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Re: Cars

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:55 pm

The ABC 891, asked me a few questions in the Colonnades Carpark this arvo. They were out and about getting a feel for the publics thoughts. For the main, noone is really shocked.
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Re: Cars

Postby Booney » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:18 am

mighty_tiger_79 wrote:The ABC 891, asked me a few questions in the Colonnades Carpark this arvo. They were out and about getting a feel for the publics thoughts. For the main, noone is really shocked.


They haven't been a "Holden" since the closure of the Elizabeth plant, they're as much a Holden as the Commodore with a Chevy badge on it is a Chevrolet.
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Re: Cars

Postby tigerpie » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:44 am

Holden should've bought GM out in the 70's.
Had its own engine plants, design team etc.
Id like to know what the financial arrangements were in regard to money sent to the US.
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Re: Cars

Postby Jim05 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:48 am

tigerpie wrote:Holden should've bought GM out in the 70's.
Had its own engine plants, design team etc.
Id like to know what the financial arrangements were in regard to money sent to the US.

Doubt anything would have saved them.
Production costs are way too high in this country
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Re: Cars

Postby Bandit » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:49 pm

Jim05 wrote:
tigerpie wrote:Holden should've bought GM out in the 70's.
Had its own engine plants, design team etc.
Id like to know what the financial arrangements were in regard to money sent to the US.

Doubt anything would have saved them.
Production costs are way too high in this country

Yet the factory workers continued to strike for better wages (all companies not just holden) shot themselves in the foot there.
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Re: Cars

Postby gadj1976 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:26 pm

Jim05 wrote:
tigerpie wrote:Holden should've bought GM out in the 70's.
Had its own engine plants, design team etc.
Id like to know what the financial arrangements were in regard to money sent to the US.

Doubt anything would have saved them.
Production costs are way too high in this country


Yeh, combination of unions driving wages up and tariffs on imported cars being removed in the 80s or 90s made it impossible to stay competitive.
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Re: Cars

Postby Bandit » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:34 pm

If you like footy, and you like cars, and you like Port (probably just Booney reading by now) then checkout Charlie Dixons youtube channel.
The F100 build shows a different side to the bloke. Doesnt pretend to know it all, just documenting the process and having fun.
Some highlights were the dog shitting in the back of his ute and Dixon cutting sick at himself when he missed a gear change drag racing his monaro. He's pretty into it thats for sure.
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Re: Cars

Postby Booney » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:36 pm

Bandit wrote:If you like footy, and you like cars, and you like Port (probably just Booney reading by now) then checkout Charlie Dixons youtube channel.
The F100 build shows a different side to the bloke. Doesnt pretend to know it all, just documenting the process and having fun.
Some highlights were the dog shitting in the back of his ute and Dixon cutting sick at himself when he missed a gear change drag racing his monaro. He's pretty into it thats for sure.


Haha!

Yeah, big Charlie loves his cars, his old man has a couple of nice ones and the "Effy" will be a ripper when it's done.
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Re: Cars

Postby Bandit » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:02 pm

Booney wrote:
Bandit wrote:If you like footy, and you like cars, and you like Port (probably just Booney reading by now) then checkout Charlie Dixons youtube channel.
The F100 build shows a different side to the bloke. Doesnt pretend to know it all, just documenting the process and having fun.
Some highlights were the dog shitting in the back of his ute and Dixon cutting sick at himself when he missed a gear change drag racing his monaro. He's pretty into it thats for sure.


Haha!

Yeah, big Charlie loves his cars, his old man has a couple of nice ones and the "Effy" will be a ripper when it's done.

Latest video with Wines and Clurey at the bend had me cringing as Wines was searching for 3rd in the monaro, if you cant find em grind em!
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Re: Cars

Postby Spargo » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:19 pm

Bandit wrote:
Booney wrote:
Bandit wrote:If you like footy, and you like cars, and you like Port (probably just Booney reading by now) then checkout Charlie Dixons youtube channel.
The F100 build shows a different side to the bloke. Doesnt pretend to know it all, just documenting the process and having fun.
Some highlights were the dog shitting in the back of his ute and Dixon cutting sick at himself when he missed a gear change drag racing his monaro. He's pretty into it thats for sure.


