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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2012, 07:54:59 AM »
Microcar???  Microvan perhaps.

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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2012, 08:46:23 AM »
Quote from: marcus link=topic=3166.msg21331#msg21331 date=1330070099
About 120 Beats Per Minute.
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And one in the eye for some who missed da vid of it.
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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2012, 07:02:49 PM »
Modern crashes

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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2012, 08:44:47 PM »
Violins gently playing in the background. Now both probably restorable!
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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2012, 09:34:24 AM »
Peel Crash

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1024545058492.2004420.1371222215&type=3

Some good Microcar photos here - but can you follow the link?  it may only be shared with his friends.
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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2012, 02:24:23 PM »
Bit large for my standards but could be considered micro... Fiat 126, plus yet another NSU  ;D




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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2012, 03:38:07 PM »
Bit large for my standards but could be considered micro... Fiat 126, plus yet another NSU  ;D





Ive got a pic of a 126 I saw at a scrapyard 10 mins away from here. Whole roof was concaved in if I remember!
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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2012, 11:19:47 PM »
This one must have had an accident!
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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2012, 10:09:44 AM »
i love it . did you ever try biscuit tins ?
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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2012, 11:37:44 AM »
i love it . did you ever try biscuit tins ?

Nope, since I found a couple of Thinners cans, which are rectangular, perfect size too!

I just made the dome. Dome iust just as crappy as the nose, I'll just say I'm making a Bandai replica!

Probably get it finished within a couple of days, so I can then finish the 2cv (I made about 1/3 of it), then finally start the Bentley... I bought a book about model making. Most of it is far beyond my desires and capacities, but it has a load ofn chapters excplaining the process for bodywork, wheels, tires, etc... I will make the Bentley as good as possible!

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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2012, 09:03:23 AM »
And in true microcar form the Bandai replica will become proportionally as valuable as the real thing. Should not have a friction drive inside but an old yoghurt pot or something for that authentic wrongness.

That then passes my Uncle Cliff's test of a good business. Making money out of what people throw away.

The next target is to do what he did which is make money out of things he was paid to take away. Like NCR cash registers during decimalisation. Not only made a fortune but had the machine to charge it on. Learned a lot about business from Clifford but my Dad always thought he was a bit dodgy and thought I ought to have a proper job. I now know who was right but partly because times changed. 

I wonder if Alfred of Emden is still doing his dustbin runs for free flea market stock? Great guy and amazing what he found at the side of the road including whole cars, leather three piece suites etc.
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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2012, 08:56:48 PM »
Could happen to a Microcar?

The Honda crotch rocket rider was traveling at approximately 85 mph.
The VW driver was talking on a cell phone when she pulled out from a side street, apparently not seeing the motorcycle. The rider's reaction time was not sufficient enough to avoid this accident.

The car had two passengers and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with them.
The Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact and landed 20 feet from where the collision took place.

All three involved (two in the car and the bike rider) were killed instantly. This graphic demonstration was placed at the Motorcycle Fair by the Police and Road Safety Department..

Pass this on to car drivers or soon to be new drivers, or new motorcycle owners and especially everyone you know who has a MOBILE phone!!!
A picture is worth a thousand words.

Save a life. Stop talking on mobile phones and Texting while trying to drive.
The life you save may be your own..... Or mine...

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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2012, 09:09:40 PM »
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Stop talking on mobile phones and Texting while trying to drive.

Raise the minuscule fine to £1000! Then it'll probably stop, unfortunately it's no deterrent in London as I see plenty of offenders every single day.

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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2012, 09:34:37 PM »
Quite agree about raising fines, and yup, loads of people still use hand-held, perhaps 10%. I was very nearly run over on a zebra crossing on Old Kent Road a couple of years ago, big new Jag doing about 60-70 (30 mph limit!) drove on without seeing me or the crossing, gabbing away on h-h phone.
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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2012, 10:26:32 PM »
I think the mobile phone issue is pretty irrelevant when some nutter is doing 85mph past a junction. How many microcars would have had suffcient acceleration to have made the turn and avoid a bike travelling at 125ft per second?
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