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    Regarding Top Gear, I largely gave up on it when it stopped being a show about "real" cars and driving issues and just became a show for JC and mates to muck about, almost a comedy show really. I remember the old shows with, I think, William Woolard as presenter--that was a serious show where you could actually learn something.

    About the BL cars...agreed that there was some good engineering, but they had so many industrial problems in the 70s and 80s that the company became a source for derision, which really hurt it. So many comedians made jokes about them back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffslad View Post
    Regarding Top Gear, I largely gave up on it when it stopped being a show about "real" cars and driving issues and just became a show for JC and mates to muck about, almost a comedy show really. I remember the old shows with, I think, William Woolard as presenter--that was a serious show where you could actually learn something.
    Is there a name for this type of TV programme? I call it a pseudocomedy.

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    My dad had a Reliant Regal, Hillman Imp, Ford Anglia, Vauxhall Viva, Vauxhall Cavalier, then another Cavalier, then some kind of (not very classic) Rover, then a VW Polo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arran View Post
    Is there a name for this type of TV programme? I call it a pseudocomedy.



    My son was watching some old episodes of Top Gear with JC recently. If I remember correctly he and his mates were transporting old 4X4s up a mountain somewhere in South America. I just couldn't see the point. They were just mucking about to no obvious purpose. It just baffles me what people see in the programme now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clare View Post
    My dad had a Reliant Regal, Hillman Imp, Ford Anglia, Vauxhall Viva, Vauxhall Cavalier, then another Cavalier, then some kind of (not very classic) Rover, then a VW Polo.


    Two of my uncles had Vivas: one had a 1969 model and the other a 1976 model.

    The one with the 1969 Viva traded it in for a 1972 Triumph Toledo in the mid-late 70s. I remember him having so much trouble with it. If anyone knows that steep hill leading out of Aberystwyth with the University on it...well, my uncle was coming up it in his Toledo and the thing was playing up. He was literally crawling along and was actually overtaken by a guy on a pushbike.

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    My Dad had a Hillman Imp too. Recall we would all pack into it and drive to the nearby National Park for a weekend picnic. They were happy days. I lost my Dad a few years later then my brother and I were shipped off to a boarding school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    My dad has had a lada and a ford capri.
    Any car he has had has been 2nd hand.

    I know he has had others just cant think of them.
    We had both these Daz mate - rather my Mum the lada's and before that my Dad the Capri!

    Phew that was a beauty that Capri - a pile of old rubbish, but owning that and then seeing Alfie whisk Kat off into Xmas Night in EastEnders years later proves the magic of such Beasts!

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    The family cars I can remember:

    Morris Minor Series MM (split windscreen) - my dad still has this and just got it back on the road, been off the road since the early 80s.
    Ford Cortina MK1
    Humber Hawk - this was my grandad's car which we had when he couldn't drive anymore
    Vauxhall Viva - given to us by a family friend
    Ford Anglia Estate - my mum's car for a while
    Granada Ghia - this turned out to be three cars welded together
    LWB Land Rover (ex army)
    Daimler Double Six (1970s version)
    1982 Bedford Astra Van
    1987 Bedford Astra Van

    Have many great memories of each, we'd sometimes have three in the driveway at once and as kids we'd sit in them and play, no need to lock them as nobody nicked them back then.

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    My Old Man Had This 1970's Capri when he was younger in the early 80's he paid 400 quid for it., sadly this ford capri is no longer with us as my old man had to have it it scraped in the early 90's.

    as some old woman reversed her car in it .

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    And These Are Our Car's & Bikes we have had over the years .

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