garcon magnifique

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  1. A few from the village car show

    Some nice stuff there. Obviously the MG Maestro Turbo is the star of the show. Edit - In fact it looks a bit like patently’s Cayenne. Wonder what the interior’s like?
  2. Fernando Alonso to quit F1 at the end of this season.

    I still can’t bring myself to think of Hamilton in the same bracket as Schumacher, Senna and Alonso. Not sure I ever will, and I don’t really care whether anyone thinks that’s fair. Interesting - tho fairly meaningless - stat I read about Alonso. He was 11 points short of winning 5 F1 WDC’s. He’d be far more widely accepted as a great by those who think F1 is the pinnacle if he’d won those other three. If Alonso wins the Indy 500 to eventually retire as only the second driver ever to win the triple crown of F1 WDC (or Monaco GP depending on your preferred definition), Le Mans 24hrs and Indy 500 then his greatness will be secured among those whose opinion counts for anything.
  3. Fernando Alonso to quit F1 at the end of this season.

    Can’t say I blame him. He’ll win more stuff yet. Including the Indy I reckon. The day will come when motorsport historians (the ones who actually know the sport beyond F1) will rate Alonso as one of the all time greats.
  4. RS3 - Saloon!

    I would watch the video, but I got as far as "Hi guys, I'm Schmee...." I'd forgotten how ****ing annoying he is.
  5. Guy Martin & Coulthard F1 Special

    https://theiomtt.blog/2018/07/13/the-truth-about-road-racing/
  6. Guy Martin & Coulthard F1 Special

    Also, he’s finding out that being on top of his game isn’t always enough when Vettel is in an equal car, and he’s not coping with that terribly well. Back on topic, nice to see Guy having a bit of fun. It’s been a tough year for bike road racers. I wonder where his mind is about whether he ever returns to NI and TT. I kind of hope he doesn’t. It’s not his whole life any more and I think you need to be committed to balance the risk.
  7. Guy Martin & Coulthard F1 Special

    Brilliant drive to get back to second. I believe he’s retracted his accusation of ‘tactics’, saying, “Sometimes we say stupid shit and we learn from it.” I say, we’ve only learnt from it if we stop saying stupid shit, Lewis.
  8. Guy Martin & Coulthard F1 Special

    I wonder if he got time to teach Hamilton a thing or two about not behaving like a fücking child?
  9. RS3 - Saloon!

    I think I’ve reached a point where the full fat AMG/M/RS performance models no longer interest me because they’re out of reach, both financially and in terms of accessible performance. Models such as the C43, S4 and forthcoming M340i start to make a lot more sense as a compromise between daily usability, performance and desirability. And if I was looking for performance thrills in a non-daily driver I’d want a proper sports car, not a tuned up saloon.
  10. Mutt Motorcycles

    Looks like something Richard Hammond would like. So it's a no from me (not that I'm a biker of any sort, let alone a proper one). Talking of which, what's that Indian notHonda thing you can buy new for about 75 quid? Seems like a better deal to me.
  11. RS3 - Saloon!

    Some people are paying waaaaay too much for their tyres...
  12. RS3 - Saloon!

    Bollocks. Buy an RS6 and live in it.
  13. RS3 - Saloon!

    What you really need is an Alpina B3 touring!
  14. RS3 - Saloon!

    When you're ready, ask Booster if he can help with a decent finance deal on a pre-reg car. I kind of owe him a sale after I bottled out of an M3 a couple of years ago... There's one or two M3 Competition Packs out there in Long Beach Blue. Different to San Marino - more sort of turquoisy then purply - but stunning in the flesh.
  15. RS3 - Saloon!

    https://usedcars.bmw.co.uk/vehicle/201709309824879
  16. RS3 - Saloon!

    That's not going to have done his tracking any good.
  17. Brabham Are Trying To Crowd Fund Their Way Back To F1

    In entirely unrelated news... https://sniffpetrol.com/2018/05/03/legendary-name-in-motorsport-returns/
  18. Insurance costs?

    I bet they don’t fall if you just take the renewal offer.
  19. 2002 996.2 3.6 Coupe

    The only vat they have is full of massage oil. Apparently.
  20. RS3 - Saloon!

    You’d have to get used to your bum twitching if you buy an M.
  21. 944 Turbo S - Project Time

    It's like a work of art. * but only in so much as he's no fecking idea when he's finished.
  22. Gibson Motorsport

    Pretty sure I’ve seen the Gibson Chevron in action. It is, not to put too fine a point on it, fücking awesome.
  23. Boxing thread

    He should **** off to WWF or UFC or failing that a ****ing circus.
  24. 2002 996.2 3.6 Coupe

    I recognise the rear of that RS4... although I remember it being smaller/further away.
  25. 2018 UK F1 TV schedule

    The brand new Official Formula 1 theme is here! Instantly forgettable. Sounds like it's been ripped from the theme tune to The Day Today.