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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

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Pro tip: Your fancy new free editing software is likely to have capabilities for seamlessly expunging roadkill incidents.


Yeah...a Pigeon, leisurely strolling across the road. Rolling Eyes I did miss it.

I made an earlier version of the published one but my wife said I should delete a FFS expletive after an old timer blocked half a narrow road in the town with a first class piece of illegal parking. I tried to edit it out but ruined the sound sync so it all had to go. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

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Pro tip: Your fancy new free editing software is likely to have capabilities for seamlessly expunging roadkill incidents.


Yeah...a Pigeon, leisurely strolling across the road. Rolling Eyes I did miss it.

I made an earlier version of the published one but my wife said I should delete a FFS expletive after an old timer blocked half a narrow road in the town with a first class piece of illegal parking. I tried to edit it out but ruined the sound sync so it all had to go. Sad


Look into “ducking”. Lowering the volume of a section (i.e. ducking under).
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

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Pro tip: Your fancy new free editing software is likely to have capabilities for seamlessly expunging roadkill incidents.


Yeah...a Pigeon, leisurely strolling across the road. Rolling Eyes I did miss it.

I made an earlier version of the published one but my wife said I should delete a FFS expletive after an old timer blocked half a narrow road in the town with a first class piece of illegal parking. I tried to edit it out but ruined the sound sync so it all had to go. Sad

No doubt it was some inconsiderate fool that thinks he can park anywhere and block whomever just so that he can take that special photo of his classic car.

Don't you just hate people like that?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:41 pm    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

Wait, whoa, what! You sure you didn’t stop at the tipsy pig? That video made me feel drunk, driving on the wrong side of the road. Shame on you Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:06 am    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

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I made an earlier version of the published one but my wife said I should delete a FFS expletive after an old timer blocked half a narrow road in the town with a first class piece of illegal parking. I tried to edit it out but ruined the sound sync so it all had to go. Sad

No doubt it was some inconsiderate fool that thinks he can park anywhere and block whomever just so that he can take that special photo of his classic car.

Don't you just hate people like that?


Yep I usually tell the officials at the local Town Hall when I will be paying a visit and they set up a welcoming committee but this time I just played it off the cuff. Backfired on me that time so I will be writing a stern rebuke to the mayor, I'm sure they will be mortified. Mad

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Wait, whoa, what! You sure you didn’t stop at the tipsy pig? That video made me feel drunk, driving on the wrong side of the road. Shame on you Laughing


It's funny you should feel like that as there is a local saying, "He was so drunk he must have been to Romsey" which is a reference to an ancient charter that gave the local inhabitants of Romsey the right to brew their own beer and sell it from their houses. At one time there were said to be over 80 beer houses in the small market town. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

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That video made me feel drunk, driving on the wrong side of the road. Shame on you Laughing


Just for you Neil I've been out and shot some more video for you this morning. This time I'm mostly driving down the middle of the road so you won't feel queezy. Wink

There are downside to this as you'll see around the 17 minute mark. Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:16 pm    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

What gorgeous scenery! Are those mostly one or two lane roads? There were plenty of areas where it didn't seem possible two vehicles could possibly fit.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:36 pm    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

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What gorgeous scenery! Are those mostly one or two lane roads? There were plenty of areas where it didn't seem possible two vehicles could possibly fit.


Yes most of those roads are single lane...if you've not seen the whole video, fast forward to 17 minutes and you'll see how tight those roads are. They were originally unmade cart tracks. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

Between those skinny roads and blind corners you are a brave man, is it harder to navigate with your car being LHD? I can see it being easier to get as close to the side of the road as possible, but I’d be scared not knowing how close the other cars are to you on the right hand side when passing.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

Delightful! Harrowing! Cautionary!
Could only relax because I knew you had made it home to post it.

Thanks John!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:19 am    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

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Between those skinny roads and blind corners you are a brave man, is it harder to navigate with your car being LHD? I can see it being easier to get as close to the side of the road as possible, but I’d be scared not knowing how close the other cars are to you on the right hand side when passing.


