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About Boycie

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    I love cars

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  1. I had a nice tennis racket once. 'Black Ace' it was called, not sure about that. Newspapers, which had porn halfway through, we had a Town Ace that had a tv installed, not bad in 2000. Who didn't love a turbo timer? Not sure why they didn't catch on.
  2. I used to love driving along in a LWB Exceed Pajero and staring at that wooden steering wheel that would destroy my ribs if I hit something.
  3. Originally, once you had imported the car, you just needed to MOT it and then register it. For the MOT test we would just put some red plastic over the reverse light and pretend it was a fog light. The tester didn't care. You could buy an ok MX5 or Eunos Roadster as they were called for about £1200 because Sterling was strong against the yen, shipping and duty was around £700. Spend £300-£500 on prep and then knock it out for £4,995. All the old crap would get sold abroad, we couldn't buy enough of them. Mitsubishi FTOs and GTOs always sold well. The GTO buyers were usually fat middle aged men... The UK manufacturers started complaining so they introduced the SVA test, which was just a more strict MOT test but it cost just under £200, but the testers were strict. Then they introduced something, I think it was the ESVA test and everything had to have a type approval certificate, then most people gave up.
  4. James, what I find shocking is that this chap thinks that he could have potentially lost £80k when he had the £40k payment in his bank account, so would only have lost the car. He didn't really say that did he? I thought that you can only apply for one Bounce Back loan, so you would struggle to perform this scam on any of the traders I know.
  5. I appreciate the support here. If I see something on here that I disagree with I will query it, I don't wish to have my mental health queried, just because I have asked someone to clarify a point. Repeating articles that are in the Press, that are overwhelmingly negative isn't very useful. The fact that trade prices are so high would normally suggest that there is high demand for them? As most of us are open now, we want to get more stock, that seems sensible to me?
  6. You are probably correct. Why would anyone think that making fun of the way Asian people speak is racist? What was I thinking? Thanks for the recommendation about the charity. Can you recommend anyone in particular there? You must have a favourite. I was just after some clarity. This was written, which makes no sense at all.
  7. Just confirming that you think that people who are trying to buy stock to sell in their newly reopened car dealerships are 'idiots'?
  8. 100% agree. From our point of view though, we will be happy if we are the only place open, so if you think you shouldn't reopen, best not to I reckon.
  9. Fair enough, but that still means that everyone can open as long as the punters don't go in the 'showroom'??? And confirming what everyone else has been saying, loads of people never closed and nothing will happen to them.
  10. As far as I am aware, you can sell stuff remotely, the punters can come and collect the car as long as they don't go inside the premises. The same way that Screwfix etc are working. So in reality, no-one had to close.
  11. 'Babble', i've never heard the expression before. I had to look it up. I seem to recall that you are avoiding everyone at the moment????
  12. But i'm agreeing with you here. Why would you use a £2k scrappage scheme to get rid of a car that is worth more than £2k?
  13. So just to clear it up, it was only able to bring in the Congestion Charge, which would gain it revenue, by getting Government funding? That makes sense.
  14. Could you retype this message in English please?
  15. I see a question mark, but no question.