Hello from the south of France

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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by 747PETE » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:12 pm

Welcome Sophie and enjoy the Cimeterre! Cordialement from Pierre !!



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Re: Hello from the south of France

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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by InfanoTerura » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:36 pm

DARK STAR wrote:Great photos, we like photos!
I'll put the Mazda on the site awaiting a proper car, it looks rather neat.
If you registered the other Mazda as an MR2 the fonctionnaires probably thought you were taking the p*ss.
If you say MR2 in french it is emmerdeur.
For english speakers, Google doesn't know but roughly speaking it is someone who puts you in the sh•t.
There seem to be a lot of asterisks in french translation ...
:mrgreen:
I used to have one of those, a MK1 though. It went down well here as there aren't so many of them :D I had, of course heard the "MR2" bit before : "Mais, pourquoi t'as acheté une MRde ?" :evil:



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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by French Coupé » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:34 am

InfanoTerura wrote:It's definitely worth coming back for a visit if you like medieval villages and good food :mrgreen:
You forgot to mention good wine! :wink: And as for medieval villages, well, my cars are pretty ancient so I should feel at home! :mrgreen:


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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by InfanoTerura » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:11 am

I'm not so sure about the wine, well not in my area. We've got Gaillac and Fronton, and I wouldn't really chose to drink either of them :mrgreen: There are a couple of good Fronton, but it's generally headache material. Unfortunately, I "learned" wine in Bordeaux, I used to work for a Négociant up there. You get used to the good stuff, and can't go back :mrgreen:

Well if you do come back, with one of your cars, do tell me, over the weekends there are usually a few car meetings, perfect for a sunday promenade and a beer in the shade !



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Re: Hello from the south of France

Post by boomboom » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:54 am

Hi to a fellow newbie from across the pond :)



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Hello from the south of France

Post by InfanoTerura » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:06 pm

Hello all !

A few years have gone by, and it's now time...
My father's SE6a is coming back to Europe soon, to replace the MX5.

I will probably be shouting out for help, as it left Europe, but didn't get registered in California, I've got German and English paperwork that isn't really of any use anymore, so it's probably going to be fun to get it registered in France.

I'll be back soon with loads of photos :mrgreen:

Sophie



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Hello from the south of France

Post by DARK STAR » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:27 pm

Welcome back Sophie.
I'm sure we can find the necessary paperwork to get the car registered :wink:
Looking forward to the photos.


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Post by peter freeman » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:36 pm

He told me that he was going to get it registered somewhere else in the USA as California was a big no no - probably could not be bothered to take it any distance.



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Hello from the south of France

Post by DARK STAR » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:13 pm

Stephen L's SE5 is registered in California, no problem.
Anyway, if there are old papers from a european country (or even the Untied Kingdom) we should be able to arrange something.


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Hello from the south of France

Post by InfanoTerura » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:15 pm

Bah... he's into big blocks now... :lol: I know what it's like, when you go V8, it's difficult to go back...

Can't wait to get her here, just a few months to go !

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Hello from the south of France

Post by _Zeb_ » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:37 pm

Shouldn't be too hard to obtain a French registration, but you will have to be patient.
I bought mine in Germany beginning of November, I'm still waiting papers.
If I'm lucky I will be able to drive it in April.



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Hello from the south of France

Post by DARK STAR » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:34 pm

SE6b, looks good.
You should be able to insure it on the british plates for a few months while you get the paperwork together for the french administration.
All done on internet now but you still need the same forms, details on http://www.scimitarfrance.net/scimitarf ... atric.html


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Hello from the south of France

Post by InfanoTerura » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:44 am

Hi all !

After months of war against customs in Long Beach, my sweet old girl is in England. Next week I'm getting her delivered to Dover, and will slowly make my way back through France.

Watch this space, I'll be putting loads of photos up soon !



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Hello from the south of France

Post by peter freeman » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:52 am

Nice to know you are getting a Scimitar at last - hows dad No2 getting on has he retired now. Dad No1's 5a is still looking good in Newcastle.
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