Returning member after many years

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Offline C.Rea

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Returning member after many years
- Sep 09, 2021 - 10:35
Hi,
I am a returning member after a few years away from the Land Rover scene. I am currently restoring my 86" which having owned since mid 80's is now in need of some TLC.
Cheers for now.
Chris

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Re: Returning member after many years
Reply #1 - Sep 09, 2021 - 13:27
Hi and welcome back.

Wow - you really are Chris Rea! Will you be driving home for Christmas on the Road to Hell?

Sorry - bet you have never heard that before.

Good luck with your restoration.

Nigel.


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Reply #2 - Sep 09, 2021 - 14:25
Hi and welcome back.

Wow - you really are Chris Rea! Will you be driving home for Christmas on the Road to Hell?

Sorry - bet you have never heard that before.

Good luck with your restoration.

Nigel.

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No , he wrote the Road to Hell on the way back to his 'home'  town of Middlesbrough   ;D

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Re: Returning member after many years
Reply #3 - Sep 09, 2021 - 17:18
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Reply #4 - Sep 10, 2021 - 13:02
Having been to Middlesbrough I sympathise.

Welcome back Chris!
Photos, we love photos  ;D

Alec.
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Re: Returning member after many years
Reply #5 - Sep 10, 2021 - 18:26
The three best things to come out of 'the Boro'...

1   Musically: Chris Rea

2   Journalistically: Steph McGovern

3   Geographically:  The A171 up onto the North York Moors (where I live)!

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Reply #6 - Sep 10, 2021 - 19:59
As an expat American, I only recalled "Fool (if you think it's over)" http://youtu.be/OC9sESRMRRM , but my German wife reminded me of how popular he remains in Germany.  Then I remembered this!  http://youtu.be/Yfawvs5PouA


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Re: Returning member after many years
Reply #7 - Oct 20, 2021 - 11:36
Well at least you folks have got that out the way, here's a few pictures of my S1. Thought I'd share 3 pictures.
The first one was taken in mid/late 80's when i first painted and smartened up the old girl.
The last is on its way to be to structural sorted out, as i would like to keep the patina as that can't be replaced.
The other one is of the brass plate from the 40 S1 run in Mid Wales, for which I would like to thank Andrew Stevens again for the head gasket as with out it would not have been able to take part.
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Re: Returning member after many years
Reply #8 - Oct 20, 2021 - 11:43
Welcome back Chris, loving the pics. Looks a great project to mechanically sort but retain the patina.


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Re: Returning member after many years
Reply #9 - Jan 08, 2022 - 15:55
Nice to see that the legend who is Chris Rea drives The Legend.Greetings from the North to an  (ex) Northerner

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Re: Returning member after many years
Reply #10 - Jan 09, 2022 - 08:36
The three best things to come out of 'the Boro'...

1   Musically: Chris Rea

2   Journalistically: Steph McGovern

3   Geographically:  The A171 up onto the North York Moors (where I live)!

Having enjoyed Bob Mortimer's humour and more recently his pairing with Mr Whitehouse in the BBC's 'Gone Fishing' series, I'd add Bob to that trio.
That programme really did so much to lift my spirits following my recent health battles. I rather suspect they hadn't expected it to prove so popular but for me starting out my career in fisheries and rivers half a century ago, it was a doubly profound welcome change from the violence and media hype these days.

The series has been brilliantly funny about a subject that so many love and enjoy, with Chris Rea making his guest appearance in a previous Christmas special to the one just passed. that was great too. I've not had the pleasure to meet such iconic folk but they are an example of what we can still produce in this country,  threaded with good humoured banter and comradery. Well worth viewing if any one hasn't yet, even if fishing is not your scene.

Chris, welcome back to the fold and what an excellent truck to be able to enjoy again.

Malcolm

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Reply #11 - Jan 09, 2022 - 11:12
Having enjoyed Bob Mortimer's humour and more recently his pairing with Mr Whitehouse in the BBC's 'Gone Fishing' series, I'd add Bob to that trio.
That programme really did so much to lift my spirits following my recent health battles. I rather suspect they hadn't expected it to prove so popular but for me starting out my career in fisheries and rivers half a century ago, it was a doubly profound welcome change from the violence and media hype these days.

The series has been brilliantly funny about a subject that so many love and enjoy, with Chris Rea making his guest appearance in a previous Christmas special to the one just passed. that was great too. I've not had the pleasure to meet such iconic folk but they are an example of what we can still produce in this country,  threaded with good humoured banter and comradery. Well worth viewing if any one hasn't yet, even if fishing is not your scene.

Chris, welcome back to the fold and what an excellent truck to be able to enjoy again.

Malcolm
Wandering off a bit so apologies but I couldn’t agree more with Malcolm ref Mortimer and Whitehorse. Having accidentally come across one episode I have watched every one now and just loved them. The pickled onion incident in the latest Christmas edition had me crying with laughter. I don’t know who said “Laughter is the best medicine” but he/she was right!

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Re: Returning member after many years
Reply #12 - Jan 09, 2022 - 13:12
Whitehouse, not Whitehorse. Bloomin’ predictive text!
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Re: Returning member after many years
Reply #13 - Jan 09, 2022 - 18:02
Whitehouse, not Whitehorse. Bloomin’ predictive text!

Yes, I hate prodoctive tixt!  Along with speel chokkers.
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Reply #14 - Jan 09, 2022 - 20:06
Just watching the Christmas special.  Marvelous stuff.  https://youtu.be/iM73mMd_EMU .

This year's was good as well https://youtu.be/48DgeQgxlLg .
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Re: Returning member after many years
Reply #15 - Jan 19, 2022 - 09:50
Nice to see that the legend who is Chris Rea drives The Legend.Greetings from the North to an  (ex) Northerner

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Hi, sorry to disappoint but I'm not the singer from Middlesbrough, but have been a fan of him for 40 years.

 

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