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Subject: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 07:32 PM

It seems that a lots of chaps seem to have a bit of a thing when they hit their mid forties, and feel the need to go out and buy something that gives them that little bit of rebelion, freedom, devil may care....................

Model T, Tri Chevy, E Type, Austin Healy Mk 111, Tr6, Aston DB6, Porche 911 1973 Carerra 2.3 RS.............Or the ultimate iron fist in a velvet glove...............In purple!
Bently

Even with a turbo the size of a dustbin, I think W.O. Would be pleased! All this for less than a middle of the range BMW 3 series, keep the milage under 5k a year and even the services are cheaper!

So what would be your crisis car?

Mines that big bad Bently Turbo R......................

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 07:38 PM

Sorry, can't spell Bentley.................Long day!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Gurney
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 08:03 PM

TVR. But I'm well past that sort of thing.
Unfortunately.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Wesley S
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 08:06 PM

Wouldn't that hurt your street cred as a folksinger? You can't sing the blues and drive home in a Bentley unless you're BB King.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: bobad
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 08:15 PM

This is mine - maybe one day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 09:22 PM

Tatra 603
and a female chauffeur dressed in full stern Eastern Bloc military style uniform..

or

Ford Consul MkII with all the rockabilly trimmings
and a course of driving lessons..

or

vintage National Health Service light blue 3 wheel
Invacar Invalid Carriage

http://www.virtualgaz.com/invacarpage.htm


Been a cyclist all my life and got round to seriously trying to get a driving license..


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: olddude
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 09:25 PM

Got ya all beat ... I drive a 1994 powered blue ford Taurus .. Yup
women throw there cloths at me when I drive that puppy cause it is so hot looking.. The rust gives it that real manly look also LOL ..


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,number 6
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 09:32 PM

this .... Citroen DS

and preferably in that exact colour.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 10:14 PM

As I have posted before: Hispano Suiza with Tulipwood body

(I have enough Tulipwood to make a small model...but...sheesh)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: frogprince
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 10:20 PM

I think I told Bill before, we saw that H.S. live at the Meadowbrook Concours here a few years ago. I must say, it is one of the all time stunning pieces of auto-as-art.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 03:48 AM

Really boring looking 20 year old 7 series Volvo - er - with a B234F+T engine (translation, a custom built hybrid of the twin-cam and turbocharged engines). On youtube you can find some examples of Swedes who have got them out to very silly powers and speeds, one of over 530 BHP, an engine running on a stand with the exhaust pipes glowing allegedly turning out about 1,000bhp (!) and two kids in their homebrew with the speedo needle pointing vertically downwards which would translate to about 170mph, apparently on public roads!!

ALthough I'd also like a series 7 or series 9 Jag, or a 3.8 Mark II, or a D-type replica.

I have ridden in a Bentley Mulsanne turbo (not the full 400 bhp jobbie linked to above) and was underwhelmed. Not as much sheer grunt as I would have expected and the redline was a mere 4,500 revs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Will Fly
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 04:28 AM

Well I've hit my mid-60s, and my car - the most comfortable car I've ever owned - in immaculate condition, large, powerful, 23 years old, head-turning, sexy (hah!), silver, leather seats, thirsty, turbocharged - is my 1987 Volvo 240 GLT Estate...

Women don't throw their clothes at me when I drive past - they add an extra layer.

It's an old warhorse but it's only done 90,000 miles in 23 years and the 2.3 litre engine can pull 5 musicians and a ton of gear. Oh, and on a good day, I can get over 20mpg.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 04:40 AM

Style and Grace


(click)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 04:43 AM

Sorry link don't woik.
Try pasting this instead.
http://pixdaus.com/pics/1248029333x8d3nT9.jpg


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: gnu
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 05:06 AM

None a them there would be much good goin through Salmon River Red Mud haulin firewood in late fall after a heavy frost just thawed. And, ya'd never get to the beer store during a nor'easter neither.