Haha!

Yeah, big Charlie loves his cars, his old man has a couple of nice ones and the "Effy" will be a ripper when it's done.

Latest video with Wines and Clurey at the bend had me cringing as Wines was searching for 3rd in the monaro, if you cant find em grind em!

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Re: Cars

Postby Booney » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:53 am

Bandit wrote:
Booney wrote:
Bandit wrote:If you like footy, and you like cars, and you like Port (probably just Booney reading by now) then checkout Charlie Dixons youtube channel.
The F100 build shows a different side to the bloke. Doesnt pretend to know it all, just documenting the process and having fun.
Some highlights were the dog shitting in the back of his ute and Dixon cutting sick at himself when he missed a gear change drag racing his monaro. He's pretty into it thats for sure.


Haha!

Yeah, big Charlie loves his cars, his old man has a couple of nice ones and the "Effy" will be a ripper when it's done.

Latest video with Wines and Clurey at the bend had me cringing as Wines was searching for 3rd in the monaro, if you cant find em grind em!


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Re: Cars

Postby Booney » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:53 am

Spargo wrote:Kane doesn’t approve.


Can't say I'm a fan of the activity for blokes we're paying 600k a year.
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Re: Cars

Postby Bandit » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:30 pm

Went on a car cruise organised by "drivin with dixon" on the weekend. Cant speak highly enough about the bloke. So many people going up to say their bit to him, he never stopped smiling and he took the time to say geday to my 4yo lad while we were checking his monaro out. Going to be a challenge getting the young fella following the catters now im sure, made his night. "Hi Dixon" with a huge smile was the response haha.
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Re: Cars

Postby Booney » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:53 am

Bandit wrote:Went on a car cruise organised by "drivin with dixon" on the weekend. Cant speak highly enough about the bloke. So many people going up to say their bit to him, he never stopped smiling and he took the time to say geday to my 4yo lad while we were checking his monaro out. Going to be a challenge getting the young fella following the catters now im sure, made his night. "Hi Dixon" with a huge smile was the response haha.


Missed it as I was on the gas Saturday otherwise would have been there myself.
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Re: Cars

Postby Booney » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:39 am

Drivin with Dixon has a Show n Shine for all makes at Burleigh Ave, Woodville North this Saturday from 5pm.

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Re: Cars

Postby gadj1976 » Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:19 am

Booney wrote:Drivin with Dixon has a Show n Shine for all makes at Burleigh Ave, Woodville North this Saturday from 5pm.

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Hmm, depends what the weather is like. My windscreen wipers are on vacuum and they are struggling! But thanks Booney I'll keep it in mind.
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Re: Cars

Postby the milky bar kid » Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:24 pm

Booney wrote:Drivin with Dixon has a Show n Shine for all makes at Burleigh Ave, Woodville North this Saturday from 5pm.

@tipper @gadj1976 @Bandit


Was a reasonable enough show, decent cross section of car genres. The venue was probably a bit small, especially when operating a vehicle of larger size.
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Re: Cars

Postby gadj1976 » Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:41 pm

the milky bar kid wrote:
Booney wrote:Drivin with Dixon has a Show n Shine for all makes at Burleigh Ave, Woodville North this Saturday from 5pm.

@tipper @gadj1976 @Bandit


Was a reasonable enough show, decent cross section of car genres. The venue was probably a bit small, especially when operating a vehicle of larger size.


I'm disappointed I didn't get there but I did have an afternoon meeting at a pub - so it wasn't conducive to driving to Woodville Saturday afternoon.

Thanks for the invite and I'll certainly keep these events in mind in future.

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Re: Cars

Postby tipper » Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:16 pm

I had it on my list of things to do saturday, unfortunately that was a very long list, and i couldnt squeeze it in.

Im following charlie on facebook now though so ill try to join his next one

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Re: Cars

Postby Bandit » Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:30 pm

Yep i was there and what a great turnout, best spot to watch was out the front seeing all the cars go past who couldnt park within 500m! I got there at 5pm and main park full.

Been watching Iron Empire too since the last meet they put on, they did a great job and its great to see the Adl car scene support them by getting out in good numbers. Hope they keep these going.

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