I've never found it a problem driving a LHD car in the UK. You often see questions in the UK about how easy is it to convert an import to RHD. The correct answer is it's a lot easier to drive a LHD than convert one. Laughing

Those rural roads are fun to drive as long as you don't go mad. When I was a youngster I used to drive those roads on "twelve car rallies" at night and we did go mad...70mph down those single track roads in the dark feels like 100. Shocked Laughing When you're a kid you feel indestructible. Rolling Eyes


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Delightful! Harrowing! Cautionary!
Could only relax because I knew you had made it home to post it.

Thanks John!


It's all about what you're used to Michael. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:05 am    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

I have driven those roads a number of times (clearly not as often as you) and can’t imagine ever getting used to someone coming around the corner at a clip and me with nowhere to hide.

That said, those roads must be wider than I realized as I did not think it would have been possible for those vehicles to get by you on them. Particularly where you seem to have no turn out room at all.

Imagine the nasty scrape you almost caused along their costly vehicle.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:39 am    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

Haha...yep that truck looked quite new...good job I was driving an old one and fortunate the Ambulance wasn't on an emergency call. These single track roads always have passing points so it's down to the vehicle facing uphill to back down to the nearest passing point...when on the flat I think size counts. Wink

Next request for the Ghia travelogue...The New Forest or Winchester, the old capital of England. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:43 pm    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

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Haha...yep that truck looked quite new...good job I was driving an old one and fortunate the Ambulance wasn't on an emergency call. These single track roads always have passing points so it's down to the vehicle facing uphill to back down to the nearest passing point...when on the flat I think size counts. Wink

Next request for the Ghia travelogue...The New Forest or Winchester, the old capital of England. Smile

I'd like to request a video of you driving around the Magic Forest of Hogwarts, but I'd settle for a trip down Diagon Alley, and a stop at The Leaky Cauldron.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:23 pm    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

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Haha...yep that truck looked quite new...good job I was driving an old one and fortunate the Ambulance wasn't on an emergency call. These single track roads always have passing points so it's down to the vehicle facing uphill to back down to the nearest passing point...when on the flat I think size counts. Wink

Next request for the Ghia travelogue...The New Forest or Winchester, the old capital of England. Smile


Didn’t see there was a poll in this response. Winchester would be my druthers, thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:13 am    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

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Haha...yep that truck looked quite new...good job I was driving an old one and fortunate the Ambulance wasn't on an emergency call. These single track roads always have passing points so it's down to the vehicle facing uphill to back down to the nearest passing point...when on the flat I think size counts. Wink

Next request for the Ghia travelogue...The New Forest or Winchester, the old capital of England. Smile

I'd like to request a video of you driving around the Magic Forest of Hogwarts, but I'd settle for a trip down Diagon Alley, and a stop at The Leaky Cauldron.


It may come as a bit of a surprise to you but I had to Google your request. After extensive research I found the nearest portal is for pedestrian transference only so sadly I've had to strike your suggestion from the list. Sad

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Didn’t see there was a poll in this response. Winchester would be my druthers, thanks!


Yes I favour Winchester, I haven't driven the Ghia around there since Mike Gregory added one of my pictures to the front cover of his parts catalog.

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Weather's looking good for next week and it's only 10 miles. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:38 am    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

Went and shot some video of a tour around old Winchester this morning. The place is quite busy and riddled with plastic cars but I manages to exclude most of them in my pictures. Still working on the video...but that later.

A few pictures anyway.

The Bishop's house.
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The house in College Street where Jane Austin "popped her clogs"
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A furtive sneak around the back of Winchester Cathedral where I did my usual, "Yes it's a 1958 Ferrari 250GT Zagato"
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...and a stop on leaving the Cathedral Close to reprise a picture I took 12 years ago.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:16 pm    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

Superb photos as usual, John!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

I think I made the right choice!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:55 pm    Post subject: Re: John Moxon's Lowlight from 1958 Reply with quote

After watching your video I no longer wonder why 36hp is just fine for you Shocked Shocked Shocked
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