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Post by DARK STAR » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:46 pm

Oh come on, there must be SOME motoring life outside Grey Britain.
On pourrait meme le taper en Français, oder Deutsch, of Hollands ...
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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:51 pm

Hi

take a quick look in the members list - some of the recent contributors come from Holland , New Zealand , Australia and South Africa

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kiwis?

Post by DARK STAR » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:52 pm

... or Maori, though most might have difficulty reading it.
Where are all the New Zealanders?


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Post by erikscimitardemon » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:03 pm

I am here on a regular basis.


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Post by steve bryant » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:06 pm

the darker continent also contributes, ever heard of Kyalami? its here



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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:08 pm

isnt that a sort of spicy meat Steve? :wink:

be good if F1 went back to Kyalami 8)


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Post by steve bryant » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:21 pm

normaly asperated at 6000 feet above sea level, what was your saying,"if its not turbo it just sucks" at kyalami they gasp, hamba gashly, [go carefully]



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Post by scimjim » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:26 pm

I've had some correspondence with Mark Frazer and others in NZ recently Chris - I do try and get them onto Scimitarweb!


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Post by hezekiel » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:23 pm

I visit this forum almost every day, so there is some life even up here north... Took my GTE out to a local weekly vintage cars meet the first time last week, and it could not have drawn any more attention even though the exterior of the car has seen better days :D Many so-called classic car enthusiasts didn't know a thing about it.


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Post by DARK STAR » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:07 pm

Well, that got things moving!
This forum is really impressive, must try to find time to spend on it.
Since I retired (young!) I seem to have too much to do every day.
I can well imagine that a GTE would cause a stir in Finland, a Coupé in France is pretty sensational too, even if most of the unmotorist French read the Reliant badge as Renault.
OH SHIT I JUST TYPED THE WORD RENAULT OH NO I'VE DONE IT AGAIN SORRY SORRY SORRY


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Post by steve bryant » Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:37 am

renault is not such a bad car/truck. i would love to get in the seat of the R5 turbo, i dont know much of the later variations but i am sure they are just as impresive. quit fancy a renault truck down the M4 aswell or in my case jo,burg to capetown :) and yes this is the spot for scimitar owners, the best bunch of girls and guys you could wish to be involved with



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Post by erikscimitardemon » Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:25 pm

The Dutch spelling of Renault is:
R Roest
E en
N narigheid
A achtervolgen
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L lange
T tijd
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Post by td99 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:46 pm

Don't agree Eric, I've had quite a few Renaults and enjoyed them all. Best car I've ever had was a Renault 25 v6. Comfortable, spacious and 7000 rpm in 5th was exhilarating although expensive! Had it 9 years. Enormous luggage space, took scooter standing up. Hungry on petrol for short distances though.

The megane sport is also a nice car - took one around Zandvoort a few years ago - but with a few simple mods a TI can easily match it and probably more.


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Post by erikscimitardemon » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:12 pm

Renaults are no that bad, but the letters simply make that saying.
Like any other French car: it is very good or very bad. And I do like French cars. Owned or company car a few Citroens and even two Renaults.
And I love the Alpine Renaults! As a boy I had a big A310 poster above my bed. (hey, sporty and plastic, sounds familiar?)


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Post by CNHSS1 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:57 pm

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