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HI, technically I am not new as I joined a couple of years ago. I have asked lots of questions and received lots of advice from others. I thought it was about time to introduce myself. I live in Sudbury, Suffolk. This is my second Vitesse, I had a 1600 before this Mk1 and a Herald 12/50 before that. I have had my Vitesse since June last year, I have made some minor improvements and alterations and it has recently been MOT'd. IT is great to drive. 

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Just now, Bobtaylor said:

Hi Paul, I did visit you last year when I was driving my pale blue 1600, to ask about seat replacement, at least I think it was you !!!!

Yes Bob it was me , all at a safe distance then 

Paul

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That a great looking Vitesse Bob.. i love the colour scheme. 

TSSC club meeting at the Sorrel Horse, Barham, Old Norwich road near Ipswich, IP6 0PG tonight.  The weather forecast says it should brighten up to be a nice evening.  Be good to see you all there. 

Pete.

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The colour of my car is cactus green. It was originally blue but was changed sometime ago and there is no sign of blue anywhere.

I believe the cactus green was a triumph colour but I guess it is not too common. I love it and it certainly draws lots of comments.

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Nice but thats much too green to be Cactus  it was the brochure launch colour on the front page 

as cactus and black , ( 15/11)  i new of only one other than mine  we had a pair at duxford one year

its green but its far too green to be Triumph Cactus  which is quite pale

may be a paint factors idea of some other  Cactus  .. Not Triumphs 

Pete

 

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I was told by the seller it was cactus green. Never having seen a cactus green before I knew no different.

I have just found a touch up pot that came with the car. It is from a company called Master Chroma and is code  CG6390 Green.

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  • 7 months later...

some may remember  Ray Peet bless him gave me some slippers to match the car  and made ruddy pom poms in yellow to set them off

ready for the care home  !!!

Pete 

10 minutes ago, Dick Twitchen said:

Condor moment

that was when   TV adverts actually advertised the product   

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12 hours ago, Pete Lewis said:

that was when   TV adverts actually advertised the product   

DO NOT! I mean: DO NOT go to Youtube and search for 1970s TV adverts, or any other decade. You'll find yourself singing the songs, remembering all the tunes, and come back to reality about four hours later with the evening meal burnt black in the pan. I watched the 'Shield' soap ad from the early 1970s and remembered all the words to the song...

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8 minutes ago, Chris A said:

You need to get out more, or at least into the garage 🤪

"Think in the morning, of the whole day ahead... think what can happen before you go back to bed...."

In light of that, I'll be needing more than Shield soap, probably Swarfega and sticky plasters.

 

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Very pertinent Colin! Look at the late 1950's 'Esso Blee Doola' (Esso Blue Dealer) and the Pink paraffin adverts.

'The Esso sign means appy motorin, call at the Esso sign'. Sun to a Jazz version of Bobby Shaftoe.

The Pink one went:-

I've got a cold 'ouse

Why don;t you heat it

My heater's empty, I think

Why don't you fill it then?

I'm out of parafin

Ring this number, ring for Pink.

 

Schoolboy version was:-

I've got a cold arse

Why don't you eat it?

I'm not hungry.

Memory failure now.

 

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31 minutes ago, PeteH said:

Murrey Mint`s?, The milky bar kid? (always though he looked like John Denver?). Waggon Wheels?.

Pete

Reminds me of when that crate in the chocolate factory fell on ted. He was trapped and could only call out "the milky bars are on me". Everybody just cheered. 

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"What are you doing in mid-air, fox?" Loved that one. Plus the exploding tyre one. "We use the guard!"

Remember the Traffic Information films?

"On roads and lanes how oft is heard

The honking of the weaver bird.

The weaver bird has little brain

He weaves about from lane to lane..."

Now I'll have to go look for it. :(

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