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General Category => Unusual Microcar Discussion => Topic started by: Stuart Cyphus on May 19, 2010, 05:35:20 PM

Title: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Stuart Cyphus on May 19, 2010, 05:35:20 PM
 Maybe Jim could make this a sticky at the top of the list....

 Who's Who on this Forum

Blob                 Mike Plant

G-O-G-G-O        Mike Shepherd

Big Al              Alan Hitchcock  (who else!)  ;)

Scootacar         Grant Kearney

P50                 Perry Olds

Insight             Chris Thomas

Peelpower        Ferdi Tillmanns

Lightwight Dickie   Richard Warren

Kitty76             Daniel Rodd

jawmedead       Bob Dobie

Barchetta         Dave Arnot

Cuscus47          Ian Hellings

Burford57         Nick Devonport

Milstone           Alastair Lauchland

bruetsch-freak  Tobias Baldus  

mharrell            Mike Harrell

Rusty Chrome   Malcolm Parker


 More to be added as I find out who they are or as they volenteer it   ;)
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: richard on May 19, 2010, 06:18:44 PM
thanks - a bit clearer now
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Bob Purton on May 19, 2010, 06:23:02 PM
Excellant Stuart!! This is one moderator who says "keep on going!"

Milestone = Alistar etc etc....
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Jim Janecek on May 19, 2010, 06:43:51 PM
14 down, 200+ to go....
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Stuart Cyphus on May 19, 2010, 07:04:05 PM
True Jim. I think about 75% of the members list is probibly "dead" id's.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Jean on May 19, 2010, 07:19:34 PM
This is another moderator who thinks this list is a good thing.  Why all the secrecy, are you ashamed of what you write?  Jean
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: richard on May 19, 2010, 08:47:58 PM
i was wondering how to expand my profile on the forum i.e. sex, age, interests etc but how do you do this ? whilst looking at other profiles i find that we are not even all listed- never mind known as a real identity. looked for kitty 76 and as of now there is no entry in the members list under that name at all - how come
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: marcus on May 19, 2010, 09:05:39 PM
I have no problem revealing my identity to all the fine people here, I am Brian, and so is my wife   (Monty Python)

marcus = Captain Bubble = Marcus de Mowbray

But of course my real name is Tony Blair
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Jim Janecek on May 19, 2010, 09:43:24 PM
whilst looking at other profiles i find that we are not even all listed- never mind known as a real identity. looked for kitty 76 and as of now there is no entry in the members list under that name at all - how come

It would appear that Daniel Rodd aka KITTY76 has rather suddenly decided to leave the forum and delete the account.
That is why you cannot find it by searching. It no longer exists.
(actually it does, all the threads are still there, but KITTY76 is listed as "guest")
I have changed permissions on all accounts so this does not happen again.
This also prevents problems if someone gets on your computer and deletes your account for fun.
If someone really has a good reason to delete their account , ask and it can be done.
alternatively if someone thinks leaving and being able to delete their account is a good idea, please let me know.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: richard on May 19, 2010, 10:28:15 PM
the plot thickens. so how many posts can a "guest "make ? would have thought guests may read but not not post . wrong ?  thanks jim i tried to message you direct but couldnt. how do i post more details on my profile.and if poss could you email that picture of me wearing the brutsch sweatshirt ? would love a copy i must have met you at Story then , what do you look like ?cheers from this sde of the pond
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Peelpower on May 20, 2010, 12:16:10 AM
Stuart, my name is Ferdi Tillmanns ( Peelpower )  ;D
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker) on May 20, 2010, 12:36:45 AM
Rusty Chrome = Malcolm Parker

No secret here, just a pen name - my name/email is on my profile page
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: mharrell on May 20, 2010, 01:01:48 AM
mharrell = Mike Harrell (or in the interest of full disclosure, Michael Damian Harrell)
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: bruetsch-freak on May 20, 2010, 07:26:15 PM
bruetsch-freak = Tobias Baldus  :D
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: milnes on May 20, 2010, 09:02:30 PM
Scott Milne  ;)
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Big Al on May 21, 2010, 08:52:59 AM
Thread Bear was a deliberately obscure name for the fun of dropping a few acid drops before folk twigged it was me, Alan Hitchcock. Now I am kind of stuck with it even though the joke and topics are long since dead. I ought to change it to something more appropriate really, like Big Al. Not sure how to do that.
Interestingly there is a reason for eBay names to be obscure. It often pays not to offer to much info or the dodgy types will be round to lift bits since you are advertising swag to stolen in their minds. Unfortunately the same dodgy types use the multiple names to do unspeakable naughty deals and scams. I am not sure RUMcar offers huge scope for trade though it does have info on who has swag so could be used for the wrong reason. However that is what moderators are for and I would think they would pick up on most odd behaviour patterns. Is there a policy for periodically spring cleaning the IDs on the site to remove those no longer used? I happen to know several folk who never post but read the forum to know what is going on so some of those apparently dead names are mute but observing. Each to his own.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: marcus on May 21, 2010, 08:58:35 AM
Sorry to shatter your illusions Alan, but myself and at least one other forumite twigged it was you from your very first post, your character shines through the verbiage!!!
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Big Al on May 21, 2010, 09:09:03 AM
As in most things, pretty visable. It was worth the effort though. Is forumite like formica, acid resistant?
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Bob Purton on May 21, 2010, 09:11:10 AM
Yes, plus your photograph was a dead give away :D :D

