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    Posted: 13 Feb 2018 at 1:57pm
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Hello Dave,

I know how you feel - the forum sometimes is like a big dark echoey cave and no one else seems to be there (like the imagery?). Now I know you posted in your region's cave, and I am from another region, so I am expecting that I will now have to pay the ultimate price as decreed by the Club Elders, who I am pretty sure all look like a mixture of Professor Dumbledore, Gandalf and of course, Vitruvius.


The ultimate price? The guilty one has to wear a baseball cap adorned with a logo of four horizontal circles/rings that I think belong to some foreign Johnnie called something like “Dirk Tekneek”.Wink Oh the shame.


I hope you will forgive me prattling on here. I just felt, possibly mistakenly, that a bit of chat – all be it from a dweller from a different dark cave, might just raise a smile and let you know you are not alone! And no, I'm not talking Area 51 here.


Preston...I noticed some of your posts mention Preston, Lancashire (as opposed to Preston, the young singer blokey who was on Celebrity BB a decade or more ago, so my niece informed me). I am currently living down south of Sheffield - Eastern Region territory. However, in the early 2000's, I did live in Garstang and Preston was my main large town (as it was then, city now, I believe!). I liked it a lot, not least for a fabulous old Italian cafe/coffee shop in the town on Fishergate – Bruccianis – amazing decor. I understand it has gone downhill quality-wise a bit in recent years. Pity.


I also found the cheapest barbers I have found in the last 30 years anywhere... I think it was on Blackpool Road. £2.50 – No1 and trim. Bargain.


A BMW story from my time in Preston. One Saturday in October 2003, I was driving about town buying stuff here and there. A couple of times I had been cut-up by a prat in a very nice new E46 M3, with a younger prat beside him looking very amused. The guy was driving like a complete idiot. Entirely by chance, I came across him a few times through the day, and everytime he should have been nicked for dangerous driving and without due care etc. Later in the afternoon, I was heading along Blackpool Road in town on my way home when suddenly the same idiot screamed past me at a ridiculous speed, yet again.


I decided to find out what was going on... from a discreet distance (thankfully he had slowed down a bit) and I followed him out of Preston on the A59 towards J31 (M6). He sped up again, overtaking crazily, and I lost him. I headed out to the twin roundabouts at J31, went as far as the second one, and decided he was probably half way to Blackburn by then, so I swung round to come back into town. But as I approached the bridge to go under the M6, with my window part open, I heard squealing of ‘out of control’ tyres and that sickening crunch-thud of plastic bumper in a big shunt with something hard and at speed.


Coming round the second roundabout, I couldn’t believe my eyes (OK, I did, just)... I circled round, stopping in a lay by for a minute or so grabbing a little compact camera and driving past slowly, snapped this:


Bit sad as it was a lovely motor, but also a bit relieved as it felt like that was some sort of divine intervention crossed with natural justice... I wondered how the police had got there so quickly but then realised that one of main Motorway Police Unit stations is located about 50 metres away, just off the roundabout.


Still not quite sure how the driver managed to get it into that position... must have been going some. I have a sneaking suspicion it would have been a bit more than a ‘ChipsAway’ job.


That’s more than enough for now. Fraternal greetings from the Eastern Cave. I may be mad, but you are not alone!


Best wishes


Peter



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Yes, we're all still here Dave, just waiting to join in the interesting topics like this one :-)

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I'm wondering if that M3 suffered from a cracked boot floor
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PDJT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 2018 at 11:34pm
Ha!Thumbs Up

Or in the inimitable words of The Black Knight, "Tis but a scratch".



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdSLP-qz_fw

"Some say The Black Knight is a distant relative of The Stig".

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rpennington Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 2018 at 6:53pm
I would have been at the idiot too & giving him the as I drove by. Serves himself right did look a nice car though.
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