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Tartan TarmacElliot Roberts throwback!

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Is that a Henson M30??

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It was the run to Newton Stewart that I got a bit of air off a bridge, then straight into a left hander when I saw my exhaust overtaking me as I braked for the corner 😂 No idea what run the pic above was from. Early days tho as it still had the v6 in it.

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I’ve got it out and running again. Might mot it this week.

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Ian Forth

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Think i was in the same spot last week

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I'm sure I had some good pictures of the henson from one of the HH's, can't remember which year. But struggle to get them since photobucket turned in to a mess 🙄

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Stewart Richardson I though this was your picture until I couldn't see Justin Phillips

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The new series of Top Gear kicks off tonight... are you looking forward to it or a bit meh?

Has the huge amount YouTube car content made TV shows like this largely redundant or is it still a highlight of the week?
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What's Top Gear?

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The format is dreadful. Staged and predictable. Had its day.

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Been "meh" for years 🙁

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I still like it . The grand tour is getting awful though. 6 episodes in and not enjoyed a single one yet

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Still better than the Grand Tour. The best bit in all 3 seasons so far of the grand tour was the Jim Clark film

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Can’t stick Paddy what’s his name so no chance from me.

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I forgot that was tonight, glad it's not the new presenters yet.

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I’d rather watch car sos far better not the same since clarkson, Hammond, and may got the boot

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Desperately trying replace a genuine chemistry (whether you liked the individuals or not) with z list celebs / "lads" with a history of outrageous behaviour but no known talents. Needs a total rethink or be put out of our misery

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I don't think Top Gear or The Grand Tour are much cop now but will watch it as it's got cars on it 😄

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I’m moving more towards the internet created shows tbh

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Matt le blanc is the worst presenter that's ever been

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I like Matt, Chris and Rory- I think it's more about the cars now than it was before (more Luke the older episodes of the original top gear)

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The last two series with Chris , Rory and Matt have been as good as peak Clarkson, May and Hammond. Don't get me wrong some of the studio bits are a bit forced and awkward but you can tell that the three of them work well together, play off each other and can generally have a laugh and made a car show around that. Matt's enthusiasm for massive power tools and plant equipment is as genuine and as hilarious as May's love of the mundane I.e Sandero, Panda etc. Harris is the petrol head and Rory shows you the car culture side that you wouldn't have gotten with Clarkson, Hammond and May. Whether you like them or not, can't we just celebrate the sheer variety of content that is out there for us petrol heads to watch. Whether it be wrenching, lifestyle, drifting, classics, exotics, muscle cars, there is something for everyone. If you don't like it, there will be something for you.

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Is this the one with the new line up of Freddy Flintoff, Paddy McGuiness and Chris Harris? Ill watch it but im unsure about it.

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It is a bit meh but all the moreso for knowing the next Top Gear's presenters and series look much more fun.

4 days ago
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Quite like Matt, Chris & Rory so looking forward to it. I'll probably give it a miss next year though.

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I watch it because it fills an hour - both TG and GT Neither are that good though.... but they are mildly entertaining

4 days ago
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Considering the budget of GT it’s really disappointing, they just regurgitate the same half a dozen ideas in different places with the same jokes and mickey taking. TG is worth watching for Chris Harris pieces and his humour

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Pretty sure I’ve seen all the good bits in adverts on TV and Facebook.

4 days ago
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The Grand Tour has become the most ridiculously fake show on TV. I watched it the other day having not seen any episodes for a while. It's so forced that I was cringing at how bad it is.

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Chris Harris on Cars is a bit of a knob .... Rory Reid is a much better presenter and decent guy (In my opinion)

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I think 5th gear is a much better show.

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I prefer the recent series to how it had died over last 4/5 yrs with clarkson et al. But I much prefer Chris Harris own stuff where he just gets stuck into the cars and driving. Still makes for reasonable Sunday evening tv.

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Worth a watch, I like the current line up. Gran tour is good but agree it’s a bit ott on the scripted side.

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Got myself a new wheel centre. Loving the look. Anyone else interested in having the same? 50mm domed gel sticker. Would cost about £3 + postage.

If there's enough interest we can get an order made up.

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Got myself a new wheel centre. Loving the look. Anyone else interested in having the same? 50mm domed gel sticker. Would cost about £3 + postage.

If theres enough interest we can get an order made up.

If its the tackiest thing youve ever seen. Cest la vie.

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Would maybe get two or three but not for the steering wheel - old tax disc holder or bumper maybe!

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Get 52mm for wheel centres and complete the look on the car 🙂

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What company made the domed stickers ? I am looking to have some made up for my project. Thanks

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Might stick with this at the moment. Only good looking thing on the Ligier 🤣

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TT centre caps for the winter wheels on the Polo GTI 😄👍

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There are worse things than tacky!

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Me: “Lid’s a bit tired. Repaint it please Joe. Saltire on a nice rich metallic blue”
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Pure dead chuffed with the result. Brilliant job by Rennat HelmetDesign.

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Me: “Lid’s a bit tired. Repaint it please Joe. Saltire on a nice rich metallic blue”
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Pure dead chuffed with the result. Brilliant job by Rennat HelmetDesign. 

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Looks great

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Sammy Millar

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Beauty

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Did the same with my first lid (was just white before, a Shoei) along with my name and Ecurie Ecosse on it. Totally noob job though compared to this excellent top notch finish.

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I need mine done, but I'm not fast enough yet😞

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Tartan Tarmac added 28 new photos — at Milano Steak House.

The final batch of photos from last month's breakfast meet at Milano Steak House. Who's looking forward to next weekend?
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The final batch of photos from last months breakfast meet at Milano Steak House. Whos looking forward to next weekend?

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Dean Logan right at your house

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Colin Bashford when and where is the next meet?

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Great shots as usual Colin 👍

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👀 always wanted to go but it's far to early for me

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Great Pictures John Steele

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Is this now fully booked as page says out of stock?

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TT Team is the 24th sold out as cant seem to book on site?

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