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    #76
    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
    Is it called TIGRA in the UK as well?

    I guess Opel in the UK is Vauxhall?
    Inded it is called Tigra in the UK and you are correct that it is Vauxhall in the UK. Top marks Captain

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      #77
      Originally posted by White Star View Post
      Inded it is called Tigra in the UK and you are correct that it is Vauxhall in the UK. Top marks Captain
      I still find it strange that it's not called Opel in UK. I don't think many cars change their name in different country, it's a unique case I think.
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        #78
        Originally posted by pakarang View Post
        I still find it strange that it's not called Opel in UK. I don't think many cars change their name in different country, it's a unique case I think.

        Its because General Motors bought Vauxhall first and then bought Opel, the two were run as separate companies until the late 70s when they started sharing designs and then in the 80s all models came online albeit with odd different name. I`m a bit of a Vauxhall fanatic and have only ever owned Vauxhall cars

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          #79
          Originally posted by White Star View Post
          I`m a bit of a Vauxhall fanatic and have only ever owned Vauxhall cars
          i have that with opel,ecept my first and fourth car
          the first a renault and the fourth a ford
          best regards Thijs

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            #80
            Sorry to hear about your Renault, Paul...
            Really hope you find yourself a new ride soon, and if so, would you place a picture here?
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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              #81
              Originally posted by White Star View Post
              Its because General Motors bought Vauxhall first and then bought Opel, the two were run as separate companies until the late 70s when they started sharing designs and then in the 80s all models came online albeit with odd different name. I`m a bit of a Vauxhall fanatic and have only ever owned Vauxhall cars
              Excellent... there is always an explanation.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                #82
                My new and old rides together:

                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                  #83
                  Here's some pictures of my ride...

                  Of course, my ride must be one of the "tugs of the road"
                  It's an -08 Mitsubishi Pajero 3,2 DI-D AT Instyle that begin to approach 30'000 kilometers driven. The car has all of the available equipment/accessories for this model, including reversing camera, surround sound system, electric leather seats, heater, navigation etc.






                  As you can see on the pictures, I also have a "barge" for my "tug"
                  The trailer in the pictures is an Anssems MSX 3000 (with a permissible total weight of 3'000 kg). This is a multifunction trailer, equipped with both frame sets, storage boxes, support feets, winch, driving bridges and other equipment to transport cars.

                  I also have an original white (alpinweiss) -83 Volkswagen Golf Rabbit GTI, which I keep on restoring back to its original condition. This one is sometimes to see loaded on my trailer on the way to/from one or other gatherings in Norway/Sweden.
                  Regards,
                  Eskild
                  Master Mariner

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                    #84
                    Nice car.... I've had a couple of "Bishis" myself (in Thailand) and they never disappointed me in any way: jungle or city, they managed to get me where I wanted and some other places that I did not necesarrily wanted to go in the first place.
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                      #85
                      My ride since a couple of months is a 2009 BMW 320d xDrive. Yesterday was the first day that the combination of nice weather, clean car and time to spare occured.






                      The people i München has a great talent for design.

                      I'm most impressed of the fact that you can get a 4-wheel drive car with a automatic gearbox to run with a fuel consumption near 5 litres / 100km on the highway.

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                        #86
                        Nice car, and nice images. I have never been able to get some clean-newly-washed car pics of my car yet... black metallic is just about impossible to clean.

                        Within 5 minutes after leaving the car wash, it's already covered with a thin layer of dust.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                          #87
                          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                          Nice car, and nice images. I have never been able to get some clean-newly-washed car pics of my car yet... black metallic is just about impossible to clean.

                          Within 5 minutes after leaving the car wash, it's already covered with a thin layer of dust.
                          Don't give up, I think that you can get away with a "almost clean" car as long as you don't go for close-ups, who said this world have be perfect?

                          Othervise a "household duster" and/or a lint-free cloth could be usable?
                          I usually don't work so much with details, this time I was happy to get it almost ok.

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                            #88
                            This has been my ride quite a bit the past week. It was sick with a bad injection pump (expensive) but I got it back from the mechanic last Wednesday and it's been nothing but hard work for the truck since. There was no nice and easy to break in the new pump. Just hook it to a trailer and see how well it does pulling up hill. Tonight I brought home a little over 8'000 pounds. A couple pallets of concrete pavers for the new patio behind the house. A large pile of old wooden pallet for the next bonfire and more mortar for applying stone to the new planters.



                            This truck was my regular ride for about four years. Eventually I grew tired of wrestling thing into a parking space every time I wanted to go somewhere so now it is just used for the heavy, dirty work. It was last washed in 2008 I think and the 4 wheel drive low range does get used regularly.

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                              #89
                              It was not half an hour after I un-hitched the trailer that Nugget returned to her favorite spot on top of the spare tire for a nap.



                              A week ago I thought she was crazy. She would spend hours crawling around the hitch are of the trailer. Looking it up and down and staring at the gooseneck. Yesterday I found out the attraction. As I was making the connection I heard the tiny little peeping of the baby birds... inside the trailer frame. Apparently mama bird went in through a small hole and built a nest. I did my work as quickly as possible. Every time I stopped to load or unload I could hear the babies chirping insed the trailer. So I got home and unloaded as quickly as possible and put the trailer back exactly where it was before. I'm still waiting for mama bird to return and feed the babies.

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                                #90
                                Dane,

                                That is a mean looking truck! I bet it is strong as a locomotive. That is a Dodge I presume?
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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