Ford F150 4X4 for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 05:36 AM

Now getting a new guitar or concertina is a much more sensible way of dealing with a middle age crisis. Or most crises.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 06:00 AM

I have a snazzy-looking 12-year-old Ford Fiesta in dark blue and my wife has a pale blue Honda Jazz. Any time I happen to be driving her car I get tailgated, but I never get tailgated in the Fiesta.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Acorn4
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 06:02 AM

The "menopausal men with expensive guitars" is indeed a well known folk phenomenon, but at least, unlike motorbikes, it poses no risk to life and limb.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 09:31 AM

It does if they bring 'em to our session.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Gurney
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 03:10 PM

OldDude, they probably throw their cloths (sic) at you because they want you to clean THEIR cars!

It is a good job that dreams are free, eh. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 03:18 PM

Will, it is just possible to shoe horn a B234F+T and an intercooler into a left-hand drive 2 series. Then they really go!


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: jacqui.c
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 04:46 PM

I had my middle age crisis car - a bright yellow Fiat Punto GT that could do up to 120 mph. It was great fun flooring it when the guy alongside sat revving up and grinning at the middle aged lady in the little car.

I loved that car but changed to a Citroen four door saloon when the grandbabies came along.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: RangerSteve
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 04:51 PM

Mine was a Jeep Wrangler. They looked so cool, and Wrangler owners wave to each other on the road, so it seems like you're joining a club that doesn't have any specific rules as to membership, except for the car. It lasted me 10 years and 200,000 miles, but in the end, with repairs, I think I paid twice what it originally cost, and in the end, had so many things wrong with it that my mechanic couldn't fix that I had to replace it. I don't recommend Wranglers, regardless of how much fun they are to drive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 05:29 PM

Man, ya'll don't know how to have no mid-life crisis!!! Ya'll listen up... Part og havin' one isn't gettin' some stuffy-ass Volvo, Bentley (which BTW, are junk) or ugly Citroens... Not a head-turner in the bunch... I mean, let's get real here... Accordin' to the MidLife Crisis Handbook ya' gotta have somethin' with some flair... You know, style... Like a nice Posrsche Carrara... 'Er a AC Cobra (kit car, of course)... 'Er even a tricked out 48 Chevu Fleetwood...

But no more talk of old man's car's please...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 05:53 PM

"that could do up to 120 mph"

I've been out with blokes ragging old bangers that could do the same ;-)
Mind you I've been on bikes at that speed, and that can feel more impressive..


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,josep
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 05:57 PM

I bought a Toyota Paseo in 92 and drove it until last year when I got a Prius. 17 years and almost 300,000 miles. For me, a midlife crisis is paying $4 a gallon for gas again. Now, I'm better prepared. So drive your gas guzzlers and impress the ladies. You won't have the money to take them anywhere but you sure got a nice car. To me, a gas economic car is the way to go. Those who think having some monster that goes from 0-60 in 3 seconds is macho and liberating are stupid fools. Wake up. The only gas-saver I won't buy is a smart car. I want something that won't send me through the windshield if I collide with some kid on his tricycle.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,Bob L
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 07:41 PM

How about one of these?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,Bob L
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 07:43 PM

Oh b****r - the clicky didn't work. Anyway, it's http://scamps.forumotion.co.uk/users/1314/34/34/25/avatars/26-47.jpg


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 07:53 PM

More borin' ass cars...

Ya'll don't know squat about no middle-life crisises, do you...

(No, Boberdz... They all into the twilight years an' can't remmber what really cool cars are... I mean a Volvo??? Yeah right... Real cool, Pops!!!)

Hey, I didn't say Volvo, gol danged it!!!

Screw a Volvo in a mid-life crisis... Won't do squat... Give me somethin' with style and ...

...balls!!!

Now we're ready for a mid-life crisis...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 09:15 PM

I'm well past forty, but I am readying up for my SECOND midlife crisis, and am thinking this time I will have me a 45-foot schooner. Much cooler than any Bentley.




A


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 10:30 PM

Thank you, Amos!!!

That's what I am talkin' about!!! A 45 foot schooner!!! Not a friggin', ahhhhhhh, Volvo!!!

Get with the program here... This aint a geezer thread...

