The Up side of Lockdown

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StubbornPatriot
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The Up side of Lockdown

Post by StubbornPatriot »

Let's look for the positives to all this. I'll start the ball rolling.

We may have had our events calendar decimated but at least it will keep the mileage down on our cherished Rovers.

Cheers,

Duncan
1989 216GSI + 1990 216GSI + 1997 416 Tourer + ? + Triumph T160V
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Dorchester
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Re: The Up side of Lockdown

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Good try. :thumbup1
And it's obvious now there are so few fines on French roads! :laughing
We are saving money... :thumbup
But not so good news for the national budget! :wink
Rover 214i cabriolet v16 1994 BRG & lightstone leather
Rover 25 1.4 Saws Tuning remapped 2002 platinum silver
Rover 75 V6 2.5 1999 Atlantic blue & sandstone beige leather
Rover P5B coupe 1968 Arden green & buckskin leather
961tat
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We have lots of time to work on our cars :clapping and the sky's are clear :clapping , here in the countryside it is so quiet it's scary :o , had a drive out yestaday with the top down :) to pick up prescription and its like going back to the 70s :clapping not so bad after all here .
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GTiJohn
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Re: The Up side of Lockdown

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The interiors of our cars aren't getting as dirty as they normally do :D
I like Twin Cams.... and Single Cams...and now Turbos
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Re: The Up side of Lockdown

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We can get those little jobs that we've all bin putting off done on our show cars :D

We should all have top notch cars ready for next year's shows.
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Re: The Up side of Lockdown

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Rimmer bros are still delivering just had 2 new front callipers delivered by UPS, that’s my next job when the sun shines! :angel
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I've come up with a great money saving scheme.

When I go to work, I like to use my Chevrolet Lumina because I get 30 miles per gallon. However, now that we are not going to work, I've decided to not go to work in my V8 Jeep and because that only does 15mpg I'm going to save twice as much money as if I didn't go to work in my Chevy.

Brilliant, isn't it? 😃
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Back home: wife's 1993 216 DOHC Cabriolet, daughter's 2002 R25 and my 1969 MGC GT
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220 GSi turbo
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I have been informed today that I will most likely be working from home until at least the middle of May, so two cars are going on SORN as of tonight: around £45 per month saved.
Took the Type R for a run on an almost deserted motorway this evening :cool :wink3

That leaves us with just the 25 GTi on the road for the time being: all we will need for shopping and family errands. In the unlikely event of needing two cars on the road at any point in the near future, there's always our tax-and-MoT-exempt Austin 1300 in the garage :)
1995 220GSi Turbo: owned for 22 years
1994 216SLi
2000 25GTi

Daily: Honda Civic Type R GT

Previously: 216 Sprint (1988-91)216 Coupe(1993-95) 214SLi(1995-96) 420GSi Turbo L955UKV(1997-2004) 214SEi M884BMR(2004-11) 420GSi Tourer (2005-6) 214 SEi M103BCW(2011-12)
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RoverRevival
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Re: The Up side of Lockdown

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My new unit is less than 1 mile from my house so I can still play as part of my “daily exercise”.
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Dorchester
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Re: The Up side of Lockdown

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There's no equivalent as the SORN procedure in France. Even you can't use your car you're not allowed not to insure it unless you sell or scrap it.
Few policies may be based upon km considerations but the savings will look rather meager...
On the other hand I'm told that it's no good for the engine not to run from time to time.
Hence I was over the moon yesterday... :D
What a relief to jump on such an opportunity: as we are allowed to with a legal filled form in the pocket, we took the cabby for a short run in the country (BTW we ARE living in the countryside :) ) and went at a farm to collect fruits & vegetables - better, tastier & cheaper than going to the supermarket (which is closer! :laughing2 ).
And the afternoon was so mild & shiny that I put up the hood on the way back! :D :D :D
A far more blissful delight in so dark a period... :thumbup :drive1
Rover 214i cabriolet v16 1994 BRG & lightstone leather
Rover 25 1.4 Saws Tuning remapped 2002 platinum silver
Rover 75 V6 2.5 1999 Atlantic blue & sandstone beige leather
Rover P5B coupe 1968 Arden green & buckskin leather
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