscabies find a better home. Someone who can hopefully keep her on the road a while longer, maybe give her interior a bit of a spruce up, but most of all actually use and abuse her. She loves that and I have to confess I've been rather negligent of her needs over the past year or so. For those on facebook, pics and info are here: https://www.facebook.com/mike.shaw.146/posts/10207540885071693 In brief, it's a 190E 2.3 16 manual, 1985, 166,000 miles in Blue Black with black Recaro leather. MoT expired late November (new MoT can be arranged). Bodywork and mechanics both good. A worthwhile investment at a very reasonable £7950. No great rush to sell but I'm not using it as I should and will probably go to auction in the spring if unsold.
  22. F30 issues

    I had one of those rattles in the previous car. After a while it felt like it was coming from the centre of my skull.
  23. F30 issues

    No such alignment issues with mine, but it's xDrive so different suspension/geometry set up. I'd be tempted to get the alignment checked at a different place, ideally a specialist rather than a BMW dealer.
  24. Mercedes 190E 2.3 16

    Well bugger me! Deposit taken from first caller! Definitely a bargain... although I defy anyone to put an accurate value on it and I'm happy enough with the price I got. New owner sounds like a proper enthusiast who will hopefully use it and spend a little more to improve the interior. All subject to him transferring the balance and picking it up, of course. Sounds like it'll be joining quite a family collection, including two classic Range Rovers and three (yes three) E39 M5s!
  25. Mercedes 190E 2.3 16

    P.S. It's almost certainly gone up in value since January, so either I was asking too much then or (more likely I reckon) it's a bargain now...