B;~)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 11:51 PM

I wouldn't want one of these, but my Rog's friend drove up from AZ just to talk to the folks who custom-build Flying Miatas. I didn't see any up close and he didn't buy one, but it sure looks as though these folks have fun with their expensive cars! And, they are just up the road a ways from us.:-)

A long time ago, I stood right next to a 1934 Cord and fell in love. I cannot find a good picture of one from that year, but this one isn't too bad: clickety.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 01:57 AM

In 1999, I was 51, single for seven years, and not having much luck with my love life. So, I bought a red, two-door 1999 Honda Civic. I think it reminded me of a very attractive woman who drove a similar car....but I didn't get to first base with her.
Three years later, I fell in love with a woman with a child, dogs, cats, and a Volvo station wagon; got married; and settled down. As with most of my cars, the hot little Honda ended up in the hands of a teenager - my stepson. But this is the first car I've given to a teenager, that hasn't been trashed in six months.

-Joe Offer, who never was comfortable having a middle-age crisis-


....but sometimes I wonder what happened to the very attractive woman with the red Civic...I never even got up the courage to ask her out.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 07:07 AM

Okay, we have Amos and Kat who are ready for the mid-life crisis... Hondas, as Joe found out, won't get you to first base...

BTW, Kat... The Miatas aren't really all that expensive... You can find a nice used one for less than $5000...

The '34 Cord??? Different story... But a real classic raodster...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 12:11 PM

Yeah, if I could do it any way I wanted, a Cord or a Bugatti would surely fill the bill...



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 02:03 PM

and for after middle age?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: romanyman
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 03:07 PM

And for after mid life , my old chevy monster truck, with mahoosive don chepeck tyres, a 8 inch body lift and matching suspension lift, oh i wish i never sold it. Even though mr plod hated it, the old girl passed mot after mot,


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 06:11 PM

Boring Volvo
Another boring Volvo (witha v8 in)
A boring OLD Volvo
All Volvo (but not from the SAME Volvo)
16 valve turbo running 11.8
578Hp at 6300rpm, over 500Hp from 5200 to 7700rpm
Look where the speedo gets to!


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 07:42 PM

I really have no crisis.... I have This. It has done almost everything I really needed for 16 years. (And, it has curtains.... and 3 interchangable seats in back. I have slept in it, carried massive loads in it, used it for temporary storage and dared little sports cars to challenge me for lanes. 5 more years...please.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 07:54 PM

When I get to middle age I'll tell you.

Dave MacKenzie (age 62)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 08:06 PM

Richard, Richard, Richard...

What am I gonna do with you???

I mean, yeah, there are plenty of nutballs out there who drink a few too many and end up trickin' out boring Volvos to go down a 1/4 mile track really fast... Like who cares, mah man???

We're talkin' midlife crisis here... Not tricked out drag cars...

Google up '34 Cord here... That is what we are talkin' about here... Not 11 second drag cars... Mid life crisises is about womenz and they don't want to ride nowhere in a tricked out Volvo drag car... Or any Volvo, for that matter...

Now here's a few more hot cars for the mid life crisisers:

The new Dodge Charger is hot...

The new Camaro is hot...

The new Mustangs are hot...

These are babe's cars... You wnata a mid life crisis then keep the heck away from Volvos, no matter how fast or slow they are...

Jus' MO, of course...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,becca72
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 10:13 AM

When I get to middle age I want this one:

isn't she lovely?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: romanyman
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 11:16 AM

bobert why do you like hairdressers cars ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 11:55 AM

Is that the 1954 definition of "hair"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Micca
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 12:07 PM

Becca, at a very low point in my life (in the throes of my first divorce) One of those cars ,in powder blue, driven by a very beautiful hapa-Hawaiian girl (a cousin of my sisters in laws) picked me up and took me out for the day driveing me around Oahu HI to Hanauma Bay. It gave my morale an incredible boost. I have always loved them since, listening to American pie and singing along on the Kamehameha Hiway passed Pearl Harbour!! Happy days.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 12:09 PM

Yeah, Becca... She's a nice one, fir sure...

What is a hairdresser car, anyway???


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Zen
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 12:22 PM

Nissan Micra... my middle age crisis is buying nice instruments so I don't have any spare money for a better car!


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 12:57 PM

Becca

Since I was about 14 I have been in love with 1966 Stang convertible too. But I want a baby blue one with white leather interior.

sigh....


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Becca72
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 04:18 PM

Tam,

I asked for one for my 8th birthday. I'm still waitin'. :-(


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Micca
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 04:33 PM

Tam, It was immaculate pale blue with a slightly cream coloured (not stark white but more mellow colour) beautiful!! and looked just like Beccas picture, except for the colour!!


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