I think to change you ID name you go into your account settings. I have never tried it but I think thats the route.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Big Al on May 21, 2010, 09:30:29 AM
What like this
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Bob Purton on May 21, 2010, 09:46:05 AM
Hey! Well done.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Jim Janecek on May 21, 2010, 01:25:02 PM
Is there a policy for periodically spring cleaning the IDs on the site to remove those no longer used?

no policy at the moment, no reason to remove them really.  They don't take up much space, just some 1's & 0's.

Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: milnes on October 30, 2010, 01:56:34 PM
Would it be of interest for the forum to let each other know what is in our collection?
Now i know some people might not want to advertise they have 20 cars in one lockup, but even if the list was annon, it would just help some of us relevant newbies to learn more on cars we have never seen or heard of.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Bob Purton on October 30, 2010, 09:15:31 PM
Hi Milnes. Perhaps you can start the ball rolling and tell us what you have?
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Stuart Cyphus on October 30, 2010, 10:48:19 PM
 Plus some of us have put a list of the cars we own under the line below what we write, whatever that area is called....
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Big Al on October 31, 2010, 07:20:36 AM
Skirting board?
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: richard on October 31, 2010, 05:24:51 PM
thats below the belt  ;D
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: adi on January 27, 2011, 01:40:55 AM
I am actually Adi, I ended up with that name kind of by accident, nobody quiet knows why. People just started to call me that when i was a kid, and now I am officially adi.

I work in the great cesspit that is the music industry, and in my spare time i mess around with old cars. It all really started because old cars are interesting, and they are cool to drive around in and turn up in and make an impression, and people notice them, you know, something different. New cars are boring. My friend has a V8 merc, sure its a very comfortable, powerful, fast and nice to drive car, but nobody pays any attention to it. People always notice the various things I drive.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: jean-do on January 27, 2011, 07:37:00 AM
nice idea ! i hate this " secret names "on forums ... haven't they got balls to accept their names and writings ???
in my case no ! my name is jean-do jacquesson , and all my web signatures are "jean-do"
just because now since  30 years family,friends , and customers calls and knows me ( worldwilde ! ^^ )as jean-do ...
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Chris Thomas on January 27, 2011, 10:20:29 AM
Dear Jean Do

Good to hear from you as always. I do not know why we are encouraged on forums to adopt pseudonyms, as we have nothing to hide. Is this the same in France?

I agree with you that my name is my name and it will always be, and I have no reason to adapt a new name. However like most people I have followed the trend. Perhaps we should rethink this practice. Does having a pseudonym (handle) protect us from criminals and low life, or does it protect them from us?

Changing the subject slightly are there any magazines printed in France that specialise in Microcars like Rumcar News?

Chris Thomas
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: microcarlot on January 27, 2011, 04:28:31 PM
Jim I was shocked to see you as the big cheese.

Larry Newberry
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Big Al on January 28, 2011, 09:25:21 AM
'Ere Root - or is it Malabonce, not Citizen Camembert! He is the big cheese round here. Carry on RUMing.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: microcarlot on January 28, 2011, 03:24:28 PM
I am still trying to load a pic to my profile. I do not have any that it will take. Sorry no editing software so I can cut one down.

Larry
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Bobbydog on July 02, 2012, 07:42:34 AM
No worries

Bobby dog

Richard Joyce,  new forest.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: richard on July 05, 2012, 08:42:27 PM
come on then is it richard or joyce ? sounds more unlikely than bobby dog if you ask me  :)
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Bobbydog on July 06, 2012, 03:22:41 PM
Me unlikely,   
Real name Richard Joyce
And yes a direct descendant,
My uncles name
James Joyce
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: marcus on July 09, 2012, 01:05:45 PM
Me unlikely,  
Real name Richard Joyce
And yes a direct descendant,
My uncles name
James Joyce


Wow!

I was born in Lyndhurst and my Dad and his 2nd wife have retired to Lymington, I love the New Forest.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: messerschmitt on August 22, 2012, 04:34:20 PM
messerschmitt = Campbell

own a Schmitt, Bond Mk C, Fiat 126 and smart roadster with a Berkeley B95, Mochet and NSU in the family too.

Owned 3 x Honda Z600, 4 x Isetta, 2 x Nobel, 2x Goggo TS250, various Heinkels and Trojans, Trabant P50, five NSU prinz 4, four T60 Berkeleys, Powerdrive,  various smarts, 5 fiat 126s, 2 x fiat 500, Fiat Topolino plus various bigger classics.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: sado550.london.uk on August 23, 2012, 09:17:58 AM
sado550.london.uk - Paulo Pestana (portugues) work in   london
own 1956 heinkel kabine,1965 abarth 695ss ,1964 honda cz100,1966 austin healey sprite,1973 harley davidson flh
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: JK4644 on June 01, 2013, 12:47:18 AM
This looks about the best place for an intro as any?

