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    Aww gee Thanks Alistair for letting me take my tatty old, driven every day for the last 10 years, attended carfest for 6 years straight, only been on a trailer when it broke down from being used as car rather than an ornament.

    That is what I was going to say, but I will rise above such things and be one of the few owners that actually turn up to events, even if the car is ruff and ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushboy View Post
    Aww gee Thanks Alistair for letting me take my tatty old, driven every day for the last 10 years, attended carfest for 6 years straight, only been on a trailer when it broke down from being used as car rather than an ornament.

    That is what I was going to say, but I will rise above such things and be one of the few owners that actually turn up to events, even if the car is ruff and ready.

    Bushboy
    I didn't mean to cause offence Bushboy. I know you're probably pulling my leg, but you did say in your 1st post that "as there are other much prettier examples out there I will happily stand aside"

    However, I'd prefer to see you and a prettier example, maybe even a Princess represent our particular VW based kit.

    Don't get me wrong, I totally get where you're coming from ... how many other owners use their cars as daily drivers, come what may?

    I was simply suggesting that you and Mark together could really show how the Nova and its Worldwide derivatives have been at the forefront of kit car development.

    Looking forward to seeing CKC with the 2 of you flying the flag!

    Alistair
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushboy View Post
    Aww gee Thanks Alistair for letting me take my tatty old, driven every day for the last 10 years, attended carfest for 6 years straight, only been on a trailer when it broke down from being used as car rather than an ornament.

    That is what I was going to say, but I will rise above such things and be one of the few owners that actually turn up to events, even if the car is ruff and ready.

    Bushboy



    Mark knows both myself and Dave mean no offense ( he is just an easy target) ;-), and both his and Jim's cars are I think the best examples of our cars that I have ever seen, and I agree that the Princes should try and attend to show what is possible and raise the profile of the car.

    Dirk

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    Calm down.. Calm down...I'm prepared to undertake such an arduous Journey to represent the Marque in my car (which is just as pretty as Marks (unlike Bushboys "Tatty old Eureka") yet actually gets driven from time to time)....

    ..er.. that's assuming it can actually get there and doesn't break down again..
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    Alistair, I will now call you Ilean as one of your legs is now longer than the other.

    Yes the princess, trailered or driven to the photo shoot, would be a better option than the Eureka. I will turn up if no one else is willing to lob up in a Nova. We must do what we can to promote our chosen passion and MUST have an example for the shoot.

    Come on troops, some one out there must have a more photographic example.

    Phil, we could make a road trip out of it, I'll drive up to Scotland and follow you to the shoot with a tow rope!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushboy View Post
    Alistair, I will now call you Ilean as one of your legs is now longer than the other.

    Yes the princess, trailered or driven to the photo shoot, would be a better option than the Eureka. I will turn up if no one else is willing to lob up in a Nova. We must do what we can to promote our chosen passion and MUST have an example for the shoot.

    Come on troops, some one out there must have a more photographic example.

    Phil, we could make a road trip out of it, I'll drive up to Scotland and follow you to the shoot with a tow rope!!

    Bushboy
    That's brilliant Bushboy! Hahaha ... I wish both my legs were longer (I'm just a wee chap!) ... can you pull the other one too?

    I know you're joking, but if there's any possibility of you driving up to Scotland and following Phill to the shoot I'd love to come along too!

    Seriously, I really do think you should take the Reek even if a 'UK' Nova goes too ... ie the International angle I mentioned previously.

    Cheers, Ilean

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    The CKC VW special photo shoot was today down near Donington , there was a good turn out of very different cars which included

    Sidewinder Buggy
    Wizard Van
    Chesil 365
    Madison GP
    Nova (Ray and Gary in Ray's red car)
    Avante

    It was a bit of an eye opener as to the work involved getting all the shots that you just don't think about when you read the magazine.

    It was a bit apprehensive handing over the keys to a stranger (no one else has driven my car) for a test drive and I think that the Avante and Nova will come last in his driving verdict. I did ask him which scared him the most and he was very diplomatic and said "all the cars drive differently but they are a bit difficult to see out of" I think he was referring to pulling out of the car park onto quite a fast main road, I think we have all learnt to try and pull out at 90 deg so you can see out of the passenger window left but he was more like 45 deg so you end up looking at fiberglass.
    They are a scary car to drive at first and do take some getting use to.
    I think it would be wrong for me to post my photos before the magazine comes out and I am sure they will be much better than mine. But a bit of self indulgence here is one on mine.



    A good day out.

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    Excellent Dirk ... well done for flying the flag with Ray & Gary!!

    Did they say which edition of CKC will have the feature?

    Alistair

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    I think they work a couple of months ahead so probably November. We did all get a copy of the latest issue a week before they hit the shelves. They will also send us a free copy of the one we appeared in.

    Dirk

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    Crikey Dirk - when I think back to what you started with, and what you have now, I can't imagine your car will be anywhere near the bottom of the pile when it comes to driving experience!

    You've got good visibility front and side, and rear three-quarters is better than most exotics, plus you have engineered out all of the bump-steer with your custom geometry... what's not to like???

    I bet the GP Madison was a soft-top, if it was the coupe variant you wouldn't be able to get into the thing, let alone see out of it
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