I am reminded of the time I raced...

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I am reminded of the time I raced...

Postby AdrianFRST on Thu Jan 03, 2002 3:09 pm

...Reginald Entwhistle (76) in his 1973 Austin Maxi Vaden Plas Auto.

As I pulled up to the lights I looked to my right and saw Reg, aggressively revving his engine. I knew he was up for a race. The classic Jazz pumping out of his ICE seemed only to further his anticipation. I flicked my FRST into high boost and tightened up my Seatbelts. Reg adjusted his Klunk Klip and pulled the choke out a notch. I could see his eyes behind those horn rimmed spectacles, glowing fiery red with adrenaline...

Reg got a good start from the lights, his 13" steels and 165 tyres gripped surprisingly well, I fluffed 2nd to third and hit the rev limiter, loseing valuable time, in which Reg shifted his 4 speed box into third, looked in his chrome wing mirrors and dialled in Radio 2 as he sped off into the distance.

Determined not to be another notch on his dashboard I planted it and as my 18"s tore up the tarmac I could see Reg in the distance, approaching a series of twisty bends...

With remarkable heel and toe, he shifted the Maxi with exquisite precision through the first hairpin, handbrake on as the rear glided around before catching it with a little opposite lock, cadence braking to shift weight to the front without skidding into the next bend.

On his tail, I followed the same line and entered the hairpin, skidding slightly before correcting and loosing vital speed. Reg was getting further and further away, I could barely hear the tappety rattle of his 'A' series 1.3 litre as the beige monster shot up the road.

As I exited the bends I could see Reg sat on the bumper of a WRX, flashing him to move over. He appeared to be shifting around on the vinyl trim trying to see past the Subaru. Eventually the Scooby moved over as Reg dropped the Maxi's auto box in to third, stepped on the gas and annihilated the Oriental supercar.

By the time I'd caught up with the Subaru, Reg was long gone...

A most embarrassing experience... :rolleyes:
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Postby Choosey on Thu Jan 03, 2002 3:12 pm

:smile:
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Postby chumkila on Thu Jan 03, 2002 4:37 pm

ooh matron!! :eek:
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Postby elm_us on Thu Jan 03, 2002 5:04 pm

all i got to say is :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby fiesta boy on Fri Jan 04, 2002 6:04 am

:bonkers: :lol:
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Postby Robz_Fester on Fri Jan 04, 2002 9:00 am

Ad, you bored mate?
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Postby Ian C70T5 on Fri Jan 04, 2002 9:22 am

Ade, that is superb mate....

LOVED IT.. such a way with words
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Postby TJ on Fri Jan 04, 2002 9:38 am

Ade dont go Nova baiting mate, they'l tear you apart.
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Postby Doc on Fri Jan 04, 2002 9:46 am

Nowt like deliving into the archives :wink:
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Postby Excursion on Fri Jan 04, 2002 3:02 pm

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Postby KEVFRST on Fri Jan 04, 2002 3:06 pm

What a great tale! Was on the edge of the seat readin that! :lol:
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Postby dorno on Fri Jan 04, 2002 3:16 pm

actually that would b quite a laugh, putting a supercharged V8 out of a jag or summin into a stock-looking maxi, then watching the look on ppl's faces as you disappear into the twilight! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Dan_200sx on Fri Jan 04, 2002 5:39 pm

I'm gonna get stick for this but here goes...............

thats why i drive an escort!!! :grin: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Tom SX on Fri Jan 04, 2002 6:09 pm

ha, you better never challenge my beast of a fiesta at the lights then m8! :eek:
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Postby Dan_200sx on Sat Jan 05, 2002 11:04 am

HA HA

I was the one driving the Metro!!

Sorry to embarass you boyz :lol:
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Postby dorno on Thu Jan 23, 2003 8:26 pm

Sorry to drag this up, guys, but classic posts? please? gwan it's so blatantly a classic! pimsle every time i read this :D
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Postby blonde racer on Thu Jan 23, 2003 8:29 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby JamieFRST on Thu Jan 23, 2003 8:32 pm

Glad you dragged it up m8, must have missed that one :wink: very good ade.
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Postby James_16v on Thu Jan 23, 2003 8:48 pm

pimsle :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Brycey on Thu Jan 23, 2003 8:53 pm

:lol::lol::lol:O:lol::lol::lol:M:lol::lol::lol:G:lol::lol::lol:

How funny!
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Postby Project on Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:28 am

I think it's time to send this one into Classics.

Anyone agree???
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Postby Maff Si on Fri Jan 24, 2003 1:55 am

Project ST2000 wrote:I think it's time to send this one into Classics.

Anyone agree???


Yep still great after all these years :lol:
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Postby TJ on Fri Jan 24, 2003 9:20 am

Yes this was a classic post no doubt!!
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Postby Russ_Gti on Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:32 am

classic, classic, classic, classic, classic, classic

we all chant with desire :D
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Postby AdrianFRST on Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:26 am

*trips up*

Whuh? Oooh... *click*
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Postby JamieFRST on Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:28 am

Is this a classic ade? if it aint it should be...
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Postby alwaysmods2do on Mon Jun 30, 2003 10:26 am

v good ade :rolleyes:
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Postby SimonT on Mon Jun 30, 2003 10:32 am

:)
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Postby Project on Mon Jun 30, 2003 3:13 pm

Off to the Phil Candy show with you then...
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Postby JamieFRST on Mon Jun 30, 2003 3:14 pm

Where it belongs :wink:
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Postby Hedgetrimmer Steve on Wed Sep 03, 2003 11:58 pm

I used to have an austin maxi, very reliable cars they were.

Believe it or not they share the same doors and the austin "landcrap" which i also used to own.

Good qulaity B series engine in, the 5 bearing crank one.
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Postby AC 2003 on Tue May 25, 2004 5:24 pm

Quality post i must say :)
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