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Old 15-10-2017, 11:03 AM   #751
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This is excellent! I have really enjoyed this thread. Great to see one of these rare cars saved. Showroom fresh!
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Old 15-10-2017, 05:30 PM   #752
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Hello Folks,

An absolutely gorgeous day by the beach at Great Yarmouth seafront, to join
an eclectic mix of ancient and modern American cars, a couple of supercars
and be more or less the only hot hatch on display. The R5 kinda stole the
show, with so many people being quite bowled-over by it. As ever, let the
pics do the talking...















I have one remaining ambition and that is for one of the previous two owners
to present themselves at one of these shows, not only to meet them but to
see the expressions of probable disbelief at their sighting. I live in hope...

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Old 15-10-2017, 07:46 PM   #753
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It's a credit to your hard work. Lovely car.
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it looks amazing!!

a real credit to you!!
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I drove past about midday, trying to have a glance over, see a few American classics at the front and a lot of people gathered in a crowd and could see passed them. Looked a good turn out. The traffic nose to tail all the way out of Yarmouth down the acle straight, must of been a busy day.
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Old 17-10-2017, 01:22 PM   #756
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Thanks guys

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Glad to see it also finished. A credit to you Steve. Hope you get the 5th gear sorted out
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This is excellent! I have really enjoyed this thread. Great to see one of these rare cars saved. Showroom fresh!
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It's a credit to your hard work. Lovely car.
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it looks amazing!! a real credit to you!!
I have also just recently read back through this thread, with the occasional
lump in my throat, because at times it looked like the car would never get to
completion. There were all these people who had subscribed; were they more
or less resigned to seeing this project die, like several do? Had they removed
their subscriptions?

Within the first few weeks of owning this car, someone unknown to me, yet
quite obviously jealous, decided to key every panel including digging quite a
groove in the roof! It's a dreadful emotion that I've also encountered on this
thread and a few others on DW, taking into account that there have been two
zero ratings - I mean is this thread _really_ so terrible?

To counter that there have been several voices of support and proper rivalry,
with clear intentions of friendship. Whilst I will declare that I am a bit ambivalent
about posting here these days, you have no idea guys about just how valuable
your support has been to me! I'm hoping that by seeing the car completed you
will be inspired to begin or continue your own projects right through to the end.

A car like this R5GTT has become an object where I have simply become its
temporary keeper and hopefully it will have several more in the future. That
doesn't change the way I drive it, because the intention was always there to
enjoy it out on the road. Oh boy, have I missed the thrills of driving this car!

At the start I had no idea that I'd create a thread here that would generate
so much interest. It's now in danger of reaching the top 6 of the most read
in this section! How did that happen?

To those with the jealous bent, go to a mirror and look yourself in the eye,
that is if you can bear it. To everyone else, I can only say thank you so much
for your ongoing support. It has meant that I've seen this through to the end
and possess a very pleasing sight to many appreciative people. Thanks.

By the way, the spending hasn't stopped. I have just placed a deposit down
for a programmable AEI unit from France. Karl, my mechanical genius asked:
why do I need a programmable AEI unit? To future-proof the car, of course

Regards,
Steve

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Like I've alluded to before,
it'll be a credit to WHEN IT'S DONE!

Now pull your bloody finger out and get that rear spoiler on!
and without pics it didn't happen!


Seriously though! - A fantastic job to be proud of and I like the fact that you put sooo much love and attention to detail in to it but still drive it like it should be - sure trailer queens have their place but you have my respect!

Enjoy!

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Now pull your bloody finger out and get that rear spoiler on!
and without pics it didn't happen!
...and your trick for hurrying a paint-shop is??
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Seriously though! - A fantastic job to be proud of and I like the fact that you put sooo much love and attention to detail in to it but still drive it like it should be - sure trailer queens have their place but you have my respect!
Enjoy!
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