JK4644 = 1934 Rytecraft Scooter-car used pre-war by what is now Caffyns Garage in Eastbourne as a run around to deliver small car parts. Car was rescued in mid 70's by current owner Alan Jones (my father) from a school that had taken it apart and messed around with it. The car still carries its last tax disc dated 1972.

I first drove the car when I was just 16 months old. At 18 moths old I was photographed driving the car by the West Sussex Gazette who ran a small story on it.  The car was never quite as it should have been as when it was acquired it had no floor, brake rods were not fitted, and it was in a pile of bits. Quite a lot of guess work was made to get the car running and driving.  Thanks to a recent web search I found this forum and a thread on the recent auction by Coys of the microcars.  An almost identical car was in that auction and those photos were exactly what was needed to get our car restored correctly.

To sum up JK4644 = Merlin Jones, son of the current owner Mr Alan Jones of Worthing.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: marcus on June 01, 2013, 07:39:40 AM
Welcome Alan, would be nice to see some photos! If you have not yet done so I recommend registering it with RUM (see main site) this is free.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Big Al on June 01, 2013, 08:08:51 AM
Right, it was the right Rytecraft, and now, not even a wrong Rytecraft, thanks to some craft, right?
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Barry on June 01, 2013, 09:52:45 AM
Welcome JK4644

This is where I keep my photos of Rytecraft Merlin
Would be good to include some more if you have them?

(look under 'R')

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e1yjjhoup4okxcn/AACmw75khNgPLXoHKZGMlxyia?dl=0
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: fuoriserie on September 12, 2014, 10:14:46 AM
Fuoriserie - Italo Federico Sciacca
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Chris Thomas on September 15, 2014, 12:24:02 PM
Welcome Frederico
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: fuoriserie on September 15, 2014, 05:40:15 PM
Welcome Frederico

Thank you Chris .
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: plas man on October 09, 2014, 02:31:43 PM
a big Plas-ticky hello from a ''arm chair'' Bonder - one day this century the dreaded 875 will take to the tarmac , bought as a runner back in the late 1970's , rebuilt it was the family car until the end of the 80's , replaced by a smart 750 Robin (nuff sed  ;D )  that's when the Plas should have gone - but there was space in the garage , and low and behold restoration was under way , all moving bits and most none mover's have been replaced , then the chance to buy a front damaged Imp sports (875) , and after reconditioning lots of parts ....
up until now the 1.1/8 inch drive shaft's / gearbox have been fitted ...


Plas Man
BOC 181
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Bob Purton on October 09, 2014, 02:47:01 PM
Welcome Plas-man! Fear not, there are many armchair enthusiast on this forum. We live in hope that all armchair enthusiasts will eventually convert to microcar owners, incidentally that doesn't include Bond 875's of Reliant 750's [like them as I may] as they are far too big and powerful to be under the microcar umbrella.
Welcome again and enjoy all the rumcars fun and banter!
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: plas man on October 09, 2014, 03:13:43 PM
thanks for the warm welcome , the plas was for starters - I also own a Bond Mk D since 1966 , again was the family car till the plas turned up , so she now sits awaiting road use ,

Plas Man
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: richard on October 11, 2014, 10:29:22 PM
well i would say that despite breaking the cc rules an 875 Bond is still VERY much a Microcar !
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: GRAHAMS-FUNNYCARS on April 18, 2015, 06:14:11 PM
Hi, I have finally joined the Forum.My username is GRAHAMS-FUNNYCARS and I am Graham Walker from up north near Middlesbrough.
I have a small business called Microcarworld and my son Danny and I travel Europe finding barn find French microcars.
We find many unusual and rare micros.
We also come across lots of barn finds in the UK as well.
Our recent find is 20 or more bonds in various states and various models .
I will now start sending photos of our finds to RUMCAR and hopefully they can be viewed.
Please feel free to contact me with any microcar related questions..
Cheers Graham.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: richard on April 18, 2015, 06:41:24 PM
Bring them on  :)
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Peel replica, Steve Fisk on April 18, 2015, 07:53:51 PM
I've bid on a couple of your cars in the past but not won everything yet , I'm interested
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker) on April 18, 2015, 09:29:47 PM
Look forward to seeing them, especially the barn finds.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Big Al on April 19, 2015, 10:09:04 AM
Mmm... Barns. With green moss and lichen on the roof and ivy covered walls. Its enough to make you want to be a van and winch.
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: plas man on June 26, 2015, 08:03:19 PM
welcome aboard Graham , nice to have a 'Smoggy' on the forum , nice to here you have a collection of Bonds , care full with Bond spares though - my recent ones was not direct fits , and at this stage do not want to spoil away from original ...  :o

Alan
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: a1city on September 19, 2015, 06:43:57 PM
a1 city    dave diamond
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: ukblitz on October 03, 2015, 11:57:18 AM
ukblitz  = Keith Porter in sunny Yorkshire... :)
Title: Re: Who's Who on the forum
Post by: Alan Town on October 21, 2015, 12:22:54 PM
Tg 500 & BMW 600   both 1958    Alan Town