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A kind Gift From Britboy

PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:42 am
by Grant
A huge thank you to Jim(BritBoy) there in Canada who so kindly gave me his unwanted lovely Mk3 steering wheel as a gift.. what a lovely kind gesture.. many thanks JimboManImage& another Image
God Bless you Jim for your kindness.. it will be treasured with all my other steering wheel collection/Fetish!! :oops: :P >>>
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With my kind regards.........
GrantImage

Re: A kind Gift From Britboy

PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:06 am
by Andy Hamblin
lovely old typewriter on your desk Grant. Perhaps you should update it to one of these :D

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Re: A kind Gift From Britboy

PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:46 am
by Grant
Andy Hamblin wrote:lovely old typewriter on your desk Grant. Perhaps you should update it to one of these :D

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Hahahaha... brilliant Andy :lol: :wink:
The house is full of these dust trapsImage, no more needed Andy thank youImage, on another note.. All steering wheels welcome!!Image

Re: A kind Gift From Britboy

PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:50 am
by AH1951
Grant,
It's just dawned upon me who you remind me of.
He was a bit eccentric too.
And he was full of praise for the Jensen FF.

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Re: A kind Gift From Britboy

PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:17 am
by Grant
AH1951 wrote:Grant,
It's just dawned upon me who you remind me of.
He was a bit eccentric too.
And he was full of praise for the Jensen FF.

Hello AdrianImage, Great to hear from you after what seems so long :cry: .. People have said before that I am eccentric and I don't really fully know what it means, so never sure if it's good or badImage.. so I'll just be happy with it, although I wouldn't be offended if it's bad anywayImage
I hope I do look like that man when I am old.. well I am old now look>>Image, so should I say olderImage, he looks kinda cool to meImage.. Who is it Adrian please?.. tell him to pop round and have a tup a Tea here.. I could try his hat onImage

Re: A kind Gift From Britboy

PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:41 am
by AH1951
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L.J.K. Setright.
Famous author and motoring correspondent.
Died in 2005.
Google him and you'll find lots of interesting books and articles what he wrote.
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Re: A kind Gift From Britboy

PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:59 pm
by Oxymoron
I was thinking of LJK Setright too!

I enjoyed reading his musings in Car magazine in the 70s and 80s.

He, unlike Grant didn't like the Interceptor though!....

The car which gave us most furiously cause to think was Jensen’s 1966 prodigy, the FF. Was ever a car more eloquent in its demonstration of more things than it set out to show? The staggering improvements offered by its sensitively modulated four-wheel-drive system in handling, in road holding, in traction, in anti-lock braking and in overall safety, were comprehensively proved. The conventional two-wheel-drive Interceptor was by contrast a rotten car, but it looked almost identical to the FF and no less handsome, and was a lot cheaper – so people brought the Interceptor, which should never have been put on the market at all....

Re: A kind Gift From Britboy

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:28 pm
by Per
In all honesty the Interceptor on original crossplies was a handfull. I have tried it and in the wet it was a bit scary. That said so was everything else even mildly powerful. The Interceptor was more forgiving than say a Jag S-Type on the same tyres. I enjoyed LJKS's writing too, books and columns alike that I read from the 70ies onwards.