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Built at Santana Motors in Spain in 1998. Only 136.000 km and the unbreakable lively  1.5 liter 80 Bhp Engine under the bonnet. Looks bad But only rotten in a few areas that are easy to repair. Think we will get a further  2 years  approval.

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Today I went to Crieff to collect this...*

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Autumn has arrived in a rush and weather a bit wet on the way up. But saw this parked by the road in Muthil. E reg late Mk2 judging by the front overriders. It was the Ashley hardtop that caught my eye, that and the colour!

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Rain stopped and the sun came out on the way back. Rural Perthshire in all it's glory

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*can you tell what it is yet???

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1 hour ago, Escadrille Ecosse said:

Today I went to Crieff to collect this...*

1701387963_sandingtable.thumb.jpg.805b235fa18feeac06ec09ea681af9cc.jpg

Autumn has arrived in a rush and weather a bit wet on the way up. But saw this parked by the road in Muthil. E reg late Mk2 judging by the front overriders. It was the Ashley hardtop that caught my eye, that and the colour!

20210927_110438.thumb.jpg.bd2182f9018c2514192e162f3daa5cfd.jpg

Rain stopped and the sun came out on the way back. Rural Perthshire in all it's glory

20210927_120721.thumb.jpg.a44a57f12db5067ae69f7192ddcef523.jpg

*can you tell what it is yet???

vacuum table

spitfire

countryside

i'm only confident with one of my guesses - i'm not good with these online quizzes

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1 hour ago, Escadrille Ecosse said:

:thumbsup: close enough Phil. eeither a downdraft sanding table. 

Attempting to keep the stoor from cutting carbon fibre to a minimum. Got it very cheap and hardly used.

Bloody heavy though..

 

Not a bad guess then! I saw the holes, and having followed your thread on making panels decided it was worth a punt.

Phil

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Today the weather forecast was rather better to the south and east than at home so we decided to go to the Isle of Purbeck (it’s not an island) in south east Dorset.  It’s not an area we go to very often as it’s a bit far but discovered (or were reminded) today that it’s worth the effort. As the weather was distinctly claggy at home we took the GT6. Definitely the right machine for the outward run but the Vitesse would have been better on the return.

Parked at Tyneham, the village “borrowed” from its residents to provide a location to practise for the D-day landings. They were naive enough to think they might get it back one day. Not sure any are left alive, but they are still waiting. All the land around is still firing ranges used by tanks from nearby Bovingdon.

Its a very beautiful area though and when the ranges are open, there are some great walks, albeit somewhat hilly.

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Tyneham is mostly in the woods and the houses are all ruined. The church and school are intact and are turned into museums.  There were a lot of people there todayFFBF33F2-807E-4898-87E4-E15B298CD8A8.jpeg

Having climbed to the top of the ridge above Kimmeridge, this what you see if you look west……02020D99-E9D5-4D28-96E1-769F7EF8B306.jpeg

East is a bit less rugged

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Down at Kimmeridge we found this nodding donkey, reckoned be the UKs longest producing oil well and still nodding away today.

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Wave-cut platform and coastal lookout station at Kimmeridge bay. There were people swimming, paddle-boarding and canoeing. Although October it was downright hot (and humid). I was down to a t-shirt and regretting my jeans!

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Headed back towards Tyneham and struggling up some significant slopes, running rather hot….. magnificent scenery though.789FC99A-6587-406E-9467-31BF230164C0.jpeg

finally an extra loop in the other direction. This is Worbarrow bay looking east towards Lulworth.

Back at the car it was time to hunt the ice-cream van. We’d seen one at a overlook car park on the next ridge inland while walking, but by the time we got there he’d moved on….. Bollocks!

Never mind, having come almost all the way home, I found one at HamHill. Pretty much at the exact spot where Craig was photographed in his “Flying visit” thread. Mission complete :smile:

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Thanks for the memories Nick

my grandad taught me to fish at Worbarrow and Kimmeridge night fishing with parafin  lanterns a proper adventure I have now been fishing for more than 50 years, sea, course but mostly fly nowadays.

 

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Worbarrow bay is a special place.  Lots of fossils.  There is a small headland that juts out on the east side of the bay and on the east side of that there is  -or used to be- a large wave-worn ammonite in the rock, about two feet across.  It must be 40 years since I was last there so maybe it has gone now.....

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